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I didn’t realize how many restaurants I had signed up for email clubs with until my birthday rolled around a couple of years ago.
Starting about one week prior to my actual birthday, my inbox began to fill with coupons for free appetizers and desserts. That made me really start to wonder if people even know how much free food they can get just from allowing the restaurants to contact them via email. So, I thought I would compile a list of the benefits of local restaurant email clubs for you. If you know of something not on the list, let me know and I will add it. Any more that I find, I will add, as well.
UPDATED FOR THE 6TH YEAR!!!
**ATTENTION – 8/25/17 – My birthday freebies have already started rolling in and I will be updating the list as they arrive. The items below are what I have received in the past upon sign up or birthday as noted. Some campaigns or promotional gifts may have changed. I will update each one as they come in this year.
Acme Oyster House – Rewards program – pick up a loyalty card from your nearest Acme, and then activate it online.- Earn points for every $1 you spend. At every 250-point increment, a $25 reward will be applied to your loyalty card. You can redeem the reward dollars at any of our participating Acme locations! Get a Free Bday dessert AND Priority Skip the Line Seating! Got it 2016!
Applebee’s – free dessert on your birthday – (Got it 2016!!!)
Auntie Ann’s – Free pretzel after your first purchase. (minimum spend required) Free pretzel every 300 points; 10 points for every $1 spent; Exclusive new product news; Special rewards and offers
Baskin Robbins – Coupon for $3 off cake a month ahead of your birthday so that you can order your cake. Also got a coupon for free scoop or swirl. 2017
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free Snack Size Wings on your birthday (Got it 2017!!!)
Cantina Laredo in Destin – free dessert (Got it 2017!!!)
Carrabas Amici Club – Free appetizer or Dessert – 2017
Chick-Fil-A One App – Get freebies or “treats” year round as well as earning them for loyalty. Got for my birthday month free hash browns or waffle fries and drink or Dasani Water. Fot a free cookie from the Cow Calendar for my birthday, too! 2017
Cupcake Concept – Free Cupcake on your Birthday! NEW PROGRAM in 2015!!! Allows you add your family members, too. GOT IT 2016!!
Dickey’s – Got a Free Big BBQ Sandwich this year! 2017 (got free dessert for member anniversary 4/2016)
Don’s Seafood– Free cup of Gumbo. Also asked for Bday (Free dessert the week of your birthday and a $10 gift card for future Got it 2017!!!) and Anniversary (Free glass of champagne and dessert with purchase of 2 entrees – 2016).
Donut King in Mandeville gives your kids free donuts on their birthday (under age 13). They get to go behind the counter and fill a bag!
Dunkin’ Donuts DDPerks – Got a free beverage any size – 2016
Earl Of Sandwich (Downtown Disney, and other states than LA) NEW REWARDS CLUB in 2016 – Get $5 off when you join…..Got this August 2016. Free brownie on my birthday 2017
Great American Cookie – Free Slice of Cookie Cake (with purchase of regular soda) 2017 (also got free cookie for member anniversary – 3/2016)
Hooters – 10 free wings, Id required, expires 7 days after bday – (Got it 2017!!!)
IHOP – Free Root Tooty Fresh N Fruity upon sign up, your birthday(Got it 2017!!!) and the anniversary of your sign-up. (Got it 2016!!!) – Allows you to add family members, too! Hubby got it in Feb and oldest son got it in March, 2016.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Appetizer upon sign-up and your birthday (Got it 2016!!!), Free dessert on 1 yr anniv of sign-up.
Johnny’s Pizza Perks – Got Free Lunch Buffet on Sign Up – Free Single Topping Personal pizza for bday –2016
Johnny Rockets – B1G1 Free Burger for sign up and birthday: Free burger with beverage or shake purchase. Use these in Destin, Gatlinburg, etc. (Got it 2017!!!)
Longhorn Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary appetizer for joining
Marble Slab – Free Small Cup or Cone, ALSO separate email for $5 off a cake! 2017
McAlisters – $5 off your next purchase for your birthday (Got it 2016!).
McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin – free dessert on your birthday (Got it 2017!!!), Complimentary Champagne Toast with the
purchase of two entrees! for Anniversary 2016.
N’Tini’s – Waiting for birthday club, but will update upon receipt.
Nothing Bundt Cake – BOGO occasionally for email club members exclusively. Got a FREE bundlet in 2017!
Olive Garden – Free app or dessert upon sign and for birthday. (Got it 2017!!!).
Outback – Free Appetizer upon sign-up Free Dessert for birthday (Got it 2014!)
Panera Bread – I got a Free Pastry or Sweet to use within 60 days upon signup for their Rewards card. 2017
PF Changs – Get your Warrior card and get 10% off each visit. I have gotten free lettuce wraps with this one. Free appetizer or Dessert 2016
Pizza Hut – Free Cinnamon Sticks on your birthday (Got it 2016!!!)
Rainforest Café (going to Disney near your birthday??) – Free Appetizer or kids meal 2017
Raising Cane’s – Free box combo on sign up, various freebies throughout the year. Free drink on your birthday – (Got it 2017!!!)
Rotolo’s – Free 12″ pizza for your birthday – (Got it 2017!!!)
Ryan’s – Buy 1 Adult Buffet, Get 1 Free upon sign up. – Same for birthday (Got it 2017!!!), with drink purchase.
Ruby Tuesday – Received verification email within 5 minutes, after completing, received sonB1G1 entree coupon immediately via a 2nd email. Free Burger or Garden Bar for your birthday 2017.
Sbarro – Free Birthday Slice (2017) and freebies throughout the year.
Sonic – Free Tots with purchase for bday – 2016.
Sprinkles Cupcakes – In Downtown Disney and other states. Got a free cupcake for my birthday 2017.
Starbucks – Free Drink (any!) and 15% off online – both for your birthday 2016
Steak and Shake – BOGO Milkshake for signup. Free double SteakBurger with cheese and fries for Bday – 2016
TCBY – First 3oz FREE (Got it 2017!!!)
Texas de Brazil– join Texas de Brazil’s eclub
to get a FREE dinner (2017 – got $20 off dinner for 2) on your birthday (with the purchase of 2 entrees, not on holidays like Valentines’ Mother/Fathers Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year, etc.) and other offers throughout the year. – 2015 Anniversary – got Free dessert or champagne toast with full price dinner.
Texas Roadhouse – Choose one of the follwing Appetizers upon sign up: Tates Skins, Cheese Fries, Baby Blossoms, Fried Pickles, Rattlesnake Bites. They also asked for kids names and birthdays, so they can get freebies, too. Birthday – Free Appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs. (Got it 2017!!!). – Oldest son got free kids meal in March 2015.** Got free appetizer with entree purchase for sign up anniversary 2016.
Times Grill– Buy 1 Get 2nd 1/2 off shortly after sign-up. (mine took about 4 hours) Free dessert for your birthday. 2017, Free Appetizer for Anniversary (2015)
The Velvet Cactus – Get a free house margarita or dessert up to $6.99 value with $20 min. purchase-– Anniversary 2016, (Birthday email state value up to $8.00 2016)
Aveda – Free shipping on your next $25 order and a free sample trio – 2017
Movie Tavern in Covington – Free Popcorn and ticket (separate emails) upon sign up. Free movie ticket on your birthday. GOT it in 2016!!
Cinemark – Free Small Popcorn for birthday 2016
Charming Charlie Charm Club – $10/$50 for sign up – $5 to spend for birthday! Got it 2016
Swagbucks – Get 50 Swagbucks on your birthday 2015
CVS Beauty Club– Extra Care – Got a coupon for $3 to spend 2015
Gap – 40% off your purchase email – 2015
Kohl Rewards – Every dollar spent = 1 point. 100 points = a $5 reward. Plus, a special Birthday offer.
Payless Shoes – 25% Off in store or online! 2015
Sephora – Beauty insiders get a free birthday gift 2015
Ulta – Earn points and special offers all year and get a special gift for your birthday.