So my friends always ask me how did you know about that deal? Well it’s simple because I AM A VIP! No although I am pretty special, I do not have a private hotline which makes me privy to insider information about deals and specials. I am in the know because I am on the list. What list you ask? The list, of course!
Well the list is actually not one list but several. Have you ever been asked to sign up for a store or restaurant’s loyalty club? All the time, I know. Well I do. I like being in the know with the places I frequent and patronize regularly.
Within the last six months being on the list has garnered me a free cookie and shake at PDQ, free Bloomin’ Onion at Outback, $20 off at Roy’s, free cheeseburgers for National Cheeseburger day at Ruby Tuesday and Burger 21, a free chicken dinner at Pollo Tropical, a free dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, a free bagel at Panera, a free cheese fondue at Melting Pot, a free chicken salad for Greek Independence Day at Little Greek … should I continue or do you get my point?!
I eat out a lot but I also score a lot of deals because I am on the list(s). To address the elephant in the room – all of the emails you will receive as a result. Yes the abundance of emails can be overwhelming in your inbox with some companies sending emails as much as 2x each week. Let me share my little secret: I have a separate email account just for my loyalty rewards club emails and savings newsletters. I can glance at this account once daily just to see if there are any hot deals or useful information without bombarding my personal account.
Here is a list of some of my favorite insider subscriptions:
- Bonefish Grill
- BJ’s Brewhouse
- Panera Bread
- TGI Fridays
- Smokey Bones
- Outback Steakhouse
- Bath & Body Works
Think about the places you frequent, most of them probably have a loyalty club or rewards program. Set up your deals email and start signing up. (The first of which should be this blog! hint, hint) Before long you will be in the know too and reaping the benefits with discounts and freebies just like me.
Share the loyalty rewards subscriptions you love best in the comments below.
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