How to Use a Burner Card to Make Reservations at Benu
Have you tried to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant lately only to notice they want you to put a credit card on file if you don't show up? It seems a little risky to put your card on the reservation and agree to pay a fee for services you're not receiving. While we understand the reasoning behind many restaurants doing this, it's still not necessarily fair to charge customers money for a meal they're not eating. Some restaurants will charge per person that doesn't show up, others will charge a flat rate for a meal, and some will make up their rate for no-shows.
Regardless of the fee, if you're not dining in, you shouldn't be paying restaurant money. Even during difficult times. That's where burner cards come into play. You can use a burner card for reservations at hot spots like Benu without worrying that you'll pay a fee if something comes up and you can't make it. Here's all you need to know about these temporary cards and how DoNotPay can help.
What Is Benu?
Located in beautiful San Francisco, Benu is a renowned restaurant for its incredible menu. Benu has won numerous awards over the years, including best chef, and the popular restaurant has been included amongst some of the best of the best in Forbes Travel Guide, The New York Times, and 2021's World's 50 Best Restaurants. With a wine list of 300+ selections and a carefully curated menu, Benu's team suggests that you plan roughly 3 hours for dining with them.
Ready to make a reservation and enjoy the meal of a lifetime at Benu? Let's get you on the list using and discuss how a burner card can help.
What Is a Burner Card?
Sometimes referred to as single-use cards, prepaid cards, or temporary cards - burner cards are exactly what they sound like. They're temporary cards. You can use a burner card for a single transaction or as a placeholder for your regular card. These cards have a uniquely generated card number, expiration date, and CVV to ensure their validity.
Burner cards are virtual cards made to help reduce the risk of online shopping fraud, but they can also be used as a placeholder when you want to sign up for a free trial and avoid subscription fees or remember to cancel your trial. Burner cards can be used to make reservations and are an easy-to-use, accessible way to put a card on your account without the stress of being charged.
Benefits of Using a Burner Card for Transactions
When you use a burner card, none of your personal information is attached to the card, which has proven to offer many benefits in the long run. Aside from helping you avoid unexpected or unfair charges, there's no shortage of perks. Many credit card companies, like Capital One and American Express, are starting to take advantage of these virtual/single-use cards due to how many advantages they offer. Burner cards are the perfect way to protect your private information and can be easier to use when you want to do things like making a reservation.
A few of the many advantages that come with using a burner card include but are not limited to:
- Easier control and cancellation
- Avoid unexpected fees
- Protection of personal information compared to a regular card (Name, Social Security Number, Home Address)
- No need for a credit check
- Can be used virtually or in-store
How Can You Use a Burner Card to Make a Reservation
- Visit BenuSF online.
- Select Reservations.
- Click on the highlighted Tock tab.
- Choose your date, time, and the number of guests to accommodate.
- Select an available time slot.
- Fill in your name, phone number, email address, and credit card information (this is where your burner card goes).
- Submit your request.
Due to Benu's limited space and detailed services, getting a reservation can be somewhat difficult. The restaurant releases time slots at 10:00 am each day, 30 days in advance, but those slots are typically taken up within the first few hours of availability. If you don't find space on the day you want, you can join the waitlist to receive a notification should another guest cancel.
Making a Burner Card With DoNotPay
All you have to do is:
- Search "Reservation Credit Card" on DoNotPay.
- Tell us the name of the hotel, restaurant, or other services you want to use this card for.
DoNotPay will generate a virtual credit card number that you can use to bypass the verification for the reservation. Enjoy your reservation without worrying about unexpected fees!
Make Other Reservations With DoNotPay
Looking to dine somewhere else but still need a burner card to make your reservation? We've got you covered. Burner cards work anywhere you need to put a card on file, but here are a few of our favorite restaurants across the nation where you can use the temporary card to make your reservation.
Helping you book reservations is only a drop in the bucket of our services. These are just a few examples of how we can advocate for you:
- Paying bills
- Discovering and applying for scholarships
- DMV appointments
- Filing a complaint
- Missing money issues
- Reduction of property taxes
- Free trials
- Small claims court
Contact DoNotPay today to see how we can make your life easier.