Can I automatically send an email based on a Facebook page update?
October 20, 2013 1:04 PM Subscribe
The restaurant Next in Chicago sells tickets rather than taking reservations. The tickets sell out months in advance, but the restaurant will occasionally have same-night cancellations. They post these on their Facebook page. If you're quick (and lucky!) you can score a table for that night. I'm neither quick nor lucky, but I have an important special occasion to celebrate. Is there anything like an IFTT recipe that will help me?
posted by jefficator to food & drink (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm imagining that when the restaurant's Facebook feed is updated (which is usually only to announce the availability of these tickets), an email would automatically come from me requesting the tickets.
Is this a thing?
This isn't to arrange any kind of monopoly on ticket resales, etc. The whole reason they use this system is to control the tickets themselves and prevent scalping.
Also once this idea occurred to me, it kinda became a curiosity in its own right...