Martin Lewis urges Brits to buy £1 packet of crisps to save money on takeaways

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Financial expert Martin Lewis has encouraged shoppers to head to the supermarket and pick up a £1 packet of crisps to save money.

The Money Saving Expert explained his reasoning on the Martin Lewis Money show on ITV which aired this week.

Martin explained that buying the cheap snack could save you money on your next restaurant date, reports the Express.

Apparently, shoppers can get £5 off a number of restaurants and takeaways by picking up a pack of crisps – score!

Martin explained: “If you buy a £1 bag of these Walkers Taste Icons crisps, then there's a QR code on the back that you can go online and it gives you £5 off when you spend £20 or more at local restaurants and takeaways.

“You can redeem on food or soft drinks so it's a good way to support your local food emporium.”

The brand new crisps have flavours inspired by UK restaurant favourites including madras curry, Thai green curry, fish and chips and even chicken burrito.

So, we’re dying to try them out anyway.

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As a sweet bonus the packets give you a discount at a whopping 3,000 restaurants – so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

And, they’re not all chains either as plenty of independent foodie hot spots have signed up to the deal.

Everything from Greek food to Lebanese, American BBQ, Italian and Chinese can be found on the Walkers website – just head here to look at what’s included in your area.

Walkers created the discount as a way to give back and support local eateries which have plowed on throughout the pandemic to feed hungry diners.

Katherine Cook from Walkers said: “Over the past 18 months, we have seen that, no matter what, local restaurants have been there for us as a nation.

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“This year, Walkers is supporting and celebrating local restaurants by re-creating the flavours of the delicious dishes of four, much-loved local restaurants on our crisps and telling their iconic stories on our packs.

“We have also enlisted thousands of restaurants across the nation to participate in the offer to drive footfall to local restaurants (within five miles of every diner).

“At Walkers, we are proud to be able to give back to local businesses.”

To claim the handy discount, shoppers need to buy a pack, go select a participating local restaurant near them.

Shoppers will then receive a QR code which you can enjoy at a local restaurant.

However, be warned, the promotion is only on until February 15, 2022.

And, you can’t apply the discount to alcohol – food and soft drinks only. Enjoy!

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