Too Good To Go - Reduce Food Waste & Get Cheap MealsDisclosure: This post may contain affiliate links
Fancy gettng your hands on some cheap food? All that yummy, perfectly edible food that stores and restaurants have to throw out at the end of the day can be yours for a quarter of the price, with the use of Food Waste Apps.
1.9 million tonnes of food each year is wasted in the UK, it has a harmful effect on the environment and is responsible for 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions! You can become a food waste warrior, save money and help the environment .
What is a Food Waste App?
Food Waste Apps are a great way to fight food waste, for food outlets to make some profit from food they would have otherwise had to throw away, and a fantastic way to reduce food waste and get you cost price food in return.
TIP: Restaurant pick ups tend to be later in the evening when they would be closing, usually around 9pm and you'll get better value/more for your money at local businesses rather than chains.
What Food Will I Get?
You won’t know exactly what you will get until you pick it up at the restaurant. There's Cafes, coffee shops, bakery's, juice bars and restaurants on the app so you can narrow it down slightly, but it will depend on what they have left over at the end of the day.
An example I used this week was for Costa Coffee. I paid £3 for a £10 voucher, which I was told to use between 6:30-7:30pm at my local store. I was allowed to pick £10 worth of items that they had left over - I had a sandwich, salad bowl and a blueberry muffin, which came to just over £10 (but they were fine).
What Areas Does the App Cover
The whole of the UK with London leading the way for this app right now. You're much more likely to find a larger amount of food outlets in larger cities, rather than rural areas at the moment, but as the concept is gaining traction, many more local restaurants and cafes have started signing up to the platform and it's predicted to get HUGE by the end of the year.
How To Use A Food Waste App
Pay for vouchers via PayPal or debit card on your account
Present your receipt on the app to the store
Collect and eat your delicious food
It's no secret that buying food and groceries has got really expensive over the last few years - most of my spare weekly budget goes on topping up on the already expensive food shop I do - So I'm always on the look out for ways to save a few £££s and when you combine the savings with the environmental factor, you have to agree this is a fantastic concept. I for one hope it hits off!
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As always, if you know of any other great Food Waste Apps, please let us know in the comments below...