SAVE MONEY WHEN DINING OUT !!! Good Article..
December 8, 2006 6:53pm CST
ere are some tips that can help you save money when dining out. Keep in mind that these tips are intended to help you save money when dining out at a restaurant type setting. In other words, these tips will not be related to fast food establishments for their food is already priced reasonably. 10 TIPS TO SAVE MONEY WHEN DINING OUT 1. If you can choose the time of day, breakfast meals are usually lower in cost. If that's not possible, dine out during lunch or brunch time, which tends to be cheaper than at dinner time. 2. Dine out during the week rather than on the weekend. Most all restaurants offer weekly specials where you'll find prices that are much lower than usual. 3. If you have a family, go to places that offer children's menus with low priced meals. 4. If you are not a big eater, share an entree with someone else and order salad or soup to supplement your meal. 5. Try and avoid alcoholic drinks and desserts since their markup is very high. $4.50 for a beer is just not worth it! 6. Your local city newspaper should have coupons for many of the popular restaurants in your area. Take a look and see what's available to you. 7. If you dine out alot, it may be more economical to buy a coupon book of restaurants in your area or a "frequent dining card". You'll find lots of 2-for-1 and 50% off coupons that can add up to big savings. 8. If you eat out and you have a huge appetite, go for the all-you-can-eat buffets. That might be all you need for the day! :-) 9. If you own a business, dining out for business purposes is a legitimate expense you can write off. Check with your local tax laws for the percentage allowed. 10. Last but not least, why not cook? Not only is it much healthier, but you'll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars every year. So, are u afraid dinning with your girl coz the money?/boy friend?tell me the reason?