Beefeater Birthday Voucher

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I've received a birthday voucher from Beefeater offering me a main course if I bring a 'co-eater' who orders a main course. However, unusually, the voucher doesn't say that the cheapest meal will be free, but that my meal will be free, as it's my birthday (well, next week). Do they have to honour this? It does say that it excludes the most expensive steaks etc, but if my GF orders some chicken thing for £11, and I have the 'allowed' steak (about £16), do they have to let us only pay for the £11 meal, or can they change the rules on the day irrespective of what the voucher says?

Has anyone reading this ever used this deal and combined with reward points (which it says is allowed)? By my reckoning, with 500 points getting a bottle of wine, and 500 points getting 2 starters, we could have a full meal and only pay £11 in total! (I know the food is far from special, but a two course meal with wine for 2 people for £11 is pretty good surely!)

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  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,947 Forumite
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    I can't comment for sure on Beefeater, but I had similar from my Brewers Fayre Bonus Club recently, which is another Whitbread chain so the principle may well work the same.

    When I placed the order I presented my 'free birthday meal' voucher plus another reward voucher for £2.50 off which we used to get two starters on their '2 for £2.50' daytime offer. (I did have a reward voucher for two free desserts as well but we decided to wait to see if we had room after we'd eaten the starters and main meal).

    The lady behind the till asked me which of the two main meals was the 'birthday' one - as it happens, in our case both were the same price, but it was the one I said that got run through the till as the free one, so I don't think it would have mattered if it had been cheaper or more expensive.
  • scarletjim
    scarletjim Posts: 561 Forumite
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    Excellent news - sounds like it will work fine then. :)
  • Blackbeard_of_Perranporth
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    I tried using a voucher in Beefeater last year, the steak was excluded. The service was dire, some lager pumps were over gassing. It was Friday night. I gave up and had fish and chips instead! And it was my birthday as well!
  • scarletjim
    scarletjim Posts: 561 Forumite
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    I tried using a voucher in Beefeater last year, the steak was excluded. The service was dire, some lager pumps were over gassing. It was Friday night. I gave up and had fish and chips instead! And it was my birthday as well!
    Yes, the voucher clearly states which steaks are excluded - not to worry, I can slum it and have a sirloin for a change... lol.

    And yes i'm not expecting a gourmet meal - it's just that we have about 2500 points from using my card on a couple of work events last year, and the restaurant is only 5 mins walk from our home, so we may as well have a nearly free (albeit not the best quality) meal to save us cooking. It's worth it for the bottle of wine each alone (free using the points)! :)
  • Blackbeard_of_Perranporth
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    Enjoy your Sirloin!
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