Email marketing is a popular tactic companies like Olive Garden and Starbucks use to interact with their customers and build loyalty. As a way to entice people to give their email addresses and other information, some brands will offer desirable newsletter freebies and coupons.
Consult this list of 52 restaurants and retailers that send coupons for complimentary or discounted food and beverages, apparel and more to sign up for free stuff today.
1. Ruby Tuesday
The restaurant offers a host of newsletter freebies, including a free appetizer just for signing up. Plus, you get your choice of a free burger or a free Garden Bar Entrée on your birthday.
2. Longhorn Steakhouse
It pays to sign up for the Longhorn eClub. After registering, an offer for a free appetizer will land in your inbox.
3. First Watch
Signing up free stuff at the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot can help you save cash. You'll receive a "buy one, get one" coupon for joining the Sun eClub.
4. TGI Fridays
Get free chips and salsa on every visit when you sign up for Fridays Rewards. Membership also comes with invitations to special events and other enticing perks.
If you're a fan of breakfast, signing up for IHOP's email newsletter is a must. You'll get a free full stack of Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity Pancakes just for joining, plus another stack every year on your birthday and another annually on your anniversary of joining the club.
6. Del Taco
Join the Raving Fan EClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos as a welcome gift. Membership benefits also include a free regular-sized premium shake on your birthday and other exclusive offers. This includes coupons and the chance to try new products before they're available to the general public.
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7. Red Lobster
Be sure to join the Fresh Catch Club before your next visit because doing so will grant you a free appetizer or dessert. You'll also get a surprise birthday offer, exclusive savings opportunities and special occasion reminders.
8. Texas Roadhouse
Get a free appetizer just for joining the newsletter list. The signup form also asks for your birthday, so don't be surprised if a special offer lands in your inbox to help you celebrate.
Newsletter freebies include a complimentary $30 birthday certificate. Signing up for The Chef's Table also helps you stay in-the-know with the latest Benihana happenings.
10. Olive Garden
Enjoy a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees when you register for the Olive Garden eClub. You'll also get to stay updated on news, events and specials so you can eat for less at the popular Italian chain.
Join the rewards program and earn points for every dollar you spend that can be redeemed for free food. After 10 visits, you'll receive $2 chips and queso or 100 bonus points every time you dine. Even better, after 25 visits, you'll also receive a monthly mystery perk.
12. Outback Steakhouse
Join the Dine Rewards program and get 50 percent off every fourth visit to the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's. Combining the offer to include all four restaurants makes this one of the best newsletter freebies around.
13. Joe’s Crab Shack
When you sign up for free stuff at Joe's Crab Shack, a complimentary appetizer is swiftly delivered to your inbox. The registration form asks for your birthday, so the restaurant might send a gift in the form of free food or savings.
Get weekly coupons when you sign up for the email newsletter. If you're a regular Subway customer, the savings can really add up.
Enjoy a free small fry and small beverage with the purchase of any one-third-pound Thickburger when you sign up for the email list. You'll also gain access to delicious news and coupons.
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Become a member of the Moe's Southwest Grill Rockin' Reward Program and receive a free cup of queso just for registering. You'll also get a free birthday burrito annually and points for every dollar spent. When you reach 1,000 points, you'll get a $10 credit.
Register for My Perkins and get a coupon for 20 percent off your next order. You'll also receive something special for your birthday. Plus, if you add your kids ages 12 and under to your account, they'll also get birthday gifts delivered to your inbox.
18. Red Robin
Reap serious benefits by joining the Red Robin Royalty program. Some of the many perks include a free birthday burger, every 10th item free and $20 toward your 6th visit.
19. Carl’s Jr.
Sign up for the email newsletter, and get a free small fry and small beverage with the purchase of any Six Dollar Burger. Being on the list also means coupons will be delivered to your inbox.
20. Don Pablo’s
Join the Habaneros Club and step up your nacho game with a free order of Cantina Nachos. You'll also get a $10 toward a purchase on your birthday, $10 on your ninth visit and special VIP notices and exclusive offers. Note that you need to visit a Don Pablo's restaurant to get a club card before you can register online.
21. Marie Callender’s
When you sign up for the e-club, you get a coupon for 20 percent off your next dine-in purchase. You'll also get email offers for your birthday and wedding anniversary and other special members-only perks.
22. Dunkin’ Donuts
Become a DD Perks member, and get a free welcome beverage. You'll likely get a birthday gift too, since there's a spot for it on the registration form.
23. Manhattan Bagel
When you join the club, you get a coupon for a free bagel and cream cheese with beverage purchase. The membership perk also include a special birthday offer.
24. Au Bon Pain
Enjoy being showered with presents as part of the Au Bon Pain eClub. Upon joining, you'll be gifted a travel mug, but the newsletter freebies don't stop there. You'll also get a free birthday lunch, an anniversary gift and other exclusive offers.
Become a Starbucks Rewards member and start saving money on your caffeine fix. You'll need a gift card to create an account, but after registering you'll earn points for every dollar you spend, which can be cashed in for free drinks. You'll also get a free birthday drink and complimentary in-store refills on hot and iced coffee.
