A Romantic Dinner at a Serious Discount – Restaurant.com
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
For many, going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day is a tradition but, what about if you made it a date night every month? Or even every week?
I am not talking about a steak’n cheese burrito at Carls Jr, but a wonderful meal with that special ambiance at perhaps your favorite dining establishment. No way you say? Well, if you go to Restaurant.com there is a way to get significant discounts at restaurants in your neighborhood. Maybe even your favorite one.
I thought that everyone knew about Restaurant.com, but in mentioning it to a few friends of late, I realized that it’s still a well kept secret. Now that you know, don’t wait a minute longer. Here’s what you do: register and subscribe to email. You will receive emails that announce 60 to 80% off promotion. Usually sold in $25, $50, $75 and $100 gift certificates, these can now cost you only $2, $4, $6 and $8 respectively. Hard to believe but it is true! I have used the Restaurant.com certificates at the most reputable restaurants without ever a hint of hesitation from the staff. There are some restrictions, such as needing a minimum purchase and an 18% gratuity added to the final bill. For instance, for a $25.00 certificate can only be used towards a minimum purchase of $35.00. With the discount the total is $12.00 plus tip! With the current promotion, simply use code MEAL at checkout to receive the discount.
If for some reason you just can’t wait for the promotion, Restaurant.com certificates are always at least 50% off their face value. With more than 15,000 restaurants across the country involved in the program, I am sure that you will find a restaurant where you can take your sweetie for that amorous date without looking cheap in the slightest. We promise we won’t tell.
PS: great for when you are traveling too. Just double check the restaurant’s ratings with Yelp or something like it.
PPS: Oh, and great gift idea too!!!