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posted 48 years ago by
MISTERCHEAP
MOTY 2016

www.restaurant.com

code is BEST.

may be only $1 for $10 certs as well.

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Well, I was editing my post in the other thread that brought you here, so I'll paste the final edit.

Local Flavor was Double Take Deals (I worked there for a bit), a site trying to compete with Groupon/ Living Social . They are (were*) owned by Gannett (USA Today) and one of their subsidiaries does those magazines with coupons (Mint, Clipper, etc). Local Flavor is basically the merging of the DTD & the mags so you can go to one place for both. They advertise Local Flavor on the front page of those mailed coupon magazines, but I have met no one that ever knew the ad was there. *I just googled and found out that clipper was bought in 2015, so it may not be partnered anymore.

As for restaurant.com , they have become more and more restrictive. Some deals require a purchase of 3x the coupon price (e.g., $10 cert requires a $30 purchase). The number of participants is also low, with a VERY low retention rate (in my area anyhow). The plus side to restaurant is that they have these deals quite often. They used to sell eGift Certs at 80-95% off, and I still have $190 in eGifts to redeem that I probably bought for $20 or less. They also have a high turnaround rate of supporters, and many have reported restaurants listed on the site that refusing the certs. Because of the turnaround I now have over $150 in certs that need to be turned back into "gift certs." Needless to say, I won't need to shell out any cash for certs for a LONG LONG time.

kdn102 said:   Well, I was editing my post in the other thread that brought you here, so I'll paste the final edit.

Local Flavor was Double Take Deals (I worked there for a bit), a site trying to compete with Groupon/ Living Social . They are (were*) owned by Gannett (USA Today) and one of their subsidiaries does those magazines with coupons (Mint, Clipper, etc). Local Flavor is basically the merging of the DTD & the mags so you can go to one place for both. They advertise Local Flavor on the front page of those mailed coupon magazines, but I have met no one that ever knew the ad was there. *I just googled and found out that clipper was bought in 2015, so it may not be partnered anymore.

As for restaurant.com , they have become more and more restrictive. Some deals require a purchase of 3x the coupon price (e.g., $10 cert requires a $30 purchase). The number of participants is also low, with a VERY low retention rate (in my area anyhow). The plus side to restaurant is that they have these deals quite often. They used to sell eGift Certs at 80-95% off, and I still have $190 in eGifts to redeem that I probably bought for $20 or less. They also have a high turnaround rate of supporters, and many have reported restaurants listed on the site that refusing the certs. Because of the turnaround I now have over $150 in certs that need to be turned back into "gift certs." Needless to say, I won't need to shell out any cash for certs for a LONG LONG time.

  very limited area, for my part of Alabama, there was one place but on restaurant.com there were many.



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