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ST. LOUIS – Thursday, we're going to be talking about OpenTable, an awesome free site to make instant restaurant reservations in either the U.S. or many other countries abroad.

Once you make a free account, make sure you're logged in when you go to make a reservation. With every reservation made, you earn a certain amount of points.

When you complete 12 reservations, you achieve VIP status, which lets you get instant access to the best tables and booths in the restaurant. You can earn 1,000 points by booking at weird hours, either earlier or later than you might want, but once you get to 5,000 points, OpenTable sends you a $50 check.

If you don't already have a free opentable.com account, I highly recommend one.

Got another money question or deal request, I'm at Matt Granite. Happy Savings!

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