ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, Restaurant.com, a leader in the restaurant deal space, announces a revolution in shopping – Double Deals by Restaurant.com. The new program connects today's consumers with more than 3,000 leading local businesses in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, with plans to roll out nationwide in 2013.
A New Way to Shop at Thousands of Local Merchants with No Restrictions
Double Deals combines shopping at thousands of small businesses with great meals at restaurants available at Restaurant.com. When a customer purchases Double Deals, they receive a $50 value at small businesses and restaurants for only $25. This includes a $25 Double Deals Business Voucher and a $25 Restaurant.com eCard with the voucher being used the same as cash. Double Deals feature everyday products and services and a great meal. Businesses may include oil changes, painting, flowers, beauty salon services, and pet supplies among others.
Use Double Deals Like Cash
"Restaurant.com's new Double Deals is a perfect way for shoppers to stretch their holiday budgets this year. By turning $25 into $50, consumers save while shopping at outstanding local businesses and dining at their favorite restaurants. They make for thoughtful gifts and exciting stocking stuffers," said Christopher Krohn, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Restaurant.com.
The Double Deals business voucher and Restaurant.com eCard can be respectively redeemed at any participating local business and for any of Restaurant.com's thousands of restaurants. The Double Deals buyer chooses when and how many vouchers they want to purchase and may use them with no restrictions. Consumers can even use more than one Double Deals Business Voucher at one time at the same business.
Support Small Business and Charities
"The mission of Double Deals by Restaurant.com is to help consumers save money and support small businesses and restaurants – each strengthening the other better than any big box chain can possibly do," said Kenneth Chessick, CEO and Founder, Restaurant.com.
In addition, Double Deals has a charity arm whereby consumers may support their local charity, school, church, or other non-profit organization. Instead of redeeming the Double Deals Business Voucher at a retailer, simply select a participating charity.
"With the success of Restaurant.com, we believe Double Deals unleashes the immense power of the Internet to connect consumers with brick and mortar small businesses," added Krohn. "It gives consumers great deals as well as the satisfaction of supporting their community."
Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 45,000 gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices. To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $500 million through the gift certificate program. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.