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brisar 10-21-2010 01:17 AM

Restaurant.com 80% off: $25 Discount Certificates $2 or $3, $10 Discount Certificates $0.80
 
Save 80% with code PUMPKIN

www.restaurant.com

The $25 gift certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code.
They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code.

iconian 10-21-2010 01:17 AM

Restaurant.com 80% off: $25 Discount Certificates $2 or $3, $10 Discount Certificates $0.80
 
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Restaurant.com has a new 80% off code PUMPKIN available. The $25 discount certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code. They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code. Thanks brisar

wikipost 10-21-2010 01:17 AM

"gift certificates" = coupons

More information and a guide.
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?p=33209059


To see what restaurants are near a given zipcode, go to this awesome link and enter the zipcode. Search within 5 miles, and, shazam... discount dinners.

http://restaurantcoupons.us/

I think some sd'er made this search website, sorry but i have forgotten the source. Whoever you are, thank you. P.S., save this link to your bookmarks!

deeds 10-21-2010 07:03 AM

Thanks :)

Rathwirt 10-21-2010 07:34 AM

Some day they'll have deals in my area... :(

purple 10-21-2010 07:39 AM

lol not FP yet.

ratherDashing 10-21-2010 07:41 AM

$50 for $4 at one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I love restaurant.com!

mattsesar 10-21-2010 07:59 AM

In for 4 $25 gift certificates at the best steakhouse in my area - $14 for $100!! My girlfriend is going to LOVE this! THANKS!!

Pinstripes 10-21-2010 08:23 AM

Site is slow today.

JDHokie 10-21-2010 08:40 AM

If your traditional means of eating out is hitting a drive-thru or getting takeout for 1, Restaurant.com isn't for you.

If you have a significant other, friend, or group you go out to eat with, these can help you save $ (some if you go out once. a lot if you go out many times)

Read the fine print. Look at the menus. Know the minimums. Know what is excluded.

No - you can't take advantage of a restaurant and get a free meal. But you can get a nice % off what you were going to pay. And plenty of restaurants in my area include beverages, both alcoholic and non.

holysocks 10-21-2010 08:44 AM

Is there a limit on amount of certificates used each time?

pegoodal 10-21-2010 09:09 AM

Buyer Beware. Made one purchase for $50, 10/10/2010. They charged me twice on 10/11/2010, using their expedited shipping and I have yet to receive the product. Multiple calls and emails on the matter. ZERO response. Many many complaints posted to BBB in the past year.

Brooklyngirl4vr 10-21-2010 09:20 AM

Have had good experiences with our g.c. A good way to try a restaurant you are not sure about. Found a great little diner this way. Picked up a couple for holiday giving.

JDHokie 10-21-2010 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by holysocks (Post 33495593)
Is there a limit on amount of certificates used each time?

One per party per visit. One per month per restaurant. Stated in fine print on each certificate.

JDHokie 10-21-2010 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33496325)
Buyer Beware. Made one purchase for $50, 10/10/2010. They charged me twice on 10/11/2010, using their expedited shipping and I have yet to receive the product. Multiple calls and emails on the matter. ZERO response. Many many complaints posted to BBB in the past year.

Expedited shipping for an internet gift certificate? Do they offer gift wrapping, too?

Most complaints I've seen about this place are user error (I didn't know I had to spend $35 to use the gift certificate!).

Personally I've always had good response from their customer service.

pegoodal 10-21-2010 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDHokie (Post 33496873)
Expedited shipping for an internet gift certificate? Do they offer gift wrapping, too?

Most complaints I've seen about this place are user error (I didn't know I had to spend $35 to use the gift certificate!).

Personally I've always had good response from their customer service.

I guess you have been blessed then. Good for you!!

Where do you see the words gift certificate? "Introducing Restaurant.com Gift Cards", giftwrap not included.
I chose standard, they made it expedited due to the amount spent ($40 or more). I made one purchase and received a confirmation email immediately, showing the correct information. The email stated that I would receive tracking information within one day. Nope, nothing yet.

They charged my Visa twice the next day. I have called and emailed repeatedly since and gotten zip from them. As of 10 minutes ago, I still cannot even get a tracking number through their customer service. Their representative was borderline rude to boot.

JDHokie 10-21-2010 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33498231)
I guess you have been blessed then. Good for you!!
I chose standard, they made it expedited due to the amount spent ($50 or more). I made one purchase and received a confirmation email immediately, showing the correct information. The email stated that I would receive tracking information within one day. Nope, nothing yet.

