Woman shares how she saved £150 in August on Eat Out to Help Out scheme

A university student has shared how she saved at least £150 on the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme since it was launched at the start of August.

Danielle Hughes, 24, said she has eaten out every day that the scheme has been going, sometimes going twice in one day.

She plans to continue until the offer ends on August 31.

Danielle, from Livingston in West Lothian, Scotland, is one of the millions who have taken part in the scheme.

The discount scheme sees diners get 50% off their bill, up to a total discount of £10, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.

It was launched by Conservative Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a way of trying to support the UK's struggling pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Danielle says she has saved at least £150 eating out this month after the taxpayer-supported scheme was begun.

Speaking to the BBC, she said: "When are we going to get this opportunity again?"

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She went on: "I've just been trying to make the most of it.

"It's all been really good. Evan all the places that have been really busy, they have all had super good customer service."

Danielle said as soon as the scheme was announced she knew she wanted to use it as much as possible.

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"I have been out for breakfast sometimes and then out for dinner as well," she said.

But she admitted she hasn't yet faced doing three meals out in one day.

"That's probably too much for my belly to handle," she joked.

The University of Glasgow student, who is training to be a religious education teacher, said she would "love to see it extended or for it to happen again".

However, she did say the scheme coming to an end was "probably good for my bank balance".

She went on: "I'm not going to go out at all in September.

"In September I will be eating at home probably for the whole month."

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