How do OpenTable dining certificates work?
August 29, 2014 7:51 AM Subscribe
I have quite a few points accumulated in my OpenTable account, enough to redeem for a good sized gift certificate. However, I don't want to use one if the restaurant essentially gets stiffed on the amount of the certificate.
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Are OpenTable gift certificates true gift certificates - i.e., does OpenTable cover the amount redeemed, or are the restaurants eating the balance as a cost of doing business with OpenTable? I have shied away from Groupons since learning how they often end up costing local businesses money and I'm not interested in using an OpenTable certificate if it's going to financially hurt the restaurants I frequent.