Save Money Eating Out

By: Sarah Carlye

Eating out is often more expensive than dining in. The difference is, when you eat out you are not responsible for the shopping, the preparation, the serving, and the cleanup. Eating out is a nice break from the work involved in eating at home. It is possible to save money when eating out. It doesn’t matter if you just want pizza or you want a complete Italian dinner. To save money eating out, it will take a little time and effort, but it will be worth it.

Current economic times are causing restaurants to be creative to keep customers coming in so they can keep their doors open. You can find local deals fo eating out in the following places:

• Online-restaurant websites, media (TV, newspaper, radio) websites, coupon websites
• Newspapers-daily, weekly, specialty
• Mail-direct mailings from restaurant
• Restaurants-call for current specials, look for coupons on take out menus

Be a little flexible on the day you want to go out. Choosing to go out to eat on a day that the restaurant is busy will make it unlikely you will find any good deals. Choose a slower day and not only will you have a better chance of saving money, you will probably have faster and better service. When it is not busy, the atmosphere will be more relaxed and your server will probably have the time to be a little friendlier.

The time of day will also affect how much you save when you go out to eat. Lunch menus are usually less expensive. The servings may be a little smaller but that will mean that you don’t have to worry about taking anything home and you may have room for desert.

Other ways you will be able to save money eating out:

• Buy one-get one free specials
• Discount on second meal
• Coupons
• Daily specials
• Novelty discounts

The cost of eating out for one meal may be higher than eating at home and preparing it yourself, but if you make two meals out of it, you get more for your money. Instead of holding back on eating the complimentary breadsticks, rolls, or bread, go ahead and eat up. Eat all of your salad and sides and then take part of the main dish home that you are too full to finish, to eat for lunch the next day. You can even buy a side salad from a value meal at a fast food restaurant to complete the lunch and still save money.

It is tempting to eliminate pleasures like eating out when your budget is tight, but you don’t have to. You may just need to take some time to search out ways to save money when you eat out.

If you live in the Miami Dade or Broward Counties in Florida, you can go to Mama Jennie’s Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria, and Catering. You will find affordable prices. To save money on dinner, pizza, and catering go to Mama Jennie’s website to print out valuable coupons to use for your next visit to Mama Jennie’s Italian Restaurant.

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