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Free $10 Restaurant.com eGift cards — give one to everyone on your Christmas list!

This popular offer is back again this year! Give a free $10 Restaurant.com eGift card to everyone on your Christmas list — or to anyone else you want to bless!

It doesn’t appear that there is a limit on how many free Restaurant.com eGift cards you can send!

Thanks, The Bargain Shopper Lady!

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11 Comments

  • You can send 100 per day.

  • K says:

    How do you find out which restaurants participate & the stipulations ie $10 off $50 purchase or off any purchase? I don’t see this on the website.

    • Jessica says:

      The $10 is a credit to Restaurant.com. You can search by zip code to find out what restaurants are available in your area. The $10 can be spent by your friends on two $5 gift certificates to two restaurants or one $10 gift certificate to one restaurant.

      The stipulations are different by restaurant. For example, one restaurant near me has a $5 gift certificate (where you must spend $10 to be able to use the $5 gift certificate) and a $10 gift certificate (where you must spend $15 to be able to use the $10 gift certificate). Another restaurant only offers the $10 gift certificate option, but for theirs, you must spend $20 to be able to use the $10 gift certificate. Most of the restaurants say they will charge 18% gratuity when the gift certificate is used, but I’ve used a few certificates and none of the restaurants have ever charged for gratuity, even on dine-in purchases. So, the main things you’ll want to watch for before purchasing your gift certificate(s) are:

      1. how much the restaurant says you must spend before using your gift certificate
      2. whether it is dine in only or if you can carry out

      So, in the end, your friends will be saving around 50% (if not more) on a purchase at a restaurant. If they were going anyways, this will serve as a nice coupon. 🙂

      Hope this helps.

      P.S. Oh and if the restaurant goes out of business before your friend is able to use the purchased certificate, restaurant.com has gladly credited my account in the past.

      • K says:

        Thanks! Most had a minimum $35 purchase & few restaurants to choose from in my town. That’s defiinitely not in my budget :(. I did send a few & told them I won’t be offended if they don’t use them.

        • Jessica says:

          Yeah the minimum purchase is usually a kicker for me too, if I’m lucky enough to find a decent restaurant on their list. 🙁 I was lucky enough to find a new restaurant this time that only required a $15 purchase using $10 gift certificate, so $5 out of pocket won’t be bad…I’m planning on a nice surprise celebration for our family after we close on a house next week. hehe

          • A Mom says:

            I made this mistake as well. I bought several one year and probably spent about $50-100 on them. Then, what few restaurants we had nearby that were on the list went out of business.

            I still have several of these and can’t find a place to use them.

  • Linda says:

    I don’t trust Restaurant.com anymore. I purchased certificates a couple of years back and the offer was that you’d get $10.00, $25.00 or $50.00 off a bill of a certain amount, and it was a bad experience.

    The certificates I purchased were for a local restaurant, and I knew the owner. He honored one of my certificates because he knew me, but said that although he participated once, he’d been trying to get off Restaurant.com’s list for months and they continued to list his restaurant without his permission.

    I guess the deal turned out to be a huge loss in revenue for him and he ended up putting a sign on the entrance door saying that his restaurant no longer honored Restaurant.com certificates, and two years later, it’s still there.

    I would suggest calling the restaurants ahead of time to make sure they do accept the gift card, before suffering an embarrassment.

    • Elaine says:

      Same exact thing here with a great little pizza place in town. It is finally off Restaurants.com, but not before the owner had to put up signs. They also occasionally have places listed that have gone out of business.

      Never the less I am going to give this a try if there are any $10 or less certificates in our area!

  • Heather says:

    Didn’t restaurant.com used to sell like $25 certificates for $10? Can you save this credit and use it for that when they have those promotions?

  • Buffie says:

    We did this last year and it did not work. We never received the cards and neither did the supposed recipients. Don’t waste your time with this one.

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