Cutting down on food waste is so important, and if you are on a mission to save money and cut down on food waste then you will love the app Too Good To Go. Good To Go allows restaurants, cafes and supermarkets to sell of their food that would normally go to waste for a dramatically reduced price. Previously I have shared what comes inside of a Morrisons Too Good To Go Magic Bag, but what do you get in a Costa Too Good To Go Magic Bag?
WHAT IS TOO GOOD TO GO?
Food waste is a massive problem in the UK. Not only is there a lot of food wasted from farm to table, but there are also extra resources that go to waste, like water and labour. Did you know that 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions comes from wasted food?
Too Good To Go have teamed up with restaurants, stores and supermarkets so that perfectly edible food isn’t just thrown out at the end of the day. A restaurant or supermarket can let Too Good To Go know how many Magic Bags they have available, and then you can purchase one for a big discount.
You won’t know what you will get until you collect it but it could be anything from bakery items to fruit and vegetables. There are even world buffet restaurants using the app, so there is a lot of choice.
Since you can’t control what you get in your Magic Bag, it won’t be suitable for all dietary needs.
IS THE FOOD STILL GOOD TO EAT?
We all know that some sell by dates are rubbish – an apple or potato doesn’t know to go off at the stroke of midnight on the date on the packet. They can sometimes last days and weeks after the date on the packet.
You won’t be receiving moludy or gross food at all.
How much is a Too Good To Go Magic Bag?
The price for a Too Good To Go Magic Bag varies between establishments.
For example, a Costa Too Good To Go Magic Bag costs £3 and has a value of at least £10.
An Auntie Anne’s Magic Bag costs £3.59 and must have a value of at least £10.
The Cambridge Cheese Company’s Magic Bag costs £4.99 and has a value of at least £15
No matter which Magic Bag you choose, you will be making a great saving if you and your family eat all the food provided.
You can pay via Paypal or credit/debit card, and you pay on the app before collecting your food.
How to save 8.5% at Costa
Download the app JamDoughnut and enter code DJ5J.
You will then get 100 points worth £1, and 500 extra points worth £5 when you buy your first gift card.
Use the app to buy a Costa gift card between the value of £1 and £150, then you will get 8.5% of your total spend back.
Once you git 1,000 points you can withdraw this into your bank for £10.
What is inside a Costa Too Good To Go Magic Bag
The contents of your Magic Bag will vary – here is what I got.
Ham and cheese toastie.
How to get a Costa Too Good To Go Magic Bag
Wow, these ones are popular! It is quite hard to get your hands on one.
Here are my top tips for getting one:
Make sure you have the app downloaded.
Add your payment details (card or Paypal is fine)
Check the app regularly as you won’t get a notification when the bags go on sale.
I had to do the above for a few days before I finally got my box. Persistence is key.
Also be careful around holidays as they may put on more boxes if the store is closing or they have a lot of food to get rid of.
HOW TO COLLECT YOUR Costa TOO GOOD TO GO ORDER
To collect your Too Good To Go order simply grab head to the till with your phone – you will need to show the app and mark it as collected on the app.
Tell a staff member what you are there for and they will sort it out for you.