Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there’s a great new offer from Restaurant.com. Use coupon code SWEETHEART to get 50% off, and every $25 certificate comes with a bonus $10 certificate, too.
Normally their $25 certificates are $10, so with the code you end up paying $5 for $35 worth of eats. Code is valid through February 14th, and the money you save can be spent on flowers. Now that’s romance!
I presume you have used these certificates. I look at the site every time they run a promotion and consider buying one, but I get scared away by all of the weird rules and minimum purchases that each restaurant has. In the end, does it still end up being a significant savings? I’ve tried to wade through the math of all of it, but I’m still not sure.
Thanks for all of the deals. (I’m giddy about my $2 shoes.)
can you use both certificates at once? usually there is a minimum amount you have to buy($35 for a $25 gc, so you are actually paying $15 for $35 worth of food, which is still not bad, but hard to justify when you are giving it as a gift).
Generally there’s a rule about one certificate per visit, and then—depending on the restaurant—some restriction on how much money you have to spend.
I live in the boonies and there are no eligible restaurants around me, but we’ve used the $10 certificates (purchased usually for about $1.40 apiece) at the barbecue place near my fiance’s house with no problem. Those stipulate a $15 minimum order, so we’ll walk out of there with a mountain of food for around $5. 😉
I’ve used them a lot. There are minimum purchase amounts on most of them, but they are reasonable. We would spend that much anyway, and then we save the $25 or whatever.
Plus, they’re good for a year from the date of purchase. I bought several at Christmastime when they were marked way down, and we plan to use them throughout the year.
I also like to get them for restaurants we’ve never tried, especially the really nice ones that would normally be out of our budget, but are somehow justifiable if I have a $25 gift certificate.