Dine out and earn money while at it, courtesy of Seated App.
Who doesn’t want just to sit, savor their favorite dish and never have to deal with the dirty dishes? And we know you do, too. It is not every day you want to hit the kitchen to make a dish and spend the rest of your evening loading and unloading the dishwasher.
A little self-love once in a while is a must. Enter The Seated app
And while this costs you some money, you can always earn rewards that save you a couple of bucks later. But that’s only if you use rewarding apps, and Seated App is giving other apps like OpenTable a run for their money when it comes to your dining rewards.
About The Seated App
Seated App is a Mobile restaurant discovery app on Apple and Android mobile devices that allows users to make restaurant reservations in over 3,000 restaurants across major cities in the US and get rewarded.
Users can earn up to 30% in rewards by making reservations or placing orders for delivery or pick up through Seated. It’s nice to know that you do not even have to eat in the restaurant to earn some of that money back!
Your only job is to make that reservation at your favorite local restaurant or that joint you’ve meant to try out; take a picture of your receipt using the app, and you are on your way to earning some Seated dollars (before tips and taxes). And, there is no minimum limit on what you can spend!
Sounds great, right? It is precisely that, considering that the App has been expanding its list of partnerships. Below is a list of all the brands you can exchange your Seated dollars for their gift cards:
- Barry’s (but only in Boston)
- ClassPass (only in NY)
- Crate & Barrel
- Delta Airlines
- Land’s End
- Reading Partners
- Today’s Tix
Seated App is Currently Available at These Locations:
- New York City
Fun Fact: Are you meeting with your squad for some drinks or meals? You can still earn rewards from your portion of the bill!
Do not lose on the portion of your bill just because you are splitting the bill payments. Seated allows you to split the bill and still earn rewards on your share of the bill. Just discuss with your friends before anyone uploads the total receipt and have everyone upload the portion of their bill to earn rewards.
How The Seated App Works
When you download the app, provide the relevant details to sign up (name and mobile number).
The signup process does not require any personal details that could compromise your privacy. In fact, your credit card details are not needed, and even the restaurants you make your reservations at do not have any idea you are using the Seated App for that.
How to Use The Seated App
1. Browsing locations
Open the app and click on the ‘Search’ icon to select your location. Once you choose the city you are in, decide whether you are dining in, need the food delivered to your site, or pick it.
Dine In Option
If you are dining in, you need to select when you want to visit the restaurant and how many people will be eating. The app will choose all the available restaurants that meet your criteria. You can also check out the menu of the restaurants using the integrated Yelp app.
Pick Up Option
If you are picking up the order, choose your preferred restaurant, and you will have the option of placing an online order or phone in your order.
For food delivery, the app will give you an option of restaurants in your area. After choosing the restaurant you want to order from, the app will direct you to the online menu to make an order.
2. Savor Your Meals & Upload the Receipts
After enjoying your delicious order, it is time to earn your credits. When dining in a restaurant, click on the ‘Bookings’ icon and select the reservations you made. Click on the ‘Upload’ icon to take a picture of your receipt.
For the delivery of pick-up options, go to the ‘Orders’ icon, click on ‘Upload,’ and the app will capture the receipt.
It may take a few hours (it could be a day on some occasions) to verify your transaction and add the rewards to your account. When the rewards are credited to your account, you will get a notification.
The rewards do not have an expiration date, so you can keep them for the future as you keep on raking up on those credits.
It is More Than Just Making Reservations
Wondering what restaurants are ideal for your today’s meal of choice? Seated App comes through with its map that allows you to locate restaurants within your locality.
Whether you are searching for a particular cuisine, an affordable meal, or a specific mood (yeah, it’s a thing, like date nights and trending restaurants), the filter allows you to choose one quickly.
Are you planning an event? You can also prepare for your upcoming event with their event concierge, allowing you to choose the perfect spot for your celebration, from birthdays to corporate gatherings. The service is free and will still earn you 10% to 20% back in rewards to spend on gift cards from the partnering brands.
The Referral Program
Encourage your loved ones to use the Seated App and earn some rewards for it. Your referrals will also make something when they sign up using the referral program.
While the referral program’s rewards were not great at the begging, they have gotten better since the launch of Seated in 2017. When you refer people to the app, you could earn any of the below rewards:
- A $20 reward per referral and the referred person gets $5
- A $30 reward per referral and the referred person gets $15
- A $30 reward per referral and the referred person gets $20
- A $35 reward per referral, and the referred person gets $5
The Partner Program
Referrals are not the only way to earn from Seated when you are not making reservations via the app. With its partner program initiated in June 2019, you can make 5% of what the company earns from your referrals’ future reservations.
You will need to refer up to 5 people who will download the App and use it once for you to unlock this status.
Seated App Reviews on Apple and Google Store
One of the best ways to know whether an app is worth downloading is to check out its reviews on Google and Apple Stores. And the Seated App does not disappoint on either of these.
The app is flawless on both iOS and Android platforms, but you do not have to take our word for it. A quick glance at the reviews and ratings on both platforms shows you how great the app is. There are about 780 reviews and a 4.0-star rating on the Google store. On the other hand, Apple Store has over 8.7k ratings and a 4.7-star rating out of 5.
Google Store has a lower rating mainly because many people did not have Seated available in their locations. The app is only available in select locations, but the plan is to introduce it to all cities in the country.
Seated App is a relative newcomer in the restaurant reward industry. With the app, you can choose a restaurant based on your location, cuisine, or mood and earn some rewards from your purchases. The app is straightforward to use; just sign up and enjoy your meals and upload the receipt for those rewards.
The rewards do not expire, and you can keep accumulating them and use them from partner brands like Amazon, Uber, Nordstrom, Starbucks, among others.