Thursday, March 12, 2009

A great deal on dining out

Just read about this offer on my local mother's group e-loop, and had to share. offers discounted gift certificates for restaurants in your area. You just type in your zip code, and a list of restaurants pops up. Not only are the certificates a good deal right now, but if you type in the code MENU at checkout, you get 80 percent off your order. (The code seems to be effective till March 15th).

I scored four $10 gift certificates to a local coffee shop for $2.40, no kidding. They e-mail you a link for printing out the certificates. A lot aren't good for weekends, so read the fine print. (There's always fine print, isn't there?)



  1. Thanks for this post, Ellen! I got a $100 gift certificate to a fantastic Italian restaurant here in Chicago for $8, and another $10 GC to another fave Italian place in Little Italy for 60cents... wow... :) Buon Appetito.. Maria

  2. Thanks Ellen! I'll have to check this out!


  3. Who couldn't use a nice dinner out every so often? Or even just a lunch! It's such a treat to have someone else bring you your meal AND take away the dishes!

    I'll have to try this, if I can only get the boys to "behave" in public! They're going through a phase where everything is about farts and noises and silly stuff, and they can get loud and giggly at times--when they get real obnoxious, it's probably annoying to others--I hear it so much I don't notice it. I don't want to ruin the dining experience of my neighbors, or be forced to holler "Tone it down" every five minutes... or get kicked out of a place I want to return to...hopefully they'll tire of this phase eventually and go back to their "little gentleman" ways. I am not holding my breath, though!

    Of course, there's always the "leave the kinds with granny" approach and hit the restaurant with my sis or cousin....maybe that's the ticket!

    Yeah, that's it! Those boys are happier with peanut butter and banana sandwiches than they would be with a steak, anyway!

  4. I totally forgot about this website -- I remember using it in college. Thanks for the reminder!

    very cool.

  5. Sounds great! Now if I could just find the sister site that would get me a $4 airfare to the US, we'd really have a great meal out planned ;-).

    Seriously though, I'm already on the search for a similar site down under. Looks like a great idea!


Thanks for sharing!