I don’t mind spending a buck. In fact, Eliot and I tend to overspend for most things we buy. By overspend, I mean that we don’t go out of our way to squeeze the seller for the best possible price on every purchase we make.
The only time I get nuts about a price is when I fly or stay at a hotel. It feels so unsettling to learn that the person sitting next to me on the airplane paid a lot less because of some deal we missed. The same thing happens when friends stay at the same hotel as we do but manage to get it at a much lower rate. I really feel cheated and it ruins my good time.
That’s why I was so excited to learn about www.savored.com, which is owned by Groupon. The site offers deep discounts on high-end restaurants across the country if you book through them. Our friends Ron and Chuck told us about this restaurant site, The last two times we went out to dinner with them, they made the reservations through the Savored website. When the check came, the tally was 30-per-cent lower than it was listed on the menu.
I was so wowed. We go out five nights a week. We could use a little help with prices. High-end restaurants love Savored because the site fills tables that would otherwise go unseated.
Savored is currently available in 10 cities: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver.
Happy dining — much cheaper!