Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Livin Cheap

If you're anything like me, you spend way TOO much money on food. In an effort to simply my life and my spending, I thought it would be an appropriate step to start eating in rather than out. I soon learned that Waluk and cooking just don't mix. I would probably start courting a nice domesticated girl before I learn to cook a meal 6 nights a week. I once had the ambition of becoming a freegan, someone who doesn't pay money at all to eat, but unless I put myself in the community of other freegans, this just isn't going to happen. I even once considered primate food, but that's neither here nor there. Then I realized that if you hit up the right bar/restaurant at the right time, you can come across a pretty good deal. So now I'm on a mission to find a meal deal for every night of the week.

I should mention that it was once my goal to find $25 cent wings 5 nights a week (this never panned out), but this time I'm looking for something more hearty and healthy than wings, but on that same kind of a budget. Subway's $5 footlongs, or Hi-5's $5 menu is good place to start the brainstorming, but I'm going to set the bar just a little higher than that. Good meals that I can buy with one Abe Lincoln, including drink. Here's my list for the week. Please help me complete this!!!

Moe's $5 Joey and a drink (retail value of $7.95). Bring a flask of George Dickel to irish up your coca-cola and drink cheap all night.
Jax $.35 wings
Chick-fil-a, free chick sandwich if you can show up with a church bulletin.
Pint night at the Flying Saucer

Harris Teeter $2.50 subs. These are high caliber, made to order.
Snoopy's $.99 hot dog day
Free snack table at the Flying Saucer...too bad beer is >$3 a drink.

Person St Pharmacy 2 Dogs for $.99. This is the best deal of all, but the grill closes at 5:30.
Jax $.35 wings

1/2 priced sushi blues after 11pm is not that great of a deal....

Harris Teeter $3.99 12-inch subs. 6-inch is probably enough, but go in with a friend.

Free beer at the Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs at 1pm. That's better than a meal.

Stool Pigeon's 1/2 price menu
The Goat $1 mystery beer

Any night after 10pm:
Mojo's $1 burgers

Alright, upon review, this list is less than desirable. Please chime in with any good deals you know of. With your help, we can compile the ultimate go to list for any time during the week.


Sam Ed. said...

Between 5:00 and 7:00 pm The Borough has halfprice appetizers. They are really good and have some substantial stuff. I don't know if it is only Monday through Friday, but, it's a deal either way!

Josh said...

Dude, you have got to be seriously awful in la cocina if you can't even make your own sub sandwiches at home:
1) Buy stuff
2) Buy bread (pre-cut, if you're challenged there too)
3) Put stuff between bread

But hey, good luck on your search for deals. They're out there. You're a man after my own heart!a