Carrollton, Texas, // PRNewswire // -- Due to overwhelmingly popularity among the more than 800,000 current members of its Give Me More Stripes™ guest recognition program, T.G.I. Friday's restaurants today announced it will extend its current offer of one cent appetizers at the bar with the purchase of any beverage and one dollar entrees with the purchase of an entree to all new members who sign up for Give Me More Stripes in April at participating restaurants in the U.S.
"Everyday will be a Friday in April for members of Give Me More Stripes," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's USA. "Give Me More Stripes members routinely receive exclusive offers. One cent appetizers and one dollar entrees are just the start. This is our opportunity to show and give all new members the special treatment and free stuff our Give Me More Stripes members receive all year round."
Prospective members can sign up online or at T.G.I. Friday's restaurants via TouchTunes jukeboxes where available. Soon after signing up, new Give Me More Stripes members will receive via email a temporary membership card and a reusable coupon, valid through April 30, for the one cent appetizers and one dollar entrees. The coupon is required for redemption. In a second email, new members will also receive their Give Me More Stripes welcome gifts: a one-time use jump-the-line pass and a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer (up to $8 value).
In addition, as previously announced, Give Me More Stripes members will be treated to double points during April as part of Friday's International Customer Appreciation Month celebration. Friday's awards members' stripes for dollars spent (excluding alcohol only purchases). Normally, for every $100 spent, members receive 100 stripes. For each 100 stripes earned, members receive an $8 certificate. With double stripes being awarded, members can receive an $8 certificate for every $50 spent since every dollar equals two stripes during April ($50 = 100 stripes = $8 certificate).
The only nationwide in-restaurant program of its kind with more than 800,000 members in the U.S., Give Me More Stripes offers the following perks at participating restaurants:
Since the program's formal launch in July of 2008, members have been treated to the following:
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., the parent company of T.G.I. Friday's Inc., is a privately held company owned by Minneapolis-based Carlson, a world leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. As of April 2009, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide owns, operates, franchises or licenses more than 1,000 restaurants in 60 countries.
SOURCE: T.G.I. Friday's