Friday, April 25, 2008 Gift Certificates

If you're like us, you generally don't eat out unless you have coupons, or a gift certificate. In this case, you get both.

When you buy gift certificates at, you only pay a portion of the price--for example, $10 for a $25 gift certificate. That's cheap enough that not only are they good gifts, but they're a great way to save money if you dine out yourself.

Now, even though they're gift certificates, the catch is that they have terms and conditions, and you'll want to read the terms on yours carefully. The terms are set by the participating restaurants, and can vary greatly. For example, you may find a $10 gift certificate for $3, but the rule is you have to spend $20 or more. That still works out to almost half off. Others are only valid Sunday through Thursday.

What are the terms for the restaurants in your area? You'll have to visit to find out. Just punch in your zip code and you'll see all the options and all the terms and conditions before you without having to register for anything.

Check 'em out before you dine out.

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