April 7, 2010

Restaurant Email Club Example Savings

I was digging through my inbox lately to delete old emails and generally clean it up.    I came across a whole bunch of emails from Red Lobster.   I signed up for their emails a while back to see what kind of deals you can get from them.   I haven't actually taken advantage of any off their offers as the Red Lobster here is a ways away from our house.   But since I had a bunch of the emails dating back several months I decided to skim through them.   This serves as an example of how signing up for a restaurant email club can save you money.

Here is an example of the coupons & discount offers that I got from Red Lobster via their emails:

March 23: $4 off any two adult dinner entrees or $3 off any two adult lunch entrees
Jan 19th:  $4 off any two adult dinner entrees or $3 off any two adult lunch entrees
Jan 5 : 3 course meal for 2 for $29.99
Dec 10th : $4 off any two adult dinner entrees or $3 off any two adult lunch entrees
Nov 30th :  $5 off any two adult dinner entrees
Oct 6th :  $4 off any two adult dinner entrees or $3 off any two adult lunch entrees

The coupon deals generally last about 1 month.   If you signup for Red Lobster's email newsletter then  you will probably have a coupon sitting in your inbox at any given time good for $4-$5 off of a dinner.

Of course Red Lobster is not a very cheap place to eat.   Most of their entrees are in the $20-$30 range.  But if you're a fan of Red Lobster and or wanting to treat yourself to a nice dinner out then signing up for their emails would be a good way to cut $4-$5 off the bill.

How much you save at a restaurant will depend on the restaurant in question of course.  

2 comments:

  1. I like the idea of a separate email account for merchandisers/restaurants, so that all those emails are consolidated in one place. Now, I haven't yet done that, but will get to it:)

    Anyway, some places go beyond good discounts and give you a free meal on your birthday. Its usually valid for a week to a month after. If a place is reasonable and has good customer service, they might be more flexible as well.

    For my last birthday, I managed to use two of them within a week or so. These weren't overly expensive places, so my total savings from getting "free" meals was about $15 to $20.

    Additionally, I of course like getting the coupons to which you refer. Lots of good stuff is available for minimal effort, and that's the key for me.

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  2. Squirrelers, those are all good points. Having a separate email for such stuff is a good idea to help keep your mail less cluttered.

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