Dine out weekly or monthly with coupons

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This is a guest post from Quida Davis of Simple Savings for ATL Moms who offers tips on shopping, saving and couponing. Check back each week for more of her tips!

We shop using coupons to buy groceries, clothing and entertainment but did you know that there are coupons you can use to eat out in restaurants? Yes, there are plenty of them. Sometimes you get coupons right in your own mailbox from some of them.

Some refer to this type of mail as junk mail but not me. Take a look at some ways you can eat out with your family and use coupons in the process:

Stop! Don’t throw away your mail!
There are many restaurants who utilize direct mail advertising to get you their coupons. Sometimes when we see this in our mail, we may think that it is junk mail but look closer. Restaurants like Olive Garden, Chili’s, Sweet Tomato, Longhorn Steakhouse, Steak and Shake, Popeye’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Domino’s and a host of others utilize this service. If you are planning a football party, make sure you sign up for the emails to all the pizza restaurants. You might be surprised at the savings and you can have the food delivered right to your home.

Sign up for Restaurant Emails
Go to your favorite restaurant website and sign up for their email news and mailings. Sometimes you will receive coupons that you can use immediately and sometimes you can even receive birthday coupons that you can use when celebrating your birthday. Tip: Create a separate email account just for restaurants that send you email.

Just Ask the Restaurant
If you are not sure if your local restaurant even offers coupons/discounts, be sure to either call them directly or just ask the next time you visit. If you are a senior, ask about senior citizen discounts.

Quida can find a coupon for almost anything and she often surprises cashiers when she checks out. For more tips on saving and couponing, visit Quida at  Simple Savings for ATL Moms. Connect and interact with her on Twitter Facebook, and Instagram.

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