Restaurant.com Puts the "Fun" Back into Fundraising with New Program Offering

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Easy to Implement Kit Assists Organizations to Raise Money with No Up-Front Costs

Through Restaurant.com, organizations have the opportunity to sell a high value, low cost gift card valid for more than 15,000 restaurants across the country

Fundraising has become more important than ever as groups ranging from schools to religious organizations to philanthropic associations continue to battle shrinking budgets. Restaurant.com today announced the official launch of its new fundraising program, which allows fundraising organizations to more efficiently raise money through Restaurant.com Gift Cards.

"Through Restaurant.com, organizations have the opportunity to sell a high value, low cost gift card valid for more than 15,000 restaurants across the country," said Cary Chessick, president and CEO of Restaurant.com. "Restaurant.com Gift Cards allow fundraiser supporters not only to give back to the organization selling the cards, but also to support the local restaurants in the same communities when the cards are redeemed."

The recently launched fundraising kit equips organizations with all the tools they will need to reap the most benefit from the Restaurant.com program. The kit includes customizable hand-outs for the individuals selling the gift cards that fully describe the offer, including the benefits of the Restaurant.com Gift Card and redemption instructions. In addition, the kit offers easy to follow order sheets that helps fundraisers keep track of orders and place them with Restaurant.com.

"Before we found Restaurant.com, we struggled to find fundraising options that appealed to the broader community and would help us achieve our financial goals," Todd Robinson, manager, Avondale Junior Jackets Baseball. "Restaurant.com Gift Cards were a big hit with our supporters because it seems like everyone likes to dine out and Restaurant.com made the process easy for our organization to manage."

The basis of the fundraising program uses Restaurant.com Gift Cards that are valued at $50 and cost fundraising supporters $20. The participating organization can earn up to $10 for every gift card sold. The gift card value can be redeemed in three easy steps at http://Fundraising.Restaurant.com. Redemption options are available for more than 15,000 Restaurant.com restaurants plus participating online partners. The single gift card streamlines the fundraising process by minimizing the amount of time needed for organizations to fulfill and distribute the product to supporters.

Unlike many traditional programs, Restaurant.com Fundraising requires no up-front costs from the organization by having supporters pay for the gift cards upon ordering. Once an organization has completed the Restaurant.com fundraiser they submit a simple one page order form, which is included in the fundraising kit, to Restaurant.com along with a portion of the money already collected from the supporters. The gift card order is then processed and shipped directly to the organization in less than five business days.

To learn more about how Restaurant.com puts the "fun" back into fundraising, information is available by contacting Restaurant.com via email at FundraisingInfo@restaurant.com, or by calling 866-951-1475.

About Restaurant.com
Restaurant.com is a preferred dining incentive and loyalty solutions provider that helps businesses of all sizes convert browsers into buyers. The company also offers savings at more than 15,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 25,000 daily gift certificate options Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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