Month: August 2016

The Frugal Folks Guide to Eating Out


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The most efficient way to save a few bucks is by eating in. However, this can become dull fairly quickly. If you need to keep it frugal, you may feel like cooking at home is your only option. However, this isn’t entirely true. Here are some things you can do to cut down on the cost of eating out.

Skip the Drinks

Soda at a restaurant can run you as much as $2.50 a cup. By skipping the soda you can save that $2.50 per person and get all the health benefits of drinking water. If you must have a sweet drink, try keeping your fridge stocked at home or share a soda with a friend and split the cost.

Discount Gift Cards

Websites like Raise can help you save a dollar or two by selling you discounted gift cards to some of your favorite restaurants. These gift cards are sometimes sold for as much as 25% off. If you buy those Raise gift cards through TopCashback you can save even more through cash back.

Groupon and Living Social

By using crowd-sharing sites such as Groupon and Living Social you can discover some great local food spots and save a bundle. Save even more by waiting around for discount codes (sometimes as much as 25% off) and purchasing discounted gift cards for Groupon via Raise.

Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is another great way to save some money on local eateries. Just make sure you read the fine print before buying anything. You can save a bit more by purchasing discounted gift cards for Restaurant.com via Raise.

Survey Sites

By using survey sites and apps such as Swagbucks and Survey Mini, you can rack up points which can be exchanged for free gift cards to your favorite chain restaurants. Saving up points can take a while, but this is a great way to get some free grub.

By using the tips listed above in addition to deals and rewards programs offered by individual restaurants, you should be able to eat out for a fraction of the usual cost. This means more cash in your pocket and more food in your belly.

New Fun Products for Dog-Loving Geeks

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Whether you are out for a walk or playing at home, you want your pet to have the coolest accessories and toys. Here are three new fun products that geeky pet owners can use to spoil their pets!

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Get you dog psyched out for space with the Space Rover Bandana! With a blue star-studded print, your pet will be the classiest one on the block. The pun will either make people laugh or roll their eyes, and either way that’s a win-win. Best of all, it fits all sized dogs so your pet can look good no matter what size they are.

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When it’s time to eat, surprise your pooch with a binary food bowl. If your pet has a tendency to knock over the food dish, this bowl will prevent that from happening! This dish is sturdy enough to handle any sized dog. It features a “010101” binary code pattern so that you can relive the dream of having an artificial intelligence dog. All your geeky guests will be impressed when they see it!

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Of course, what really makes a dog happy is having toys. So why not get them something you both will enjoy? The Star Wars X-Wing Fighter dog toy will leave the both of you having a blast. This detailed toy features plush laser cannons and proton torpedo launchers that your dog will have fun chewing on. Plus it’s got a rope toy hanging at the end of it so you two can have an epic tug-of-war!