Dining Out Discounts and Savings, A Review of the Savings Highway

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Dining out is something that many people have found necessary to forgo in our present economy. This review of the Savings Highway will reveal that by means of various restaurant discount coupons, dining out may not be as expensive as one might think. This in combination with other saving money tips, visiting restaurants may still be an option for those who enjoy this past time.


Most people love dining out, but in this economy many can no longer afford it. The Savings Highway is just one of two possible solutions to this dilemma. Threw this company one can obtain $25 restaurant gift certificates, at well-known restaurants, which can be printed off on line, for as little as $2.00 or $3.00 and very rarely they might cost as much as $4.00 or $5.00 tops and even more rarely, as little as $1.00. In September of this year, 2009, these certificates were on sale the first week of the month for $1.00 each and one individual reported buying 20 of them. There is no limit on how many you can buy and you have a year to use them. It is now December and it is reported that these 20, $25.00 certificates are being used as Christmas gifts.

However, there are some drawbacks to these restaurant deals. First, if anyone thinks that they can, for example, get four or five or six $25.00 certificates and have a huge expensive meal for family and friends, this person will be sadly mistaken. The reality is that only one certificate at a time can be used at any given restaurant, which is the policy of all participating establishments. In addition the patron is required to have to spend at least $35.00 plus an 18% tip. So how does this work out in actually savings. To state a testimony from another article by this author:

“Julie Cypert, Broken Arrow stated: ‘My husband and I were able to eat in a restaurant that we always wanted to go to, but never could afford it, until my mom gave me one of those $25.00 coupons for $2.00. We had an awesome meal for two, in a fancy restaurant for about 20.00 bucks. I’ve spent more than that in fast food places. Oh, by the way, my mom paid for the certificate too. What a deal!’”

Another saving opportunity the company provides when dining out are coupons that offer “Buy One Diner Get One Free” diners or lunches, at popular restaurants, or ones that have $5.00 or $10.00 off. Again quoting from another article by this author:

“Ed and Nancy of Broken Arrow, OK reported that: ‘We had the best barbecue ribs that we ever had in our lives, for $8.00, by using one of the ‘Buy One Get One Free’ coupons, which we were able to print online. The restaurant was one of those little ‘hole-in-the-wall’ places that we would have never know was there, if it were not for this discount program”.

One might ask the question, “But can I find these restaurant savings in my area”. In most case the answer is yes. Just for a test, a Savings Highway search was conducted for restaurants in a small town by the name of Clinton in western Oklahoma and 12 restaurants were located that participates in this savings program.

It should be noted that when looking for restaurants that offer these coupons even more money can be saved by comparing prices. Some offer “Buy One Diner Get One Free” while other may offer 50% off, which is some cases might be the cheaper way to go. The savings may not be much, but as they saying goes, “A penny save, is a penny earned”.

A little bit of planing can also result in further savings. For example if a family with two or three children are dining out some members might take advantage of the discount coupons, while others may get special deals on kids and senior menu. Further, if you if you forgo the soda, coffee and other drinks and stick to water with your meal, the bill will be reduced even more. All in all, even in this economy you may still be able to enjoy the fun and pleasure of dining out.

Dining out is indeed possible even when money is tight. If you want to learn how to save money in a multiple other situations, as well as how to make money by helping other people to save money, visit Ed and Nancy Vacin’s website, Discount Clubs Info.

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