Being part of a company’s loyalty program has its year-round perks, but during the holiday season things generally get taken up a notch. Some places dole out freebies, and other places like to throw parties or host special events, but the bottom line is that if you’re a loyal patron during the year, you usually get rewarded at the holiday. (If you’re not already a cardholder at your favorite store, you might want to consider getting one now. You’ll probably get an initial points reward, and then you’ll get to indulge on the special holiday freebies.)
Click through the slideshow above–we’ve pulled together an enticing list of places that get a little extra generous to their customers this time of year. Sometimes it just pays to be loyal.