In this economy, if a bargain exists, there’s no reason not to take it.
Red Plum does the coupons that come in those inserts in the paper, but apparently there are more deals online. Restaurant.com sells gift certificates below face value. Usually there’s some sort of spending rule, like specific hours, or a certain amount you must spend for it to be valid. But they’re not especially arduous or challenging. Plus there seemed to be some interesting places like M&S Grill in Minneapolis.