Save on restaurant gift certificates and help charities

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November 21, 2013 2:39:58 PM PST
hanks to a new website, you can save 60% on gift certificates to local restaurants -- like Tango in Bryn Mawr -- and help a charity at the same time.

The website, which just launched in our area, is called Charity Dine.

Nancy Voluck of CharityDine explains, "This is a unique partnership between the charity, the consumer and the restaurant."

The site sells gift certificates for 50 different restaurants, including Tango in Bryn Mawr, where we met to talk about the site.

Voluck adds, "They range from 10 Arts at the Ritz Carlton in Center City and they come into the suburbs here, Tango, and we have restaurants in Hatboro, we have a few in Cherry Hill, so we have a wide variety, all over the Delaware Valley."

Here's how it works. You go to CharityDine.com, and choose where you want to eat.

A $50 gift certificate will cost you $20... And once you buy that certificate, CharityDine will donate 20% of the purchase price -- in this case $4 -- to the charity of your choosing.

So far, the site has ten participating charities, including the Alzheimers Association.

Nancy Venner of the Alzheimers Association says, "We're very excited to be partnering with the folks from CharityDine becuase of the opportunity to raise awareness and raise funds for the Alzheimers Association."

Venner explains the Delaware Valley Chapter will use the donations from CharityDine to provide education and support for families and individuals coping with the disease.

Other charities include Action Aids, The Boys and Girls' Clubs, Canine Partners for Life, and more.

There are some restrictions on the gift certificates and your total bill must be double the certificate value, so read the fine print before you purchase.

Click here to check out the site.


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