In today’s day and age of technology and social media, chain restaurants know that they need to compete more and more for your attention and loyalty. It is due to this that so many restaurant rewards memberships have popped up. Most allow you access to restaurant news and menu changes, as well as coupons and other perks for part of their restaurant rewards insider clubs.
This post is designed to pick out a handful of some of the better ones we’ve seen. While there are certainly more and this is by no means a complete list, all five of these restaurant rewards memberships feature a bonus just for signing up. If you are not a member at these five restaurant rewards programs, we encourage you to pay them a visit and cash in on some cool deals:
California Pizza Kitchen – To join with California Pizza Kitchen, just hit ‘Like’ on their Facebook Page and you will earn $5 off of your next visit. You can also sign up at the same time for your children if they are under the age of 10. If you provide the month of their birthdays, California Pizza Kitchen will send them a FREE birthday meal when that month rolls around.
Uno Chicago Grill – Uno Chicago Grill promises to send you “enough dough-saving coupons to wallpaper your kitchen” if you sign up for the Uno Insider’s Club. Just for signing up, they will send you a Welcome Gift coupon. While they don’t come out and say it, expect a FREE dessert offer of some kind.
Max and Erma’s – Calling their restaurant rewards program the Good Neighbors, you’ll automatically receive a $4 reward for signing up. Max and Erma’s operates on a tier system. If you dine with them five times, the sixth visit will merit an automatic 5% reward. The tiers reward you for your number of visits. Your count starts over at the beginning of each calendar year, meaning you’ve still got 11 months to rack up rewards.
Qdoba – The Mexican Grill chain also offers a decent restaurant rewards program that will give you either a FREE chips & salsa or a FREE regular drink just for registering. Each time your account balance reaches 1,000 points (and most full-priced entrees are worth 100 points, so it’ll take around ten entrees to reach that point), you’ll receive a FREE entree.
Rock Bottom – We didn’t just save this one for last to make jokes about it being at the rock bottom of the post. We saved it because we wanted to save the best signup bonus for last. For registering for the Rock Bottom restaurant rewards program, you’ll get $10 off your next visit. They also have the simplest accumulation system of the group, as spending $1 equals one point. Just give the server your Rock Rewards card or account number and you’ll continue racking up points that qualify you for automatic benefits and perks.