Ongoing Deals

These restaurants will offer you a chance to try their food/drinks/goods for ABSOLUTELY FREE if you just download their app.

Disclaimer: I use an iPhone and have not properly researched the availability/usability of the android versions of these apps.

  • Le Pain Quotidien – Free tartine (open-faced sandwich)
  • Potbelly – Free sandwich
  • Pret A Manger – Free hot/cold drink x5
  • Peet’s Coffee – Free drink

Honorable Mentions:

  • Roti Mediterranean – $5 credit with first time app usage (in-store payment only)
  • McDonalds – Daily/Weekly deals available via mobile app
  • Wendys – Daily/Weekly deals available via mobile app
  • Subway – Will text you coupons/deals if you sign up via their website
  • Chipotle – Will text you coupons/deals if you sign up via their website

 

These restaurants offer long-term rewards, often with tiered prizes to be earned. I’ve also added my personal thoughts to the ones I’ve personally completed.

  • Taylor Gourmet – 10% reward with app use ($5 per $50 spent), $5 credit with referral link
    • 15 “visits” unique transactions) in a year: Free regular-sized Hoagie, Salad, or Cheesesteak
    • 30 visits in a year: Free TG bandana/hat & t-shirt + free “plus-one” starter (appetizer, ~$5 value) on the first of each month for a year
    • 60 visits in a year: Catered party for 10 (see above) + invitation to TG special tasting events

**The TG grand prize is only 10 sandwiches despite them calling it a catered party**

  • Sweetgreen – $3 credit w/ referral link
    • $100: GREEN status = $10 credit on your birthday
    • $1000: GOLD status = $10 credit on your birthday + access to invite-only events + access to “Sweetgreen concierge”
    • $2500: BLACK status = all GOLD status rewards + “Sweetgreen swag” (clothing, accessories, etc.) + “exclusive in-store experience” aka private party for you and 10 friends
  • &Pizza – 10% reward with app use ($10 per $100 spent), $5 credit w/ referral link
    • $100: TROUBLEMAKER = Free birthday pizza + craft soda
    • $500: REBEL = Free &Pizza t-shirt + (2) free birthday pizzas + (2) craft sodas + access to invite-only events
    • $1500: MAVERICK = Free &Pizza tattoo (optional) + black and white photoshoot + in-house birthday party for you and 10 friends + “access to everything &”
  • Roti Mediterranean – $10% reward with app use ($5 per $50 spent), additional $3 (see above) credit for referral link
    • $100: FRIEND = Free birthday lunch ($10 value) + access to monthly promos and giveaways
    • $500: LOYALIST = Free lunch for you and a friend once every 3 months ($20 value)
    • $2000: INNER CIRCLE = Free VIP meal for you and 5 friends + exclusive Roti gear + invites to special events/openings/new item previews

“Other” ongoing deals

  • Outback Steakhouse offers a free Bloomin’ Onion (the day after) any time that their sponsored race car driver, Kevin Harvick, places in the top 10. No coupon required – just mention the deal to your server when ordering.

Meal Services: See individual posts below

Mealpal – https://dcfoodguy.com/2018/05/29/mealpal-a-lunch-service/

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