This is the second time TXLC refused to honor a coupon that they themselves promoted through the Internet. Texas Land and Cattle sent a "Free Entree" coupon with the purchase of a gift card. I presented the certificate to the waiter when I ordered and made sure it was clear that it was for my entree. When the bill came the cheapest entree of the group was eliminated. I protested but the waiter said the manager said "that's the way the computer does it."
That's a lot of BS! If I had come in alone I assume I would have had my entree for free. The coupon was mine in return for a purchase I made, not my neighbor who happened to be there with me.
This seems to be a practice of theirs-- bait and switch. They have done it to me previously with another coupon. It is cheap, probably illegal, but they know nobody is going to go to the trouble of taking them to court. But it is shady and slimy and makes you think of all the other choices in Austin when you want a steak dinner.