I have never tried purchasing gift certificates from Restaurants.com before, however for 80% off I am going to try it! (Thanks Dealnews.com!!) Enter the word "LUCKY" in the coupon code at checkout and it adjusts down the cost of the gift certificates.
There are certain restrictions that vary by restaurant and you will still need to tip the server based on the pre-certificate amount, but what a great deal!!!
I just ordered 6 gift certificates for a Thai restaurant that my family enjoys going to - (2) $50 gift certificates and (2)$25 gift certificates...all for $12!!!! The gift certificates for the restaurant I purchased them for requires a minimum purchase of $50 for the $25 GC and $100 for the $50 GC and there is no waiting for the certificates to arrive in the mail as you print them right from the computer!
I will report how the whole process goes when we use on of the certificates, but I am certainly intrigued :-)
If you are not familiar with Dealnews.com, it is a family favorite in our household - (my husband forwarded me the restaurant.com deal)! Lots of great deals are posted daily for all kinds of shopping goodness!!