Hey Frugal Confessions Readers!!
I don't know if you've used restaurant.com before, but I love this service. Basically, you purchase gift certificates to restaurants at discounts.
Until 09/13/09, restaurants.com is offering a 90% discount on gift certificates!!!!! That means for a $25 gift certificate, you will be paying $1!!! Check out my sidebar for the link (to the right). At checkout, put in the discount code: NINETY
Gift certificates are good for one year, and you can purchase them as gifts (there is a tab on the page if you want to do so to make the printout look prettier). You can also buy it, and use it right away, as you print it out from home.
As a side note, I want to make you all aware that I do make money from the items that I have in my sidebar. However, I have decided to make a strict policy of only offering items on my website that I personally use. This year so far, I have redeemed a $25 gift certificate at Bocados in Houston, and at The Fish in Houston. I only paid $2 for each of these gift certificates! What a deal!
I also plan to use a gift certificate in a higher denomination ($50-$100) for when my family comes to visit so that I can treat everyone out without breaking the bank.