Here’s a great deal for you!
We really maximize our out-to eat budget by using gift cards from swagbucks, Groupons, and other deals like this. (We budget $40 a month for out-to-eat meals and usually eat out about 4 times on that budget (not McDonalds - sit down restaurants! :)
For example if we bought this deal, we would use a coupon from the paper, if allowed, for $3.99 Frisco melts and another coupon for BOGO milkshakes and our bill would be about $13. Then we would pay with the $10 gift card (that only cost us $5), meaning we would have paid about $10 TOTAL including tip for dinner out. It would be hard to prepare hamburgers, fries and milkshakes at home for $8-10 :)
How do you maximize your out-to-eat budget?