Thereâ€™s a new money-saving operation in town, and from the looks of it we like it quite a lot. Blackboard Eats (available in NYC and LA for now) is the cousin to sites like Groupon and Restaurant.com which have done a lot to keep some extra money in our pockets.
Hereâ€™s how it works: You sign up for the e-newsletter and every Tuesday and Thursday a deal will be sent to your inbox. Youâ€™ll get a pass code and you have one month to redeem it (verbally, no printing here) at the restaurant. So thereâ€™s no monetary exchange, thereâ€™s no waiting for a big enough group of people to get in on the deal (although Iâ€™ve never had any problems with that on Groupon), thereâ€™s no minimum purchase required to use the deal and youâ€™ll have up to eight valid deals at any one time.
Our only concern isâ€¦does it work? Weâ€™ve had trouble with Restaurant.com gift certificates in the past, and this seems to be a bit looser since you donâ€™t even need a piece of paper to prove that youâ€™re in on the deal. So if youâ€™ve tried it out, please do let us know how it worked for you!
Other deal sites to check out: