Restaurant Dot Com

@Modestah (11192)
United States
May 19, 2008 7:12pm CST
Have you ever utilized the savings coupons from www.restaurant.com? We do not have any participating restaurants even remotely near enough to us so I have not been able to use them for ourselves.... however, It has been a great gift giving source for me, and they always have sales going on. For instance, for Mother's Day there was a 70% sale happening - it normally costs $10 for a $25 certificate - with the savings it was only $3. I also go through my mypoints account and earn 6 points per dollar (every little bit helps) So, for mother's day I gave my mother a $25 gift certificate to a restaurant she has not yet tried.... it gives her an opportunity to try out new places without having to set out a lot of money to see if she likes it. the restaurants list the price range of their menu and the cuisine, they often have their website that you can check it out ahead of time.
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@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
20 May 08
Yes. I use them quite a bit actually. They are part of the mypoints program, so I get a ton of them for places that we normally go. Since the minimum for most of the orders has to be $25 or $50, we end up getting an appetizer, drinks, and dessert along with the meal. With all of that, we usually have enough left over for a whole extra meal later on that week. That makes it even cheaper! If you sign up for their mailing list, they will alert you to the $3 sale mentioned above. You can just go look on the website too, but i never remember until it's too late. The $3 deal is usually for $10 gift certificates, but sometimes you can get really lucky and get $25 gift card for $3.
@mummymo (23707)
20 May 08
I haven't found a site like that here in the UK Modestah but it sure sounds like a good idea to make eating out at a new (or even a favourite restaurant) without having to pay so much! xxx
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 May 08
oh that is too bad, hopefully one day someone over on your side of the world will initiate such a program. I see there is http://www.local-restaurant.com/ for the U.K. but it appears that it only tells you what restaurants are in a given area.
• United States
20 May 08
No Modestah, I have not tried it. I have a my points account as well, I am not sure I have even paid attention to this one. I suppose I shall have to now. Thank you for the heads up. I love MYPOINTS.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 May 08
I recall having a mypoints account. Many moons ago though. Can't recall a mamber name or anything. So this site in the link is a mypoits thing? I have to join mypoints again? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
21 May 08
Nope, have never heard of them. I might just check it out. I have family visiting soon and wouldn't mind making use of something that offers coupons. Thanks Modestah.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 May 08
I have never heard of it but will check it out...sounds like you got a great saving and your mom scored with a great gift!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 May 08
This sounds like I may like it. Thanks for the link. I like saving money anytime and anywhere possible. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 May 08
you can use it without using my points - but if you use the mypoints it adds 6 points per dollar spent. the mypoints points add up quickly - I have currently around 9000 mypoints - I just cashed in 3900 for $25 gift card to panera bread - I should have cashed in for a gas card!
• United States
26 May 08
We haven't ever go to use them because they are not good for places in our area. I wish we could take advantage of it.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
26 May 08
I have been wondering about Restaurant.com lately as I am also a member of the mypoints and we go out to eat occasionally. Sounds like a good program. I think I will sign up using mypoints. Get the points and save some money at the same time.