Ever tried Restaurant.com? Me neither, but I've heard good things. Basically, you search for a participating fooderie in your area, then buy a gift certificate on the cheap: $3 for a $10 certificate, for example, or $10 for $25.
There are requirements, of course, usually in the form of a minimum food and/or drink purchase. But it's not like you have to order a case of wine or anything. And you can print the coupon right on your own printer: It's immediately ready for use.
To make an already good deal even better, Restaurant.com is offering a whopping 80 percent off $10 certificates (which, again, are good for $25 worth of food). Just enter coupon code EIGHTY at the checkout after you've chosen your restaurant.
This deal expires tomorrow, October 15. I know this isn't a tech bargain, but, hey, you gotta eat, right? How can you pass up a $25 gift certificate for two bucks? Anyway, if you've used Restaurant.com in the past, hit the Comments and tell your fellow cheapskates how it went.