Last night I decided that we really needed a night out to get a break from all the craziness going on in our lives right now. Sounds like a great idea, right? It really is until you remember that part of the craziness is a small cash flow problem. Shoot, who am I kidding? It's a fairly large cash flow problem but that's fodder for another post. :-)
Since it was the end of the month (can you believe January is almost gone?), I knew that I could probably find a code somewhere for Restaurant.com and get a huge discount. Off I went to Coupon Mom and sure enough behind the restaurant coupons tab was an 80% off code. Sweet! Since I wanted this to be fun, I looked for places that we've not been to and picked a couple that are fairly close to the house. We picked Ms. Judy's Buffet as our destination tonight and set out. Their menu looked pretty good with a seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday nights. After putting my discount code in the $25 gift certificate cost a measly $3.50.
Olive Branch Catfish Company. The food was great as was the service. Since we didn't have a coupon the budget is blown. But hey, we've got a nice sheet of paper we won't be using to turn over and use to figure out Plan B for the budget.
The moral of this story is use Restaurant.com because it's a great deal but if it's somewhere you've never been, call and be sure they are still in business before you spend that $3.50.