It's nice finding Kids Eat Free deals around Ventura County but there are also dozens of local rewards programs 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, gift card, 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!!
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, Port Hueneme, Ventura
El Pollo Loco
My Loco Rewards: Free chips and guacamole when you join.
Locations: Newbury Park, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley (2), Oxnard (3), Ventura.
Fresh Fan Club: Sign up and get a free pizza on your birthday!
Locations: Westlake Village, Calabasas
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
Jamba Insider Rewards: Earn points for each purchase by entering your mobile phone number to cash in for $3 discounts. Free birthday smoothie or juice.
Locations: Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura
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 purchases 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
Krispy Kreme Rewards App: Register and get a free Original Glazed doughnut. Earn points towards free doughnuts and drinks and get a free gift on your birthday.
Location: Opening late September at 220 Riverpark Road, Oxnard
Gossip Hound Email List: Sign up and get complementary birthday and anniversary treats (dessert or appetizer)
Location: Thousand Oaks and Oxnard
E-Club: Free slice of pie (excludes season fresh fruit pies and cheesecakes) and $5 off your check on your birthday and anniversary.
Locations: Camarillo, Ventura
My Smileage Club: Earn a Smile point for each dollar spent. Cash in 50 smiles for $5 towards a future purchase. That's a 10% rebate in my book!
E-Club: Free slice of crepe cake or two-pack of muffins or croissants for joining and free slice of crepe cake on your birthday.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Ventura (Pacific View Mall)
MOGL is a rewards program where you sign up your credit card(s) and receive a percentage (usually 10%) cash back when you dine at restaurants in the MOGL program. They pay your rebates directly to your credit card. As of September 2016, some of the local restaurants in the MOGL program include Basil & Mint Vietnamese, Tony's NY Pizza, Safire, Karma Indian, Greco's NY Pizzeria, Jessica's Cafe, Wild Cherry, Marie Callender's Camarillo, Juice It Up T.O., Exotic Thai T.O., Crown and Anchor, Pacific Fresh Grill, Rokabab Grill, Rudy's and Saffron.
Deli Dough Loyalty Program: Earn 1 point for every $1 spent. 75 points = $5 in Deli Dough.
Locations: Camarillo and Newbury Park
MyPanera: Sign up and receive a free "surprise" like a free pastry or sweet. Then receive other surprises as you accumulate points.
Locations: Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley
PapaRewards: Earn 1 point for every $5 you order ONLINE (including tax and delivery). Accumulate points for food items.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo
Pizza Lover's Club: Free pizza on your birthday and much more.
Locations: Ventura (2), Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Moorpark and soon, Camarillo
Free Birthday Pint! Oh yah, a free pint of craft beer on your birthday, with valid ID showing birthdate (and of course assuming you are of legal drinking age.
Location: 5777 Olivas Park Drive, Unit Q, Ventura
Fresh Catch Club: Get something free for your birthday each year.
Red Robin Royalty: Free burger on your birthday and every 10th items free.
Regency Rewards: Earn points on purchases. 10 points for each adult ticket...100 points gets you a free companion ticket.
Locations throughout the area.
E-Club: Receive free appetizer for signing up and free dessert on your birthday
Location: 2500 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
Rita's Italian Ice of Newbury Park
Rita's Birthday Club: Sign up and receive free birthday treat.
Location: 2290 Borchard Road, Newbury Park
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
Sbarro E-Club: Receive free slice of NY style cheese pizza for signing up, plus special promotions.
Location: Pacific View Mall in Ventura
7Rewards Loyalty Program: Download app on your smartphone, scan when you purchase coffee, Slurpees and other fountain drinks, and get 7th drink free. Not a bad deal!
Fin-Addict Card: Earn 1 point for every $1 spent. 100 points = $7 good toward future purchases. Effectively a 7% discount.
Location: The Promenade at Westlake
My Starbucks Rewards: Members receive a free birthday drink or treat. Free refills and other items based on number of Stars collected over designated periods.
Locations: Everywhere (where is there NOT a Starbucks?)
SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt
Sweet Rewards: Sign up and get a free cup of frozen yogurt on your birthday. Visit 10 times and get a free cup.
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
Urbane Cafe App: Download the app, use it to pay for your purchases, and receive $5 credit for every $100 you spend; a 5% discount. I was surprised to also receive a $10 birthday credit.
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura
Veggie Grill Rewards: I was very pleased with this one. After downloading the smartphone app, I used it and immediately received a $4 First Visit Reward and $4 First Visit Bonus, good for $8 towards my meal! Sweet! Then, for every $99 spent using the app you receive a $9 credit towards future meals. Effectively a 9% discount.
Email: Sign up and receive a birthday surprise (don't know what this surprise is yet but I shall find out).
Location: Westlake Village
Wiener Rewards App: Get a free combo meal for every 40 points earned
Locations: Simi Valley, Oxnard, Ventura
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Vibe Club Rewards: Get a free drink for signing up. Earn points and get free sandwiches.
Location: The Shoppes at Westlake
Email Club: Free large, fresh-cut seasoned fries on your birthday
Locations: Oxnard, Camarillo
Real Rewards Program: Earn points for each ounce purchased and exchange points for free yogurt and birthday treats.
Locations: Simi Valley, Westlake Village, Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo
Email Club: Free roast beef classic with purchase of drink after signing up
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Ventura
My Pretzel Perks: Free pretzel after signing up. Accumulate 300 point for a free pretzel (basically 10 visits spending an average of $10 per visit will get you there).
Locations: Pacific View Mall Ventura
Club Baja: Free taco for signing up and free burrito on your birthday
Locations: Thousand Oaks, Camarillo (2), Simi Valley (2), Westlake Village, Calabasas, Oxnard
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.
BJ's Premier Rewards: Earn 1 point for each $1 spent and redeem for discounts. For example, cash in 350 point for $25 off your meal, effectively about a 7% rebate.
Locations: Westlake Village, Oxnard
BUY 10 (OR 12, or what have you) AND GET 1 FREE PROGRAMS
Quite a number of eateries have rewards cards where you get something for free after purchasing a certain number of items. These are generally not advertised, so we will add to this list as we hear of new programs:
- Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newbury Park: Buy 12 loaves and get 13th one free
- Dippin Dots Ventura: Buy 10 cups, get one free
- "Yozen Rewards" program at Yozen Frogurt in Westlake Village gives you 1 point for every dollar spent; exchange 30 points for 8 oz of yogurt.
- The 7Rewards app at 7Eleven offers up a free drink for every six scanned purchases as well as other free periodic goodies.
E-Club: Free dessert for joining, then another dessert on your birthday.
E-Mail Club: Sign up and receive 60 points; enough for a free menu item. Earn points when dining there and exchange for more items. Free birthday dessert.
Locations: Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Oxnard
Blizzard Fan Club: Sign up at get a Buy One, Get One free Blizzard® Treat and a special coupon on your birthday.
Locations: Camarillo Premium Outlets, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Pacific View Mall Ventura, Simi Valley
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, 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