The prices at some restaurants are outside many people’s price range. Fortunately, there are ways you can get better deals when you eat out. Most restaurants offer promotions you can take advantage of so you can get better prices. It helps to understand the different rewards programs that are offered and take advantage of loyalty deals.
1.Look at the signs around and inside the restaurant to see if any specials are advertised. Ask one of the employees, too, because not all specials are advertised. Ask if the restaurant offers any specials on a week-to-week basis and plan your future visits accordingly.
2.Ask the employee if the restaurant has a newsletter and what you need to do to sign up. Many restaurants will let you sign up through cards at the restaurant, while others require you to visit the company website. Register so you can start receiving emails about any future offerings or promotions.
3.Check fliers and local newsletters to see what restaurants offer discounts. Check them regularly so you don’t miss any upcoming specials.
4.Check your local newspaper for coupons. Some restaurants don’t advertise deals in many different fliers, so the newspaper may be the only place to find them.
5.Search coupon websites. Many share free coupons you can use to get the best deals. These websites include Groupon.com, CityDeals.com, Restaurant.com and CouponClippers.com.
6.Check the restaurant’s website for any rewards programs. Also ask an employee or manager if the restaurant offers these programs, since some incentives may not be published on the website. Get a rewards card if the restaurant offers one. Use it every time you visit. You will get credit for your purchases and be eligible for more deals in the future.
7.Become a regular visitor of a few restaurants rather than always choosing a different place to eat out. This will help you earn discounts under the restaurants’ loyalty programs.
8.Take customer satisfaction surveys. These almost always include a discount or an opportunity to receive one by email.