In lieu of the 2008 Dining plan changes, I’m considering a return to our previous savings strategies. Without the appetizer and tip, I can’t see how a majority of Restaurants will offer that significant of savings on the normal plan. If your soaking Le Cellier for the expensive dishes, you’ll pay for it in the tip, plus its a mandatory 18% for alcohol and parties of 6 or more. Im looking to cut costs reasonably, not off the wall ideas. My thoughts for savings (no real new stuff here, just a recap) as follows:
[li]The old splitting of entres, appetizers and desserts
[/li][li]Buffets that were not the greatest value on the old plan (trail’s end)
[/li][li]Cereal in the room for breakfast.
I loved the old plan but can do without the crappy counter desserts, and I love water anyway. WHat will some of you do as an alternate to the plan?