The 42 Best Customer Rewards Programs in 2022

From movie theaters and bookstores to a variety of restaurants, there's a customer reward program for practically any type of business.
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Customer loyalty programs are a popular incentive that many businesses use to reward shoppers who are, well, loyal. But with so many stores offering these programs, how can you know which ones are worth your time? Check out our guide below for some of the most popular customer rewards shoppers should be using.

Read the Fine Print First With Rewards Programs

A lot of stores offer amazing customer rewards and birthday freebies. But even the best rewards program is only as valuable as you make it, and not all store rewards programs are worth your time or cash. That being said, programs that are for a store you frequent — whether that's every day, week, or month — can be well worth looking into.

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Still, we recommend reading the fine print before you sign up. True, that's easier said than done when you have a cashier pushing you to add yet another card to your keychain, but it's worth learning what the customer rewards program is about before you join.

Make sure the customer rewards are actually attainable, too. If a store has super-cheap merchandise but is stingy with their point payouts, you could end up spending more than you normally would just to reach that next rewards threshold or membership tier. And when you've earned your customer rewards, use them (wisely).

The 42 Best Customer Rewards Programs

Without further ado, here are the 42 best customer rewards programs you should consider trying. We cover the cost, rewards, perks, and other details, using a check mark to indicate something is included in a program or tier, and an "X" to mean it isn't. Check back often, as we'll update this page when we come across new programs that are worthy of your time.

AMC Stubs Insider Premiere A-List
Cost Free $15/year From $19.95/month
Points/dollar 20 100 100
5,000 points = $5 reward
Up to 3 movies every week included
Free size upgrades on concessions
Priority lanes
Waived online ticketing fees For 4+ tickets Every time Every time
Discount Tuesdays
Free large popcorn refill
Birthday gift Large popcorn Large popcorn and fountain drink Large popcorn and fountain drink
Free member WiFi
Exclusive offers, screenings, etc.
B&N Membership
Cost $25/year
Sign-up reward 20% off first purchase
Hardcover discount 40% off in-store
General discount 10% off in-store
Shipping Free
Member-exclusive offers
Birthday offer
Nook discount 10% off
BJ's Premier Rewards Plus
Cost Free
Sign-up reward Free Pizookie
Points/dollar 1
100 points = $10 reward
Birthday gift Free Pizookie
Other perks Exclusive deals and offers
Millionaire's Club
Cost $25/year
Sign-up reward $100+ in bonus coupons
Bestseller discount Up to 40% off
In-store discount Extra 10% off purchases
Shipping Free
Sweet Rewards
Cost Free
Sign-up reward $3 credit
Points/dollar 1
50 points = $5 reward
Other perks Exclusive offers

It's important to note that while the program is free to join, you'll have to spend enough to accrue the required points to advance to the next tier.

Chick-fil-A One Member Silver Member Red Member Signature Member
Points/dollar 10 11 12 13
Redeem points for rewards
Rewards from local stores
Birthday reward
Bonus points challenges
Insider content
Gift rewards to others
Exclusive offers
Unique experiences
Input and voting opportunities
Movie Rewards Movie Fan Movie Club Movie Club Platinum
Cost Free Up to $9.99/month Visit 25x or buy 60 tickets/year
Points/dollar 1 1 1
Redeem points for tickets and rewards
Access to screenings and advance tickets
Exclusive member offers
Extra Discount Tuesday savings
1 ticket/month 2 free credits
20% off concessions 25% off concessions
Waived online fees
Unused ticket credits roll over
Member pricing for additional tickets
My Cold Stone Club Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar 1
Sign-up reward BOGO free Creation
25 bonus points
50 points = $5 reward
Birthday reward BOGO free Creation
Exclusive offers
Sneak peeks for products and promotions
Opportunities to receive prizes

Corner Bakery Rewards has two ways to join and four different tiers. Sign up by downloading the Android or iOS app, or online here. In every case, you'll earn 5 points for every dollar spent.

