Believe it or not, today is the 1-year anniversary of The Q Card! I can't believe it's been a year since we launched. I'll spare you the chronological recap of the year and just say that we're still here and have no intention of going away. We started this thing with the intention of creating a product that would celebrate Texas BBQ and benefit businesses and consumers. This remains our intention.
Our goal was to (somehow) reach 100 affiliates before the end of this first year; as of last week, we did it. (See a list of our affiliates here.) As it has been since the beginning, any Texas BBQ joint, caterer, or BBQ-related business in Texas is eligible to become an affiliate. As of a couple of weeks ago, Texas-style BBQ joints/caterers and BBQ joints who have Texas BBQ on their menu may join us. If you know of a place that would be a good fit, by all means, help us by encouraging them to join.
As always, you can get updates (new affiliates, events, etc.) via Twitter, Facebook, and The Q Card's blog. We'd love for you to join us at our next launch party, to be held on Sat, June 25, at The Sugar Shack BBQ on E. 6th St. in Austin. We'll also be making an appearance at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival and at Gettin' Sauced!
In honor of our big day, all cards purchased today are 2 for the price of 1 (no limit). Lastly, The Q Card would not exist without all of our wonderful affiliates and card holders. To each of you, we offer our sincerest thanks. With that, Year 2 is underway!!!