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This is a good deal for frequent SERG patrons. jme, you see this.
 

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This is a good deal for frequent SERG patrons. jme, you see this.

Just now saw it... thanks, jont

great & worthy idea but unfortunately we won't be there to use before March 31 when the card expires.
We were supposed to be there, but........
 

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Just now saw it... thanks, jont

great & worthy idea but unfortunately we won't be there to use before March 31 when the card expires.
We were supposed to be there, but........
You won't be back to HHI before March 31, 2021? The gift card never expires.
 
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You won't be back to HHI before March 31, 2021? The gift card never expires.


Yes, we will, but........here's the thing....

Hopefully we'll be going back a few times before 3/31/2021, but the real question would be,
how many times would I have to go back, and how many meals would I have to buy, to break even on the 25% discounts?

First, take away the $100 gift card (which would most likely be used on a one-time basis for a group of 4).
That leaves $150 in discounts I'd have left over.......so I would have to spend $600 on 12 meals @ $50/meal (food only)
for my wife and me (that's our typical situation) in order to recoup that $150 in discounts, and I'm not sure
we'll be at SERG restaurants for 12 meals. (Or even a slight variation, where I still only foresee one or two meals at a SERG restaurant
when we'll have 4 family members, so essentially similar numbers.)
And all this would naturally be assuming the Coronovirus would not interrupt or even negate our 3 consecutive June weeks this year,
adding in a random spontaneous weekend or two in the Fall, or our Jan/Feb weeks in 2021.

Plus weigh that against the usual 10% Marriott discount that we always get at SERG restaurants anytime of year,
plus the usual SERG BOGO offers for anyone (better than 25%) throughout Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar of 2021.

For locals, I can see it...for semi-locals like us, we'd have to really push it even tho we love the SERG group.
THE REAL REASON, we have many favorite restaurants besides the marvelous SERG spots which we'd be remiss in skipping,
especially Santa Fe, Gusto, Sage Room, CQ's, Crane's Tavern, Ela's, Fishcamp, May River Grill, and many more. We refuse to miss those.

So, in the immortal words of that sage philosopher Griphook,
 
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You could always buy a bunch of one hot mama’s tee shirts and other assorted merch to put you over the limit.
 

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Yes, we will, but........here's the thing....

Hopefully we'll be going back a few times before 3/31/2021, but the real question would be,
how many times would I have to go back, and how many meals would I have to buy, to break even on the 25% discounts?

First, take away the $100 gift card (which would most likely be used on a one-time basis for a group of 4).
That leaves $150 in discounts I'd have left over.......so I would have to spend $600 on 12 meals @ $50/meal (food only)
for my wife and me (that's our typical situation) in order to recoup that $150 in discounts, and I'm not sure
we'll be at SERG restaurants for 12 meals. (Or even a slight variation, where I still only foresee one or two meals at a SERG restaurant
when we'll have 4 family members, so essentially similar numbers.)
And all this would naturally be assuming the Coronovirus would not interrupt or even negate our 3 consecutive June weeks this year,
adding in a random spontaneous weekend or two in the Fall, or our Jan/Feb weeks in 2021.

Plus weigh that against the usual 10% Marriott discount that we always get at SERG restaurants anytime of year,
plus the usual SERG BOGO offers for anyone (better than 25%) throughout Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar of 2021.

For locals, I can see it...for semi-locals like us, we'd have to really push it even tho we love the SERG group.
THE REAL REASON, we have many favorite restaurants besides the marvelous SERG spots which we'd be remiss in skipping,
especially Santa Fe, Gusto, Sage Room, CQ's, Crane's Tavern, Ela's, Fishcamp, May River Grill, and many more. We refuse to miss those.

So, in the immortal words of that sage philosopher Griphook,

You left out the $150; going directly to food and beverage workers, in your calculations. HHI is a hospitality driven economy. These workers currently don't have jobs.

In NY we're trying to do take-out a couple of times a week to support our local restaurants. Since we're not in HHI this purchase allows us to offer some support to the workers that have served my family for the past 25+ years.

The real "value" in the deal is in giving back to the community in some small way.

It's not that complicated........
 

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You left out the $150; going directly to food and beverage workers, in your calculations. HHI is a hospitality driven economy. These workers currently don't have jobs.

In NY we're trying to do take-out a couple of times a week to support our local restaurants. Since we're not in HHI this purchase allows us to offer some support to the workers that have served my family for the past 25+ years.
The real "value" in the deal is in giving back to the community in some small way.It's not that complicated........

That is not lost on me.
Do you think for one second that I am not aware of that?
When we are at Hilton Head we support the local restaurants as much, if not more, than anyone I know. That's a fact.
But we are not at Hilton Head, we are at home, and our thoughts are now with those here whom we also support
during good times and bad times---they are currently out of work too.

I'm a health care provider, a dentist in private practice. I have six employees who depend on me for income.
Right now my practice is shut down, has been, but I have not abandoned anyone. We have been closed for two weeks,
and will remain so for the next week or two, maybe even longer, depending on recommendations from our state gov't
and our state dental & medical associations. We could conceivably be closed for a month or two. Nobody knows.