They charged my Visa twice the next day. I have called and emailed repeatedly since and gotten zip from them. As of 10 minutes ago, I still cannot even get a tracking number through their customer service. There representative was borderline rude to boot.

Serious question: What are you having shipped? Go into your account and print the certificates.

SofaKingCheap 10-21-2010 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDHokie (Post 33498305)
Serious question: What are you having shipped? Go into your account and print the certificates.

I believe that restaurant.com also sells physical gift cards to use at restaurant.com only. So you can send a physical card to someone as a gift, but they in turn have to print out their own certificates to use at the restaurants of their choice.

bpernoski 10-21-2010 10:09 AM

...only 1 crappy place in my area...UGH! ALSO its nice that they add 18% tip before discount ...lol obviously you are gonna tip on the total before discount but they add it like they know they are gonna give you great service...lol

romchik88 10-21-2010 10:19 AM

umm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33496325)
Buyer Beware. Made one purchase for $50, 10/10/2010. They charged me twice on 10/11/2010, using their expedited shipping and I have yet to receive the product. Multiple calls and emails on the matter. ZERO response. Many many complaints posted to BBB in the past year.

You do realize that they send you the certificates via email. And most off all the restaurants require that you buy $100 worth off food.(tax and 18% gratuity not included)

spidrw 10-21-2010 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bpernoski (Post 33498687)
...only 1 crappy place in my area...UGH! ALSO its nice that they add 18% tip before discount ...lol obviously you are gonna tip on the total before discount but they add it like they know they are gonna give you great service...lol

You think obviously. Read some of the older restaurant.com threads though, and you'll see that 90% of those posts are people arguing about tipping.

speedracer216 10-21-2010 10:25 AM

do these have expiration dates? if I get 4 and you can only use 1/month will i have to go 4 months in a row?

pegoodal 10-21-2010 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by romchik88 (Post 33499071)
You do realize that they send you the certificates via email. And most off all the restaurants require that you buy $100 worth off food.(tax and 18% gratuity not included)

Silly, they sell gift cards too.:shake:

pegoodal 10-21-2010 10:29 AM

Once again! They sell gift cards too. No expiration date, free shipping. Take a gander at their site before you interject yourself into this thread. Thick? Hardly!

speedracer216 10-21-2010 10:29 AM

ah heck - in for 4
my wife and my favorite seafood restaurant is on here now! WAHOOOO!!! Major reps :)

bpernoski 10-21-2010 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spidrw (Post 33499205)
You think obviously. Read some of the older restaurant.com threads though, and you'll see that 90% of those posts are people arguing about tipping.

True..but you'd have to be a real douche to tip after the discount...lol

pegoodal 10-21-2010 10:38 AM

http://giftcard.restaurant.com/index.asp

As for your personal attack... Do you feel like an uninformed a$$ now... you should

pegoodal 10-21-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SofaKingCheap (Post 33498523)
I believe that restaurant.com also sells physical gift cards to use at restaurant.com only. So you can send a physical card to someone as a gift, but they in turn have to print out their own certificates to use at the restaurants of their choice.

Thank you!!

mrazzino423 10-21-2010 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDHokie (Post 33495507)
If your traditional means of eating out is hitting a drive-thru or getting takeout for 1, Restaurant.com isn't for you.

If you have a significant other, friend, or group you go out to eat with, these can help you save $ (some if you go out once. a lot if you go out many times)

Read the fine print. Look at the menus. Know the minimums. Know what is excluded.

No - you can't take advantage of a restaurant and get a free meal. But you can get a nice % off what you were going to pay. And plenty of restaurants in my area include beverages, both alcoholic and non.

Hey - fellow Hokie here! I live just outside Baltimore (Ellicott City) - and am pretty new to the area. Any restaurant recommendations to take advantage of with the Restaurants.com deal? I'm just doing a quick look through the list for any places I've heard of... and I haven't heard of any. Oh, and I'm assuming you're in Baltimore according to your SD account.

