Would I be viewed as cheapskate or financially prudent if I went on a restaurant date and paid with a Coupon or use ENTERTAINER or Eatigo? - Seedly
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Asked on 15 Oct 2018

Would I be viewed as cheapskate or financially prudent if I went on a restaurant date and paid with a Coupon or use ENTERTAINER or Eatigo?

Just a random topic that come up while planning for second to third dates.

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Jervine Chan
Jervine Chan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Why would anyone view you as cheapskate?

For a matured woman/man (your date) should be happier when you use coupon or app! If you're a guy then it's a plus point! How many guys out there uses all these nowadays without feeling ashamed or labeled as cheapskate?

I have heard stories of my bros saying that their gf are angry and felt ashamed when they use these apps. But walao this kind of person is not a wife/husband material lah.

This is Singapore! Every single cent is worth saving! šŸ˜†

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Javier Yong-En Lee
Javier Yong-En Lee

Updated on 25 Apr 2019

Agree about the saving every cent but a lot of men love pretty bimbotic girls leh. I heard an ah tiong girl sweetly coerce her SGrean bf/hubby buy a 5k moisturizing set at MBS by saying, if you love me you would want me to look pretty right???? *blink blink blink* in the end the man paid.
Junus Eu
Junus Eu

on 25 Apr 2019

-shudders- it is sadly something I'm seen before but seriously.. #whytho
Junus Eu
Junus Eu
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Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Sometimes its not the date that views you as cheapskate, but the establishment itself.

As an ardent user of Fave deals and similar apps, I do find that certain establishments do give you 'the look' when redeeming deals.

Take for example the recent Shopback Go $2 Pork Katsu deal. I went to the branch at Millenia, and was given the 'immediate face change to black face' when I pointed to the $2 Pork Katsu deal sign they had.

Suffice to say, I would think twice about visiting the same place, even if they offered promos.

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Tee-Ming Chew
Tee-Ming Chew

on 25 Apr 2019

To be honest, I wouldnā€™t care much and I will just go back to the same place to redeem promos hahaha. The deals are offered to us to redeem!
Junus Eu
Junus Eu

on 25 Apr 2019

@xinyi - yup! No idea as well. @tee-ming - true that, but if the bad vibes are really felt, I'd rather not! Same goes for hairstylists - 1. No idea if they will give you a bad cut. 2. Tons of hard selling.

Hahahaha depends on who you go out with! I'm sure if whoever you go out with, sees it as cheapskate, then you can expect that she will want you to spend money on her. (Of course, I assume that you're the guy)

On the other hand, if you really want a better deal, Shopback Go is launching soon

With that, you don't even have to mention anything, and you can still get some cashback! More details here!

But once again, do you really want to date someone who doesn't even want to allow you to use discounts? I can understand if it's a birthday or anniversary (even though I don't agree) but on a normal date? Seems a little unnecessary to judge you for being cheapskate based on that.

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Soon Xiaohui
Soon Xiaohui
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Honestly, it's actually fine; done it personally even on first date. Hahaa. I was asking my date if he mind dining at that specific place because I wanna to eat there & additionally I do have the entertainer membership. So i let him know if he wishes to order something out of the available menu, its still okay. And ended up he happily pay off the bills without going on dutch with me. (Im still fine with it haha)

On the other hands, I did went on date when the guy wanna to go to the restaurant of his choice (that's fine). Yet when he looks at the menu, he finds the prices are steep & then he asked me do we mind sharing food & costs~ Etc. That actually make the date pretty awakward & shows he is Cheapskate.

So the main point is depending how u bring across the message to your date. I mean if you really wan to try the food because there is special deal on it. Let ur date know about it. Maybe he/she also likes it. And most important both should be comfortable with one and another :) good luck.

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Question Poster

on 16 Oct 2018

thank you. indeed.
Aik Kai
Aik Kai
Level 6. Master
Answered on 24 Apr 2019

It is sooo much worth to pay with a coupon, be it through Fave or Entertainer or whatever there is out there.

