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How to Save Money at a Restaurant

Are you looking for ways to save money while enjoying a night out at a restaurant? We’ve got you covered! We all experience those days when cooking feels like a chore, yet eating out can strain our wallets. It’s important never to overspend, and saving money requires some upfront thought. Here are some tips to help you enjoy dining out without breaking the bank

Implementing just a few of these strategies can make a noticeable difference in how much you spend when dining out! These tips will help you indulge in a night out with good food and NO dirty dishes.

How to Save Money at Restaurants

Before you Pick your Restaurant:

  • Look for coupons and discounts online before making your reservation.
  • Check out our Happy Hour list if you want to have cocktails this will help you save lots!
  • Read the menu online beforehand and make sure it’s within your budget.
    • Checkout the daily specials
  • See if they have any online or early bird specials.
  • Buy gift cards around the holidays to your favorite restaurants. Most restaurants sell gift cards at a discount.
  • Purchase discount gift cards from Costco and Sam’s Club.
  • Sign up to receive emails from your favorite restaurants. They will sometimes send you special discounts.

General Tips about Eating Out:

  • Get the Birthday Discount: Click here for all the FREE Birthday Deals
  • Go out to eat over lunch instead of dinner. Lots of restaurants have lunch menus that are more cost-friendly.
  • Make a meal out of an appetizer on the menu.
  • Skip the coffee, tea, and soda. Water is usually free!
  • Consider splitting your entree with your dinner date.
  • Save half of your meal – I know it’s easier said than done.
  • Go on a Monday or Tuesday. Restaurants are typically slower these days and run better deals.
  • Split an entree.
  • Make sure your non-alcoholic drinks get free refills.
  • Find out where KIDS Eat FREE and Cheap in Wichita

These simple steps allow you to enjoy a night out without breaking the bank!

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