Friday, January 25, 2013
Family Night: Free Food and Flashlight Fun
This crazy idea was born out of my desire to clean up some of the coupons floating around for several weeks on my counters. I had free coupons for four free tacos from Taco Bell, two free kids meals at Zaxby's and two chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A! I was struggling to use them because at any one restaurant it wasn't enough to feed our family and I didn't want to fork out the extra for the extra food.
So, one night on the way home from ballet we swung through each and used our free coupons where I spent exactly $0.00 and came out with dinner for five people. Hooray!
I'm guessing one of the next questions I'm going to get is where did I get these coupons and how you can get some of them too. The Chick-fil-A coupons came from their coupon calendars they put out each year. One was a gift and one was free with a gift card purchase - we were there to eat lunch anyway, so purchasing a gift card to use to pay for lunch and get a free calendar seemed like a no brainer. Zaxby's has a great kids club you can sign up for and they send free cookie coupons several times a year and even free kids meals at the child's birthday and a couple of other times a year. The Taco Bell coupons come from basketball games David works - when you buy a ticket to get into the game, these coupons are on the other side and he hunts for abandoned tickets to save!
After our random assortment of free food and some clean up, we played a fun game of flashlight hide and seek. I had not thought of this until I saw some mention of it by my friend Joy who said they play it during power outages. We turned off all the lights and only the counter/seeker was allowed a flashlight. Great fun was had by all!