I don’t get it. Do all tins have the same restaurants?
There are 20 participating restaurants in every tin. Each tin contains the same 20 restaurants we’ve selected for the year. To view the list of restaurants for your chosen city, visit our store. Each restaurant is featured on its own coaster gift card and each coaster gift card is worth $10 off your purchase of $25 or more. That means you can order drinks or apps, entrees, desserts or the entire menu. If the bill total is $25 before tax and gratuity are added, present your CityTins® coaster to your server and $10 will be taken off your tab. It’s that simple. There’s no catch.
What do you mean by EXTRA GIFTY, ULTRA THRIFTY?
CityTins® is value-priced at $30 per tin. That means if you buy one for yourself and use just three of the coaster gift cards, the product has more than just paid for itself. A $200 value in every tin for just $30 per tin says that you are a savvy consumer and thoughtful shopper all in one. CityTins® are a safe go-to gift because it is at a reasonable price point with an extravagant value and appropriate for almost any occasion. Some popular uses for CityTins are hostess gifts, teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, wedding gifts, realtor closing gifts and more!
I love the coasters! May I keep my coaster after paying the tab?
It is our policy that coasters be relinquished with your tab. It helps our restaurant owners with inventory and accounting. A few restaurants, however, have chosen to implement a system whereby they mark a coaster as used and return it to you. Sometimes a “Diner’s Choice” coaster is eligible at both locations featured, but it is strictly up to the discretion of each participating restaurant.
How do I know what the price range is of the venue on the coaster?
On every coaster you will find one, two or three dollar signs representing the average entree cost at restaurants. This is an approximation, and definitely not a rule, as menus change regularly at establishments. $ = under $10, $$ = $11 – $25, $$$ = $26 and up.
I’ve heard CityTins sell out fast. Do you reprint and restock tins?
Get ‘em while you can! These annual tins are limited editions. Once we sell out, they are gone for good. We’ve heard your requests for more and do our best each year to honor increased demand.
When are tins available for purchase? And where can I buy them?
We typically issue tins for the upcoming year by November 1, just in time for holiday gift giving. You can always purchase tins here on our website. If you prefer to shop local and want to pick one up at a retail establishment, please see the “Shop Local” tab of our website.
Does CityTins make donations to local organizations and nonprofits?
We sure do! Just send us your name and information about your cause via our fundraising page. Be sure to let us know the date of your auction fundraising event and we’ll see what we can do to help.
How can I get information about using CityTins® as a fundraiser for my local school/organization/nonprofit?
We are proud that we’ve donated over $150,000 to non-profits in our first six years through fundraiser sales. Please contact us via our fundraising page for consideration and inventory availability.
What if one of the restaurants in my CityTin closes?
All venues included in CityTins for the year are in good standing and fully operational at the time of signing. Due to economic or otherwise unforeseen circumstances with individual venues, CityTins is not liable for any unredeemable coasters due to the closing of a participating bar or restaurant.
I am a Restaurant Owner/Chef/General Manager at a local restaurant. How can my venue be considered for inclusion in next year’s tin?
Email us via our Restaurateur page for consideration or additional info, like testimonials from current restaurateurs and retail partners.
When will CityTins® be in my city?
We currently have multiple cities underway! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us why you heart CityTins.