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From time to time we will offer our subscribers various opportunities to become more engaged with our brand.  Raffles, giveaways, promotions and unique cultural experiences will be offered up to thank our users for their interest, support and passion for Toasting The Town.  Check in from time to time to learn about different offers, prizes and incentives.  We look forward to making the occasional splash with our subscribers and with tokens of appreciation which are well deserved.


Participation in our contests is easy.  The varying types of contests, rules and guidelines are listed below and will change from time to time.  If you have questions, concerns or suggestions – please feel free to contact us.

1.      “Road to 10,000”

Our launch contest is an easy one.  One of the first 10,000 subscribers, picked at random, will be awarded,…COMING SOON.

2.      “Most Active Subscriber” Volume 1.

Our first “most active subscriber” contest is the first of its kind. 

This one is for the true patrons of our brand – and the special subscribers who influence the engagement of Toasting The Town by their friends and family.  Inviting people you know to subscribe is the key to winning this quarterly contest.

What better a way to thank the ‘movers and shakers,’ of our brand than to say, “Sit down, relax and feast on a wonderful meal after being so busy in ‘Toasting,’ to our publication.”  The more friends you invite, and who convert/subscribe, the better the chance you have to win;

Dinner for 2 AND Cocktails with Friends @

Park Avenue Tavern (99 Park Avenue @ 39th Street).


After you’re done noshing on hummus, sipping on tomato bisque or chomping away at the best tavern hanger steak this city has to offer – have a few friends link up with you for some after dinner drinks on the house.  This dinner and bar tab combination is perfect for an intimate meal followed by the chance to truly be ‘Toasting The Town’ with your pals.


Our contests are open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 21 years of age and registered on  Our contests are void where prohibited by law.

A user is automatically enrolled in the contest upon signing up to subscribe for Toasting The Town and who remains subscribed during the contest period, however will need to meet certain requirements as detailed above and throughout the rest of the site to be eligible for any and all described prizes.  

-  Participants in many of our contests need to simply subscribe in order to be entered to win.

-  In addition to subscribing, participants must remain subscribed to be considered at time of raffle and/or prize announcement.

Multiple Accounts

We require that users do not attempt to use multiple accounts. If we suspect a user has created multiple accounts, those accounts will not be eligible as qualified referrals in our referral contests.


If you win a contest, you will be notified via e-mail within 5 business days of the end of the contest.  Prizes will be sent out within 10 business days of the contest completion. If contact/address information is not provided or incorrect, you may lose out on your prize. 

Note:  Toasting The Town may award any and all prizes at its sole discretion.  All decisions by Toasting The Town are final.

Note: Non-cash prizes may be substituted for prizes of equal or greater value, if original prize is not available.


3.  Mangia!  Mangia!  Read All About It!  GIFT OF GIVING HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES!

GET 5 FRIENDS TO SIGN UP TO OUR WEBSITE AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A RANDOM DRAWING.  Invite them through the invite-friends page (found in your profile/name-drop-down) - and so long as they accept the invitation(s) - you'll be entered to win a random drawing for dinner for 2 at Trattoria Trecolori;

Perhaps the best red sauce, authentic Italian restaurant in town - surround yourself with an amazing staff and exposed brick walls all around and feel like you're actually in a NY restaurant THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE!

Winner announced 12-24-13!  Sign up Free Today and invite 5 friends to qualify for random drawing!

RULES:  You will receive one (1) entry in a random prize drawing for five (5) or more new subscribers that complete the Toasting the Town subscription process beginning 11-25-13.  All new subscribers must be unique, natural people—e.g., no use of spam e-mail accounts.  Toasting the Town reserves the right to award and withhold the prize, in its sole discretion, including if it suspects cheating or fraud with respect to the winning entry.  The drawing will be conducted and announced through our social media outlets on or about December 24, 2013.  The prize is a one hundred fifty dollar ($150) gift certificate applicable to any meal of a party of one (1) or two (2) people at Trattoria Trecolori at 254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036.  The gift certificate expires within twelve (12) months of issuance.  Trattoria Trecolori may impose further restrictions on the use of the gift certificate; the winner should inquire with Trattoria Trecolori regarding any further conditions of use of the gift certificate. 

4. “Have I Got A Story to Tell!”

 A Tribute to McSorley's 160th Anniversary at the Nat Sherman Townhouse:  A Night of Common Ground & Old Fashioned Socializing to Benefit

Submit your fondest memory of chance meetings or the kindness of strangers in NY and be entered to win two tickets to McSorley’s 160th Anniversary Tribute at the Nat Sherman Townhouse.

Perhaps you have an interesting recount of having a fine ale at McSorley's or sharing a conversation over a couple of cigars?  Maybe a story about meeting someone on an airplane into or out of NYC?  All stories are welcome!  Enter our contest and you and a guest could have the opportunity to join us in raising a glass in celebration of how much common ground we share as New Yorkers.  

RULES: Submit your best original story of old-fashioned socializing with friends, family, acquaintances, or complete strangers in New York.  Our editors will review all the stories and choose the story that they consider to be particularly endearing, special or unique. 

To submit your story, submit it at ( ) with the subject line “NY Common Ground” by midnight Eastern Time on Monday, March 10, 2014.  Include your name, email address, phone number, and postal address.  Stories must be true and original.  By sending a submission to us, you represent and warrant that you are the original author of the submission and it is not copied or adapted from another source.  Must be twenty-one (21) years of age to enter.  By sending a submission to us, you grant us a limited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, sublicenseable license to copy, display, distribute, publish, and create derivative works of all content included in your submission in any form or medium for purposes of promoting and reporting on the McSorley’s 160th Anniversary event and promoting and reporting on our contests in general.

Submissions will be reviewed by Toasting the Town editors.  We reserve the right to award or withhold prizes in our sole discretion.  All decisions are final.  Two (2) winners will be announced through our social media outlets on or about Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  Two (2) prizes will be awarded.  Each prize is two (2) tickets to “A Night of Common Ground & A Tribute to McSorley’s 160th Anniversary,” worth $100 each and redeemable only for entrance to  the event on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  The tickets have no cash value.  Winners and their guests must be at least 21 years of age.  



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