Great indie deals with Wriggle!

I’m a huge fan of discovering new places and probably eat out around 3-4 times a week. Since moving to Bristol I’ve had to cut back on my spending (sad face) a little because of my decision to move from full time employment to working for myself!

Not to be deterred, and always on the hunt for a bargain, I was already aware of the Wriggle app when the guys behind it contacted me to see if we could work together. It must’ve been fate! Or a mutal love of a good deal and tasty meal.


Wriggle offers exclusive deals for its users at handpicked independent eateries around Bristol, Brighton and London. Basically, it’s a way of discovering new places around your city and trying them out for lunch or dinner (or both) without having to spend quite so much money. 

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Deals change all the time and are only available that day or for a set period of time – e.g. 12-3pm or 5-9pm. They vary in price and cover everything from granola breakfast deals to takeaway noodles and full evening meals for four.

I’ve had a couple of occasions when the app has frozen on me but on the whole, it’s really well designed and very easy to use. You simply select your day (i.e. today/ tomorrow / next day) and scroll through the offers. Find one you like and click onto it for more info. Then, if you want it,  click on ‘buy now’. You’ll be given a purchase code to show when you arrive at your chosen place and thats it!

I’m not sure that Wriggle would like the comparison but I guess it’s kind of like a small scale groupon for independents but without the hassle of having to call up and book. Having browsed the Bristol app, there are already some really well regarded independents on there – including Proven, Biblos on the Hill and Spoke & Stringer. I’m sure the number of places on here will only grow as Wriggle gets more widely known too.

 

WRIGGLE TO THE TEST! 

All sounds good right? I went out last week for a wriggle lunch to test the process. I’d purchased two lunch deals the night before for Station Kitchen. A ‘daily lunch special’ cut down from £6.95 to £5.50.

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly waitress and when I told her we were ‘wrigglers’ she found our names on her list and cross checked it with my wriggle code. So easy! She then explained what we could have with our deal – the daily special with some of their salads on the side. We paid for some drinks and sat down to await our feast.

The special that day was a burrito – filled with chicken and spicy beans with some gorgeous salads on the side – beetroot and quinoa and a green lentil and celery number which was just delightful. The food was delicious and we’ll definitely head back there soon. Especially now summer has arrived and they can throw open those big doors to their sunny courtyard at the back.

I would suggest that fussier eaters check all the details on offers before purchasing as sometimes choice is limited and you may not discover what you’ve ordered until you arrive. Personally, I love this – after all, it’s about discovering new independent places and their food.

TRY WRIGGLE FOR YOURSELF! 

If you want to give this a go and discover indie Bristol restaurants, visit the Wriggle website or download the app.

When you download the app (available for both android and apple), make sure you use the referral code gingeyb3. This’ll add a £3 credit to your account to help get you started!

Remember, Wriggle is available in London, Brighton and Bristol. If you download the app, I’d love to hear your experiences and where you eat first!

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*Wriggle commissioned me to write this sponsored piece. However, all opinions are my own as you would expect* 

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  1. 14th May 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I haven't experienced the app for myself but it sounds like lots of fun! I have some visitors from Greece next week so I might put it to the test in London

  2. 15th May 2016 / 8:39 am

    I wish this would come to Edinburgh! We love a bargain up here, and this sounds like something that deserves to be popular.

  3. 15th May 2016 / 9:07 am

    I keep hearing about Wiggle but hadn't really engaged with it until now. Great app! I think it's going to become very popular!

  4. 16th May 2016 / 7:43 am

    This sounds like a great app, just a pity its not available in Glasgow yet. I will be keeping an eye out in the hope they do launch it here!

  5. 16th May 2016 / 7:47 am

    I've not heard of this app before but I love the idea – especially as I always love finding new places to eat in London. Thanks for sharing x

  6. 16th May 2016 / 9:27 pm

    What an interesting app , it sounds if you eat out lots you could bag some good cheap deals and discounts on your meals.

  7. 17th May 2016 / 7:32 am

    Yes, that would be fun! I think it'll really take off once people are aware of it!

  8. 17th May 2016 / 7:32 am

    They are launching in new places all the time so you never know! Fingers crossed 🙂

  9. 17th May 2016 / 7:33 am

    Yes exactly! We've used it 5 times now, for lunch and dinner and definitely saved money in the process. 🙂

  10. 17th May 2016 / 7:33 am

    No problem, and don't forget to use the promo code gingeyb3 if you do decide to use the app, you'll get £3 credit added to your account!

  11. 17th May 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Love the term Wrigglers. I'm very envious of you in the great food capital of Bristol. Good luck being self-employed. I hadn't realised you'd made that brave step.

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