I reviewed the Ritual app almost a year ago and since then I have been using the app regularly to skip the line at at restaurants and cafes so that I can quickly pop in and pick up my food or drinks ready and waiting for me when I arrive. Every once in a while I also get a 20% discount from the place I just ate if I return the next day.
Ritual has just launched a brand new Rewards program to help users earn free food and drinks. Instead of getting a discount to go to the same place you went the previous day the new program accumulates points with every purchase – at every restaurant! – that you can redeem for money towards free food and drinks at any restaurant on the app. I think this new format really reflects the amount of options available on Ritual each day and I like that I don’t have to eat at the same place two days in a row to get my discount.
For every $1 you spend you earn 10 points. As soon as you hit 10,000 points you can start spending. Sounds like a lot – but each meal could easily earn you 100 points and many locations have 20x points on every second order. Want Elite status? You just need to make 8 purchases each month and then you receive 1.5x the points!
There are also a few ways to get extra points. I just entered my birthday in the app for some extra points.
Want to see what Ritual looks like in action? I took the app on a test drive by trying 5 different meals in 5 different neighbourhoods for under $10 each.