Through Sunday, 7/31, Restaurant.com is practically GIVING AWAY gift certificates with their 80% off coupon code! You typically can get a $25 gift certificate participating restaurants in your area for about $10-15, and $50 gift certificates in the $25 neighborhood. But use the promo code "SAVE" at checkout and you'll save 80%!
If you're new to Restaurant.com, visit the site, and search by your city or zip code to find participating restaurants in your area (or your next destination for an upcoming vacay), select the gift certificate denomination you want, then head to the checkout. In the promo/discount code box, enter "SAVE" and 80% will come off of your total! I purchased a $25 certificate to my favorite Chinese place for $3!
Note: Restaurant.com is not a scam, I have used it multiple times in the past. There is one catch though - you usually do have to spend a little out of pocket at the restaurant on top of the certificate, but gratuity is calculated into your bill. Read each restaurant's terms and conditions for details before purchasing. For the $25 certificate I purchased, our bill (including tax and 18% gratuity) must be $35. But scoring a dinner for 2 for $13? I'll take it! You can't even get Chickfila for two at that price! And since my certificate stipulates 'dine in only,' what a sneaky sneaky way to get the mister out of the house for a date night.