Ramit’s IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com Series — Tip #12: How I’m saving $2,000 on eating out in 2009 — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

This is a link to the twelfth in an ongoing series billed as 30 Day Challenge to save $1,000 by Ramit Sethi at IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com, his blog on personal finance (banking, saving, budgeting, and investing) and personal entrepreneurship. His series outlines the various ways we can keep money in our pockets.

Tip #12: How I’m saving $2,000 on eating out in 2009

Today’s tip is to save money on eating out using services that offer incredibly steep discounts. I eat out a lot, so this one is saving me tons of money.

This tip only works if you really will substitute use of the bargain coupon for a time of eating out without the coupon.  If you use it to eat out more, instead of more cheaply, you’ll be spending more money.

He discusses two coupon-related services for meals out, and also considers trading services with friends — maybe you have  a friend who loves to cook but hates to clean, and you don’t mind cleaning but hate to cook.  Might there be a sharing there?

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For previous tips: Tip #1: Pack lunches for the rest of the week, Tip #2: Turn your thermostat down 3 degrees, Tip #3: Sell something on eBay today, Tip #4: Involve your friends in your savings challenge, Tip #5: Optimize your cellphone bill, Tip #6: Use gas prices to become your own hedge fund, Tip #7: Create a “No Spending” day once a week, Tip #8: Implement the A La Carte Method, Tip #9: Only buy new things when replacing something old, Tip #10: Use the free rewards from your credit card, car insurance, and workplace, Tip #11: Never pay full retail price for clothes (or eyeglasses) again

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