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Topic # 160373 4-Jan-2015 20:54
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Just wondering about the experiences of other people and one day deals in regards to dining out.

We just cashed in one we got for a 3 course meal for 2 people. Was advertised as 50% off so I payed $70 for something that was supposed to cost $140.

Man oh man , it was fantastic , 3 courses of divine food. We will be going back and paying full price as there are some other things on the menu that I would like to try.

Some of the best food I have ever eaten and I have been around the globe a few times.

This is the second one day deal we have tried and the other one was very good as well but completely different.

Will be trying a few more if we (the missus) see's them come up.




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  Reply # 1208164 4-Jan-2015 21:01
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What restaurant was that at?






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  Reply # 1208168 4-Jan-2015 21:08
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Was called Sapporo Gold and is here in Christchurch.




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  Reply # 1208175 4-Jan-2015 21:18
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Presso: Just wondering about the experiences of other people and one day deals in regards to dining out.

We just cashed in one we got for a 3 course meal for 2 people. Was advertised as 50% off so I payed $70 for something that was supposed to cost $140.

Man oh man , it was fantastic , 3 courses of divine food. We will be going back and paying full price as there are some other things on the menu that I would like to try.

Some of the best food I have ever eaten and I have been around the globe a few times.

This is the second one day deal we have tried and the other one was very good as well but completely different.

Will be trying a few more if we (the missus) see's them come up.


Your experience is the reason one day deals exist. It's one of the marketing ways that restaurants can get you to try something you wouldn't normally, which then all going according to plan, means you will return, hopefully at full price, again and again.

Also you will tell your friends. 

We have a group of friends who all love to eat as we do, and so we often get foursome deals or moresome deals so we can socialise whilst we try the great food on offer. 





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  Reply # 1208187 4-Jan-2015 21:41
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on the other hand, I have heard people getting a 2nd class service (? older food) as soon as those vouchers are mentioned

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  Reply # 1208188 4-Jan-2015 21:44
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joker97: on the other hand, I have heard people getting a 2nd class service (? older food) as soon as those vouchers are mentioned


why would you mention it before you went up to pay? im not sure the condition of the vouchers though

we use the entertainment book a bit and never mention/say anything till we go to pay

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  Reply # 1208195 4-Jan-2015 21:55
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I get an Entertainment Book every year they pay for themselves in no time if you're in any way social. 

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  Reply # 1208199 4-Jan-2015 22:01
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they are paid for after 2 uses ... :D

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  Reply # 1208203 4-Jan-2015 22:30
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we have the entertainment book, and I also get the occasional daily deal food deal - especially when travelling out of town, or when grabbing a degustation for a special occaision.

recently went to Vinnies (Ponsonby) for a 5 course degustation.   It was awesome, highly recommended.  I did, of course, take the wine match adding an extra $70 to the bill :)




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  Reply # 1208238 5-Jan-2015 00:45
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Your experience will be very much restaurant dependant, rather than deal related.

We have had some good ones and some poor ones, but it comes down to the restaurant and what prices they pitch their meals at in the first place.

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  Reply # 1208285 5-Jan-2015 07:39
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People still use daily deal sites? It's been 12 months + since I even bothered looking at one.



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  Reply # 1208293 5-Jan-2015 08:46
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sbiddle: People still use daily deal sites? It's been 12 months + since I even bothered looking at one.



I for one still find these daily sites (mainly Grab One) useful for discounted meals as otherwise we just wouldn't have the necessary level of disposable cash to eat out - including taking our two children - on a relatively frequent basis. If we were child-free and/or wealthy it may be a different story, but in our circumstances I've loved being able to eat out a decent amount, especially on holiday (I buy vouchers ahead of time, knowing when we'll be in a particular location).


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  Reply # 1208319 5-Jan-2015 09:30
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sbiddle: People still use daily deal sites? It's been 12 months + since I even bothered looking at one.




Why would you comment like this and then not provide a reason for not doing so? 

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  Reply # 1208372 5-Jan-2015 10:51
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sbiddle: People still use daily deal sites? It's been 12 months + since I even bothered looking at one.




There's still fantastic value on the likes of GrabOne and redalert(the warehouse).

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  Reply # 1208380 5-Jan-2015 10:58
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sbiddle: People still use daily deal sites? It's been 12 months + since I even bothered looking at one.




There's still fantastic value on the likes of GrabOne and redalert(the warehouse).


100% agree with this. Depends on the type of dining you like to do, but we find (usually) the degustations are excellent value.

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  Reply # 1208382 5-Jan-2015 11:00
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From a marketing perspective it has to be done right.

In a way, discount coupons, vouchers and having to present one can make the establishment look 'cheap' or have customers associate it as cheap. It can also be a great way to get people into your venue and as observed from OP, word of mouth.

The yanks love their coupons - and clipping them everywhere even for groceries. In fact it is the one thing that is the still relevant and if not more effective in the digital age


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