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Is it cheap to use a coupon on a dinner date?

posted 9/30/2007 1:34:59 AM |
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  StraddleMyNose

Okay, I was curious to know if any of you guys think it's cheap to use a coupon on a dinner date with someone when you go out to eat? Would you have a problem with that if the dinner was something like $25-30 and one could save like $5-10 on it? Or do you feel like it really doesn't matter as long as both of you have a great time and the food is good? Also, would you tip after you're done?

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Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 1:39AM  
Damn, Straddle I knew you were kinky now your fucking cheap..............and yes you need to tip the waitress!!




StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 1:40AM  
Now wait a sec, I didn't say I do this. This was a question for everyone.
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 1:43AM  
Now wait a sec, I didn't say I do this. This was a question for everyone.
Oh ok, but I know you go to the Golden Corral alot, and they do give out coupons.................I'm just saying
NightOfOld

Sep 30 @ 1:44AM  

Cheap is using a coupon in a whore house.
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 1:44AM  
We hardly ever see those coupons here. Considering we go every week I say that I'm not cheap.
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 1:46AM  
We hardly ever see those coupons here. Considering we go every week I say that I'm not cheap
Hell, they should be giving you frequent flyer miles...............


You know im just teasing ya................
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 1:47AM  
yeah yeah! Hmmm....it would be nice to go and save some money for a change.
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 1:52AM  
Hmmm....it would be nice to go and save some money for a change
I have some Burger King coupons you could have............
ksk72

Sep 30 @ 1:53AM  
Oh ok, but I know you go to the Golden Corral alot, and they do give out coupons.................I'm just saying

Well I do like that coupon that lets me bring the kid for .99 The rest of them never work out to a time we go
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 1:55AM  
For fast food it's gotta be McDonalds for me. So do ya have any McDonalds coupons?




Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 1:59AM  
No Sorry I ate all my MickeyDee coupons...............well I meant I used them all up.............
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:14AM  
Ok straddly just for you...........i found a place where you can sign up for McDonalds coupons

click here

borty293

Sep 30 @ 2:21AM  
My gawd...with the high price of food in restaurants these days ..if i had a coupon i would use it....well maybe not of the first date...
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 2:23AM  
Eh, I'll just wait for Christmas to get them as gifts again.
ynot7769

Sep 30 @ 2:29AM  
hmm coupons.............to show a sense of money managment OR is it cheap..........good question......how bout use the coupon but be discreat bout it so it's not so clear?

yano ..put the credit card and cupon in the thingee n let the waitress take care of it........now as for the waitress...i was taught by good old dad ..*ya ya danya yano..gota give credit when it's due* ''IFyou can't afford the tip....you don't belong in the resturant...hit a drive thru n let that gal/guy earn their money" what can i say?
ladybootscooter

Sep 30 @ 2:30AM  
Damn Shawn! I had a bunch of Mickey D's coupons I could send ya but they expired today! So much for that idea!! But hey Dayna if you wanna share some of those BK coupons I could get around some of those! lol
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:31AM  
ya ya danya yano..gota give credit when it's due* ''IFyou can't afford the tip....you don't belong in the resturant...hit a drive thru n let that gal/guy earn their money"
Your right, Steve, Your dad does have great words of wisdom, thats why i lubs him, but his other word of wisdom to you would be "Son, if your going to tell her she is one of your bestest friends.............you need to spell her name right...............just sayin "
ynot7769

Sep 30 @ 2:37AM  
you need to spell her name right...............just sayin


helloooooo ......my last birthday gift!!
DesertSmile

Sep 30 @ 2:37AM  
Coupons? Hell yes. Granted the esteemed restuarants are not handing them out but for the average eatery, by all means take advantage of them. Now I don't think I would use them on a first date but after you know someone why not.

And yes, I take advantage of the "senior" discounts every chance I get !
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:40AM  
helloooooo ......my last birthday gift!!

