If you’re a foodie like us (have you ever posted a pic of your meal via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.?) – then you probably stay current with the latest restaurant happenings and interesting dining trends. Each year, specialists predict trends like natural, organic, gluten-free, meatless, or more bacon options are going to make the cut in the upcoming year – especially in restaurants!

We decided to review the last 12 months of our Verified Diner’s use of more than 4.5 million Restaurant.com certificates nationwide (now, that’s a lot of dining!) and captured the most interesting dining trends that spiked from the summer.

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Now here’s where the fun comes in! You get to play along for the rest of the summer with a chance to win free Restaurant.com Gift Cards.  Here’s how to participate:

  • The Summer Dining Trends sweepstakes will launch via our Facebook page the morning of Wednesday, July 9!
  • In July and August – we will periodically publish a Summer Dining Trends post on Facebook, with an accompanying image asking you to comment on the post to be entered for a chance to win
  • There will be a total of six (6) Summer Dining Trends questions and chances to win a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card with an entry.
  • Three (3) chances to win a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card in July.
  • Three (3) chances to win a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card in August.

Get ready for tasty summer trends and Restaurant.com dining knowledge! Tune into our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

 

*Read below for official sweepstakes rules.

 

Restaurant.com Summer Dining Trends Sweeps Official Rules

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The “Summer Dining Trends” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Restaurant.com (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Sweepstakes, as determined by the Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Restaurant.com, not Facebook.

ELIGIBILITY

The Summer Dining Trends Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (if entering through Facebook) and eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Participation constitutes entrants full agreement to the official rules and to sponsor’s decisions which are final. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Restaurant.com or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. Individuals living in the same household as those individuals are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD

The Summer Dining Trends Sweepstakes period begins at on Wednesday, July 9, and ends on Friday, August 29. All entries must be received on/or before 4 p.m. CT on Friday, August 29 to be eligible. A total of six (6) winners will be selected at random from the sweepstakes.

 HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Restaurant.com Facebook page. After commenting on the Facebook post, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the winner drawing. One (1) entry per person per prize per prize Sweepstakes period listed below.

Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed, or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged nor will proof of submission of an entry form be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the e-mail account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

 WINNER SELECTION

All eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be considered as long as they completed all requirements correctly and will be chosen at random. Six (6) winners will be selected throughout the Sweepstakes period from all eligible entries at random. Announcement and instructions for claiming prize will be sent to the address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account, and postal mail for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this Sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days after the entry is drawn, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize, and the sponsor may award that prize to another winner. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prize may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZE

Six (6) winners will be selected at random to receive a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card.

The odds of winning a sweepstakes prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) sweepstakes prize per household. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.

Restaurant.com eGift Card Prizes: These prizes can be used to purchase certificates and offers for participating restaurants at Restaurant.com. The ARV of a Restaurant.com certificate is determined by the certificate or offer you can purchase using the certificate. Certificates or offers for participating restaurants purchased at Restaurant.com are subject to the participating restaurants’ terms and conditions.

For All Prizes: Winners must comply with all terms and conditions of certificates. No cash equivalent and all prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.

ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS, OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

PUBLICITY

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name and state, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

RELEASE

Neither Restaurant.com, Restaurant.com sponsor, nor employees of Restaurant.com or sponsor may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner. Restaurant.com is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any sweepstakes promoted by Restaurant.com.

COPIES OF THE RULES AND WHO WON

Requests for copies of these Official Rules or a winner’s list may be sent to Administrator, Facebook Sweepstakes, c/o Restaurant.com Marketing Communications, 1500 West Shure Drive, 6th Floor Arlington Heights, IL 60004

SPONSOR

Restaurant.com, Inc., 1500 West Shure Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004