Do you ever come home to your apartments in Northwest Houston with a craving for burgers? We’ve all been there, but we can’t all go out to eat every time we get that craving. If you gave in to every restaurant craving, you’d go broke in a matter of weeks. Well, you would if you didn’t follow the advice laid out in the blog post below.
In this week’s post, we’re telling residents about ways to save money when dining out. People often think of going out to eat as an expensive endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. Restaurants use all kinds of tricks and tactics to get customers to spend more money than planned, but you can avoid those traps if you know what to look for.
Without further delay, let’s dive right into this week’s blog post! Oh, and when you’re done reading through the post, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at San Cierra — the apartments Northwest Houston residents choose for contemporary comfort and style.
Tip 1. Arrive early.
Next time you make plans for dinner, try to move them up an hour. There’s a lot of money to be saved by getting to dinner before 6:00. Most happy hours end at 6:00 or 6:30, which still leaves you time to order drinks and appetizers at happy hour prices. Dinner is a lot more enjoyable when you’re not worried about how much the bill is going to be. If you order everything but the entrees from the happy hour menu, you won’t have to worry about money.
Tip 2. Just say no.
Every time you say, “yes,” at a restaurant, you cost yourself a couple bucks. Would like to get some apps? Yes. Would you like a refill? Yes. Would you like to add fries? Yes. Waiters are trained to upsell you, and it’s all too easy to fall into their trap. The more you can get used to saying no, the lower your bill will be.
Tip 3. Check your inbox.
There are savings hidden in your inbox, you just have to find them. If you’ve ever signed up for a service like Groupon or OpenTable, you’re probably used to getting a lot of emails every day that contain coupons. You probably delete these emails, but you might want to rethink that strategy next time you’re making plans to go out to eat. Who knows, there might be a BOGO deal for your favorite restaurant just sitting in your inbox!
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of ways you can save money while dining out during the holiday season! We’re so glad that you were able to take a few minutes out of your day to read this week’s blog, and we encourage you to check back in a couple weeks when our next post goes live on our website. In the meantime, be sure to make use of the tips above to save money every time you go out to eat in the next couple months.
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