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If you like points and discounts and are looking for somewhere to eat this weekend, consider Macaroni Grill. Sure it’s not the fanciest place in the world, but we have found it to actually be a very family friendly restaurant..mostly because you are encouraged to color on the tables! Anyway, if you like Macaroni Grill, then here is a way to triple dip with points and discounts while eating there by September 30th (tomorrow).
1. Sync an Amex card with Twitter and tweet #AmexMacGrill15 – you will then get a response confirming your registration. This allows you to receive a $15 statement credit when you spend $50 on your synched Amex at a Macaroni Grill restaurant by 9/30. While you are in Twitter world, feel free to follow me @Mommy_Points!
2. Register the Amex you plan to use with the Dining Reward network. I did some searches around the country and found that many places have Macaroni Grills that participate in the Dining Rewards network, however I can’t guarantee that all of the Macaroni Grill’s participate, so be sure to search on the Dining Rewards network site of your choice before counting on getting the bonus points. If you are new to the dining rewards program you will earn 3 miles per dollar. If you are already a VIP member you will earn 5 miles per dollar. Sometimes there are even new member bonuses, so your points pay-day may even be larger than that. I use the United Dining Rewards program, but there are many more out there if you prefer a different type of miles or points.
3. You also earn points/make progress toward a minimum spending requirement for your purchase on your Amex. Hence the triple dip.
If you have any Macaroni Grill coupons, you could also use those as all of the above discounts/points don’t require any coupons or other paperwork at the restaurant. We did this a few weeks ago and earned 5x United miles via the Dining Network, made progress on hitting the spending limit with our newest Amex, and saved $15 on our $50 purchase without having to use any coupons (the tip can count toward the $50 assuming it is all processed together). Our daughter was also able to color on the table without getting in trouble. I guess that makes it a quadruple win!