With all the stress and craziness of the holiday season, dining out is a welcome relief that keeps you from having to cook, wash dishes, and grocery shop. But when the restaurant bill comes, you might gasp based on the obvious cost difference between dining out and cooking at home. That's where my three favorite restaurant savings strategies come into play.
By combining text deals, phone apps, and social media sites such as Foursquare, you can really rack up savings when it comes time to pay those restaurant bills.
Not all of the mobile deals are going to take you to glamourous fine dining establishments, but some will, so you really have to identify what type of restaurant you want to visit. For instance, apps such as BiteHunter, Blackboard Eats and Scoutmob can absolutely direct you to huge savings at high-end restaurants. On the other hand, many of the text deals are focused on chain eateries such as Arby's and Pizza Hut. Foursquare will find you restaurants that run the gamut from fast food to fine dining.
So essentially, when it comes to saving money on restaurants, there is absolutely something for everyone. Let us know what your favorite restaurant deals are and how you find savings when you dine out.