Seated App Review: Get Money for Eating Out

Seated is an app that gives you cash back rewards of up to 30% when you dine-in, get takeout, or order delivery at 3,000 restaurants in six U.S. cities.

All you have to do is make a reservation or place an order, snap a picture of the receipt, and then Seated will deposit rewards in your account, which can be used for gift cards at 30+ stores including Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and Uber.

Seated Reservation

How Does Seated Work?

Seated is fairly easy to use:

  1. Choose a restaurant, pick a date and time, and request a reservation. 
  2. Go to the restaurant, enjoy the meal, and save the receipt.
  3. Snap a picture of the receipt and upload it to the Seated app. 

Seated will typically deposit your reward into your account about an hour after your receipt upload. You can then redeem your rewards for a gift card.

Seated Rewards

Take-Out and Delivery

You can also earn Seated rewards on take-out and delivery, up to 20% cash back.

Some restaurants are only available via take-out and delivery, so be sure to check out all of your dining options in your area. 

Seated take-out and delivery

Where is Seated Avaliable?

Seated is currently only available in six cities, and you can find the restaurants available in each city at the links below.

Seated was previously offered and may return to Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Washington D.C., Seattle, Houston, Denver, and Providence.

Seated Referal Code

You can get a free $15 when using my referral link when downloading the Seated app. 

The referral bonus fluctuates throughout the year. Most of the time it is $15, but once or twice a year, the referral bonus will increase to $50. 

Gift Card Rewards

You can redeem Seated rewards for gift cards at:

  • Amazon
  • Uber
  • Target
  • Starbucks
  • Airbnb
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Barnes & Noble
  • CVS
  • H&M
  • T.J.Maxx
  • Dunkin
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • Adidas
  • Bath & Body Works
  • AMC
  • Lands’ End
  • App Store & iTunes
  • LL Bean
  • Lululemon
  • Ray Ban
  • Nike
  • Hotels.com
  • REI
  • Athleta
  • Delta
  • Macy’s
  • Sephora
  • Soulcycle
  • Showtime
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Barry’s
  • 1-800 Flowers

The Verdict

I am a big fan of Seated.  The app is easy to use and there are a lot of great restaurants to try and it is great to collect rewards to offset some of the meal and gratuity. 

Plus, the process to make the reservation and collect your rewards is straight-forward and fast. I’ve used it many times without issue.