Corner Bakery Rewards Green Tier Silver Tier Gold Tier Platinum Tier
Point range Up to 379 380-1,249 1,250-2,499 2,500+
Points/dollar 5 5 5 5
Exclusive email offers
Sign-up reward of $5 off next purchase
Free Bakery Sweet on birthday
$500 in catering = $25 off next purchase or $10 Amazon gift code
$5 for reaching next tier
Any beverage for 99 cents (weekly)
$5 off $15 purchase (4x/year)
Free Choose Two for anniversary
BOGO free entree (4x/year)
ExtraCare
Cost Free
ExtraBucks Rewards earnings 2% every time you shop
Birthday reward $3 in ExtraBucks
Eligible for weekly ad deals
Personalized offers via email and text
Dick's Sporting Goods ScoreCard Gold ScoreRewards
Cost Free Spend $500+/year or have a ScoreRewards credit card Credit card (free to apply)
Points/dollar 1 1 2
Insider access to offers, deals, and products
Faster online checkout
Exclusive member-only offers
Pick your 3x points day
Exclusive cardholder-only deals
Everyday special financing (in-store only)
Dot Crazy! Email Club
Cost Free
Birthday reward Free Dippin' Dots
Special offers and coupons
Latest promotions

Download the Android or iOS app to join. The sign-up reward varies based on when you join the program; at the time of this writing, new users could get a free medium cold brew. Additionally, you can buy five beverages and save 10 cents per gallon of gas at participating Shell stations through the end of 2022. Find out more here.

DD Perks
Cost Free
Points/dollar 5
200 points = free beverage
Exclusive bonus point offers
Sign-up reward Varies
Pay any way
Check out faster
Order on-the-go via app
PowerUp Rewards Pro
Cost From $14.99/year
Sign-up reward $10
Monthly reward $5
Points/dollar 20
Exclusive early access
Game Informer subscription

Note that the basic tier is free. If you have a JCPenney credit card, however, you'll be eligible for even more rewards.

JCPenney Rewards Rewards Members Credit Cardmember Gold Cardmember Platinum Cardmember
Points/dollar 0.5 1 1 1
200 points = $10 reward
Birthday gift
Extra earning opportunities
150+ special savings days for credit cardmembers
Special financing
Passbook of coupons
Bonus points days
Exclusive sale days with 30% off
MyMike's
Cost Free
Points/Kid's Meal purchase 3
Points/Mini sub or breakfast sandwich purchase 4
Points/Regular, wrap, or sub-in-tub 6
Points/Giant purchase 12
Redeem Shore Points for free subs
Birthday reward Free sub
Exclusive offers
Kohl's Rewards
Cost Free
Rewards/purchase 5%
Special birthday gift
Exclusive savings
Personalized perks

Join the customer loyalty program by signing up online, or by downloading the Android or iOS app.

Krispy Kreme Rewards
Cost Free
Sign-up reward Free doughnut
Credit/Rewards Track item purchase 1
Birthday reward
Exclusive offers, freebies, and other rewards

Join the program by downloading the Android or iOS app.

Slab Happy Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar 1
Sign-up reward (delivered after first purchase) $5 reward
50 points = $5 reward
Rewards on special holidays
Birthday reward
Anniversary reward
Rewards for referring friends

The basic tier is free to join, and you'll earn 10% back in Moosejaw Rewards Dollars when your order ships. Shopping discounted items? You'll still earn 2.5% back. However, once you spend a certain amount in a calendar year, you'll be upgraded to the High Altitude Rewards Program.

High Altitude Rewards Program Aconcagua Denali K2 Everest
Spend $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000
Private promotion access (25% off 1 item) Once/year Once/year Twice/year Twice/year
20% off full-priced Moosejaw-brand items
Early access to key promotions
Receive annual High Altitude gift
Extra 10% off clearance items
Free return shipping on all orders
The Nordy Club Member Influencer Ambassador
Cost Free Spend $500/year Spend $5,000/year
Nordstrom Notes 1,000 points = $10 Note 1,000 points = $10 Note 2,000 points = $20 Note
Free basic alterations
First to shop Clear the Rack
First to shop select brands
Lifestyle workshops
Personal double points days 3 4
Priority access to style events
In-home stylist
Invite-only events
Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards Basic VIP
Cost Free Spend $500/year
2% rewards on supplies, furniture, tech, and more
Members-only savings
$2 rewards for recycling ink and toner cartridges
$2 rewards for reviews
5% rewards on ink, toner, paper, and print services
Free 2-day delivery (no minimum purchase required)
Exclusive perks
Steaklover Rewards Basic Premium
Cost Free Spend $300+/year
Points/dollar on first purchase 2 2
Points/dollar on regular purchases 1 1
Points/dollar on Private Reserve purchases 2 2
Points/video watch 5 5
Points/friend referral 400 400
Points for linking social accounts 10 10
Points for downloading app and logging in 100 100
Points/social product share 10 10
Extra points on every purchase
Premium offers and rewards
Birthday exclusive offers

You can also opt to join Steaklover Rewards Gold for more perks.

