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London, UK – Tuesday 3rd July – Compare the Market has announced the launch of Meerkat Meals, a brand-new bespoke reward powered by tastecard. The scheme will reward customers with 2 for 1 meals at thousands of restaurants up and down the country for an entire year.  
Rolling out nationwide in July, Compare the Market customers who buy a qualifying product will be able to dine out as many times as they like for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Sunday to Thursday for a whole year*. By presenting their unique membership details via the Meerkat app at the point of payment, up to six diners can benefit from 2-for-1 on starters, mains and desserts each visit.

Participating restaurants include some of the UK’s best loved eateries such as Pizza Hut Restaurants, Prezzo, Giraffe, Ask, Zizzi, Handmade Burger Co and Strada, as well over a thousand independent restaurants up and down the country. Working in collaboration with tastecard, more restaurants are expected to join up to the rewards scheme ahead of launch.

The price comparison company is adding to its existing money saving offering so that customers who buy a qualifying product through the site can claim a year’s membership to Meerkat Meals, when the annual rewards scheme goes live on 16th July, in addition to a year’s membership of Meerkat Movies. Both will be available to use through the new Meerkat app.

Existing Compare the Market customers, over six million people, will automatically receive Meerkat Meals when it launches, doubling the reward they receive from the company. Over the last three years, Meerkat Movies has rewarded customers with over 10 million free cinema tickets and the app has been downloaded over three and a half million times.  

Julie Daniels

Julie Daniels

Director of Customer Rewards & Partnership

Compare the Market

“We’re very excited to launch our most ambitious and generous rewards scheme to date. Dining out with friends and family is a special occasion and we hope that our offer will see millions of people head out to take advantage of the fantastic range of restaurants on offer. Big chains and local restaurants alike can also benefit from increased footfall earlier in the week as well as larger table bookings.

“We’ve already secured some fabulous restaurants up and down the country and look forward to hearing from others who want to get involved ahead of the launch on 16 July. Meerkat Meals reinforces our leading commitment to rewarding our customers with exceptional entertaining and valuable benefits. We believe it will be a real game-changer for the hospitality industry and can’t wait to roll the offer out in July, which customers will receive in addition to our continuing Meerkat Movies reward.”

The launch of Meerkat Meals will be welcome news to a restaurant industry currently enduring a decline in consumer spending on leisure activities, rising labour costs, increasing business rates, rent and food inflation [1].

Restaurants who sign up, via tastecard, to be part of the deal will benefit from potential new footfall from Compare the Market’s existing six million customers eligible for the reward plus the millions more who will buy a product through the site over the coming years.

To whet people’s appetite, Compare the Market has today released a tongue-in-cheek teaser, teaming up with renowned voice-over artist, Redd Pepper, the voice of countless entertainment trailers such The Blair Witch Project and Boogie Nights. Within the 90 second video, Redd attempts to announce the launch of Meerkat Meals as “coming soon”, however his desire to ramp up the drama gets in the way of the facts leaving the exasperated sound engineer to correct Redd’s constant slip-ups.