National "Holidaze" Survey Reveals MOGL Users Resolve To Have More Fun In 2013

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“Eat Out. Cash In” Loyalty Platform Issues Seasonal Questionnaire to Tap into Popular Holiday Sentiments of it’s User Base

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From company parties to setting New Year’s resolutions, the holidays offer a time of traditions, family, friends – and fun. MOGL, the leading restaurant loyalty platform that eliminates the need for coupons, punch cards, mobile payments and QR codes, today released the results of it’s recent “HOLIDAZE” survey, which highlights the anticipation and consumer sentiment that often go along with this “most wonderful time of the year.”

The national survey of more than 1,000 men and women found that most respondents (57%) want to “Have more fun” in 2013 as their top New Year’s resolution, followed by losing weight (22%), finding their soul mate (12%) or getting a new job (9%).

Also, the majority of people prefer to spend a holiday happy hour with Will Ferrell’s memorable character “Buddy the Elf”(31%) over Chevy Chase’s “Clark W. Griswold” (28%), Billy Bob Thornton’s “Bad Santa” (24%), or Dr. Seuss’s “The Grinch” – who came in last (12%).

When asked which celebrity chef they’d like to cook their holiday dinner, Anthony Bourdain scored the highest (32%), with Giada De Laurentiis close behind (30%), followed by Gordon Ramsey (27%).

Additional survey results included:


26% will attend their company’s holiday party at a restaurant this year, 12% at the office, 12% at a hotel ballroom – but 51% said “What holiday party?”


12% say they go out to eat “a lot more often”, 35% say “a little bit more often”, 8% say “less often”, but 45% say they eat out just as often as they do any other time of year (no change)


34% say they tip “a little bit more” than normal, 5% say “quite a bit more”, 1% double their tip, but 60% say there is no change in their tipping behavior at all


40% choose to stash their holiday bonus in a 401k account, compared to going on a shopping spree (33%), donating it to charity (16%), or taking it to Vegas to gamble (12%)

MOGL is the award-winning restaurant loyalty program that offers three key rewards for people who love to eat out: 10% cash back on every check; donating a meal to Feeding America for every $20 spent; and the ability to compete and win a monthly jackpot cash prize (for the top three spenders) at any MOGL restaurant.

MOGL’s easy-to-use app for iPhone or Android allows you to search thousands of participating restaurants throughout California (soon to be nationwide). The app also tracks cash-back status, how many meals have been donated on your behalf to date, and current rankings toward winning monthly MOGL jackpots. Sign up today at

About MOGL

MOGL is a game that that hooks you up with cash for eating out at your favorite restaurants. Founded in 2010, it is the first and only customer loyalty program of its kind to leverage psychology, technology and clever game mechanics to offer a fun and engaging platform that rewards consumers for their restaurant loyalty. MOGL celebrates a simple philosophy: reward your customers and they’ll reward you back! MOGL was named one of the Best Mobile Startups of 2012 by LAPTOP Magazine and is the proud recipient of CONNECT’s 2011 Most Innovative Product Award. To learn more, visit or download the MOGL app for iPhone or Android. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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