Rewards Page

  • Membership Rewards

    Earning rewards is easy! Simply sign-up to the Connoisseur Club by clicking “Join” above, text the word “Join” to 941-200-1930 or download our mobile app - answer a few simple questions and you’re done!

    Members earn points for purchases. Once you reach reward thresholds, you are able to cash-in your points for money off your bill.

    Rewards

    250 points = $25
    500 points = $50
    750 points = $75
    1000 points = $100

    New members start out at Bronze status. As you spend more and achieve higher status levels; you'll earn points at a faster rate!

    Earn Rate

    Bronze members accrue 1 point for every $1.25 spent
    Silver members accrue 1 points for every $1.00 spent
    Gold members accrue 1 point for every $0.90 spent
    Platinum members accrue 1 point for every $0.75 spent

    Status Levels

    Platinum 2500 - 9999 Points
    Gold 1500 - 2499 Points
    Silver 500 - 1499 Points
    Bronze 0 - 499 Points

    NOTE: Existing members prior to October 28, 2014 will be grandfathered in the Silver status earn rate or higher based on their current total point balance for the remainder of their membership. If the membership is inactive for a period of 24 months, the member will start at the Bronze level when rejoining.

    Fine Print

    Michael’s On East - Maximum reward $100 per visit.
    Michael’s Wine Cellar - Maximum reward $50 per visit.
    Michael’s On East Catering – Earn 1 point for every $5 spent on food & beverage.
    Admiral Travel – Earn 1 point for every $10 spent on travel services. Click here for details.
    For other resrictions click the tab above. 

  • Participating Locations

     

    Michael's On East

    Sarasota’s premier caterer, the Michael’s On East team has been creating memorable culinary experiences for nearly 30 years, from candlelit dinners for two to dazzling receptions for hundreds held at any venue. Your wedding guests will be impressed by the fine cuisine and unsurpassed service offered in Sarasota’s only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, candlelight wine cellar and timeless ballroom with its adjacent glass-covered atrium on- premise in Midtown Plaza.

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    Michael's Wine Cellar

    Michael's Wine Cellar

    Michael’s Wine Cellar hosts more than 1,000 international estate and domaine-bottled wines with specialized selections from France, South Africa, Italy, Spain, California, Oregon, Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Amongst the hundreds of wines from all major wine regions around the world, of note are 200 estate and domaine-bottled wines under $20 as well as collectable vintages and rare Bordeaux wines.

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    Michael's Events & Catering

    Michael's Events & Catering

    Sarasota’s premier caterer, the Michael’s On East team has been creating memorable culinary experiences for nearly 30 years, from candlelit dinners for two to dazzling receptions for hundreds held at any venue. Your wedding guests will be impressed by the fine cuisine and unsurpassed service offered in Sarasota’s only AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, candlelight wine cellar and timeless ballroom with its adjacent glass-covered atrium on- premise in Midtown Plaza.

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    Admiral Travel

    Admiral Travel

    Admiral Travel International is a full service agency that offers expert planning services for ocean, river and expedition cruising, custom or escorted safari, villa vacations, escorted and independent land tours and bespoke hotel packages in your favorite destinations. Since 2005, ATI’s specialists have worked closely with the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club to plan a variety of over-the-top, escorted culinary-focused and wine-themed journeys in Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, Napa Valley, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.

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  • FAQs

    No More Holiday Blackout Dates

    The GCCC has lifted the ban on holiday points!  Earn points on all holidays throughout the year.

     

     
     
     

    Curious about Lobster Pot?

    TGIF: Thanks Goodness It's Another Lobster Pot Friday 1575 

    Yes, LOBSTER is still king on Friday nights in the Restaurant. Michael and Phil offer seafood lovers a “Lobster Pot” special every Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $38.95 per person. (No sharing please.) We’ll even provide you the signature bib to wear as you enjoy two 1 1/4 lb. live Maine lobsters, mussels, clams, new potatoes and corn on the cob. Simply call 941-366-0007, ext. 224 or click here for online reservations.

     

     
     
     

    Why does it say Bronze status when I’m an existing member and grandfathered into Silver?

    Your status is technically Bronze, but your earn rate is Silver – for every $1 you spend, you earn 1 point. 

    What does Lifetime Points mean?

    It is the amount of points you’ve earned from January 1st, 2014 to present day.   

    What does Available Points mean?

    They are the total points you’ve earned since joining the club minus any rewards you’ve redeemed for purchases.

    How are the status levels calculated?

    Your points are totaled from January 1st – December 31st and you are assigned a status level.  You remain at that status level the following year, unless your "spend" is greater than your current status level, then you automatically get bumped up to the next level.

    My Available Points are higher than my “Lifetime Points”. Why am I still listed as Bronze?

