Iceland boosts free school meal vouchers with cashback

If you use your free school meal voucher in Iceland, you get a bonus in cashback

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Iceland is offering a cashback bonus to parents who use their child’s free school meal voucher at their supermarket. 

This February half-term, supermarkets like Tesco and Asda are offering free meals to take some of the cost of living pressure off parents. 

Iceland is joining those supermarkets, with 150 of their stores offering a bonus cashback if you use a free school meal voucher at the supermarket. 

Here’s how it works. 

Get bonus cashback using a free school meal voucher at Iceland

If your child is eligible for free school meals, you will receive a £15 voucher per child from their school or your local council to use during the half-term holiday. 

You can use the £15 voucher in UK supermarkets including Iceland, Aldi, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons.

If you choose to use the voucher in Iceland, you also get £2 cashback on your Iceland Bonus Card, and you can use this on your next shop.

Essentially, if you’re a parent of two and you use two free school meal vouchers in Iceland, you would get £4 cashback, with three children you would get £6 cashback and so on. 

£2 might not sound like much, but with Iceland’s £1 value range, you can bag two items for that price. 

The range includes Iceland’s frozen thin and crispy french fries (900g), their frozen cheese and tomato pizza (302g), Iceland hash browns, a pack of six Penguin chocolate biscuit bars and much more. 

The £2 cashback offer is running until Friday 24 February. 

How to apply for an Iceland Bonus Card

If you don’t have an Iceland Bonus Card, you can join here. With the loyalty card, you can also take advantage of the following benefits: 

  • Exclusive Bonus Card prices
  • Free delivery in store and online
  • Get £1 back for every £20 you save on the Bonus Card

Do note, if you don’t use your Iceland Bonus Card for more than 24 months, it will expire.  

Can you get free school meals for your child?

You are eligible to claim free school meals for your child if you claim one of the following: 

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  •  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Pension credit (which is guaranteed)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit

If you’re still unsure, you should ask your local council. 

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Vaishali Varu
Staff Writer

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University. She has gained experience writing local stories around Leeds and Leicester, which includes writing for a university publication and Leicester Mercury. 

She has also done some marketing and copywriting for businesses.

When she is not writing about personal finance, Vaishali likes to travel and she's a foodie.