. is a website that helps you save money when you eat out. It allows you to discover new restaurants for a fraction of the cost by offering discounted gift certificates to participating restaurants. Besides the already discounted gift certificates, promo codes can often be found to provide you with additional savings.

I've tried to compile a list of questions you might have regarding If there is something I've missed, please leave a comment and I will try to find the answer for you.

How do I search for restaurants?'s search is done by location. You just type in your zip code or city name and your local restaurants will show. You can refine the search using a list of options on the left column, but there is no way to search for a specific restaurant name. This is because the discounts are offered in hopes that you will discover new restaurants in your area. It is a form of advertisement.

This search method makes it easy to find good deals for vacations because you can just type in your destination and find places to eat.

What type of discounts are offered?

Depending on the restaurant, there are different gift certificates available. The most common are:
  • $10 Gift Certificate, Your Price $4
  • $25 Gift Certificate, Your Price $10

What type of deals do the promotional codes provide?

Promotional codes are good for anywhere from 50% to 80% off the already discounted prices. When I find a promotional code, I post it here at Making Cents of It with the expiration date.

Are there any restrictions for using Restaurant Gift Certificates?

Yes. Each restaurant puts their own restrictions on the gift certificates. The details will be written below the "add to cart" button. Some restrictions exclude days or times while other restrictions require a minimum purchase.

If you want to be sure about all the restrictions, call the restaurant before purchasing the gift certificate.

What do I do if the restaurant won't accept my gift certificate?

Although rare, sometimes restaurants go out of business or change owners without informing If your gift certificate is denied, contact their customer service. They will exchange your unused gift certificate for an equivalent credit to a different restaurant.

How do I receive my gift certificate after my purchase?

You will be able to print your gift certificate immediately after completing your purchase.  You will also receive an email to allow you to print the certificate at a later time.  Each gift certificate has a unique number

Even better, eBates (15% back) and Shop at Home (25% back) both offer cash back on purchases.


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