Happy Thursday, BGF Bleeps, Tweeps & Peeps! Here’s another Priority Club promo for you to jump on this week. The point-earning opportunities are stacking up:
WHAT: Priority Club Rewards Dining Program
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS: Dine out and earn 5 Priority Club points per dollar spent at participating restaurants. New members earn a 500 point sign-up bonus. After 12 dines, you become an Elite member and earn 8 points per dollar. Find out more on how the program works and sign-up soon.
CURRENT PROMO – ALL DOUBLE, NO TROUBLE: Earn double the points (i.e. 10 or 18 points per $ spent) for restaurant purchases on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Note: You have to fill out a quick survey within 30 days of each restaurant visit to receive the double points.
PROMO DATES: Mar 1 – Jun 30, 2010
OK. So, what’s the significance of this program and the current promo? The average person spends $100/month dining out and significantly more if on vacation or traveling for business. Let’s do a little math to see what a new PC Rewards Dining member might earn if they eat out maybe 4 times each month during the promo period.
500 points: sign-up bonus
1500 points: base points ($100 x 5 points x 3 months)
1500 points: bonus points
800 points: base points at elite level ($100 x 8 points x 1 month)
800 points: bonus points at elite level
TOTAL = 5100 points earned between March and June
That’s a significant number of points. Keep it up for the rest of the year and, even without the 2x promo, you’ll grab another 5K. Here are a few tips to help you maximize on your points earning:
Grab the Check: The next time you’re out with friends and the restaurant bill comes, collect everyone’s cash and charge the meal on your credit card.
Business Travel is Your Friend: On business trips, you’re eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In less than a week, you’ll earn elite status and a ton of points. Before you step foot out of the hotel each morning, be sure you have a list of restaurant options in mind so you can choose wisely.
Jump on the Fast Track to Elite: Complete 12 dining transactions as quickly as possible so you can earn elite status and benefit from the higher bonus rate sooner. If you choose restaurants from the list that offer unlimited bonuses per month, you can turn a single visit into multiple transactions.
- After the bill is paid, ask for a coffee, tea or dessert. They’ll have to write you another bill and this will allow you to complete a 2nd transaction.
- If you and your significant other are dining out, split the bill and pay for both with 2 credit cards you’ve registered in the program.
Do this in the first month and for the remaining 2 months of the promo, you’ll be earning at the higher (8-point/$) elite level. Whole faster is better, please don’t get too greedy. Don’t do more than 2-3 transactions per visit. Otherwise, you might give the restaurant or the program administrators a reason to question the value or efficacy of the program. We’ve seen greed kill many bonus programs.