Free Trial of the Gourmet Society

Written by Karen Bryan

gourmet societyI took up the offer of three month’s free membership of the Gourmet Society available through Nationwide’s ‘Simply Rewards‘. I really liked the fact that you don’t need to give any bank account or card details to sign up for the trial.

I received my membership pack through the post around one week after signing up online. If you want to use the app, you’re given an activation code as soon as you’ve signed up.

Included in the pack was a print out of the participating restaurants within striking distance of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

I know from past experience with a free trial of the similar Taste Card that set menus and special offers aren’t included when using these discount cards. It was cheaper to eat from the two course set lunch menu at the Raj on the Shore in Leith, than to get the 50% off the a la carte menu available through the Taste Card.

However, I did notice some restaurants which don’t have set menus on the Gourmet Society list, so I thought I’d give the card a try.

Quite a few restaurants on the Gourmet Society list will accept the card on Fridays and Saturdays, but you need to phone on the day to check if they have availability.