Metro Dining Club is another way to enjoy buy one, get one free meals every single month at hundreds of restaurants in the Twin Cities. They sell sets of cards that are good once per month at participating restaurants. Similar to an Entertainment book, except each card is like 12 coupons because the offer is good once per month. If you have a large family, consider getting two sets because most restaurants will let you use two cards per table per meal; that means you’d buy two meals and get two free, if you had two sets of cards.
They break the Cities into 5 sub-sections and have card sets specific to those areas; click here to see a map. A set for any area costs $26, but there are two different expiration date cycles. Some areas have cards that are valid June 1 – May 31 and others are valid November 1 – October 31.
Details on the expiration dates and a link to the list of participating restaurants by sub-section is included below:
- Minneapolis: Expiration May 2010
- St Paul/Western WI: Expiration October 2009
- Anoka/ NW Metro: Expiration May 2010
- NE Metro: Expiration October 2009
- South of the River: Expiration October 2009
Click here for a standard order form. Better yet, if you work for a company that is a member of the MN Employee and Recreation Services Council then you can order these cards using the order form here for $20 plus shipping; see if your company is a member here.
I have to share that these cards make me think of my dad, who bought a set every year when I was a kid. I remember him coming to take me out for my birthday dinner in college and saying I could pick anyplace I wanted. Well, anyplace I wanted that also had a metro dining club card. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, huh? (I love you dad!)