I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite new sites. Ever. Restaurants.com has saved me so much money and allowed me to try some amazing local restaurants!
Here’s how it works… Local restaurants (not chains) choose to offer their gift certificates on restaurant.com. $25 Gift Certificates are $10, $10 Gift Certificates are $4. BUT WAIT- it gets better. Every month, there is a series of promotions. It starts with 60% off ($25 GCs are $4), 70% off ($25 GCs are $3), and 80% off ($25 GCs are $2). I always feature the current promotions and promo codes on my site.
Is there a catch? Well, sort of. Each restaurant has its own guidelines for the gift certificate- which are stated right on the order page. A typical guideline would be “must be used on a minimum dinner purchase of $35 or more. An 18% gratuity will be added to the total before certificate is applied.”
Bottom line: You can choose from an amazing array of local restaurants. Get a dirt cheap gift certificate (you print them right from your home printer AND they don’t expire for a year!) and enjoy a great meal. We have used several certificates at this point and have never had a problem. Since the restaurant elects to participate in this program, they accept them without an issue.
For Father’s Day we had an amazing dinner in New Hope, PA. We paid a whopping total of $20.14 for $35 in food plus tip! (I paid $2 for the gift certificate, so our grand total was $22.14) You can buy gift certificates for restaurants across the U.S. We bought one for a restaurant in Texas and took my dad and stepmom out for a great dinner while we were visiting. Dinner for 4 people, beers and soda, and 2 giant appetizers- $44 INCLUDING TIP.
Ready to get started? Head over to restaurant.com now!
P.S. Found your favorite restaurant but it’s sold out? Check back often! All restaurants are restocked every month!
Devon posts regularly on her blog, http://www.mamacheaps.com/. When she is not blogging or designing personalized candy wrappers for her store, Winterwood Press, she is spending time with her husband and her 10 month old daughter.