I wanted to tell you guys about something that caught my attention the other day. I was walking in my neighborhood and saw a billboard for a dining rewards program called Mogl. I had never heard of it before, so I decided to do some looking online to learn more about it. Turns out that the program is pretty new, so there aren’t a lot of reviews that I could find on the program yet. I did some more research on their site and wanted to share it with everyone since I think the program is really interesting.
Mogl is a cash rewards program that rewards patrons for dining out at certain restaurants and bars. Mogl is much different than Groupon or other daily deal sites that require you to use a coupon or a phone app to redeem your discount. Instead, Mogl gives you ten percent cash back on every purchase you make at restaurants within their loyalty network.
Here’s how it works- you sign up on their website and create an account like you would at most websites. In your profile, you enter your credit card information using their secure SSL connection. Since Mogl now knows what your credit card number is, you just have to use that particular card when you pay for your bill. No coupon, no app to show the waitress, no hassles! I found this extremely convenient to use rather than having to print out a Groupon and give it to the waitress. By using their website or iPhone and Android mobile apps, you can find which restaurants and bars in your area are Mogl members. This is great because if you are trying to decide which place to go for drinks that are pretty similar, you can choose the one that is a Mogl member.
Currently the program only has restaurants in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles areas, but restaurants are popping up all over the place. There was a recent press release that said that Mogl has received funding that is allowing them to expand to other major cities like San Francisco and even New York City. With more and more restaurants joining the program every day, Mogl needs the investment money to help keep up with the demand and growth of the company. With the popularity of Mogl spreading very quickly, its no surprise that they are feeling a few growing pains.
Getting ten percent cash back is great, but Mogl doesn’t stop there. Mogl continues to hook you up with Jackpots. Jackpots are a fun twist they have added that allows you to compete for “jackpot” of money that was contributed by all the other Mogl members that visited that establishment. A percentage of all the Mogl users that visit a restaurant during the month get put towards the Jackpot. Some of the Jackpots have gone up a lot if they are frequented a lot. The more cash back you get, the higher your chances of winning the jackpot. One easy tip is to use their mobile app to check on the Mogl Jackpots and see how much you have to spend to be in the running.
So now that you have a brief overview of how to get cash and how to compete for Jackpots, you are probably wondering how you are going to get paid. This is the best part! Since they already know what your credit or debit card number is, you have to do absolutely nothing! When you earn cash back or a Jackpot, you are automatically paid out that month on your credit cart. One time I forgot that I went to get some food at a place that took Mogl. I was going through my bank statements later on and saw that Mogl had credited my credit card with the cash back I received. The next time you are dining about dining out in one of these cities, open up Mogl and see if you can earn some cash back!