• The Best Reward and Loyalty Programs in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    If you buy your large non-fat, extra foam latte every morning from the same barista who spells your name with an N instead of an M, stop into the drugstore every night on your way home from the gym for something you forgot the day before or can’t live without that perfect matte pink lipstick you can only find at your go-to beauty supply store, then loyalty and rewards programs are for you. Many don’t just reward you on your birthday, but daily to earn loads of discounts and freebies that can save you money all year long. Read on to discover the best reward and loyalty programs in Hoboken + Jersey City.

    Reward Program Tips 

    Remember those traditional punch cards, most retailer’s programs are now joined through your phone number, email address, credit card, or via an app. But if you happen to receive an actual card after you join the loyalty programs, a tip is to download an app called CardStar that will keep your rewards, loyalty, and membership numbers on your phone all in one place and not falling out of your wallet.

    If you don’t know about LevelUp, be sure to download this app for rewards at lots of local faves. Enter your credit card info and voila, you don’t need to have cash on you at these restaurants and coffee shops where you earn reward points, credit, and free goodies for eating. From local spots like Gregory’s Coffee, 16 Handles and Potbelly to Juice Press and Pita Pit, the available rewards are all there in one easy place.

    The Rewards 

    Now that you understand how the rewards systems work, we’ve rounded up where and how to join the best reward and loyalty programs to earn free stuff in Hoboken + Jersey City. You could be drinking a free iced coffee sooner than you think.

    Food + Beverage 

    Acai Ya Later {203 Washington Street, Hoboken +126 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

    Pick up one of their loyalty cards, and get a punch on each visit. Buy 10 bowls and get one free.

    ACME Markets {614 Clinton Street, Hoboken + multiple locations in Jersey City}

    Get extra savings on your favorite products with just for U®. Clip your digital coupons and keep personalized deals all in one place. Find your club specials and save on the things you already buy that are currently on sale. Create your shopping list, then print or email it for an easy reminder. Sign up today and start saving.

    Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Sign up at the register for their loyalty program powered by Square. For every purchase above $10 spent you get one point.  Once you accrue 10 points you can get $10 credit on any purchase. Salad and huckleberry doughnut lovers rejoice.

    Au Bon Pain {101 Hudson Street, Jersey City}

    Join their e-club to receive special offers, promotions and event information. Get a free travel mug when you join and enjoy discounted freshly brewed coffee daily. 

    Bang Cookies {1183 Summit Avenue, Jersey City}

    Bang’Bassadors are die-hard fans of Bang Cookies. Earn points from purchases and advance to different tiers to gain even more points. Invite friends and they get 20% off their first order and you get 500 points once they make their first purchase.

    Bean Vault {1 Newark Street, Hoboken}

    Grab their card from the register, and get a stamp for each drink purchase. Ten stamps equal one free drink.

    Black Rail Coffee {800 Jackson Street, Hoboken}

    After your 10th purchase, you can redeem any drink of any size. If you decide not to redeem, you can wait for your 20th purchase and receive any sandwich of your choice. 

    See More: The Best Birthday Freebies in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Bluestone Lane {409 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Pay with your phone and earn rewards along the way. The more you spend, the more rewards and perks you unlock. Earn rewards for your birthday, insights about VIP events, and new store launches. Invite your friends to download the app and you all will receive free rewards.

    Bwe Kafe {1002 Washington Street, Hoboken + 140 River Drive South, Jersey City}

    Grab their loyalty card at the register and every purchase gets a stamp. Every 10 stamps, you a free drink. Be sure to get their lavender cold brew with a lavender lemon loaf.

    Chipotle {229 Washington Street, Hoboken, Newport Centre, Jersey City}

    Unwrap some free guacamole. Order on their app, online or scan your code at the register and you will get 10 points for $1 spent. Get rewarded faster with bonuses. Every time you hit 1250 points, you’ll get one free entree.

    Choc o Pain {1500 Hudson Street, 157 First Street, Hoboken, 530 Jersey Avenue,  + 330-332 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

    Delicieux. Earn one star for each visit, $5 minimum purchase.  A free drink of your choice after 10 stars. If you pay by cash, just remember to give your phone number to the cashier. 

