Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You Can Still Dine Out and Be frugal

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Dinner Out Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune
 
Weeknights are a great night to dine out, besides the fact that weeknights are an off night for retailers forcing them to discount appetizers and drinks, the crowds are smaller so you will get better food and service. There are also several restaurants throughout Phoenix that offer kids eat free deals on weeknights.


• Visit your restaurants website before you leave the house. Many restaurants will post valuable coupons that you will want to take with you and you can get a quick rundown of the specials for the night.

• Dining early is another great way to save. Many restaurants serve off the lunch menu until 4; Arriba Mexican Grill serves 99 cent tacos on Tuesdays until 4.  Kids eat free on Sunday.

• Try paying ahead if you are going to dine out. This will save you up to 75% on your dinner just by taking the time to plan. At Restaurant .com you can purchase a $25 gift card from a list of local restaurants for only $10. Choose your restaurant, purchase a gift card and give it to your server when your bill is due.

• It is always good to know where the kids can eat for free. At Chevy’s kids eat free with a paying adult all day long. They also offer a happy hour from 3 to 7 on Tuesdays. Kids eat free at Chompie’s after 4 on Tuesdays as well as Coco’s Restaurants and Damon’s Grill.

• Kids eat free with a paying adult at Denny’s Restaurants and Denny’s is a great place to take them. Breakfast is often cheaper than dinner, Denny’s is low key, kid friendly and they serve breakfast all day long. If you have teens, you can buy a couple of large breakfast plates and feed your younger kids off the kids menu for free.

NYPD Pizza offers 50% off pizza on Tuesday nights see their website for details.

Search more Tuesday kid’s eat free deals at Mykidseatfree.com.



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Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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