Thursday, July 30, 2009

Discount Dining!

O.K. so, your expense account has taken a big hit in this rough economy, but your clients don't need to know that. You can still afford to treat them, a deserving employee or two or even a co-worker to a nice meal. Your secret, you savvy frugalist, you? It’s Discount Dining, FREE websites that offer discounts to your favorite local and chain restaurants, including some high quality ones that are sure to impress your hungry guests.

At Restaurant.com, purchase $10-$25 gift certificates for your favorite restaurants for just $4-$10 – you can even print them for same-day use. Sign up for their free newsletter and get exclusive savings that is at least two to four deep discount offers a month. (Be aware of the fine print, some of the restaurant offers require a minimum purchase – be sure you are going to spend that before purchasing the certificate).

OpenTable.com provides a fast, efficient way to find available tables that meet desired criteria for cuisine, price and location at a specified time. When you make reservations through OpenTable.com, you earn at least 100 points toward the 2,000 you need to get a free $20 off coupon at any participating restaurant.

DinnerBroker's mission is to use technology and the Internet to make the fine-dining experience more enjoyable, accessible and affordable. You’ll get an instant 10 to 30 percent discount on off-peak hours when you make your reservations through their system. In addition, you’ll earn points towards free gift certificates and have the ability to purchase discounted gift cards.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the dining reward programs offered by many credit cards, airlines and hotels. Purchases, hotel stays and air travel can gain you points towards your favorite dining destinations. Check out the Rewards Network, they offer dining and hotel programs in partnership with major airline frequent flyer programs, several of the nation’s largest bankcard issuers, numerous key players in the loyalty marketing industry, and dozens of national corporations.

Discount Dining!

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