6th 10-21-2010 10:44 AM

Are these certificates worth it? I'm talking about restaurants that requires you to buy double the amount of the certificate as a minimum. 18% tips, also might get bad service if they know you're going to use the certificate before you eat. I live in NYC.

stockvoy 10-21-2010 10:52 AM

This is the best deal I have ever seen!!!!!! 9000000000000000 thumbs up! Thank you to slickdeals for posting this WONDERFUL deal so often! My only complaint is that it doesn't make front page as much as it should. This is the best company in the whole world. This is not a coupon and works just like a gift certificate. It is basically like them giving you cash! Don't worry about them baiting you in with a restaurant and then later them giving you credit because the place closed down because this never happends. I don't believe this is a waste of money at all! This is definitely not like a coupon! Don't worry about jumping through any hoops because this is definitely not a rip off. There is a huge selection of high quality places and the food is wonderful! I bet if you are nice they will include alcoholic beverages! Don't worry about the minimum because remember it is just like cash! No restaurant would ever consider turning these down by the way. Don't worry about the tip because they save you time by adding it too your bill because they assume the service is wonderful! Of course the service will be perfect! Once again this is the best deal ever and should be on front page every week! If you are not spending a ton of money on these then you really should.

In the past I have been VERY negative towards this company... I am trying a new approach... I call it LYING... :) For those of you with a brain, please reverse everything I said above! Please feel free to call me a jerk and tell me to just not post! For those of you without a brain, please don't do any research and BUY BUY BUY these horrible coupons. :) I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! :)

dealmaker2010 10-21-2010 10:57 AM

I just wanted to contribute and say that a lot of places have stopped accepting these even when Restaurant.com is selling them.

I have 3 experiences in Irvine,CA. Just FYI
Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 33488423)
Save 80% with code PUMPKIN

www.restaurant.com

The $25 gift certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code.
They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code.


xkaokaox 10-21-2010 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealmaker2010 (Post 33500511)
I just wanted to contribute and say that a lot of places have stopped accepting these even when Restaurant.com is selling them.

I have 3 experiences in Irvine,CA. Just FYI

did you happen to go to Tomikawa with this?

I'm tempted but seriously their service is so shitty I would hate giving them 18% tip lol.

uEih 10-21-2010 11:03 AM

Only 1 coupon per party?

nebstrop 10-21-2010 11:05 AM

Shop Discover has 20% CB off at restaurant.com too. It says "Offer is not valid in combination with any other offers". Has anyone ever tried to use Shop Discover with a 80% off code and does it work?

mrazzino423 10-21-2010 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uEih (Post 33500735)
Only 1 coupon per party?

Depends on the restaurant. Read the fine print underneath the prices for each restaurant. If it says "1 Certificate Per Table" then yeah, only 1 per party. But if it doesn't say that, then no limits - as far as I can tell...

speedracer216 10-21-2010 11:08 AM

it just matters if you find a restaurant you like

Dover Straits in Mundelein, IL is AWESOME. I got there and drop real moolah frequently. So to find it on here and save $25 every time i go?

yeah. that IS a good deal.

uEih 10-21-2010 11:08 AM

Ohh ok thanks, i was wondering because most of them don't say it and only says like... Minimum.. Dine in only, gratuity.

spidrw 10-21-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6th (Post 33500003)
Are these certificates worth it? I'm talking about restaurants that requires you to buy double the amount of the certificate as a minimum. 18% tips, also might get bad service if they know you're going to use the certificate before you eat. I live in NYC.

For what it's worth, I've never presented this before ordering. Maybe I should have, but I usually forget - and I worry about someone taking a crap in my food before they give it to me.

shellysms 10-21-2010 11:31 AM

you don't always have to spend $100..their are some that are $25, $50 & 100

I personally have had great luck with the many that I have bought. I'm getting ready to purchase some more!

JDHokie 10-21-2010 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uEih (Post 33500915)
Ohh ok thanks, i was wondering because most of them don't say it and only says like... Minimum.. Dine in only, gratuity.

It's not in the restaurant-specific fine print, but it is in the generic Restaurant.com fine print. You can only use 1 certificate at a time. If your party is at multiple tables, you can still only use 1 certificate. The 1/month is stated, but within reason, may not be as strictly enforced.

RugerRedhawk 10-21-2010 11:52 AM

booooooooooring

antonio123 10-21-2010 11:54 AM

ughhh this so hard to choose..

Anyone know where ( and if possible) to re sell these???

rotogrip300 10-21-2010 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antonio123 (Post 33502657)
ughhh this so hard to choose..

Anyone know where ( and if possible) to re sell these???

