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Feb 24, 2009 05:34 AM
Discussion Promotion 80% Discount

They are running this deal again. Coupon code "DINE"

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  1. $25 certificate for $2!!

    wow, i'm definitely going to take advantage of this!

    how in the world can they possibly do this?

    thanks for the heads up, phantomdoc.

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    1. re: alkapal

      Watch out, I've seen comments where someone purchased a cert like this just to find out that the place was closed.

      1. re: cstr

        well, we usually go to the websites of the restos to see what the menu is like. i guess we'll call to be sure. others, we know they're open.

        1. re: cstr

          I always call before using a coupon. There was a long thread about a coupon being refused. The last time I saw this promo (October),I bought 4 coupons, one of which I have used. The coupons say they are good for 1 year.
          My sister who gave me the heads up lives in Manhattan. One place where she bought 4 coupons for has posted a sign saying the coupon no longer taken on Fri., Sat., Sun..

          I do not know the financial arrangements between website and restaurant. If you are into restaurant coupons you might want to check out Lots of discounts for about $25-35/year.

          So call ahead and enjoy your discounted chow.

      2. Warning to Canadians: will be happy to sell you a coupon or gift certificate, but you won't be able to use it anywhere in Canada.

        1. The $10 lunch coupons are also 80% off, a $10 for $0.60.

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          1. re: jfood

            My math skills have never been good but wouldn't that be 94% off?

            1. re: Servorg

              Normal price for $10 coupon is $3. 80% off of $3 is $.60.

              1. re: phantomdoc

                Thanks. Discount on the discount. Got it.

          2. One gem I have found on this restaurant deal is Pancho's Border Grill in Bethpage Long Island on Hempstead Turnpike. It is really good tex mex with grateful dead music playing. I love the skirt steak burritos.

            1. Not trying to rain on anybody's parade here--but this isn't the first time they've been 80% off, and my guess is it won't be the last.

     discounts are typically greater later in the month, EVERY month. This gives them a better shot at selling the maximum # of coupons they've contracted for with each of the restaurants listed. I suspect in this economy, you'll see 80% off at the end of every month for the forseeable future.

              Unfortunately, coupons for the more desirable restaurants with the least-onerous restrictions get sold out early in the month when discounts aren't as good. I wouldn't touch any of the coupon offers currently available in my area with a ten-foot fork.

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