Shopping for food and drink often feels like a chore, especially when you’re stuck in a checkout queue after a hard day at work. At Christmas, your shopping list gets longer and so do the queues.  it can get boring and dampen the Crimbo spirits. That’s why more and more of us are doing all our food shopping online. Nothing beats the ease and convenience of choosing groceries from the comfort of your sofa.

The best part of shopping online is that you can save even more than you would in-store, especially on Black Friday. Many food and drink retailers offer online-only deals during the sale period, slashing their prices on everything from steaks to Sauvignon Blanc. When you shop Black Friday food and drink with Quidco you’ll increase your savings further, as you can earn cashback on every purchase.

To get the most out of those food and drink deals, just follow these useful tips:

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Bag a Bargain on Festive Tipples

No matter how much or little you drink, Christmas tends to be the time when you’ll indulge a bit more than usual. Even if you’re not a drinker  a nice bottle of something can be the perfect gift for a friend or relative.

Plan ahead by getting your Christmas drinks in on Black Friday. You’ll save a huge amount by buying in bulk and you’ll have a lot more choice. Dedicated drink retailers carry a more carefully-curated selection than your average supermarket. Take the chance to source something a bit more special for all those parties to come. When you add cashback to sale prices, you could end up paying the same for a fine whiskey as you would for sub-par vodka from the off-licence.

Find Luxury Christmas Chocolate for Less

Ever wanted to buy a present for someone but don’t have a clue where to start looking? As conventional wisdom goes, you can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates. There are very few of us who wouldn’t be delighted by the gesture. Make your gift a little more special by choosing a box of truffles from Hotel Chocolat.

The premium chocolatier offers Black Friday deals on selection boxes at a variety of price points. Those deals get even better when you earn cashback with Quidco. Why not pick up one of their chocolatey advent calendars while you’re at it?

Streamline Your Holiday Food Shopping

As a nation, we spend a staggering £1bn extra on groceries at Christmas. Much of that is probably done in dribs and drabs when we find we have a moment or two to spare. When you do your shopping last-minute, or bit by bit, you often end up paying more because you’re not spending the time looking for the best deals.

Fix that this year by shopping for a Christmas hamper on Black Friday. A Christmas hamper is basically a mixed bag of Christmas necessities and goodies, including both food a drink. It’s a good way of getting a lot of essentials all in at at once. Not to mention, you’ll be paying significantly less when you buy during the big sale.

Hampers also make great indulgent gifts for clients, colleagues and family friends. If you work in an office, they can also be the perfect Christmas gift for your hard working employees. Pick out your favourite hamper from Fortnum & Mason in advance, then come back when the sale starts to complete your order and earn some cashback on top.

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Dine Out for Less During the Party Season

You might think that dinners out are the one thing it’s impossible to find Black Friday deals on. Not true! Flash sale marketplace Groupon offers limited-time money-off vouchers for a whole host of bars and restaurants in your area.

As a Quidco member, you also have the chance to earn cashback. Groupon discounts become even deeper on Black Friday. This is great news at a time of year when we’re planning lots of get-togethers with family, friends and coworkers.

Before Black Friday arrives, make a quick list of events you want to organise and think about the tastes and dietary requirements of your attendees. That way, once the sale starts you’ll be well-positioned to browse through all the offers quickly and get as many in your basket as possible before they’re all gone.

De-stress With Help From a Meal-Kit Company

On a busy evening, it’s often tempting to forget the cooking and reach for the chicken nuggets instead. We’re even more likely to do so during the manic pre-Christmas period. But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel guilty for skipping out on all those much-needed vitamins and minerals. Luckily, meal-kit companies have now arrived on the scene.

These companies offer a subscription box service: they deliver fresh ingredients to your door, along with a quick, easy and healthy recipe. The ingredients are provided in exactly the right quantities, so there’s no waste. You can choose how many meals you want per week, as well as how many portions. If you’re thinking of trying out a meal-kit service, Black Friday is the perfect time to start. Companies like HelloFresh are getting in on the sale this year, allowing you to start your subscription for an amazingly low price, made even better with cashback.

Check out here for more info and cashback offers on this year’s food and drink deals.