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Eatigo Is The Dining Reservation App That Every (Discount) Hungry Singaporean Needs

Waiting for seats at your favourite restaurant can be really painful. Many of us would choose to make reservations in advance, so we can march to our table for dinner like a boss. But what if reserving a table could save you not only time, but also money?

Eatigo is a dream come true for us Singaporean gourmets. It offers time-based discounts for diners who make restaurant reservations through its mobile app or website. How much discount you enjoy will depend on the timing you select:

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Desktop view of Eatigo

You get a sweet 50% off your total bill, just by choosing to have brunch at 10.30am on a Sunday. If your lunch kaki wants to sleep in, go ahead and reserve a table for two at 1pm. However, the amount of discount will drop to 10%.

Bottom line? Pick a less popular timing, because that’s when you will save the most. Plus, dining at off-peak hours means you get to avoid the lunch or dinner crowd, which usually equates to food being served faster and a more pleasant dining environment.

Best of all? Eatigo’s services are completely free.

How Do I Use It?

Making a reservation is hassle-free as all you have to do is choose the restaurant, date, number of people and timing. There will be a section for you to key in your name, telephone number and email address. A confirmation email and SMS will be sent to you immediately, so no print-out coupons are required. (Points for environmental conservation!)

How Eatigo looks on mobile. (Image Credit: App Store)
How Eatigo looks on mobile. (Image Credit: App Store)

Once that’s done, just head over to the restaurant at your reserved timing and voila! The discount will automatically be applied to your bill. No upfront payment is required when reserving through Eatigo.

Users can place a reservation up to one month in advance. If you change your mind, you can always cancel the previous reservation and make a new one. Each user can make up to three active reservations at any time.

But take note: once you fail to show up at your reservations five times without cancelling, your account will be suspended. This is meant to prevent abuse of the system; cancelling your reservation (if you can’t make it) is a kind gesture as your slot can then be opened up to other customers. Considering how each timing may have limited availability, this step is a necessary one.

Most Eatigo deals apply to all food items on the restaurant’s menu, but do note that some restaurants may have terms and conditions. As you can see below, this particular Eatigo discount does not apply to Swensen’s cakes at all outlets. Customers at the same table can’t split the bill or table, and have to choose between Eatigo’s deal or Swensen’s weekday lunch promotion.

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Verdict: 4.5/5

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I love how simple and fuss-free it is to use Eatigo. Not having to pay reservation fees or deposits means that users don’t have to worry about credit card scams, which I think is something that puts many people off deals websites. I also appreciate that we don’t have to print out our confirmations; this system is not only environmentally friendly, but also saves users a lot of unnecessary trouble.

That said, while users can currently choose from a variety of restaurants offering different cuisines, Eatigo could broaden its appeal by including smaller cafés in the mix. This would help to attract youths who are more into café-hopping than dining at restaurants.

If you’ve yet to try out Eatigo, now is a good time to join in the fun, with movie and shopping vouchers up for grabs. What better way to a Singaporean’s heart than a combination of food and discounts? With its user-friendly interface and significant cost savings users can enjoy, Eatigo is definitely worth a try.

Eatigo is free for download for iOS and Android devices.

 

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