You’ve probably heard the buzz about Restaurant.com, the site that’s been featured in news stories galore because it offers discounted gift certificates (such as $25 gift certificates for $10) to oodles of restaurants.
But it gets better... Restaurant.com also dishes out extra special deals via promo codes.
Example: I recently bought a $25 gift certificate to an upscale seafood restaurant in my neighborhood for $2.
Nope, that’s not a typo. $2 for a $25 gift certificate. Which I used during a friend's birthday celebration and it allowed us to sample more appetizers than we might have otherwise chosen to afford. To get the gift certificate for $2 instead of $10, I used an 80 percent off (who gives 80 percent off?!?) coupon code that I found on Coupon Cabin.
Actually Restaurant.com is running another 80 percent off promotion now (expires today 10/12), mentioned at Coupon Cabin and also on Restaurant.com's Twitter feed.
Seems to be worth watching Restaurant.com to see which of your local restaurants are offering gift certificates, and what kind of special promotion the company comes up with next.
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