$25 for $2 at Restaurant.com

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It’s time to plan a special dinner out, and possibly take a much-needed break from the kids. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend excessively.

This week, cash in on 80 percent off at Restaurant.com. Buy any $25 gift certificate for only $2; plus you’ll receive a free $10 gift card with any order. Just enter promo code TASTY at checkout. Make note of any limitations including added gratuity, minimum purchase or meal requirements.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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21 comments Add your comment

PTC DAWG

March 30th, 2011
11:09 am

Any restaurant offering this, well, I don’t see how they can stay in business.

ryan v

March 30th, 2011
11:16 am

That’s why it’s called a promotion, not a business model.

Pickles

March 30th, 2011
11:17 am

They can’t. Article in this week’s WSJ about small businesses getting out of these deals and warning others not to start doing it.

WSJ Article

March 30th, 2011
11:27 am

Pickles – a link to that WSJ article would be much appreciated! I’d like to read it.

WSJ Article

March 30th, 2011
11:36 am

Bob

March 30th, 2011
11:46 am

This not that great of a deal when consider that, the restaurants I seen in my area require a 35 dollar min. excludes alcohol. So 35 dollars is a lot of food if just 2 people dine. And they automatically add 18% tip.

Glenda

March 30th, 2011
11:50 am

I got this coupon. Please be aware there is a $40 min., which excludes alcohol and tip. I don’t think it is that bad a deal. My family of 3 can easily spend $40 at a restaurant. I chose a Mexican restaurant that we haven’t been to before because we like to try new places.

confused

March 30th, 2011
11:51 am

I just tried it and got this message:

Not eligible for Promo Codes – No discount applied

mom3boys

March 30th, 2011
11:54 am

We’ve used these before…sometimes a good deal; sometimes not…read the fine print and details.

MM

March 30th, 2011
11:55 am

If you get the $25 for $2, and there’s a $35 minimun, you are still saving $23.

Glenda

March 30th, 2011
11:55 am

Dear confused, Did you use all caps letters in the promo code box?

JIMBOB (aka James Robert)

March 30th, 2011
12:05 pm

I’ve used a $25 certificate before. We ordered around $40 worth of food, tip brings it to $47.20, thus we pay around 22-23 to get stuffed and take home some leftovers. Overall a good deal I think, and the restaurant still makes some money.

I’m never that pleased with the restaurant selection, but there are some good Ethiopian places in there.

SROLIN

March 30th, 2011
12:11 pm

Love this site and promo code! Even got to buy a $50 restaurant.com “gift card” for $25 with the 80% off…so spent $5 for a $50 gift card. And, getting a $10 gift card with the “TASTY” code too…I use this ALL the time..just watch the small print…have noticed though a lot of local restaurants are no longer on the list…

JB

March 30th, 2011
12:24 pm

Bob, an 18% tip would save most diners 2%, as 20% is considered the decent tip amount for typical service. That’s in theory though. There a lot of cheap people out there who save money by stiffing the wait staff.

Richard Dawson

March 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

There are also a lot of smart people out there who tip 15%, which was the standard when I was growing up. Why some people decided 20% was the new standard is beyond me. A percentage is a percentage. Are the waitstaff doing 5% more now? And why folks automatically tip 15% or 20% regardless of service level of confounding. I expect good service, and if I get it, I might even go up to the 20% level. Give me really, really terrible service, which happens maybe once a year, and I will tip you zero.

Richard Dawson

March 30th, 2011
12:31 pm

*is* counfounding.

Emilicious

March 30th, 2011
12:39 pm

Thanks for this great link! So I got a $25 for $2, and then a free $10. It’s a good deal, and I’ll try a few new restaurants on date night. Its not LIFE changing savings, and there is some fine print- but I mean- we’d be spending money anyway, and tipping 18% is very reasonable.

Techmom

March 30th, 2011
12:59 pm

We’ve used these on occasion for either a restaurant that we want to try or one that we know we’ll use. Just bought one for a Japanese steakhouse that my husband and I frequent for sushi. $25 for $3.50. We usually spend about $40 plus tip so the $35 minimum is fine and if they want to include the 18% gratuity, that’s fine; it just means I don’t have to calculate the tip.

Reds

March 30th, 2011
1:47 pm

I didn’t get the $10 R.com gift certificate, but used the promo code to get 80% off. Not sure why though.

LRG

April 1st, 2011
12:48 pm

“The discount code you used is invalid. Please try again”

Sigh.

Lauren Davidson

April 1st, 2011
12:54 pm

Hi, LRG!

You’ll notice on the website link that this offer ended yesterday. =(