Offers for $20 off, even $20 off are run of the mill, but today I got an offer that raised my eyebrows: Get $50 off your first date when you sign up for HowAboutWe for Couples. All you have to do to get this $50 credit is to sign up through another member’s “invite your friends” link, like mine.
Did I mention that you can also get a $50 credit for every friend you invite who becomes a member?
This is not a free sign-up like Groupon. How it works is, you pay a monthly membership fee of $18. For that $18 you get one date for two a month, and then you can purchase additional dates through the site if you want. But once you join and redeem your $50, you can quit right away and not have to pay any further membership fees. There’s no obligation to continue.
The site also has member rewards like two-for-one movie tickets from Fandango.
So what could you get for $50 on HowAboutWe.com?
- In the Bay Area, you could get dinner and a movie at the New Parkway view and brew theater. (That date costs $35 for two, but the $50 credit can only be applied to one date — you don’t get change back.)
- In Chicago, you could get cocktails with appetizers at Red Door.
- In Seattle, you could get a couples’ kombucha-making class.