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TGI Friday’s: Give Me More Stripes (And FREE Food Too)

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 3, 2009 · 52 comments

tgi-fridays-dealsJoin the TGI Friday's Give Me More Stripes program, and you'll be well on your way to earning FREE food! Just for registering you'll receive a one-time skip to the front of the line pass and a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert.

The program allows you to earn coupons for free food worth up to $8 every time you reach $100 in food purchases.

Other incentives include:

  • complimentary welcome tastings
  • upgrades on beverages
  • preferred seating
  • preferred parking

Also, reader Bonnie emailed me today to share that current members just received coupons for one-cent appetizers at the bar with the purchase of a beverage and one-dollar entrees with the purchase of an entree!

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wendy April 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

This month you can also get double points on your Stripes Card so you can earn free food even quicker!

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2 Debbie August 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

how can this be done

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3 Jim/Charlotte April 3, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Where is the hyperlink to sign up?

Thank you.

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4 Tara Kuczykowski April 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Oops, sorry about that! It's there now.

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5 Jim/Charlotte April 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Thanks, you're a good woman.

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6 K April 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

A couple of other tips

*Be sure to present your stripes card before any purchases...even if you use coupons, you still get stripes points for the *original, pre-discounted* total

*Read the exclusions on the email coupons. Of late they have been for dine-in only or for lunch only.

*You get stripes points for any purchase. So, $100 in gift cards during the holidays gives you $20 in free gift cards (holiday promo) AND $8 email coupon for spending the original $100. So, $128 for spending $100.

*Friday's does have carry out, although they don't advertise/promote this... Save on drinks, etc.

I have never seen evidence of the "other incentives" mentioned above (welcome tastings, preferred seating/parking, drinks upgrades).....perhaps these are regional promos?

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7 Jim/Charlotte April 3, 2009 at 6:06 pm

K:
Thanks for the info. Great tips

With the economy I've cut our eating out by 75 percent

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8 K April 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

:)

If you order take out, their menu is online :
http://www.tgifridays.com/menus/Menus.aspx

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9 Shasta April 3, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Thanks a lot, I just signed us up. Fridays is our favorite restaurant!

Shasta´s last blog post..From my backyard

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10 Crystal April 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Hi!
I'm so glad you posted about this. I have a TGIFriday's card as well. I emailed them when I first signed up because it was taking a while to get my email about the free appetizer. I finally got the email, but never heard back from them. Until, about a week later, they emailed me saying that they were sorry that they had not replied sooner, and in return for me having to wait, they sent me a voucher for $8 off! I've also been getting coupons lately, such as 1 cent appetizers, and b1g1 free Jack Daniels entree's. I love that place!

Crystal´s last blog post..All Jacked Up BBQ Chicken

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11 LEE February 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

HEY CRYSTAL-)) in the future, when you redeem your stripes, just write the code down on a piece of paper, that way you don`t have to wait for an e-mail to redeem your stripes. it`s that easy.. vetman

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12 Jim/Charlotte April 5, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I signed up yesterday and received (2) e- mails this afternoon for "jump the line" and free appy or dessert coupons good through 5/5/09.

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13 Jim/Charlotte April 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Somethings up with TGIF's server. I just received (12) e-mails for .1cent, b1g1 $1.00 entree coupons
Happen to anyone else?

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14 Jim/Charlotte April 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

That's .1 cent appys. Sorry

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15 Tara Kuczykowski April 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

LOL, I got 16 of them. Oh, well, at least I got it. :P

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16 Vera Essie Binns May 6, 2009 at 8:56 am

my pass word does not work every password i make up it is something wrong with it please help me

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17 tod grossman May 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

My code is:09s4uassyevp Please e-mail me and let me know what I won.
My $5:00 steak meal was excellent. I would like to know how long this special $5:00 lunch deal is going on and any coupons that I can get.
Tod tod30@peoplepc.com

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18 rob claus May 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm

hi I go to tgi all the time. Iwould kike to get coupns for apperizers.

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19 rob claus May 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

How do I get fre appetizers ?

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20 carolyn mattson October 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I was told to enter this code O02QTP9E1FZGT

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21 John Procopio October 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

O2QBW7CATZUZ

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22 linda hodges November 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

i have moved and have a new e-mail address. where do i to change it?

