You might remember that my buddy Christy from Haphazardly Hobbying is a recent convert to Restaurant.com, and she agreed to do a few posts here on I Heart Publix talking about her experiences using their gift certificates. Her last night out sounds like a ton of fun!
Hi all, Christy here. For the last of my experiences with Restaurant.com, I thought that I would do what any self-respecting deal shopper would do: see just how little I could manage to spend out at dinner! :) I recruited my friend Angela to come out with me one night last month to a little local wine and Italian tapas bar that I discovered on Restaurant.com.
We had the best time...and it was super cheap! We split two tapas plates - a bruschetta and a caprese salad - then we each had a flatbread pizza with a nice glass of wine. The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed our night out. The intimate little bistro was a great place to spend a few hours catching up. We were able to savor each plate that came out and really enjoy our meal.
We managed to spend exactly $40 (which was the requirement to use the certificate), and after gratuity was added and the gift certificate subtracted, our bill was just $22.20! Even when you add the cost of a $25 certificate (at 60% off as you can almost always find them), that works out to just $13.10 per person. What a fabulous price tag for a really nice evening out with a friend!
I have to say that my adventures with Restaurant.com have really been a lot of fun and I will never look at dining out quite the same way. Before I started using their service I just assumed that most meals out were a non-negotiable cost - but now I know that I can usually get myself an awesome discount if I do just a few minutes' surfing on Restaurant.com. Thanks to all of you for sharing in the experience!
Right now on Restaurant.com you save 60% on their certificates when you use the code "SNOW" at checkout.
Restaurant.com provided the gift certificate for Christy's review. All comments and opinions are Christy's!