20% off at Lettuce Entertain You
Now through December 30, 2019 purchase a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus gift card. I stock up on these. Then I use up all the bonus cards (which expire) and then I use the regular gift cards so I get a 25% bonus all year!
You can buy $100 worth of cards in denominations of $25, $50 or $100. You can give those as gifts and keep the bonus gift cards for yourself.
About Bonus Holiday Gift Cards
The $25 bonus gift cards are available for use from January 2, 2020 to April 15, 2020. They cannot be used on Valentine’s Day or Easter. They cannot be used after 3pm on Saturdays. They are a one time use card so make sure your bill is $25 or more otherwise you’ll lose it. It’s good for dine-in or carry out.
Points and Holiday Gift Cards
When you purchase LEYE gift cards you ordinarily earn 1 point per dollar spent. However, when you buy the Holiday Gift cards with the $25 bonus you do not earn any points. This is the better deal. You are getting $125 worth of dining for $100 or 20% off.
Points and regular gift cards
As explained below every time you spend $140 at LEYE you earn $10. So you are getting $150 worth of dining for $140 or 7% off. That’s why I use gift cards purchased during the holidays for 20% off all year long. The only time I earn points are on Triple Points Days which are usually the first Monday of the month January-June (YMMV). With triple points your getting 21% off. Unfortunately you only earn Triple Points on dining not gift cards. So to take advantage of Triple Points you should still join their dining program.
About the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Program
You earn 1 point for every dollar spent (not including tax and tip) at any participating Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant. When you accumulate 140 points you earn a $10 award which LEYE automatically adds to your account. The award dollars can be used for food and drinks, not for tip.
The key to using your rewards is the Check-In page on the LettuceEats app. Go to ‘Check In’ and tap the name of the restaurant where you are dining, doing so will generate the four-digit payment code. Write that number at the bottom of the restaurant check-in, the box that reads ‘LettuceEats Mobile Code’. Click here to learn more.
If you are not a member of the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Program Use my link and get $10 free! (I also get $10 after you dine. Thank you.)
Lettuce Entertain You Chicago restaurants that are affordable and have Happy Hour deals:
Beatrix – River North Chicago Happy Hours and Chicago Loop Happy Hours
Bar Ramone – River North Chicago Happy Hours
Big Bowl – Fresh Chinese and Thai River North Chicago Happy Hours
Bub City – BBQ, Beer, Bourbon and the Best of Country Music River North Chicago Happy Hours
Foodease – Quality Food Prepared To-Go Streeterville Chicago Happy Hours
foodlife – 14 Distinctive Kitchens in one location
HUB 51 – Modern American Food in a Hip, Casual Environment River North Chicago Happy Hours
Il Porcellino – Rustic everyday trattoria River North Chicago Happy Hours
Joe’s Seafood, Pme Steak & Stone Crab River North Chicago Happy Hours
Lettuce at Navy Pier – Big Bowl Chinese Express – Fresh Chinese and Thai
Lettuce at Navy Pier – Big City Chicken – Navy Pier. Excellent fried chicken.
Lettuce at Navy Pier – Frankie’s by the Slice – Pizza, Sandwiches and Lemonade
Maggiano’s Little Italy River North Chicago Happy Hours
Mity Nice Bar & Grill – Good American food. You can order 1/2 orders of salads. Just ask. Streeterville Chicago Happy Hours
Petterino’s – Classic Italian, Prime Steaks & Fresh Seafood Chicago Loop Happy Hours
Pizzeria Via Stato – THeir thin crust pizza’s are the best downtown. River North Chicago Happy Hours
R.J. Grunts – Great burgers. Really cheap. They must own the building!
Ramen-san – Ramen Noodle Shop in River North
Shaw’s Crab House – Quality Crab, Premium Seafood & Prime Steaks River North Chicago Happy Hours
Tallboy Taco – A casual taqueria out of Nacional 27 River North Chicago Happy Hours
Three Dots and a Dash – Cocktail Focused Tiki Lounge. Okay not cheap but splure-worthy tiki!
Wow Bao- Hot Asian Steamed Buns
For a downloadable list of all restaurant locations by region please click here.