One of the great ways I have found to save on dining out (a potentially HUGE expense for a family of 7) is to get discounted restaurant gift certificates from Restaurant.com. I use these here in my hometown mostly, but you could also use them while you are traveling! What a great way to save on vacation!
Right now, you can save 70% off most Restaurant.com $25 Gift Certificates! Use code SPRING at checkout now through 3/22/11.
Go ahead and grab a few to your favorite restaurants and get started planning for your next trip! Just search the zip code where you want to dine and check out all the restaurants they offer.
How these work:
1. Purchase the gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice using the promo code above. This will get you most $25 gift certificates for only $3!
2. Present the printed certificate when you dine and meet the minimum purchase requirement for that restaurant.
3. Pay the difference (amount over $25, plus tax and tip)
The last certificate we used had a minimum purchase of $35, so for our family to eat we paid:
$3 for the gift certificate
+$10.xx for the remaining amount after the $25 certificate was applied
+$6.50 tip (based on whole check amount)
=$18.50 out of pocket for a $41.30 tab! Woohoo!