Today's meal is a bit of a cheat, I admit. But I wanted to bring up the fact that there are many coupons and specials out there for eating out. Sunday's papers often have coupons for some restaurants (regular ones are Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Popeye's, Culvers, etc). You can also sometimes find coupons online though those are much rarer. If you sign up for a restaurant's particular "email club" they will often send you coupons for free appetizers or desserts on your birthday or other special occasions.
Then there is Groupon where you can often get gift certificates to local restaurants for 50% off! Today's Rockford Groupon deal is 50% off a gift certificate to Thai Hut: $10 for $20 Worth of Lunch at Thai Hut (or $15 for $30 Worth of Dinner).
If you don't have a Groupon account yet (it's free) but would like to you can sign up here. There is no obligation to buy anything, but signing up gives you the opportunity to see all the good deals out there!
Wondering it's worth signing up, and if there are enough good deals to be had? Here are a few past Groupon deals we've posted about!
Redbox - 3 movies for $1
Angelo's $10 for a $20 gift certificate
Personalized jewelry for 50% off
(Please note that the Groupon links in this post are my referral links. If you are not comfortable with that, you can sign up here on your own).