FAQ Payment Questions
Q: What are the major changes from previous years?
A: To reduce long lines on Thanksgiving Day, we require prepayment for this event, and this year you will be able to pay for the event online using a credit card. We are unable to provide a full or partial refund, so please have reasonably firm plans before you make a reservation!
Q: What is the price?
A: The all-inclusive price is $20.00 for current TVS members, $24.50 for other adults, and $9.00 for children aged 5-10; children younger than 5 eat for free.
Q: Since prepayment is required, what are my options for prepaying?
A: Option #1: Pay by check - (Please note that as of November 18, you can only pay for the event using a credit card - see Option #2 below.) After your reservation has been made online or by phone, mail a check to TVS Thanksgiving, P.O. Box 3364, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3364. Please ensure that the name/address used to make the reservation is included in your envelope, so that we can match your payment with your reservation, and please mention Thanksgiving in the memo of the check.
Option #2: Pay by credit card using PayPal - Make your reservation online, choose the option to pay by credit card, and on the reservation confirmation page, you will need to click a button that will take you to PayPal to make a secure payment.
Q: Once I make a reservation, can I change it later?
A: Sorry, no. Just as when you buy a ticket for a performance, the ticket is not refundable. But it is transferrable - just contact us (by email or phone) to let us know to whom we should transfer the reservation.
Q: If I want to renew my membership or join TVS in order to pay the lower cost for Thanksgiving, how does that work?
A: Your membership must be current on Thanksgiving Day for you to pay the lower member cost for your meal. If you renew your membership or join TVS when you make a reservation for the event, you can pay the lower member price. If you want to prepay for your Thanksgiving meal using a check, you can use the same check to cover your membership payment. If you want to prepay for your Thanksgiving meal with a credit card, one payment will cover your meal and your membership.
Q: I'm unsure if my membership will be current on Thanksgiving Day. How can I confirm this?
A: Current TVS members, and many lapsed members, should receive a postcard in the mail with a 1-,2-, or 3-digit key code. That key code, along with your last name, will enable the reservation system to access your membership status.
Q: Can I call Cafe Parizäde directly and give them my credit card number?
A: No - Cafe Parizäde is requiring TVS to take credit card numbers.
Q: Can I hold off on giving anyone my credit card number and just bring my credit card to the Thanksgiving event?
A: No - we need to make sure that the seats are paid for ahead of time, and therefore we'll need your credit card payment at the time you make your reservation.
Q: Can I come without making a reservation and pay by cash or check the day of the event?
A: If space is available, we'll be happy to accommodate you. The cost will be $25 for TVS members and non-member adults, and $9 for children.
Photograph from Thanksgiving 2005 courtesy of Keith Dixon of Picture Perfect Photography and Videography Services from South Carolina, and used with his permission. (More pictures available online.)