As my friends at Visit Indy will tell you, our little Circle City has a lot to offer. From hometown cafes to State Fair delicacies to downtown’s finest dining, Hoosiers really know how to eat! But do you know how to stick to a budget while you enjoy the great experiences Indiana has to offer? In addition to the ways to save on fine dining that work anywhere you live, Hoosiers have a few unique opportunities for local discounts—Discover Indy, Devour Downtown and Skoop are a few of my favorites.
Devour Downtown is going on right now through August 23rd. Each participating restaurant has a $30 special. The upscale restaurants offer a 3 course meal for $30, the family dining restaurants will feed two of you for $30! It is a great way to try out upscale restaurants that might not otherwise fit into your budget. The event occurs twice each year and the menu seems to expand every time!
Coupons are, as always, a great source of savings. We have two great, local options. The first is Skoop—a mobile coupon alert system. Receive text messages with coupons, specials and exclusive deals for local restaurants and entertainment locations. The second is Discover Indy—a coupon booklet chock full of fantastic deals. You might know Discover Indy by a different name. Zoo Books have been around for years, providing discounts for the Indianapolis area while raising funds and awareness for the Indianapolis Zoo.
Just like us, they have rebranded this year by expanding their focus. You’ll still get great savings for some of Indy’s best restaurants, stores and attractions while they discover even more worthy causes to support. This year’s featured charity is Indiana Children’s Wish Network. The non-profit is featured in the booklet as well as on the Discover Indy website. They are also supportive of the local blogging community. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to connect with Hoosier bloggers across the state to learn how to do what I do, even better. Discover Indy sponsored Blog Indiana and they have given me coupon booklets for my readers!
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To enter, simply leave a comment here telling me what you love most about our city! You can also earn additional entries by blogging or tweeting about this giveaway (be sure to leave a separate comment with the link to each additional entry).
The contest runs until Sunday, August 23rd at 11:59pm edt. Three winners will be notified by email on August 24th (as selected by Random.org) and must reply with their mailing address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Open only to residents of Indiana and cannot be shipped to PO boxes.