I don't know why I haven't written about this find yet, we use this almost every single time we go out to eat...in case you haven't heard of it yet...it's RESTAURANT.COM and it's wonderful!!!
The idea behind this is to drive customers into restaurants who wouldn't normally go out as often and to encourage people to try new places while saving tons of money. Most of the certificates we use are purchased during specials for a few dollars (regular price is $10 for a $25 savings certificate) and our total bill is generally under $20 with tip for a family of 4. You just can't beat that....Plus, it's so easy:
(1) Log into their site and find restaurants near you to purchase certificates you can print out from your computer.
(2) Bring it into the restaurant and be sure to let them know BEFORE you order in case there are special instructions like no use at Happy Hour, etc.
(3) They add tip on usually, so be aware and don't double-tip unless you want to....
(4) Most certificates state your total bill needs to meet a minimum $35 food order in order to save $25 and then a tip is added on and presented to you at the end of your meal.
Click on the link below to be directed to their website and enter your zip code in to find restaurants in your area and start saving! Right now if you follow this link you will be directed to a page with even deeper savings, all certificates for $25 off are now only $3 instead of $10 when you enter the code "SPORK" at checkout and hit "apply."