I ran out of room in Tuesday’s column on restaurant deals. Here are some more. Let me know your faves too.
Bargain hunters’ sites. Look for restaurant deals at Couponmom.com, Fatwallet.com, Clippermagazine.com and Moneymailer.com. Find their restaurant section and type in a ZIP code for restaurants near you.
Rewards Network (1-877-491-3463). This is the perfect discount program for the person who can’t be bothered with coupons. You regisiter one or more credit cards with the Network and receive a discount of 10 to 20 percent when you charge the restaurant bill. Servers don’t know. The discount shows up on your credit card statement. Members can choose either a free account with 10 percent discounts or pay $29 per year for 10 to 20 percent discounts. Restrictions apply. Ten percent savings might be slight, but because the benefit is “hidden,” you can double-dip by using a coupon and then charging the bill on a credit card with Rewards savings.
Half-off Twin Cities . Buy a $50 gift card for $25. The site lists four deals from Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP 1500, KS95, FM107 and TC Live. Deals are posted on different days of the week. Last week’s deals included Sunsets, Glockenspiel, Great Waters Brewing Co., and Totino’s Italian Kitchen.
Two deals specific to restaurants:
1. Tryg’s in St. Louis Park offers a $15 appetite stimulus plan from 4-6 p.m. daily. It includes a choice of salad, entree and beverage. Portions are sizable too.
2. Thrifty Hipster Matt Dogwillo recommends the Hien Deli (2624 Nicollet Av., Minneapolis, 612-872-8280) for cheap eats anytime in simple surroundings.
Write in your favorite restaurant deal, high-end or low-end.