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Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

I purchased a 50.00 GC for a local Restaurant that said this-

Minimum purchase of $35. 20% Gratuity added prior to discount. Valid for Dinner, Dine In ONLY. Excludes: Other Offers/Promotions.


so when i go to print the GC it says this-

Please Note:
The following terms and conditions apply to the certificate that you are about to view and/or print:
Minimum purchase of $100. 18% Gratuity added prior to discount. Present prior to ordering.
This certificate can only be redeemed once.



am i missing something here????
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

The minimum of $35 is usually when you buy a $25 gc.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

I hate Restaurant.com. Half of the time the restaurants don't accept the coupon. Never using that site again.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by mclori View Post
The minimum of $35 is usually when you buy a $25 gc.
That sounds right. In my experience, the minimum purchase has always been higher than the GC value.

I'd recommend calling the restaurant in advance. Sometimes, they stop accepting the GCs without any notice. And once, just before we went to the restaurant, we learned it had gone out of business.

Restaurant.com says they'll exchange the GCs if there's any problem, but I've never gotten a response from their customer service.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I hate Restaurant.com. Half of the time the restaurants don't accept the coupon. Never using that site again.
I've used a bunch of them, haven't been turned down yet.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

These just sound like coupons you pay for. Fuck that noise.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Figured it out thanks-

glassdragon your right. however-

50GC for 7.50
25GC for 4.50-
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Yeah I don't know, you pay for a so called GC and have to spend a minimum so the business gets almost free advertisement and more business.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by glassdragon View Post
These just sound like coupons you pay for. Fuck that noise.
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Yeah I don't know, you pay for a so called GC and have to spend a minimum so the business gets almost free advertisement and more business.
It's a good deal in my opinion. For less than a dollar I buy a "coupon" good for $10 towards a bill of $20 or more.
It might seem a little convoluted, but if I know I'm going to eat at a certain restaurant, and I can save $9 by making a little effort, it's okay by me.
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Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I hate Restaurant.com. Half of the time the restaurants don't accept the coupon. Never using that site again.
I haven't had a certificate turned down.

When a restaurant quit the program after I bought a certificate, they sent me an email with a warning and credit to get another for free.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

I have never had problems either. I can get a $25 certificate for $1-$2 and then go out with three others and spend maybe $20 after tax and tip for close to $50 worth of food.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
It's a good deal in my opinion. For less than a dollar I buy a "coupon" good for $10 towards a bill of $20 or more.
It might seem a little convoluted, but if I know I'm going to eat at a certain restaurant, and I can save $9 by making a little effort, it's okay by me.
I suppose that makes sense, but I just can't get into the idea of buying a coupon basically lol. It shouldn't be called a GC because GC's don't have a minimum purchase
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It all depends on the individual.

My sister and her husband are both busy with full-time jobs and eat out a lot. I purchased some coupons for her and she thought it was just about the stupidest thing ever.

A co-worker in the same situation was complaining about the expense of restaurants. I told her about these coupons. She loved it, and they use them often.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

I can definitely see how this could be useful to some people.
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I think they're a great deal. Just wait for the monthly or even weekly 80% off sales. $25 "coupons" for $2.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

They don't have any restaurants in my area.
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I use these on all of my first dates and I have yet to have a second date
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by wsox2009 View Post
I use these on all of my first dates and I have yet to have a second date
Wait, using a coupon on a date is a bad idea? Holy shit, why does no one tell me these things?
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Sounds like a lot of work to save a little money eating at a restaurant I don't normally eat at in the first place.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
I hate Restaurant.com. Half of the time the restaurants don't accept the coupon. Never using that site again.
you are doing it wrong. you can get refunded if by chance the restaurant declines it, though.

i use them all the time when i'm in Vegas and locally at few places. they are awesome when you have a big group of people.

as for the OP's question, i think the website was wrong. it's always $50 off $100 when you buy those $50 ones. the $35 minimum purchase stipulations are usually for the $25 certs.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by tommy28 View Post
Figured it out thanks-

glassdragon your right. however-

50GC for 7.50
25GC for 4.50-
if you use the 80% off coupons that float around, you can get the $25 ones for $2 and the $50 for $4. plus they are good for a year so you can buy them and hang onto them for a while.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
Sounds like a lot of work to save a little money eating at a restaurant I don't normally eat at in the first place.
You save $23, and I only buy them for restaurants I like. No work at all. In 90 seconds I've paid my $2 and printed my $25 cert.
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
if you use the 80% off coupons that float around, you can get the $25 ones for $2 and the $50 for $4. plus they are good for a year so you can buy them and hang onto them for a while.
They no longer have expiration dates.
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Re: Anyone use Restaurant.com? if so, question.

Originally Posted by glassdragon View Post
I suppose that makes sense, but I just can't get into the idea of buying a coupon basically lol. It shouldn't be called a GC because GC's don't have a minimum purchase
That's basically the same as the Entertainment book. You're paying for coupons. I've never used Restaurant.com.

If you don't want to pay for coupons, sites like Groupon are the way to go.
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All the restaurants in my area are places you wouldn't want to eat at. Some oyster bar located in a run down strip mall in the bad part of town with half the stores vacant for example. You wouldn't want to drink out of the glasses or use the silverware type place.

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