You can purchase gift cards just about anywhere now. Did you know that you can purchase gift cards at a discounted rate online? Websites like Cardpool offer gift cards at up to 35% off the retail price.
Drop hints to family and friends that you’re interested in restaurant gift cards in lieu of other presents. Collect them and use them instead of cash when dining out. You can even leave the tip on the gift card in most cases.
What’s just as great as saving money? Spending no money at all. Remember that some restaurants allow kids to eat free. Some pick days during the week and seasons like summer when kids are out of school. If you’re unsure if your favorite restaurant participates, check their social media or ask the server on your next trip.
Some restaurants allow servicemen (or servicewomen) including Military, Police, Firemen, and even government workers to eat. Restaurants sometimes offer free meals on your birthday in exchange for signing up for the mailing list. Explore your free opportunities.
You can have the best of both worlds if you budget for dining out. Preparing in advance can prevent overspending and overeating. Check your social media and emails for chances to save at your favorite restaurants.
Have you saved money on dining out? What were your tips and tricks to save cash?