Haiku? Don’t Mind If You Do! Enter This Week’s Poetic Spotlight Giveaway

Write a haiku that / Tells us why you love Spotlight / Random poet wins

Hey, Spotlight fans! We’re taking a brief hiatus from our usual Secret Spotlight Giveaway to do something completely different. And by completely different we mean poetry! Why? Well, Annie Happel and the rest our Spotlight team are a particularly literate bunch (as you may have noted from all the clever copy that accompanies each deal every week). In keeping with their love of both food and words, we’re asking you to write a haiku about Spotlight. One winner will receive a free Spotlight offer in the nearest Spotlight market

Enter by posting your haiku (along with the Spotlight city closest to you) in the blog comments below. Be sure to use your real name/email address so we can contact you with your prize if you’re the winner! Giveaway period ends Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 11:59PM EDT. Standard terms and conditions apply.

Not sure what a haiku is? In a nutshell, it’s an unrhymed three-line poem, and the first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. You can learn more here.

You can also learn by example, thanks to these haiku penned by OpenTable Spotlight’s own Tori Tsu…

Where the Spotlight shines
Happy foodies dine on a


Find a hidden gem
With a daily deal from your
Spotlight restaurant


I love my Spotlight
It brings me such joy and lots
Of delicious food


Oh Spotlight, shine on
Bring me a new deal today
I like to eat out


Rain, rain, go away
Bring a shiny Spotlight day
With great restaurants


Nom, nom, nom, I say
Bring a new Spotlight today
Let’s try something new!

Thanks to Tori for her most mellifluous creations! Remember to post your entry here by Tuesday night to win an offer in the Spotlight city nearest you.

32 Responses to “Haiku? Don’t Mind If You Do! Enter This Week’s Poetic Spotlight Giveaway”

  1. nikkitikki

    the spotlight has shined
    my tummy gets more full
    spotlight shines brighter

  2. Vanessa Harikul

    I thought I’d eat in
    Until a Spotlight appeared
    No ramen tonight!

    Vanessa Harikul, Los Angeles/Orange County

  3. David

    My dining pleasure
    is greatly influenced by
    the Spotlight du jour.


  4. Buddha Belly

    Spotlight deals bring smiles
    Over cities near and far
    Frugal dining…YUM!

  5. Don Barkley


  6. Barrie

    Spotlight suggestion
    means adventure lies ahead,
    I am inspired!!!!!

  7. Jonette

    Stomach rumbles. Eat.
    Search the internet. Spotlight.
    Shines brightly on food.

  8. Lori C

    Follow the Spotlight
    find your heart’s most desired
    dinner aplenty

  9. Rico Diacono

    Fish, Pig, Chicken, Duck
    Spot-light my dinner please.
    Tonight we dine well !

    Kansas City

  10. Jason Lunn

    One often debates:
    Do I Follow the Spotlight?
    Does It Follow Me?

    Philadelphia/North Wilmington, DE

  11. Ellen K

    Chicago Spotllight
    So many places to go
    You help me decide.

    Chicago IL

  12. Lauren

    Frugal foodies know
    Twice as much is twice as good
    When Spotlight pays half

    New York

  13. Ray Johnson

    Eat out, eat out, now
    Come to me delicious food
    Spotlight tell me where!

  14. Deb H

    I dream of Spotlight
    Here restaurant deals abound
    Must I wait a week?

  15. Stephen LaFond

    Twenty-four thousand
    like Open Table dining
    many are our guests

    Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach

  16. Dave weaver

    How do you sign up for spotlight, site sign up button does not work

  17. Jeanne Guzman

    Open Table’s Better
    Thanks to Daily Spotlight Deal
    Dining A Pleasure

  18. Sue Beres

    Used to run a spot.
    Now I just eat out a lot.
    Food, glorious food.

    Toronto, ON

  19. Tricia Farringer

    nation’s capital
    international cuisine
    Spotlight navigates

    [Crystal City, Arlington / Washington, D.C.]

  20. HUE k

    Looking for a place tonight
    Spotlight’s clue leads me to a place
    Now it’s time to eat

  21. Nicole Froland

    Pacing to and fro
    A rumble in my belly
    I spotted the light

  22. Susan Strayer

    Spotlight, oh Spotlight
    The first deal always in sight
    Open Table’s right

  23. Michael Lefebvre

    Daring Boston Eats
    From Tremont Street to the Seaport
    Where to Explore Next

  24. Jenna Hess

    penny-wise gourmets
    dining well, sans wallet pain
    courtesy Spotlight

    Chicago, IL

  25. Tori Chambers danioth

    Spotlight coupon deal
    helped my poor friends pay for me
    birthday sushi yum

  26. Nora

    Spotlight means have it
    All. When appetites are big
    And wallets, so small.

    – Nora, Los Angeles, CA

  27. Greg Nakata

    Spotlight shines brightly
    Marking X dollar savings
    Restaurant treasures

  28. Elizabeth Lang

    I spot on Spotlight
    delights for stomach and pocket.
    Spot on, Open Table!

  29. Zack

    How about a Spotlight?
    It is a daily deal party
    Yes, absolutely!

  30. Rita

    Spotlight, ever bright
    I anticipate the feast…
    – a surprise found near

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