Getting the Most Value from Restaurant.com Gift Certificates
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Recently, Restaurant.com gift certificates have been getting some mixed press. While some people love getting the huge value off of a restaurant meal, others wonder if the certificates are worth the purchase. Like any coupon or discount, knowing how to use it to your advantage can mean the difference between getting a good deal and getting an absolutely amazing deal.
Here are some things to know in order to get the most value from Restaurant.com gift certificates.
Use a Coupon Code
I post coupon codes for Restaurant.com all of the time. Using a code and the right link can make all of the difference when it comes to getting a great deal.
Know the Restrictions
Some restaurants have certain restrictions when it comes to redeeming the gift certificates, such as a minimum purchase. Usually the minimum purchase is lower than what we would normally pay for a meal. If it isn’t in your case, try one of the following strategies:
- Choose a different restaurant without the restrictions
- Buy a larger gift certificate to cover the cost of the minimum
- Dine with a friend and split the cost of the certificate
Also be aware of time restrictions for some restaurants.
Try a New Restaurant
Use the Restaurant.com certificates whenever you want to try a new restaurant. This way, if it turns out that the new restaurant isn’t the place for you, you won’t feel as though you wasted your money, since you only paid $2-$10 for the meal. Experimenting is fun when you are dining on the cheap.