We’re all interested in saving some money. People spend hours clipping coupons, looking for daily and weekly deals offered by their favorite stores—the ways in which people look to save a few bucks are limitless. But have you ever thought about restaurants that actually let you eat for free if you’re enrolled in their loyalty programs? Following are three restaurant loyalty programs that come with perks that’ll let you fill your belly without emptying your wallet.
Panera Bread is one of those delis that just about everyone has heard of—after all, they have over 1,400 locations. But did you realize that Panera has a loyalty program called MyPanera that gives regular customers all types of rewards? It’s free to sign up for MyPanera, and just for signing up, you’ll get a “free sweet”! The more you use your card, the more rewards you can expect to get ranging from complimentary bakery-café items, exclusive tastings, and cooking tips. And be sure to keep an eye out around your birthday, because MyPanera will give you a reward as a gift!
2. My Starbucks
If you’re a caffeine addict, then this loyalty program is for you. As a member, you’ll get a free drink of your choice on your birthday and will also stock up rewards as you frequent the store. Every time you visit Starbucks, you get one star on your card. Different rewards accompany different star amounts. For example, once you get five stars, you get free brewed or iced coffee or tea refilled, and when you reach 30 stars, you’re considered as being a Gold Level cardholder. For every 15 stars, you get a free drink—yum! And you can also count on personalized offers and coupons.
3. T.G.I.Friday’s Give Me More Stripes
The Give Me More Stripes program gives you a free dessert or appetizer just for signing up! For every dollar you spend at T.G.I.Friday’s, you get a stripe, The more stripes you get, the more rewards you can expect. Swing by your local Friday’s during your birthday month to enjoy an entrée, and then you can top off your meal with a delicious and free dessert.
These are just three loyalty programs that reward you with awesome—and free!—food. All you have to do is sign up (for free) and remember to present your membership card every time you shop at Panera Bread, Starbucks, and/or T.G.I.Friday’s. What other great restaurant loyalty programs do you know of?
written by: Katrina Robinson