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M&S Dine in for £12 is back (starter, main, dessert and beverage)
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M&S Dine in for £12 is back (starter, main, dessert and beverage)

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Posted 23rd Jan 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Enjoy a cosy night in with a main, side, dessert and a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic alternative, all for £12. Choose from delicious rotisserie chicken, fish pie, and mushroom stroganoff, followed by decadent profiterole stacks and Dutch apple tarts, plus lots more in store now.

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Cremoso9923/01/2019 23:52

Didn't it used to be £10?Thought inflation had gone down.



Someone doesn't quite understand inflation...
Wish it was back at £10
Tryp24/01/2019 08:02

No wonder your relationship is struggling



If you feel the need to go out every weekend and spend £35 on a meal then it says more about your relationship than mine. My wife and I cook meals together as it goes
Edited by: "Laurie_Ballard" 24th Jan 2019
Cremoso992 h, 0 m ago

Didn't it used to be £10?Thought inflation had gone down.


Yes, but deflation has gone up.
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Wish it was back at £10
How long has it been £12?
Any idea what the wines are, it looks though, don't mind paying £12 if the wine is ok
Didn't it used to be £10?

Thought inflation had gone down.
Not as good as the £10 offering.. better that the imminent £20 Valentine’s Day deal - but that does come with bubbles.

I used to think South Africa did awful wine because of this meal deal - only corrected when I went to franschoek (swoon)
Cremoso9923/01/2019 23:52

Didn't it used to be £10?Thought inflation had gone down.



Someone doesn't quite understand inflation...
Cremoso992 h, 0 m ago

Didn't it used to be £10?Thought inflation had gone down.


Yes, but deflation has gone up.
old_mikefield24/01/2019 00:34

Someone doesn't quite understand inflation...


Yes but the price here has gone up 20% which is well above the inflation rate.

It should have only gone up 21p from this time last year!
Edited by: "Cremoso99" 24th Jan 2019
I guess if you compare it to a meal out it’s still a good deal. I rarely eat out anymore as it seems to be the best part of £35 upwards for two mains and two drinks in most restaurants. That’s 50% of our weekly shopping bill for one meal. I recall going out most weekends for a meal but we now do it once a month, no wonder restaurant chains are struggling.
Edited by: "Laurie_Ballard" 24th Jan 2019
Laurie_Ballard24/01/2019 06:13

I guess if you compare it to a meal out it’s still a good deal. I rarely e …I guess if you compare it to a meal out it’s still a good deal. I rarely eat out anymore as it seems to be the best part of £35 upwards for two mains and two drinks in most restaurants. That’s 50% of our weekly shopping bill for one meal. I recall going out most weekends for a meal but we now do it once a month, no wonder restaurant chains are struggling.



No wonder your relationship is struggling
Tryp24/01/2019 08:02

No wonder your relationship is struggling



If you feel the need to go out every weekend and spend £35 on a meal then it says more about your relationship than mine. My wife and I cook meals together as it goes
Edited by: "Laurie_Ballard" 24th Jan 2019
It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of wine.
Laurie_Ballard24/01/2019 08:05

If you feel the need to go out every weekend and spend £35 on a meal then …If you feel the need to go out every weekend and spend £35 on a meal then it says more about your relationship than mine. My wife and I cook meals together as it goes


It does, I'm not agonising over having a nice night out or really exciting the wife by demonstrating how much money I've saved.
Laurie_Ballard24/01/2019 06:13

I guess if you compare it to a meal out it’s still a good deal. I rarely e …I guess if you compare it to a meal out it’s still a good deal. I rarely eat out anymore as it seems to be the best part of £35 upwards for two mains and two drinks in most restaurants. That’s 50% of our weekly shopping bill for one meal. I recall going out most weekends for a meal but we now do it once a month, no wonder restaurant chains are struggling.


Just curious have you got kids? I spend £35 a week on food shopping for me, wife and two children.
itchyone24/01/2019 08:34

Just curious have you got kids? I spend £35 a week on food shopping for …Just curious have you got kids? I spend £35 a week on food shopping for me, wife and two children.



Nope no kids. We spend maybe £300pm on food shopping but we rarely go out for meals, it’s a waste of money considering what eating out now costs. Special occasions sure but I don’t see the need to be a sheep who eats out once a week and then complains they struggle financially.
I appreciate the vegan option, but 1 non-meat option out of 9 is a bit stingy
Walrus_Man38 m ago

It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of w …It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of wine.


