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80 percent off Restaurant.com code!

Posted January 13, 2010

Restaurant.com just came out with a new 80 percent off code. Enter the word: INDULGE at checkout and hit apply to receive the discount off your total.

With this discount code you can get a $25 printable restaurant gift certificate for $2-$3!  They normally sell for $10-$15 on the website, but with the 80 percent they are only $2-$3. 

Make sure you read the conditions for the restaurants you are interested in. Some require a minimum purchase of $35, some $45. Some don't allow certificates to be used on certain nights (usually Saturdays). Some are only good for dinner and most exclude alcohol.

We have used these many times, most recently at the Garner Ale House. The meal was good and the service was excellent. We will go back again but I wouldn't have even tried it had it not been for the restaurant.com gift certificate we had (that I purchased for 80 percent off).

Offer ends Tuesday,  Jan. 19, 2010.

Bon Appetit!

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  • Common Sense Man Jan 15, 2010

    " searched through a few pages and never saw the "cannot combine coupons" and "application towards alcohol is up to establishment" rules until I got to the print coupon page (after I paid) for Cameron Bar and Grill. If you have time, can you direct us to where we can see this before purchase? Thanks :)"

    It's right there under each restaurant's info.

  • Common Sense Man Jan 15, 2010

    "Although good, the deals are not as good as they seem. I purchased a $25 coupon for Cameron Bar and Grill for $2. However there is a $35 minimum restaurant order and 18% gratuity. So if you add $2 (coupon) plus $10 ($35min - $25coupon) plus $6.30 (18% of $35) plus taxes (not sure on food, approx 2% = $0.70) you have to spend $19 for a $35 meal. Still good but not as attractive as the $25 for $2 originally appears. Plus on the coupon, it reads that coupons cannot be combined (I cannot use 2x$25 coupons) and alcohol is up to the discretion of the establishment to accept. Prior to ordering, there was no language concerning"

    I use these all the time and it is a good deal. You get $23 off your bill, plain and simple. What is there to complain about? You're going to pay taxes and tip regardless.

  • KLW Jan 14, 2010

    There was a box you had to check before making the purchase, saying that you had read the rules & restrictions, and it had links there to click on.

  • pack95 Jan 14, 2010

    Thanks Faye. I think this is a great service and appreciate your feedback. I did have trouble finding where the restrictions are posted prior to purchase though. I searched through a few pages and never saw the "cannot combine coupons" and "application towards alcohol is up to establishment" rules until I got to the print coupon page (after I paid) for Cameron Bar and Grill. If you have time, can you direct us to where we can see this before purchase? Thanks :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 14, 2010

    That is exactly why I recommended reading all the restrictions before buying. It is also why I posted that most certificates don't include alcohol. These are great if you go out to eat and want to save an additional $25 off your meal (well, actually $23 after the cost of the certificate). You will still spend money to eat out, but if you already eat at these restaurants, you are definitely saving money. Thanks for sharing!

  • pack95 Jan 14, 2010

    Although good, the deals are not as good as they seem. I purchased a $25 coupon for Cameron Bar and Grill for $2. However there is a $35 minimum restaurant order and 18% gratuity. So if you add $2 (coupon) plus $10 ($35min - $25coupon) plus $6.30 (18% of $35) plus taxes (not sure on food, approx 2% = $0.70) you have to spend $19 for a $35 meal. Still good but not as attractive as the $25 for $2 originally appears. Plus on the coupon, it reads that coupons cannot be combined (I cannot use 2x$25 coupons) and alcohol is up to the discretion of the establishment to accept. Prior to ordering, there was no language concerning alcohol.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 14, 2010

    j - you print it out from your computer. It is a one page certificate that has the restaurant.com logo, the restaurant name and logo, a certificate number and a list of the requirements for using the gift certificate (like minimum amount of purchase). It's nothing really fancy, but the nice thing is that you can buy it today, print it today, use it today. Also, make sure you don't call the number on the certificate that is for the restaurants to call. When you present your certificate, they will call that number to indicate the certificate is being used.

  • j3434 Jan 13, 2010

    I am new to Restaurants.com. Do you receive a gift card that looks just as if you'd purchased it from the restaurant itself, or another manner of gift certificate?

  • cj2795 Jan 13, 2010

    wow...just purchased 68.00 worth of gift certificates for 12.00!! whoo-hoooo...the kids will love it!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 13, 2010

    I do love Coldstone!

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