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$25 Restaurant Certificates for $3

April 25, 2008

Just thought I’d give a heads up that Restaurant.com gift certificates are 70% off right now (through April 30). That means you can get a $25 gift certificate for $3, if you use the code: GOURMET

If you are unfamiliar with Restaurant.com, it is a website that allows you to purchase gift certificates to local restaurants for at least 60% off. If you are purchasing a gift certificate for the amount of $25.00 (and only paying $3 with the current deal), there is usually a requirement that you spend at least $35.00 on the meal. In other words, you’d have to pay at least $10 + $3 (or other gift certificate amount) for $35.00 worth of food. Not bad for a restaurant!

Here’s how to do it:

1. Go to Restaurant.com.

2. Find a restaurant.

3. Purchase certificate. (Use the code: GOURMET right now.)

4. Print out certificate and take to restaurant.

Additional notes: Certificates are usually good for one year. They have a unique code the the restaurant calls in and enters to ensure that it is only used once. Gratuities may be higher when certificates are used (this will be included in the information when you order the certificate). At the beginning of each month, new restaurants are added with a limited number of certificates; but at the end of the month, there is usually some sort of percent off discount.

We’ve used this twice and also given it as part of gifts. We’ve had no problems thus far..

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  • Jessica April 26, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I looked into this in the past and totally forgot about it! It’s such a great deal 🙂 Thanks for reminding me about it!!

  • akeorlando April 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Restaurant.com is a fantastic resource, not only just for Orlando and the Central Florida area.

  • writetools April 27, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Well I found about 15 resturants in our area, and selected three that we actually use. I got $140 in certificates for a little over $15.00. So as long as they work…then what a deal! Thanks for the code, that’s what made it worth giving it a try. The only bummer was, only after I printed out the coupons did I realize you can only use one a month per resturant, and you can’t double them… but still should be a great deal. Thanks for the tip! Amie
    http://writetools.wordpress.com

  • Lauren April 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Keren…out of curiosity, how often is the discount code changed and will you always post it on this website?

    Lauren–Tallahassee

  • jennifer April 30, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Is there a sale like this in the Charlotte, NC area?

  • Keren May 1, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Jennifer,

    As far as I know, this sale is only in Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. Do you have a Sav Mor?

  • Keren May 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Lauren,

    This discount ended April 30, but I will try to post new discount codes.

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