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pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 10:23
lots of the chain restraunts in Florida have clubs that you can join.
they then email you printable discount coupons.
I find if you put your birth date in so you "celebrate" your birthday early in your holiday you quite often get a birthday voucher some of which are great.
its a fab way to save pennies.
I will post the ones I know of.
bennigans.
http://www.fishbowl.com/clt/bnngns/lp/join_new/join.asp

tgi fridays
http://echo.bluehornet.com/clients/tgifriday/survey.htm
http://http://echo.bluehornet.com/clients/tgifriday/survey.htm
texas de brasil
http://www.fishbowl.com/clt/tdb/lp/join/join.asp
bucca de bepo haven't been to this one but the one in hawaii is awesome
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/eclub
dennys good for breakfast
http://www.fishbowl.com/clt/dnny/lp/join/join.asp
chillis mmm making me hungry
http://www.fishbowl.com/clt/chlscrp/lp/join/join.asp
mimis cafe
http://www.mimiscafe.com/eclub.aspx]
kobe these are japanese steak houses they are such fun as the food is prepared in front of you.kids seem to love it too as the chefs put on a display.
even if you don't like ethnic food they have simple menu items.
also they have great happy hours for those without kiddies wine was about ?1.50 a glass and cocktails ?2.00 nice nibbles too.http://www.kobe.com
houlihans
http://www.houlihans.com/EmailClub.aspx
don pablos
http://www.donpablos.com

colman
15th January 2008, 10:27
thats great pookie thanks for that...off in april so these will come in handy...

freakincharliebrown
15th January 2008, 10:58
Thanks for that Pookienoodle, thats a great idea. I have just put them to favourites and will fill them in later. Hopefully off in December , haven't booked yet, waiting for Mr T in February.
Thanks again

pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 12:21
will post more later as I am making my self hungry .

rainbow
15th January 2008, 12:59
Thanks, pookie, very useful. Rep'd you. :)

Gizmos
15th January 2008, 13:08
not sure if any in Orlando area but I quite like Applebees

http://www.applebees.com/

their lunch combo is good and they have a Weightwatcher menu as well which is good for those watching their figure. Even though I'm not I was taken by the steak and portobellos - nice as lunch - not enough for an evenign meal but good value

pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 13:19
o.k are these links working?

colman
15th January 2008, 13:22
just tried them pookie and can only get the first one to open up...

pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 13:24
does anyone have any idea what I have done wrong?
theres where cut and pasted.

pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 13:39
all working now I think:der::der::der::der::der:
I.t is not my strong point.

NatsDad
15th January 2008, 13:41
not sure if any in Orlando area but I quite like Applebees

http://www.applebees.com/

their lunch combo is good and they have a Weightwatcher menu as well which is good for those watching their figure. Even though I'm not I was taken by the steak and portobellos - nice as lunch - not enough for an evenign meal but good value

There are a few Applebees around Orlando.

pookienoodle
15th January 2008, 13:47
never been to one but just been on their website.
looks good.
are the ones in orlando O.K?

NatsDad
15th January 2008, 13:47
Only ever been once for lunch but it was nice. My parents like it a lot.

pookienoodle
16th January 2008, 17:23
first post now too big I think
dairy queen
fab ice cream and usually email you a coupon for a free ice cream sundae on your birthday.
http://www.blizzardfanclub.com/join/
stone cold creamery these also give you a free ice cream on your birthday
http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/birthday/birthday_club.aspx
fuddruckers burgers
http://www.fuddsclub.com/
chuck e cheese this is great for kids pizza and games.
http://www.chuckecheese.com

pookienoodle
16th January 2008, 17:59
will post more tommorrow.

TLT65
16th January 2008, 18:23
our all time favourite !!!!

http://www.crackerbarrel.com/

we have spent so many happy and delicious hours here - great service, traditional food, massive portions and a beautiful shop with all kinds of nik-naks, kids games, clothes and traditional crafts. Calm and relaxed- child friendly and always full of locals - a good sign.

got some lovely gifts here.