26. Bruegger’s Bagels
When you sign up for the eClub, a coupon for a free bagel and cream cheese will arrive in your inbox. Membership also involves a free birthday treat.
If you're not an IKEA Family member, it's time to join the pack. Benefits include free coffee or hot tea at your store's restaurant, 30 minutes of extra Smaland time, 90-day price protection and a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card.
28. Einstein Bros. Bagels
Join the Shmear Society, and get a free bagel and schmear with purchase for registering. You'll also get a free egg sandwich with purchase for your birthday.
29. Caribou Coffee
Score a free medium beverage after your first visit as a Caribou Perks member. You'll also get a free birthday treat and rack up money-saving points with each visit. Plus, you can use the Perks app to pay, so you can get a caffeine fix without your wallet.
30. Krispy Kreme
Feast on a free welcome Original Glazed doughnut just for joining Krispy Kreme Rewards. Membership also allows you to earn points toward free doughnuts and beverages on each visit and scores you a free birthday gift.
Email Dessert Freebies
If you're like most people, a dessert on the house always puts a smile on your face. When you sign up for free stuff at these eateries, you'll be rewarded with decadent treats.
31. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Register for the BJ's Premier Rewards Program, and get a free mini Pizookie or handcrafted soda. Earn one point for every dollar spent on eligible transactions to save up to $25 off your bill.
33. Village Inn
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of an adult entrée when you sign up for the eClub. In addition to receiving deals, coupons and other news in your inbox, you might receive a money-saving birthday gift.
Register for a Pinkcard and get a free yogurt after every 10 purchases. You'll also be rewarded with a free yogurt on your birthday.
35. Great American Cookies
Enjoy $3 off your next purchase when you join the Cookie Club. You'll also get a birthday surprise and other special offers.
Join Sprinkles Perks to get a free birthday cupcake and invites to exclusive events. You'll also get one free item with every 15 items purchased. The program has three tiers, so the more you visit, the better the rewards.
37. Marble Slab Creamery
Register for the Slab Happy email list and get a free birthday surprise. Take it a step further by downloading the Slab Happy Rewards app and get a free ice cream. Earn points for every dollar spent, and get a $5 coupon when you get to 50 points. You'll also get a $5 reward on your birthday and your Slab Happy anniversary.
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Become a BFF and get 25 percent off your next visit, plus a free scoop. Membership perks also include $1 off two Friendly's ice cream cartons, and free birthday sundaes and cake discounts for you and your kids.
39. Dairy Queen
Newsletter freebies for the Blizzard of the Month club are seriously delicious. Get a buy one, get one free Blizzard coupon just for joining and a coupon on your birthday and anniversary. You'll also be the first to know the Blizzard of the Month.
40. Orange Julius
Julius League perks start immediately in the form of a welcome buy one, get one free coupon. Enjoy being the first to know new flavors and monthly deals. You'll also receive a buy one, get one free offer on your birthday.
41. The Children’s Place
Newsletter freebies start right away with a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. Accumulate points with every purchase and watch the savings add up with monthly rewards sent to your inbox. Add up to four kids' birthdays to your account and get a 20 percent coupon to celebrate.
42. Old Navy
Subscribe to Old Navy emails and take 30 percent off your next purchase as a welcome gift. Being on the list also grants you access to news on upcoming sales and the latest arrivals.
Get on the Gap email list and receive a coupon to take 25 percent off your next purchase. You'll also be in-the-know on all the latest happenings at the popular retailer.
44. Neiman Marcus Last Call
When you sign up for the email list, a $10 coupon is instantly delivered to your inbox. The email newsletter will also grant you early access to Fashion Dash events and give you the heads up on upcoming sales so you can save money on clothes.
45. J. Crew Factory
Sign up for emails and get 15 percent off your next purchase. Having a spot on the list ensures you'll never miss a sale or hot new arrivals. You'll also get 20 percent off and free shipping on your birthday.
Join the email list and enjoy big savings immediately. As a welcome gift, you'll get a coupon for $25 off your full-price purchase of $100 or more.
If anything from the 1980s is your jam, 80sTees.com is your place to shop. Sign up for the latest info on new styles on top of regular coupons and discounts. All U.S. orders more than $25 also ship for free.
Beauty Email Deals
Restaurants and clothing companies aren't the only ones that allow you to sign up for free stuff. These beauty brands also give free gifts just for joining an email list.
49. Ulta Beauty
Ulta newsletter freebies are a dream for beauty aficionados. Earn points for every dollar you spend, which can be redeemed for any product. Registration grants you a free birthday gift and double points on all purchases during your birthday month. If you spend at least $450 in a calendar year, you'll reap even more benefits.
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Become a Sephora Beauty Insider and get a free birthday gift and access to free beauty classes. The rewards program has multiple tiers, so the more you spend, the more rewards you get.
If you use Pantene, it's time to get on the company's email list. Membership grants you free samples, offers and promotions. You'll also enjoy priority access to the latest news from the brand, new product updates and trendy hairstyle tips.
Join the e.l.f. Beauty Squad to receive an enrollment gift, a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase and a birthday gift. Spend more to earn points that get you more exclusive perks, such as free full-size products and early access to new products.
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