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Split the Seafood Bill Week 2022

Seafood on your restaurant receipt? For a week in March, enter for a chance to split the bill with us.

Did you know that restaurants and the foodservice industry are responsible for two-thirds of seafood sales in the US? The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact restaurants through staffing shortages and increased costs of doing business. When the restaurant industry struggles, our seafood industry struggles. Which is why we are offering to split the seafood bill with 300 lucky community members, in support of our Culinary Partners — and ultimately, in support of local coastal communities.

Reward Details

  • From March 21 – 27, we’ll split the seafood bill with 300 community members who enter to win.
  • For each of our Culinary Partner restaurants, we'll split the seafood bill with 10 customers with a $30 Visa gift card.
  • Order from one of our Culinary Partners to be eligible to participate.
  • Include a seafood dish in your order to be eligible for the reward.
  • Take a photo of your itemized receipt and submit it below!

How it Works:

  1. Pick a restaurant:
    Choose any business in our Culinary Partners program. Scroll down to see a complete list of eligible businesses. 10 lucky diners from each of our Culinary Partner restaurants will win a $30 Visa gift card.
  2. Place your order and don’t forget the seafood:
    Whether it's a takeout or dine-in order, make sure it includes at least one seafood dish.
  3. Take a photo:
    Snap a photo of your itemized receipt – this is necessary for us to verify that you ordered seafood.
  4. Complete and submit your reward form to enter for a chance to win:
    Submit the reward form for a chance to split the seafood bill and receive a $30 Visa gift card. The form on our website will accept submissions until March 29th at 11:59pm. You can enter multiple times from one or more participating restaurants, but cannot be selected to win more than once.
  5. Your name is in the hat to split the seafood bill and receive $30:
    For each Culinary Partner restaurant, we will randomly draw ten winners to win our split the seafood bill drawing. We will notify winners by email by April 1, 2022. Winners will receive a $30 Visa gift card in the mail in the following 1 – 2 weeks.
  6. Tell your friends:
    Post a photo of your meal with the hashtag #SplitTheSeafoodBill and give a shoutout to the restaurant. Tag us on Instagram (@gulfofmaineresearchinstitute), Facebook (@gulfofmaine), and Twitter (@GMRI) for a chance to win a $25 gift card. - We’ll draw one winner for each of the local seafood markets who partner with us to sell Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested seafood: Docks Seafood Market, Free Range Fish & Lobster, P.J. Merrill Seafood, SoPo Seafood, True Fin.

Complete and Submit a Reward Form.

In support of local restaurants dedicated to serving Gulf of Maine seafood, we’re splitting the seafood bill with 300 community members. During the week of March 21 – 27, enter to win by filling out this form if you ordered seafood from one of our Culinary Partners. We will randomly choose 10 entries from each restaurant to win.

Just as working waterfronts are part of the cultural and economic bedrock of the Gulf of Maine region, restaurants play a critical role in our communities. Our Culinary Partners listed below are businesses that commit to making Gulf of Maine seafood available on their menus at all times. These businesses are dedicated supporters of the local seafood industry, and due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, these restaurants need our support.

That’s why we’re offering to split the seafood bill with 300 community members. Diners who order seafood from one of our Culinary Partner locations listed below during the week of March 21 – 27 can enter to win a $30 Visa gift card.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I win a gift card?

Fill out the reward form by 11:59 pm on March 29th. You will be required to enter:

  • Your name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • The date you purchased your meal
  • The restaurant you ordered from
  • A photo of your receipt

Once you submit, your form will be carefully reviewed by our team. Eligible entries have a chance to win one of 10 gift cards available for each restaurant. Winners will be notified via email and will receive a gift card within 1 – 2 weeks.

Could my reward form be rejected?

Your reward form could be rejected if:

  • You do not submit a receipt.
  • You did not have at least one seafood dish on your receipt.
  • You ordered from a restaurant that is not one of our Culinary Partners.
  • You provide a receipt where the restaurant is not identified.
  • You ordered your meal on a day other than March 21 – 27.

How will I know whether GMRI is going to split the seafood bill with me?

We will alert the people selected to win for each restaurant by email by April 1, 2022. If you win, your gift card will arrive in the mail within 1 – 2 weeks.

When will I get my gift card?

If your name is drawn and your reward form is approved, we will mail you a $30 Visa gift card. It will take 1 – 2 weeks to receive the gift card once you are notified.

I don't have a receipt. Can I still enter to split the seafood bill?

A valid itemized receipt is required as proof of purchase. Without the itemized receipt, we unfortunately cannot accept your reward form.

I have a digital receipt. Can I use that for reimbursement?

Some restaurants offer digital (emailed) receipts. If you have a digital receipt, you may provide it as proof of purchase as long as you can upload a copy of it to the reward form.

When will my gift card expire?

By federal law, gift cards cannot expire until at least five years from the date of activation.

Which restaurants are participating?

Please see the list above to view the participating businesses in our Culinary Partners program.

Can I get rewarded for a meal at a local restaurant that is not on the Culinary Partners list?

No. We are only offering gift cards to people for meals at the list of businesses included in our Culinary Partners program. With our limited funds, we are prioritizing support to the businesses that have formally partnered with us.

Is there a limit to how many times I can buy a meal and submit a reward form?

You can submit a reward form as many times as you’d like during the week-long campaign, but we will only award an individual one Visa gift card if their name is drawn more than once. We want to give as many people as possible a chance to win.

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Please email Adam Baukus if you have any questions.

Presenting Sponsor

The Split the Bill campaign is possible thanks in part to the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Hannaford.

Principal and Supporting Sponsors

Terms and Conditions

Read the terms and conditions for our Split the Seafood Bill week.

Project Team