Sensible Savings

Posted by Centsable Andersons Thursday, March 25, 2010 0 comments

Let's face it, no matter how many groceries we have, how big a stockpile of food, or even if we have leftovers ready and waiting, going out to eat still happens. Heck, it is always a welcome treat! We always get asked don't we get tired of eating at home? Well, yes, occasionally. Everyone loves to eat out at some point, and let's face it, it makes date night just a bit more special!!

So how, do you save money and still get to at out? Coupons of course! (Girl, I can find a coupon for almost anything I want if I truly set out to do so.) So, were do you find these elusive restaurant coupons? offers gift certificates for local restaurants, but at discounted prices. For example, a $25 gift certificate usually sells for $10 on there.

BUT, until March 31, 2010, you can get an 80% discount by using the code COOK. That means that the $10 gift certificate will now cost you $2. Is this legit? Oh, yes. I have used them PLENTY of times. Some people have asked is it worth it when most of the certificates require you to spend a certain amount? Yes, it still is.

You love Restaurant A so much! You know you and your family usually spend about $35 there, but your gift certificate says you must spend $50 to get the $25 off, right? So, let's order some appetizers. Or how about dessert to take home?

Whew, what a GREAT meal! The bill is up to $55. Hand over your gift certificate. Your total? $30. Um, that's less than your usual total. YES IT IS WORTH IT! CODE: COOK SAVE 80%

*Please remember to tip your server based on the total before your gift certificate.*