I don’t know about you, but looking for good food deals is something I’d do from time to time. And I do have more than one neat online reservation app up my sleeve for this 🙂
Though strictly speaking, booking apps are meant for reserving tables at restaurants and eateries. They help you avoid the hassle of calling the eating places and can give you an idea of available time slots up to one month down the road.
More often than not, it’s possible to enjoy discounts on meals via these apps. Direct deals, for example 1-for-1’s, may be offered by participating member restaurants.
In addition, such reservation platforms can have loyalty programs. Rewards earned here are usually tangible; indirectly, they can help offset dining expenses.
In this post, I’ll go into details by reviewing 2 apps which I’ve used: Quandoo and Chope. But first, a quick recap to make sure you aren’t missing out big time…
Quandoo Reservation App — Online Dining Reservations Made Easy
Quandoo is almost strictly for booking restaurant tables, instead of finding discounted meal offers like eatigo.
Though they do have dining promotions with certain eating establishments from time to time, in the form of Smart Offers.
Notwithstanding this, the Quandoo reservation app is a nice tool which makes online dining reservations quick and fuss-free. Simply browse their collection of places to eat; decide on the place, date, time and party size; and you’re done.
Bookings are validated real-time, so you’ll get a confirmed reservation immediately if there is availability.
Unlike eatigo, there are more upmarket places to dine at with Quandoo. So if fine dining is your thing, use Quandoo to secure your table at your favourite restaurant, be it for a romantic date or an important business meeting.
Or just having a great dining experience with friends and family.
Quandoo Perks — Cashback is King!
Quandoo comes with a loyalty program.
When a new user sign ups. a welcome bonus of 400 loyalty points will be awarded. And when an online reservation is made and attended, 100 points will be added to the user’s account. With that, the user is already half-way to getting a cashback of S$15.
Yes, Quandoo rewards your loyalty with cash. You can claim your cashback reward as soon as you hit 1000 points. Or wait till you get to 5000 points for a S$75 “pay day”; or 10k points for double that cash amount 🙂
This money will be deposited into the bank account you specify during reward redemption.
And once a month — at least it has been like that for the past months — Quandoo gives out a promo code for users to score a cool thousand points with just a single reservation! That’s 10x the usual number of points for booking, mind you.
Plus a sure S$15 cashback reward to be had without even trying too hard.
There are other ways to earn Quandoo loyalty points. Check in to the app when you arrive at the eating place to earn 1 point. Snap and upload a photo of the nice food you’re having and get 5 points for each share*.
And write a review after your restaurant visit to earn 25 more points.
(Recently, Quandoo ran a promo giving out 250 points for each review! This special ends this coming Monday.)
All in, you can’t quarrel with this generous loyalty program in my opinion.
*I’ve no luck with those photo uploads yet. Seems like those pics I’d shared are all pending review…
You can try the following promo codes to see if they are still valid:
- QUANDOOMOMENT — get 1000 loyalty points for your reservation
- SUNNYQ — another thousand points here, possibly
- GRABDOO — more points, courtesy of Grab and Quandoo joint-promo
If these codes have already expired by the time you read this post, search online for current valid promo codes.
On my visit, the tummy was well rewarded — I ate green curry with sliced beef, alongside basil pork with rice.
Really shiok 🙂
Here are some Chope promo codes you can apply to see if still valid:
- CHOPEGRAB — new users can earn 300 Chope-Dollars for their first booking**
- CHOPESL — get 400 Chope-Dollars with any future reservation
- nnnnnnVISACHOPE — 400C$ to be had when booking selected restaurants and paying with a VISA credit card; simply replace “nnnnnn” with the first 6 digits of your card
**For best mileage, only use the “TRYAPPGL” code (on the mobile app) after you’ve made a first reservation on your PC!
Favourite Places to Eat At with Chope
As shared in my eatigo post earlier, Ninja Cut was where I had a delectable rib eye roast beef with healthy sides. You may want to give them a shot and earn at least 100 Chope-Dollars with your booking 🙂
If you’re a thin-crust pizza lover like I am, head over to Spizza for this exquisite delight prepared in their wood-fired ovens. Both the Balmoral and Jalan Kayu outlets are good. Can never get enough of this special kinda of pizza, really!
Another great place to dine at with Chope is MEET Casual Dining located at City Square Mall.
Here, you can expect mid-priced Western food, like S$20 Wagyu beef burger and S$5 mushroom soup.
Quite nice, these.
Chope actually hosts many high-end dining places, so you’d be spoiled for choice; and your wallet might hurt a little, lol. Don’t forget to check out the Chope Exclusives to save money, especially if you aren’t eating alone. Bon appetit.