How I saved 3,627QR in a month using Entertainer vouchers 

I first came across The Entertainer many years ago when I was visiting a friend in Australia. We had an incredible meal at a restaurant overlooking the Yarra River in Melbourne and I couldn’t believe it was 241. No gimmicks, no catches just simply buy one get one free. When we moved to Qatar in 2014 people advised us to buy one and, because of the savings you can make, we’ve bought one each year since. This year for convenience I bought the app (295QR) as it includes hotel stays and monthly offers. Out of interest I thought I’d keep a record of how much we saved in a month especially as we spent our Spring Break in Qatar and we had a variety of things planned – here are the results.

FOOD 

Date: 5th April

Location: Astor Grill, St Regis

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course / grill item

Saving: 135QR – We ordered 1 tenderlion steak and 1 wagyu burger, the burger was free.

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can not be used on sharing platters.

Date: 9th April

Location: Quickbites, Marriott Marquis

Offer: Buy one get one free on any menu item

Saving: 45QR – We ordered 1 ‘full monty’ breakfast and sweet corn fritters. The sweetcorn fritters were free

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can only be used on menu items, not takeaway.

Date: 9thApril

Location: Gymkhana, Souk Wakif

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 57QR – We ordered 1 appetiser, 2 mains, rice and naan bread. The butter chicken was free.

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can only be used on main courses

Date: 13th April

Location: Belgian Cafe, Intercontinental Hotel

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 80QR – We ordered 1 duck parmentier and 1 chicken vol au vent, the vol au vent was free

Restrictions: Non

Date: 16th April

Location: Astor Grill, St Regis

Offer: Buy one get one free on the 3 course supper menu

Saving: 225QR – We ordered the 3 course supper menu each and paid for one.

Restrictions: At the moment this is only on offer during April

Date: 17th April

Location: Opal, St Regis

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 95QR – We ordered 1 fish and chips and 1 pizza, the pizza was free

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can be used on main courses, burgers and pizza

Date: 18th April

Location: Vine, St Regis

Offer: Buy one get one free on the buffet

Saving: 150QR – We had 2 breakfast buffets and paid for 1

Restrictions: Can not be used on Friday brunch

Date: 20th April

Location: Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Grand Hyatt

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 61QR – We ordered 1 beef brisket and 1 burger, the beef brisket was free

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can be used on any item.

Date: 27th April

Location: Belgian Cafe, Intercontinental Hotel

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 105QR  – We ordered 1 baby chicken 1 rib eye steak. The chicken was free

Restrictions: Non

Date: 5th May

Location: Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Grand Hyatt

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 57QR – We ordered 1 Highlander and 1 Santa Mexicana. The Santa Mexicana was free.

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can be used on any item.

Date: 6th May

Location: Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Grand Hyatt

Offer: Buy one get one free on any main course

Saving: 62QR – We ordered 1 poached eggs with salmon and 1 Shakshouka. The poached egg with salmon was free.

Restrictions: I was told the Entertainer can be used on any item.


LEISURE

Date: 9th April

Location: Marriott Marquis

Offer: Buy one pool pass, get one free

Saving: 180QR I paid for a pool pass and was given a receipt to get a free pass another day.

Restrictions: N/A


Date: 11th April

Location: Marriott Marquis

Offer: Buy one spa treatment get one free

Saving: 300QR I paid for my 1hr massage and Greg got his free.

Restrictions: N/A

Date: 20th April

Location: Doha Golf Club

Offer: Buy one golf lesson get one free

Saving: 300QR I paid for my lesson and Greg got his free.

Restrictions: N/A

HOTEL

DATE: 16-18th April

Location: St Regis., Doha

Offer: One night free for each night paid

Saving: 1175QR we booked one night in a grand deluxe room and got the second night free

Restrictions: You have to book direct with the hotel and can only be used on ‘room only’ basis.

DATE: 4th-6th May

Location: Grand Hyatt, Doha

Offer: One night free for each night paid

Saving: 600QR – we booked one night in a grand king room and got the second night free

Restrictions: You have to book direct with the hotel and can only be used on ‘room only’ basis.

As you can see over the month we made quite a saving. The offer on the hotels is good; especially if the food outlets in the hotel accept vouchers as in the case of the St Regis and the Grand Hyatt. For us it was definitely worth the initial outlay of 295QR. I think even if you aren’t planning on a hotel stay it is still worth buying because even if you go to brunch or, for example, use the supper club voucher at the Astor Grill you have almost broke even. I do find there are quite a few vouchers I don’t use, we don’t really drink coffee or eat ice cream, nor will we use the children’s entertainment vouchers, but we do use the vet ones. And of course, you can ping vouchers to people, or if you buy the book you can swap. Overall, for us it was a good buy.

2 thoughts on “How I saved 3,627QR in a month using Entertainer vouchers 

  1. Flying Food Ninja May 8, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    AmaIng detailed post Kathryn. This is why I always defer to you about food in Doha ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • kathrynsdohadinners May 8, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      I love I’m your food encyclopedia! Not been to Antica Pesa so I’m taking your word that it’s good 😊 x

      Like

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