Ever since I saw that Office episode about Meredith trading sexual services with a supplier for a corporate discount and free Outback Steakhouse, I’ve wanted to eat at Outback Steakhouse. The episode closes with everyone in the break room happily feasting from a multitude of takeout containers. There’s no way you can watch that episode and not want to immediately go.

I’ve been waiting with bated breath to cash out my points for Outback Steakhouse.

At work we have a Facebook-like platform for recognizing our coworkers. Each month we get $5 worth of points to give away. Managers get more.

When you accumulate enough points, you can exchange them in the points store where you’ll find prizes ranging fromĀ  jewelry to backpacks. There’s also gift cards to just about any chain restaurant you can imagine.

Some people hoard their points for years. Some only buy gifts for others. I cash out as soon as I get enough money to make a dent in a meal at a chain restaurant.

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