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#1 SCP

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:22 PM

So I took my wife to dinner tonight up at Mortons off of W. Trade in the beautiful uptown of Charlotte. I went on their website today to confirm resrevation times and I saw this Mortons Three Course Dinner Special. For $109 you get two salads, two fillet's, choice of a seafood (I had the crab cake and wife had the shrimp alexander), two veggies, and desert. I never use coupons or take advantage of these specials because, to be honest, I find it a little embarrassing. Flame me if you want, but I'm not a coupon guy. Well, I popped my cherry tonight and used the coupon and to be honest, it wasn't as bad as I thought. Nobody laughed but I was extra careful on how I presented the coupon.

So do you guys break out the coupons at dinner very often?

By the way, I had the Sierra Nevada "Torpedo" IPA and it is delish at 7.2% alchohol. Also, I believe Charles Godfrey was at the table next to me but I don't jock sniff DBs so I can't confirm.

Edited by SouthCakPanther, 07 May 2011 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

I use them all the time. Typically I say something like "Hey der, I got dis here coopun that gives me one Hardees double cheese for free when I purchase one. I'd like to redeem this here offer at this time."

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:57 PM

and they do it?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:39 PM

I'll fling down the coupon, but always tip well on what the total would have been pre coupon. Especially if the coupon is cheerfully accepted.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

man, I'll use a coupon quick. Forget embarrassing, I want that extra 35 cents.

But if I eat out, I'll go to restaurant.com and get a $25 gift certificate for $2 when they have specials.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:15 AM

So I took my wife to dinner tonight up at Mortons off of W. Trade in the beautiful uptown of Charlotte. I went on their website today to confirm resrevation times and I saw this Mortons Three Course Dinner Special. For $109 you get two salads, two fillet's, choice of a seafood (I had the crab cake and wife had the shrimp alexander), two veggies, and desert.


Holy God, I need a better job.

Edited by Jackofalltrades, 08 May 2011 - 07:37 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:36 AM

I just say- I have a coupon.

Don't really care what they think or how they react as long as they honor it.

We use coupons all the time, www.restaurant.com is a good site to find some.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:16 AM

I rarely if ever use them, I know how it felt back in the day to know that you weren't going to get a good tip for the amount of work provided.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:06 AM

fug coupons I eat and dash.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

I pregamed the other weekend with a sixer of Torpedo. It was a short night.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

I have no problem with using coupons...

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:30 AM

i was going into a chick-fil-a one time with a coupon but a bummed asked me for some change so he got a free chicken sandwich instead.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:41 AM

I rarely if ever use them, I know how it felt back in the day to know that you weren't going to get a good tip for the amount of work provided.


If you use coupons from restaurant.com, a 25% gratuity (of the nondiscounted total) is automatically added.
I'm not about screwing over a server. But I am about getting a $80 tab down to as little as possible.

But my wife is me to the 425345234th power. She'll go shopping and get 8 pairs of shoes, 4 purses, 5 formal dresses, some jackets, make-up and groceries for a month and only spend about $12. She is the epitome of bargain shopping.

Edited by googoodan, 09 May 2011 - 12:44 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:02 AM

Of course use them. They send them out to drum up business. They know a coupon will entice a customer to come to their establishment when given a choice. Just tip as if you never had the coupon.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:15 AM

I'm like South, but my wife is getting me used to using them, I also use Dividend Miles dining so I get a few miles when I eat at some different places.