Are you serious???? :confused:


They cost $2 , who cares if they go to waste

antonio123 10-21-2010 12:04 PM

not that but with all the restrictions its annoying as hell to figure out which price to get

jonnyzlio 10-21-2010 12:04 PM

They aren't hilarious deals, having minimums & not the best restaurants as well..but they are worth the try!

popov13 10-21-2010 12:05 PM

thought there was a way to save 90%, so certs would be $1, checking for linky

antonio123 10-21-2010 12:06 PM

too bad it says minimum of 2 people. Its too annoying to call someone up for no reason to have to go id rahter just walkin and pickup a meal with the coupons.

jjj444yes 10-21-2010 12:09 PM

thanks was waiting for this to show at it's regularly scheduled end of the month time.. needed these for an upcoming trip.. I find myself buying these each time they go on sale and for the most part now... I'm doing r.com coupon restaurants for my eating out... good food and a great deal... and I get to laugh at all the idiots who inevitably show up in these threads to thread crap or decry some past wrong. .. it's entertaining...but no one cares

Quote:

Originally Posted by popov13 (Post 33503035)
use code WOW for 90% off!

try a non expired code...

The discount code you used is invalid. Please try again.

Paupaaa 10-21-2010 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 33488423)
Save 80% with code PUMPKIN

www.restaurant.com

The $25 gift certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code.
They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code.


What do you do if you purchase a GC and you go to the Resturant and they are out of business? Can you get a refund or are you stuck?

Gobugo 10-21-2010 12:16 PM

These gift certificates have always worked very well for us. Restaurants are happy to receive them. I recommend them.

dealmaker2010 10-21-2010 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xkaokaox (Post 33500713)
did you happen to go to Tomikawa with this?

I'm tempted but seriously their service is so shitty I would hate giving them 18% tip lol.

I think it was Tuscany Grill, Citrus Cafe and One more I don't recall. It's embarassing.

Syd 10-21-2010 12:19 PM

I use these about once a week. Just had an awesome Japanese dinner the other night for $22 total for two. Definitely depends on your area as to what your experience will be like. I always present before I order and have never gotten bad service because of it.

jjj444yes 10-21-2010 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antonio123 (Post 33502657)
ughhh this so hard to choose..

Anyone know where ( and if possible) to re sell these???

of course you can re-sell them .. great idea btw....Just stand out in front of the restaurant like a ticket scalper for hours on end.. and maybe you'll get $3 for the $2 coupon

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paupaaa (Post 33503401)
What do you do if you purchase a GC and you go to the Resturant and they are out of business? Can you get a refund or are you stuck?

just contact r.com and they'll refund your money

xkaokaox 10-21-2010 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealmaker2010 (Post 33503537)
I think it was Tuscany Grill, Citrus Cafe and One more I don't recall. It's embarassing.

what exactly happens in a situation like that lol. I hope you just presented the coupon BEFORE you ate and they're like "no sorry, can't use that" :omg:

jjj444yes 10-21-2010 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spidrw (Post 33499205)
You think obviously. Read some of the older restaurant.com threads though, and you'll see that 90% of those posts are people arguing about tipping.

the comedy value in restaurant.com gc's thread is at least worth $2 in and of itself.. you never know what kind of stupid is going to show up...

rotogrip300 10-21-2010 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antonio123 (Post 33503091)
too bad it says minimum of 2 people. Its too annoying to call someone up for no reason to have to go id rahter just walkin and pickup a meal with the coupons.

umm they all require tip also, so u expect these to work for a meal to go and u expect to spend $35-$45 by urself (for most of them). Your asking a bit much for a $25 GC for $2.

Apparently u dont go out to eat with friends? :shake:

jjj444yes 10-21-2010 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33499759)
http://giftcard.restaurant.com/index.asp

As for your personal attack... Do you feel like an uninformed a$$ now... you should


uhh.. no real SDer would touch the giftcards on r.com... that's like buying a gift cert at 70% off or *shudders* full price... how's that for an uninformed purchase?

nanikore 10-21-2010 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bpernoski (Post 33498687)
...only 1 crappy place in my area...UGH! ALSO its nice that they add 18% tip before discount ...lol obviously you are gonna tip on the total before discount but they add it like they know they are gonna give you great service...lol

A question: Do the waiters usually KNOW that they're being directly tipped by the gift certificates? I don't want them to think I'm a ____ for not tipping when in fact I've tipped 18 to 20 percent............

rotogrip300 10-21-2010 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanikore (Post 33504103)
A question: Do the waiters usually KNOW that they're being directly tipped by the gift certificates? I don't want them to think I'm a ____ for not tipping when in fact I've tipped 18 to 20 percent............

Most know already and its pretty clear right on your bill.

antonio123 10-21-2010 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotogrip300 (Post 33503993)
umm they all require tip also, so u expect these to work for a meal to go and u expect to spend $35-$45 by urself (for most of them). Your asking a bit much for a $25 GC for $2.

