While searching for restaurant coupons I can buy online and print at home, so I don’t have to be the cheapo when my friends and I go for drinks after watching a concert tonight (free at Yonge and Dundas Square – the Elastocitizens at 8pm – they are amazing and so worth the time if you are in the Toronto area), I found some interesting things you can also buy online that I wish I had known about when I started this month:
- Gift cards – you can purchase gift cards online for almost all of the major chain restaurants and have them mailed to you (or to someone else if it is a gift).
- Starbucks – if you already have a Starbucks card, you can add more money to it online.
- There is a function to buy e-gift cards (they e-mail them to you) from the company who owns Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be working right now.
- MenuPalace.com allows you to buy eGift certificates: “the recipient simply logs onto the reservation system using the Redemption Code in the email, places their reservation online at a participating establishment of their choice. When arriving at the restaurant, they will be seated, served, and the eGift Certificate amount will automatically be deducted from their bill.” I wonder how annoyed the restaurants get when you do this?
- Lee Valley Tools has e-gift cards!!!
- America seems to have a lot more e-gift cards. Restaurant.com offers e-gift cards for a discount (ie. pay $10, get a $25 gift certificate when you spend a minimum of $35). Just like the couponing – we Canadians need to catch up!