Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pay A Little, Save A Lot On Your Next Meal

With all the "coupon" deals out there, how do you decide which ones to subscribe to?  

You may not need most of the other sites again, at least for restaurants.

Recently I came across While restaurants are usually busy during peak hours, many have empty tables during "off-peak" hours.  Village Vines helps fill those empty seats by offering you a discount.

It is simple, you pick a restaurant on the site, pay a $10 booking fee for the reservation, and then receive 30% off your total bill.  
It would make sense to figure out how much you may be spending to make sure the discount is worth it. There are some variations and restrictions, and they are clearly stated so no surprises when you see your check.

Some restaurants may restrict the size of your party.  Most will not offer the discount on a prix-fixe meal.  Then with other restaurants, you may be able to reserve a table at any time. Lastly, there are but a very few where the percentage off would be a little less.

The discount is also good on your beverages, whatever they might be, and at a discount, that bottle of wine will seem more enjoyable.  Your savings are uncapped, so the more you eat and drink, the more you save.

What makes using this venue more up-scale than having to present a coupon to the waitstaff, is that the discount is applied to your bill automatically.  If you are taking people out to eat, they don't need to know that you received a discount.  When you arrive at the restaurant you confirm that they have your reservation booked through

As of this writing, Village Vines is active in NYC, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and SF.  They are planning to have restaurants in other cities by the end of the year.  Look for Village Vines in Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Denver for starters.

Think about trying one of the restaurants on the list.  It is a win-win situation for everyone.

Where to sign up to reserve:

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