Episode 8: Spend Less at Restaurants

Episode 8: Spend Less at Restaurants

That’s right – Jen and Jill like to go out to eat too! Believe it or not, you can eat at restaurants and still be frugal! In this episode, the frugal friends bring you the best the internet and life experience has to offer regarding dining out without destroying those financial goals.

Notable Notes

  • What the internet has to say
    • Eat This Article
    • This article shares 20 ways to reduce your restaurant bill. Some tips are obvious, some tips are noteworthy, and some tips should never be used! The frugal friends discuss the highlights!
      • What Jen and Jill have to say
        • Avoid tips, and supplement with food at home by taking it ‘to-go’
        • Ask about status discounts (teacher, law enforcement, military, etc.)
        • Split/share meals
        • HAPPY HOURS!
        • Don’t show up starving – eat a snack
        • Jen’s rant about not asking your server for free food
    • The Simple Dollar Article
    • 15 strategies for saving money at restaurants are listed and include some great tips for real savings, like purchasing discounted gift cards and implementing a more frugal mindset when dining out.
      • What Jen and Jill have to say
        • Utilize discounted gift cards through sites like Gift Card Granny
          • Jill’s warning about ‘tip tolerance’ on gift cards; check out more HERE
        • Check for coupons through sites like Valpak
        • Consider going to restaurants that offer free appetizers (bread, chips, etc)
        • Portion control 🙂

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Jen and Jills favorite tips for dining out

ALSO, check out Jen’s book (mentioned in the show) Meal Planning on a Budget

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