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May 29, 2009 08:18 PM
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Ruths Chris - half price gift card

Seeing that I couldn't afford going there before, now I can!!

http://www.ruthschris.ca/email/GC/ind...

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  1. Thanks for the info. It's good to know about it.

    1. Restrictions? Time limits? Does the card have to be spent all at once?

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      1. re: neighborguy

        I went to the website and did not see any restrictions. There is a prime time/early bird menu for $54 and $64 which includes choice of appetizer, limited choice of entree, vegetable, dessert and coffee that looks really good as well. Lots of deals these days in these tough times - which is good for chowhounds.

        1. re: caitlink

          I didn't see that prime time/early bird menu you mentioned. Is it still available?

          1. re: ace123

            I saw on the Cdn home page. Click on prime time dinner menu and pdf file shows up.

        2. re: neighborguy

          There are no restrictions however the purchase is in US funds so it's more like $57 rather that $44 for the $88 CDN gift card depending on the prevailing exchange rate.

          1. re: Aardvark

            I will check it out by calling them later, but if they are charging US$88 for CA$44, they better change their advertising quickly because that is not the half price they are clearly promising in the ad!!

            1. re: IMHOonly

              I'm interested to hear what they say. It's still a good deal but a bit sketchy in a bait and switch sort of way.

              1. re: IMHOonly

                I too am curious about this whole USD/CAD thing, but with the dollars trading where they are it may not be that big of a squeeze regardless.

              2. re: Aardvark

                I went to the Downtown location this evening. I purchased 7 for a total of $308.00 CDN. The Hostess said they've been selling really well already, even though the promotion is not supposed to begin until tomorrow! They had the cards already processed, with a special sticker on the back. They are worth $74.58 US, if one so desires (18% exchange).

            2. I wouldn't go to Ruths Chris if you paid me. I am utterly turned off by all the chauvinistic bragging about how they only serve US beef.

              I've had plenty of Canadian beef, both in restaurants and store purchases, that was every bit as good as anything I have had in the US. There are some things done better in the US (IMHO, cottage cheese), but beef isn't one. Pfui!!

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              1. re: ekammin

                ekammin, I can only agree with you based on a recent experience at Costco here in Montreal. I always buy their Canada AAA rib eyes and last week, all the packages had a label for USDA choice and thinking this was the equivalent, I bought them. Bad choice - I found them to be really devoid of good beef flavour. The Canadian AAA are far superior, IMHO.

                1. re: davyboy

                  It's only for one week, June 1-7. Considering the online means test I have to hurdle, (remember code 44!), I think I can do better with Cumbrae's or The Perfect Steak, locally.

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                  481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

              2. Great deal !!! Thanks OP.

                1. Ordered 10 gift cards today. May order 30 more gift cards through familys addresses.

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                  1. re: Crispy skin

                    Just read somewhere else that you can only use one gift card at a time. Is that true and stated on the gift card itself?