You’ve probably seen our posts about Restaurant.com and dismissed them as scammy or too good to be true. It can’t be possible to get a $25 restaurant gift certificate for only $4! What’s the catch? Give me two minutes while I break it down for you. I just took a hot date to our favorite local breakfast joint and our $25 meal cost only $13 after using our Restaurant.com certificate. Here’s how to do it!

1. Enter your zip code at Restaurant.com.

2. Apply promo code LOCAL.

Restaurant.com has an active coupon code at least two weeks out of every month, so never shop without one!

3. Add to cart.

Select your gift certificate value and note the minimum purchase amount before adding to cart. Often the $25 certificate is the best value.

4. Proceed to Checkout.

5. Sign in or create a new account.

6. Complete your order.

7. Print your certificate immediately.

FAQs

  • Is this legit? How can a restaurant stand to loose so much money?

Restaurant.com is a marketing tool for restaurants that are new or just in need of more customers. Getting new customers by offering deep discounts is a strategy to eventually improve profitability. Local diners and bistros seek out the opportunity to be featured on Restaurant.com.

  • Sounds too good to be true, what’s the catch?

The only catch to these deals is the minimum purchase requirement. The minimum purchase is clearly shown on the Restaurant.com site and voucher. In most cases, certificates do not expire. Certificates cannot be combined with any other promotional offers.

  • What are the restrictions?

There is a limit of one certificate per party, per month, per restaurant. In most cases, alcohol is excluded. Some restaurant certificates are valid on parties of 2 or more. Make sure to read the fine print before you go out, because the restrictions vary depending on restaurant and are clearly stated on certificate.

  • Wondering how to tip?

Tip is always excluded from the certificates. Factor gratuity on the total bill, before certificate is applied.