Personally, if my date think that is cheapskate, I got to think twice for the future.

My 2 cents.

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Averie
Averie
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

I think it's all about communication, so you can tell your date about the deals you have and ask her if she's interested in it. I'm sure most wouldn't mind. But really what's even more fun and financially prudent is to go for activity-based dates e.g. Botanic Gardens, MacRitchie Reservoir, Bukit Timah!

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Tee-Ming Chew
Tee-Ming Chew

on 25 Apr 2019

Thatā€™s a very good idea! Donā€™t really need to spend money haha
Soh Sing Heng
Soh Sing Heng
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 25 Apr 2019

Actually its not about those who use who are viewed as cheapskate but its your date who might feel she is less valued by you that not worth for you to spend your money on.

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Brandan Chen
Brandan Chen
Level 6. Master
Answered on 25 Apr 2019

Definitely not.

Making use of deals is simply just maximising your dollar. In fact, I would be impressed with someone having such habits to maximise their money while still able to enjoy certain indulgences.

If you have a 50% deal, it means that you can go on 2 dates with the same budget! And I definitely prefer that.

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Javier Yong-En Lee
Javier Yong-En Lee, Director at Itconsult Pte Ltd
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 27 Apr 2019

If you are asking a babe out, like bimbotic super pretty babe, they would prefer you pay full sum at an expensive place, because they feel proud a man spent money on them, so pay discreetly with your coupons while you pretend to go to the loo or something but remember to emphasize you paid and if she asks for the price, tell her the original value without discount. If you are going out with well-educated but also super pretty babe, just paying for the meal at a decent restaurant is much appreciated, just never tell them to go Dutch, they may even offer to go Dutch, but if you take up the offer with great enthusiasm, they will not go out with you ever again. Pretty babes in general expect to be treated. Average or fat ladies or pretty ladies with lower self esteem or with a confidence that don't match up with their looks would usually insist to go Dutch or even pay for your share on the 1st date because they can't believe they are going on a nice date, if you offer to pay for their share, you would look very gallant, paying with a coupon or dining discount app and sharing tips with them on having good meals at a good price would make them rather impressed with your financial management skills.

  • just to clarify I am a woman who grew up as the 3rd kind and loved to observe how different women of differing looks behave so blatantly different. For the record, I have been classmates with a Ms World Singapore, a Ms Universe Australia, and had a number of school mates who later became SIA stewardesses.

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Ronald Szie
Ronald Szie
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 25 Apr 2019

I think just be honest to the date that you got some good deal for this meal and see if the date is OK. I think he/she won't reject a good deal. If you are scared of causing misunderstanding, use it as a talking point to share the app or service you used during your date.

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Mel Tan Wm
Mel Tan Wm
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 22 Apr 2019

I guess it works well. The options on Entertainer are pretty high-end. If you can get a good deal at good restaurants with good prices. Why not?

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Yong Kah Hwee
Yong Kah Hwee
Level 6. Master
Answered on 15 Oct 2018

It really depends on your date. I often go on dates using that app, and we both save money so we're cool with it :)

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HC Tang
HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Oct 2018

haha. no .. it's smart because you're saving $ NOW for the FUTURE! :)

If he/she doesn't understand, then ask him/her to join Seedly :)

Hm.. do a info graphic to show him / her:

1 meals saves = 2 meals more ! :)

$ for 1 date becomes $ for 2 date! :)

Just say "I just wanna date you more ! :) "

If he/she mind, then he/she aint' worth it, because if you continue with this r/s, you'll get into financial troubles and heavy in debts in the future!

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Darren Phua
Darren Phua
Level 2. Rookie
Answered on 25 Apr 2019

Just in case any of you are single and are wondering "how am i able to use promo codes for offers that need a minimum of 2 pax?!" ... ... for eatigo specifically, you can simply order 2 main meals and use the reservation for 2 pax even if you're eating alone. All they need is to key into the system that 2 main dishes were ordered ;)

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