Times are tight, and we're all looking for ways to pinch a penny here and there. But the current recession has led to the meteoric rise in online coupon sites, offering fantastic savings of up to 90 percent on everything from clothing to Caribbean vacations - and of course, dining. Below we've listed a couple of our favorite ones and what they're offering today.
Houstonpress.com - Voice Deal of the Day HoustonPress.com is now offering our readers 50-90 percent discounts on some of the hottest places and happenings in town via Voice Deal of the Day. Register to receive a daily email featuring deep discounts on dining, entertainment, and more. Spread the word to a couple of friends and you'll receive an additional $15 credit when they make their first purchase.
March 24,2011 - Half Price at Jenni's Noodle House The three-time Best of Houston Award winner's menu features Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese dishes for carnivores and veggie lovers alike, many with clever titles like "Teddy's Not Gay Noodles," "Faux Pho," "Disco Dumplings," and "Udon Know Me." Today (and today only) Jenni is offering up some serious noodleage as our featured Voice Deal of the Day. Diners can enjoy a 50 percent discount at any of the three locations by purchasing a $12 voucher good for $24 of Jenni's legendary noodles, dumplings, spring rolls and more, to be used any time before July 31, 2011.
March 25-27, 2011 - Half Price VIP Tickets to Houston Press's Menu of Menus Extravaganza Enjoy VIP access at general admission prices to the Menu of Menus Extravaganza, Houston Press's annual celebration of food, wine, and fun on April 12, 2011 at Spring Street Studios in Houston's historic 1st Ward. Tomorrow and over the weekend purchase VIP tickets for only $40 (regularly $80) and get first dibs on the food and booze with early admission into the event. We strongly suggest that anyone wanting to attend take advantage of this offer, as the event has sold out several times in recent years.
More deals from around the web, after the jump.
Groupon.com If you need a description for this website you've been living under a rock.
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HoustonEntrée.com Deals are posted on this fun, easy-to-navigate website and in the form of alert emails notifying you of new additions. You purchase certificates, normally valid for up to six months, which are then emailed direct to your inbox. While the offers are currently updated weekly, the site plans to feature a new special every weekday, Monday through Friday
This week's deal - Half price at the following restaurants:
Houston Chronicle - Daily Deal A new deal on restaurants, spas, events and other local goodies is featured every day. Refer a friend and get a $10 credit towards your next purchase.
March 24, 2011 - Half Price at Thai Spice Bistro - Purchase a $20 certificate for $10. Limited time offer. Certificates good through 6/30/11.
Restaurant.com The discount dining site caters exclusively to food lovers on a budget with cheap eats at locations all across the country. Purchase gift certificates through the website, which will then be e-mailed to you.
March 24-27, 2011 - 80 percent off all certificates
The discount dining website is having an 80 percent off sale. You'll pay just $2 for each $25 certificate. Just use the promo code DEAL at checkout, and the discount will be applied to your order.
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