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!!
Cafe Fun EClub: Receive four-pack of Mimi's Famous Classic Muffins for signing up.
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.
There are so many local restaurants on the MOGL cash back program that instead of listing them all here like we previously did (which is hard to maintain), we recommend going to MOGL.com and checking them out.
e-Club: Receive a free appetizer for signing up and free dessert on your birthday.
Fresh Catch Club: Get something free for your birthday each year.
Locations: Thousand Oaks and Oxnard
eClub: Free burger on your birthday! All ages!
Regency Rewards: Earn points on purchases. 10 points for each adult ticket...100 points gets you a free companion ticket.
Locations throughout the area.
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
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
Club Fondue: Receive box of 6 Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with purchase of $60 or more.
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
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!
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 pasta 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; 100 points = $5 off any purchase. Plus another $5 credit on your birthday.
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley
Raving Fan EClub: Get 2 free grilled 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: $5 off coupon for signing up.
Locations: Oxnard, Simi Valley
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
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.
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.
Locations: Camarillo, Calabasas
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: Free slice of pie and $5 off your check on your birthday and anniversary.
Locations: Camarillo, Ventura
Previous rewards programs and birthday clubs:
Sliders Bar and Grill was located at the Simi Valley Town Center and used to be on this list until it closed its doors in June 2013.
Qdoba Used to be on the list but closed many of its Southern California locations on Friday, June 28, 2013, including local locations in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Simi Valley.
Outback Steakhouse ended its Outback Rewards program on August 19, 2013.