Today’s frugal tip: How to get free or deeply discounted food from taking restaurant surveys.
Okay, I have a confession to make. I haven’t been paying attention to the receipt(s) that I get from eating out at fast food restaurants. I’ve been dumping them in the trash without even a second thought. However, little did I know that I was throwing away an opportunity to get free or deeply discounted food….that is, until a couple of months ago.
As you know, there are hundreds of fast food restaurants out there and competition is stiff these days. As a matter-of-fact, I get a boat load of coupons in the mail every week. That’s one of the smart ways restaurants get new and repeat customers. Another brilliant way is by offering a reward to customers, in exchange for their feedback via customer surveys. Most restaurants are interested in finding ways to improve their bottom line so customer opinion is very valuable. I personally like doing the surveys because it gives me a chance to voice my opinion about the things I DISLIKED about my visit to the restaurant….lol.
The surveys are easy and normally take no longer than 5-7 minutes in length to complete so it doesn’t interfere with your day. I’ve gotten free cookies from Subway, free chicken from Popeye’s and $$’s off of a salad at Wendy’s just to name a few. It’s great because the surveys are a win-win for me and the restaurant chain. I get to save money and they get valuable customer feedback.
So the next time you order some food from a fast food restaurant, look at the receipt because you might be passing up an opportunity to get free or discounted food!
Tell me about some of your frugal finds.