Tesco is giving away free kids’ meals this summer

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The Kids Eat Free initiative means parents can buy fresh fruit from 60p to get a free kid’s meal worth up to £3.25

Launched to help families struggling during the cost of living crisis, the Kids Eat Free initiative applies to customers who buy any item in a Tesco cafe between 25 July and 26 August.

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What is included in the Kids Eat Free initiative?

The offer means parents can spend just 60p on a piece of fresh fruit to get a free child’s meal worth up to £3.25.

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If you are already enrolled in the loyalty program, all you need to do is scan your club card to receive the offer.

Signing up for the Tesco Clubcard is free and you can do it in stores or online.

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Tesco has 311 cafes across the country and offers a variety of options on the kids cafe menu including:

  • Small beans on toast
  • Small eggs on toast
  • Small avocado on toast

Children’s Hot Meal Deal (includes a vegetable, a side and a drink) – £3.25

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  • pork sausages
  • Baked Chicken Goujons
  • Omega 3 Fish Sticks
  • Hidden Veg Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Children’s Cold Pick and Mix Offer – £3

  • A sandwich
  • A fruit item
  • Choice of two snacks
  • A drink

Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer at Tesco, said: “Kids Eat Free is just one of the ways we are helping our customers spend less at Tesco.

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“We know that costs can add up during the school holidays, so offering free meals for children with every item purchased in our cafes for an adult is one of the ways we’re supporting parents during this time.”

Are there similar offers in other supermarkets?

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Rival supermarket Asda is offering kids a hot meal in its cafes for £1 this summer, with no minimum adult spend.

The discount is available every day from 25th July to 4th September in England and Wales.

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Hot and cold meals are provided for everyone under the age of 16, and baby food is also offered as part of the initiative.

Little ones can enjoy a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food (70g pouch) at their local Asda cafe.

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An Asda spokesman said: “We know families can find the summer holidays tough and our customers tell us they’re worried about the holiday hunger more than ever this year.

“In light of this we are delighted to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1 with no adult minimum spend to ensure those who normally depend on a school meal do not have to go without it.”

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