Friday, July 24, 2009

How to be so cheap, it's embarassing!

Before the economy took its turn for the worse, you wouldn't have caught my husband even thinking about using a coupon. Oh, the horror and embarrassment from actually trying to SAVE money! All of that has changed over the last few years, and although I am still the one to do the "dirty deed", he is quite happy to go along with it! This has led to me scouring the internet for good deals on eating out. It is worthwhile noone really want to eat the food I cook, including myself!

Last night, he was busy at another venue, so I decided to have a dinner date with my smallest child. It only took me a minute on the Internet to discover that T.G.I. Friday's is running their BOGO entree special again. Basically, you go to Friday's, buy an entree...the next one is free! What I am about to say next is where the embarrassing part comes in (or some may consider it). If you go on their website and sign up for their rewards card, you will receive in your e-mail within 24 hours, a coupon for a free appetizer, as well. Now...these are not supposed to be used in conjunction with one another, but I recommend that you call and inquire sweetly of the manager (before arrival), if you will be able to use both...which is exactly what I did! So basically, two people can enjoy an appetizer, and two entrees for under $10. With tip, it came to $12 for me. I did feel like a mean and nasty Mother, as my daughter wanted a kids spaghetti plate, and I wouldn't allow it! Try to explain to a 7 year old that is craving noodles with red sauce that it is a waste to use up your free entree on a kids meal. I can tell you right doesn't fly!! A distraction was in order, so I spent the next 10 minutes diligently solving crossword puzzles and word searches meant for a 5-9 year old!!

SO if tonight is date night, or you are just craving a good burger, click on the provided link (I am going to have to try to figure out how to provide a link!!), and print out the coupon!! It is the last one...fifth down. And I recommend never eating out without first checking for a deal!

And outfit for today:

Single silk shirt- $6 Maria's Closet

Freedom of Choice jeans- $15 Buffalo Exchange...although I traded stuff to get these, so they were free!

YSL shoes- bought in Hong Kong for @ $50


  1. I remember when I sent my husband to the store with a coupon. When he got home, I asked him if he had used it. He said "of course dear". I asked if I could see the receipt and of course he didn't have it. So I said, if you didn't use the coupon, at least give it back to me so I can use it. That was years ago. Now with 2 kids and tougher times, you bet he's using those coupons! :)

  2. On our 9th anniversary my husband bought me a bracelet at Neiman Marcus. It was extremely expensive for costume jewelry. A few weeks later I saw it at their outlet store for 1/3 of the price. He honestly did not want me to call the manager at our store and complain. He said that he knew how much he had paid and was OK with it. Ummmm.....I don't think so!! I caled the manager and very nicely explained, and after double checking, we were refunded the $$$ and it was ALOT!!! I don't think my husband would ever again suggest we just let it slide!