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23 Betty May 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I did not have stripes card. Gave phone number. How do I check if it was added to my membership?

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24 kenya September 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I Hav Not Receiv My Free Coupon On My Email Wen I Join And I Reach My 100 Point And Stil Hav Not Got A Email Yet

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25 Joe Larkin February 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

stripes #0287000008503782

I no longer get any e-mail from TGI Fridays WHY?????

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26 Barbara Allen September 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

give me more stripes #0287000026303904 i am over 100 points and i

Give me more strips #0287000026303904 I am over 100 points and I still have not receive any coupons

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27 Teresa Kahl January 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I haven't received my strips.

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28 Rosa Rodriguez March 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I have been custumer for a long time, and I never get my strips.

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29 Kenneth Liu April 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I'm trying to sign up as a new customer but can't find the right screen. Please help.

Kenneth Liu

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30 Jack Leske April 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I have not received awards because you had my old AOL address. My # is
0287000018659688. What can you do about that?

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31 Liz June 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

We have been going to TGI for over a year and not once got stripes. Our server knows us when we walk in

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32 don aaron July 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I can not find out how to check on my points and how to sign up to receive them.

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33 Luanne Santa barbara August 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Free desserts

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34 Bradley Thomas August 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I have been trying to collect on my 273 stripes but my tempory nor my assigned pass word willnot let me on your site. Please reply with a solution. Thanks Brad

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35 Bradley Thomas August 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I want to use my 273 points but your site wwill not accept my tempory password or my assigned password.' How do I get a coupon to use?????

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36 Gen Fehr November 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Could you give me the procedure to get the coupon needed to present to Fridays to collect on the free food when Stripes card is presented to waiter.

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37 caroline riley August 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I have a stripes card and know I have points on it. Now what do I do? Want to find out how many points and redeem if applicable. Also, I forgot my password. Thanks for the help.

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38 Betty Sandock August 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I had trouble signing in with my password and you were to have sent me an email with a new temporary password. Nothing came. I am trying to check on my number of points. I am a member of the Stripes Program.

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39 Carol Sullivan October 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I have tried over and over to get my reward that I've earned. the website NEVER WORKS FOR me. My husband and I have always eaten there frequently but I will no longer go there until this is resolved!!!!

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40 enrique m palacios October 26, 2011 at 4:09 am

I wanto get the reward card

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41 Barbara Snyder February 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

changed my e-mail address how do I change it on my acct, new address tedbarb00@comcast.net

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42 don hughes July 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

would like help cashing fo food from my give mo more stripes

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43 Heather michael December 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

How can I get my points

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44 terry rea February 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I have a card #0287000013868647

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45 Nichelle Green March 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Hello I changed my e-mail address. How can a now access my reward points. I have a lot of points and I do not want to loose them. Please help. Thanks for your assistance.

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46 Terri Little April 3, 2013 at 10:38 am

Can't find anywhere where I can change my email address. Can you please help ?

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47 Janice cardillo May 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I have never received any of the promotions I read about on ur site. What do I Have to do or where do I go. All I have is my points that I have earned

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48 Mark Beniach August 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

TGIF : Mark Beniach was there to eat, on Sunday, July 21st, my ticket is faded where you can't read it very well, but my reward's number is 5491312228. This was my first time I signed up, and my ticket say's I will get a free appetizer, with my meal, is this true, and am I signed up?

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49 your mom October 16, 2013 at 4:59 am

Mark Beniach is a Bizz-natch so no

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50 Mark Beniach January 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

You said my mother is a biz natch what do you mean and this hasn't nothing to do with my mother, so mind your own business!

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51 PAT JACKSON November 23, 2013 at 12:31 am

I had lunch at Fridays in the Sun Coast Casino today and they couldn't add my stripes. My survey code # is 051 001 800 122 210 883 40 My bill was $11.13

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52 Kimberly Cromwell August 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

I have not been able to redeem my rewards points because I can't access the online login I never set it up the lady did it in the restaurantall I have is my account numberand she signed me up with just my name at the timeand then gave me a striped card since then have misplaced the card but still have my account number a what can I do to login will not let me set up email or password

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