Steaklover Rewards Gold
Cost $39.99/year
Points/$79.99 shipment 2x
Shipping on $79.99 shipment Free
Perks on $79.99 shipment Free Delicious Product
MyPDQ Points
Cost Free
Points/dollar 10
Sign-up reward 3 free tenders
Birthday reward Free meal
Refer friends Free food
Exclusive offers and discounts
Order ahead to skip the line
Unlock free menu item rewards as you accrue points
Hut Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar 2
Exclusive offers and discounts
Birthday reward
Faster checkout
Pizza Inn Rewards
Cost Free
Earn rewards Every 9th visit
Sign-up reward Free medium chocolate chip Pizzert
Birthday reward Free dessert
Online ordering
Exclusive offers
Potbelly Perks
Cost Free
Points/dollar 10
Sign-up reward (after first purchase) Free Original sandwich
Earn points faster on 2x and 3x days
Birthday reward Free cookie
Exclusive deals
REI Co-op
Cost $30/lifetime membership
Free standard shipping (no minimum purchase required)
Discount on shop services 20%
Co-op member reward 10% back/year
Buy and trade-in used gear
Discount on rentals Up to 33% off
Special pricing on experiences
Member events
Rita's Ice App Perks
Cost Free
Birthday reward
Free reward Every 8th visit
Rite Aid Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar on qualifying purchases 10
Points/qualifying prescription pickup 250-750
Points/eligible immunization in-store 250
1,000 points reward $2 BonusCash
2,000 points reward $4 BonusCash
3,000 points reward $6 BonusCash
Sally Beauty Rewards Preferred Elite
Cost Free Spend $200+/year
Points/dollar 10 12.5
500 points = $5 reward
Members-only savings
Free shipping on all orders
Birthday gift
Beauty Insider Insider VIB Rouge
Cost Free Spend $350/year Spend $1,000/year
Points/dollar 1 1 1
500 points = $10 off
Point multiplier events 2x points 3x points 4x points
Seasonal savings events 10% off 15% off 20% off
Points for discount events
End of year discount
Free standard shipping minimum $50 $35 No minimum
Free birthday gift
Points for sample rewards
Free samples with purchase
Access to app exclusives
Exclusive events
Meet and greets, trips, and more
Points for services
Exclusive gifts
First access to product
2,500 points = $100 off
Starbucks Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar pay as you go 1
Points/dollar add funds in the app 2
Points/dollar with Starbucks Rewards Visa Card 3
Birthday treat
Coffee and tea refills
Bonus Star challenges
Double Star Days
SweetRewards
Cost Free
Birthday reward Free froyo
Earn sweetBenefits on every purchase
Members-only offers
Free 12 oz. cup Every 10 visits
Target Circle
Cost Free
Earnings on regular purchases 1%
Savings with RedCard 5% off
Access to deals and tailored offers
Birthday reward 5% off
Vote for nonprofit donations
TCBY Insiders Basic Silver Spoon Gold Spoon Platinum Spoon
Cost Free Acquire enough points Acquire enough points Acquire enough points
Spend $30, get $3 reward
Referral reward $3 $3 $3 $3
Free birthday treat
$3 reward
$5 reward
Exclusive rewards
Special offers
Invitations
Fridays Rewards
Cost Free
Points/dollar 1
Sign-up reward Free appetizer
Birthday reward Free dessert
Referral reward 10 points
Member-only offers
Ultamate Rewards Member Platinum Diamond
Cost Free Spend $500/year Spend $1,200/year
Points/dollar 1 1.25 1.5
Bonus points and savings
Redeem points for discounts
Points never expire
Earn 2x points in birthday month
Free birthday gift
$10 coupon in birthday month
Exclusive deals, gifts, and early access
Diamond gift
$25 services reward
Free shipping on $25+
Village Inn eClub
Cost Free
Sign-up reward Special coupon offer
Birthday reward
First to know about deals, coupons, events, and more
myWalgreens
Cost Free
Walgreens Cash/dollar storewide 1%
Walgreens Cash/dollar on Walgreens-branded products 5%
Tailored deals
Real-time local environmental and health forecasts
Drive-thru, curbside, and in-store pickup
Delivery in 1 hour
Donate rewards

The rewards program at Williams-Sonoma also applies to the other stores under the same brand, including Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, and Mark & Graham.

The Key Rewards Member
Rewards when shopping brands 2%
Member-only offers
Early access to sales and products
New collection first look
Free design services
Real Rewards Signature Premium Ultimate
Cost Free Acquire 200 points Acquire 600 points
Points/dollar 2 2 2
Sign-up reward 50 bonus points
100 points = $5 reward
Birthday reward Up to $5 off Up to $6 off Up to $7 off
Half-birthday reward
Quarterly bonus points
2x points every 2nd of the month

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