Yes, we’d all like to believe that we are the Best Haute Hostess Girlfriends (VOTE NOW!), but let’s be serious—some of us aren’t that talented with a stove (or toaster…microwave…). And even if we do love cooking, we appreciate being pampered and inspired by someone else’s phenomenal dishes from time to time.
No matter if we’re Top Chef hopefuls or struggling to not burn Pop Tarts, everyone loves a good deal. And, per usual, our friends at Recessionwire have the scoop on having it all…for practically pennies.
“I just bought $200 worth of meals at great New York restaurants for $16.50. Seriously.
The website Restaurant.com offers discounted gift certificates at establishments around the country–usually $10 for a $25 credit. Now, it is offering an additional 70% off with the code ‘STEAK’ (expires at midnight CST today, 8/23, so HURRY!). That means meals for just a few bucks.
The site’s restaurant selection in New York used to be pretty underwhelming, but I purchased $25 certificates from Salt, Aleo, Kellari’s Parea—all places where I’ve happily paid full price.
Be sure to read the restrictions for each restaurant—some have minimum tabs and will only let you use the certificates on certain days of the week. For these kinds of discounts, I’m happy to follow a few rules. The only risk is that I’ll forget to use the coupons…but even then, I’m down less than $20.”
-Sara Clemence for Recessionwire
PSST! Restaurant.com is available in so many other places besides New York—Chicago, San Diego, Tampa, Detriot and Phoenix to name a few—so look up a city near you!
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