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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Today through 8/31, using code CLEARANCE you can get 80% off your entire purchase on Restaurant.com. There might some restaurants.com that are sold out for the month, but you should still be able to find some deals.

These are really coupons off a larger purchase (so you do still have to spend money in the restaurant), but they are a great way to save.

$25 dining or gift certificates for $2

$10 dining or gift certificates for .60 cents

Think of them as a $10 off a $15 lunch or $25 dollars off a $40 dinner. For us this makes for cheap lunches out with Daddy, or inexpensive dinner dates. Make sure to read what the requirements are for that restaurant before purchasing.

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    • Dayludo

      I went to Restaurant.com but I didn’t see where anything was on clearance. Where do I go?

      • momof3

        Here's what you do: Order what you want. At the end, when you're checking out, type in the code where it requests it.

    • 1stTimeSAHM

      Just curious, I bought a few of these last time and I still hAve no received them. Does anyone know how long they normally take to receive?thanks?

      • Normally you log in to your account and they are right there to print. They can send you an actual gift card if you select that but the certificates to the restaurants are all printable.

      • Mreyn8391

        Ours was sent to our e-mail immendiately

    • Couponbhumi

      Correct me if i m wrong but if to redeem $10 certificate you have to buy worth $20 and for $20 you have to buy $50, then how is the $10 off from $15 lunch. maybe different cities have diffierent minimum purchase limits and it is just the ones that i selected, but my total says for $10 u have to spend $20 minimum and so on

      • Monica452

        Different restaurants have different limits. The one I bought was $10 gift card but you have to spend $20, but there were others that were for $10 and you have to spend $15. It's all in what each restaurant sets up I think.

        • Amt1218

          You need to also pay attention about other added fees. Some restaurants add a 18% gratuity. It is figured on the total amount before the certificate is used. I made the mistake of getting a $25. cert. to a eating place at the mall. Its basically a It fast food rest. but they still say it will charge me 18% gratiuty. I missed that somehow in the fine print. It clearly stated this info. So for the .80 I spent for the certificate I think I figured it up and I would have to spend at least $16. out of pocket. So not that great of a deal. you just have to add it all up. Many will have a minium you have to spend AND the 18%. My son has used this many times and LOVES it. You just have to read the fine print! I think you come out better with the more expensive restaurants. Also, try Groupon.. I think they've had that one listed here too. You don't get the choices nor do you get this percentage off.. but you are a bit clearer on exactly what your getting.

    • Bethhinson

      I just did it and got $95 worth of restaurant coupons for $7.20!

    • Jess

      How quickly do the certificates expire (or do they)?

      • Monica452

        The one I got says at the bottom “This Restaurant Gift Certificate does not expire”. Not sure if each restaurant has a different policy.

        • Mreyn8391

          Ours said they don't expire too!

      • momof3

        I have one that expires in 4 months, and a few others that expire in a year, but other than that, the skies' the limit!

    • Dayludo

      Oops, i read it too fast. I have to type in CLEARANCE.

    • Mreyn8391

      We got 4 $25 giftcards to one of our favorite restaurants for $8!!!

    • Lindsay Cain

      so how do the certificates work, i bought a $50 but is says a minimum purchase of $35, so does that mean I have to spend 35 to get $50 off? I'm confused.

      • Melanie

        Are you sure the minimum is only $35 spent? The text on the actual site reads one way if you click the radio button for one gift cert. amount, and then changes if you click the radio button for a higher amount. Usually to use a $50 GC, you need to spend upwards of $100 or $150. It should tell you on the actual printed gift cert. how much you need to spend under the Special Instructions area.

    • Lori

      shopathome.com is 25% cash back instead of the 15% with Ebates……I always check both sites now to see which one is offering more back that day :)

    • Happymommy3

      Ok so I have checked this site out before, but I was a little worried that it is too good to be true. When I looked them up on the Better Business they were some negative comments. Can anyone out there tell me if you have used them and had good luck. Thanks.

      • RH

        Be sure you read all the restrictions before buying. All require a minimum purchase – often double the amount of certificate. Some can’t be used on weekends. Many do not include alcohol purchases in minimum. If you are going to the restaurant anyway and will be spending the minumum anyway, they are a great deal at 80% off. I would also call the restaurant before you buy as I have had one restaurant tell me they were no longer participating but restaurant.com would not take them off the site. I have used others with no problem.

      • RH

        Be sure you read all the restrictions before buying. All require a minimum purchase – often double the amount of certificate. Some can’t be used on weekends. Many do not include alcohol purchases in minimum. If you are going to the restaurant anyway and will be spending the minumum anyway, they are a great deal at 80% off. I would also call the restaurant before you buy as I have had one restaurant tell me they were no longer participating but restaurant.com would not take them off the site. I have used others with no problem.

      • Melanie

        Our family has used them and has been very happy, but I have a friend that used them and later found a charge on their credit card for a shopping service. I believe if you are very careful when checking out and do not inadvertently sign up for any other special offers, the program is great! It's only worth it in my opinion when you can get the gift certificates at 80 – 90% off.

        • Happymommy3

          thanks for the information. I may try it one time. Was your friend able to get the charge back on her card. My fear is we don't have any credit cards we only use our debit. So I am a little worried about linking it to my bank account. any ideas would be great. Thanks

      • momof3

        We adore restaurant.com! We are moving from Charlotte to Louisville, KY. We've been up looking at the area, and the like, several times this summer, and when the coupons are 80% off, I buy several different ones for that area. We're getting to know the restaurants, not just the chains, in the area.

        Keep in mind it isn't “free”–You still have to pay the tip and the extra money. I look at it like a nice dinner for a McDonald's price!

    • Arat1986

      Make sure you check with the restaurant before you purchase – I purchased 2 that were only valid at 1 location and it was closed down!

    • Amt1218

      MORE important info…. when you see the cert. if they have a $25. $50. $100. etc.. make sure and click on each one to read the info. Like I just looked at one $100 cert. and it said min purchase of $200. So be careful. Here is what I do.. I ck. for the min. purchase take that and if they have the 18% grat. I multiply that.. add that to the min. purchase then subtract the gift cert. then add what you paid for the certificate. That will give you and idea on what it will actually cost you. On the above scenerio… say I spend the $200. my grat. would be $36. so now I am at $236. then subtract your $100. certificate.. so that puts you at $136 plus tax, plus the cost you originally paid for the certificate. This is what I do before I purchase any certficate now. I also check them out on Urbanspoon.com to get feedback on the restaurant. If you do all of this you won't be shocked with some crazy costs or expenses you didn't expect. This can be a REALLY good deal.. but you have to read the fine print. My son uses this all the time in Dallas and loves it. One other thing.. you can check their menus to get an idea of the prices of the restaurant. I hope this helps.

    • Msue_20

      My husband and I bought a $25 gift card for Rodeo Mexican resturant for the $2.00 and just to make sure it worked we went today and had a great meal. Thank you so much for all you do!!!