Marks & Spencer has ended its Dine in for Two £12 meal deal

Put away the wine glasses and switch off the oven, because the Marks & Spencer Dine in for Two £12 meal deal is no more.

Finance website loveMONEY reports that the deal, which offers shoppers the chance to buy a main, side, dessert and bottle of wine for a set price has been scrapped, and replaced with a third-off discount on a range of items in-store, which will change regularly.

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The news comes not long after the cost of the Dine In deal rose from £10 to £12 earlier this year – but now it appears prices will increase even further.

LoveMONEY noted that with the new offer, a meal which would previously have set you back £12 for two people could cost you upwards of £16. In fact, the cheapest combination of items from the previous line-up will now cost you £13.02 – so the price has risen regardless.

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However, for some, £16 for a two-course meal with wine may still represent good value – especially when you compare it to the cost of dining out for two. Plus, some of the mains are now bigger, meaning you might even get some leftovers for your higher spend.

M&S told the site that ‘each month the theme and offer will change, inspiring and allowing customers to discover great quality, innovative new products and to try something new for dinner.’

But customers on social media remain unconvinced. ‘Disappointed that the traditional ‘dine in’ offer is no longer available. New offer is confusing and ultimately more expensive!’ one wrote to the brand on Twitter.

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‘What on earth does your new Dine In offer mean? “Save a 1/3 on our new autumn dishes”. Is it not just £10 or £12 now?’ another asked. ‘Have you got to work out the cost yourself with no prices on there?’

In its responses, M&S say that it will pass on the feedback to the team, so we may see the return of the beloved meal deal in future.

In the meantime, other supermarkets still have similar offers available. Tesco’s Finest Meal Deal for Two and Asda have an Extra Special Meal Deal both still cost £10 – so there are more affordable options out there on the shelves…