How You Can Eat For Free At Restaurants

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Enjoying a nice dinner at a restaurant can take a good chunk of money out of your pocket. The beauty that comes along with eating out of your home, includes you not having to deal with the dishes afterwards and of course you get to enjoy your favourite meal cooked by a professional. The bill that you have to pay still makes things a little less exciting though. We would all like to enjoy a nice meal without having to deal with the expenses it brings along.

Ever wondered how to bag yourself a free meal? That is exactly why I’ve collaborated with to bring you these tips that can help you enjoy your favourite food on a restaurant for a beautiful price of FREE.


Mystery Shopping
You can become a mystery shopper who reviews nearby restaurants and bars for their food quality and service, while enjoying what these outlets offer at no expense to yourself. Many experienced mystery shoppers even get paid for their reviews. You can look for a mystery shopping opportunity at Gapbuster or MarketForce. There’s also a chance you could end up reviewing famous names like McDonalds, Strada, Pizza Hut, Nandos, Zizzi and many others. You can check if the company you’re looking to work for is registered with the Mystery Shopping Providers Association at their website.

Social Media Promotions
You can ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ your favourite food chains and brands on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, to keep an eye on various discount offers and promotional deals. You would only need to open a free account on one of these social media websites to get started. You can add your favourite food brands page as ‘See First’ so their posts stay at the top of your news feed, which means you won’t miss any news, updates or offers. Websites such as are a great tool for keeping an eye on such things like free meals and free food offers.

Kids Eat Free Offers
Many food chains and restaurants attract parents by offering free meals for their kids along with the ordered food for adults. Such offers are usually available at the weekends when there is generally more competition between various food outlets because of people looking for places to eat out.

Enjoy Free Birthday Meals
Many restaurants offer a free meal and in some cases, a birthday cake on their regulars’ birthday. You just have to prove that it’s your birthday to claim the free meal or birthday cake. You may be asked for your ID for proof because otherwise a lot of people would start taking advantage of offers like this, by celebrating their birthdays every other week. I’ve took advantage of an offer like this on my birthday in the past as a restaurant used to send me a voucher every year on my birthday.

Restaurant Tastings
Free tastings are sometimes organised when a new restaurant or bar is opened in your area. You can use Twitter to look out for events such as these your surroundings, by using the search function for words such as ‘food tasting’ ‘free tasting’ or ‘wine tasting’. You can also filter all the search results by clicking on ‘near you’ to narrow it down to your own location.

Attend Local Events e.g. Food Festivals
You wouldn’t find such offers coming from restaurants but you can look out for any local events and gatherings that offer free food, food tastings, etc. Many networking seminars and lectures also offer free wine to attendees.


Will you be trying out any of these tips? Have you tried any of them before? Let me know in the comments!

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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I'm a freelance blogger and Teaching Assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!

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