Monday, July 4, 2011

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Restaurant.com Boston Discount Dining Guide


There are so many choices when it comes to dining in major U.S. cities such as Boston.  That is why Restaurant.com's Boston Discount Dining Guide is so helpful.  Like others for cities around the country, this guide helps you search for restaurants in your neighborhood.  I tried it and was so surprised at how many restaurants in our surrounding towns that I had never heard of.  Restaurant.com gives diners incentive to try new restaurants by offering discounted restaurant gift certificates to participating establishments.


Things you should know about Restaurant.com:

  • You can easily find participating restaurants in a certain area by entering the zip code, state, or town.
  • You can learn more about each restaurant by clicking the restaurant name and the menu link.
  • Each restaurant offers varying denominations in gift certificates for a discounted price, but the prices vary slightly also.  For example, one restaurant may offer a $10 gift certificate for $5 all the way up to a $100 gift certificate for $45, while another restaurant may only offer $25 gift certificates for $10 and yet another restaurant may offer $25 gift certificates for $15.
  • Most of the gift certificates have a minimum purchase.  For example, to use a $50 gift certificate, there may be a minimum purchase requirement of $100.  Others may require a minimum purchase of a set number of entrees.
  • Only one gift certificate is allowed per party or table.
  • Most restaurants state that an 18% gratuity is added to the total bill prior to applying the gift certificate.
If you would like to give a gift, there are three options offered by Restaurant.com . . . a printable e-Gift Card, a physical gift card with Free Standard Shipping, and the Dinner of the Month Club.  To learn more about these options, visit Restaurant.com.

Thank you to Restaurant.com for providing gift certificate codes for our contest prizes.



What you can win:
FOUR lucky readers will each receive a $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate code.



Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of participating area restaurants on Restaurant.com. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one restaurant you might like to try if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.


Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)  For 10 extra entries, register to receive news about Restaurant.com promotions. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.


4)  For 1 extra entry eachFriend me on Facebook and/or "Like" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5)  For 1 extra entry each, follow Restaurant.com on Twitter and/or "Like" Restaurant.com on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!