Apparently u dont go out to eat with friends? :shake:

no no i do all the time its just not at the restaurants listed. Either way i bought a $25 one might as well just invite some ppl for the hell of it.

nanikore 10-21-2010 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33498231)
I guess you have been blessed then. Good for you!!

Where do you see the words gift certificate? "Introducing Restaurant.com Gift Cards", giftwrap not included.
I chose standard, they made it expedited due to the amount spent ($40 or more). I made one purchase and received a confirmation email immediately, showing the correct information. The email stated that I would receive tracking information within one day. Nope, nothing yet.

They charged my Visa twice the next day. I have called and emailed repeatedly since and gotten zip from them. As of 10 minutes ago, I still cannot even get a tracking number through their customer service. Their representative was borderline rude to boot.

Whenever I have a bad problem with a credit card charge I don't sweat it. I just put a dispute on the credit card charge and be done with it. With online banking, I don't even have to phone anyone- I just go to the issuing bank's site and place a dispute- Then voila, a credit is issued. Let your bank handle the hassle- It's what they're for.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotogrip300 (Post 33504185)
Most know already and its pretty clear right on your bill.

I'm kind of concerned about the one that don't know, though. Then again, I'd look kinda dumb if I ask the waiter about it

rotogrip300 10-21-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanikore (Post 33504223)

I'm kind of concerned about the one that don't know, though. Then again, I'd look kinda dumb if I ask the waiter about it

If its on the bill, they know about it, they have to enter it in their system somehow, its not like the computer just magically figures out the person is using this gift certificate and the waiter/waitress doesnt know about it.

i've had quite a few tell me ahead of time.

But also, the other day i used one, got a bit too drunk and tipped double. Forgot it was included and of course the bartender wasnt nice enough to tell me. So I wouldnt recommend that !:cool:

nanikore 10-21-2010 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rotogrip300 (Post 33504481)
If its on the bill, they know about it, they have to enter it in their system somehow, its not like the computer just magically figures out the person is using this gift certificate and the waiter/waitress doesnt know about it.

i've had quite a few tell me ahead of time.

But also, the other day i used one, got a bit too drunk and tipped double. Forgot it was included and of course the bartender wasnt nice enough to tell me. So I wouldnt recommend that !:cool:

lol he probably just thought you were being extra generous :lol:

purple 10-21-2010 12:45 PM

Restrictions : Must buy all crappy items.Must wash the plates after eating. Must not use any silverware. Must go to hell.

JDHokie 10-21-2010 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanikore (Post 33504223)
I'm kind of concerned about the one that don't know, though. Then again, I'd look kinda dumb if I ask the waiter about it

Haha - The tip doesn't just magically appear on the bill. Also - the 18% gratuity is not automatically added at every restaurant, regardless of what the certificate says. In my experience, it's 50/50.

Remember to tip on the non-discounted price of the meal. Be slick, not cheap.

JohnnyVIti 10-21-2010 12:55 PM

Thanks Man!

jsbetts 10-21-2010 01:11 PM

You have to buy $60.00 in order to use the $25.00 coupon, not a good deal at all.

dinodon 10-21-2010 01:12 PM

Read the fine Print

http://www.restaurant.com/terms.asp?pgn=x

* Only one (1) Restaurant-Specific Gift Certificate may be redeemed per party, per month, per restaurant, even if the party is seated at separate tables and/or receives more than one check.
* Not valid for taxes, tips, merchandise or prior balances.
* Cannot be combined with any other restaurant certificates, third party certificates, Restaurant.com Gift Certificates or other coupons.
* Valid for dine-in only unless otherwise stated.

nmathew 10-21-2010 01:15 PM

Never bought these, but I just moved and there are a ton of places near where I'm currently. Thanks OP. I'm looking forward to giving a few places a try, and at these prices, I can hand out some to coworkers as bribes:D

rotogrip300 10-21-2010 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsbetts (Post 33505717)
You have to buy $60.00 in order to use the $25.00 coupon, not a good deal at all.

Most are $35-45.

Look for different restaurants.

lucasnyc 10-21-2010 01:27 PM

Cool man, got me 1. ;)

surfjock25 10-21-2010 01:35 PM

Question (thanks in advance for answers):

I found a pizza place in my area that is a favorite of mine. They are offering a $25 gift card for $2 with a $35 minimum.
If I am reading correctly, I have to spend $35 in order to use the gift card..
So if my total is $35 exactly, I will only be paying $10 out of pocket, or $35 worth of food for $10.. correct?