    Del Frisco’s Grille {221 River Street, Hoboken}

    Del Frisco’s Rare Rewards thanks their most loyal guests with exclusive rewards and perks you can use at any Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Grille, or Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Sign up online or at the restaurant for a one-time fee of $25 and receive a $25 reward for registering, one point for every $1 Spent. Get to 350 points and earn another $25 reward, reach their Silver, Gold or Platinum card levels to reap even more rewards.

    Dunkin’ Donuts {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    DDPerks is Dunkin’s way of showing appreciation for your loyalty. Free to join and use, create an account online at ddperks.com, enroll a DD card {your DD card must be activated with value loaded on the card to participate} and start to earn your 200 points towards a free beverage, as well as special offers. Don’t forget to save your receipt when you make a purchase. Take their survey and receive a free classic donut with the purchase of a medium or larger beverage on your next visit. Remember DD perks rewards expire 30 days from their issue date.

    Edible Arrangements {84 Washington Street, Hoboken, 261 Grand Street, Jersey City, + 747 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

    Join Edible Rewards and earn a welcome gift, free 12-count chocolate dipped fruit box with every 3rd purchase, free birthday gift, VIP gift reminder, and surprise + delight offers. 

    Empire Coffee + Tea {338 Bloomfield, Hoboken} 

    Pick up one of their punch cards next time you stop in for their vast selection of gourmet coffee and teas. Buy 10 coffee or tea drinks and get one free. 

    GFG Bakery Café {221 River Street, Hoboken}

    Each time you make a purchase at GFG bakery, whether you pay by cash or credit card, they will give you back 5% of the total amount spent, in points, for you to redeem at your next visit{s}. Register online, activate your card and enjoy advantages and money saving opportunities made exclusively for GFG reward members.

    Giannone Wine + Liquor Co. {305 River Street, Hoboken}

    Pick up their in-store club card to take advantage of discounts and member special prices on wine for your next party.

    Grind Coffee {360 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City}

    Buy nine prepared drinks and the 10th is on them. Pick up your stamp card today.

    Hudson Coffee {1100 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken}

    Give your phone number and email to the cashier on your first order and start racking up points for free coffee. You might even be surprised with an extra caffeinated Thirsty Thursday for 25% off beverages and other special offers.

    Insomnia cookies {56 Newark Street, Hoboken}

    Earn some dough and free cookies with the cookie dough loyalty program. For every $1 you spend on your order of cookies, cookie cakes, ice cream, brownies, or beverages from Insomnia Cookies, you’ll get 1 point in your loyalty account. For every 100 points you earn, you get $10 to spend at Insomnia Cookies. For orders over $20, you’ll receive 1.25 points for every dollar spent, instead of the normal one point. Extra points are only available on orders placed online or the Insomnia Cookies mobile app.

    Jefferson’s Coffee {1001 Madison Street, Hoboken +  534 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Either pick up a punch card in store for your 10th drink free or sign up for their digital rewards program {good until the end of September} and when you get to 10 points you get a storewide 25% discount.

    Johnny Rockets {134 Washington Street, Hoboken + Newport Centre, Jersey City}

    Join the Rocket e-Club. Free burger with purchase when you sign up. Be the first to know about local deals, limited time offers, and social happenings.

    Kings Food Markets {325 River Street, Hoboken + Shipyard Lane, Hoboken}

    Grab your Kings myKings Extra Savings card and take advantage of member weekly specials and discounts. If you forget your card, enter your phone number at checkout and the savings will be deducted.

    Krispy Kreme {95 Columbus Avenue, Jersey City}

    Sign up online or download the app and every doughnut and coffee purchase gets you closer to earning your favorite Krispy Kreme treats. Rewards members receive exclusive offers and are the first to know about new developments. You get a free doughnut just for signing up.

    Kung Fu Tea {536 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Download their mobile app and get a free drink on your 3rd visit {an up to $5 value}. Earn free drinks and more with each purchase. Every $1 spent = two bubbles. Every 168 bubbles earned gets you a free drink. New users $1 earn a drink credit towards their next purchase just for connecting a valid social media account on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

    Modcup Coffee {25 Senate Place, Jersey City,  470 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, +The PATH at Exchange Place, Jersey City}

    With Square loyalty rewards, you can receive star points based on certain drinks and retail merchandise. Once you hit 50 starts you can make it to level one reward, level two follows at 100 stars and level three is 150 starts. Each level has special perks to perk you up.

