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Save on Dining with Local Deals

You're probably aware of Groupon, and with operations in more than 300 cities and 30 countries, chances are good that you have Groupon in your own town. If you are already a subscriber, you know that Groupon has great discounts of 50% or more on local dining. Daily deal sites and services offer a fun to learn about and try new, exciting places in your area.

But with the great success of Groupon, many imitators have popped up, offering equally excellent values at restaurants. With all these different saving opportunities, wouldn't it be nice to see all your local dining offers in one place? That's where CoolSavings comes in. On the Deals page, you can find all the hottest dining deals for your area, in one place.

At the top of the page you will see some national deals, but if you scroll down they're tailored to you--so long as you are a registered and logged in member at CoolSavings. Signing up is free and only takes a couple minutes. Once you provide your zip code, the site can work its magic and show you the best offers in your area for dining, and much more.

Here are a few tips to help you when purchasing daily dining deals:
- Always, always read the fine print
- If you aren't sure about the details, contact customer service
- Read customer reviews on a site such as Yelp before making a commitment
- Check the expiration date
- If giving the voucher as a gift, make sure your friend understands the details

Good luck, and happy saving!