StingyMom 10-21-2010 02:02 PM

Can I return the unused certificate back to Restaurant.com and get a credit? TIA

dinodon 10-21-2010 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surfjock25 (Post 33506691)
Question (thanks in advance for answers):

I found a pizza place in my area that is a favorite of mine. They are offering a $25 gift card for $2 with a $35 minimum.
If I am reading correctly, I have to spend $35 in order to use the gift card..
So if my total is $35 exactly, I will only be paying $10 out of pocket, or $35 worth of food for $10.. correct?

The 35 min is a good deal if you get 25 cert
but if you get 25 cert and 50 is the min not so good.

speedracer216 10-21-2010 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dinodon (Post 33508509)
The 35 min is a good deal if you get 25 cert
but if you get 25 cert and 50 is the min not so good.

unless it's a place you like to eat anyway. that's what happened for me.
I go there anyway and it usually costs $50-60 for me and my wife... so $25 off is very slick. one of our meals is basically free.

date night returns! :)

pegoodal 10-21-2010 03:04 PM

I bow to the long, powerful arm of FB and Twitter. Posting on there resolved in 30 minutes, what I have been trying to do for almost two weeks.

Restaurant.com, I take it all back!! Props to Tania and Stacy,Thank you so much. I'm off to SlickDeals.net to eat some crow now. Nom, Nom

Neel71 10-21-2010 03:52 PM

Here's my take:
When r.com started, I used to buy lots of these certs. Back then certs used to expire in one year. Since I did not use most of them, 80% of of my certs used to expire. Now the question is why 80% of 'em remained unused...
(i) I bought more than I needed
(ii) Had some embarrassing experience with at least two restaurants. In one instance, when the check came I was told that they stopped accepting the certs. In another case, the Indian owner's reasoning was that if he accepts the cert he would lose money. In all instances, I simply paid the full amount plus tip without any argument. In both instances I felt embarrassed (yes I am a bit thin-skinned)...
(iii) There were some restaurants that accepted the cert but there was palpable change in attitude once the certs were handed as if we were having free meal or something.
.... About 50% of my experiences were pleasant ones though.
.... That's why did not buy r..com certs in last 3 years or so until 2 weeks back.

The things that changed my mind are:
- The certs no longer expire.
- They have more restaurants and some of 'em are not bad at all. Here in Houston restaurants have more competition than any other place I guess. Also there are more consumers as well - we were the fattest city 3 times in a row for a reason. There are 64 restaurants listed in 15 mile radius from where I live!

OK, here's the fun part - I used 3 the certs in last 2 weeks. All my experiences are good in this period.

Here's what I am doing differently this time.
- I never buy certs for the restaurants that explicitly require to SHOW the CERT BEFORE DINING. I just don't like that clause.
- Even though not required, I just give them a call before going there and specifically ask whether they STILL accept r.com certs.

Just wanted to share my 2 cents.

MadRhetoric 10-21-2010 04:12 PM

Thought I'd throw in my experience as well.

First time I ordered a set of 4 to a local restaurant. Every one of them was taken without hassle, and in fact was not charged 18% gratuity automatically despite the certificate saying they would.

Second time I ordered, it was a set of 4 to a different place. This happened within the past 2 months. I went to the place and was told they didn't accept them. I didn't give the guy a hassle at all. I went home and e-mailed info@restaurant.com . I received a response within 3 or 4 days. I said that I'd be happy to get credit for 4 new certificates of equal value to use. With the first response was a replacement for all 4. I had faith they wouldn't give me a hassle, and they totally came through.

So to sum it up, as has been said before:
1) Present the certificate before ordering. My usual routine is to ask about it once the waitress brings back our drink order. This shows the waitress that you want to eat there and aren't just looking to spend as little as possible. And also, you can then decide how much money you want to spend now that you know where you stand with it.
2) If you buy a lot to one place, spread them out. I think the language on most say you can't use more than 1 in a month.
3) Read the restrictions! Don't expect a break on any of them.
4) If you get denied, e-mail the address above and you can get credit no problem.

xkingpin 10-21-2010 08:35 PM

Are you kidding me... wow.

I just got 5 $100 gift cards for $40... and they finally added restraunts in my area.

lumberguy 10-21-2010 11:11 PM

Nice Deal
 
Bought $275 in certs for $22. Be sure to read the fine print on how to qualify for each meal, but, if you want to try a pricey place, the $100 certs are about $4 after the discounts. nice, date night returns - to hell with you, economy!!!!

