How does it work?

As a member of the Perks Club, you will earn points toward valuable rewards, take advantage of discounts and earn special membership privileges.  The more you use your card, the more points you can earn – ten points for every dollar spent!  A $20 Perks reward will be loaded to your membership card each time 2,000 points ($200 worth of purchases) have been generated – to be used on a future visit.

There is a $10 new member fee required to activate your account.  It is $6 to renew your account due annually.  If you have earned 5000 points in your calendar year, your renewal is free for the next year.

You can join online here, and your membership card will be mailed to you unless you already picked up a membership card at one of four locations.  If you already picked up a Perks membership card, you will need to register it online by entering your contact information,  the 19 digit number on the card, and your credit card information for processing of the $10 new member fee. You can pick up a Perks membership card at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, participating Frankenmuth River Place Shops, the Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop, Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, Bavarian Inn Lodge registration desk, and at the Perks Club office located in the lobby of the Bavarian Inn Lodge.  You may also contact the Perks Club Office by phone at 1-877-737-5707 any day of the week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and we can help you create your account with your email address.

Yes.  Your email address is required in order to create the Perks account and to view your account activity online.  

Your Bavarian Inn Perks Club Card is accepted at several locations in Frankenmuth. At the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, present your card at the time of purchase at:  Dining Rooms, Michigan on Main, Doll & Toy Shop, Souvenirs & Cheers Shop, Wine & Beer Cellar, Castle Bakery, Royal Gift Shop, and at the Candy Corner & Chocolate Shop.  At the Bavarian Inn Lodge, present your card at:  The Front Desk while checking in for your guestroom, Michael’s Gift Shop, Martha’s Gift Shop, Oma’s Restaurant, Oma’s Restaurant, Lorelei Lounge, and the Ratskeller.  At the Frankenmuth River Place Shops, present your card at these stores during a purchase:  Calla Lilies, Emilie B’s, Funky Skunk, Hello Cats & Dogs, Girl Talk, Mother Earth’s Toy Jungle, Enchanted Forest, and Woody’s.  You can also present your card at the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus and the Covered Bridge & Leather Shop on Main Street.

Perks Club Rewards

The primary member card is gold in color and has the ability to earn points and redeem rewards.  The secondary card is silver and has only the ability to earn points.  Only the primary card can function as both a gift card and a membership card.

A reminder notice will be sent to the email address on file at two weeks prior to expiration.

Your membership is valid for 12 months and must be renewed every year.  Should you earn 5000 points in your calendar year, your membership is free for the next year.

You can log onto your account online and pay your renewal fee by credit or debit card.  You may also call the Perks Club office and we can accept your renewal payment over the phone.

There is a $10 replacement fee for the primary account holder’s Perks Card.  The primary member card is a membership/gift card.   The secondary member’s card has the ability to only earn points.  This card can be replaced at no charge.  Replacement cards can only be reissued in person at the Perks Club office during business hours. The Bavarian Inn Perks Club is not responsible for any Perks reward credits that are redeemed without your permission.

Your Perks Club membership allows you to have two members on your account. The first member is the primary member and the other is the secondary member. Both members receive Bavarian Inn Perks Club benefits. The address and email address we keep on file will be under the name of the primary member.

Membership in the Bavarian Inn Perks Club is available to any individual 18 years of age or older.

It is important to present your card at the time of purchase to make certain your points are entered into your account.   You have an option to upload a receipt a proof of purchase. You can log onto your account online and upload your receipt by following the instructions.  Points cannot be added to your account without a receipt.  Please note that receipts can be added to your account up to two weeks past the date of purchase.  Older receipts are not accepted.

You can log onto your account and reactivate your expired account.  There is a $10 fee to reactivate an expired account.  Any points earned in your account are deleted once the account expires.

