A massive well done to our five lucky Refresh competition winners who all set their Refresh Auto top-up and each won a £100 Trinity giftcard.

(From left clockwise: Emmanouil Bersos, Raabia Sattar, Associate Professor Ian Burke – School of Earth and Environment, Valerie Ja Seaw and Dr Sarah Dennis – School of Earth and Environment.)

This October we gave away a portable Bluetooth speaker from UK based company Minirigs. Thank you to all of you who entered. If you didn’t win, don’t worry as Minirigs are running an exclusive University of Leeds promotion! Get £10 off one of their speakers by entering the coupon code UNILRIG. Be quick – there are only 100 codes to use!

Get a discounted Minirig

The lucky winner was Yeo Poh Chong! A huge congratulations from the Great Food at Leeds team to Yeo who can now take the music with him!


We also gave away Blackwell’s Book vouchers and £10 Refresh credit to 10 lucky people. If you haven’t checked your emails you might be one of them. Here’s a rundown of our runners-up:

Landis West
Emma Sinfield
Oscar Cespedes
Luke Smith
Xi Cao
Timothy Walker
Norman Harmon
Other Louise Schreuders
Dangyi Shu
Roxanne Barrault


If you don’t have a Refresh card then pick one up in any of our Cafés or The Refectory and simply register online to start saving 10% on selected food and drink, collect loyalty points to use as credit and to earn free hot drinks.

Find out more on our Refresh card page.

top up credit

This month, we’ve teamed up with the UK’s portable sound-system specialists, Minirig to give away one of their powerful and stylish Bluetooth speakers. To be in with a chance of winning the speaker in a of your choice, simply spend £20 or more throughout October and you’ll be entered into our prize draw.

Manufactured in the UK, the compact speaker weighs just 435 grams and has a whopping battery life of up to 50 hours. The nifty little device can also double up as a power pack enabling you to charge up your phone and devices. See Minirig’s full list of products on their website: http://minirigs.co.uk/

If you miss out on the grand prize, there’s still chance to win some Blackwell’s vouchers and Refresh credit so it’s well worth topping up and enjoying a few discounted coffees and lunches in our outlets this month.

top up credit

Best of luck!



Terms and Conditions

Refresh card- Win a Minirig Speaker

  1. University of Leeds Catering Services/Great Food at Leeds reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition or rules without notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside of University of Leeds Catering Services/Great Food at Leeds reasonable control. Any changes will be posted within these terms and conditions or on the Great Food at Leeds website.

Competition Entries

  1. Entrants must spend £20 or more from their Refresh card purse between the 1st and 31st October 2016 to be entered into the competition prize draw. This does not have to be in a single transaction but can be cumulative. No entries will be accepted for money spent outside of these dates.
  1. Entrants can top up online here.
  1. The competition is available to all Refresh card holders. 

Winners and Prizes

  1. The winner will be selected at random and will be notified by email.
  1. The winner may be requested to take part in promotional activities relating to the competition including photography and naming of the winner for the purpose of the Great Food at Leeds website and social media.
  1. The return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply may result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
  1. The winner will receive a Minirig speaker in a colour of their choice. Runners-up will also be selected at random and will receive a £20 Blackwell’s voucher or £10 of Refresh credit.
  1. The prize is not cash redeemable.

Healthy Week is a University of Leeds and Leeds University Union initiative, aiming to encourage both staff and students to discover new ways of improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and state of mind.

This year’s theme is all about turning bad habits into good ones and that’s why Great Food at Leeds have put together some appetising alternatives to help you make some healthy changes.

A Healthy Start

Get Double points on your Refresh card when you start your day with porridge and fruit at the Refectory. Find out more about the Refresh card.

Add Veg!

Add a side of vegetables to your main meals all week in the newly refurbished Refectory and get your 5 a day.

Double Points on Healthy Options

Get double points on your Refresh card when you choose a healthier option including soup, boxed salads, water and new Cranks vegetarian and gluten free sandwiches.

New Tossed Salads
Have a healthy lunch with our new Tossed Salads in the Refectory. Choose a base (e.g. chick peas or cous cous) then add salad items, deli items and a dressing of your choice.

It’s now even easier to see how many points you’ve collected by using the Refresh App. Simply, click ‘Show Balances’ on the left hand menu and your Refresh loyalty points will appear on the bottom of the screen. You can also check your credit balance this way by clicking the arrows to move between purses.

Digital loyalty stamps

Every time you purchase a hot drink with your Refresh App, a loyalty stamp will automatically appear on your digital stamp card. Choose between setting up your Refresh app to automatically redeem your stamp card for you when purchasing your eleventh coffee or manually via the till operator.

Top up your balance using the Refresh App

Running short on funds? You can now top up directly through the app using a previously stored payment card.

Pincode Settings updated

The pincode is used as a protective measure to keep your account secure. You can now choose to enable or disable your pincode settings on your Refresh App, making it more flexible.

Auto Top Ups

Auto Top allows you to set a minimum balance you do not want your account to fall below, when you go below that figue the account auto tops up to a predetermined level from a stored card of your choosing – NB when you set this up please make sure you update your details when you get a new debit/credit card.

hot drink pastry offerRedeem your points!

You can use your points as soon as you want, just tell our staff when paying you wish to use your points and either use all your points to make a part payment or save them up and treat yourself to something completely free. If you use your points for full payment any remaining points will remain on your account.
120 points would buy you this hot drink and a pastry deal! 

20% off hot drinks with Refresh

Every time you pay for a hot drink with your Refresh App you not only receive a 10% discount but also a stamp towards a free drink. This means you could save a whopping 20% off hot drinks in total!


Download the Refresh App