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2000th post! Win a €50 M&S voucher

It seems like only yesterday when Jean came up with the idea for a food blog, and asked me to join her in this Cheapeats endeavour. “What’s a blog?” I asked.

Almost three years later, I think I’ve figured it out. Two thousands posts of shocking Tesco exposes, cheap recipe ideas, restaurant and supermarket bargains, product reviews, tipping guides, advice for the end of the world, your restaurant recommendations, customer service catastrophes, all the latest food news and, of course, amazing giveaways.

Here’s another one. The good folk at M&S have generously provided us with two €50 vouchers to give away to two Cheapeats readers.

A big thanks…

To everyone who has supported us in Cheapeats over the past three years: friends and family, advertisers, journalists. Most importantly, our readers and commenters, many of whom we’ve come to know – you make us laugh, cry, and say “ooh” a lot. Thank you.

Thanks to Marks and Spencer for generously sponsoring this giveaway.

To Win

Fancy €50 to spend at M&S? To be in with a chance of winning one of two vocuhers, just pop a comment in the box below and let us know what you think of Two winners will be drawn at random.

Halloween at M&S

Staying in? Heading out? This Halloween, M&S has plenty of Halloween horrors to choose from, including table crackers for €7, a grown-up witch costume for €27, googley-eyed monster treat bags for €4, and best of all, a pumpkin pinata for €16. Head on over to M&S and see what’s there.


  • This competition is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland. Do not enter this competition if you do not have an address in the Republic.
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  • The competition will close at 5pm on Friday 28th October, and the winners will be announced the following week.
  • There is no cash alternative for this prize.


  1. Fab Website from the recipes to supermarket specials to what new trendy restaurant to eat in , this is the website for all of the above Love it Keep up the good work

  2. Congrats on a great and interesting website. Love the variety of the posts and the tips.

  3. Love the site and special deals

  4. Well done to the pair of you!

  5. Congrats. Great site.

  6. Love cheap eats, used a good few amazing recipes off the site but also just great to keep up on everything, be it dine in for 2 weekends, or a cool new restaurant! I do think I need more help finding pop up restaurants/secret dinner clubs!

    Thanks for everything 2000 posts what a milestone!

  7. Great site, I found it very useful, esp. for bargain alerts and M&S dine-in deals 🙂

  8. Very useful for recipes and reviews of restaurants, usually check out the blog 2 0r 3 times a week!

  9. I love the restuarab reviews, handy to read up about the place before I go because I am the fussiest eater ever

  10. It’s cheap, and it helps me eat 😀

  11. I find your website a wealth of good tips, advice, funny reads. Thank you for your hard work and making our daily bread better and cheaper 🙂

  12. <3 LOVE THIS SITE!! <3I regularly check it for recipes and restaurant reviews. I'm a student so all your info is reeeeeeally useful. I've recommended your site loads of times to friends.

  13. You tell it like it is, well done.

  14. Although I don’t post very often, I do read the blog at least 3 times per week.

  15. congrats, great site

  16. I love the site, great for reviews of restaurants and supermarkets

  17. great site, love it popping up on my reader, with useful reviews, recipes & commentary

  18. My daily fix – is a quick look on the site to see whats new. Love it!

  19. I love, it always makes my Saturday night takeaway much more enjoyable because of its reviews and reccomendations 🙂

  20. Love cheapeats keep up the good work

  21. I think Cheapeats is deadly, love the reviews, especially the bad ones!

  22. Great blog, congrats on the 2000th post

  23. Good work guys! Love, addicted to it 🙂

  24. Great site. Especially like the exposing of Tesco consistently.

  25. Love it,saved me lots of money since I found it!

  26. Very helpful site- especially when everyone is trying to stretch their food budget a little further!

  27. Love your site- so helpful!

  28. Great website.Very useful and informative.

  29. Please enter me what a great competition I love it 🙂

  30. Always an interesting and informative site. A must for me.

  31. I only discovered this website a few months ago and it’s great. As a poor post-grad student I’d forgotten what the inside of a restaurant looked like but due to this site I’ve already made a list of recommended restaurants to try:)

  32. cheap eats has changed my shopping habits forever, really enjoy the topics covered

  33. I love cheap eats, always something interesting to read up on!

  34. I really enjoy this website and checking out recipes, supermarket offers and restaurant reviews 🙂 very informative yet enjoyable!

  35. Great site, browse through it most days, just come from Marks and Spencers I love their dine in offers. Hope Im not too late for competition

  36. Well Done!!! Great site! Especially love the supermarket deals and Reviews! Thank yiz very much!

  37. Well done on the blog, You really give the consumer the edge for the appetite.

  38. Congrats on your success !