All of my employees have been with me many years...one 28, one 26, and the others 15-20-something.
What does that tell you?
I just hired a new employee because we're busy---she had only been with us two weeks, yet I did not abandon her either.
I am the only one in the office without income now.....none....Yet my overhead continues to accrue.
Right now I have to be judicious about where our money goes.

My loyalties have to be with my family first, including our two professional children who no longer live at home,
my church, my employees, and my own community. I live here, not at Hilton Head. But when things are back to normal,
I'll be the first non-local to be there, and that in great measure.
I can only do so much.
 
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That is not lost on me.
Do you think for one second that I am not aware of that?
When we are at Hilton Head we support the local restaurants as much, if not more, than anyone I know. That's a fact.
But we are not at Hilton Head, we are at home, and our thoughts are now with those here whom we also support
during good times and bad times---they are currently out of work too.

I'm a health care provider, a dentist in private practice. I have six employees who depend on me for income.
Right now my practice is shut down, has been, but I have not abandoned anyone. We have been closed for two weeks,
and will remain so for the next week or two, maybe even longer, depending on recommendations from our state gov't
and our state dental & medical associations. We could conceivably be closed for a month or two. Nobody knows.


All of my employees have been with me many years...one 28, one 26, and the others 15-20-something.
What does that tell you?
I just hired a new employee because we're busy---she had only been with us two weeks, yet I did not abandon her either.
I am the only one in the office without income now.....none....Yet my overhead continues to accrue.
Right now I have to be judicious about where our money goes.

My loyalties have to be with my family first, including our two professional children who no longer live at home,
my church, my employees, and my own community. I live here, not at Hilton Head. But when things are back to normal,
I'll be the first non-local to be there, and that in great measure.
I can only do so much.
jme

I never knew you were a dentist.

DW is a Hygienist (40 years), is out of work for now.

Pat
 

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That is not lost on me.
Do you think for one second that I am not aware of that?
When we are at Hilton Head we support the local restaurants as much, if not more, than anyone I know. That's a fact.
But we are not at Hilton Head, we are at home, and our thoughts are now with those here whom we also support
during good times and bad times---they are currently out of work too.

I'm a health care provider, a dentist in private practice. I have six employees who depend on me for income.
Right now my practice is shut down, has been, but I have not abandoned anyone. We have been closed for two weeks,
and will remain so for the next week or two, maybe even longer, depending on recommendations from our state gov't
and our state dental & medical associations. We could conceivably be closed for a month or two. Nobody knows.


All of my employees have been with me many years...one 28, one 26, and the others 15-20-something.
What does that tell you?
I just hired a new employee because we're busy---she had only been with us two weeks, yet I did not abandon her either.
I am the only one in the office without income now.....none....Yet my overhead continues to accrue.
Right now I have to be judicious about where our money goes.

My loyalties have to be with my family first, including our two professional children who no longer live at home,
my church, my employees, and my own community. I live here, not at Hilton Head. But when things are back to normal,
I'll be the first non-local to be there, and that in great measure.
I can only do so much.

You are a dentist?....is it safe?....is it safe?
 

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You are a dentist?....is it safe?....is it safe?

Great question.
The scientific answer would be.... it's speculation based on risk assessment, that is, a whole bunch of "if's".
Put in the variables and you'll see the risk adjusted.
The risk is obviously greater in hot spots, so it can depend on where you live.
I totally agree with the state dental & medical associations that ALL elective procedures should be postponed,
regardless of where you live.
Emergency procedures to relieve pain and infection need to be treated, however.
That is usually accomplished by those who go to great measures to be safe, ie, doctors, dentists, nurses, and staff-- and to be there when needed.
We have the equipment and the protective wear that minimizes risk.
There is still risk, but we all do the best we can.
As a GP, I remain on call for emergencies, and must weigh whether it is a true emergency or not.
I can still evaluate the situation and refer out those procedures which a general dentist typically doesn't do anyway (or shouldn't be doing).
That is, to specialists like Oral Surgeons or Endodontists (root canals) who remain open and who are nowadays
the go-to guys for treatment of severe acute pain. Some things are still necessary aside from severe pain or infection, and I will do those.
The other stuff can and should be postponed for safety's sake.

(If you NEED to, I believe going to the dentist is safer than going to a grocery store, where interaction with surfaces are unknown and people are too.)
 
