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Feb 17, 2012

How to Save Money Dining Out or Eating In

Whether you’re dining out or eating in, it can be an expensive experience for any family.
Lucky for us (and you!), she’s sharing some of her money-saving tips.
Check them out below:
Snag Coupons at Daily Deal Sites. Before you head out, check sites like Groupon and Eversave for coupons in your local area that can save you 50 percent or more on restaurants.

Sign Up for Text Alerts. Many local restaurants now promote through text alerts, allowing patrons the benefit of special discount offers. One of my favorite eateries just texted me a coupon for $4 off a $10 order. That’s a savings of 40 percent!
Take Advantage of Kids Eat Free. Restaurants are starting to cater to parents’ needs by offering days when Kids Eat Free. Usually, this deal allows for two free kids’ meals with the purchase of one adult entrée. Plan a family night combining a Kids Eat Free deal with a Groupon or Eversave deal and you will save big!
Stock Ahead. When your favorite items go on sale at the grocery, buy enough to get you through until the next sales cycle (3-4 months). For example, if peanut butter is on sale for $1 each, buy enough to keep your family supplied for the next few months.
Pair Coupons with Sale Items. Saving money using coupons hinges on pairing the coupons with items that are on sale. Otherwise, buying store brands will be your best deal. At Faithful Provisions, we match the store deals with available coupons, making it easy for you to save more money.