Hello.....Your last birthday gift was...............




and you bought it for yourself.
38decentmale38

Sep 30 @ 2:41AM  
use a coupon on your date if you want to. If service is lousy stiff the server. I have to stiff someone seems like once a year for lazy lousy service. it is not cheap to use a coupon, but only at a whorehouse maybe. i would probley do it there too, lol.
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:42AM  
I am sorry Shawn, I never did answer your question.............If you have coupons use them, hell I don't even care if someone took me out to dinner the first time and used them......as long as they leave a decent tip I dont care if HE saved money or not................Now if i could just get someone to take me out to dinner..........
ynot7769

Sep 30 @ 2:46AM  
*knew da wench couldn't keep her trap shut*


and your last birthday gift to YOURSELF??
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:48AM  
Ynot, I buy those as an all occassion gift...................but it still won't take me out to dinner.
ynot7769

Sep 30 @ 2:50AM  
Ynot, I buy those as an all occassion gift...................but it still won't take me out to dinner



sry........hell i COOKED.......
and before you say a word...you LIVED THRU IT!! remember that ..........
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:54AM  
sry........hell i COOKED.......
Hey it was great, tho I am not sure a Salad constitutes cooking...................but it was great!! course it was a good thing I had that coupon......................
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 2:57AM  
Yeah, but when ya really think about it, should someone really tip considering the place is a buffet and you end up having to go and get your own food everytime? Makes ya think why you're tipping.
Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 2:59AM  
Makes ya think why you're tipping
Even with buffets, they usually are coming around, picking up your used plates, refilling your drinks (tho some places you have to do that too). I still leave a few bucks for them doing that. But i worked years as a waitress so I probably tip better than a lot of people, I am also probably more picky on how well the service is too!!
StraddleMyNose

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Sep 30 @ 3:03AM  
Most of the time they have a waitress that does okay. Only had maybe two that really did a good job. Also had a one or two that were very rude. About three weeks ago we had this waitress named Heather who just looked so rude to where you can see it all over her face. We tried not to make matters worse considering we didn't want her to spit in our drinks.
South_Of_Main

Sep 30 @ 7:38AM  
I personally don't see anything wrong with using a coupon on the first date or the fifth date. But tipping? That should always be done.. based on what the bill would have been had there been no coupon savings. And yeah, I tip even in buffet style restaurants. Why? Those people are busting their butts clearing tons of dishes, sometimes bringing drinks or whatever.. I don't tip them 20% like I would at a full service restaurant, but I do tip them.
Wordsofwit

Sep 30 @ 7:46AM  
Once you are dating and have been out a few times, it is fine IMHO. They have this Enterainment Book for major metro areas that you can buy for $29.95 that has 50 percent off on hundreds of places, mostly restaurants (from four stars to Mickey D's) but also movie theaters, zoos, pool parlors, etc.

I have used that book and other coupons a lot and no date ever objected. Most of the time the check is split or we alternate, so it saves them money also. I have also had dates bring coupons too.

You are supposed to tip based upon what the regular price would be, usually 15 to 20 percent. It doesn't happen often, but if I get terrible service or the wait staff is rude, they get a penny. That way the message is clear and they don't write you off as a cheeser.
PaigeTurner

Sep 30 @ 8:34AM  
As long are your date doesn't see the coupon, it's ok.

Don't say, hey Natalie, umm er I mean Nancy, ummm Nicole lookie lookie, I have a coupon for half off your sushi.
skinonskin

Sep 30 @ 9:23AM  
In a word... NO! I especially wouldn't whip out one of those metro discount coupon books!

"Look at ME": I'm an 180 pound tweety bird with a one word vocabulary: Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

Ewe_Wish

Sep 30 @ 9:58AM  
Look at ME": I'm an 180 pound tweety bird with a one word vocabulary: Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

You think this guy wanted to use a coupon?



alybai42

Sep 30 @ 10:05AM  
Also, would you tip after you're done?



I was a waitress off and on for 24 years. I worked in a coffee shop where the tips were not great. I worked for a restraunt that the food was expensive and what a lot of people don't understand is that is how I paid my bills, from tips. In the state of Ohio the min wage for server's is now $3.27 a hour. So you have to rely on tips to make it. As for the Golden Correll, I do tip there. Except for one time, I was with my daughter and her friend. We didn't have a server come around ask us if we needed plates, drinks, or anything. I found a manager and told her. As our server was talking at a table with a couple she knew. And yet after the manager talked to her did she come to our table. NO Now she didn't get a tip. She didn't do anything.

