I first saw a sign for Thanks Again when I was in line at Earl of Sandwich at a rest stop on the Florida Turnpike. Never one to pass up free points, I tried to figure out the program while waiting. It took a little longer than my wait in line to sign up for the program, but I’ve been earning points, here and there, ever since. While I thought these points would be worthless at first, it turns out it’s not difficult to earn enough points for a modest reward.
Signing Up For The Program
After that, the program works much like a dining rewards program. You need to provide your credit card number to Thanks Again and any eligible purchase made with that card will earn points. These points will be in addition to any other points you would earn for purchases, like the 3x points you’ll earn for using your Sapphire Reserve for dining expenses. The main difficulty for me is making sure I have all my cards registered. Luckily, Thanks Again lets you register all your cards (unless you have more than 99 cards).
Previously, the Thanks Again program allowed you to transfer points to travel loyalty programs, but it looks like that option is no longer available. You now have a decent number of gift cards you can redeem points for, including several travel-related brands like Uber, Southwest, American, Delta and Hotels.com. If you’d prefer to redeem points for coffee, you can choose from Dunkin and Starbucks.
Thanks Again is a loyalty program that works like a rotisserie. You just set it up and forget it. I’ve never gone out of my way to visit a Thanks Again merchant but I’ve been pleasantly surprised when I get points for my breakfast burrito, or my Dunkin Donuts coffee, or a drink from the only airport bar past security in Chattanooga, TN while waiting on a delayed plane.
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