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Main Line blogger's request for free Christmas Eve dinner leaked

An e-mail sent to an undisclosed number of restaurants in the Philadelphia area offered free publicity in return for a free dinner.

Sarah Lockard. Credit: Facebook Sarah Lockard petitioned Main Line restaurants for a free Christmas Eve meal for her family. Credit: Facebook

AroundMainLine.com blogger Sarah Lockard's pitch to restaurants for a Christmas Eve dinner review was leaked to Philadelphia magazine on Tuesday, which posted the email in its entirety.

In an email sent to an undisclosed number of restaurants titled “Host the Awesome Lockards on Christmas Eve!” Lockard invites restaurants along the Main Line to host her family for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. This would entail dinner for five with food and drinks compensated.

In return, the email promises two Facebook posts promoting the venue as the “restaurant of choice” for the AroundMainLine.com family, five Instagram photos of the dining experience, two free ads in the AroundMainLine.com e-newsletter and a mention in the Christmas Eve dining guide, which was to be posted on Dec. 10 but was apparently never got published.

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The “first come, first serve” offer ends with the imperative message, “Be THE top restaurant we recommend this Christmas Eve to our HUGE audience!!!!”

Lockard did not respond to requests for comment.

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