1. Kelley says

    I’ve been an OpenTable VIP for years and have never gotten any freebies or other perks for being a VIP. 🙁

  2. Joey says

    Could find a place for suggestions. One tip: it’s impossible to modify a reservation to add a comment without also changing the time. It should be possible, after clicking “modify”, to change only the ‘special requests’ field without also changing the time.

  3. Kelly P. Rowe says

    I have been a VIP for years, have redeemed more than 20,000 dining points and have not one time been recognized by any restaurant as an OpenTable VIP.

    I have recommended more than once to OpenTable that they should do something to recognize their VIPs and work with restaurants to recognize it as well. So far, nothing.

    Good for you that someone paid attention.

  4. Mike says

    Being a VIP is relatively useless. I make over 50 Opentable reservations per year and I get nothing special for doing so (other than a boatload of dining points).

  5. Lori says

    Seems like it’s very dependent on where you go. Unless OpenTable negotiates with all its dining partners to give preferential treatment to VIP members, you can’t really expect much.

  6. says

    Just looked and found I as a VIP as well, but like the other posters, no special recognition.

    Are you sure you didn’t already have a relationship with the restaurant you went to? As that sounds way more likely than *just* being a VIP.

  7. heather says

    Funny OpenTable would take the time to blog and tweet about how awesome VIP status is, but then not take the time to read the comments. All of which are expressing that VIP means nothing. Which anyone can achieve after 12 visits, and the restaurants don’t care, because almost everyone is VIP since it only takes 12 visits. Why promote it with tweet and a blog when it’s basically nothing at all? Seems like marketing slipped up on this one.

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