LetsGoForDinner.com … to Joe Fortes

Suanne and I first came across letsgofordinner.com Restaurant Loyalty Card during the EAT! Vancouver event.  They got our fleeting attention with their claim of giving away 50% off dinner with the use of their Restaurant Loyalty Card.  We did not think much about it until a few days after we got home while sorting through the stuff we collected at EAT! Vancouver.


The LetsGoForDinner card will certainly appeal to foodies, especially those who wishes to dine out at fancier restaurants.  LetsGoForDinner offers half price certificates to some of Vancouver best restaurants.  It’s as simple as that.  Here are some of the the restaurants covered under this program (click on the links to see what they had to offer):

In addition the card will give you an automatic $10 discount without having to purchase discounted certificates at the following restaurants.  All you have to do is present the card to the server at the end of the meal and the $10 will be deducted from the bill:


Applying for the card is a simple process.  You just have to register for a card at letsgofordinner.com and they will mail it to you.  With the activated card, you can then purchase certificates in one of the several restaurant on their website.  That’s it.  You don’t even have to print out anything to bring to the restaurant when you dine.  You just bring along your plastic card and present it to the restaurant and the certificate value is taken off your bill.

Note that there is a token annual membership fee ($5) half of which are donated to the Kidney Foundation BC.

One thing LetsGoForDinner wanted to add though: members should look to spend roughly twice the face value of the certificate … this keeps the restaurants happy and staying in the program!

LetsGoForDinner had so graciously given Suanne and I a $50 certificate.  Suanne and I are going to use it at Joe Fortes and try their famed menu item … this one!

marinated mussels, cold poached shrimp, grilled & chilled calamari, marinated scallops, albacore tuna tataki, manila clams, dungeness crab, local oysters.
One Tier $49; Two Tier $99; Three Tier (with Nova Scotia Lobster, Alaskan King Crab) $145

We are going to go for the ultimate and try the 3-Tier version.  But unfortunately it is meant for at least 6 people.  So, Suanne and I would love to share the $50 cert with four Chowtimes readers for this meal i.e. we will split the $145 – $50 = $95 six ways.

I know … it is like asking for a blind date!  But seriously, Suanne and I would love to share this freebie with foodies out there.  We are planning on going on Friday, July 3rd at 5PM.  If anyone of you are interested, just send us an email to ben@chowtimes.com.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Kevin

    I had only scrolled down to “share with….” and I was like sweet, free meal with Chowtimes! Then I finished the sentence and got really really really sad.


    1. Ben

      Hi Ryan:
      I was not aware that their website says $15. It was stated as $5 at the time when I wrote the post. I did not have to pay for the membership or anything as mentioned in the post.

      1. Ryan

        Hmm, actually, I looked into it further, and there is a PREMIUM membership where you pay $15 to get some special priveleges, then a normal one with $5 as you mentioned.

        As for the special benefits, it seems quite vague what they are…

        Anyways, great post.


        1. Craig Baker

          Hi Ryan,

          We just increased our annual price to $15. With this membership you get 50% OFF certificates and a few more privileges that will be coming soon. As an alternative, you can opt for a free membership that gets you 40% OFF certificates – it’s a great way to try it out and see if you like the service before you upgrade your membership.


          Craig Baker

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