Frequently Asked Questions
Charitydine.com is a valued and secure internet source that offers discounted dining certificates to consumers, while giving a significant percentage of the purchase to various charities. We are able to put people in touch with restaurants that they may otherwise have not been familiar, or to return to some of their favorite restaurants. Our certificates are offered to the public at a large discount to their listed face value.
You will receive significant discount options to a wide variety of restaurants
You will know that 15% of your certificate purchase (Percentage may increase periodically for special campaigns) goes to the charity that you select from the affiliate list that we provide on our website
You will experience the gratification that comes with a unique philanthropic effort
You will benefit from our user friendly platform that allows for a fast and satisfying transaction
You will have access to your secure purchase records all day, every day
You will receive email alerts of new restaurants in your area and you will have the option of receiving notice of special promotional discounts to your "selected" favorite restaurants
You simply register for a charitydine.com account, which only takes seconds and then you are able to purchase certificates to any of our listed restaurants. You may navigate restaurant options by entering your desired location in our "restaurant search" window, where you would like to dine. Once you see what you like, you may select a certificate by clicking on "add to cart". You may then continue shopping or go directly to checkout. Once you checkout, your transaction is complete
You click "sign up" and complete our very simple, secure and quick online form
You will receive confirmation of your new account by email
No, you can have an account with Charitydine.com at no cost. You will only pay for any certificates that you choose to purchase
Only one per household
Certificates include certain restrictions that vary from restaurant to restaurant. Before you purchase a certificate, you must read the brief description of restrictions that are associated with the particular restaurant that you are interested in. All conditions must be followed
Charitydine.com accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
Charitydine.com directs a percentage of your purchase to a particular charity that you select from our affiliate list. For example a $25 certificate that you purchase for $10 will appear as $8.50 to Charity Dine, LLC and $1.50 to the charity that you have selected from our affiliate list.
Can I deduct for tax purposes the donation to the charity? Each charity currently associated with Charity Dine is a qualified charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code to which a contribution may be deducted. Please however, confer with your tax professional to obtain further clarification.
Charitydine.com places extraordinary attention to our customers' privacy and security. We place great value on your shopping experience and want it to be satisfying and efficient. You will be pleased to know that our website is secure and encrypted and we do not sell any customer information.
You can either print out your certificate, or receive it by mail
You take your certificate with you to the restaurant named on such certificate and when your bill comes you convey it to your waiter and it is then deducted from your total bill amount. The restaurant then validates the certificate and it is considered redeemed
There is a 90 day expiration date for a Charitydine.com certificate, unless stated otherwise
Charitydine.com and participating restaurants are not responsible for lost or stolen certificates. Once they are printed, they can be redeemed by the holder, so please treat them as if they are cash. If the certificate has not been redeemed, you may email our customer service department at email@example.com with the serial number of the certificate and we will void and reissue a new one for you. You may access your particular certificate information by clicking on "customer login" and then clicking on "reports".
Once a certificate is purchased you may not return it for a refund of the purchase price. However, prior to use, if you would like to exchange it for another certificate with a purchase price equal to the purchase price of your certificate intended for exchange, we will be happy to assist you. Charitydine.com wants to ensure your 100% satisfaction. Ex/You purchased a $25 certificate for $10, we will issue an exchange for you for another certificate, regardless of face value, that has a $10 purchase price.
Charitydine.com wants to ensure that our customers have a great experience and complete satisfaction. In the event that you have a certificate for a closed restaurant, simply contact customer service and you will receive a credit of the face value of the certificate that may be used for the exchange of another certificate of equal face value. Ex/You would like to exchange a certificate with a face value of $50 for another certificate with the same face value of $50.