My Favorite Rewards Programs

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Stores and restaurants appreciate loyalty and many have great rewards programs that will pay you for it. 

Dunkin' Donuts are popping even more up all over town and they have a great DD Perks program. Head to dealsinaz.com to get signed up, when you load your app with at least $2 you'll get a totally free medium beverage and access to all kinds of fun perks. Every time the Cardinals win you'll get a free medium hot or iced coffee the next day. You'll also get a free medium beverage on your birthday and every time you hit 200 points. Each dollar you spend is worth 5 points. If you use wi-fi like I do, I've been very happy with their wi-fi service. 

Starbucks has one of the best rewards program around. Register your card and get a free beverage of your choice. You'll earn a star for every purchase you make, it doesn't matter how many items you buy per purchase. If you're buying four drinks for the office, you'll want to check out four separate times. Everyone will get a free beverage on their birthday. Once you hit five stars, you'll get to green level and get free coffee or tea refills in store. Once you hit 30 stars in twelve months, you'll get a gold card mailed to you and you'll earn a free food or beverage item for every 12 stars. I blog at Starbucks a lot and have heard quite a few free salads and sandwiches. If you're there every day, you might as well be rewarded for it.

Kohl's is already one of my favorite stores to shop online, and now they have a new rewards program to save even more. Join Yes2U rewards and get a $5 reward for every 100 points you earn, you can pay anyway you like. You'll also get a birthday gift and other fun offers. This is on top of any credit card offers they give you. 

Shell Fuel Rewards is a free program that can save you more off your gas. You'll save money on every gallon of gas at participating Shell stations in addition to your fuel points. What's great is that you can look up a station near you and find out how much they're charging for gas. 

If you have a baby, Pampers and Huggies both have great rewards programs that will earn you free toys and other rewards. If you eat a lot of cereal, Kellogg's has a fun rewards program that can earn you great prizes, Walgreens and CVS both have great rewards programs. If there's somewhere you shop a lot, it's definitely worth looking into if there's a rewards program!