I’ve worked with Iceland before so you’ll already know that I’m a great fan of the #PowerofFrozen but today I’m working with them to share some great deals with you and tell you about the amazing Iceland Bonus Card
As a working mum, I embrace anything that saves me a little bit of time when it comes to cooking good, healthy homecooked food which is why I love Iceland. Things like frozen chopped onions (how did I live before they were invented) and other frozen vegetables are game changers for me. This morning, before I went to work, I added some cubed beef to the slow cooker with some stock and literally grabbed a handful of frozen chopped onions and a couple of handfuls of chopped mixed veg and it was good to go – I came home from work and was able to get tea on the table with no effort at all. Frozen vegetables are so easy, not that different in price to fresh (sometimes cheaper) and actually, they probably have more of the good stuff in them than fresh does because the ‘fresh’ veg is probably at least 1-2 days old by the time it gets to the supermarket shelf whereas frozen is frozen in super quick time and retains the nutrients it had when it was right out of the ground.
Another game changer is frozen rice which comes in little packets that you pop in the microwave for perfect fluffy rice in three minutes. It’s not much more than dried rice and it’s well worth the difference to me because of the time it saves me and the fact that the resulting rice is soooooo much nicer than mine!
I never serve a meal without veg now because it’s literally a case of opening the freezer drawer and grabbing a couple of handfuls of what we want and popping it in a pan of boiling water – no fuss, no prep and no mess!
Anyway, I’ll get back off my soapbox now and tell you about the deals because Iceland isn’t just about the frozen veg and rice. 😉
So, let’s start with the Iceland bonus card!
I always get my shopping delivered because (a) it’s free when you spend more than £20 if you have a bonus card, (b) it’s loads easier and (c) I don’t have to carry heavy bags back to the car. In our shop you just tell them at the checkout that you want a delivery and they’ll book you in for that day – I’ve never struggled with a delivery slot and more often than not it’s the two hour window after the hour that I’m shopping it which works out really well for me as it arrives not long after I get home.
I originally got my bonus card because I was getting regular Iceland home deliveries and sometimes they were less than the normal threshold of £25 for free delivery but more than the £20 threshold for free delivery for bonus card customers but I’ve recently started saving for Christmas on it with the odd few pounds here and there. I’m going to be putting even more on now though as they have a special offer this month which is giving an extra £1 bonus when you save £10 – this is in addition to the usual £1 bonus that you always get when you save £20 so you’re getting a £3 bonus every £20!
You can find out more about the Iceland bonus card here.
It’s really easy to save when you’re shopping in-store and I believe you can do it online too so you can start saving now and watch those savings grow ready to get even more treats at Christmas!
And what about those Iceland Offers I mentioned?
We’re at a Halloween party next weekend and we’re all supposed to take some buffet foods for a big buffet except I have little to no time on the day of the party as I’m on a lampshade making course until about an hour before we need to leave for the party. The party food range in Iceland didn’t let me down – they have a great variety for a reasonable price and you know what else? You get a FREE tub of Swizzels when you buy 3 so I have some great party food and a big tub of sweets for the Halloween’ers.
They’re so simple to cook that Miss Frugal can cook them while I’m out and I’ll get to take along food that looks great rather than boring sausage rolls – not that there’s anything wrong with a good old party sausage roll but you have to admit – mine looks so much better.
Also, I know I sound like an Iceland fangirl right now but when I was looking at the party food, I mentioned to Miss Frugal that we needed to make sure everything was nut free and a member of staff who’d been filling a shelf behind us turned around and told us that Iceland do make the allergy info really clearly but that if we wanted she’d help us check. She said she knew how much of a nightmare it could be shopping when you have to take an allergy into account and was so lovely.
There are always great deals on though so do pop along!
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