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Subject: My first formal RAOK
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2007
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To date my PBS RAOKosity has been generally limited to offering to assist with Windows issues -- which offer still stands, though I'm not conversant in Windows 8, sorry -- but I have to rise to the rissycloud occasion, so here's a formal offer: one $50 Restaurant.com certificate to a random member who PMs me by 11:59pm CST tomorrow, cuz it's That Day, only this is real. Party on, Garth.


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Date Posted: 3/31/2015 10:19 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2015 8:16 AM ET
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Very awesome! yes

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 1:11 PM ET
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Hmm... fifteen hours gone, some number I'm too tired to figure out left, and not one person interested? I'm not sure how to feel about that. Hurt? Abandoned? Lucky because I'll get to use it on myself? All of the above? Tough crowd. See what happens when you try to do nice things? This is why we can't have nice things.

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:39 PM ET
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Hi...if I knew how to do it I would accept it. Sorry you haven't had much response...it is a excellent item to give as a raok.:)

Date Posted: 4/1/2015 5:39 PM ET
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Well I hate having to 'splain before the begging and pleading, but ok: Restaurant.com is a free website where you open a membership for the purpose of buying and managing vouchers for participating restaurants. Thousands of restaurants participate nationwide and are easily searchable by zip code, etc. When you go to eat, you present them with the voucher and the amount of it will be deducted from your check. (As with all such things, taxes, booze and tips are not included.) The reason the vouchers are a Good Thing is that they are purchased at a discount, in order to encourage people to eat out in these tough business times. So, though I'm making up the amounts, you can buy a $25 restaurant voucher for $10.

In this case, to make use of the $50 you would need to have or open a (free) Restaurant.com account and I will email you the code -- there's no physical card in this case. You put the code into your account and you have $50 to spend. You can print out vouchers for any major amount up to and including the whole -- so you can use it $10 at a time, $20 at a time, or the whole thing. That's pretty much all there is to it. There are restrictions and fine print but it's all legit and works well, I've used them in the past often.

(The only real thing you need to know is that there are minimum purchase amounts per restaurant, which will be clearly indicated before you choose your voucher amount -- makes sense: if you plan to use a $50 voucher, the restaurant will mandate that you spend a minimum of, say, $75, to cover their actual daily costs, so you do have to spend some cash, but you'd still be getting $75 worth of food for $25.)

If any of that's not clear, let me know, here or by PM.

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