Earn Gift Cards Dining Out Plus $5 Sign up Bonus. Seated has greatly devalued their program however for now you can still get the $5 sign up bonus.. Details below.
What is Seated?
Seated is an app that you use to make reservations at select restaurants. Each restaurants offers a reward of a percentage rebate per dine (8%-22%) that you can accumulate and then apply to receive gift cards such as Amazon, Starbucks, or Lyft (no more Uber) egift cards.
The percentage rebate amount you receive depends on the the restaurant, day, time and the number of people in your reservation. The minimum party size is one and the minimum spend per diner varies by restaurant (before taxes and tip).
Seated Devaluation 8/23/18
Seated used to offer a flat amount such as $7 rebate for a dine of $20 (before tax and tip). Now that same dine may only be offering an 8% rebate or $1.60! I haven’t tested it yet to see if you can cash in the “$1.60” immediately for a gift card but readers were signing up through my link so I had to update this post.
Not surprised – Get your free $5 while you can!
This renders this app much less valuable. This change doesn’t surprise me. When I first posted this I said I didn’t understand what the business model for this is. I use Seated when I would be dining somewhere anyway so it’s still free money – just a lot less.
Sign up for Seated and enter my promo code CAROL66 (Thank you in advance) and receive an extra $5 reward after your first dine.
New egift card options 8/23/18
The egift card options have expanded to Amazon, Starbucks, Lyft, J Crew, hotels.com, Nike, Best Buy, Calaway Golf, Fandango, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Gap.
I’ve used it many times now. I pay the bill and within 12 hours I get a notification that the reward is in my Seated account. The number of participating restaurants is extremely limited but they keep adding new restaurants so whenever I go out I check Seated first.
Submit receipts through the app
At the end of the meal (I do it before I leave the restaurant) I upload the detailed receipt (not the credit card signature receipt) through the Seated app. I take the paper in case something goes wrong. Also don’t take a picture of the receipt and try to submit it later. They want you to take the picture through their app.
Details on how it works (I suggest reading through the FAQ in the app also).
1. Sign up for Seated and enter my promo code CAROL66 (Thank you in advance) and receive an extra $5 reward after your first dine.
2. Choose your reward credit (see list above).
3. Book a reservation. When you make the reservation it will show you the minimum required spend (before tax and tip) and the percentage dining reward.
4. Pay and submit a photo of the detailed receipt through the Seated app.
5. 24-72 hours after your meal a gift card code will appear in the app.
6. Eat and repeat. You can only book the same restaurant two times every 30 days.
7. Enjoy your discount!
Get the discount while you can
I don’t understand what the business model for this is. The restaurant we went to, and had been to many times before, was crowded so I’m not sure why they were paying us to dine. Who knows I plan to take advantage of this as long as it lasts especially since Opentable has devalued.