Earn Gift Cards Dining Out plus $5 to sign up.
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%-28%) that you can accumulate and then apply to receive gift cards such as Amazon, Starbucks, or Lyft 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).
I noticed while making a reservation that Seated no longer has a minimum spending requirement in order to earn cash back.
Seated Devaluation 8/23/18
Seated used to offer a flat amount reward such as $7 for a dine of $20 (before tax and tip). Now that same dine may only be offering an 8% reward or $1.60! Also you can only redeem in set increments so you end up with orphaned dollars. Signup now before the$5 sign up bonus is gone!
egift card options
The egift card options have expanded to Amazon, Starbucks, Lyft, J Crew, hotels.com, Nike, Best Buy, Calaway Golf, Fandango, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Gap.
You cannot cash in for egift cards until you have the following minimums: $5 on Amazon, Lyft and Starbucks. Best Buy, Fandango and Gap $25, Nordstrom, J Crew and Hotels.com $50, Sephora $20, and Nike $15.
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.
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. 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.
3. Pay and submit a photo of the detailed receipt through the Seated app.
4. 24-72 hours after your meal your “rewards to spend” will appear in the app.
5. Wait until you’ve accumulated at least $5 in rewards to cash in for an egift card.
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.