    Panera {310 Washington Street, Hoboken + Newport Centre, Jersey City}

    When you join the MyPanera rewards program, you’ll get tasty rewards to exclusive challenges. You get your first reward just for signing up. Show your Panera card {or give them your phone number} each time you visit to keep the surprises coming. Get personalized rewards for the foods you love and track your progress online or at the bottom of your receipt.

    Playa Bowls {100 Hudson Street, Hoboken}

    Their new app and Pineapple Club™ Loyalty Program is all about rewarding you for shopping at Playa Bowls. Each $1 spent is worth points that can be redeemed for money off your orders, free bowls and some awesome Playa Swag. All you have to do is download the app to get started and scan it each time you come into Playa Bowls. 

    Pure Pita Mediterranean Kitchen {324 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Earn loyalty rewards every time you purchase through the app when you enroll in their loyalty program. Start earning 10% back on every purchase. Check your point status online.

    QDOBA Mexican Grill {400 Washington Street, Hoboken + Newport Centre, Jersey City}

    If you want to earn free burritos, download their app and score points for free food/drinks. The more you eat, the higher the tier levels to rack up even more savings. Don’t forget to save your receipt when you make a purchase to take their survey and receive free chips and salsa with the purchase of an entrée on your next visit.

    Rita’s Italian Ice {121 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Download the Rita’s Ice app, available for free on iOS and Android. Punch your virtual reward card by scanning a QR code at the counter when you visit your favorite Rita’s location and earn a free regular Italian ice, frozen custard or Gelati treat on your eighth visit. The Rita’s Rewards virtual reward card expires two years from receipt. There are no refunds for unused punches and they are not transferable or redeemable for cash value.

    The Roost Outpost {55 1st Street, Hoboken}

    For every $1 spent in the cafe on either food or drinks or whole bean coffee, they will add one point to your loyalty account. Reach 50 points and automatically receive a $5 credit {via text or email} good to redeem at any time on your next purchase on any cafe item.  They also will send out coupons and discounts to members for birthdays and holidays or just sunny days. Sign up at the register.

    7-Eleven {422 Washington Street, Hoboken + multiple locations in Jersey City}

    Sign up for 7Rewards and earn points to redeem food and beverage items on their rewards menu including coffee, chips, pizza, cookies, Big Gulp, or Slurpee drinks.

    Shaka Bowl {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken + 110 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    For every $1 you spend you receive three points, and occasionally they will do promotions where you’ll receive five points per every $1 you spend. You receive 100 bonus points for signing up and once you hit 500 points you are eligible for $5 off. If you continue to accumulate points, you will get more money off. 

    ShopRite {900 Madison Street, Hoboken + 400 Luis Marin Boulevard, Jersey City} 

    Don’t shop without your Price Plus club card. It is free and easy to sign up either online or in-store at customer service. The Price Plus® club card gives you more ways to save each week. Instant cash discounts on hundreds of items throughout the store, special offers, and promotions such as free holiday items, exclusive mailings and offers, checkout coupons on brands you buy, download digital coupons. Look for additional savings at the bottom of your register receipt.

    Starbucks {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    Signing up is fast and easy for the Starbucks Rewards program. Create an account either online or download the app, add a little money, and get started to earn free food, drinks, coffee, and tea refills, double-star days and exclusive personalized offers. Collect stars every time you visit and those stars add up to rewards, in as few as two to three visits with two stars per every dollar spent.

    South Street + Fish Ramen Co. {219 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Sign up by entering your phone number or email at the end of your purchase. Every $10 or more purchased qualifies for a star and after eight stars, you can redeem a free poke bowl or ramen.

    Subway {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    Join myway Rewards today to start earning rewards and earn tokens on all qualifying purchases. Get exclusive offers, surprise rewards, and more. Sign up with your phone to get text offers. Note, as Subway restaurants are franchised, not all locations participate in the rewards programs, so check when you visit.

    Turning Point {1420 Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}

    Purchase your Perk Card today at any Turning Point Restaurant for $10 and that $10 value is loaded directly onto the card. Perks include a free entrée for your birthday when you dine during your birth month, up to a $15 value, exclusive Turning Point rewards for loyal guests, a chance to win free gift cards and other giveaways every quarter {to be eligible for free drawings you must visit any restaurant within a three month time period to remain an active member}. Additionally, receive random acts of kindness and email updates on special member-only events.

