Written by Karen Bryan
If you feel like a take-away, the JUST EAST site is a good place to find out what’s available in your area. You just need to type in your postcode and which type of food you fancy. There are more than 15,00o restaurants and takeaways listed on their UK site. You can easily compare prices between different establishments to see which offers the best value for money.
I did a search in my local area for Chinese restaurants. Some of the local takeaways don’t deliver until after 4.30pm, so at least you know if you’d have to go and do the pick up yourself. There are various categories listed in the left sidebar for each establishment. I clicked on special offers and specific types of dishes. I liked the fact that the delivery charges were clearly displayed. Each of the listings had user reviews. I did see some negative reviews, which is reassuring. I’m always a bit suspicious if everything sounds wonderful.
For me, one big advantage of JUST EAT is that I could pay online by card, as I don’t usually have much cash on me. It’d also be handy if I was in an area with which I wasn’t familiar and didn’t have cooking facilities.
You need to sign up to order through the site. When you register there is the option to subscribe to the weekly newsletter. If you subscribe, you’ll be entered in a competition to win free takeaways for one year.
Look our for money saving discounts; there was a 20% Happy Hour discount voucher on the JUST EAT Facebook page recently. There’s a competition on their Facebook page to win free cinema tickets for one year for two people.
They are running a couple of weekly competitions on Twitter. Every week Just Eat judge the best tweet sent to them by a follower. In #TakeAwayTuesday the best tweet of the day wins. The prize for both competitions is a £25 voucher. It seems to me that humourous tweets with photos attached have a higher chance of winning. So, get your funny photography thinking cap on.