Mealstub.com Is On Point, On Time, and ONLINE!

December 14, 2009


After months of careful planning and effective collaboration with local restaurant partners, Mealstub.com is proud to announce its beta launch in Portland, OR.

Mealstub.com is partnering with local restaurants to offer promotional discounts on area dining. Site members, or mealstubbers, will have the opportunity to participate in securing these discounts by interacting with a countdown timer to select the desired promotions—called stubs —before the clock expires.

And Mealstub.com could not have selected a better locale to be the birthplace of its regional restaurant promotion service. Not only is Portland home to a wide variety of bistros, cafes, and other eateries committed to providing the finest local cuisine, but the Pacific Northwest is also teeming with adventurous food lovers. Mealstub.com successfully brings the two together with its exciting and innovative promotional dining website.

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Membership is free and simple. Just log on to www.mealstub.com and complete the registration form.

In addition to offering Portland area dining promotions, Mealstub.com is committed to providing its members with worthwhile information on up-and-coming local restaurants. Site plans are underway to feature new restaurant profiles, offer reviews, and even showcase local mealstubbers.

Without the continued cooperation of our area restaurant partners, Mealstub.com would not be able to cross this exciting launch threshold. We offer our wholehearted thanks to Portland area eateries for their active participation and generosity.

While Portland, Oregon is the first city to experience Mealstub.com, it is by no means the last. We are working diligently with area partners in many cities to bring new venues on line.

Be sure to log on to www.mealstub.com often to check for updated “stubbing” locations. A great meal at a great price is just a mouse-click away!

Mealstub.com is launching in early January 2010.

The Deal With The New Mealstub.com

December 5, 2009


How The New Mealstub.com Works?

deals-featured-tag-bgThe new Mealstub is so so simple you are going to be amazed!!! We work with our restaurant partners to sell gift certificates also known as stubs to you the user. So a restaurant partner offers us a discount on a gift certificate and we pass the savings along to you. For example, they might allow us to sell a $25 stub for $10. So more or less you just saved $15 to try a new restaurant. You get a deal to try something new and the restaurant gets the opportunity to win you as a customer. Win Win for everyone!!

How Do You Get This Great Deal?

You visit our site www.mealstub.com everyday and take a look at what the deal this day has to offer. You review the restaurant; remember this is so simple you are not bothered with tons of deals you are given just one deal at a time. If that restaurant is something that interests you, maybe you like the location or the food, you can purchase the gift certificate right off our site. Just like any online purchase you enter your credit card number and boom right away we email you a stub that you can take into the restaurant and use that same day if you want.

What Is The Catch?

Well, in fact there are none!! What you see is what you get. We work hard with our restaurant partners to make sure our stubs have very few limits (if any at all). We just will simply not offer a stub will limits like, “You must spend $100 or more, and only good between 4:00 – 4:15 on Sunday”. It is a gift certificate you can use it as if it was cash. If there are any limits they will be clearly stated on the stub right below the “Buy Stub” button. Unlike other sites the second you purchase the stub it will be emailed to you and you can use it right away. No waiting for the offer to end. Heck, if you used it the same day and like the restaurant buy another one before time runs out. In addition we will store your purchases in your account area on the site. You can always login and reprint your purchased stub (assuming you have not already used it).

Purchased The Stub On Your Smart Phone?

Yep, we have iPhone & Android applications in the works and they should be out soon. If you find yourself without a printer in the mean time just browse to your email or our site and get your stub code (unique number assigned to your purchase). If you just give the stub code to your server they can apply your stub to your bill. Printers are not always handy when you need them. We get that!!

Mealstub Learns & Creates New

December 1, 2009


At Mealstub we are lovers of two things: computers and restaurants. We love to hack away at our computers all day and then hit a great happy hour or a late night bite. Something, that both computer geek’ing and restaurants have in common is first impressions. If you download a new program or visit a new website and within a few seconds you are not captured you move on. Likewise, if you walk into a new restaurant and something does not settle well you might move on.

So where am I heading with this, you ask?? Well, our first attempt to create and launch Mealstub.com did not turn out to be the success we hoped. While I am not proud that we failed, I am proud we realized it before we even left beta. As many of you know Mealstub was intended to be a free service for our Mealstubbers. We were offering one stub at a time that people could just snatch and add to their account for later use. Our goal was to highlight just one restaurant at a time so the restaurant would not get lost in some coupon directory. We nailed our goal but we also created a site that was way too complex

Sneak Peak Of New Site

Sneak Peak Of New Site

The site we built was great, but in beta testing we found all the policing we had to do to keep the site fair for all (including our restaurant partners) annoyed people a bit. We realized we founded our website on such a simple concept but we ended up making it so complex. Users would struggle to use it – which went against everything we stood for. So we tossed the site, pulled our plans to launch and started over. While our launch is 6 months late we think our users will love our new approach. Soon you will learn more about the new Mealstub.com

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