Meerkat Meals - How to get 2-for-1 meals every single week for a year for just £1!
The much-looked-forward-to luxury of eating out (and for many, not having to cook!) just got a whole lot more exciting, with this little life hack allowing restaurant-goers to get 2 for 1 meals at some of the nation’s favourite restaurants.
By purchasing a qualifying product from Compare The Market for as little as £1, you could essentially get a free 3-course meal every single week when eating out with a friend.
Compare The Market’s 2-for-1 meal promotion, Meerkat Meals, runs alongside its popular Meerkat Movies offer, meaning ‘date night’ has never been cheaper! You can claim your 2-for-1 meal at one of your favourite eateries before heading to the cinema to catch the latest Marvel blockbuster, side-splitting comedy or tear-jerking rom-com.
How can I get Meerkat Meals?
To claim your annual 2-for-1 Meerkat Meals code, you’ll need to purchase a qualifying product via the price comparison website, Compare The Market – this is handy for most people, who will use the site to find the cheapest home, car and travel insurance quotes on the market.
As per Compare The Market’s terms and conditions, to qualify for Meerkat Meals you must:
- Buy an insurance policy, such as car insurance, motorcycle insurance, van insurance, contents and/or buildings insurance, pet insurance, life insurance, landlord insurance or travel cover.
- Switch to a new provider with Compare the Market for domestic energy (gas and/or electric), broadband, TV or phone.
- Get a credit card, loan or mobile phone via Compare the Market's website.
If you don’t require any of these products then don’t leave us just yet – there is still a way for you to take advantage of this great offer!
So, how you get Meerkat Meals cheaply? It’s really quite simple!
We’ve crunched the numbers at Bobatoo and found that the cheapest way to get 2 for 1 meals is by purchasing a cheap travel insurance policy – the cheapest qualifying policy we found was just £1.01!
On our test quote with Compare The Market, we requested a travel insurance policy for a 1-night stay in the UK and were offered the following quotes:
- £1.01 – TravelInsurance.co.uk ‘Super Saver’
- £1.01 – Coverwise ‘Standard’
- £1.01 – ERV ‘Lite’
- £1.47 – TravelInsurance.co.uk ‘Saver’
- £1.99 – TravelInsurance.co.uk ‘Economy’
- £2.06 – FlexiCover ‘Economy’
Note: These cheap policies are being recommended for the purpose of claiming the Meerkat Meals promotion only, and not for the level of cover that they offer. If you're looking for travel insurance, we would recommend considering a more comprehensive (and therefore more expensive) policy.
Where can I use Meerkat Meals? Meerkat Meals participating restaurants
You may be wondering, what are the 2 for 1 restaurants near me?
To find out, simply input your location into the Meerkat Meals app – you will be shown a comprehensive list of all the local restaurants which participate in the Meerkat Meals promotion.
Some of the participating Meerkat Meals restaurants include…
- Frankie & Benny’s
- Pizza Hut
- Pizza Express
- Ask Italian
- Bella Italia
- Ed’s Easy Diner
…plus a number of local restaurants – download the app to see where you can save!
Can you use Meerkat Meals for takeaway?
No – unfortunately, Meerkat Meals is not valid on takeaway or click and collect meals.
When can I use Meerkat Meals?
Unlike its sister reward scheme, Meerkat Movies, Meerkat Meals can be used every Sunday through Thursday – the only days on which Meerkat Meals is not valid is Friday and Saturday.
Remember, you can use the promotion alongside Meerkat Movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to make a real night of it!
How to use Meerkat Meals
Once you’ve picked up your cheap travel insurance policy, all you have to do is download the Meerkat Meals app (it’s the same one as the Meerkat Movies app, if you already have that).
From there, simply sign in using the same details used to purchase your policy and you’re good to go – simply show an employee at the participating restaurant your app and enjoy your 2-for-1 discount.
Can you have Meerkat Movies and Meerkat Meals?
Yes – every qualifying purchase from Compare The Market entitles you to take advantage of both Compare The Market rewards.
You have one code per week for each promotion, so you can get free cinema tickets and a free meal once every week for a whole year - that's a lot of money saved!
Compare the Market is one of the most popular price comparison websites in the UK. It’s most commonly known for providing a range of insurance quotes for car, home, van, bike, pet and life cover. Any quotes you find have been sourced independently by Compare the Market.
Additionally, if you purchase a qualifying product through Compare the Market, you will be entitled to rewards such as Meerkat Meals and Meerkat Movies for one year, where you can enjoy 2-for-1 on a meal or movie of your choice!*
*Qualifying purchases. Participating restaurants/cinemas. Cheapest free. 1 membership per 12 months. T&Cs apply. Meerkat Meals: 2 for 1 on selected food. A la carte only. Sun-Thurs. Max 6 people. Exc certain days & kid’s meals. App only. Meerkat Movies: Tues or Weds. 2 standard tickets only. Please note your claim may take up to 48 hours to validate. https://www.comparethemarket.com/information/rewards-terms/