It is generally agreed that making a habit out of dining out in the city every other evening can be quite expensive, especially if you are a student and you have a limited monthly budget. However, there is no need to panic, since there are numerous methods you can apply in order to eat out on a low budget, whether you go to more affordable or more expensive Orange County restaurants. Here are some useful tips you should know related to eating out on a low student budget.
As a student, you have numerous benefits and one of them is the student card that offers you advantageous discounts that you can use nearly everywhere, from restaurants to museums, cinemas, and even some online and local stores. You should know that numerous restaurants provide special offers for students, so all you have to do is some research to find out where those restaurants are located and what their offers are.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze)
Some restaurants allow their customers to bring their own booze along, especially if those restaurants do not own a full drinks license. Some of them place the BYOB signs at the entry, while others do not in which case you can just ask someone who works there. It is important to know that each restaurant has its own rules and while some will allow you to bring only wine and beer, others will let you bring spirits and then charge you for the mixers for instance, so it is recommended to ask the restaurant for its own BYOB policy from the very beginning.
Use the special coupons
If you have found some Charlie’s Best Burgers coupons in your mail, do not feel ashamed to use them! This is exactly the purpose why they sent the coupons in the beginning – in order to attract customers and make them try the new products at a special price. Take advantage of every coupon you receive since they come with some amazing offers that are only available with that coupon.
Take your food home
If you go to a restaurant and you simply cannot finish your meal because you have already eaten enough, do not go home without asking the waiter to have the leftovers packed so that you can take them home with you. You can eat the rest of your meal in the morning or the following night for instance.