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Why restaurant discount deals are duds

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Restaurant discounts are often a dud, rather than a good deal

Restaurant discount deals are a dime a dozen. But do diners get a good deal, or a dud? The Food Sage takes a look at the ‘special’ treatment that discount diners receive.  Continue reading

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Delicious discount gnaws at future of food magazines

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Delicious magazine discount raises questions about viability.

I had to stop myself from snapping up a heavily discounted one-year subscription to Delicious magazine that was recently offered through the LivingSocial whopper deal site.

I love a good bargain. And at $32 (normally $65) for a year’s subscription, the 51 percent saving on a magazine that i’ve previously subscribed to and enjoyed was a bargain alright.

In agreement were 9310 other food lovers. That’s how many had bagged the deal by the time it expired on Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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Restaurant coupons: good deals or duds?

Restaurant discount coupons are all the rage. But are they good value? If you’re a subscriber to deal websites such as LivingSocial, Scoopon, or Jump On It, emails land in your inbox daily offering huge discounts on various goods and services and there is only a 24-hour window to snap them up. Facials, hair cuts and holidays all put in an appearance, but when you’re a foodie it’s the restaurant deals that catch your eye.

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