This was arguably the most popular topic I created on chat (go me!), so I thought I would resurrect it here, especially in light of the fact that my DW looked up some of the finer points for me to pass on. I’ll try to keep this post somewhat organized so you can find what you are looking for. Also correct me on any incorrect information. I am not an expert on this, am just married to someone to likes to find the deals and read the fine print.
What is it? When you go to any Landry’s restaurant, or if you are ever planning to go, request a Landry’s card, either through the website (www.landrysselect.com) or through your server. It is a reward’s card that costs a one-time fee of $25.
What do you get? You immediately get a $25 credit for your next meal at a Landry’s restaurant (for food or alcohol I believe, but someone correct me if I’m wrong). You also get $25 each year on the first day of the month of your birthday which expires on the 15th of the following month, and $25 rewards for each $250 dollars spent (again, I believe alcohol counts, correct me if I’m wrong).
Also, perhaps best of all? No making reservations or waiting in line. Just tell them you have a Landry’s card and you will be put in the front of the line.
Where can you use the card?
Inside Disney - AK’s Yak & Yeti and AK’s Rainforest Cafe
Downtown Disney - Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex
In the vicinity of Disney - Landry’s restaurant near I-4 and Vineland Ave and Bubba Gump Shrimp in Universal Orlando (don’t know where this is, but others have commented about it).
Way outside Disney - Many restaurants. Check the website. There’s probably several near you. Some pretty upscale others more family oriented.
Some fine print? People have commented that if you choose to use a $25 or more reward that you have to use all of it in one sitting or forfeit the rest. You can defer using rewards and stack them up, either on the website or through your server (although our server expressed that it was easier through the website), but again, once you choose to use your rewards you have to use all of them all in one sitting. Also remember that your birthday rewards expire on the 15th of the following month. If you defer one set of rewards then your other rewards automatically get deferred until you choose to use all of them. Also, people have commented that you can choose any day as your birthday, they don’t check, so you can do it right away to get $50 for your birthday and for signing up.
Open questions? The website states that you can’t have more than one person on a card (for more birthdays). Anyone know if you can have more than one Landry’s card per household? One for each birthday in your family? Can kids have one or just adults? The website doesn’t specify.
Also, I’ll mention that some places have treated us like a VIP, with people coming to our table and treating us well. Other places have just treated us regularly.
Hope this isn’t too much information. Feel free to add to it or correct me or ask more questions.