FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 10, 2009
CONTACT: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, Marti@BedandBreakfast.com
John Banczak, 512-322-2721, John.Banczak@BedandBreakfast.com
BEDandBREAKFAST.COM HELPS CONSUMERS LEFT AFFECTED BY CERTIFICHECK BANKRUPTCY
Redeem unusable CertifiChecks for a 25% discount on BedandBreakfast.com Gift Cards or Online Reservations
Austin, TX (3-10-09) – BedandBreakfast.com, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, announced today that it would provide a benefit for customers who have unredeemed CertifiChecks. BedandBreakfast.com will issue a credit for a 25% discount on either a BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card purchase or a BedandBreakfast.com Online Reservation, up to the face value of the unredeemed CertifiCheck(s). This offer was made in response to the March 5 announcement that CertifiChecks Inc.
, based in Dayton Ohio, was filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. CertifiChecks, which operated in 47 states, states that certificates can be submitted to their Dayton Ohio office for “potential reimbursement.” CertifiChecks were sold by hundreds of chambers of commerce to be used locally, including at B&Bs. For those planning to use their CertifiChecks on a vacation, the BedandBreakfast.com offer will help take some of the sting out of CertifiCheck’s bankruptcy: “We hope our offer will make it easier for folks holding these certificates. B&Bs are affordable, local, and make for a great getaway. It’s a shame if people have to scrap their plans because of CertifiCheck’s bankruptcy,” commented Eric Goldreyer, CEO of BedandBreakfast.com.
To redeem CertifiChecks for the BedandBreakfast.com 25% discount, individual consumers should send original CertifiChecks (no copies accepted) with a valid email and mailing address, phone number, and a photocopy of a government-issued identification card (U.S. driver’s license or passport) by April 30, 2009, to BedandBreakfast.com, 700 Brazos Street, Suite B-700, Austin, TX 78701. In return for an authentic, unused CertifiCheck, redeemers will receive a unique identifying code for a 25% discount up to the amount of their CertifiCheck(s), valid for one purchase of a BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card or for booking a BedandBreakfast.com Online Reservation on the BedandBreakfast.com website. The maximum discount per person or business is capped at $250.
BedandBreakfast.com Gift Cards are welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada and never expire
; BedandBreakfast.com Online Reservations offer instant online bookings using the green Book It
button on the BedandBreakfast.com website at more than 1,500 B&Bs worldwide. Unique codes will be sent by email; a valid and legible email address must accompany unredeemed CertifiChecks. The 25% unique code discount will be valid for bookings or gift card purchases made through June 30, 2009, and are valid for one-time use only; they cannot be combined with any other discount offer.
Consumers love that there are no fees, no taxes, no expiration or blackout dates for BedandBreakfast.com Gift Cards and that free shipping is always available. Instant online buying means that shoppers can purchase a no-strings gift that offers complete flexibility; cards can be customized with your own photo or a wide range of pre-set designs.
Founded in 1995, BedandBreakfast.com is highly recommended by The New York Times
, Real Simple
, Travel & Leisure
, USA TODAY
and many others. Lowest price guaranteed online reservations
at more than 1,500 B&Bs worldwide are simple on BedandBreakfast.com. Just enter a destination and your desired dates of stay (through 2009) in the search box at www.BedandBreakfast.com
, and click the green Book It
button to make your reservations. Enter your 25% unique code, and you’ve made lemonade from a lemon of a situation.
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