When it’s tough earning to put bread on the table, the best thing to do is look for shortcuts in the form of discounts, promotion deals or even free food. Fortunately, there are plenty of sources available where we are liable to get those benefits.
Try your luck with any of the following ways to sate your appetite without having to touch your wallet:
1.Look up and Join Survey Sites
Online survey sites are some of the easiest ways for you to earn some extra cash on the side as well as earn gift cards that can be exchanged for restaurant food. Some of the sites that offer such privileges include:
- OpinionSquare for Starbucks
- Swagbucks for Dominos.
- Snipon for JackListens
- Toluna for Olive Garden
If you’re a seafood mark, then this is the kind of time pass you’ll love the most. Although it does cost a bit to get a fishing license, it isn’t that much. And a yearly license just pays more for itself. Learning to clean and prepare a fish meal yourself is also beneficial for when you’re all by yourself.
3.Become a Mystery Diner
Wouldn’t it be rad if someone paid you to eat at a diner instead of yourself? Well, now that can be possible, with mystery dining. This is when an agency ‘pays’ you to buy a meal at a restaurant or a food chain and you submit a report about your experience.
These agencies are actually selected and paid by owners of the establishment that you’re dining at to know if they’re meeting the standards of their target audience. And in return, the agency ‘pays’ you for your services.
You can look for food that grows in the wild, such as fruits, nuts, and consume as much as you desire, as long as you’re not worried about getting your hands a bit dirty. This could also be a fun activity, just so long as you know what is safe to eat and what isn’t.
5.Grow Your Own Food
If you feel foraging is too risky, you can just buy some store-bought seeds and plant a garden for your home. The food grown from those seeds taste better are less expensive and you even get to control whether or not they are exposed to any pesticides or chemicals.
6.Work for an Employer Who Will Pay You
Plenty of restaurants and cafes offer free meals to their staff during their shifts, as well as food on the go when they leave for home, especially leftovers. Being a delivery driver for a takeaway joint is also a great way to get free bites because, with this kind of job, there’s always something to take home with you after your shift.
7.Sign up to Cashback Sites
Cashback sites like Quidco and Topcashback offer new customers a chance to spend big at a takeaway company. If you keep earning this way by visiting various partner restaurants, you’re sure to get enough to the point where you can get a free meal.