Dining out can be fun. But, it can also put a dent in your wallet. Following certain tips, however, can help you save big bucks on a restaurant meal. Keep reading to learn more.
10. Use a Gift Card or Gift Certificate
One of the easiest ways to save money on your next restaurant meal is to use a gift card or gift certificate. You can buy them from just about anywhere, including restaurants, brick-and-mortar stores and online marketplaces. One website, in particular, is Restaurant.com.
There, you can get discounted gift certificates for local restaurants and small chains for up to 50% off! Not only that, but if you make your purchase through a cash-back portal like Rakuten, you’ll save even more money.
9. Score Deals Online
You can score some good deals online by following the social media accounts and joining the email lists of your favorite restaurant(s).
Many restaurants use their email lists to notify subscribers of deals and sometimes send coupons just for signing up. This is especially true when it comes to giving out birthday freebies.
When signing up for their email list, a restaurant will often ask for your date of birth and send you a freebie (e.g., a free appetizer) each year on your birthday. As for social media, many restaurants use their social media page to announce specials and deals.