    All of your points were transferred into the new program as of December 31st, 2013, but the levels are calculated by your spending habits starting January 1st, 2014.  So, you might have more Available Points than Lifetime Points, because we started tracking your points January 1st to determine your current status.

    When I look at my History, I see a large number in green, then a large number with a minus in red at the very bottom. What does this mean?

    If you were a GCCC member prior to January 1, 2014.  We had to import your data from the old tracking company to the new one.  The data came in with 2 figures per profile – the green number, minus the red number was your total Available Points as of December 31st, 2013. 

    What happens if I don’t use my membership in a 24 month period?

    Your membership goes inactive and you will start at Bronze level status when rejoining earning 1 point for every $1.25 spent.

    What is the Status Level Program?

    Now you can enjoy your Connoisseur Club benefits in a whole new way! Introducing our new Status Level program.  All new members start at Bronze status.  As you spend more and achieve higher status levels; you'll earn points at a faster rate! 

    Platinum 2500 - 9999
    Gold        1500 - 2499    
    Silver         500 - 1499
    Bronze         0 -    499    

    (Based on yearly point totals from January 1 - December 31.  Download our Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club app on your smartphone to view your current status level.)

    Members earn points for purchases at participating locations according to their status level. 

    Bronze members accrue 1 point for every $1.25 spent
    Silver members accrue 1 points for every $1.00 spent
    Gold members accrue 1 point for every $0.90 spent
    Platinum members accrue 1 point for every $0.75 spent

    NOTE: Existing members prior to October 28, 2014 will be grandfathered in the Silver status earn rate or higher based on their current total point balance for the remainder of their membership.  If the membership is inactive for a period of 24 months, the member will start at the Bronze level when rejoining.

    What does the mobile app do?

    For a limited time, new and existing members will earn 100 bonus points for downloading the app and updating your member profile! 
     
    Search "Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club" in the Apple Store or Google Play

    The fun and easy-to-use mobile application will instantly connect you to everything you need as a Club Member: 

    • Check your available and total point balance
    • View account transactions in your history log
    • Book your reservation at Michael's On East
    • Enjoy travel tips from Admiral Travel International
    • Access your birthday, anniversary and other special offers and rewards
    • View upcoming tastings, wine dinners and other special events
    • Share your experiences by posting photos, videos and reviews
    • Connect with the Connoisseur Club on social media networks
    • Stay connected - if you'd like - with mobile notifications to be sure you don't miss out!

    Why did my point balance go down?

    When you use a reward toward a purchase, points are deducted from your account as follows.

    $25 = 250 points
    $50 = 500 points
    $75 = 750 points
    $100 - 1000 points

    Points do not expire unless your account is inactive for a 24 month period.

    Do I get points when I use a gift card?

    Connoisseur Club points will not be awarded on the value of Connoisseur Club gift cards, Michael's On East/Michael’s Wine Cellar gift cards, complimentary gift certificates, and Costco gift cards.   Points are only awarded on the balance of purchases before tax and gratuity and after any award redemptions.

    I forgot my card. Can I still get my points?

    A staff member can look up your account by name, phone number or email address and add your points.  We are phasing out member cards altogether.

    Why do you need my Birthday and Anniversary dates?

    We will send you an e-mail postcard, wishing you the best on your special day and give you 100 bonus points when you bring the postcard to dine in any of our establishments.

  • Restrictions

    Individual transactions must be at least $10, excluding tax and tip. ** Points do not expire as long as the account is in active status. Accounts will be deactivated following a period of 24 months with no transactions. Any points on the deactivated account are removed and cannot be restored with the opening of a new account. Upon rejoining, you will start at the Bronze level.

    You may combine points only with your spouse, not with any other member. Only the member paying the check may be credited with points.

    To qualify for points on catered functions or private party functions held in the restaurant dining rooms, you must be an active Connoisseur Club member prior to booking the party or event. Any private function held in the restaurant with a party of 12 or more persons is considered a catered event. Reward points are NOT valid towards deposits or towards payment in full for catering or private party events.

    No credit/refund may be given for any unused portion of a reward level. For example, if a member wishes to use a $25 reward towards a $20 transaction, no further credit will be issued to the member for the unused portion of the reward.

    No points may be given on the value of Costco gift cards, paper gift certificates, Connoisseur Club gift cards or Michael's On East gift cards. Points will ONLY be given on the balance of the bill (before tax and gratuity).

    Points for birthday and anniversary bonus point offers are to be issued at time of purchase only. Only one (1) birthday offer and one (1) anniversary offer per year may be rewarded.

    The Selby House Cafe is excluded from the GCCC program.

    Note: You must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate. Points have no cash value. By completing the membership application, you agree to be bound by the terms and provisions of the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Card program, all of which terms and provisions are subject to change.

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