Lea Ann Stundins is a mom on a budget who blogs about where to find great deals at many of the most popular chain restaurants.
Among Stundins' strategies:
- Look for deals on restaurant websites. You often find printable coupons.
- Join restaurant birthday clubs. Many restaurants will feed you free on your birthday.
- Sign up for restaurant e-mail lists. You often get free food for signing up, and you're the first to know about future deals.
- Buy Entertainment books. The coupons inside more than pay for the cost of the book.
Stundins tracks restaurant deals on her blog: http://mommyswishlist.blogspot.com/.
She even shows users how to feed their children for free every night of the week.
"It's really fun, and it's very addicting!" Stundins said.