How to Use a Burner Credit Card to Make Reservations at the Smith Penn Quarter
One time you might be looking forward to having a nice dinner out with your partner on a busy Friday night. Another time, you are looking to have a big birthday party event for a family member. No matter what the reason is for your dining trip and what size your group is, it's always frustrating to find out that the restaurant is busy and will require a wait, especially when you are there for an event you have been looking forward to.
An alternative to this disappointment is to make a reservation to ensure that there is a table available for your group of people at the time you want to dine. However, reservations are sometimes a challenge. Many restaurants like The Smith – Penn Quarter, may require you to provide a credit card number in order to hold your spot for a reservation.
Many people don’t have credit cards, don't feel comfortable sharing their credit card information, or worry about the service charges and other fees attached to reservations. DoNotPay understands these concerns and offers an alternative, a burner credit card. We are here to help you make your reservations at the restaurants of your choice and protect your personal information at the same time.
What Is the Smith Penn Quarter?
The Smith Penn Quarter is a restaurant and bar that is located in the lively capital city of Washington, D.C. It provides a perfect atmosphere for a variety of occasions, including brunch, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant offers booze and quality food that you can't beat, whether you want to eat in or dine out, or you prefer pickup or curbside service.
They offer special brunch menus with all of your favorites, like a raw oyster bar, salads, egg griddles, and more, along with your choice of specialty coffees or cocktails, as a great way to start your weekend. If you wish to dine during weekdays, you will get to enjoy a great lunch menu of pasta, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and more. You can also couple them with sides, such as chips, fries, fruits, or veggies. Try their specialty teas, coffees, and soft drinks for a perfect combination to enjoy the rest of your meal.
The Smith Penn Quarter has extensive operating hours to ensure that you are able to come to eat whenever it fits into your schedule.
- Mondays/Tuesdays: 11 AM to 10 PM
- Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 11 AM to 11 PM
- Saturdays: 9:30 AM to 11 PM, and Sundays 9:30 AM to 10 PM.
There are also exclusive Happy Hour dining deals available from Monday through Friday, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
How Do You Make Reservations at the Penn Smith Quarter?
If you wish to make reservations at the Penn Smith Quarter, you need to use the OpenTable platform. You will need to provide the date, time, and number of people attending as a part of your party. Then, the restaurant will take you to the OpenTable platform to complete your registration through their system.
What Personal Information Can Someone Get if They Are Able to Get My Credit Card Information?
Your credit card information can be taken if someone gets your credit card information, as well as a good amount of personal information that you don't want them to have, including:
- Full name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Phone Number
- Complete Address
- Credit Card Number
- CV Code (verifies your credit card-the three-digit code on the back)
- PIN Number
All of this personal information is important to protect and keep safe. The easiest way to do that is to only give out your credit card information whenever it's absolutely necessary to do so. Giving out your credit information every time you book a reservation at a bar or restaurant is only going to make it easier for someone who is not supposed to have that information to hack into a system at the locations you gave the information to and steal your card information.
What Alternatives Do I Have to Give Out My Credit Card Information?
Many people do not like to give out their personal credit card information to the restaurants and bars that they wish to make reservations at. The more places you get your credit card information, the more chances there are that your information could be compromised. Businesses can frequently have their information systems hacked and that means that your information is up for grabs if it is in the company's system.
The following are alternatives that you can use to get a reservation without giving away your personal information, and some of those include the following:
- Call the location and explain your concerns about giving away personal credit card information and why you don't want to share that information.
- Explain that you do not have access to a credit card to use for reservations (even if you do have access to one, you are protecting your own private information).
- Try to use an expired credit card that can't actually be charged for a certain sum of money.
- Consider using a burner credit card that is only used one time before it expires.
- Ask about a virtual credit card that you can use to book reservations.
- Consider opening a separate credit card that you use just for booking reservations (if your finances and credit score allow it - that way it's easy to spot any fraudulent charges or hidden fees as your other expenses are not put on that card).
- Consider choosing different places to go that respect your personal information and privacy more than the place requiring a credit card in order to allow you to make reservations there.
You have many valid reasons for not giving out your credit card information. If you don't feel comfortable sharing your credit card information with restaurants and bars that you make reservations at, then you have every right to keep that information private. You will often have the option to make reservations in other ways.
Another option is to use a burner credit card, so when businesses charge you fees or other added fees, they won't go through since the credit card can only be used once.
If you don't have the option to make reservations in other ways, then you might consider taking your business elsewhere. There are restaurants and bars that will not require your personal credit card information to make a reservation. Find businesses that appreciate your business and are willing to work with you in order to respect your privacy wishes.
What Is a Burner Credit Card?
A burner credit card is a credit card that is either virtual or a physical piece of plastic that you are only able to use once. Once you use the information on the card, it becomes invalid and the information cannot be used again.
You can use these cards to book reservations for any type of service that you wish to use, such as restaurants, bars, hotels, and more. This protects you from extra fees or other payments that you might incur from giving out your personal credit card information to book reservations at restaurants or bars.
DoNotPay Can Help You Make a Reservation Without Using Your Credit Card
DoNotPay has a simple tool that will allow you to enter some information that lets you make reservations with a burner credit card. You can use it once then the information becomes invalid. It helps you save your personal credit card from being used without denying you the right to make reservations.
In order to use this tool, all you have to do is follow the 2 simple steps below:
- Search "Reservation Credit Card" on DoNotPay.
- Tell us the name of the hotel, restaurant, or other service you want to use this card for.
If you follow these steps, DoNotPay can provide you with a "burner credit card" to allow you to book a reservation without having to worry about giving out your personal credit card information. Using burner credit cards will help you keep your personal information private, and help keep you from getting your information hacked if a company's computer system is compromised.
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