I haven’t been eating out as much as I would like to recently. Since I started saving for my condo down payment I have pretty much reduced my eating out to fast food for lunch and birthdays/anniversaries for dinner. I stumbled upon a super awesome deal that should enable me to eat out more often and still save money. Restaurant.com regularly sells $25 gift certificates for $10 and $10 gift certificates for $3. You just enter your zip code or state and hit GO. Local restaurants that participate with gift certificates are listed. Most of the certificates come with minimum purchase requirements, but it’s still a great deal.
Additionally, towards the ends of the month you can usually find codes that increase the value of the deal. Currently there is a deal for 80% off the original gift certificate when you enter the code “first”. The $25 gift certificates come to $2 and the $10 dollar gift certificates come to $0.60. Eating out is always more enjoyable when most of the meal is free!
I’m always on the lookout for deals and free stuff. Deals are great, but a lot of times you end up buying things you don’t need just because it’s a great deal. If you fit into the category of people who buys things just cause they are a great deal, but what you’re buying isn’t completely necessary, then I don’t recommend you tempt yourself by searching out deals. Free things, on the other hand, are FREE. Everyone loves free stuff.
I recently stumbled upon a free sample of Degree Deodorant for men. All you have to do is enter your name, shipping address, e-mail and birthday. Unclick the box that says “Yes, I would like to receive such information and offers only from Degree® Deodorant” if you don’t want to spam your e-mail. Also, you can always start a new e-mail address through gmail to enter into all of your free stuff submissions if you don’t want to clutter your day-to-day e-mail. All you have to do now is click submit and your arm pits are only 6-8 weeks away from smelling so fresh and so clean for FREE.