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Coupon books

Warthog | Jan 6, 2006 11:59 AM

As sophisticated Chowhounds, it is perhaps hnatural to look down somewhat on anything like the ever-popular fundraiser coupon books - the "Entertainment Book" is one brand of the genre that I know is represented in this geographic area. I suspect that many of us buy these things, either to actually save some money, or because we want to help out whatever cause or organization is selling them as a fundraiser. But how many of us really use them?

Today's question is simple. If you have a current one of these books, what (if any) places are in the book that are Chow-worthy, and which book are they in? For example, in last year's edition of the Baltimore "Entertainment Book", there was a "Buy one entree, get one free" entry for the Rooster Cafe in Columbia. Not bad!

I'm not sure if there are any competitors to the "Entertainment Book" in the Baltimore/DC market, but in any case, please mention which book ("Entertainment Book", "Golden Opportunities" book, or whatever the brand is), which market/edition (Baltimore, DC, NoVA, or whatever), and which Chow-worthy restaurants are represented.

Please note - I'm not advocating that anybody buy these books, and I'm not intending to shill for any particular brand within the genre. I'm just suggesting that by pooling our information, Chowhounds who have purchased or are otherwise planning to purchase such books might get the maximum value out of them. Good chow at a good value for the money is the point, after all.

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