I Use Groupon to Save 50% at Local Restaurants (+ Extra Savings – Today Only!)

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If you’ve been searching Google for “restaurant specials near me,” check Groupon restaurants for the best offers!

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Use Groupon to get all the fun for a fraction of the price!

Want the best value for your dollar? One of the easiest ways to save on a night out is to use Groupon. If you’re not familiar with Groupon, it’s an online marketplace where you can find discounted offers for different experiences and services. When I say discounted, I mean heavily discounted!

Right now as I scan the offers in my area, I’m seeing hot deals like 85% off a dental checkup, over 70% off an eye exam, 40% off a local cafe, and more than 30% off a spa admission. Whether I want to score a deal for a date night or find an affordable family outing for the weekend, Groupon is a go-to!

Today, April 5th only, score up to an extra 22% off restaurants, local experiences, activities, beauty & more, or an extra 10% off travel – discounts are reflected in the price. AND you’ll score an extra 10% off select Groupon purchases with promo code SAVE at checkout.

A group of people bowling for cheap thanks to Groupon

The company has been helping people like you and me find great deals since 2008. I first heard about Groupon through my friend, Kristina. She’s that friend who always comes up with a great idea for girls night and she almost ALWAYS has a coupon for us to use. A lot of the deals she finds are on Groupon. Thanks to her, I’ve eaten at some delicious places and made some pretty awesome memories. 🥰

It took me a little while to get on the Groupon bandwagon and start claiming offers for myself, but now that I’m on it, I’m here to stay! Stick around and I’ll tell you all about how you can score a deal for your next adventure or meal out.

woman eating noodles at one of the Groupon restaurants

Searching for “restaurant specials near me?” Try Groupon restaurants for an affordable meal!

One of the best reasons to use Groupon is their restaurant offers. These deals are why I keep coming back to Groupon time and time again. I love to eat out, especially with friends and family, and Groupon makes it so much more affordable for my whole group.

One great aspect about Groupon is that it encourages me to be adventurous and try new places. I often see deals for restaurants I’ve never heard of before. A while ago, when I was in the Chicago area, Kristina and I ate at this fine dining restaurant for her birthday. It was called Steak + Vine, and we saved something like $30 bucks on the tab thanks to Groupon. For the record, the restaurant was delicious and I can’t wait to go back when I’m in town!🍷👩‍🍳

Woman eating a hamburger that she got for cheap from one of the Groupon restaurants

In addition to discovering new places, Groupon helps me to afford some of my favorites too. I can also usually find the best restaurant deals near me using the website. In this economy, I’ll take every bit of savings I can snag!

If you’re also looking for a yummy meal this weekend, I highly recommend checking Groupon to see if there is anything interesting available in your area. Here are a few offers I spotted that are going on right now:

Groupon is a hit with the Hip2Save team…

“I personally love using Groupon for finding promos on new local restaurants or attractions in my area. This helps incentivize me to step out of my comfort zone outside of the same places I frequent.” – Shane, Hip2Save team

“I use Groupon all the time! We use it in our hometown for deals on Trampoline Parks, Ice Cream, Mini Golf, and more to save on fun things to do with the kids!& Anytime we visit a new place I’m sure to check Groupon before we go to see what deals they have in the area. We’ve used it to save on trips to Aquariums, Zoos, Theme Parks, Chocolate Factory tours, and more! I love finding new fun things to do while we are visiting new areas, and being able to save tons of money doing so!” – Liz, Hip2Save team

Women using the groupon app to find restaurants near me

How do you claim an offer on Groupon?

It’s super simple! Create an account or check out as a guest. Just add the deal to your cart and purchase it! If you’re buying a service or appointment, you’ll often have the option to book directly through Groupon.

If you’re buying from Groupon restaurants, the deal is usually a voucher that is similar to buying a discounted gift card. For example, you might pay $16.50 to get a voucher worth $30 of food from a restaurant. That’s $13.50 worth of food you’re getting for free!

My one suggestion is to read the details of the offer closely. Some offers are dine-in only or just for select menu items. Another thing to note is that gratuity is not including for food or services, so be prepared to tip the staff.

If I didn’t answer your question here, visit Groupon’s Q&A page for more information!

Groupon has lots of deals on kids activities
I also recommend trying out Groupon+. It’s totally FREE to enroll. Simply register and link your payment card. When you dine at Groupon restaurants using a Groupon+ deal, you’ll get 8% cash back! The restaurant I mentioned earlier, Steak + Vine, is one of those restaurants! 💵

Whether you want to try one of the latest Groupon restaurants or you just need to order flowers for your mom, Groupon marketplace has a deal for you!

Right now, Groupon is offering an extra 10% – 22% off already discounted deals,
which means it’s the perfect time to claim an offer! Plus use code SAVE for another 10% off!

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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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