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Compare the Market is giving customers 2-for-1 meals for a year

por Remona Faust (2021-02-17)

Compare the Market has launched a new discount scheme giving customers 2-for-1 meals at wide-range of restaurants across the country - and it can be bagged for a few quid.

Named 'Meerkats Meals,' it is available to anyone buying an eligible product through the website such as a travel insurance policy, a new credit card or loan, or switching energy provider.

It will work alongside the existing 2-for-1 movie deal from the comparison website, so customers can also benefit from discount cinema tickets and dining.

Pizza Hut, Zizzi, Strada and Ask Italian are all included in the 2-for-1 discount deal

There are thousands of restaurants signed up to the scheme including big brands such as Pizza Hut, Zizzi, Strada and Ask Italian.

The discount is available from Sunday to Thursday on starters, mains and desserts and the cheapest dish will be free, for a maximum of six people.

In order to benefit, you need to buy one of the following insurance products; motor (car, motorcycle, and van), home, travel, landlord, life or pet. 

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If you switch energy, TV, phone or broadband through the site, or get approved for a new credit card or loan you'll also be eligible for the discount scheme.

It launched on 16 July and if you're an existing member of the website's film discount scheme you'll automatically now have the meal discount too.

If not and you buy any of the qualifying products you'll have immediate access to both schemes.

Compare the Market has teamed up with Tastecard for the latest deal, which if you were buying a year's pass would cost you £79.99, although the card is frequently on offer.

Meerkats: It's available for anyone buying an eligible product through the comparison website

Julie Daniels, director of customer rewards and partnership at Compare the Market, said: 'The launch of Meerkat Meals could save customers hundreds of pounds over the year through the 2-for-1 scheme and bring thousands of people back to restaurants on a more regular basis.

'Our whole business is centred around saving people time and money and the launch of Meerkat Meals will help us support our customers even more, providing them with the opportunity to spend their free time eating out with friends and family.'

How to get the cinema and restaurant discount for £3 

Any customer who buys an eligible item through the comparison website becomes a member of the discount scheme, named after the animals used in its advertising campaigns. 

One of the cheapest products is single-trip travel insurance and the cheapest policy This is Money found was £3. 

However, the only benefit of buying a policy based on price is being able to join a scheme such as this - and it may not provide adequate cover for you.

If you're looking for a new financial service, a comparison website is a quick and easy way to scan lots of different companies quickly.

Each of the main four comparison websites include different companies and offers so to make sure you're getting the best deal possible, it's worth checking a few of them before you buy.

The new discount scheme from Compare the Market launched this week and there are similar products on offer from different sites.

Go Compare gives its customers a 'Dine' membership, worth £49.99, if they buy car, home, bike, van, or pet insurance through the website.

It's a year-long pass and gives members deals including 2-for-1, 25 per cent off their food bill with drinks included, or 50 per cent of just their food. 

It covers a range of different restaurants including high-street names such as Bella Italia, Loch Fyne and Café Rouge.

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