Can’t Afford to Dine out as Much as You’d Like?

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Check out these two fabulous sites:

Groupon – Groupon is my new favorite site! It’s hip. It’s fun. And, best of all, it offers great deals!

 

They offer a deal a day for places to go and things to do in and around Chicago. But here’s the catch—you get the deal only if a certain number of people join. That’s why businesses offer these prices—because they can guarantee the volume. Groupon = “Group” + “Coupon”

Here’s exactly how it works:

1. Each day they feature something cool to do in Chicago at a huge discount.

2. You get the discount only if enough people join that day – so you should invite your friends!

3. Check back the next day for another awesome Groupon.

Joan’s note: I just bought a $35 voucher for Ai Sushi (358 Ontario, Chicago) for $15.

Halfoffdeals

They’re the country’s largest fulfillment center for half-off dining and half-off entertainment gift certificates. They’re sold online in conjunction with their media partners. Okay…they’re not quite as “hip and happening” as Groupon, but their deals seem even better!

Joan’s note: I just bought a $50 voucher for Koi Chinese & Sushi (624 Davis St., Evanston) for $25.00 ($28.75 including shipping and handling).