One of the reasons I go out to eat at a sit-down restaurant is to get good service. At home, I am the chef, waitress, busser, dishwasher and more. So going out means getting the service I deserve.
While the food aspect is important, if I don't get good service, it's probably safe to say I will never return even if the food is extraordinary. If the food is so-so but the service is excellent, I will probably return.
With good service, you should always reward your waiter or waitress accordingly. They make less than minimum wage and tips are really what they live off of. If you don't know if you're tipping correctly, here are some tips that will come in handy when you go out to eat next time:
It's Fall, so it's time for some comfort food! Download a couple of
free ecookbooks. The Fall Favorites eCookbook has 42 pages of
recipes including: Beefy Barley, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pizza
Casserole, Cranberry Cobbler, Apple Dumplings, Beefy Onion Soup,
Apple Glazed Chicken and more. If you love soups and stews, there's
one for you too. 38 Soups and Stews Recipes includes: chicken
soup recipes, vegetable soup recipes, slow cooker soup recipes,
hearty stews and more. Enter your email to access the ecookbooks
(Tip: I save my ecookbooks to a folder on my
desktop for easy access).
You can try and get a free Probiotic Action Acne Spray.
I hope your hungry because this seems to be the week for food
freebies. If your lucky enough to have a Rita's Italian Ice near you, stop by and get a free
sample of their newest Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ice Cream flavor. Carvel Ice Cream is hosting Customer
Appreciation Day on Thursday, 9/20 from 3pm - 7pm and you can get a
free Jr. Bonnet cone.
This next one is huge, Papa
John's is giving away over 2 million pizzas! That's 120,000
free one topping each week until December 31st in a random drawing.
I shop online all day long with Savings.com, and occasionally I actually leave the house to buy things locally. But from Thanksgiving till Christmas I try to avoid the crowds at the stores as much as possible. And let's face it, there are plenty of people in this modern world who are not really friends or family members but who you feel compelled to get gifts for.
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This week there are some food and household freebies available. You can grab a free burger at Wendy's when you purchase a small fry and beverage. But, if you're getting a burger you're probably getting the other two items anyway. Dominos is giving away tons of their new Artisans pizza on their Facebook page. For the health conscious, there's free yogurt. Coffee lovers aren't left out, they can grab a free Harvest Spice Coffee. The household freebies has a toilet tissue roll cover you can win daily from Cottonelle. Benjamin Moore is offering a 2 ounce paint sample that is great if you need to do a little touch up to your walls.
By Jackie.SimioneGuest Blogger
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The quintessential date night is "dinner and a movie," but there's got to be a cheaper way to enjoy this "must" for just about any adult couple. It's hard to go out for an evening without dropping $75 to $100 for a few hours of fun. And that doesn't include the babysitter cost or dragging the kids along (which is not very romantic).
The following tips are not recommended for first dates--you may scare someone off by seeming cheap--but if you are in a long term relationship you'll be instantly raised to "smart, wise and thrifty."
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