Shortcut to Fabulous Restaurant Savings

money-wings-flying-clip-art-thumb2807082I take pride in being the girl who knows everything about everything fabulous, especially when it comes to steals and deals to live the fabulous life. However, a co-worker and good friend one-upped me not too long ago when I told her my secret to scoring gift certificates to great restaurants at a discount. When she led me to a radio station website where I could purchase $100 and $50 gift certificates for half price, I almost fainted. When I saw that my absolute favorite restaurants were featured on the website, I choked on my hundred calorie pack of cookies. I purchased a $100 gift certificate to Lucky Strike (a hip bowling alley and restaurant in South Beach) for $50 that day! I surmised that if my city has these deals, every other city in America must have them too. I spent the next few nights at home researching to give you links to websites offering these half price gift certificates in as many cities as I could find.

Click on edit, then find on your task bar above and type in your city or scroll below for links to websites in your area or city. Many of the websites offer half-off gift certificates for much more than restaurants! If your geographic location has not been included, do not fret. Type in “discount restaurant gift certificates for (city name)” in your favorite search engine. If you don’t find anything on that search trying visiting the websites of popular radio and television stations in your area. Are you planning a fabulous weekend getaway to another US destination anytime soon? Why not plan ahead, save money and check the broadcast websites for your favorite cities or future vacation destinations?!!!

Now, you might be wondering why these deals exist? There are several reasons, but one primary reason being that many of these restaurants advertise or do promotional work with local television and radio stations and as part of the promo packages, the stations receive gift certificates, in limited quantities of course. Generally, each station announces the deal on their radio programming or the website before it goes on sale and has a particular day and time every week that the certificates announced go on sale. Make note of the days and times stations for your particular area sell their certificates, and create a reminder for yourself in your phone or PDA.

Below you will find two links to savings everywhere and links to savings categorized by city. Please note that all of the links were operable at the time of publication. Please feel free to leave other links in the comments section, and of course, most of all….Thanks Dely for the inspiration for this shortcut to a fabulous deal!

On the right hand side, enter your zip code to find restaurants in your area offering gift certificates. Make sure that you read the restrictions as many have minimum purchases, restrictions on lunch or dinner or days of the week that the gift certificates are valid.

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Charlotte, NC

Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

Knoxville, TN

Long Island, NY

Los Angeles, CA

Madison, WI

Miami, FL

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY


San Antonio

San Francisco, CA

Southern California

St. Augustine

St. Louis


Washington, DC

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