If you pick up a new Gold Perks card at one of our locations, the card will begin to track purchases if swiped immediately. The card will only track purchases for 90 days from the first date used if you do not register the card online.  No rewards from the card can be given until the card is registered with the Perks Club and attached to a Perks membership account.  Only ONE gold card and ONE secondary silver card can be attached to one Perks membership. Points from additional cards cannot be combined into the same Perks account.  It is highly recommended you immediately register your Perks card to be eligible for rewards of any kind in the Club.  Example:  If you pick up a card today and begin tracking rewards over the next three days and do not enroll the card for 60 days, your enrollment date will begin with the date of the oldest purchase tracked on the card. 

You will always log into your account with the email address you used when you created your Perks Club account as this is the unique identifier for your account.  You will need to contact the Perks Club office and they can change you email address so you will continue to receive important account notifications.

Bavarian Inn Lodge

Members can earn points for up to three (3) rooms per night at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.  Applicable conditions are:  Perks member must make the reservations for all three (3) rooms.  Payment for all rooms must be made by the Perks Club member on the member’s personal credit card (all charges on one credit card), or by the member’s personal check.  No cash payments are applicable.  The Perks Club member earning points for the room must stay in one of the rooms each night.

Members will be sent newsletters informing them of the Perks Club rates approximately 4 times a year.  The current newsletter can also be viewed here.

Your Perks Club rewards are valid as long as your Perks account is kept current.   Rewards cannot be redeemed on expired accounts.  All points and rewards are forfeited on expired accounts.

No. Only the Perks members listed on the account can present the membership/gift card for earning points and redeeming rewards. 

There is no limit to the amount of your $20 rewards you can redeem at once, as long as the account has not expired.

Perks Club points and Perks rewards are not redeemable for cash or any form of credit and have no value until presented for redemption according to the Perks Club Terms & Conditions.

Both the primary and secondary member on the Perks Club account must be a member for 45 days before becoming eligible to receive the birthday dinner benefit redeemable at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. 

Unfortunately, the Bavarian Inn will not issue a free dinner without the emailed coupon.

Please check your spam mail.  We recommend that you add us to your approved email list.  If you are using gmail, please check your promotions tab.  If you are using your email address at work, your employer’s firewall may prohibit our email from reaching you.  We recommend that your personal email be used. 

Banquets, conferences and any group functions, including Ratskeller birthday parties and rehearsal dinners are excluded from earning points.  Banquets, conferences and group functions are defined as venues occurring with arrangements booked through the Sales Department or where a banquet menu is pre-arranged. 

No. The old Perks membership cards are inactive.

Yes. The paper Perks certificates can be redeemed until the expiration date listed on the certificate.  They cannot be redeemed after the expiration date.  We will not have the ability to replace the value of any lost or forgotten paper Perks certificate.

Our Existing Members

Your Name is no longer on your Perks Card. Your Perks account number is the 19 digit number on the back of the card. To check the balance of points in your account, you will log in to the site. All the details of where and when you spent are recorded. To see your reward balance you can scratch off the 3 digit pin on the back and follow instructions on the back of the card.

Present your card at all stores and restaurants to earn AND REDEEM your rewards. You spend your perks dollars as if your Perks card is a gift card at any of our locations.

There is a $10.00 card replacement fee that will be charged each time a new gold card is issued because a card was forgotten, misplaced, lost or stolen. Balances can be transferred from the lost card if they were not yet redeemed.

If you have a secondary member on the account who wants to track purchases in a second store or restaurant while on site, you can pick up one complimentary “Silver card” in the Perks office at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. No rewards are assigned to this card, but it sends points to your account when presented at our restaurants or retail stores.

What type of rewards are there?

  • Earn 10 points for every dollar spent! When you hit 2,000, you’ll get a $20 reward added to your loyalty card!
  • Complimentary Frankenmuth Chicken Dinner during the month of your birthday!
  • FREE miniature golf every Wednesday in the Bavarian Inn Lodge Family Fun Center!
  • Earn extra points for referring members to the Perks Club!
  • Reduced lodging rates throughout the year!
  • Member’s only discounts and promotions every month!
  • Member’s only newsletters!
  • Special events (like private firework viewing area every July 4th)!