Email marketing is a popular tactic that 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, a company will launch an email campaign that might include giving you free stuff. Consult this list of 62 restaurants and retailers that send company freebies, coupons, apparel, birthday gifts and more, then sign up for free stuff today.
Email Food Freebies
Restaurants know the fastest way to a customer’s heart is with free food. Newsletter freebies from these eateries allow you to eat out and still save money.
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.
2. Carl’s Jr.
Sign up for the newsletter and get email freebies like a 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.
3. 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.
4. Don Pablo’s
Join the Habaneros Club and step up your nacho game with a free order of Cantina Nachos. You'll also get $10 toward any purchase on your birthday, $10 on your ninth visit and exclusive offers all year. Note that you need to visit a Don Pablo's restaurant to get a club card before you can register online.
5. 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 entree on your birthday.
6. Longhorn Steakhouse
It pays to sign up for the Longhorn eClub. After registering, an offer for a free appetizer will land in your inbox.
7. First Watch
Signing up for free stuff at the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot can help you save cash. You'll receive a buy one, get one free coupon for joining the Sun eClub.
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.
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.
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10. Joe’s Crab Shack
When you sign up for free stuff at Joe's Crab Shack, a complimentary appetizer is 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.
11. 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 like $10 off a purchase of $30 or more.
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 and points for every dollar spent. When you reach 1,000 points, you'll get a $10 credit.
13. 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.
14. 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.
Register for My Perkins and get a coupon for 20 percent off your next order. You'll also get something special for your birthday. Plus, add your kids to the account (12 and under) and they'll also get birthday gifts delivered to your inbox.
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.
17. 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 and special occasion reminders.
18. Red Robin
Reap serious benefits by joining the Red Robin Royalty program. Some of the many perks include a free birthday burger, every tenth item free and $20 toward your sixth visit.
Get weekly coupons when you sign up for the email newsletter. If you're a regular Subway customer, the savings can really add up.
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20. 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.
21. 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.
Email Deals on Coffee, Donuts and Bagels
Scoring a free quick breakfast or cup of coffee is easier than you think. These newsletter freebies are delicious and allow you to save money without sacrificing little luxuries.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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 on-the-go.
25. Dunkin’ Donuts
Become a DD Perks member, and get a free welcome beverage, one on your birthday and another for every time you tally up 200 points. You’ll also receive offers and discounts on popular items.
26. Einstein Bros. Bagels
Join the Shmear Society, and get a free bagel and shmear — that's cream cheese, by the way — with purchase for registering. You'll also get a free egg sandwich with purchase for your birthday.
27. Krispy Kreme
Feast on a free 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.
28. 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 includes a special birthday offer.
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.
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.
30. 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.
31. Black Angus
Signing up for free stuff at Black Angus is a savvy way to save serious cash. New Prime Club members are welcomed with a free dessert, plus you'll get a free steak dinner annually on your birthday.
32. 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.
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.
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34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
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.
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.
39. Village Inn
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of an adult entree 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.
Email Deals on Apparel
Sign up for these newsletter freebies from clothing companies and avoid paying full price the next time you shop.
If anything from the 1980s is your jam, 80sTees.com is your place to shop. Sign up for the latest info on new styles in addition to regular coupons and discounts, plus exclusive deals like $5 tees and sitewide sales.
Aeropostale will deliver a coupon for free shipping on your order of $50 or more for joining its email list. You'll also be privy to regular updates from the store — likely including sales, coupons and new arrivals.
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 clued in on all the latest happenings at this popular retailer.
Join the Costume Club and get a spooktacular 20 percent off your first order. You’ll also get emails about exclusive costume ideas and deals.
45. JC Penney
Sign up for the JC Penney Rewards account and get a free birthday gift, access to bonus events and one reward point for every dollar you spend on your JC Penney credit card. You’ll also get a $10 reward for every 200 points you earn.
Get sale alerts and more when you sign up for Kohl’s email. You’ll also get 15 percent off your next in-store or online purchase, free shipping offers and additional promo codes.
47. The Children’s Place
Newsletter freebies start right away with a coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $40 or more. You’ll also be the first to learn about special offers, events and new arrivals.
48. TJ Maxx
Join the TJ Maxx email list and get free shipping. Sign up and you’ll get a one-time code to use for free shipping in your inbox.
Beauty Email Deals
Restaurants and clothing companies aren't the only ones that allow you to sign up for great freebies. These beauty brands also give free gifts just for joining an email list.
Become a FAB club member for free and receive reward codes, VIP invites and personalized gifts. Complete your profile and get 15 percent off your next purchase and a customized birthday gift.
50. L’Oréal Paris
Join the Worth it Rewards club and you’ll get a free welcome package and birthday gift, plus product launch samples. You’ll also earn five points for every dollar you spend, which you can use for free products.
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.
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Email Deals on Furniture
Looking for some new furniture to give your home a facelift? Make sure you use every discount that’s available when you buy.
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.
53. World Market
Join the World Market email list and get 15 percent off your next purchase, which could save you a bundle if you’re buying furniture. You’ll also get the latest scoop on deals and promotions.
Email Deals on Electronics
From a new phone to a pack of batteries, you likely need electronics products pretty often. Don’t pay full price with these freebie deals.
54. Best Buy
Sign up for Best Buy’s Deal of the Day emails and get online doorbuster offers that are good for 24 hours — or until the item sells out. The offers will vary and will include merchandise across all of Best Buy’s categories.
Subscribe to Staples newsletters and receive coupons and special offers. In addition, get access to articles about running a business that can help you run yours.
Email Deals on Big Box Store Items
Shopping big box stores is uber convenient because you can get everything you need in one swing. Make sure you redeem all your discounts to bring your checkout price down as much as possible.
56. Big Lots
Enter your email to join the Buzz Club Rewards program and get advance notice about discounts, VIP shopping events and exciting deals. You’ll receive a welcome offer email after you sign up and a two-day preview of all digital flyers, plus 30-day receipt lookup in case you need to return an item.
Get notices about one-day deals, rollbacks, clearance items and the latest product releases happening at Walmart. Just sign up to receive the newsletter.
Email Deals on Online Auction Items
Using an auction site is one way to save money right off the bat. Find out how to save even more.
Sign up for the eBay Bucks club for free and start earning 1 percent back on a number of items you buy. Once you start earning, you can spend your eBay Bucks on just about anything, and you’ll get an eBay Bucks certificate that’s good for 30 days.
Email Deals on Drugstore Items
Everyone needs to shop at the drugstore, and it can get expensive. Get the most out of your drugstore purchases by signing up to receive emails.
Walgreens has several email subscriptions available to customers that can help you save money and get freebies. For example, the Health & Wellness Newsletter offers pharmacy services information and seasonal health advisories. The Online Deals and Exclusives alert keeps you posted with the latest deals and discounts on contact lenses, and Balance Rewards help you keep track of your points that you can redeem for rewards and discounts.
60. CVS Pharmacy
Be in the know when you sign up for CVS emails and receive information about new arrivals and in-store and online deals. You’ll also get special offers on different services and products.
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Email Deals on Home Improvement Items
Home repairs can really take a chunk out of your wallet. Sign up for email programs and get special offers that could bring down the price.
Sign up to receive Lowe’s emails and learn about home improvement tips and ideas, exclusive offers and some sweet promotions. Sign up for the free myLowes program and get a host of benefits, including free shipping all the time.
62. Home Depot
Opt to receive Home Depot emails and get pro-only coupons and updates on the latest products. In addition, gain access to video demos that might help you finish those home improvement chores you've been putting off for months.
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