California coupons, from thousands of popular California restaurants, are available from several popular online sources.
These coupons can be downloaded and printed for immediate use in many cases.
Many California restaurants paticipate in two major dining programs, eithert Restaurant.com and Entertainment Book.
Some restaurants are found with both discount sites.
Each site has a large database of listings, reviews, menus and descriptions of participating restaurants.
Besides restaurants, the California Entertanment Book has coupons for area attractions, travel discounts on hotels, car rental and home services for dozens of California cities.
When you purchase an Entertainment Book, a paperback book of hundreds of pages and coupons, is mailed to your address. Once registered with the card number attached to the book, customers get access to a web site of printable coupons for more savings.
l coupons can be printed for specific restaurants.
Dining or restaurant coupons are also called gift certificates or gift cards.
A discounted restaurant gift certificate is just like cash.
If you paid $10 for a $25 dining gift certificate, you save $15 on your meal.
Some dining coupons provide a 50% discounts. Usually the customer buys one meal and get the second one is free. These 2-for-1 discounts are most popular.
Traveling? Buy coupons in advance
Dining coupons from restaurant.com can be printed out for any city in California and anywhere in the United States.
Restaurant reviews and menus are posted for many restaurants. Gift certificates are bought in denominations of $10, $25 or more. But, you pay whatever the discount is for the week when you use the special dining promotional code posted in the ad (see next column for restaurant.com coupons).
The Entertainment Book restaurant coupons are specific for the city. Some coupons, though, for travel and attractions can be used throughout the state.
Weekly coupon promotional sales
Both restaurant.com and Entertainment Book have weekly ad deals that further discount their coupons when you buy online.
Use the posted promotional code in the restaurant.com ad and get more than 60% off for each coupon.
Order an Entertainment Book and automatically get the advertised rate off the cover price. Often, free shipping is included.
Get coupons emailed every day. A newcomer to the discount coupon industry is Groupon. There are Groupon groups in most California cities. Sign up for free and get emails for daily deals at local restaurants and merchants.