Reid and I scored such a deal tonight, it was unbelievable! We recently received a few coupons for free fries and drink with the purchase of McDonald's new Angus Burger, so we thought we'd give it a try, even though we weren't sure how much the burgers cost. Our total was $8.57 or something, which I guess is not that bad for a meal for two. We pulled up to the first window and Reid handed the guy our coupons and then tried to hand him our debit card. He was taking another order at first, so Reid just kept holding out his card. Finally, the guy said that it was going to take too long or something weird, and handed Reid a receipt. What?! We looked at it, and it said, "Employee Discount" for the amount that we were supposed to pay, with an end total of $0. Reid and I just looked at each other and started laughing - did that just happen?
In addition to that, we had a few coupons for a free Jr. Frosty from Wendy's (thanks Gretchen!). I kind of felt bad handing them my coupons and not buying anything...but not that bad!
While I'm talking about restaurants, I may as well share another recent find. My favorite money-saving website, Springs Bargains, recently posted a whole lot of places that will offer you something free for your birthday. Many of them also give you something free just for signing up for the email list. I have a separate email account for things like that, so I don't get "special offers" mixed in with personal email. Here is a link to the birthday deals, many of which are for chain restaurants, so even if you don't live here, check it out!
P.S. The link on McDonald's Angus Burger at the top will take you to a site where you can print out your own coupon, if you didn't get one in your Sunday paper. But I can't guarantee that your cashier will be too busy to charge you for it!