Costa Coffee to offer Eat Out to Help Out discount

COSTA Coffee has confirmed it’ll be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme next month.

Caffeine addicts can pick up a coffee from as little as 32p in August as part of the money-saving initiative.

Eat Out to Help Out was announced earlier this month in Chancellor Rishi Sunak's mini-Budget.

Under the scheme, Brits can get 50 per cent off meals out, up to £10 a head, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout August.

Businesses don’t have to sign up to the discount offer, which starts on August 3 and lasts until August 31.

But Costa Coffee has confirmed it’ll be taking part, meaning diners will get half price food and drink throughout August.

Costa Coffee discounts in August

THE following Costa Coffee items will be discounted from August 3 to August 31.

This is thanks to both the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and the newly announced VAT cut.

  • Small filter coffee: 32p instead of £2.70 (with reusable cup)
  • Vegan ham and cheeze toastie: £1.29 instead of £2.95
  • Millionaire’s shortbread: 86p instead of £1.95
  • Sausage bap: £1.29 instead of £2.95
  • Salted caramel brownie: 99p instead of £2.25
  • Croissant: 59p instead of £1.35

Costa Coffee has also provided some examples of savings if you're planning on meeting family and friends.

For a table of two:

  • Two medium lattes, one blueberry muffin and a slice of lemon drizzle cake: £4.25 instead of £9.70

For a table of four:

  • Flat white, iced latte, frostino, lemonade, ham and cheese toastie, Italian mozzarella and tomato panini, chocolate caramel and hazelnut Cookie and Rolo muffin: £10.04 instead of £22.95

In addition, it’ll also pass on savings from a newly announced six-month VAT cut to customers.

As part of this, VAT has been slashed by 15 per cent for hotels, restaurants and attractions – taking it from 20 per cent to just 5 per cent.

If you’re planning on taking advantage of both discounts, a small filter coffee at Costa will cost you 34p instead of £2.70 in August – a saving of £2.36, or 87 per cent.

This discount applies to customers who bring in a reusable cup, which gives you an additional 25p off.

The reusable cup discount applies to all hot drinks, so you can get an extra 25p off any beverage.

Which restaurants are taking part in Eat Out to Help Out?

THE following restaurants have confirmed they'll be taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out initiative next month.

  • McDonald's
  • Burger King
  • Nando's
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Harvester
  • Toby Carvery
  • Oakman Inns
  • Pizza Hut
  • Wagamama
  • Costa Coffee
  • Stonegate pubs
  • Three Cheers Pub

Without a reusable cup, a small filter coffee will cost 59p in August.

Or if you fancy something to eat, a salted caramel brownie will cost 99p instead of £2.25 in August with both the Eat Out to Help Out and VAT discount.

We’ve listed some more examples of the discounts you’ll find in the box above.

The Sun has also rounded up some more typical discounts you'll find with just the VAT discount at Costa, not including Eat Out to Help Out on top.

Costa confirmed to The Sun that all food and drink on their menu will be included in the August discounts.

We’ve asked if all restaurants will be participating and we’ll update this article when we know more.

Costa previously told The Sun that the August changes will take place in Costa-owned branches.

Shops owned by franchisees are encouraged to pass on savings but they don't have to.

This isn't the only saving Costa has announced this month.

The coffee chain is giving away free hot drinks to customers who download their app.

It comes as Costa revealed its new drinks selection and it includes a honeycomb latte.

The Sun has rounded up other example discounts that you'll be able to get with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Plus, here are the 13 rules you need to follow under the initiative.

And these are the posters you'll have to look out for in restaurants.

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