The Shawnee News-Star has formed an exclusive partnership with several area businesses to provide readers with $300 in local gift certificates for only $59, Publisher Kent Bush said.

The “Access Eats & Entertainment” booklet contains a total of 15 $20 gift certificates to the top restaurants and venues across Pottawatomie County.

Access Eats & Entertainment is a fun, unique way to try out new places and visit some of your favorites.

The booklet is an excellent opportunity to shop local, he said, while supporting the businesses at a steeply discounted rate.

“I am so excited for the News-Star to be able to partner with these businesses to give our community a chance to discover, or in some cases rediscover, some of our great places to eat,” Bush said.

Participants are:

• The Owl Shoppe, Coffee N' Crafts, Marcos Pizza. Fred's Tire and Battery, Billy Boy Barbecue, Paul's Place Steakhouse, The Healthy Hippo, Benedict Street Marketplace, The Grand Cafe, The Grand Buffet, Flame Brazilian Steakhouse, Soto Sushi, Grandstand Sports Bar and Grille, FireLake Bowling Center and Belfair of Shawnee.

For only $59, readers can get $20 gift certificate to all of these businesses. That's a $300 value for only $59.

The “Access Eat & Entertainment” booklet can be purchased online at: www.getaccesseats.com/news-star.

Booklets also can be purchased at the News-Star, 215 N. Bell, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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