We like to occasionally go out to eat, but of course I don’t want to pay full price. I stumbled upon restaurant.com and now we don’t go out to eat without checking there first!
Restaurant.com offers $25 gift certificates to local restaurants for $10, but the savings don’t stop there. They routinely offer discounts up to 80%, selling a $25 gift certificate for $2. Sign up for their e-mail list and you’ll get an e-mailed code when they’re offering great discounts; the current offering is 80% off with the coupon code BONUS.
The discounts are steeper toward the end of the month, and selection may be more limited. That’s okay; order something else now and you can call and change the restaurant at later for a restaurant that was sold out at the discounted price.
To save even more, use Ebates.com to sign into restaurants.com and you’ll get 15% back on your purchase. Ebates gives you cash back for shopping online at a variety of stores; I’ve gotten back $12 so far for purchases I would have made anyway.
Not an Ebates member? Leave a comment and I’ll send you an invitation; you’ll get $5 for joining, and I’ll get $5 for referring you. (If you sign up without a referral, you’ll still get $5, but you can help me meet my goal with the referral bonus!)
You have to spend $35 before tip/tax at the restaurant when you use most $25 gift certificates. (Read the details on your gift certificate to be sure you know the rules before going out.) With tip/tax and the $2 gift certificate, our family of four is routinely able to eat out at a sit-down restaurant for $20.00.