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03.04.2019 (80 Days Ago)

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80 days ago 8 comments Categories: Food Blogs Tags:

I need to thank Nancy for inspiring this blog.


One of my favorite apps is OpenTable. I love just clicking on the app and making dinner reservations in a matter of seconds. I will rarely, if ever, go out to dinner on a Saturday night to a restaurant that does not accept my OpenTable reservation. I have also, successfully used OpenTable when traveling to various cities to make meal reservations.

 

And, as much as I depend on OpenTable, I know that I don’t truly understand it’s complexities. For example, recently I thought I had made dinner reservations for a March 11, for a group of female lawyers at a local restaurant. When looking through my OpenTable profile this week, it showed the reservation as a “no show.” Apparently, in my rush, I had mistakenly made the reservation for the day I booked the reservation, not for March 11. Luckily, I was able to rebook the reservation but the “no show,” is still on my profile.

 

I have one additional “No show” on my profile from a restaurant in Nashville. While we did show to the restaurant we left after looking at the menu, not finding anything remotely appetizing.

 

What do these “no shows” mean for me? Should I be calling someone to explain? And what about all of the points I have accumulated on OpenTable? Have you redeemed them or should I continue to let them accumulate? And how do you redeeem them?

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 80 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Never thought about the no show because we'd cancel but always check and run the menu by Shelly first. I use Open Table when we make pre-shows or preconcert plans in Manhattan and on special occasions, when I am responsible for the reservations.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Unfortunately "No shows" are bad for businesses so OpenTable will will deactivate your account if you have 4 "No shows" in a 12 month period.

    Points can be redeemed for Dining Rewards that can be put toward meals at many, not all, OpenTable restaurants. You can also redeem points for Amazon Gift Cards and, sometimes, donate points to charitable causes. I would use them as soon as you can.
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I call for res
     
       
     
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I use OpenTable all the time. Currently, I have 11,200 points. Until your blog, I never looked at what my giant point balance would actually give me. It looks like I have $$ to use at a participating restaurant. Enough for one really good glass of wine, or 4 Happy Hour drinks....
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I rarely use it and then don't always point out reservation when I arrive and the restaurant is empty. I guess I should check my profile (if I have one).
    Hmmmm.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I find it very convenient. Especially if I’m rushing.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 80 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You're welcome. And thanks to Mitch for the explanation!
     
       
     
     
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