Lets say you know that you're going to eat at a specific resturant or shop at a specific store, search the internet for coupons before you go. You can often find printable coupons online. For example, we got a $10.00 off printable coupon for Buca di Beppo (franchise).
Bed Bath and Beyond usually has printable coupons. If shopping at HDAccessory.com, use the promo code THANKS for 15% off your order. There's all kinds if you look for them.