I love to save money and now I want to share a little secret with you.
I often get email updates from http://www.restaurant.com/. It's a great site that sells discounted restaurant certificates. You can usually buy a $25 gift certificate for just $10 or a $10 certificate for just $3, which is great. There are some stipulations like you have to spend at least $35 when you use the $25 certificate and an 18% gratuity is automatically added, but I think it's still a great way to get to try out a restaurant that you're not so sure about. It's also a great way to go out fairly cheaply. For instance, a friend of mine and I went to dinner last night and spent just $15 including tip for 2 entrees, an appetizer and 2 drinks.
From time to time, the email updates that I get will give a special code that you can use to get an even larger discount. For instance, since the restaurants have probably been struggling a bit in this economy, they've been sending out offers that allow you to get a $25 certificate for $2 or $3. Very nice.
This afternoon when I opened up my email, there was a code that will allow me (and now you) to purchase $25 certificates for just $1 in celebration of today. The date today is 09/09/09. Sweet! The certificates are good for 1 year and can simply be printed from your computer as soon as you pay for them online. The offer only lasts for 99 hours, so this is a great opportunity to stock up. For $10 you can get $250 in restaurant visits! To find restaurants in your area, simply use your city or zip code to search.
Use the code NINETY to redeem this offer.
The fine print from the offer: Important Stuff: This offer is 90% off the retail value of Restaurant.com Gift Certificates. The majority of $25 certificates are available for a $10 retail price. In some instances, a $25 Gift Certificate may have a retail price of $12.50 or $15.00. Limit of one (1) $25 certificate per visit to a restaurant. There may also be minimum spend requirements. Restrictions on the restaurant certificates vary and are subject to change along with the retail price of the certificate. This promotion does not apply to previously placed orders and cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Redemption of this offer requires that you agree to all the terms and conditions found at www.restaurant.com. Registration, including valid email address, is required for purchase. When redeeming a Restaurant.com Gift Certificate, these savings cannot be applied. Offer valid from Wednesday, September 9, 12:01AM PST thru Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 3:01AM PST.
I am in no way compensated by site for sharing this information with you.