So, even though we're halfway through the week, I have decided to do the weekend recap post because it was successful money saving wise.
Again, apologies for being MIA the last couple of weeks. I've had a lot going on in my personal and professional life - all exciting changes! But it's taken up most of my time and how much I've been able to devote to the blog.
I have a business conference this weekend so things should *hopefully* be back to normal by the middle of next week. In the meantime, thanks to all of you who have kept coming back to the blog even though there was nothing new to read!
This past weekend was spent studying (literally the whole weekend!) so my boyfriend was sweet enough to suggest us going out to lunch and dinner to get me out of the house.
We went to the Olive Garden for lunch. Since I always fill up on breadsticks when I go, I suggested we split an entree. Since the entree comes with soup or unlimited salad, we decided to do that plus the soup, breadsticks, and salad lunch for 6.95 so we could both get our fix. Our entree was 10.95 (we got the Asiago Cheese ravioli which was quite tasty). We used a $10 gift card I got from a promotion so the grand total plus tax and tip came out to around $10.
For dinner, we went to our old stand-by, T.G.I. Friday's. I had an $8 gift certificate (I'm part of their loyalty program - for every $100 you spend, you get $8 back. Please note that we usually go to Friday's in a big group and split the check so we haven't actually spent $100, probably only 20 or 30). We went during happy hour so we got an appetizer at half price and then split an entree. Our total after our discount, tax and tip was $10.
So for $20 we got two decent meals out and I was able to keep my sanity by not being couped up in the house all weekend. But I didn't let go of my money saving ways ;)