Starting today, OpenTable has made some new changes when it comes to redeeming OpenTable points, though they aren’t all good changes. Before, when you dined you would earn 100 points per reservation, and once you earned 2,000 points you would be able to redeem for $20 OpenTable check, good at ANY OpenTable restaurant.
Well, OpenTable has announced a major devaluation today, where they are essentially slashing redemption prices by 50%. The good news is they have added Amazon gift cards which you can redeem for, but 2,000 points will only get you a $10 Amazon.com gift card, (meaning you’re losing 50% value than before).
If you want to redeem for restaurants, you still can, but you’ll no longer recieve an OpenTable check. Instead, you’ll have to choose a Dining Reward Gifts, which you have to select the restaurant in advance, but note that MOST restaurants are not eligible for redemption, so the selection is quite limiting.
Anyways, OpenTable states that these new Dining Rewards Gifts may only be redeemed through gifts.opentable.com/for gift cards which can be used at participating U.S. restaurants. If you have a particular restaurant in mind, please visit gifts.opentable.com/ to confirm if it is a participating restaurant.
What do you think about this latest devaluation from OpenTable? Will you continue to use their service?