Eat Well. Save Money. Come Back Hungry. Loyalty seems to be a word in the dictionary that businesses have long forgotten. However, a small group of restaurants still understand the value of having repeat business from their customers by rewarding them for spending money in their fine dining establishments. Here are three programs in Atlanta that you should keep your eye on if you like to eat well and save money.
- The Fifth Group- Do you like South City Kitchen, La Tavola, Ecco, and more? Then, maybe you should check out the FGRewards loyalty club. It’s this easy. You earn one point for every $1 you spend in any of their restaurants. Each time you reach an increment of 400 points, they automatically put $25 on your membership card. You’ll also get $20 off your birthday meal and invitations to exclusive members-only events.
- Hudson Grille- If sports bars are your thing during football season, then perhaps you should be cheering sidelines at the Hudson Grille. You also get 1 point for every $1 dollar that you spend. At just $350 of total spend, you will get $25 extra loaded up on your card. You earn double points on Mondays and double loyalty points on Sunday-Thursday from 10 p.m. to close.
- 4th & Swift- This is another program where you earn 1 point for every $ dollar that you spend. You get some cool perks on your birthday and anniversary, and at 500 points you start earning rewards. Every additional 250 to 500 points moves you to another level to unlock additional goodies. The only thing I don’t like about this program is the $20 fee.
If you love to dine out at the restaurants of a particular group or chain, I’d recommend you at least ask if they have any frequent diner programs. Over the course of the year this can put hundreds of dollars back in your pocket. Eat Well. Save Money. Come Back Hungry. What loyalty programs have you used in the city that helped you save money?
Ted Jenkin, CFP® is co-CEO of oXYGen Financial and is a top ranked personal finance blogger (www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com). He is a regular contributor to Investment News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
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