Restaurant Coupons


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Eat Out for Less
Eat­ing out can be a real treat, but often the result­ing bill is any­thing but. Here are a few sim­ple strate­gies to cut your bill, so that you can enjoy your restau­rant meal with­out the side of guilt:
1. Share a Meal
Restau­rant por­tions are often huge, so con­sider split­ting a dish with some­one else. If you ask, many estab­lish­ments will even divide your order onto two plates before bring­ing it out to you. The unex­pected bonus for your fru­gal efforts? Fewer calo­ries and fat grams hit­ting your waist­line.
2. Drink for Free
Drinks can really add to your tab (usu­ally $1.50-$3.00 per bev­er­age), par­tic­u­larly if you’re drink­ing some­thing that is billed by the glass. To keep your check as lean as pos­si­ble, order water (ask for lemon or lime or bring a Crys­tal Light fla­vor pack with you if you really don’t like water). Can’t do with­out that alco­holic bev­er­age? Know your restau­rants Happy Hour before leav­ing the house. Often times you have to sit in the bar area to receive the deal, now that restau­rants are non-smoking it is not a bad choice if you are look­ing to get a deal, Happy Hours often include appe­tiz­ers at a dis­counted price as well.
3. Clip and Save
Coupons aren’t just for gro­ceries. Flip through your local news­pa­per and junk mail­ers (ours usu­ally comes on Tues­days in the mail) and you’re likely to find lots of restau­rant coupons. Buy one get one free offers can make a big dent in the price of eat­ing out, so they’re worth the search time. For even more sav­ings, con­sider invest­ing in a school coupon book or the Knoxville Lifestyles Book.
4. Go Kid-Friendly
Lots of estab­lish­ments fea­ture spe­cial nights where kids eat free with the pur­chase of an adult entrée. Do a lit­tle research to find restau­rants in your area that do this, and you could slash your meal cost in half. Also, con­sider hav­ing your chil­dren split a meal. I have two small chil­dren and they can’t even fin­ish half a kid’s meal, plus they always mooch off of my plate. I order one meal and they split it.
5. Eat Out Early
Eat­ing out at din­ner­time is often much more expen­sive than eat­ing out at lunchtime – even if the same foods are on the menu. Make the switch to mid-day meals, espe­cially if you are out on a week­end — you will avoid the higher price tags and prob­a­bly the crowd as well. We usu­ally just have a small din­ner after this because we are still full.
6. Order by Phone
Many restau­rant chains now offer car-side ser­vice, mak­ing it easy for you to get your favorite meals to go. How does this save you money? By tak­ing the sit-down expe­ri­ence out of the equa­tion, you can skip the drink order entirely and also avoid hav­ing to pay a tip – a sav­ings of 20% by itself. Note: if you are get­ting curb­side pick-up, a small tip is, in my opin­ion, still nec­es­sary – but not 20%
7. Buy Dis­counted Gift Cer­tifi­cates
Pur­chase dis­counted gift cer­tifi­cates to your favorite restau­rants through Restaurant.com, where $25 gift cer­tifi­cates sell for as lit­tle as $2(there are some string attached). Also check out HalfoffDepot.com, you are buy­ing actual gift cer­tifi­cates, no strings attached, for half price!!! I sug­gest sign­ing up for their e-mails because the deals go fast.  Don’t for­get about Groupon and Liv­ing Social as well, their deals change daily so it is impor­tant to be signed up for their email updates so you don’t miss a dea
8. Buy a School Coupon Book
The school coupon books are great.  They usu­ally fea­ture more of the fast casual places — like Salsarita’s and Lenny’s Subs and also for pizza and some sweet treats (Froyos and Mar­ble Slab) (ask your child’s school when they will be avail­able).
9. Visit your favorite restaurant’s websites/Facebook pages
Most of the big chain restau­rants have eClubs, they will usu­ally email a FREE entrée or appe­tizer coupon when you sign up and then con­tinue to email or mail you coupons through out the year. I never eat out with­out one of them. Also see if your favorite restau­rants (big chains and small local places) are on Face­book. It is a great way to keep up with new food spe­cials, happy hours and coupon oppor­tu­ni­ties. Here are some restau­rants to check­out online
Most impor­tantly, if you can­not afford to eat out and tip, then don’t do it. Con­sider take-out, most of these coupons can be used for carry out as well as din­ing in, or cook at home, which is always cheaper. No server is wait­ing tables because they love to do it, not for $2.13 per hour.
Cheap Eats for Kids
Pimento’s Café Tues &Thurs 3-8pm 2kids/adult
Fudrucker’s Mon-Wed after 3pm
Fire­house Subs Wednes­days after 4pm Applebee’s Mon­day night 1 child/adult
Fazoli’s Tues­day 5–8 Kids eat for $.99 These are fran­chised so check before you order
TGI Fri­days Sun-Thurs All day 1child/adult
Cpt. D’s FREE on Thurs­day 2 chil­dren with adult pur­chase Hooter’s Sat­ur­day til 6pm With adult purchase
Moe’s (Northshore) Saturday
CiCi’s pizza Kids under 3 eat FREE
Shoney’s Kids under 4 eat FREE
Petro’s(Cedar Bluff) Mon-Wed 5–8
Qdoba  Sat &Sun
Perkins All day Tuesday
IHOP Mon-Fri 3–9 PM
Golden Cor­ral FREE until age 4
Sil­ver Spoon Kids 10 and under eat FREE – you have to ask for it
Burger King Kids eat for $.99 with adult combo purchase
Updates
Tues­day nights from 5-9pm is happy hour for kids at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. Chil­dren get to make their own piz­zas from scratch and watch the help­ful kitchen staff bake them. For those that are lac­tose intol­er­ant they can choose to make a soy-based Vegan cheese pizza at no extra charge.
Head HERE and sign up for their emails and you will get a email with a FREE appe­tizer coupon.
Thanks Knox­Moms
Kids eat for FREE on Thurs­day nights after 4pm
with the pur­chase of an adults meal
at Earth Fare