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Gilt and Gilt City
Gilt is an e-commerce online shopping website, which specializes in limited time offers of high end and designer clothing and items. I always like seeing the selection of clothing that Gilt offers, but I have only made actual purchases from Gilt a few times.
What I really like is Gilt City, which is presently in 13 major cities in the United States. It is similar to Groupon or Living Social, but it is not. The restaurants, spas and services featured on Gilt City are generally much more upscale and not usually on the constant Groupon/Living Social circuit.
In my experience, the New York City restaurants featured on Gilt City have been wonderful!
Tip: I should note that when I am deciding to purchase a Gilt City meal offer I usually look to see what’s offered. I prefer if you can order from the main menu, and there are not too many exclusions or upcharges. I also prefer that the offer include a cocktail or wine, because alcohol can really drive up the price of the bill.
Fairly regularly, Gilt City will run a special offer of 25% or 30% off for only a few hours or a day. I usually watch for those specials.
The Ocabanon deal included a bottle of wine, two appetizers, two main courses and one desert, for $65 (valued at $128). Taking a further 30% off brought the price of an extremely nice meal down to a very affordable $45.50 (plus tax and tip).
The restaurant last night was adorable. The ambiance was fabulous. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We had Tuna Tartare and Salad Nicoise for starters. We both ordered Steak Frites for our main course. Then we shared something chocolate for desert. And, we had a bottle of red wine.
Even Deeper Discount on Gilt and Gilt City!
Once in a while, I have seen Gilt gift cards offered on Ebay or PayPal Digital for 20% off. When I see these gift card offers, I often buy them.
Amex Offers and AmexGilt
I’m sure that you are familiar with Amex Offers and Amex Syncs. These are offers from American Express most often either for extra points with a company (such as a store, restaurant or service provider) for using an enrolled card with the company or a statement credit for spending a set amount with a company. Typically, you can enroll in an offer either via Twitter or on the American Express website itself.
Another way to achieve 20% off, is via the present American Express Gilt offer – the#AmexGilt offer is as follows:
Get a one-time $40 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $200+ in one or more transactions online at Gilt.com or GiltCity.com by 12/31/2016.
If, before December 31st, you enroll your American Express Card in this offer and and make purchases on Gilt and/or Gilt City (excluding gift card purchases) totalling $200 or more, you’ll get a $40 statement credit. In otherwords, an additional 20% discount on your purchases!
Perhaps there are ways to further scale this offer, as Gilt was recently acquired by Hudson Bay Company, which owns Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord and Taylor, but I’m just interested in the #AmexGilt offer because personally, it will enable me to go to another really nice restaurant or spa at an amazing price!
If you are new to Gilt or Gilt City, you can get a 25% discount using my REFERRAL CODE.
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.