Friday, June 16, 2006

Eat for (practically) free!

I love food. I love it a lot. I especially love it when somebody else makes it, and the love just multiplies when it is very inexpensive. So obviously I buy a lot of stuff from restaurant.com, and I want to hug them every time they send me an email with a 50% off coupon code. If you haven't tried them out, what they sell is gift certificates or 50% off certificates for various restaurants, for less than face value. I.e. a $25 gift certificate is $10 or $12.50. The current promotion code, good through the 18th, is 40795 - good for 50% off your order.

I usually buy one or two each time they send me a good coupon code, so a $25 gift certificate ends up being $5. Boyfriend and I have tried a few new restaurants, and I try to make sure the restaurant isn't expensive to begin with, so we don't end up spending over the certificate limit. Tax and tip are on you. The site probably won't have restaurants you've heard of, so if you like to stick to a set list of your favorite places, it might not be for you. But if you're up for trying new things, it's a pretty cheap date! (Although I would not recommend taking one on a date and specifying what the total bill has to come under.)

EDIT: If you are thinking of using the service and want to use my referral, here it is.

4 comments:

G. said...

How often do you eat out? We try to eat limit eating out to about once or twice a month and cook "restaurant quality food" at home for a lot less.

Kira said...

I am not a good cook so Boyfriend does most of the cooking. However he tends to cook mostly Italian style food and I love basically all types of Asian (thai, japanese, korean, etc) so we'll go out for that. Since there are only two of us and we go to cheap places we sometimes go twice a week, although lately we have been trying to cut back.. Eating out is really the biggest discretionary expense I have, so that is the area I usually try to look for deals in.

Tim MMF said...

That sounds pretty neat. I'll have to give that a try.

Empty Spaces Inc. said...

thanks for the tip. I spent thousands of dollars last year eating out. I wish i had thought of economizing on the cost!