This Reader Scores Deep Discounts on Meals & Cuts Down on Food Waste w/ This FREE App
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This reader scores food at a discount using a special app that’s FREE to use!
Did you know that some restaurants offer their surplus food at a discount to help reduce food waste? It’s true! To snag these deals, this week’s Happy Friday reader, Sarah, uses a special app on her phone.
If you’d like to save money on meals this week, here’s how Sarah does it!
“One of my favorite apps is Too Good To Go. It is designed to cut down on food waste, so local restaurants sign up to give DEEPLY DISCOUNTED food at the end of a shift, or the morning after for bakeries.
The catch is – they are mystery bags. You do not get to pick the food. But, you can score dinner for $4-$8 usually!”
“Also, this program is not in all areas. Mostly large cities. It could be great to save on vacations in large cities. I live in the Tampa area. The app is also huge in Europe. This app gives you the thrill of the deal AND the thrill of not knowing what you will get and possibly trying something new!”
That’s amazing, Sarah! 🙌
This is such a great money-saving tip and who doesn’t love the fun of opening up a mystery bag?! It’s awesome that not only are you getting a major deal on your meal, but you’re helping to reduce food waste. 🥰
Thank you for telling us about Too Good To Go! I had never heard of this app before. I found a bunch of delicious restaurants in my area participating in the program. Even in a big city, almost all the meals I saw were $8 or less, with many in the $4.99 to $6.99 range!
Something tells me that other Hip readers are going to love using this app too!
Want to download the Too Good To Go app?
If you’re a Hip reader wanting to download the app, it’s totally FREE to use and very easy to navigate!
I searched in several major cities and suburbs across the USA. Many of the restaurants sold bread and bakery products like doughnuts, cupcakes, and bagels. Plus, there are several mom-and-pop restaurants on the app and I saw them offering everything from jerk chicken to wood-fired pizza. I also spotted grocery stores and a few major chain joints like Panera Bread, Jersey Mike’s, Dunkin’, 7-11, Peet’s Coffee, Tiff’s Treats, and Rosati’s Pizza! 🍕
The offers do seem to go fast, so make sure to check the app a little earlier in the day!
Want some ideas on how to reduce food waste and maximize the food you have at home?
From reorganizing your pantry to how to read expiration dates, we have all sorts of small tips that can help you save money and make the most of the food you buy!
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Thanks again, Sarah! ♥️
What an awesome and easy way to get food for cheap! Your advice is sure to help the Hip community save on some tasty grub! We can’t wait to start using the app!
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