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It’s Eat Outside Day! Here’s How You Can Afford Eating Out Without Breaking The Bank

Even though it’s Eat Outside Day, that doesn’t mean you have to spend your entire paycheck on a 5 course meal.

(But that doesn’t mean should settle for McDonald’s either.) 

Here’s how you can enjoy eating out, without breaking the bank:

Don’t Go Out With An Empty Stomach

If you go out hungry, you’re more likely to spend a ridiculous amount of money. It’s hard to ignore hunger pangs. Going out with an empty stomach often leads to a massive food order. Nine out of ten times, this will cause you to end up wasting food and money. (Being able to take the food home is not an excuse!)

Only Bring A Certain Amount Of Money  

You can’t spend more money than you have, can you? Instead of bringing your debit or credit card, bring a small amount of cash. This way you can’t spend a dime more, even if you want another drink.

Use Groupon Or Another Coupon Service

Groupon has a lot of restaurant deals. Why not use them? There’s absolutely no reason to spend the full amount when you could have the same meal for half the price. You can thank me later!

Go Out For Lunch Instead Of Dinner

Lunch is always cheaper than dinner. So why not go out for lunch instead? You’ll automatically save money! Need I say more?

Drink Water

Everyone knows if you drink while you eat, you’ll get full faster! However drinking alcohol only makes you… want another drink. That only leads to you spending more money. But water is free, and it will definitely help you feel full. Make sure you take those free glasses of water they keep offering you. They will also help keep you hydrated so you don’t wake up with a killer hangover in the morning.

What do you guys think?

Are there any other ways you can save money while going out to eat?

If so, leave a comment below and let me know!

Originally posted 2015-08-31 10:00:00.