Treating yourself to a takeaway meal is something fun to plan to do on the weekend. Staying in, watching netflix and ordering takeaway can be the highlight of your week. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be an expensive night. Ordering takeaway can be less expensive than you think if you do your research. Read on to learn how you can order delicious food without breaking the budget.
Do Your Research There are a heap of takeaway and food delivery services that offer up great deals. From discounts for being a new customer, to discounts for being a loyal customer, all you need to do is do a little research to find the perfect one. If you feel like ordering pizza delivery one night, do your research before you order and find the best deal from any of the mains chains like Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Crust or Eagle Boys. Alternatively, it’s usually cheaper to go pick up whatever you’re ordering, as most companies charge a small delivery fee or have a required minimum spend for delivery. This is usually more than $20 and if you’re ordering for just one it will blow out your budget. Oz bargain and other deals sites also offer up a good overview of current discounts for all types of food.
Order Online Ordering online is the way to go these days. There are so many deals and discounts that are only shared with online customers. This also includes using food order apps like Uber Eats and Menulog. You can’t call to order from those companies or go in store, which is why you need to make sure you’ve got the app or order online. Other big fast food restaurants also have ordering apps with discounts. For example, Domino's have a special offers and food ordering app.
Pizza on Flickr by Annie Pilote
Save Leftovers Most meals that you’ll order are quite big and can be saved for another time. Although it’s tempting to eat it all in one night, if you save half for lunch or dinner the next day, it’s like getting 2 meals for the price of one. The best way to make sure you don’t eat too much is to serve up 1 meal into a bowl and then put the leftovers in the container or box straight in the fridge for another time.