It's nice finding Kids Eat Free deals around Ventura County but there are also dozens of local rewards program and birthday clubs that give you something for FREE!!!
This list includes programs where you get something for signing up or for being a repeat customer...a free burger, a coupon, dessert, etc. Excluded are programs that do not provide an obvious freebie (i.e. only sends you promotional emails).
These deals often change, so click through to the restaurant website to confirm the deal is still good. Let us know of any changes, broken links or additions!!
Club Fondue: Receive box of https://www.tgifridays.com/6 Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with purchase of any Big Night Out, Four-Course Classic or combination of two individual entrées and cheese fondue.
Location: Thousand Oaks
Wiener Lovers' Club: FREE chili dog and special offers for signing up.
Bandits' Roundup Club: Free birthday gift, specials and more.
Locations: Thousand Oaks and Camarillo
Separately, Bandits recently added the ability to purchase eGift cards directly from its website. To celebrate this new feature, they are offering $10 Holiday Rewards for every $50 in eGift cards purchased through December 31, 2012. The eGift cards can be emailed directly to recipients. Visit www.banditsbbq.com/gift-cards for more details.
Barnes & Noble Kids' Club: Free birthday cupcake and $5 gift certificate for every $100 spent on kids' books, plus 30% off most kids' books.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Ventura, Woodland Hills
Birthday Club: FREE 2.5 oz scoop on your birthday! We love this!
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Agoura, Simi Valley (2), Oxnard (2), Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Ventura (2)
KidsLink Birthday Club: Free mini-pizookie® on your kid's birthday plus special promotions.
Locations: Westlake Village, Oxnard
Newsletter Club: Sign up and get a free dessert
Location: Thousand Oaks (Muvico Theater)
Birthday Club: Free entree for your birthday with purchase of another entree
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo and Agoura Hills
eClub: Free dessert for signing up and free appetizer on your birthday, plus other discounts.
CPK Adventure eClub and CPKids Birthday Club: Sign up and get $5 towards your next visit. Free CPKids Meal during birthday month for kids 10 and under
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza Dough program: Get a free small plate after registering, then receive $5 in "Pizza Dough" that can be used for future purchases for every $100 spent.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Ventura
E-Mail Club: Free chips and queso and special offers.
Landry's Select Club: Sign up and receive points at any Landry's restaurants (including Claim Jumper, The Charthouse, McCormick & Schmicks, Bubba Gump and others) and redeem for gift cards and other rewards.
Pita Points E-Club Program earn one point for each dollar spent; 200 points = $10 off any purchase. No expiration date. This translates into a 5% discount ($10 coupon for each $200 spent).
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley
Raving Fan EClub: Get 2 free chicken soft tacos for signing up and a free shake on your birthday
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley (3), Oxnard (2), Ventura, Santa Paula
El Torito eClub: Free guacamole for signing up. Not particularly exciting but that's what ya get.
Fanatic Rewards Card: Earn points and exchange for food and t-shirts
Locations: Ventura, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills
Friends Awards Program: Earn a point for every dollar spent. Redeem points in increments of 100 for $1 to be spent at the store. Basically a 1% rebate!
Locations: Various locations around Ventura County
Fresh Fan Club: Get a FREE pizza on your birthday!
Pancake Revolution: FREE meal for signing up, on your birthday and on the 1 year anniversary of signup!
Locations: Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Fillmore, Carpinteria
Tiki Link: Free gift on your birthday and special promotions.
Locations: Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Simi Valley
Email Club: Sign up and get special promotions. I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email with a coupon for a regular sub and 22 oz drink redeemable on my birthday).
Shore Points Club: Register and earn points for each sandwich purchased. Redeem points for sandwiches. For example, each regular sub earns you 6 points; with 12 of these you've earned a free regular sub. Effectively this is an 8% discount if you eat their regularly.
Locations: Over a dozen locations...Ventura, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Ojai, Oxnard, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, etc.
Rocket eClub: Sign up and get a free burger (with purchase of entree and a drink...basically a buy one, get one free) at signup and at your birthday.
Also note that the Camarillo and Calabasas locations currently (as of March 2013) offer a "Movie and a Meal Deal where you can buy discounted movie tickets at adjacent movie theaters. Save $3 to $5 per ticket with purchase of a meal.
Gossip Hound Email List: Sign up and get complementary birthday and anniversary treats.
Location: Thousand Oaks
E-Club: Sign up to get special birthday and wedding anniversary offers via email.
Cafe Fun EClub: Receive four-pack of Mimi's Famous Classic Muffins for signing up and special offers.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Ventura
MOGL is a rewards program where you sign up your credit card(s) and receive 10% cash back when you dine at restaurants in the MOGL program. Kind of a no brainer as after you sign up you don't have to do anything other than pay with your credit card. No cards to carry. They pay your rebates directly to your credit card, which is nice to see...I received over $100 in rebates in 2012.
