Dining discounts – who doesn’t want them? It’s not too hard to find coupons for discounts on supermarket purchases but finding coupons for fine dining, drive-thru’s and family restaurants are a little more difficult to locate online. One place you can go to find discount coupons is www.entertainment.com/discount/home.shtml where you search by city or zip code to find nearby restaurants that offer 2 for 1 specials. Simply print out the coupons that interest you and take them to the restaurant. And if you’re traveling they can save you money on attractions and movie tickets too.
A similar place is called Restaurant.com Choose the state in which you live then select from cities and zip codes to find just the right coupons for your next dinner out with friends or family. There’s lots of great deals in large cities but few deals in smaller towns. There are several places like this one; just type “dining discounts” into your favorite search engine and check some of them out. Be sure to read carefully the terms of the coupons or discounts.
Check the search engine results for your town-specific information. Type “your city” + “discount dining” or “your city” + “restaurant coupons” to find local deals that are only being offered in your town. Some organizations will do fund-raisers and offer dining coupons as part of their promotion. These deals usually aren’t found at other “dining discount” websites.
Online auctions are a great source for finding meal deals. Some people purchase or receive a gift card for a restaurant they don’t frequent. Other circumstances may present the seller with coupons and discounts they don’t need. Check the food categories for these opportunities. You don’t necessarily have to go to the most popular auction sites online; some of the small auction places have even better deals Make sure the coupons or discounts aren’t state or city specific and be aware of any expiration dates. Check feedback for the seller to see if previous customers have been satisfied with their purchases.
Some online forums have bulletin boards where users can sell their unwanted items. These forums usually have a coupons/discounts/freebies theme. Type “freebies” into the search engine to locate some of these forums. Scroll down the list of bulletin board categories to find one where people are selling or trading their unwanted items. Ask the seller if they have feedback from Ebay even if they’re not selling the coupons through an online auction. This will give you a good idea of whether or not you’re dealing with a reputable person.
National chain restaurants and fast food places often have coupons for the locals. Visit their website to locate coupons in your area. Some of these are Pizza Hut, Quizno’s, Taco Bell, Domino’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, and Arby’s. Have a look around the site and see if they have online coupons available for printing.
Online travel brochures, requested and sent to your home, often have discounts on dining, hotels, attractions and other travel-related businesses. Type “travel brochures” into the search engine and check some results for brochures that are actually mailed to your home. Or, if they have an online version of the brochure, check to see if you can print coupons from there.
Saving money on dining means there’s more cash to spend on other things you enjoy doing. And, if you’re in the restaurant business, two-for-one specials and other discounts encourages new patrons to visit your restaurant to enjoy your food and atmosphere. Everyone wins.