Opinionated and Honest Journalist: 8 Places to Eat and Drink That Reward Loyalty
In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, consumers are always on the lookout for ways to save money, and loyalty schemes have become a staple for savvy grocery shoppers. However, what about those looking for discounts on the places they eat and drink? Luckily, there has been a growing trend of high street restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops offering their own loyalty programs. In this article, we’ll breakdown eight of the best places to eat and drink that reward loyalty.
The Pizza Express Club app rewards customers with stamps when they dine-in, order for collection or delivery, or even buy a pizza from the supermarket. You earn a free side dish with a bronze level stamp, a free dessert on your birthday, and a free soft drink and tea or coffee every visit after five silver level stamps. Once you’ve earned 12 gold level stamps, you receive a free Romana upgrade, a free children’s meal, and other treats.
Gail’s digital loyalty programme offers customers a free drink or a loaf of bread with a fully stamped card (9 stamps). Spend more than £20 and earn an extra stamp. During your birthday month, you receive a sweet treat from the Baker’s Table and other personalised offers and rewards.
Pret A Manger
Every purchase made at Pret A Manger earns a star with their Pret Perks program. Ten stars earn you a ‘perk’ which can include snacks, crisps, and canned drinks. The Club Pret coffee subscription offers up to five drinks a day and 10% off food products and drinks for £30 a month. Paying a subscription makes most sense for hybrid workers who can take their laptop and work from Pret.
Visit Costa or use their Costa Express coffee machine eight times and receive a free drink on the ninth visit. Register your birthday on the app and receive a free piece of cake. Be sure to use a reusable cup in-store to earn extra stamps and to check the app regularly for exclusive money-off rewards and bonus beans.
Caffé Nero’s app rewards customers a stamp every time you buy a drink. After buying nine, you receive a free drink. Use the app for Click and Collect to avoid the queue at the counter and earn an extra stamp with a reusable cup.
Register a Starbucks card and earn stars with every purchase and once accumulated can be redeemed for free drinks or food. Visit three times in a month and receive an additional 50 bonus stars. Place orders using the Mobile Order and Pay feature to get ahead of the queue and earn rewards for extra star points.
Wagamama offers members of its loyalty program a free side dish when they sign up and earn one point for every £1 spent. As you collect points, they can be exchanged for meals, drinks, and exclusive merchandise.
TGI Fridays offers a rewards program where members earn points from visiting the restaurant, taking a survey, or interacting on social media. You can redeem your points for food and drinks, along with other exclusive rewards.
– It’s essential to read the fine print before signing up for a loyalty scheme, make sure it fits with your spending habits.
– Some schemes require you to spend more money, which negates the saving benefit.
– Using a reusable cup can increase your reward points/stamps while filling the landfill with less waste.
The ongoing cost of living crisis has resulted in loyalty schemes becoming a cornerstone for saving money. While they can be beneficial, it’s necessary to choose schemes that align with your regular habits and make sure the rewards benefit you in the long run. Check for hidden terms and conditions and take the time to read the fine print before signing up.
Loyalty schemes benefit both the consumer and the business. Offering customers incentives to return promotes spend and revenue. As loyal customers begin to rely on returning to their favourite places to eat or drink, loyalty programs give them an added incentive. They are a great way to save money, so don’t forget to check out your favourite places to eat and drink’s loyalty programs.