I have to agree here. The food is decent but all the wines they offer on this deal are awful
Tryp48 m ago

It does, I'm not agonising over having a nice night out or really exciting …It does, I'm not agonising over having a nice night out or really exciting the wife by demonstrating how much money I've saved.


Wow! That's pathetic.
Tryp24/01/2019 08:02

No wonder your relationship is struggling


Someone clearly gets all their partners with their glowing personality and HILarious jokes!
Laurie_Ballard45 m ago

Nope no kids. We spend maybe £300pm on food shopping but we rarely go out …Nope no kids. We spend maybe £300pm on food shopping but we rarely go out for meals, it’s a waste of money considering what eating out now costs. Special occasions sure but I don’t see the need to be a sheep who eats out once a week and then complains they struggle financially.


Agree. I enjoy cooking and even though I say so myself I'm good! I prefer to spend the money on good, unusual ingredients and prepare my own rather than pay for a mediocre meal. These M&S deals are handy for a quick meal and reasonably priced for ready preoared food.
20% Price increae and the same old food, this used to be a borderline good deal. £12 pass thanks
To me a night out is more than just the food, we enjoy going out, there have been times when we could only manage it once a month but now it is a bit more often. You are not just paying for the food but for the running costs of the place you visit, I am lucky there are a few nice places around here which are not too expensive. I hate cooking so a night out is a treat :).

The quality of the £6 deal food is not as good as this deal but it is still good but at the moment the wine is the thing that swings it for me, there used to be a good bit of choice but now it seems to only be the one which gives me migraines. I don't mind spending £2 more it has been £10 for as long as I remember so accept that prices go up.
I thought they stopped doing this completely, not long after they raised the price to £12? I guess they've brought it back?
itchyone24/01/2019 08:34

Just curious have you got kids? I spend £35 a week on food shopping for …Just curious have you got kids? I spend £35 a week on food shopping for me, wife and two children.



Hi that's good for 2 adults and 2 kids,can I ask what supermarket you use for your main shop?
Edited by: "phantom1973" 24th Jan 2019
Walrus_Man3 h, 38 m ago

It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of w …It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of wine.



The items in the £6 deal are very different, things like Cottage Pie are much cheaper to start with. The mains and desserts in this deal are more expensive options.
Some quick scanning of inflation data for UK puts the average rate over the past 10 years at 2.3% annually. There's an MSE post about Dine in for £10 from 2008, so it's been going since at least then. 11 years later, at 2.3% annualised, you'd expect this to cost £10 x 1.023^11 = £12.84. So, in fairness, this is effectively more affordable than it was when it was introduced. But obviously it seems more expensive cos it's suddenly jumped from £10 to £12. Still, a decent amount of fair quality food and a bottle of wine for £12 is pretty good value imo.
Same rubbish for £2 More,how does this get so much heat
Walrus_Man3 h, 51 m ago

It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of w …It was £6 without the wine last time, so paying £6 for a crap bottle of wine.


Don't think the food is worth £6 either
phantom197324/01/2019 11:14

Hi that's good for 2 adults and 2 kids,can I ask what supermarket you use …Hi that's good for 2 adults and 2 kids,can I ask what supermarket you use for your main shop?


Hey.

Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through the letterbox occasionally as it did last week.

itchyone24/01/2019 12:23

Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through t …Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through the letterbox occasionally as it did last week.



Cheers,have been meaning to go to Aldi it's just a little out of my way being a non driver,do you find them similar to Lidl or are they much better quality?
phantom197324/01/2019 13:01

Cheers,have been meaning to go to Aldi it's just a little out of my way …Cheers,have been meaning to go to Aldi it's just a little out of my way being a non driver,do you find them similar to Lidl or are they much better quality?


I don't drive nor does the wife, but I'm lucky there's an aldi in short walking distance. They're pretty much the same I find in terms of price with some variations here and there.
itchyone24/01/2019 12:23

Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through t …Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through the letterbox occasionally as it did last week.



I tried Aldi once but I found they only had about 70% of what I wanted, they checkout was about the size of a postage stamp and the lady launched the shopping at me like I was trying to catch a football
ShortyRees4 h, 35 m ago

Someone clearly gets all their partners with their glowing personality and …Someone clearly gets all their partners with their glowing personality and HILarious jokes!


Someone clearly hasn't recovered from that slip this morning.