    Lifestyle 

    Bow Tie Cinemas {409-415 14th Street, Hoboken}

    Film buffs join the Criterion Club. It’s free to join to earn rewards through ticket and concession stand purchases. Fifty points get you a free small popcorn, while 100 is a free medium soda, as well as member-only events, discounts.  Upgrade your regular Criterion Club membership to the new Gold Club for $20/year and enjoy these additional perks such as a free ticket on your birthday, free upgrades on popcorn and fountain beverages, free access to movies and mimosas and insomnia theater screenings, double point Sundays, and pop-up rewards all year long.

    CVS {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    The CVS ExtraCare rewards program earns you discounts and score extra deals and savings on the things you love every time you use your card with ExtraSavings and ExtraBucks Rewards.  Download CVS app and send deals directly to your card and use in store or enter your phone number at checkout or at the store’s coupon center kiosk. Don’t trash that mile long receipt either, you might find a special coupon.

    Rite Aid {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    Earn wellness+ points at Rite Aid on purchases and prescriptions towards savings of up to 20% off almost the whole Rite Aid store for a year. Earn one point for members-only pricing, exclusive money-saving offers via email. Sign up online and get your account to start saving. If you have allergies, are over 65, or have children, there are additional savings programs to access with your account. 

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    Walgreens {Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City}

    Start saving with the Balance rewards program at Walgreens. The maximum redemption amount of redemption dollars that can be redeemed in a single transaction is 50,000 points, with a 100,000-point limit per day. Points add up and pay off. Redeem points for discounts and savings. Join the Beauty club and every $50 spent on beauty will get you 5000 points, a $5 reward and additional coupons, promotions, and samples.

    Retail 

    Anthropologie {412 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    AnthroPerks is a loyalty program where membership is easy and free. Note that it is not a credit card. AnthroPerks is all about rewarding you with the best shopping experience. You’ll receive free shipping on every order over $150, early access to the newest collections, a treat on your birthday with more surprises throughout the year, and receipt look-up for easier returns and exchanges. Sign up in store.

    Athleta {316 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Workout with the AthletaCard credit card and get a $20 reward when approved. Five points for every $1 spent, $5 reward for every 500 points earned. You’ll also get a special birthday gift, exclusive bonus point shopping days, early access to sales and new arrivals. Plus earn points, when you make purchases at the family of Gap Inc. brands.

    Best Buy {125 18th Street, Jersey City}

    Join My Best Buy, which offers points to members for Best Buy purchases, free shipping on purchases of $35 and up, access to special sales and the ability to track rewards with the Best Buy mobile app. By joining My Best Buy, you can get one point for every $1 spent. And once you get 250 points, you’ll get a $5 reward certificate. 

    City Paint and Ace Hardware {130 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Join Ace Rewards and earn 10 points for nearly every $1 spent. When you reach 2,500 points, claim a $5 reward. Save instantly online and in-store with exclusive member-only offers. Think of all the money you can save to repaint the guest room.

    Francesca’s {318 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Join FranREWARDS and get perks such as free gifts, early access to special events, in-store boutique VIP events, and exclusive shopping weekends. Join online or in-store at the register and get an extra 10% off when you join, valid for one-time use on a future after sign-up. 

    Willow Rose {303 1st Street, Hoboken}  

    Spend $300 amount on eligible purchases at Hoboken’s athleisure boutique and earn 10% off on a future purchase from their collection of clothing, beauty, and lifestyle products.

    Beauty 

    Bloom Nail + Spa {402 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    On your first visit, give the manicurist your phone number and start to earn 250 points for $10 off any service, with a 100-point gift at sign up. Five hundred points are equal to $20 off any service. Refer a friend and earn 100 points. Pay in cash and earn double points. They also give a membership coupon card around the holidays to save even more all year round. 

    Drybar {218 Washington Street, Hoboken)

    If you are obsessed with blowouts, the Barfly membership is for you. For $85/month plus tax, get 2 blowouts a month + a free birthday blowout, plus 10% off all products and tools {in-store only}. Unused blowouts roll over month to month and never expire during your membership. Receive $5 off any additional blowouts you may need beyond two per month.

