March 3, 2010

Cheap Dinner

Well, the kids and I had a night last night without hubby home.  I decided I wasn't going to cook & we would go out to eat.  I was thinking about how I could get a great meal at a bargain price.  I am here to report we did it!!!!!  We did REAL GOOD!!  Here's how it went down:

Lonestar (where we live) offers a "Kids Eat Free" on Tuesday night.  You can get up to two free kids meals with one adult entree purchase.  I decided that would save us a bundle of change.  Then I sign up with every restaurant club known to man so I can get coupons and free items at my birthday time and anniversary time.  I just happened to have a coupon from Lonestar offering me a free appetizer.  Cha-Ching!

We started the night off with a FREE appetizer of Cheese Fries (savings of $7.99) - YUMMY!  I ordered a fabulous chicken sandwich for $7.99.  It came with a side of my choice.  Being I had fries already, I chose to have a house salad.  The kids ordered a chicken tenders dinner (savings of $4.99) and a steak medallion dinner (savings of $6.99).  We all ate and ate and ate until we were so full we rolled out of there.

When our waiter brought the bill, I was astounded at the price I saw!  I only owed $8.67!!!!!  WHAT?!?!?!  We had saved almost $20.00!!  Our sweet waiter did not charge us for any of our drinks either.  I only paid for my meal (the cheapest on the menu byt he way).  I was so excited to walk out of there feeding all three of us for under $10.  I did leave him a hefty tip!

I look forward to finding more great deals like this!  What are some of your ideas on saving in restaurants?  Do you have a story to share?


Sheila said...

Great job! I LOVE a good bargain!

Nicole said...

Sweet idea! I'll remember this, should Rick be gone on a trip on a Tuesday again!

samantha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a great deal. I'm on the lookout now for good dinner deals. Your blog is a ton of fun to read.

Loren said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!! Sounds like a yummy and victorious night!! You go girly!!