These days, there is nothing that gives me greater pleasure then getting a fabulous deal. I am definitely what one would refer to as a “Recessionista.” Whether its clothes, food, vacations or services I love to find ways to save. Luckily for you, I love to share my secrets. As we all know, Brickell is not a cheap place to live. However, with a little planning and by doing your homework there are sooo many great deals out there. Here are my favorite tips:
1. Before you head out to dinner, make sure to check websites like Restaurant.com or DiningHalfOff.com. The trick to these websites: Join the mailing lists. For example, Restaurant.com offers a $25 gift certificate to Grimpa Steakhouse for $10. But when you join the mailing list, they send out weekly promotion codes for additional discounts ranging from 60-80% off. So that $25 certificate at Grimpa only cost $2!! It’s a great way to save if you are a foodie like me. Just make sure you read the small print for restrictions at certain restaurants.
2. Have a favorite restaurant or boutique? Make sure you “Like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Most places will post promo codes for discounts or special offers on their pages and will offer deals just for fans. My favorite cupcake place, Misha’s Cupcakes, gives a daily secret password on their facebook page for a free mini cupcake. OK, so maybe they aren’t in Brickell but those red velvet cupcakes are sooo good!!
3. Check out Saveso.com. They offer special promotions for local businesses in the area and can either text or e-mail them to you once you sign up. This is perfect for those of you who don’t plan in advance. Sign up for texts to your phone and just show them when in the store to receive your deal. They even had promos for 75% off denim at Studio LX in Mary Brickell Village.
Hope this helps you save a buck or two! I would love to hear of any tips you have on ways to save.