It’s been many years since I’ve bought the Entertainment Book however when an email landed in my work inbox about buying the book to help support a local netball team, well how could I say no really. Plus this year the Entertainment Book team have launched the brand spanking new Digital membership.
One of the things I would get annoyed at in the past is I nearly always forgot to take the book or voucher out with me. Plus half the time when I decide to eat out it’s a last-minute decision (the joys of dating a guy who has a crazy last-minute schedule) and who wants to make a trip home just to get the book.
So I opted for the digital membership which is the same price as the book, $65 and I love it! I was actually surprised to find quite a few Swan Valley wineries and businesses with discount vouchers that I just had to pop up a blog post and spread the news.
For the digital membership you must have an iPhone 4s (or above) or it’ll also work on most Android devices 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and above. I guess what has really got me hooked to the app other than the convenience of course is all the quirky little features.
Highlights of the Entertainment Book digital membership:
- You can easily search by name, suburb or type (i.e fine dining, takeaway, shopping, hotels).
- You can do an ‘around me’ search which will show all the deals on a map in your area. You can also scroll further a field and they’ll pop up on-screen
- You can keep track of all your redemptions.
- The app will also keep track of the value you have received so far (please note this is based on the maximum value received on each offer).
- You can bookmark your favourite one’s easily so they’re easy to find in future.
- Each voucher will have a snippet of information about the place which may include things like opening times and if bookings are recommended.
- Alongside having the address readily available on each voucher page it also tells you the distance it is from where you are and can give you directions via Google maps or the Apple maps if you’re on an iPhone.
- You can call the restaurant at a press of a button or view the menu.
See!! So many fab features. I have so far redeemed 3 vouchers and I’ve already approximately saved $125 – that most definitely pays off the initial $65 for the book!
So many people have been asking me what Swan Valley restaurants feature in the book, so I thought I’d give you a preview. I’m sure by the time you’ve read through the list you’ll most definitely be convinced to get your hot little hands on either the book or digital membership!
Swan Valley Restaurants in the 2014-15 Entertainment Book:
- Fillaudeau’s Cafe Restaurant (value up to $50 main course offer)
- Caversham House (value up to $40 main course offer)
- Dear Friends (value up to $40 main course offer)
- The Margaret River Chocolate Company (one coffee and hand-made truffle)
- Chesters Restaurant Cafe Winery (25% off total bill or value up to $40)
- Swan Valley Wagon Trails (25% off)
- Sandalford Estate x 2 (25% off or value up to $145) + (30% off any case buy or mixed case, free delivery)
- Black Swan Winery & Restaurant x 2 (25% off total bill or value up to $40) + (25% off cellar door purchase)
- Padbury’s Cafe Restaurant (25% off total bill or value up to $40)
- Oasis Supa Golf & Mini Golf (25% off)
- Valley View Restaurant (value up to $45 main course offer)
- Riverbank Estate x 2 (30% cellar door purchase) + (value up to $50 main course offer)
- Madhatters on Milston (value up to $35 or 25% off total bill)
- Jezebelle (value up to $30 or 25% off total bill)
- Yahava Koffeeworks (one coffee)
- Pinelli Wines (25% off cellar door purchase)
- The Vines Resort (25% off any 18 hole green fees)
- Stewarts at Brookleigh (value up to $45 main course offer)
- Upper Reach (25% off cellar door purchase or phone/online order)
- The Cheese Barrel (25% off total bill or value up to $30)
- Carilley Estate (value up to $40 main course offer)
- Mondo Nougat (one cappuccino and premium 60g nougat bar)
- Oakover Wines (value up to $35 or 25% off total bill)
And no doubt I have missed some. So as you can see, if you enjoy dining out in the Swan Valley then it’s definitely worth your while. The only issue I have had so far is that 2 out of the 3 venues I have redeemed vouchers at had no idea the digital membership even existed. I think one of the places thought I was trying to bluff them! However I have sent through a message to the Entertainment Book team so hopefully they’ll educate those venue’s participating a little better!
If you would like to order, a lovely cause to support is the WA Golden Retriever Re-homing Services. Help support these gorgeous animals by buying your Entertainment Book here. I am not sure how long the memberships will be available however all the information you need can be found on the Entertainment Book’s website (you can also order directly on the site too!).
Happy cheap dining Perth!