I received an email a week or so ago from the Gold Points program currently utilized by T.G.I Fridays. In essence, Gold Points announced that the program is converting to a redemption-only program on April 1, 2008. T.G.I. Fridays will continue to redeem awards through April 30, 2008, but after that they are transitioning over to an entirely new awards program.
When my husband and I were in college we went to Fridays a lot on date nights. We don’t have a whole lot of restaurants in our area so we chose Fridays because the food is relatively tasty and inexpensive. I signed up for the Gold Points award program eons ago and I have been racking up points there ever since. When I first graduated from college my office was located across the street from a Fridays and I racked up even more points when my co-workers and I went out to lunch.
The other night my husband and I enjoyed appetizers, two entrees, and an alcoholic drink for roughly $40 after tax and tip. We cashed in 11,000 gold points for a $30 Friday’s Gift Certificate, leaving us with a tiny $10 bill.
The Gold Points program will allow online point redemptions after April 30th, but T.G.I Fridays will stop redeeming points after that date. The awards at Fridays are a much better deal than the other Gold Points awards. For example, you can earn a $15 gift certificate for Fridays with only 5,750 points, but it’ll cost 9,175 Gold Points for a $10 Amazon.com gift card.
If you’ve racked up Gold Points you might want to consider heading over to T.G.I. Fridays prior to April 30th. To learn more about the program changes click here.