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Free food for the pregnant at Pret?

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hopsalong Sat 15-Apr-17 14:01:16

So I just got my second free lunch of the week at Pret! I thought the first one was a fluke/ perhaps because someone had cut in front of me in line, and I am very heavily pregnant. But today was told (on again being given £11 of food for free, in a different branch and one I don't normally go to) that it's Pret policy to give visibly pregnant women their food for free. Can this be true? Has anyone else experienced it? I will be going back every day if so!

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 15-Apr-17 14:06:00

You don't need to be pregnant - Pret have a 'random gifting' policy. They can give anyone they like free food and drink, and any member of staff can do it - they are encouraged to pick people they think could use a treat!

GastonsWife Sat 15-Apr-17 14:09:33

Sounds awesome! Wish we lived near a pret 🤤

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 15-Apr-17 14:11:34

"I will be going back every day if so!"

That's a joke, right?

IrregularCommentary Sat 15-Apr-17 14:35:03

wishes I'd gone to Pret whilst pregnant

HeyCat Sat 15-Apr-17 14:39:25

It's not guaranteed, but pret staff are encouraged to give out occasional freebies to people, and I can imagine a staff member feeling like treating somebody heavily pregnant.

I ate at pret almost every day of one of my pregnancies, and got freebies maybe 4 or 5 times in total, so don't get too excited!

Popskipiekin Sat 15-Apr-17 14:41:31

Dang. I went to pret pretty much every day whilst pregnant and though the staff were lovely they never offered me anything!
I did get a free coffee at one pret when I said it was my last day at work at a local office so I wouldn't be coming back.

MollyHuaCha Sat 15-Apr-17 14:41:58

<eyes cushions on sofa to stick up jumper>

Natsku Sat 15-Apr-17 14:44:29

Pret have a 'random gifting' policy. They can give anyone they like free food and drink, and any member of staff can do it - they are encouraged to pick people they think could use a treat!

That is a really lovely policy smile

expatinscotland Sat 15-Apr-17 14:47:36

'I will be going back every day if so!'

And this is why it's a random policy, because otherwise you get people who completely take the royal piss.

ImAManManMan Sat 15-Apr-17 14:50:06

(Prefix: I am a man)

* will be going back every day if so!*

Pretty sure this is a joke but please don't people, this is how nice things get ruined by people taking the piss, people may still have had their free coffees!grin

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Sat 15-Apr-17 14:50:14

They do give freebies occasionally. One of the only times that I've been given stuff was when I was very upset and pregnant but probably not visibly so.

CaulkheadNorth Sat 15-Apr-17 14:52:57

I've had a free cookie in there when I was the only customer, and a free coffee when I went in crying!!

They are also brilliant at supporting local charities with unsold food.

FannyWisdom Sat 15-Apr-17 14:54:10

The only time I ever set foot in a Pret I was given my lunch for free because apparently I'm very smiley and cheerful.

Took the wind right out of my sails because prior I had refused to eat their over priced, hip, randomly named food.
It's difficult being Yorkshire sometimes.

relaxo Sat 15-Apr-17 15:09:35

I went into Pret and wanted to order a flavoured latte. They had one called Love Bar so I asked the cashier what that was and he explained and I got it for free.

Love the idea of random gifting.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 15-Apr-17 17:32:55

Also, they allow customers to random gift to other customers....

www.pret.co.uk/en-gb/make-someone-smile

Lules Sat 15-Apr-17 17:39:01

I got a free tea the other day, but I go to pret a couple of times a week and this was the first time it's happened. Maybe the more pregnant I get the more it'll happen!

FamilySpartan Sat 15-Apr-17 17:44:17

I've been into Pret at least 8 times in the past month, visibly pregnant, and I've yet to receive my food for free.

DevelopingDetritus Sat 15-Apr-17 18:07:12

They should give it to people that really need it, not people that can afford Pret.

NeedABumChange Sat 15-Apr-17 18:16:30

I used to go everyday on my lunch break and would get a free tea everyday and occasionally lunch.

Lunalovepud Sat 15-Apr-17 18:27:10

I used to get free coffee in Pret on my way to work - I used to go daily to get breakfast or a banana etc and coffee and 5 / 10 they gave my the coffee for free. It was only a black filter though, nothing complicated. I used to also buy coffee occasionally for the Big Issue vendor who stood outside so I'm not sure if they gave me freebies for buying him coffee. Either way, it was really nice.

bangbangprettypretty Sat 15-Apr-17 18:29:26

I ordered a mint tea a few weeks ago at 30+ weeks pregnant and they added a bar of chocolate and gave it to me for free, it was lovely.

bangbangprettypretty Sat 15-Apr-17 18:30:03

Detritus they give all unsold food to the homeless, their charitable efforts are well documented.

StealthPolarBear Sat 15-Apr-17 18:33:23

If this was he case id get permanent free food.
Really need to tone up those abs...

DevelopingDetritus Sat 15-Apr-17 18:38:55

Detritus they give all unsold food to the homeless, their charitable efforts are well documented. That's fantastic, they'll be able to give even more if they stop giving freebies to people that don't need it then.

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