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Served: The Restaurant Coupon Invasion

Several months ago, our owner Debbie signed up for one of the first of Philadelphia OpenTable's Groupon-style deals. Unless you're living deep in a hole, you've heard of Groupon and its siblings: Living Social, Buy With Me, Deal On, and the rest. For restaurants, websites like Zagat and OpenTable offer nearly identical packages. As a new(ish) restaurant with a nonexistent PR budget, we liked that these promotions would bring in new business. But in some instances, we eat a lot of the bill. More

Coupon Hacks: Combo-Moves for Cheaper Carts

Crissy Thompson of Gainesville, Georgia has turned saving on household and grocery shopping into something of an art form, often buying a week's worth of groceries for her family of five for. . . $10. Crissy's biggest score to date was at Target. Her total bill was over $380 and she paid 2 cents. Yes, 2 cents. How does she do it? Crissy's basic tips are after the jump. To really maximize savings, you'll want to apply these in combination for a combo-move. And I think it goes without saying, if you are saving on items you aren't going to use, you aren't really saving at all.... More

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