I have a problem: I hate cooking. Well, not so much cooking itself– it’s pretty fun– when I have the time, and all the ingredients to make what I want. Which is rare. So, I find myself dining out almost every other night. It’s pretty terrible, both for my health AND for my wallet. What can I say, I’m lazy. But, just because you value convenience doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all your hard-earned cash! While planning meals and grocery shopping will definitely save you in the long run, there are ways to cut your spending on your dining out budget. This post by The Frugal Free Gal has some valuable tips:
Don’t Forget the Coupon! – Find them and use them to score free appetizers, half price desserts, and good deals on drinks.
Just Say No to Drinks – opt for free water instead.
Skip the appetizers.
Skip the kids meals- if you have young kids, they will be satisfied with food from mom and dad’s plates!