BigBubba 10-22-2010 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegoodal (Post 33496325)
Buyer Beware. Made one purchase for $50, 10/10/2010. They charged me twice on 10/11/2010, using their expedited shipping and I have yet to receive the product. Multiple calls and emails on the matter. ZERO response. Many many complaints posted to BBB in the past year.

expedited shipping to your email account?

BigBubba 10-22-2010 04:07 AM

all the restaurants i go to are more than $2.00 for $25. and a lot want a minimum of $40 spent before discount. still worth it, lots of good restaurants here. as for the 18% tip, oh well i usually give 20%, their loss...

ssc280 10-22-2010 09:14 AM

Giving one of these as a gift would be extremely lame, there is way too much fine print. I would also call and ask the restaurant first if they take these before you go, went once and they said they don't take them anymore, these things can be kind of a pain in the butt.

stockvoy 10-22-2010 02:16 PM

[QUOTE=jjj444yes;33503183]thanks was waiting for this to show at it's regularly scheduled end of the month time.. needed these for an upcoming trip.. I find myself buying these each time they go on sale and for the most part now... I'm doing r.com coupon restaurants for my eating out... good food and a great deal... and I get to laugh at all the idiots who inevitably show up in these threads to thread crap or decry some past wrong. .. it's entertaining...but no one cares

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I agree with you, I appreciate all the people as well who attempt to warn people about these before they make a mistake. To all of you that take the time to try and help someone not get ripped off by a horrible deal and company. THANK YOU!!!! :) It is nice to know that there are some good people out there that want to help someone not make the same mistake they made. I know I only had to make the mistake of buying these once before I learned quickly not to do it again. There seems to be a large growing crowd of people who are learning quickly not to waste there time and money with this company or their coupons. It is nice to know though that they could just say nothing, but they take the time because they care.... It really doesn't benefit them at all to warn, except of course to know that they did the right thing.... :) I just find it impossible to believe that these coupons you get charged for (Not certificates) keep making front page without somehow slickdeals making some money on the side by posting it..... Of course that is just a theory.... :)

SuperIdiot :)

drymonkey 10-22-2010 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neelkanthak (Post 33511417)
Here's my take:
When r.com started, I used to buy lots of these certs. Back then certs used to expire in one year. Since I did not use most of them, 80% of of my certs used to expire. Now the question is why 80% of 'em remained unused...
(i) I bought more than I needed
(ii) Had some embarrassing experience with at least two restaurants. In one instance, when the check came I was told that they stopped accepting the certs. In another case, the Indian owner's reasoning was that if he accepts the cert he would lose money. In all instances, I simply paid the full amount plus tip without any argument. In both instances I felt embarrassed (yes I am a bit thin-skinned)...
(iii) There were some restaurants that accepted the cert but there was palpable change in attitude once the certs were handed as if we were having free meal or something.
.... About 50% of my experiences were pleasant ones though.
.... That's why did not buy r..com certs in last 3 years or so until 2 weeks back.

The things that changed my mind are:
- The certs no longer expire.
- They have more restaurants and some of 'em are not bad at all. Here in Houston restaurants have more competition than any other place I guess. Also there are more consumers as well - we were the fattest city 3 times in a row for a reason. There are 64 restaurants listed in 15 mile radius from where I live!

OK, here's the fun part - I used 3 the certs in last 2 weeks. All my experiences are good in this period.

Here's what I am doing differently this time.
- I never buy certs for the restaurants that explicitly require to SHOW the CERT BEFORE DINING. I just don't like that clause.
- Even though not required, I just give them a call before going there and specifically ask whether they STILL accept r.com certs.

Just wanted to share my 2 cents.


Since you stated you 're in H-town, any recommendation for a restaurant currently on their list? I try Nelore before and it was pretty good. Thanks in advance.

BigBubba 10-22-2010 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neelkanthak (Post 33511417)
Here's my take:
When r.com started, I used to buy lots of these certs. Back then certs used to expire in one year. Since I did not use most of them, 80% of of my certs used to expire. Now the question is why 80% of 'em remained unused...
(i) I bought more than I needed
(ii) Had some embarrassing experience with at least two restaurants. In one instance, when the check came I was told that they stopped accepting the certs. In another case, the Indian owner's reasoning was that if he accepts the cert he would lose money. In all instances, I simply paid the full amount plus tip without any argument. In both instances I felt embarrassed (yes I am a bit thin-skinned)...
(iii) There were some restaurants that accepted the cert but there was palpable change in attitude once the certs were handed as if we were having free meal or something.
.... About 50% of my experiences were pleasant ones though.
.... That's why did not buy r..com certs in last 3 years or so until 2 weeks back.

