I didn’t realize how many restaurants I had signed up for email clubs with until my birthday rolled around last year.
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. Also, most of these are based strictly on email addresses (wink wink). How many addresses do you have??
**UPDATE – 8/29/11 – I have started getting my email for this year and am updating the list as they come in. The items below with ** beside them is what I am getting in 2011.
Outback – Free Appetizer upon sign-up
Copeland’s Email Club – $10 off $25 upon sign-up, Free dessert on your birthday**, the anniversary of your sign-up
IHOP – Free Root Tooty Fresh N Fruity upon sign up, your birthday** and the anniversary of your sign-up
Hooters – 10 free wings MUST BE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY**
La Madeleine – petite Salade or cup of Soupe upon sign-up, Free mini dessert** on your birthday
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Appetizer upon sign-up and your birthday**, Free dessert on 1 yr anniv of sign-up.
Longhorn Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary appetizer for joining
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.**
Original Italian Pie - Free dessert** for your birthday.
Hollywood Theater - Free Popcorn upon sign up and on your birthday.
Macaroni Grill - Get $5 off your next visit upon signup. Also asked for birthday (free dessert**) and anniversary date. Fingers crossed!
PF Changs – Get your Warrior card and get 10% off each visit.
Times Grill- Buy 1 Get 2nd 1/2 off shortly after sign-up. (mine took about 4 hours) Free dessert for your birthday.**
Ruby Tuesday - Received verification email within 5 minutes, after completing, received B1G1 entree coupon immediately via a 2nd email. Free Burger for your birthday**.
Ryan’s – Buy 1 Adult Buffet, Get 1 Free upon sign up. – Same for birthday, with drink purchase**.
N’Tini’s – Waiting for birthday club, but will update upon receipt.
O’Henry’s – Free NY Strip Steak on your birthday with coupon within your birthmonth. Must present ID to prove birthday. $5 purchase and 15% tax requirement.
Mariner’s Inn (Hammond) – not club, but supposedly get free steak on your birthday!
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 cone.**
Quiznos – Get various coupons for joining the Q-Club
McAlisters – $5 off your next purchase for your birthday.**
Bonefish Grill - $10 gift card for our anniversary, Free Bang Bang Shrimp for my birthday.**
WOW – free dessert for birthday**
Don’s Seafood- Free cup of Gumbo. Also asked for Bday and Anniversary.
Steak and Shake - ***we’ll see!
Panera Bread – I got a Free Pastry or Sweet to use within 60 days upon signup for their Rewards card.