September 20, 2017
Wow-This App Pays You $15-$20 Each Time You Dine Out
Earning miles and points for free flights is awesome, but cash is still king. There’s an app called Seated which pays users $15-$20 for making a restaurant reservation and then dining at the restaurant. It’s currently operational in 15 cities across the United States-New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, D.C, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Denver, and Seattle. Here’s how it works:
Seated partners with restaurants to help them fill vacant tables. Restaurants pay Seated a commission for referrals, and Seated passes along a portion of that to users. Each restaurant on the app passes along between $15-$20 per reservation to the customer who made the reservation. Users can choose to be paid with either Uber, Starbucks, or Amazon gift cards. You should receive the gift card within 24 hours of finishing your meal.
There aren’t really any catches to this, but there’s a few important items you should know. You have to give Seated access to Facebook when setting up the app and you have to input your telephone number and email address. You won’t find every restaurant on the app (though there’s a lot), and it looks like only higher-end locations are participating (between $$-$$$$ on the app). This makes sense since they’re paying you $15-$20 to eat there. You also need a minimum party of two people to make the reservation.
The interface looks fairly user friendly. You can filter by time, cuisine, neighborhood, and party size. Once you select a restaurant, you can see pictures of the food and scroll through the entire menu. Overall this looks like a fantastic was to save money when eating out and I’m really looking forward to trying it out. If you want to sign-up, use my promo code ARI39 to get an extra $5 reward. Hit the gear at the top left of the app and the ‘Redeem Promo Code’ button.
H/T: Frequent Miler