    Sephora {319 Washington Street, Hoboken + Newport Centre, Jersey City}

    Sign up as a Beauty Insider and get perks and member benefits. Beauty Insider is your fast track to a never-ending supply of beauty rewards. It’s free to join, and every dollar spent earns a point that gets you closer to your next beauty fix, from a free birthday gift to beauty classes to seasonal savings and custom makeovers.

    TONI+GUY {44 Hudson Place, Hoboken} 

    Enroll in TONI+GUY Downtown’s “Fringe Benefits” program and keep your hair fabulous at home. For every $10 you spend on take-home products, receive a $1 credit on your account for future purchases. 

    Uni K Wax {606 Washington Street, Hoboken + 332 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City}

    Join their rewards program for smooth savings and discounts. They have four ways to build up points, from booking online to referring a friend, and for every 1,000 points earned, you get $1 to use when you want.

    Up + Out Salons {341 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken + 1106 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    “Members Only” receive two blowouts for $75 and $10 off any other blowout that month after you have used your two blowouts {their blowouts are $45}. With the membership, you also receive a free blowout on your birthday and 10% off products. Unused blowouts never expire and you can freeze the membership for free at any time. 

    Fitness + Wellness 

    Asana Soul Practice {411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken + 124 First Street, Jersey City}

    Become a member of this yoga and meditation studio and take advantage of benefits including unlimited yoga and meditation, free manduka yoga mat rental, four guest passes per year, 50% off referral program, 10% discount on most retail purchases, discounted rate for workshops and special events, auto pay with one complimentary freeze per year. Just a three-month minimum commitment, cancel anytime after that with 30 days notice.

    GNC  {302 Washington Street, Hoboken and Newport Centre, Jersey City} 

    Stock up on protein powder with the free myGNC rewards. Get rewarded for every dollar spent. Get $5 cash back rewards for every 150-reward points and bonus point events help you earn cash back even faster.

    Hudson Yoga Project {44 Hudson Place, Hoboken}

    Become a member at either an unlimited monthly, four-month unlimited monthly or annual member to earn perks like unlimited yoga classes, free mat rentals, 10% discount on most workshops and retail, free mat storage, and more. Prenatal memberships are available. Namaste.

    JackRabbit {127 Washington Street, Hoboken}

    Running is rewarding for your health and your wallet. Earn a $20 reward for every $200 spent in-store or online. Exclusive deals every month for Run Rewards members and invitations and early access to exclusive events and much more. You’ll be the first to know about new releases, upcoming promotions, and events. Earn 500 points to achieve Gold Status and entitles you to exclusive perks like 20% more points per dollar, and free economy shipping on all online orders.

    SLT {333 15th Street, Hoboken}

    You work hard on the daily. The SLT Rewards Program is based on the number of classes you take and will help you set new goals, meet them and get a special SLTreat when you do. All clients are automatically enrolled in the SLT Rewards program upon creating a profile. They keep track of rewards for you and alert you when you hit a goal. You will receive an automatic email where we’ll fill you in on the details of your special SLTreat and how to redeem it. Ask any manager or instructor what your region’s SLTier levels are and they can help you stay on track.

    Urban Souls {100 Hudson Street, Hoboken}

    Become a member of Hoboken’s newest yoga and meditation studio enjoy monthly perks including 10% off sound experiences, workshops and boutique merchandise, excluding food/drinks, 20% off Urban Souls branded merchandise coming soon, local partner discounts announced monthly and friends and family free week unlimited class passes, new clients + local residents who redeem within the first 45 days of your membership.

    What are your favorite reward programs in Hoboken + Jersey City? Have you sign up for any of these or know of others to add to the list?

    Let us know in the comments. Remember to tag us on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl for a potential repost.


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    Lara is a public relations and marketing communications consultant who moved to Hoboken over seven years ago after living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan {she says the skyline views are much better from this side of the Hudson}. A Lehigh University graduate with a degree in journalism, she can be found volunteering in the community, practicing yoga at Urban Souls, meeting friends for coffee at Hudson Coffee or Choc O Pain, and enjoying wine at her favorite spots in town including Court Street, The Brass Rail, and Bin 14.


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