10 ways to eat out on the cheap
The cost of dining out
Dine at the bar
Have a snack first
Share an entree
Beware of expensive drinks
Dine out for lunch
Discounted gift cards
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And this country wonders why it's 17 trillion in debt everyone is looking for something for free. Soon people will be able to go to Outback and use food stamps, It's getting ridiculous people wake up and live within your means. If you can't afford to go out and pay for something then I guess its just not meant for you.
I am offended that you allow the "N" word to grace this so called modern piece of journalism. I have been at restaurants where whites (not necessarily poor!) have used the system. It is unfair to generalize and assume that all blacks use the system restaurant or otherwise. It does show that the individual has low self esteem because he suggests that a whole race 'can not afford' to go out to dinner. On the other hand, he may look into his definition of ****, "a lowdown ignorant person." This sounds like the author of that statement. In the meantime, during this economy all families have a right to take their family out to dinner no matter what the economic status. It appears to me that the haves are still begrudging the have nots (or economically challenged, thrifty) from living a better quality of life and going out to dinner.
Prejudice makes me sick!
Sharing an entree doesn't necessarily work. Many of the places we dine charge a "split fee" for an entree, or a surcharge for sharing.
These financial analysts and counselors-even the CPA's have to find a new drum to beat. They have reached saturation with articles on buying coffee and eating out - week after week - day after day- same old stories. Eat out if you want to - pay for your food and leave a tip and have a coffee if you want to - eating out is fun, relaxing, wonderful to eat food that someone else prepared and have it brought to you and no dishes. Give these eating out/ buying coffee articles a rest, please and find other items to write about. I am going to go get a coffee and plan dinner out for tonight that includes a tip and I do not want a to go box!
Get water. Take in your own packets of drink mix. There's only a 1 percent chance the manager will get upset. It especially works in restaurants that use red water glasses. One time it even got me a free restaurant drink. I had added cherry drink mix and the lady doing drink service noticed it. She later brought me a real one. I fessed up to what I did and she was nice about it and told me not to pay for it.
Also join Chilis lists. I get free appetizers all the time. Do the 2-for deals when you can. Order appetizers as a meal (but not the free ones).
Here's my #1 trick for living cheap. Order a meal, eat half, take home for dinner.
It is best to just get water at a restaurant then go to Circle K and get coffee for a buck or an extra large soda for 73 cents.
To eat cheap, I usually go to a skid row mission. The meal is free but first I have to listen to an hour long lecture about how Jesus still loves me first. Heh!
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