Takeaways are a student staple, especially so for those of us who don’t like to cook, or just can’t cook. But regular takeaways can take their toll on your health and the health of your wallet. If you’re a big fan of takeaways, read on for our top tips to save money on takeaways.

 

Collect your takeaway

 

This is a great way to save a few extra pounds every time you order a takeaway. If the takeaway isn’t too far away, you can always walk to collect your takeaway. Not only will you save money, but you’ll be getting a bit of exercise in at the same time.

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Try using cashback apps

If you order your takeaways through the likes of JustEat or Deliveroo, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to use cashback apps and websites. By using sites such as TopCashback, you’ll be able to claw back a certain percentage of the cost of your meal.

Order direct!

 

May takeaway websites such as deliveroo or Just Eat are great when it comes to ease of use and convenience, but did you know that they can also cost you more?

If you choose to order directly from a takeaway, the chances are that it’ll be cheaper. A classic case of cutting out the middleman. You could even pick up the phone and place your order the old fashioned way.

Image of cartoon french fries on article about saving money on your takeaway
Image of piggy bank with coin on article about saving money on takeaways

Bulk Buy

If you like a lot of takeaways, bulk ordering could be for you. Think about it, you’ll save yourself a fortune in delivery fees. You might also qualify for deals and offers. When bulk buying food to eat at a later date, make sure you store and reheat it correctly so you don’t get sick!

Make your own!

 

Yeah, it might not be as good, and is a bit naff, but making your own ‘takeaway’ will save you a load of money. You might even enjoy it, especially if you invite some mates over or cook with housemates.

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These are some ways to get a cheap takeaway whilst at uni

 

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