Joining is easy! Simply request a quote — or call (866) 518-3463 — and a Rewards Network representative will walk you through the process and our available programs. They will work with you to choose a plan that fits your present needs and future goals perfectly.
What do I need to do to get set up?
There are no new credit card or point-of-sale processes involved in joining Rewards Network. All of our internal systems are designed to be completely turnkey for our restaurant partners.
Do I need a new credit card processing system?
Rewards Network works with many credit card processing services — nearly every one in the United States. As long as your restaurant, bar, or club accepts credit cards, Rewards Network will be able to read your daily receipts and determine the rewards to administer to our members.
What are my options for capital funding?
Rewards Network currently offers two Restaurant Financing programs:
Premier Restaurant Funding, where the amount of the cash advance is based on the total credit card sales at your location, allowing you to receive more cash up front.
Dining Credits, where the amount of the cash advance is based on the future credit card sales of our extensive member base at your location.
More details on how these programs work can be found on our Merchant Cash Advance page.
How much cash can my business get?
As much as your business supports and qualifies you for! Contact one of our representatives today to walk through our easy qualification process.
What’s included in Marketing Services?
Whether you choose a restaurant financing option or not, every business that joins Rewards Network receives all the benefits of our innovative restaurant marketing strategies, including:
Targeted emails to our member base of millions
Facebook integration of your online reviews
Placement on all of our dining rewards program websites, optimized for Google search
Online advertising, including email and search banners
Mobile access to your restaurant information for the consumer on the go.
For more detail, visit our Marketing plan page.
Do I have to discount my food or beverage for Rewards Network members?
Not at all. All your customers, whether Rewards Network members or not, will continue to pay the same prices as before.
How will I know it’s working?
Rewards Network provides our clients with several tools to track the success of our program, including the quality and quantity of our member’s dining choices. Our comment management system allows you to instantly respond to our member feedback directly, and publish that feedback to your Facebook page. And because your staff will never know which diners are Rewards Network members, you get all the benefits of a mystery shopper program without the additional cost. Clients also receive quarterly reports, monthly summaries, and weekly statements to reflect traffic driven by Rewards Network. These comprehensive analyses provide data that can be used to strategize your overall marketing and improvements.
How involved do I need to be?
All Rewards Network financing and marketing programs are designed to feel completely seamless to the restaurant owner or manager. You will receive emails from us, prompting you to reply to member reviews. Otherwise, your account manager takes care of your updates and regular maintenance.
About Our Diners
Who are Rewards Network members?
Rewards Network diners are members of the nation’s largest consumer rewards programs — frequent travelers, shoppers, and charitable donors who want to get the most out of their money and time. Consumers who sign up for rewards programs dine out more, spend more when they do, and show their appreciation for a great meal by returning again and again. In fact, on average, Rewards Network members spend 25 percent more on average per check than non-members at program restaurants.
What rewards can diners earn?
Rewards Network members have their choice of a variety of rewards, ranging from airline miles and hotel points, to American Express® Rewards Cards and contributions to their favorite charity. For every dollar a member spends, he or she earns a set amount of rewards, based on their activity or status in the particular rewards program. Members also have the choice to switch from one program to another within Rewards Network at any time.
How do Rewards Network members know to visit my business?
Rewards Network members have access to descriptions, photos, and menus for over 10,000 program restaurants, bars, and clubs through our searchable partner websites. Rewards Network also delivers millions of emails every week to consumers, targeting impressions for your restaurant based on location and previous dining activity.
How will I know which customers are from Rewards Network?
At the time of their visit, you won’t. There are no membership cards or special coupons. All a Rewards Network member needs to do is use the credit or debit card associated with their account when they dine at your establishment. It’s like having a mystery shopper, without the additional cost associated with that type of program.
How can I read and reply to online reviews?
Upon joining Rewards Network, our restaurants have access to our comment management system, through which you can respond to online reviews posted to our program websites immediately. We encourage our partner restaurants to engage with our members through the system. It’s one sure way to show your loyalty to your diners and receive it in return.
About Our Partner Brands
What’s in it for Rewards Network’s partner brands?
By partnering with Rewards Network, national brands like United Airlines, Hilton Hotels & Resorts®, American Airlines, and Orbitz.com can provide additional benefits to their loyal customers, all while driving more business through your doors. Their brand is expanded, our restaurants see growth in their top line, and Rewards Network members can earn more rewards than ever.
Do I get to choose which rewards my business offers?
No. Our members get to choose the rewards they earn for dining out or ordering in. It’s one of the many reasons Rewards Network is the choice for over 17 million members nationwide!
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