Have You Used Restaurants.com?

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Have You Used Restaurants.com?

Has anyone here used Restaurants.com? I noticed tonight that you can buy certificates for the Orlando House of Blues, but I'm not entirely sure how the whole process works.

I can turn in air miles for Restaurants.com certificates. Then with those do I buy the House of Blues Certificate on Restaurant.com website? The House of Blues says it's a $50 certificate and that you have to spend $100 plus 18% tip figured before the certificate is applied.

So here are my questions. I have enough air miles to buy more than one certificate. Can I use two at once and have my whole meal paid for except for the tip? Or is this strictly a discount program and I can only use one certificate. I don't quite understand how this all works.

Can anyone explain how this works this to me?

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I'm almost positive that it's only one per. My aunt uses them if she can get really good deals. Usually, unless you're looking to spend $100, it's not worth it to me.

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It's definitely not one per table as a rule.

Restaurants are allowed to put their own restrictions on how people use the cards, so it would be best to call the House of Blues to find out. We've been to a restaurant that let us (group of 8 people) use four of them at once to pay the bill, but we've also been to places that only take one per table and only during certain hours of certain days and not for certain menu items.

For the place that let us use multiples, we got four $50 for $20 each, and then I had a coupon code for 20% off, so it was about $65 for $200 in cards. I've also gotten some that after codes are less than $10 for $20 cards, just enough for a nice dinner out for us. It's a really good deal as long as the location's restrictions aren't too bad, and definitely look for additional coupon codes as well.

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
It's definitely not one per table as a rule.

Restaurants are allowed to put their own restrictions on how people use the cards, so it would be best to call the House of Blues to find out. We've been to a restaurant that let us (group of 8 people) use four of them at once to pay the bill, but we've also been to places that only take one per table and only during certain hours of certain days and not for certain menu items.

For the place that let us use multiples, we got four $50 for $20 each, and then I had a coupon code for 20% off, so it was about $65 for $200 in cards. I've also gotten some that after codes are less than $10 for $20 cards, just enough for a nice dinner out for us. It's a really good deal as long as the location's restrictions aren't too bad, and definitely look for additional coupon codes as well.

Ditto this. I've never used them in Orlando, but I've puchased them a few times for local restaurants in Minnesota. Every restaurant has different rules and usually if you click on the certificate it will give you details. I know a lot of them require you to spend a certain amount of money before you can use the certificate (for example, for a $25 certificate you might have to spend a minimum of $35, brining the meal cost to $10). I have yet to find one that actually covers my entire meal cost.

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So, I found out that I can not use more than one certificate at a time there. No House of Blues for us this time. Now I have to figure out what I can spend these air miles on!