Food is one of my favourite things in life and makes an occurrence on Being Ashleigh every now and then. Therefore, it was to no surprise that when the guys at tastecard got in touch to ask if I would be up for a challenge; I couldn't help but get involved.
A tastecard is a card that you can sign up to to receive huge discounts and offers in over 6,500 restaurants in the UK. I had heard about it before from friends and family but had never looked into it. However, now I have one, I can safely say that it's a wonderful piece of plastic to add to your purse or wallet. You can trial out a tastecard for three months for just £1 and can cancel it thereafter or continue your membership for just £79 for a year. This sounds like a lot but when you consider how much money you will save every time you use the card; it's actually so worth investing in one.
I was gifted a tastecard and some credit to use and was challenged to use the card a few times within 24 hours to see what I could get for my money. Baring in mind, I had a set budget and this was for two people; I managed to get two separate meals (4 in total, 2 per person) for £50.
Firstly, we decided to dine inside a restaurant. To find out what restaurants participate in the scheme, we entered a postcode into the website's restaurant finder and came across an American restaurant called Brook's Diner in London.
That afternoon, we drove over there and ordered a burger and fries each. When we arrived, we informed the waiter about the tastecard so there was no complications with the bill at the end and we ended up getting 50% off our final bill!
The second meal we got was a home delivery. We found out that Papa Johns are affiliated with tastecard and offer 2 for 1 on pizzas. AMAZING! It just seemed like it was meant to be as I inevitably have a Papa John's around the corner from me. Convenient!
All we had to do was click through to Papa Johns from the tastecard website's and then enter the long number on my tastecard when placing my order. There was no complications and our food arrived within 25 minutes. No questions asked.
A lot more restaurants are affiliated with tastecard than we initially realised so now we always make sure to look out for restaurants in the area we are in that are signed up so we can save a bit of money on lunches and dinners out.
Overall, it was a smooth and easy ride and I would definitely recommend tastecard to anyone who loves food and dining out as much as me! Even if you just sign up to the three month trial for £1; you can't go wrong.
Disclaimer: In collaboration with tastecard who gifted me the card and some credit to use. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.