How to get the most bang for your dining out buck
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Hate cooking but love saving money? One tip is to put all your dining expenditures on a credit card that gets bonus points for dining out. Chase Sapphire Preferred will give you two points a dollar on all dining.
Another way to save money is to book every reservation on opentable.com. It doesn't matter if you know tables will be available, you should still make a reservation. This is because every reservation gets you 100 points - as soon as you hit 2000 points, Open Table sends you a check for $20.
You can also enroll your credit cards in a mileage dining program such as United. This way when you swipe your card (any card) you’ll be earning miles at select restaurants.
One last tip is to never pay full price for a certificate on restaurant.com. Every other day, they offer codes for 70 percent off or more. All you need to do is search for one. This way, you’ll only pay a few dollars for a certificate worth $25.
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