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Say you want to eat out at your favorite restaurant, but have recently found out that it is simply costing you too much. Is there a way to save money on your restaurant meals? There certainly are a few thing that you can do to cut costs down. Remember, that in this economy, you are definitely not alone in searching for ways to save money. In fact, there are probably millions of people around the country who would like to eat at a restaurant that they like but find that the prices are too expensive for them. One way to save on your meals is to use restaurant discount vouchers.
Now, what are these vouchers exactly? There are basically two types of restaurant discount vouchers. The first kind is simply free coupons that you can exchange for a discount on a meal or certain parts of the menu, get a 2 for 1 meal, get a free dessert or an extra piece of chicken, etc. These coupons are distributed in a wide variety of places. They are often inserted in newspapers and magazines, with some being delivered to your door. Remember to take a look at your "junk mail" before you throw it out. It may contain some useful coupons that could mean big savings on your next restaurant meal. There are also some websites, such as Coupons.com and FreeMania.net in which you can find some printable coupons for you to use. All that you have to do is print them out and present them at the restaurant that you are going to, just like you would with a coupon that you would clip out of a flier or newspaper.
Another type of restaurant discount vouchers is what is commonly referred to as a gift certificate, gift card or gift voucher. These basically allow you to get a discount, up to the value of the voucher, on a meal at a specific restaurant or a group of restaurants. These are most commonly given as gifts to people. Sometimes employers give those out to their workers as a reward or as a present for the holidays. You might also be able to get one if you participate in a rewards program. For example, certain credit card companies let people accumulate points for every purchase that they make on their card. They can then exchange these points for a voucher that is usable at a restaurant.
But what if you are not lucky enough to be given one of those for free? Well there are certain sites where you can buy restaurant discount vouchers. Obviously, in order to save you money, these vouchers will cost you less than the dollar amount that they are for. As an example, you can buy a $ 10 voucher for a popular restaurant for $ 5, or a $ 100 voucher for $ 40. The higher the amount of the voucher, the more you will typically save. You can find these types of gift vouchers on many internet sites, but the most popular and reliable ones are Groupon.com and Restaurant.com.