As of March 2013 they have the following local restaurants in their program (subject to change, so check the site first):
- Agoura Hills Diner (Agoura)
- The Alamo (Newbury Park, Agoura)
- Alpine Deli (Thousand Oaks)
- Ameci's Pizza and Pasta (Thousand Oaks)
- Arkaine's Sports Bar (Simi Valley)
- Atlas Mediterranean (Simi Valley)
- Ay!Chihuahua (Fillmore)
- Bandits Grill & Bar (Thousand Oaks, Camarillo)
- Basil & Mint Vietnamese Cafe (Camarillo)
- Baskin Robbins (Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks)
- Bellavino Wine Bar & Restaurant (Westlake Village)
- Bean Crazy Coffee (Thousand Oaks)
- Beanscene Expresso (Oak Park)
- Benvenuti Italian Deli (Thousand Oaks)
- BG's Cafe (Oxnard)
- Big Z Family Fun Center and Restaurant (Simi Valley)
- Billy D'z Backyard BBQ (Newbury Park)
- Bluefin Grill & Sushi (Simi Valley)
- Boba-licous Smoothie (Camarillo)
- The Boot Italian Restaurant (Simi Valley)
- Bottleworks Pizza (Ventura)
- Cafe Fiore (Ventura)
- Cafe Amri (Oxnard)
- Cafe India (Camarillo)
- Carli's Bistro (Moorpark)
- California Kettle Corn (Newbury Park)
- Casa Lopez (Oxnard)
- China Star (Agoura Hills)
- Crazy Dr Cafe (Ventura)
- Chester's Asia Restaurant (Camarillo)
- China Star (Agoura Hills)
- Chuy's (Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark)
- Cigale Cafe (Oak Park)
- Cisco's Mexican (Thousand Oaks)
- Crown N Anchor (Thousand Oaks)
- Cupid's Hot Dogs (Simi Valley)
- Don Cuco (Moorpark)
- Draughts Restaurant and Bar (Thousand Oaks)
- Dugout Sports Grill (Moorpark)
- East Coast Pizza Company (Simi Valley)
- El Rey Cantina (Ventura, Camarillo)
- Elena's Kitchen (Oxnard)
- El Chilito (Oxnard)
- El Patio (Simi Valley)
- El Sancho Loco (Newbury Park)
- Exotic Flame (Newbury Park)
- Exotic Thai (Simi Valley)
- Ezdz Cafe (Simi Valley)
- Fins (Westlake Village)
- Fire Island Grill (Simi Valley)
- Firehouse Cafe (Simi Valley)
- Fresh Brothers (Calabasas, Westlake Village)
- Fresh and Fabulous (Oxnard)
- Frost It Cupcakery (Thousand Oaks)
- Fusion Grill (Newbury Park)
- Golden Tiger Chinese Restaurant (Simi Valley)
- Good Morning Cafe (Camarillo)
- Grinder Restaurant (Moorpark)
- Hawaii's Java Kai (Moorpark)
- Harbor Sushi (Ventura)
- Harold's (Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks)
- Herb & Spice Thai Cuisine (Simi Valley)
- Hidden Cafe (Camarillo)
- Holdren's Steaks & Seafood (Newbury Park)
- IHOP (Agoura)
- It's a Grind (Moorpark)
- Java Joe's (Ventura)
- Jessica's Cafe (Camarillo)
- Johnny Rockets (Calabasas)
- Just Coffee (Thousand Oaks)
- Karma Indian Cuisine (Thousand Oaks)
- L&L Hawaiian BBQ (Thousand Oaks)
- Lava Sports Lounge (Thousand Oaks)
- The Landing (Thousand Oaks)
- Lamppost Pizza (Moorpark, Oak Park, Simi Valley)
- La Carreta Salvadorean Cuisine (Thousand Oaks)
- La Dolce Vita (Oxnard)
- La Escondida (Camarillo)
- La Llama Purpuseria & Restaurant (Port Hueneme)
- Larsen's Grill (Simi Valley)
- Lemmo's Grill (Moorpark)
- Letty's Mexican Restaurant (Newbury Park)
- Limon Latin Grill (Simi Valley)
- Little Thai (Camarillo)
- Los Agaves Mexican Grill (Thousand Oaks)
- Mai's Cafe (Ventura)
- Maral Cuisine (Agoura Hills)
- Marie Callenders (Camarillo)
- Mediterranean Pita Grill (Calabasas)
- Meridians (Ventura)
- Me-n-Ed's Pizza (Moorpark, Oxnard, Camarillo)
- Merlin's Kitchen (Thousand Oaks)
- Mermaid Tavern (Thousand Oaks)
- Mexican Express BBQ & Grill (Ventura)
- Menchie's (Calabasas, Westlake Village)
- Mermaid Tavern (Thousand Oaks)
- Michael's Pizza (Calabasas)
- Mission Burrito (Simi Valley)
- Nico's Cafe (Oak Park)
- NK Cigar Lounge (Westlake Village)
- Numero Uno (Agoura)
- Olivios Trattoria (Simi Valley)
- Omega Sushi (Simi Valley)
- Organic Treats (Thousand Oaks)
- Ottavios (Camarillo)
- Pacific Fresh Grill (Thousand Oaks)
