Small Steps to Major Savings: Money-Saving Tip #8: Eat Out on Tuesdays

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Here’s where I am: I love to save money. And I want to spend as little time and energy on it as possible. Preferably without scissors.

Small Steps to Major Savings: Money-Saving Tips for the Non-Couponer is our newest series. I’ll update with valuable money-saving tips for everyone. And I promise you won’t even have to pick up a scissors. Most days. Pinky-swear.

Tip #8: Eat Out on Tuesdays
No, not every Tuesday. We don’t eat out every week, but when we *do* treat ourselves, it’s usually on Tuesday. Why? Tuesday is a notoriously slow day for restaurants. People are caught up with their mid-week routine and generally aren’t going out to eat. If your restaurant offers a special to attract customers, chances are it lands on a Tuesday. Make that to your advantage and plan for it.

What kind of deals? Kids eat free, double rewards points, you name it. Promotions vary by restaurant. Our Tuesday nights out have included Chili’s (kids eat free with coupon); Champps (kids eat free – no coupon necessary at our location); and our old favorite, Qdoba (double rewards points, which earns us free meals faster). At our local Champps, they really go all out for the kids, complete with a clown and balloon animals.

Our local Chick-Fil-A also offers Kids Eat Free nights every Tuesday.

We’re always on the lookout for new places to treat ourselves on Tuesdays. What’s your favorite restaurant and do they offer a weekly deal to attract customers?

New to the series? Catch up on our past tips here:
• Tip #1: Find your own balance with couponing.
• Tip #2: Know your price points.
• Tip #3: Compare unit prices.
• Tip #4: Get out of the grocery store.
• Tip #5: Follow the deal blogs.
• Tip #6: Leftovers with a purpose.
• Tip #7: Organize your online deals.


    • Alissa says

      Glad you liked it! I’d definitely check out Champps or Chili’s. You should get 2 free kids’ meals with each adult meal. Total score! Just make sure to keep an eye out for those Chili’s coupons. You won’t need one at Champps.


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