Edit: Hold on, are you the wife?
Edited by: "Tryp" 24th Jan 2019
Laurie_Ballard38 m ago

I tried Aldi once but I found they only had about 70% of what I wanted, …I tried Aldi once but I found they only had about 70% of what I wanted, they checkout was about the size of a postage stamp and the lady launched the shopping at me like I was trying to catch a football


I despise the checkout experience at Lidl and Aldi. Sometimes you get a helpful assistant, but most times the products are launched at you with disdain - even to the point of them pushing the products onto the floor because I cannot clear it fast enough.

Having said that, I still shop at Aldi because I find their products better that most of the main supermarkets and, on balance, better than Lidl.

Or local Lidl has moved to self checkout, which is a much better experience. Might even convince me to shop there instead.
itchyone1 h, 22 m ago

I don't drive nor does the wife, but I'm lucky there's an aldi in short …I don't drive nor does the wife, but I'm lucky there's an aldi in short walking distance. They're pretty much the same I find in terms of price with some variations here and there.



Ok thanks I shall cycle over and have a look
Laurie_Ballard24/01/2019 13:43

I tried Aldi once but I found they only had about 70% of what I wanted, …I tried Aldi once but I found they only had about 70% of what I wanted, they checkout was about the size of a postage stamp and the lady launched the shopping at me like I was trying to catch a football


Haha yes, they keep prices low and wages high by (amongst other things) saving on having less staff in store and those staff that are in store being as productive as possible. If you're used to the bigger supermarket till experience where they'll casually sit down and slowly scan at the customers pace as the customer packs at the till, you'll be in for a shock. The area at the end of the till in the discounters is tiny for a reason, they want to encourage customers to pack at the area set aside along the windows so it means they can scan and serve as quickly as possible and get through queues as quickly as possible, closing tills when not needed and back to shop floor to put stock out.

You adapt to it and appreciate it when you're actually stood there behind people waiting, rather than wait for the customer in front of you to pack, they'll put everything in their trolley and pack after they've paid.

Their range is obviously smaller than larger supermarkets. Where as Asda etc have maybe 10 different brands of a particular product, discounters normally keep it to 1, but I've found them comparable for the most part. Branded items are very rarely stocked.
itchyone24/01/2019 12:23

Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through t …Hey.Aldi. Will use Lidl instead when their £5 off £30 shop drops through the letterbox occasionally as it did last week.


We shop at ALDI and its great. We rarely spend over £50 for a whole trolley of fresh food but do have to top up some things from Tesco or Morrisons.

We have 2 kids and we spend £300 pm on food though even though we do most of the shopping at ALDI. Amazed you can do it on half of that.
CannonPark24/01/2019 15:01

We shop at ALDI and its great. We rarely spend over £50 for a whole … We shop at ALDI and its great. We rarely spend over £50 for a whole trolley of fresh food but do have to top up some things from Tesco or Morrisons. We have 2 kids and we spend £300 pm on food though even though we do most of the shopping at ALDI. Amazed you can do it on half of that.


I find that minimising fresh food helps, choosing frozen where possible or tins etc. Fresh doesn't have a long shelf life so goes off quickly creating the need to shop more. Meals are preplanned for the week with us and we do different dishes every day and switch things up weekly so the kids discover new foods and don't get fussy by having the same thing over and over, though we do have a pizza night and a homemade curry night. Where necessary we precook and freeze for use as needed. If you plan well its quite easy to eat on a budget. Another tip is never go food shopping when you're hungry, take a list and stick to it (that's difficult with the bigger supermarkets due to their various promotions resulting in impulse purchases)
Edited by: "itchyone" 24th Jan 2019
itchyone20 m ago

I find that minimising fresh food helps, choosing frozen where possible or …I find that minimising fresh food helps, choosing frozen where possible or tins etc. Fresh doesn't have a long shelf life so goes off quickly creating the need to shop more. Meals are preplanned for the week with us and we do different dishes every day and switch things up weekly so the kids discover new foods and don't get fussy by having the same thing over and over, though we do have a pizza night and a homemade curry night. Where necessary we precook and freeze for use as needed. If you plan well its quite easy to eat on a budget. Another tip is never go food shopping when you're hungry, take a list and stick to it (that's difficult with the bigger supermarkets due to their various promotions resulting in impulse purchases)


I completely Agee with you planning and making a list is the only way to shop when you are on a budget.
Tryp24/01/2019 08:02

No wonder your relationship is struggling



Tryp
You are a very rude boy!
I don't know if you are employed or have family wealth to provide for you.
But, if you are supported by a Trade Union
(only powerful in service industries after they demolished industry)
Or if you have a job funded by other people e.g. local trades (brickies etc.),government workers or bank etc., please remember:
No job lasts more than 10 years.
Please engage your brain before opening your mouth.
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