Dining Out for Half the Price
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Dining Out for Half the Price

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 6:12 am
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Dining out can be a relaxing, enjoyable, social experience.  The problem is that dining out can get rather expensive, especially if you buy drinks, and are dining in an upscale restaurant.  One solution to this problem is to use a social coupon for dining.  You could end up with dinner for half the usual price!

Social coupon websites have plenty to offer consumers.  Registering with one, or more, social coupon website can make it easy for you to find deals for restaurants that are located near a specific geographic location. If you live in a major city, like Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, then you won’t have any problems finding social coupons that can be used for those places.  Otherwise, you may have to select a town or city that is somewhat close to where you live.

I think that social coupons that give you 50% off of a meal at a restaurant are perfect for married couples, or for couples that are in very long term relationships.  These couples have combined their income, and are aware of the limitations of their budget.  They might not be able to afford to dine out at the new, expensive, restaurant that just opened up in their town, but could still have the desire to do so.

This is why social coupons that give you half the price on dining out are wonderful!  A couple could use one to have a nice Date Night, without breaking their budget to do it.  A social coupon for dining gives you a good opportunity to check out a restaurant that you have never been to before, without the risk of spending a ton of money to do so.

If you are frugal, and have likeminded friends, then it might be fun to use a social coupon for half off a meal at a nice restaurant together.  Have a nice lunch or dinner with the friend who you clip coupons with.  Your friend might decide to register with the same social coupon website that you did, if the deal, and the meal, was excellent.  You can take turns treating each other with a nicely discounted meal.

It is possible to use a social coupon while on a date, but, it could be uncomfortable.  Your date might not be impressed by you if he or she finds out that you are using a social coupon.  Then again, if your  date happens to be into extreme couponing, then a social coupon could work in your favor.

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Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.