Entertainment Books’ coupons have finally expired.
According to the company’s public relations representative Bill Daddi, Entertainment Promotions closed its doors yesterday and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. (Unlike Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows a business to restructure and remain operational, there’s usually no coming back from Chapter 7.)
“It’s my understanding that the company has closed and employees have been let go,” says Daddi.
The regionalized books, often sold as fundraisers by community groups, featured local and national buy-one-get-one savings at restaurants, and discounts on travel, entertainment and attraction admissions.
The PTO at theWilliam J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester was one of the organizations selling the 2012/2013 directories. Connecticut had three editions: Fairfield County, Hartford/Northern CT and New Haven/New London.
Books ranged in price from $35 to $50. The company’s website, www.entertainment.com, is still operating and offering 2013 books at 35 percent off with free shipping, but there’s no guarantee that the offers are still active.
“I would assume merchants would still be honoring the coupons, but I don’t know that for sure,” says Daddi.