SOURCE: Rewards Network

July 10, 2008 07:58 ET

New Provides Savings at Thousands of Restaurants Coast to Coast

Free Program Provides 15-20% Cash Back at Participating Restaurants

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - With the current economic climate -- where costs for everything from gas to milk are on the rise -- consumers are looking for increased value when dining out. A solution is, a new online dining rewards program that provides cash back savings at thousands of restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, with no membership fees. is a hassle-free program that provides savings automatically when members use their own credit or debit card at participating restaurants. There are no coupons to clip or special card to present at the restaurant. The new program is free to join; consumers log onto and register one or more of their existing cards. Members save 15-20% the first time they dine at a participating restaurant, bar or club within 30 days after joining the program. Savings are based on the entire bill, including tips. Members receive verification of the credit from via email, and will see the credit on their credit/debit card statement after they dine.

After their first dine, members can receive cash back savings up to 15% and can qualify for VIP status in the program, with consistently higher levels of rewards.* The more members use their registered cards at participating restaurants, the greater their rewards. offers Cashback Rewards(SM) savings at all types of restaurants, from fine dining to family casual restaurants, and even quick serve locations. Consumers can earn cash back at top spots like Central Park Boathouse in New York City, Avenue M in Chicago, Union Bar & Grill in Boston, and Blowfish Sushi in San Francisco. Rewards are available at restaurants, bars and clubs coast to coast, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Atlanta.

" is a value to all consumers, especially during these challenging economic times," said Bruce W. Mainzer, Chief Marketing Officer. "Thousands of restaurants located throughout the U.S. and Canada participate in the program -- in big cities and small towns, from high end establishments to fast food chains. Everyone benefits -- a family traveling on their summer vacation, a couple celebrating a milestone event or a business person entertaining clients."

Mainzer says that allows members to continue dining out while putting their cash back toward other necessary items. "We know that dining out is an activity that is often most sensitive to cutbacks when household budgets are under pressure. This new program will allow more people to dine out more frequently at all types of restaurants." members can log onto to find a place to dine and earn cash back. The web site offers complete information about participating restaurants, including photos, menus, directions, and Zagat ratings and reviews, as well as member reviews.

For additional information about, visit or call 1-877-3463.

Rewards Network (NASDAQ: DINE), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, provides frequent dining programs and marketing services to the restaurant industry. Rewards Network offers members Cashback Rewards(SM) savings to dine at participating restaurants. Thousands of restaurants and other merchants participate in Rewards Network programs throughout the United States and Canada.

*After the first dine in the program, Cashback Rewards(SM) savings provided for all dines range from 5% to 15% of the entire bill. To reach VIP status in the program and receive an extra 5% on all qualified dines, members must spend at least $500 on all qualified dines through 12/31/08. For full details, visit

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