I beg you to try if you are visiting the States xxx:whip:

natasha1
16th January 2008, 21:10
Chuck e cheese is good for the kids but food only ok,ponderosa is brilliant for good cheap food,eat as much as you like from $12.00 includes steak chicken breast etc,includes desserts as well!!!theres one in international drive and one in kissimee.

pookienoodle
16th January 2008, 21:38
our all time favourite !!!!

http://www.crackerbarrel.com/

we have spent so many happy and delicious hours here - great service, traditional food, massive portions and a beautiful shop with all kinds of nik-naks, kids games, clothes and traditional crafts. Calm and relaxed- child friendly and always full of locals - a good sign.

got some lovely gifts here.

I beg you to try if you are visiting the States xxx:whip:

Hi where is the club for this one I could not find it on the website.?

angelic
17th January 2008, 10:53
Ponderosa is a must for breakfast, cheap and the most divine buffet selection :)

Golden Griddle is a good one for night time, get there early as there are always queues. Lots of them not too far from I Drive area.

We always look for the discount coupon books found in tourist shops, retaurants etc as there are some good deals in them which will discount the already cheap prices in the likes of Ponderosa and Golden Griddle ;)

Our*holiday*fund
17th January 2008, 11:05
if staying at a disney hotel (probably pop) and not having a car, how accessible are these places mentioned, have had ponderosa recommended before, im going to struggle to save the spending money/tickets/food money and would like to start working things out now :)

bootsaholic
17th January 2008, 17:29
http://www.ponderosaorlando.com/pages/specials.html

We love Ponderosa for breakfast, have just found this if its any use. Great idea - I would never have thought of doing this if you hadnt suggested it. Thanks!

postiepaula
17th January 2008, 17:33
tried to do one of these (fundruckers) we loved it when we went last but it wouldn't let me regester as i couldn't give a zip code...i did try and put in some things even the zip code for the one in florida! and it still wouldn't work...any ideas

great thread btw....rep on its way!

bootsaholic
17th January 2008, 17:39
When I registered on Ponderosa, I just put 12345 as it asked for a five digit number.

Hope that works for you!

bootsaholic
17th January 2008, 18:00
if staying at a disney hotel (probably pop) and not having a car, how accessible are these places mentioned, have had ponderosa recommended before, im going to struggle to save the spending money/tickets/food money and would like to start working things out now :)

To be honest I would say these places are not very easily accessible without a car. Maybe it would be worth looking at the restaurants at downtown disney - ie. rainforest cafe, wolfgang pucks, planet hollywood, earl of sandwich, etc and see if any of these offer any discounts/coupons. You would be able to get to these on the disney transport.

postiepaula
17th January 2008, 18:09
To be honest I would say these places are not very easily accessible without a car. Maybe it would be worth looking at the restaurants at downtown disney - ie. rainforest cafe, wolfgang pucks, planet hollywood, earl of sandwich, etc and see if any of these offer any discounts/coupons. You would be able to get to these on the disney transport.

good point
thanks for the zip tip

pookienoodle
17th January 2008, 20:00
tried to do one of these (fundruckers) we loved it when we went last but it wouldn't let me regester as i couldn't give a zip code...i did try and put in some things even the zip code for the one in florida! and it still wouldn't work...any ideas

great thread btw....rep on its way!

hi paula,
if it asks for a zip code use the one from your hotel.
you can usually find this by doing a websearch for your hotel

pookienoodle
17th January 2008, 20:28
if staying at a disney hotel (probably pop) and not having a car, how accessible are these places mentioned, have had ponderosa recommended before, im going to struggle to save the spending money/tickets/food money and would like to start working things out now :)

try going on http://www.thedibb.com
for lots of info about places to eat near disney.
they also have a disney on a budget board.
I started this thread just to point out all of the places that give free stuff for joining their clubs.
don't worry there are voucher books everywhere in orlando(they look like newspapers) so you can eat cheaply.
remember also that the portions are huge so don't be afraid to split a meal between 2 or order a starter as a main.
also look out for early bird specials.
also if its your first time[B] don't[B] buy too many theme park tickets,you cannot do as much as you think you can.
there are also some great guide books to orlando.
the brits guide is good.
try your local library or ebay to pick up a cheap one and start planning.
any reason why you are not having a car? as it makes things much easier.
feel free to pm me if you have any questions
pookie

simker
18th January 2008, 08:45
We prefer golden corral for buffets.
Just a quick point, it is much cheaper to eat off site when stopping at diney unless you have a dining plan.