Opentable.com is a great website for making dinner reservations. It is particularly helpful if you live in or near a big city with an abundance of restaurants. (And the site has even expanded to include restaurants in various international locations.)
Instead of going to a specific restaurants website or calling the restaurant to make reservations, you sign in to opentable.com, find the restaurant you want, the time you want to eat there, and hit “Submit.” If a reservation time isn’t available at a certain restaurant, it won’t show up on the list. Not sure what restaurant you want to go to but certain that you want a certain type of food, like Steak? Then you can search by cuisine. Or neighborhood. Or price. There are so many options!
Opentable.com is absolutely free to join. There is absolutely no cost for using the service.
But here’s the part that makes Opentable.com Fantabulously Frugal – You EARN POINTS for placing your reservations on the site. Points earned per reservation range from 100-1,000. You can get a $20 reward check good for use at any restaurant on Opentable.com after earning only 2,000 points! So if you plan your meals right and stick to 1,000 point restaurants (the number of points available per restaurant is in no way indicative of the price you will pay), you can get $20 back after only 2 meals.
My boyfriend and I use Opentable.com for all of our reservations now. It’s just too good of a deal to pass up!
For more restaurant discounts be sure to check out Restaurant.com! With some good planning you just might be able to combine your discounted restaurant gift certificates purchased from Restaurant.com with your reservation booked on OpenTable.com for the ultimate in savings!
I recently came across the blog J.Crew Aficionada and wanted to share with all of you a great weekly J.Crew exchange that she hosts.
What a fantabulously frugal idea, whether you’re looking to buy or sell!