Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Spotluck?

    We are a dining community that gives you a fun way to find new restaurants, save money and support local “spots” with a simple spin.

  2. What a Spin?

    Tap that intriguing “spin” button and find out! You'll win a juicy discount to one randomly selected Spot. Now you have a quick answer to the perpetual “where to eat?” dilemma or an easy introduction to something new. Take one spin per neighborhood per day.

  3. What about the Spots I don’t land on?

    You still enjoy preferred pricing at ALL of our Spots.

  4. What’s up with the green hearts?

    Tap the hearts to mark your favorites. This will boost the odds you land on the spots you love.

  5. What’s the difference between map and list spin?

    Nothing, they just look different. Do whatever floats your boat…or spins your fin..

  6. When do my discounts expire?

    SOON! Spotluck discounts are only valid during the green time zones on each Spot's "discount dial." Plus, they reset every night.

  7. What's this discount watch-dial thingy?

    The discount dial simply shows the various discounts offered throughout the day. Discounts are higher when there are more empty seats to fill. The blinker on the outside of the dial indicates the current time. Once you arrive at the Spot, just lock-in the discount shown on the green dial zone next to your blinker.

  8. Who decides Spotluck discounts?

    Discounts are just high enough to inspire Spotluckers to visit at a given time and day. Weekday discounts are greater than weekend discounts. Discounts on rainy days are greater than discounts on sunny days. Arriving as an early bird will save you even more money. We help our merchants benefit from long-term sustainable relationships, so they won’t be giving 50% off on a busy Saturday night.

  9. How do I get my discount?

    It’s easy! Just arrive at a Spot and "lock-in" your discount by pressing the green button in the middle of the discount dial. Then, before settling your bill, show your confirmation screen to the restaurant. Make sure to hit "complete" and leave a review/rating.

  10. Why can't I lock-in my discount?

    You may only lock-in a discount when physically at a Spot and during a green time zone on that Spot's discount dial. For Spotluck to verify your location, please allow us to pinpoint your location. To do so, go to your phone's Settings - Privacy tab - Location Services tab, then scroll down and click the button next to Spotluck.

  11. Can I save $1,000,000?

    Yes, $50 at a time. Because large groups of diners can use their collective spins to stack the odds in their favor, we do cap savings at $50 per table. This ensures our merchants continue to happily serve Spotluckers.

  12. Do Spotluck discounts include alcohol?

    Generally, yes! Except in some states, like VA and PA, that prohibit discounts on alcohol. Lame, we know, but we have to follow the rules.

  13. What about happy hour and in-house specials?

    Sorry, but our Spots wouldn't stay in business if they double-dipped their discounts (say that ten times).

  14. How do I earn points?

    Just be a good Spotlucker!
    SPIN = 1 POINT (max 3 per day)
    DINE = 10 POINTS
    REVIEW = up to 10 POINTS
    And keep an eye out for other point opportunities. Check out the info button on the Points/History menu tab to learn more.

  15. What about bonus spins?

    Your points help you reach new Spotlucker levels, which will come with bonus spins. Available bonus spins will show up after you spin, and may replace your first spin. Bonus spins are “use em or lose em” because you can’t accumulate them. For example, Spotlucker Silver members get a weekly bonus spin (each Monday morning) but these spins don’t build up from week to week.

  16. What's it like to be Spotlucker Gold?

    It’s awesome. Your taste buds live the life of the most interesting man in the world, while your wallet lives like a carefree Caribbean poolboy. And you sleep well knowing you’re a pillar of your neighborhood economy. Oh, you also get a daily bonus spin and invites to exclusive Spotluck events. But remember, you must earn 250 points every 60 days to maintain that Gold status. If you come up short, you simply drop to Silver and enjoy a weekly bonus spin. You can never lose Silver status.

  17. Am I required to order food to use my discount?

    Yes. Spotluck discounts are to be used for dine-in only, and "dining" indicates you are eating something. Please order some food. If you try to "dine" on drinks, you will get weak and silly.

  18. Can I make a reservation?

    Nope, we are an on-demand restaurant service. Some of our Spots may have a wait on busy nights, but that gives you a chance to hop around the neighborhood for a drink or two.

  19. What's this "Certified Local" I see everywhere?

    Our Spots are local or locally-owned. This means they're unique to your area. Each spin results in an honest recommendation from our team of foodies. If you're looking for a big chain with a 16-page menu, you won't find them here.