Pensioners can get money off their food shop – how over 60s can access 10% discount

Each Tuesday, people aged 60 and over can bag 10 percent off their shop at Iceland and The Food Warehouse. There’s no minimum spend, meaning eligible customers can secure the discount whatever the size of their shopping list.

To redeem the discount, shoppers will of course need to shop on a Tuesday, and show either their Senior Bus Pass, Driver’s Licence, The Senior Railcard or Freedom Pass (London).

Earlier this year, Age UK research found three-quarters of older people in the UK (9.4 million) are worried about the rising cost of living.

Richard Walker, Managing Director at Iceland, said: “We have a long history of supporting our over 60s customers, such as when we launched ‘Elderly Hour’ at the height of the pandemic.

“The cost of living crisis has made support for these customers even more important, which is why I’m proud that we’re finding new ways to support them, including the launch of this discount.

The launch will also see both brands selling the best value 4.5l air fryer on the market from Tower Housewares retailing at the discounted price of £35, enabling consumers to make their investment back in around 47 days of avoiding the oven.

Air fryers will be sold at Iceland stores nationwide and online at www.iceland.co.uk, and at Utilita’s High Street Energy Hubs.

Bill Bullen, Utilita Founder and CEO said: “For as long as we can remember, our kitchens have been designed around the oven being the main cooking method, which isn’t the case for many households today.

“Much more economical cooking appliances such as air fryers, slow cookers and microwaves have become increasingly more popular. However, the cooking instructions on food packets haven’t reflected this.

“Utilita and Iceland are closely aligned in our mission to help households make their money go further. There are so many factors that neither Richard nor I can control today, but the cost of cooking is mutual ground that we can help consumers with.

“This unique partnership will hopefully urge other supermarkets to do the same and help consumers choose the most economical cooking methods.”

Richard Walker, Iceland’s Managing Director, said: “The cost of living crisis continues to be the biggest national issue facing consumers and as a private, family-run business, we’re constantly looking at both short, and long term initiatives that can offer any support.

“Our ‘Shop Smart, Cook Savvy’ collaboration with Utilita is so important, as it shines a light on the relationship between what we buy and how much energy we use cooking it, helping to empower our customers and provide them with access to information that can help stretch their budgets further.”