Many people who live alone prefer not to cook for one. Some can schedule themselves lots of fun nights out with friends, others treat themselves to tasty takeout meals and some are so busy they grab something quick to eat on the go.
Regardless of which option fits best into your lifestyle, there is opportunity to save money. Stretch your heard earned dollars further by using restaurant coupons for your dinners.
Whether you prefer Olive Garden with the girls, a salad from Applebee’s to take home or a quick bite from Subway, you can print free restaurant coupons online, take them to the restaurant and save money. Imagine how saving a few dollars each night can add up after one week. Multiply that by a year and you can see a big difference in your bank account!
Finding restaurant coupons is easy and quick. Just go to a coupon website and search for the restaurant by name. You’ll be presented with the available offers to select from. These will range from a dollar amount off (for example, save $5 on a dinner entrée), a percentage off (like 20% off your bill) or a special offer such as trying a new item for free. Read all the details to decide which are best for you then print them and save them in your purse for the night you need them. Some coupon sites will even email you when new coupons are added for your favorite places. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Groupon, Living Social and other group buying daily deal sites can also offer deep discounts on cool restaurants. You can save big bucks, often scoring a gift certificate or credit for about half price. When you buy them online, you can save even more when you make your purchase after clicking through a cash back website. Simply go to a free cash back site and after you sign in, search for the store (for example, type in Groupon). You’ll see the cash back rate and all the details. Click from the cash back site to the deal site where you sign in Groupon and complete your purchase as normal. The cash back site will automatically give you a portion of your transaction by depositing it in a free account for you. You can let the savings add up and request a check when you are ready.
For the ladies who like to prepare their food themselves, the internet can still be a helpful money saving tool. As you make your grocery list, use your computer as a resource to save money by doing some pricing research before you leave home to do your grocery shopping. Look at online weekly ads to see what’s on sale near you and be sure to use printable grocery coupons, which you can also get for free from coupon websites.
This is a post from Jon Lal, founder of coupons & cash back website BeFrugal.com and couponing & savings expert. BeFrugal.com offers free printable restaurant coupons for more than 200 dining establishments from fast food to fine dining. BeFrugal.com also offers free cash back for Groupon, Living Social and 3,000+ other online stores.