Top Tips | Takeaway Savings

Top Tips | Takeaway Savings

When you’re a student, it’s really easy to stuff the cooking and order in takeaway- particularly if you find yourself in a kitchen with no clue how to navigate your way round it. Takeaways can be expensive, especially if it’s a regular thing. However, if you do get the urge, here are some useful tips to try to keep the cost low.

Split the bill

Chinese for one might sound like a good idea, but if your mates want in, why not consider splitting the bill? You could end up with a lot more for your money and it’s a great way to have a wider variety of dishes in your meal too – bonus!

Replace take-away with home cooked 

If there’s a particular cuisine you crave time and time again, then no doubt your desire for it is burning a hole in your pocket. Why not turn your hand to cooking and recreate your favourite dishes. Sure, it might take a few attempts to perfect it, but just think, you’d have it on tap for whenever the craving arises. Homemade pizza is a personal fave- just think of the topping combos!

Shop around 

Sometimes shopping around can save you money. You could easily save a few pounds just by switching up where you order from. Sites like Just Eat and Deliveroo often offer discounts or free delivery, meaning you can enjoy your favourite restaurant delicacies in the comfort of your own home for less. Anyone for Wagamamas?

Collection brings price down

Pizza houses are just one takeaway joint known for offering deals for the collection of your food which is worth looking out for as many of the independent delivery services like Uber Eats charge a delivery fee, some as much as £3.50. Before you click to make an order online, it’s worth checking if you can pay a lot less for swinging by and collecting the food yourself. While it can seem like a lot of hassle, you could save a few pounds!

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