Mother’s Day is around the corner and many people are considering their eating out options. Since I wrote this month’s Coach Mom newsletter on making the most of coupons when grocery shopping, I thought I might mention a little about a good coupon source for eating out.
It is so costly for our family of seven to eat out that, aside from a congratulations dinner after Spring piano recital each year, we rarely do it. We for the most part have reserved eating out for dates for two. However, Restaurant.com has changed that.
Last week my family celebrated my son Caleb’s 12th birthday by eating at one of our favorite restaurants, Hutchin’s BBQ. I had purchased a $25 certificate from Restaurant.com on an 80 percent off sale, so instead of the normal $10 price I got it for $2.00. The only requirement was that we spend at least $35. The seven of us spent a little more than that ($39.50). After using the $25 certificate (that I only paid $2 for) we only owed $14.50. Not bad for drinks, entrees, and desserts for seven!
To get coupons for restaurants near you, simply go to www.restaurant.com, and enter your zip code. A list of restaurants will come up with available certificates for purchase. For example, Aparicio’s has a $10 gift certificate for $4. The only stipulation is that you spend a minimum of $20 when you go to eat there.
That’s good, but if you want a great deal, sign up for Restaurant.com’s special email savings alerts by clicking “sign up now!” You will receive a weekly email that alerts you to their specials of 60, 70, or 80% sales on their certificates.
Check it out, moms! You might even find a good place for your family to take you this weekend. Happy Mother’s Day! And if your family is going to be traveling this summer, remember to check Restaurant.com for restaurants in your vacation cities.