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Great question.
The scientific answer would be.... it's speculation based on risk assessment, that is, a whole bunch of "if's".
Put in the variables and you'll see the risk adjusted.
The risk is obviously greater in hot spots, so it can depend on where you live.
I totally agree with the state dental & medical associations that ALL elective procedures should be postponed,
regardless of where you live.
Emergency procedures to relieve pain and infection need to be treated, however.
That is usually accomplished by those who go to great measures to be safe, ie, doctors, dentists, nurses, and staff-- and to be there when needed.
We have the equipment and the protective wear that minimizes risk.
There is still risk, but we all do the best we can.
As a GP, I remain on call for emergencies, and must weigh whether it is a true emergency or not.
I can still evaluate the situation and refer out those procedures which a general dentist typically doesn't do anyway (or shouldn't be doing).
That is, to specialists like Oral Surgeons or Endodontists (root canals) who remain open and who are nowadays
the go-to guys for treatment of severe acute pain. Some things are still necessary aside from severe pain or infection, and I will do those.
The other stuff can and should be postponed for safety's sake.


"is it safe" Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man....
 

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That is not lost on me.
Do you think for one second that I am not aware of that?
When we are at Hilton Head we support the local restaurants as much, if not more, than anyone I know. That's a fact.
But we are not at Hilton Head, we are at home, and our thoughts are now with those here whom we also support
during good times and bad times---they are currently out of work too.

I'm a health care provider, a dentist in private practice. I have six employees who depend on me for income.
Right now my practice is shut down, has been, but I have not abandoned anyone. We have been closed for two weeks,
and will remain so for the next week or two, maybe even longer, depending on recommendations from our state gov't
and our state dental & medical associations. We could conceivably be closed for a month or two. Nobody knows.

All of my employees have been with me many years...one 28, one 26, and the others 15-20-something.
What does that tell you?
I just hired a new employee because we're busy---she had only been with us two weeks, yet I did not abandon her either.
I am the only one in the office without income now.....none....Yet my overhead continues to accrue.
Right now I have to be judicious about where our money goes.

My loyalties have to be with my family first, including our two professional children who no longer live at home,
my church, my employees, and my own community. I live here, not at Hilton Head. But when things are back to normal,
I'll be the first non-local to be there, and that in great measure.
I can only do so much.
Perhaps now given the new stimulus bill that also included added provisions for unemployment insurance, you would be better to now lay off your staff and have them apply? With the additional $600 per week, it may or may not make them whole. If things pass in the four months where the additional $600 applies, then you could rehire them. Given the situation, it would seem that they certainly qualify.
 

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Perhaps now given the new stimulus bill that also included added provisions for unemployment insurance, you would be better to now lay off your staff and have them apply? With the additional $600 per week, it may or may not make them whole. If things pass in the four months where the additional $600 applies, then you could rehire them. Given the situation, it would seem that they certainly qualify.
Better yet, apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan to cover your employees payroll during the crisis, that later will become a grant via the federal government, so you don’t need to pay it back. Just need to come out of things 8 weeks later with the same headcount/payroll you went into the crisis with. It’s likely your local bank will be a qualified source to make these loans that later can be forgiven. These were a part of the recent legislation passed and are designed precisely for this situation, to keep employees on the payroll at their employer even during a business shutdown.
 
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Just as a side note, The state of SC is now requiring all visitors from the NY/NJ /CT area to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. We had a reservation at Grande Ocean for a week starting April 12 (which we have already cancelled). This note came to us today from the GM of Grande Ocean. Not sure how a 14 day quarantine for a 7 night reservation would work !?

I guess it will be awhile before any of us from this are will be visiting HH.


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I think this is a great deal for locals assuming some sense of normalcy in the next 3-6 months.
 

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We have ours. Sea Pines Resort has a similar promotion called Sea Pines Cares. A $250 contribution, of which $125 goes to Sea Pines Resort employees and $50 to Heritage Foundation to offset some of the charitable losses from the cancellation of the Heritage Classic. The donor receives a $100 Sea Pines gift card and 20% off at restaurant, golf, shopping, etc... for the next year.

Glad that local businesses are coming up with creative ways to encourage support from both locals and visitor. Hopefully lots of folks will step up and help. Without tourism the island will be hurting.
 

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That is not lost on me.
Do you think for one second that I am not aware of that?
When we are at Hilton Head we support the local restaurants as much, if not more, than anyone I know. That's a fact.
But we are not at Hilton Head, we are at home, and our thoughts are now with those here whom we also support
during good times and bad times---they are currently out of work too.

I'm a health care provider, a dentist in private practice. I have six employees who depend on me for income.
Right now my practice is shut down, has been, but I have not abandoned anyone. We have been closed for two weeks,
and will remain so for the next week or two, maybe even longer, depending on recommendations from our state gov't
and our state dental & medical associations. We could conceivably be closed for a month or two. Nobody knows.

All of my employees have been with me many years...one 28, one 26, and the others 15-20-something.
What does that tell you?
I just hired a new employee because we're busy---she had only been with us two weeks, yet I did not abandon her either.
I am the only one in the office without income now.....none....Yet my overhead continues to accrue.
Right now I have to be judicious about where our money goes.

My loyalties have to be with my family first, including our two professional children who no longer live at home,
my church, my employees, and my own community. I live here, not at Hilton Head. But when things are back to normal,
I'll be the first non-local to be there, and that in great measure.
I can only do so much.
You need the payroll protection loan, I hope you have applied for it.
 
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