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Best Apps for Cheaper Dining

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Dining out, while fun in the moment, can quickly eat away at your wallet. However, with apps such as Forks, Spotluck, and OpenTable, enjoying local eateries minimizes expenses while maximizing your palate.

Discover delicious penny treasure restaurants in your neighborhood with Forks. Downloadable for free on iTunes, Forks offers over 50,000 restaurant options with discounted rates. Forks notifies users on the most up-to-date promotions and deals, in addition to Yelp reviews and ratings, allowing customers to optimize their dining experience at little cost. With the app’s added coupon feature, thousands of deals collected from online and offline sources are at the user’s fingertips.

For the more adventurous eater, Spotluck is what US News describes as “a mystery game.” The app allows users to “spin the wheel,” by selecting a location or “hub,” and then it randomly selects local restaurants within your given perimeter. With one spin per day in a hub, users can earn discounts on selected eatery. Most deals extend to beer and other alcoholic beverages, and users can save up to $50 per table. Unfortunately, deals do not extend to happy hour or in-house specials. However, with a wide array of options in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey areas, Spotluck makes dining out a fun, spontaneous, and  low-risk experience.

Currently the one of the leading online restaurant reservation providers, OpenTable books over 21 million meals per month in more than 40,000 restaurants across the globe. When users make reservations via OpenTable’s online reservation site, they can earn reward points that can then be exchanged for gift cards and promotional codes at select restaurants. Both the site and mobile app feature restaurants in great locations, so you can depend on it to have nearly every metro area in the world.

Coupon Sherpa
Unlike some restaurant coupon providers and sites, Coupon Sherpa offers users deals on chain restaurants such as 99 Restaurants and Red Lobster. Deals include anything from free appetizers and desserts to gift cards and discounted prices. With thousands of digital coupons and special offers on dozens of chain eateries and local restaurants, Coupon Sherpa is a goldmine for penny–pinching diners.
While the app’s deals do not include chain restaurants, offers users deals on diners and
eateries around the country. When users browse and select a restaurant via the site or 
mobile app, gives users promotional codes that are then redeemed for certificates and gift cards at the selected restaurant. These certificates allow users to pay a fraction of the face value or earn gift cards or worth up to $100. Moreover, deals never expire and have a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee policy. Additionally, with’s Dine@Home option, finding restaurants nearby is a breeze. It’s the app that keeps on giving.

Dining out can put a huge dent in your wallet, but with these apps, you can begin exploring new eateries and spooning savings back into your bank account.


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