You can still afford a night out, even on a tight budget. Just hop on over to Restaurant.com, where right now you can use coupon code HOT to take 80% off your purchase. That means you can snag a $25 dining certificate for just $2 out-of-pocket! Use the $23 you saved to pay a sitter. Or whatever.
Just be sure to read the fine print on any restaurant you’re looking at; some have day-of-week or minimum purchase restrictions. In general, though, I find this is a great way to keep dining out affordable. (And if you looked last time there was a coupon and nothing tickled your fancy, check again—they add new restaurants all the time.)