World Famous Voiceover Artist, Redd Pepper, steps in front of the camera to star in Compare the Market’s Meerkat Meals Teaser
COMPARE THE MARKET EXPANDS REWARDS OFFER WITH 2-FOR-1 FOOD AT THOUSANDS OF RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE UK
Meerkat Meals launching on 16th July
Compare the Market today announces 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, Director of Customer Rewards & Partnership at Compare the Market said “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 .
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.
*Meerkat Meals: Two for one on equivalent starters, mains and desserts (cheapest free) at thousands of participating restaurants across the UK. Qualifying purchase. Booking req. Exc. Kids meals, drinks and certain days. App only. T&Cs apply.
Meerkat Movies: Two for one on standard cinema tickets (cheapest free) every Tuesday or Wednesday at participating cinemas. Qualifying purchase required.
Please note that customers who purchase a qualifying product ahead of 16th July can claim Meerkat Movies immediately and will then be gifted Meerkat Meals following the reward launching. From the 16th July, Customers can enjoy both rewards for the remainder of their membership. 1 membership per 12 months.
About Compare the Market
Compare the Market was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past twelve years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites.
Compare the Market provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
Compare the Market actively works with its brand partners to help provide great services to customers
comparethemarket.com and comparethemeerkat.com are trading names of Compare The Market Limited. Compare The Market Limited is an insurance intermediary, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number 778488).
Founded in January 2006, tastecard is the UK’s largest diners club, offering its three million member base either 50% off the total food bill or 2 for 1 discounts across all courses at 6,600 restaurants nationwide. Partner restaurants include Zizzi, Strada, ASK Italian, PizzaExpress, Pizza Hut Restaurants and Prezzo, in addition to over 5,000 independent restaurants. tastecard operates nationwide and is available online and in retail stores including Costco, Tesco and Morrisons.
About the Dining Club Group
The Dining Club Group is collectively the largest dining club in the world, with over four million members across three leading dining discount card schemes in the UK and ROI: tastecard, Gourmet Society and hi-life, founded in 2006, 2003 and 1984 respectively.
All three brands launched with two aims; to support restaurants by encouraging people to dine out more often, and to help members by making dining out more affordable. In times of economic uncertainty, The Dining Club Group gave, and continues to give, their members the opportunity to save money without compromising on their lifestyles; and help restaurants to continue trading.
As of February 2018, The Dining Club members spend in excess of £600 million per annum in The Dining Club’s 10,000 restaurants; ensuring that The Dining Club Group’s dining co-operative proposition remains strong.