Monday, January 15, 2007

Eatin' fancy on the cheap

Check this out kids.. I am very proud of this latest cheap dining escapade. I usually try to use a coupon or something every time we go out (to the point that, when Boyfriend wishes to go out, he asks what coupons I have handy) but this time I was especially skillful. I've taken quite a shine to The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant that's unfortunately rather expensive. We went there for our anniversary and the bill including tip was over $120 - so not someplace you go everyday! But I got a $50 gift card (by cashing in 5000 points that were awarded with my Amex Gold which I got for CashDuck) and also signed up for their Fondue Club which gave me a coupon for a free chocolate dessert (about $14 normally.) But this time we knew what was going on (as the menu can be complicated) and got a cheaper package, as well as the gift card and free chocolate. So I present to you my eating on the cheap:



I left a tip of $25 and change to make $40 even - which is about as much as we'd spend at the Olive Garden, for a very swanky evening out.

7 comments:

Cash Money Brother said...

I think your reciept shows your real name, if you didn't mean to share that, it's not too late to remove it :)

Melting pot is only crazy if wine is on the meal, otherwise it's not that price for a nice dinner.

Love you blog.

pkthunder said...

Here's another hint for next time you go. If you plan on a late meal, schedule your reservation for 10 pm or later and depending on your location you may have the option of having one of two late-night specials. The one we get includes the signature meal for two, chocolate fondue, and a bottle of wine (from a short select list) for $60. They have another one that is just the cheese, salad and chocolate courses with a bottle of wine for $40. Call and ask.

Golbguru said...

$25 tip :) you are generous.....thats more than 30% tip :)...

Ms. MiniDucky said...

Very nice! I've never heard of The Melting Pot before but it sounds like fun.

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Kira said...

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Tired of being broke said...

You are a generous tipper. Am sure Travis the server was very happy.