Who doesn't love a good bargain? For those who live or work in Penn Quarter, a lot of our neighborhood restaurants have loyalty programs. These programs might work to your advantage, especially if you already regularly eat at these restaurants anyway.
Here is a sampling of the programs available to you:
The Deal: 1 point for each dollar spent; $15 reward for 100 points earned. You also get invitations to special events, a birthday present, and double-points promotions.
The Deal: This program costs $20 to join, but you get a $20 gift certificate in the mail about a month after joining. You then get 1 point for each dollar spent. The points differ based on how many you want to redeem, but 350 points gets you a $25 gift card. You also get moved to the top of the waitlist, a birthday present, and other promotions.
The Deal: Bruegger's offers a bottomless mug that you can buy (or you can simply get a card or keychain card) that gets you free coffee (hot or iced), tea, and soft drinks for the entire year. This can save you a lot of money if you use it often.
The Deal: 1 point for each dollar spent; 50 points gets you $5 burrito bucks.
More after the jump . . .
The Deal: Pick up a punch card and after you buy 10 wraps or salads, you get one free. However, the above link indicates certain New York locations have a new swipe-card system, so that is probably coming to D.C. in the future.
The Deal: A special gift for joining, a birthday present, an anniversary (of joining the club) present.
The Deal: A free smoothie, 15% savings on all nutritional products all the time, 20% off the first Tuesday of every month.
The Deal: They are rolling out this loyalty program this month to start 2011 with a bang, but haven't released any details yet. We'll keep you posted.
The Deal: Join their wine club (complimentary) and get invited to wine tastings and dinners. Through 2010, members also received 50% off bottles on Sundays (everyone gets that on select bottles on Monday). No word on if that program will continue through 2011.
The Deal: Sign up and get what they call "exclusive eClub offers" as well as "the latest buzz" (read: spam).
The Deal: Get a Cosi card and get free rewards after 10 qualifying purchases. The rewards then vary based on your number of purchases, but include free sandwiches, salads, coffee, etc.
The Deal: A free order of chips and salsa just for signing up. Then you get rewards based on how much you spend there, which vary but include free menu items.
If you know of any other deals or rewards programs in the area, please email us at PQInsider.email@example.com!