As M&S increases its prices, save on 'dine in' meals with these great deals from other supermarkets

So we compared similar meals (a pie dish, veg side, chocolatey pud and bottle of red wine) offered on deals at Tesco, Morrisons and Asda — and an alternative from M&S — to see where savings can be made . . .

TESCO: Deal is valid on various Finest range products and includes a main, a side, a dessert and a bottle of wine or soft drink for £10. Tesco Finest chicken leek and bacon filo pie, £6, creamed spinach, £2.60, eight Swiss chocolate profiteroles, £3, and a bottle of Route Tempranillo £7, would add up to £18.60 if you were to buy it all separately.

SAVING: £8.60

MORRISONS: The Best range’s deal follows the same format of a main, side, dessert and drink for £10. You could get salmon, smoked haddock & king prawn fish pie, £5.50, green vegetable medley, £2.50, 2 Belgian choc melt-in-middle puddings, £2.46, and a bottle of Nerello Mascalese, £7.50, worth in total £17.96.

SAVING: £7.96

ASDA: Its Extra Special range offers a similar £10 deal, too. You could get cottage pie with red-wine ragu, £6, green vegetable medley, £2.50, Belgian chocolate millionaire’s desserts, £2.50 and Bibesia Varietal Shiraz, £5. When bought on their own it would all work out at £16.

SAVING: £6

M&S: If you’re not picky about your grub being part of the old-format deal, you can still score a purse-friendly “fakeaway” from M&S. The store’s Taste Meal Deal, £10, serves two and includes two mains and two sides from Chinese, Indian or Malaysian options, saving £3.50, depending on which dishes you choose.

SAVING: £3.50

Deal of the day

ENJOY a bottle of Tesco’s Finest Franciacorta. Was £15, now £13.

SAVE: £2

Cheap treat

GET 25 per cent off Magioni’s three new pizzas at Waitrose. Was £4.99, now £3.75.

SAVE: £1.24

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