Eating out with friends, partner and family is what each one of us like. But all the fun of eating out comes with a price. If you are among those who can’t avoid the fun of eating out, but also want to save money, then you just require a little budgetary nip and tuck. Here’s how you can slash the cost of your eating out in 2013:
Time for a restaurant-hunt: Do not randomly opt for any restaurant, instead be specific. Look for good restaurants in the town that seem promising both for your taste buds as well as for your budget. Experimenting with cuisines and food hubs is good but not always, especially when you are on a saving spree. Look out for restaurants that have lunch or early bird special offers. Check out the UK Restaurant Guide to find restaurants that have special offers.
Check out online deals: Take advantage of the best online deals offered by good eating zones. Look out for great websites that frequently offer great deals on food and grab them. Websites like Money Saving Expert regularly update list of restaurant vouchers and deal coupons. If you’re not using Groupon, then start now, as it posts daily restaurant deals that offer discounts up to 70%.
Join chain restaurant’s club: For discounts of your meals, sign up for the clubs of some chain restaurants. Large chains like Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pizza Express and Wagamama have their own clubs that can be signed up for free via emails. After you are on clubs’ mailing list, they will send you lots of special as soon as they are launched.
Make a budget: One of the steps to saving money on food is to prepare a budget. Set a limit to your extravaganza this time. Preparing a budget not only helps you keep a check on your expenditures, but also allows you to compare your previous expenditure with the present. So next time you plan for dinner with a friend set the maximum amount of money you are planning to spend.