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Donate Your Extra OpenTable Points to Help Feed Hungry Kids

Emily Price, Gawker Media

For some reason I'm always the person in our group to make dinner reservations. I hate waiting in lines, so whenever my group of friends suggests we all head out for a meal I typically volunteer to make a reservation, more often than not through OpenTable where I earn 100 points for most of those reservations.

When you hit 2,000 points, OpenTable will give you a $20 credit toward dining out. If you're not quite there yet, or even if you are, this holiday season OpenTable is allowing you to donate those points to the No Kid Hungry campaign instead of using them for yourself.

OpenTable says that just 100 OpenTable points is enough to provide a child in need with five healthy meals. So, rather than getting $20 off that night out you could use your 2,000 points instead to provide 100 meals for a child in need. Seems like a no-brainer, especially if you're below that 2,000-point threshold and don't anticipate getting there anytime soon (or ever).

Donations can only be made until next Monday (December 11th). To donate, visit your profile page on OpenTable's website (this doesn't work in the app) and select "Donate my points" from the top of the page.

That will take you to a Google Doc to fill out with info about your account and how many points you'd like to donate to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. OpenTable is also matching donations up to 100,000 so you might actually be providing 200 meals with that 2,000-point donation.

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