A quick tip from Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®
Here’s a super easy way to slash your restaurant bill when you’re going out to eat with friends: take advantage of printed or digital coupons and discounts.
Here are three options to nab discounted meals and spend less while eating out:
- Break out Coupon Books. The Entertainment Book is a printed coupon book as well as a mobile app that helps you save money at restaurants and other attractions throughout the U.S. It costs just $20 to get the 2019 book and app, which offers up to 50% savings when you’re dining out all year long. Not keen on shelling out that $20? Other coupon booklets or coupon packs like Valpak and SmartSource are free online or via your local newspaper.
- Look for Local Deals. Local restaurants frequently send out meal deals – such as 2-for-1 coupons or discounted entrees for 10 to 25% off – to residents in their area. So watch your mail for these deals, or check the social media pages of local restaurants in your neighborhood for digital coupons.
- Visit Restaurant.com. Take advantage of the discounted gift certificates sold on websites like Restaurant.com. Search the site for nearby restaurants and you’re likely to find steep discounts, such as $25 gift certificates available for as little as $10 or $15. One caveat: you may have to meet a minimum spend, such as $50, in order to use your $25 gift certificate.
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