How it Works
You must be an OpenTable member to earn and accumulate dining rewards points. When you book a table on OpenTable.com, your reservation is instantly recorded in the restaurant's computerized reservation book - the same one the restaurant's host uses to track all reservations. (It's the black terminal you may see when you arrive at the restaurant.) Reservation availability information is up-to-date, and your reservations are confirmed.
Points are awarded once OpenTable receives confirmation that diners were seated. No points are awarded for cancellations or no-shows. Please allow up to 48 hours after dining for points to appear in your account.Dining Reward Gifts
There have been some changes to the Opentable Rewards program. As of August 25, 2015, they will no longer be offering paper dining cheques in exchange for dining rewards points.
You can now redeem your points for "Dining Reward Gifts."
Dining Rewards Gifts are part of the OpenTable Dining Rewards Program. When you honor a reservation, you will be awarded a certain amount of "Dining Points." Once you accumulate a certain number of Dining Points, you will be able to redeem them for a Dining Rewards Gift which may be redeemed through www.gifts.opentable.com for a gift card which can be used at participating U.S. restaurants. See the OpenTable Dining Rewards Gift Rewards Terms and Conditions for details.
They wanted to offer you an immediate online way to redeem your dining rewards points, rather than waiting weeks for a paper cheque to arrive via snail mail. In the coming months, they will be rolling out new opportunities for how you use your points, including allowing you to redeem points for Amazon Gift Cards. Get all the details at Opentable.com