Thanx for coming in!

If you’ve ever come in to visit us, you may have noticed our nifty vintage library card catalogue sittin’ pretty on the inside wall of our space. The UC Berkeley Water Library was doing some renovations around the time we opened (what are the odds!), and we gladly took it off their hands—that’s why, you may have noticed, all the cards are water-related.

we've got hundreds of cards in this bad boy!
huge thanks to Erin’s sister-in-law, Tamar, for letting us keep this amazing high school portrait of her up there for all these years (…and it’s not going anywhere)

Anyways, you may also have noticed that it tends to get a bit…unruly in there. Many of you clever, clever people have marked your cards so you can find them easily; we’re sure a whole bunch of you keep them in your wallets so they don’t get lost in the madness.

props to the folks who used a band-aid; we just hope it’s not a used one.
props to the folks who used a band-aid; we just hope it’s not a used one.

However, a few weeks ago, we put up signs that we’d be looking at new loyalty programs for all you mac & cheese-loving folks, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve found one! We love it, and we think you will too.

It’s called THANX, and it’s super easy. Here’s the condensed version:

  • Sign up with your email address.
  • Register your credit card in the app (don’t worry, they never store your info!).
  • Earn free mac and cheese.

That’s it. Through a bit of technological *~*magic*~*, when you buy mac and cheese with your card, the app automatically notifies you that you’ve progressed towards your ultimate reward: more mac and cheese, for free. That’s right—same as the stamp cards, after you get 10 macs (over the course of ten visits), we’ll give you a free one! No keytag to scan, no check-in to log, no hassle to you or us. It’s so perfect, they even wrote a blog post about our partnership! Plus, when you sign up, we’ll give you a free oreo or brownie, because we know change is hard.

Prefer cash? No problem. Just scan a quick pic of your receipt in the app, and the folks over at Thanx will manually adjust your progress.

It’s as simple as that. If you’re in the middle of your stamp card, don’t worry! We’ll keep stampin’ until either your card is full or New Year’s hits; after that, we’re clearing out all the cards and starting 2016 off in the right century.
Want to share your excitement? Still got questions? Hit us up via email—info[at]homeroom510[dot]com.