Alriiight, time for one of my favorite sales! There was one of these at the beginning of the month, where the gift certificates were $1, but their Halloween sale isn’t too shabby either! $25 restaurant gift certificates for $2. What’s the catch? Most of these $25 GCs require a minimum purchase of $35. That’s before tax+gratuity, but still ends up being a fantastic deal. My wife and I went to a local diner-type restaurant with one of these and got:
2 Hamburgers w/sides
2 slices of Cheesecake
Ended up just above $35. More like $45 with tax and tip. And we ended up spending $20 out of pocket (plus the $1 for the certificate). So basically you’re getting a meal at about half price. Also worth nothing, alcohol does not count toward the minimum purchase requirement.
I would also recommend checking www.yelp.com for reviews on particular restaurants since you’re sure to run into many you’ve never heard of. Some will be awesome hole-in-the-wall restaurants while others will be, well, just holes. These certificates do not expire, but most limit you to using one per restaurant, per month. It’s a great way to stock up on certificates for restaurants you already know and love, and to try out new restaurants or types of food without spending too much.
- Go to http://www.restaurant.com and add the certificates you want to your cart, and also make sure to read the specific terms/requirements for each restaurant you choose.
- Enter the promotional code TREAT when in your cart/checkout.
- It should apply 80% off which, for the standard “$25 for $10” certificates will instead become “$25 for $2”
- Enjoy your delicious, cheap dining-out experiences!