Are you tired of hearing everyone talking about how it's impossible to [insert anything fun, entertaining, or tasty here] in this economy? Well, have no fear, you don't have to give up on stuffing your face with delicious delights all over town. Here are some tips for eating as cheaply as possible:
FrugalFeaster.com This website is genius. It lists all the happy hours and various food deals at dozens of restaurants in the Austin area. They also feature a special restaurant coupon once a week, for you to print out and get a sweet deal.
Restaurant.com. No, this site is not a scam... we've already tested out several of these certificates and can't wait to use more. You can purchase certificates for $10, $25 or $50 at a bunch of area restaurants, just enter your zip code and check out the list. But wait! Stop right there! Don't pay the regular price of $10 for that $25 certificate. Sign up for "exclusive savings" and you'll start getting notified about when their certificates are 50, 60, 70 or even 80% off. Which means you can buy a $25 certificate for between $2 and $5. Pretty much every month they put the certificates on sale.
Entertainment.com. If you don't know any school aged kids selling the 2009 Entertainment Books for a fundraiser, simply go to the website and order yours online. There are tons of coupons to restaurants both in the book and to be printed online once you pay your $20 for the book. The only problem is that there are so many coupons, it can be easy to go out somewhere and not even realize you've got a coupon sitting at home. Still, it's not hard to get your money's worth!