- Palapa Mexican & Seafood (Simi Valley)
- Palermo Pizzeria (Simi Valley)
- PC's Bar & Grill (Simi Valley)
- Pizza & More (Moorpark)
- Pizzeria 312 (Simi Valley)
- Pizzeria La Piccola (Thousand Oaks)
- Popeye's Louisiana Chicken (Oxnard)
- Presto Pasta (Newbury Park, Camarillo)
- Ranch Hand BBQ (Newbury Park)
- Rock 'N Roll Cafe (Simi Valley)
- Roma Italian Deli (Newbury Park)
- Round Table Pizza (Simi Valley)
- Rudy's Mexican Restaurant (Camarillo)
- Sagebrush Cantina (Calabasas)
- Saffron Indian Cuisine (Newbury Park)
- Safire Bistro (Camarillo)
- Season Ticket (Simi Valley)
- Secret Garden (Moorpark)
- See Me Healthy (Simi Valley)
- Senor Gomez Courtyard (Simi Valley)
- Sheila's Wine Bar & Cafe (Camarillo)
- Sliders Bar & Grill (Simi Valley)
- Simi Sams (Simi Valley)
- Smokin' Steve's BBQ Joint (Simi Valley)
- Spumoni (Newbury Park)
- Sub Contractor (Oak Park)
- Subway (Simi Valley on Cochran St, Madera, Country Club, E Los Angeles Ave, Tapo Canyon, Tapo St, Stearns St, Town Center Way, Erringer, Ventura Ave in Ojai, Ventura on Main St)
- Subzero Ice Cream & Yogurt (Simi Valley)
- Sugar Beets Restaurant (Oxnard)
- Sunset Room (Agoura)
- Sushi Fresh (Ventura)
- Sushi Su (Agoura Hills)
- Taco Bell (Camarillo - Daily Dr, Flynn Road)
- Taco de Mexico (Ventura)
- Tacone Flavor Grill (Thousand Oaks)
- The Cafe (Moorpark)
- The East Coast Pizza Company (Simi Valley)
- The Grill Restaurant & Bar (Camarillo)
- The Tree House Sports Bar (Simi Valley)
- Thousand Oaks Fish & Chips
- TOI Tapas Bar & Lounge
- Tomas Cafe (Oxnard)
- Tony's NY Pizza (Newbury Park)
- Tony's Pizza (Camarillo, Oak Park)
- Togo's (Simi Valley on Madera and Sycamore)
- Twenty 88 (Wine Bar in Camarillo)
- Twist Frozen Yogurt (Calabasas)
- Ventura Spaghetti Co. (Ventura)
- Verona Trattoria (Camarillo)
- Village Fish Market (Calabasas)
- Vince's Coffee Shop (Santa Paula)
- Viva La Pasta (Moorpark)
- Wicked Way Cafe (Westlake Village)
- Yani's (Moorpark, Fillmore)
- Yanni's Best Charbroiled (Simi Valley)
- Yolanda's Mexican Cafe (Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Ventura)
- Yomama Sushi (Camarillo, Thousand Oaks)
Outback Rewards: Earn points and exchange them for "prizes" but they don't say what those prizes are.
Locations: Oxnard, Thousand Oaks
Warrior Rewards: Use this card and receive unnamed "rewards that will surprise and delight you." Hmm
MyPanera Card: Register your card and receive random items (e.g. bakery items) for free.
Qdoba Rewards Program: Free chips and salsa or regular drink for joining. Earn 100 points per entree. 1000 points earns you a free entree. That equates to a 10% discount!
Fresh Catch Club: Get something free for your birthday each year.
Locations: Thousand Oaks and Oxnard
eClub: Free burger on your birthday! All ages!
Beach Club: Receive free food offers, promotions, etc. via email. First email gets you a free fish taco.
Locations: Newbury Park, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Ventura
Fin-Addict Card: Earn 1 point for every $1 spent. 100 points = $7 good toward future purchases. Effectively a 7% discount.
Locations: Calabasas, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Ventura, Westlake Village, Woodland Hills
Birthday Club: Free dessert on your birthday.
Location: Simi Valley Town Center
Tasteful Membership Rewards: Receive one point for each dollar spent on food and beverages (excluding alcohol). Receive a $25 gift certificate at the restaurant for every time you reach 250 points.
Location: Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard)
Give Me More Stripes program: Earn 1 stripe for every $1 spent. 100 stripes = $8 coupon. Effectively an 8% discount. Free appetizer upon signup and free dessert w/purchase of entree on your birthday month.
Locations: Oxnard, Simi Valley