I gladly paid the $10 for a $25 restaurant gift certificate to be sent to my dad. He then was able to browse and pick out a hot new place in Philly and have dinner on me. But now they send me these discount codes so that you can literally pick up a $100 gift certificate for $12.
There's a just a few catches--most have some restrictions on them. Like you have to buy 2 dinner entrees or it's not good on Friday. Be careful about large gift certificates; they have high minimum spending limits.
The worst is probably being a bit embarresed when you hand over the printed out gift certificate. Buy hey, a deal is a deal.
Try it yourself! Here's how it works.
Go to the www.restaurant.com website.
You can buy a specific restaurant certificate, but I recommend you just go to buy a gift certificate and then send it to yourself. You then can use portions of the total amount anytime you'd like by signing in to your account.
At checkout enter 'FEAST' into the coupon code box.
Wah-lah--70% off already discounted gift certificates!
You'll thank me for this one.