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I shared this great reward the very first year of writing Mommy Snacks. I wanted to share again for newer visitors. Plus, I received my Birthday Gift via email today!

Almost every visit to TGI Friday’s, an order of fried green beans hit our table. Oh my drool – they are so good! When you join the Give Me More Stripes, you will get a coupon for a Free appetizer. So, order the fried green beans and think of me (or not… :).

Here are a few additional details on the T.G.I. Friday’s Give Me More Stripes customer recognition program:


You can sign up quickly online. It’s FREE, so why not??!! You can also sign up at at a Friday’s location. Since we live in the land of Text USA, text the word JOIN to the number MYTGIF and you’re in. Regardless of how you join, you will receive your membership card via US mail.

Just for signing up, you will receive a coupon {via email} for a Free Appetizer and a Jump the Line pass to move ahead of the crowd. I have never used this myself, but I guess you just flash your card and all those other people who have been waiting will cut you some slack because you’ve got Stripes :)

Benefits + Rewards

You eat more, you earn more! Each (1) Dollar spent equates to (1) Stripe. Each time you spend $100 on food (or 100 Stripes), you will earn and receive an $8 coupon to the email address that is listed on your account.

When you pay your check, give the server your Stripes card. The purchase will be reflected on your membership. If for some reason you forgot your card, the server can add your purchase to card with the phone number listed on your account. If you forgot your phone number (which I have before, not at Friday’s, but I have), just save your receipt. When you get to a computer, login to your account and answer a few questions with information found on your receipt to receive a credit for that purchase.

Birthday Freebie

Celebrate your big day with a Free Dessert! The coupon is valid with the purchase of an entree is good for the entire month of your birthday.

I appreciate the coupon being valid all month. When you sign up for these different Birthday Rewards Programs, you will get bombarded the month of your birthday. On one hand, this makes you feel special since not everyone has the same reaction to the numbers increasing on the cake :) In all seriousness, a lot of times you lose out on these coupons and offers because of the short expiration dates. This allows you a nice window to get your Freebie!

Additional Details

You can also check out the Give Me More Stripes FAQ’s for additional questions about the program.

You can also follow TGI Friday’s on Facebook for promotions and company information.

Are you a Give Me More Stripes member? What do you think of the program?
If not (yet), then just tell me what your favorite menu item is at Friday’s?

Read about more Birthday Freebies, Clubs and Rewards in “30 Days to Celebrate”!

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.


  1. Kelley on May 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    My kids LOVE TGI Fridays. They think it is really funny to go on Friday nights. Thanks for sharing this info!

  2. Kristie on May 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Hey there!

    I was just popping over to sa Happy Mother’s Day to you.

    Hoping your day is filled with blessings.


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    please give me a temporary password so i can change it back to my original that i want to use.
    thank you

  4. Ronald W. Barley on August 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I want to change my email from [email protected] to [email protected] .com
    Please advise.

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