dealsinstant digital delivery: $25 target card & a $50…

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the digital delivery target cards won't work in stores unless you have a smart phone and sign up for mytarget, so you can show the cashier your egift card.

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myspoonfuls.com charges $2.95 for digital delivery? smh

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The digital Dining card that makes up the most of this kinda sucks depending on where you live. It's basically money to buy discount coupons at restaurants. My area kinda lacks deals that are worthwhile.

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@luke975: Thanks Luke -

Yes - that is accurate. Online you can use right away - Target only allows e-gift cards to be used in-store when you download their free app...

We hope for frequent Target customers this is not a problem!

MySpoonfuls

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@abad0n: Please also check out Restaurant.com and if they have good coverage in your area we will gladly switch out the dining dollars card for a $50 Restaurant.com card

Thanks,

MySpoonfuls

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I previously purchased four of the "$20 Target card + $50 in discountdiningdeals offers." Each purchase cost me $25 + $1.95 shipping. Since the Target cards are a direct dollar-for-dollar value, that means each DDD offer actually cost me $6.95. Of the 25 or so DDD offers for restaurants local to me, none of them required a minimum purchase: they all offered BOGO meals. The Spouse and I used one at our favorite, local, non-chain seafood place a couple of weeks ago and immediately saved $12.99 on one entree. That means I've already saved more than I spent for the DDD offer. I don't know or care if I'll use all $50 of the DDD credits. It doesn't matter, since I've already saved $6.04 net.

The only way to determine if the Spoonfuls deals will work out for you is to use the demo account to look for restaurants in your own area.

For me, these deals are upfront, simple and a big savings.

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@spoonfuls: We use the Target gift cards for grocery shopping, so an online-only card won't be useful for us. In addition, we don't have smart phones, so we can't even use the Target app to let the card info be scanned in a store.

Unfortunately, this change means these deals will no longer be practical for us.

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If I order this can the amount I get be added to my discount dining card account I already have?

Thanks

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@magic cave: Thanks for the input - I think it is a very good point. Moving forward we will give both options USPS mail of card & digital delivery.

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@gouveia: Feedback we have from users is having a new dining dollars account is better because you are not limited to 1 BOGO etc from specific stores... If you have two cards then you can use the exclusive discounts 2 times at the same location.

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@spoonfuls: Boy, would I second that reason! We bought a total of four of the earlier Target+DDD deals, and I'm really counting on the four separate sets of offers at our favorite restaurants. Since an offer disappears once it's used, having all those credits in one big account would be a big loss of value for us.

Just one caveat: You might want to keep an eye on how you parcel out the DDD credits so you don't end up with a handful credits but nothing they can be spent for. Personally, I don't worry about that all -- once I've saved enough to cover my expenses, it's not a big deal if I end up with $6 in credits that I can't really use. YMMV, of course.

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@magic cave: agreed - regarding using up 100% of the virtual Dining Dollars - we really don't care whether we use them up as long as we come out ahead of the $6.95 (actually, it sounds like $7.95 this time since this is an e-delivered Target card) we effectively spent on them after using up the Target gift card.

And you nailed it - this is a completely transparent deal since you can pre-check the restaurant coupons (and their quantity/number-of-use limits) available for your location on the demo site shown above.

If you don't like spending a bit of effort to scope out savings, this deal might not be for you.

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I paid $26.95 for a similar "deal" from these guys on March 18. I have yet to see a card or get an email, plus they haven't yet answered my inquiry. Wish I'd used PayPal.

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@jkwhaley: Really? And yet every single question or problem raised here has been responded to almost immediately.

Let's just put out a call for assistance from the @spoonfuls team, shall we? I expect you'll hear from them right here by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Don't forget to check back here.

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@jkwhaley: If you haven't heard from the @spoonfuls rep by email yet, try this person, who posted her address here several times as a contact who would help sort out problems: k.mcardle@myspoonfuls.com

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@spoonfuls: thanks for all your help, but target closed my redcard account, and I lost my gift certificate when they did. could someone please send me a new code?

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@luke975: They don't seem to be involved here anymore -- you'd probably do better to send an email to the address I gave you earlier.

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@magic cave: thanks. I sent an email to someone at spoonfuls, got no response.

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@luke975: I was afraid of that. I don't know if the deals.woot folks can help with this, but it probably doesn't hurt to invoke @hizzo87 just in case to see if they have any contact info for the Spoonsful folks. Good luck!

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@luke975: I'm surprised your Target Red Card (the account closed) got associated with this Spoonfuls Target gift card.

We simply 'spent' our gift card from this deal and unless Target associated us at the point of sale when we paid for the excess over the gift card with our Red Card, they knew not that we even had a Red Card.

Have you tried Target themselves?

(BTW, a guess - Spoonfuls reached the saturation point here on DW - most of the potential takers had already taken.)

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@bluemaple: I'm thinking there may have been another, non-spoonful, reason his card was closed. It could have been lost, stolen, or compromised, for instance.

The biggest problem, though, would be that Target likely has no record they can search to help him find the certificate info he needs. In similar situations, the certs would have been bought in bulk by Spoonsful, to distribute as they wished. :(

And I think you're correct about saturation point. I got great deals with their offers, and I'm still working my way through local restaurants.

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@magic cave: target said that because my redcard account was unused for too long it was purged from the system. gift card included. so now I have no gift card to show a target employee or to spend online.

why we weren't just given a regular gift card was ridiculous in the first place.