So a few days ago, I was working on a blog post about 400+ restaurants that you can eat for free on your birthday.
As I was doing some research and growing the list of restaurants, I found on trend that they all seemed to follow – they really want you to join their loyalty rewards program or eClub. (Basically, they want you to sign up for their email list. That’s all they are really doing, to be honest.)
And as I was checking out all these restaurants, almost all of them offered killer sign up bonuses and freebies, just for give them an email address. I mean seriously – free steak dinners, free iced coffee, and $25 meal vouchers just to name a few.
I was so enticed by these offers that I literally signed up for about 50 of them, no joke. But then, I realized one major issue – they kept on spamming me with information that didn’t contain free food.
The last thing I wanted was these restaurants to flood my personal email account so I had to find a way to eliminate the noise, but still get the offers.
So I did something that was so simple, yet so under utilized. I went and opened up a new “junk” or “restaurant offers” email account on Gmail.
Now I can scroll through a whole email account of just special restaurant offers and promotions without ever missing out on free food coupons and opportunities ever again.
Below, I’m going to show you how to effectively create a second “restaurant offers” email account and manage it without ever getting pissed about the constant spamming.
The 2 Step Restaurant Email Management Hack
Here’s how to implement this insanely simple restaurant email management hack.
1. Open up a new Gmail account.
Opening a new Gmail account will literally take you 38 seconds or less. I’ve also opened up an Outlook account to experiment, but it doesn’t work with step 2.
2. Download an email management app on your iPhone or Android.
My personal favorite restaurant email management app is Mailbox. It’s so clean and simple to use. I love it. Since I have all my main email accounts coming through the standard Apple mail app on my phone and tablet, I have a completely isolated and separate app for all my restaurant offers.
Now all you have to do is sign up for those killer restaurant offers without having to worry about getting flooded with emails on your personal accounts.
Thanks for reading and please share this restaurant email management hack with anyone who you think could benefit from a little bit of free food!