When it comes to scoring free food, I'm all about it. It seems like most restaurants these days have their own customer loyalty/reward programs that encourage you to sign up to score some freebies. But are these rewards actually worth it? I'll let you be the judge! Here's a list of the perks and free stuff you can score from restaurants in Rochester, usually from signing up for a rewards program, a newsletter, or an app:

Applebee's
Sign Up Reward: Free appetizer
Perks: E-Club members will get e-mails about new perks and deals

Arby's
Sign Up Reward: a coupon for a free sandwich if you sign up for their newsletter
Perks: Promos and ways to get a free taste of new menu items

Buffalo Wild Wings
Sign Up Reward: +50 points to your account!
Perks: You get 100 points for every $10 you spend; you can get rewards with points

Cold Stone Creamery
Sign Up Reward: Get a BOGO coupon for a Creation
Perks: Enter your number at checkout to get one point for every dollar you spend - 50 points gets you $5 worth of ice cream

Panera
Sign Up Reward: None
Perks: Get perks with points from each purchase

Papa Murphy's
Sign Up Reward: 25% off your next online order
Perks: They'll e-mail you discount offers

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Sign Up Reward: None
Perks: They have a point system which is slightly confusing, but you can read more about it here

Quiznos
Sign Up Reward: A free 4-inch sub
Perks: Spend a dollar, earn a point, eventually get a sandwich

Subway
Sign Up Reward: Nothing
Perks: You essentially get $2 back for every $50 you spend

Source: Thrillist