A friend took my daughter to eat at the Golden Correll on Friday night. The server we had that night drove us nuts, asking if we needed anything. He was always at our table. He did get a tip but that was going overboard.

I say that servers should be paid min wage. Tips are earned for the job that you did.

I did have some McDonalds coupons but I think they expired. I have Burger King. I don't eat there.

redbronze

Sep 30 @ 10:12AM  
not cheap coupons are a good deal..

and yes you must tip.. Servers are paid only about 2.13 and hour so your tip is crucial.. I hate it when my daughter has pulled a long shift and the ppl were cheap... I also hate it when she has to pay her bills and cannot because no one thought that tipping was essential.. I then have to help her out.. So in essence I am fucking paying for your fun and had none myself..
maggiemae1969

Sep 30 @ 10:17AM  
I am all about a bargain ....... use the coupon and tip the waitress, but only if you get the service that you need.
skinonskin

Sep 30 @ 11:07AM  
You think this guy wanted to use a coupon?
Looks like the giant bird tried to sit on the guy and hatch him!
31sunshine

Sep 30 @ 11:36AM  
Definately tip the waitress, especially on a date. I look to how my date treats the waitress/waiter as an insite to there personality. I don't have a problem using a coupon no matter what date it is, as long as they tip.
Wordsofwit

Sep 30 @ 11:38AM  
Following up on the comment by alybai42, I have FINALLY taken a thought and put it into action a few years ago on tipping. Specifically, tipping is based upon a percentage of the check traditionally.

Is it fair, at say 15 percent, that the server at Denny's gets three bucks for service identical to an upscale steakhouse server getting ten dollars?

I go to Chinese buffet weekly, occasionally by myself, on Friday or Saturday because I can eat all of crab legs, shrimp, and oysters I want for $8.99. I always get tremendous service and tip a minimum of ten dollars. The wait staff adores me for some unknown reason.

Lastly on the coupons, and the Entertainment Book, if it wasn't for that, we eould not get to go to many places as we could not afford it and get to go out twice as often. Disposable income is finite, the budget is certainly not unlimited. Everyone I have ever dated fully understands this as they pay bills and observe a budget also.
Sunshinegal35

Sep 30 @ 11:43AM  
When I go to dinner with a guy I always offer to pay my share of the bill. It's only fair. If he says no, then I don't push the issue. But if he wanted to use a coupon, I wouldn't have a problem with it at all. I know money is ALWAYS an object for me....not that I'm a gold digger, but being a single mom means that I'm always living from paycheck to paycheck, so I really have to watch my money. If I was treating and had a coupon, I'd definitely use it!
As usual, Straddle, very interesting Blog!
hopon

Sep 30 @ 2:38PM  
I personally wouldn't have a problem with it. As you stated... it is more about the company, and what kind of time that you had at dinner. But, I can say that I know plenty of woman that it would offend....
onions2006

Oct 1 @ 9:10PM  
Why dontcha just invite her to meet ya at the wal mart parking lot for tooth paste and crackers!ha! Just kidding,If money is tight,maybe you sneak over to your waitress when you excuse yourself for the mens room and ask her if you can slip it by and keep quiet about it.If it mens the difference of bringing her somewhere nicer and you really like her,I say,why not,your young,cant expect to be making the big bucks yet but you still want to impress her like you do because you really like her.Go for it...ummm.but if you get caught...dont say I advised it.But watch out,,her girlfriend might be the waitress!Ha!
regularguy354

Oct 4 @ 12:37AM  
I use the coupon but I tip as though I paid full fare.
I generally suggest a number of places for lunch or dinner and my date would either offer a coupon, which I take no offense to. In fact, I appreciate it because it means she's being considerate of me as well.
What generally helps most is having an idea of restaurant prices before going.
Anyway, that's my 50% of 2 cents worth. LOL

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