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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

90% OFF at RESTAURANTS.com!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY 09-09-09!



It only happens once every 100 years
(ok - fact about the date, unsure on the deal)



This means you get a $25 Gift Certificate
that's $1.00,
100 pennies


If you've NEVER done this before, NOW is the time to start! We've done it a LOT and have saved money on our date nights AND girls night out!! Monica "virtually" holds your hand while she shows you step by step how to purchase a $25 Gift Certificate.

Be sure to read the print right under the "Add to Cart" button, it will tell you what the minimum purchase required is (most often times $35 when you use a $25 Gift Certificate), and if there are any restrictions on the day of the week you can use it. You'll be able to print your gift certificate immediately after purchasing it!

Going out of town? Just enter THAT zip code! It works NATIONWIDE!!

You can go out TONIGHT if you want to!

Here is a list of our LOCAL Favorites!

Baja Fresh (new?!)
donnie macs
Fiesta Gaudalajara
Melting Pot (mmm, I want to do this one!)
Ono Hawaiian Cafe (not valid Fri or Sat!)
Ricks Press Room
plus more!!

The code works on ALL Gift Certificates!

$10 GC is $.40 (that's right - CENTS)
$25 GC is $1.00
$50 GC is $2.00
$75 GC is $3.00
$100 GC is $4.00


Whatcha gonna get?!?!


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Fabulessly Frugal said...

Sorry everyone! We were both so excited about this deal you got it two times! I am going to leave it. I think it is funny!

Tyree said...

I got 2 $25 ones. One of our restaurants changed their rules though and they make you spend $50 to use $25 (I did not buy theirs.) The ones where you spend $35 to get off $25 are awsome they work out to about $17-$18 out of pocket and you have a whole year to use them. You can only use one a month per restaurant, but we don't eat out more than once or twice a month anyway. I love these because each child can order their own food and not have to share and we're still under $20 for a family of five to eat out--AWSOME!! Thanks for letting me in on the deal.

Anna Beal said...

That is a great deal! I'm excited to try it out :)

Meaghan said...

How long does it take for them to email your certificate? I have never does this before but just purchased one and haven't received anything yet. Not even confirmation. Thanks guys! You're great!

Monica said...


They do not email the certificate to you. You print it from your computer. See on this tutorial. http://www.fabulesslyfrugal.com/2009/04/fabuless-dining-restaurantscom-tutorial.html If somehow you missed your opportuniy you can call them at 1.888.745.6991 and maybe they can mail it to you or work something out.
Hope you have not missed out!

Meaghan said...

Thanks. I did all of that and it said if I wasn't redirected to my certificate with in 60 seconds that I could go to their site, log in and redeem it later. I tried that. It doesn't show it there. It also said it would email confirmation and nothing. Each time I call the number I get cut off. It's a little frustrating, even if it is only $1. Thanks for your help though.

Monica said...


I am so sorry that you are having trouble. It has always worked very well for us. Maybe the site is having tech difficulties. Sorry Meaghan. Wish there was more I could do. If I think of something more I will let you know.

Sandy said...

Megan...I think the website is overloaded and having difficulties. I have used the site before and have had no problems. You might have to wait til later tonight or tomorrow so they can fix the issue. I also out some certificates and am having the same problem. Good Luck!

Cathy said...

Meaghan -

I just purchased three gift certs... paid via paypal, and then got this message:

Due to the success of our 9/9/2009 90% off promotion,
we are experiencing unusually long order processing times.
Your order has been completed and you will receive your
order confirmation email and also be able to access your
gift certificates in your My Account at some point later today.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused.
Thanks for your continued patience and your business.

-The Team at Restaurant.com

So I wouldn't worry. I bet it will be in your inbox later today! :)

smiling_mama said...

I paid through paypal as well. It had a box after I paid asking if I wanted to go back to Restaurant.com.
I clicked on it and it took me to my Gift Certificate from there, I just printed it out. Easy peasy!

Meaghan said...

I still haven't received my certificate but I did try calling them today and the message said that they were experiencing high call volume and that the certificates would be available within 24 hours. I still have 2 hours before I reach the 24 hour mark. Thank you so much for all of your help you guys are great! I will let you know what happens.

Cathy said...

Meaghan - I just went to restaurant.com and clicked on "My Account", logged in, and then clicked on "View and Print Certificates". Sitting there are my three certs that I purchased yesterday! You can print them from there. If you aren't seeing it there, then I wonder if your purchase actually went through?

Meaghan said...

I am beginning to think that too. After I put in all of mu info. to purchase them it said thank you for your order or something to that effect and that if I wasn't redirected to my certificate in 60 seconds that I could get it the way you explained above. So it seems that it has gone through but still nothing and it has been 24 hours. I am going to give it another couple of hours and then call. I'm glad it is working great for you all. It has just been that kind of week for me. Here's looking up for next week!

Meaghan said...

Oh finally! I think with all of the sales yesterday I just slipped through the cracks. They confirmed that my order didn't go through and I tried again. Worked perfectly the second go around! Would do again! Thanks guys!

Cathy said...