The things that changed my mind are:
- The certs no longer expire.
- They have more restaurants and some of 'em are not bad at all. Here in Houston restaurants have more competition than any other place I guess. Also there are more consumers as well - we were the fattest city 3 times in a row for a reason. There are 64 restaurants listed in 15 mile radius from where I live!

OK, here's the fun part - I used 3 the certs in last 2 weeks. All my experiences are good in this period.

Here's what I am doing differently this time.
- I never buy certs for the restaurants that explicitly require to SHOW the CERT BEFORE DINING. I just don't like that clause.
- Even though not required, I just give them a call before going there and specifically ask whether they STILL accept r.com certs.

Just wanted to share my 2 cents.

you can trade the expired ones in for new ones. i did it a couple of weeks ago...

ren1hoek 10-22-2010 07:05 PM

24% FW cashback

TJ Kid 10-24-2010 08:47 AM

This 80% off is a good deal. But i se changes coming down that stink for us buyers.

I looked at Las Vegas and see $25 certs, instead of costing $10, are now going up to $17.50. And some of those used to require $35 of purchase are now going up to $50. So savings are down to pennies instead of dollars on some of these deals.

Also 50% off deals that used to cost $4 are going up too. Look at ben & Jerry's in Las Vegas. A 50% off cert now costs $17.50. You have to buy a lot of ice cream at one time to recoup the cost of the cert.

Just food for thought. And that does not cost anything, unless they find a way to charge for that too.

techtech 10-24-2010 09:07 AM

when they say 18% Gratuity added prior to discount. does it mean they already add Gratuity automaticlly to the bill and i dont have to put another 15% tips on the table right?

pacers21487 10-24-2010 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by techtech (Post 33586081)
when they say 18% Gratuity added prior to discount. does it mean they already add Gratuity automaticlly to the bill and i dont have to put another 15% tips on the table right?

correct

drymonkey 10-24-2010 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by techtech (Post 33586081)
when they say 18% Gratuity added prior to discount. does it mean they already add Gratuity automaticlly to the bill and i dont have to put another 15% tips on the table right?

Yes that's correct.

BigBubba 10-24-2010 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJ Kid (Post 33585763)
This 80% off is a good deal. But i se changes coming down that stink for us buyers.

I looked at Las Vegas and see $25 certs, instead of costing $10, are now going up to $17.50. And some of those used to require $35 of purchase are now going up to $50. So savings are down to pennies instead of dollars on some of these deals.

Also 50% off deals that used to cost $4 are going up too. Look at ben & Jerry's in Las Vegas. A 50% off cert now costs $17.50. You have to buy a lot of ice cream at one time to recoup the cost of the cert.

Just food for thought. And that does not cost anything, unless they find a way to charge for that too.

a lot more weekend restrictions too, especially for breakfast and deli type restaurants...

aztony 10-25-2010 08:14 PM

So, how quick are these certificates available? Do you print them out once you buy them or are they mailed to you?

leggo1 10-26-2010 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aztony (Post 33632129)
So, how quick are these certificates available? Do you print them out once you buy them or are they mailed to you?

you print them out right away.

BigBubba 10-26-2010 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leggo1 (Post 33643811)
you print them out right away.

i usually wait until i need to use one...

aztony 10-26-2010 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leggo1 (Post 33643811)
you print them out right away.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigBubba (Post 33656653)
i usually wait until i need to use one...

Cool, thanks for the reply. That's the way I hoping to use them on the spur of the moment.

vikileigh 10-27-2010 04:21 PM

dead?
 
didn't work for me

dubbfoolio 10-27-2010 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vikileigh (Post 33692985)
didn't work for me

dead for me too :(

maxxratt 10-29-2010 06:35 PM

PUMPKIN code is dead.

lancemib 10-29-2010 06:52 PM

TREAT code works for the 80%

kasty 10-29-2010 10:22 PM

this is random, but i was on SD and there was a banner ad for restaurant.com certs for $2. i clicked on the link and it brought me to another page, where it said to use the code "FUN." strange thing is, the expiration date was 7/12/10.

did i just go back in time?

sgb 11-01-2010 01:34 PM

Sorry for the off-thread post. Any recommendations for moderately priced restaurants.com places in SF, preferably in the Union Square area? I am game for almost any ethnic cuisine.

Thx.


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