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Published September 6th 2021
Dine smarter and save money using Liven
Regularly dining out isn't cheap and it's a cruel reality when there are so many great dining options in Adelaide. During one of my regular Instagram scroll sessions, I found out Liven has finally introduced itself to the city. If you haven't heard of the app before, it's like a food-centric Google Pay that also offers rebates and discounts for participating restaurants.
1. Scroll or search using the map function for your favourite participating restaurant. 2. Place your takeaway order straight away or just tap and pay at the restaurant. 3. Earn 'LVN', the app currency that works as a rebate. This can be used towards future meals, tipped to restaurants or even gifted to friends.
When you signup for the first time, you'll get $10 credit to spend. If you've got a group of foodie friends, you can share your code with each other to maximise your gains rather than using the app share code.
The rebates vary depending on where you dine at, up to a capped limit. For example, at the bubble tea and egg waffle place, Ucool, I was able to get a 5% rebate. That's why my favourite way of using Liven is taking advantage of their Foodollars deal. You pre-pay for bonus credit at the restaurant, which can be up to 100% of the amount you pay.
For example, I've been wanting to check out the late-night desserts at CONO Gelateria e Pasticceria in Norwood - I paid $20 and received a bonus $20 of in app credit! Keep in mind the bonus credit varies at different locations, as do the amounts you prepay for I recommend double-checking on the app and doing your math before you visit.
Now for the rest of September, Liven have other special promotions for you to earn credit to celebrate their Adelaide launch. If you refer at least 3 friends, you can earn bonus credit and this amount increases up to 15 friends. Plus, you can even earn free socks, a hoodie or a gold necklace.
Or if you're on Instagram, pay with Liven then share your experience via a story and/or post to earn up to $15.
Love, Stephy Dessert Cafe are also doing a special deal on their 'La Vie on Rose' cake for $10 when you pay with the app. Have you spotted any other deals at other stores?
There are over 100 participating venues at this stage with more to be added. Hopefully, there's a few places you've been meaning to visit on the app already!