I found a coupon for $25 for McCormick's and Schmick's. So yesterday we went to MS and had dinner. I had the monkfish, DH had the bluefish, and we shared the quahog appetizer. I took home half my meal and ate it for lunch.
The Monkfish was $20.95, Bluefish $18.90, and Quahog $8.85 the total bill was $48.70. The tax was $2.44 and the total was $51.14. So the $25 was applied and the final bill was $26.14. But I used a $50 gift card to MS. I bought 2 $50 GC to McCormick's = $100 for $80, basically a 20% discount. Also because I used am AmEx CC I get back 3%. So our bill including tip was $35.14. But we only paid 77% = $27 including tip!
For a seafood meal out for the two of us I was impressed with the deal. Plus they have a diner club where you get $1=1 point spent. So after 500 points you get a GC for $25. Another bonus.
Yes I could cook some of this fish at home, and I do, but I also enjoy eating out. And for a deal like this it cost less than going out to eat TGIF, Applebee's, etc.