The easy trick to save money when dining out or ordering in from your favorite restaurants
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
We love an easy way to earn points and miles here at The Points Guy, and a new promotion just popped up that piqued our interest.
You likely already know about the recent Amex Offer where you can get up to $50 back after spending at small businesses. But now, there's even more to be excited about. American Express, which owns restaurant reservation-booking system Resy, is offering cardholders a chance to earn cash back from their favorite restaurants.
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All you have to do is enroll your eligible card — such as the American Express® Gold Card, one of our top picks for the best dining credit cards — by July 26. You'll earn $5 back in a statement credit up to 10 times just by ordering takeout or make a reservation at available (and open) restaurants on the platform. You can get the statement credit back up to 10 times, meaning you can easily get back $50 just by ordering takeout or going out to eat.
The promotion lasts through Sept. 20, so start acting now to get as much money back as you can.
For more easy points and miles hacks like this, read our Beginner's Guide.
Some notable restaurants we found offering takeout options or reservations on Resy include Pasquale Jones, Wayla and even Carbone, arguably one of the best restaurants in New York City. Take advantage of this promotion, and it's almost like you're getting paid to eat — that's always a win in our book.
While the world slowly starts to reopen again and we all have our eye on future travel, as well as activities such as going out to eat, it's important to remember that only you can make the extremely personal decision on whether or not you feel comfortable doing so. We recommend checking CDC guidelines and researching local travel restrictions.
You'll also want to be sure to pay for your meal with one of our top cards for dining, such as the aforementioned American Express® Gold Card (4x), Chase Sapphire Reserve® (3x) or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (2x) to earn points for future travel, whenever that may be.