Though it's a marketing gimmick (what gimmicks aren't?), through some fortuitous coincidence, two O.C. restaurants are holding Valentine's contests that seem like they should bookend each other.
The Anaheim White House is holding one where the winner gets their wedding reception held at the restaurant for free for up to 100 guests. The package is valued at $20,000. In order to qualify, couples must mention that they wish to enter the contest when making a dinner reservation anytime between February 12 - 16, 2010. The winner will be selected at random.
The Cellar, on the other hand, is reaching out to the longest married couple. Those wishing to be considered are asked to submit a photocopy of their marriage license along with their name and daytime phone number to email@example.com or via fax (562) 438-1188 by February 9. Finalists will be invited to a luncheon on Thursday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. where they will be invited to share their secrets for marital bliss and longevity. All will receive dinners for two that they may enjoy on the dates of their anniversaries.
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Methinks the two contests should cross-over and have The Cellar winners advise The Anaheim White House winner. Couples from any reality show with the word "Love" in it need not apply.