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Common Questions

I don’t get it. Do all tins have the same restaurants?

There are at least 20 different venues in every clever little tin. Each tin contains the same 20 restaurants or hot spots we’ve selected for the year. Each restaurant is featured on its own coaster gift card, and is worth $10 off your tab of $25 or more pre-tax and gratuity. This 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.

To view the list of venues in each tin, click here.

What do you mean by EXTRA GIFTY, ULTRA THRIFTY?

CityTins is value-priced at $30 per tin with a $200+ value. That means if you buy any one tin and use just three of the coaster gift cards (valued at $10 each), the product has paid for itself.

CityTins are a safe go-to gift appropriate for almost any occasion. Popular uses for CityTins include stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, wedding favors, teacher appreciation, realtor closing gifts, corporate name it!

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 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.

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. If buying at a local store or retailer, you may want to call ahead to ensure availability.

When are CityTins 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 list of stores that carry CityTins.

Does CityTins make donations to local organizations and nonprofits?

We sure do! Just send us your name and information about your cause by clicking here. Be sure to let us know the date of your fundraising event and we’ll see what we can do to help. We get many requests and do our best to honor them, but may not be able to in all cases. You will be notified in a timely manner if we can accommodate your request.

How can I get information about using CityTins as a fundraiser for my local school/organization/nonprofit?

We are proud to have donated over $350,000 to schools and non-profits in the communities we serve. Please send us an email by clicking here for consideration.

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?

Click here to email us for consideration or additional info, like testimonials from current restaurateurs and retail partners.

When will CityTins be in my city?

We have Tins for multiple cities in the works! Send us an email at to tell us why you love CityTins—maybe a Tin will find its way to your locale sooner than you think!