Top 5 Places to Earn Bonus Rewards Points Near the Coast

Top 5 Places to Earn Bonus Rewards Points Near the Coast

July 12, 2023
by Erin Baca, Cal Poly Student

SESLOC offers credit union members the benefit of earning bonus rewards points when you use your HomeFREE Checking™ debit or Visa Signature Rewards® credit card at participating Local Rewards¹ businesses. Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash back, and many more awesome rewards at Whether you’re passing through for a weekend or looking to explore the beauty of your home, the Central Coast has so many amazing local businesses and coastal views that are worth exploring!

Here are the top five places near the coast where you earn more:



Hidden Kitchen Logo


Hidden Kitchen

With locations in Cayucos and Cambria, Hidden Kitchen showcases the Central Coast’s beauty, community, and commitment to sustainability. The menu is 100% gluten free, specializing in bioregional blue corn waffles, hand pressed blue corn tacos, and superfood, super delicious smoothies to satisfy a broad range of taste preferences. Stop by the Cayucos location on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. for Community Nights and sample limited-time menu items.



Spyglass Inn restaurant


Spyglass Inn Restaurant

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Shell Beach during a casual meal, a family meal, a social celebration, or a business function at Spyglass Inn Restaurant. It has been a favorite for both travelers and locals since 1984. Calling all crab lovers! Check out all you can eat bottomless dungeness crab every Tuesday. Additional menu highlights include stuffed sole and halibut a la Gorgonzola. Remember to keep an eye out for whales, seals, and dolphins during your meal.



Rose's Landing Logo


Rose’s Bar & Grill

Rose’s Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for tasty seafood, burgers, salads, tacos, and drinks. The menu features must-try gluten-free clam chowder topped with chopped applewood bacon, fresh parsley and dill. Take in the picturesque scenery of the iconic Morro Rock with a slide of good food and great company.



Avila Valley Barn


Avila Valley Barn

Coastal vibes meet the rustic farm lifestyle at Avila Valley Barn. Here, visitors can pick fresh fruits and vegetables, feed and pet farm animals, and sit down for a meal and dessert. Summer concerts are happening every weekend of July with artists including Paul Kent, Jack Milstead, and About Time Duo. Avila Valley Barn has fun for the whole family all summer long!




Cracked Crab

Looking for excellent seafood and service in a chill atmosphere? Head to the Cracked Crab in Pismo Beach for soups, salads and fresh fish dishes made in-house daily. The house specialty is your choice of shellfish steamed with spicy Cajun sausage, red skin potatoes and corn cobetts. Your meal is dumped right on the table with tools for cracking, so be prepared to have some messy, flavorful fun!

Refer to our complete list of participating Local Rewards businesses across the Central Coast for more opportunities to earn rewards!


 1. Local Rewards bonus points are earned on purchases made at participating Local Businesses only. Participating Local Businesses (“merchants”) are subject to change at any time without notice. Participation in Local Rewards does not constitute an endorsement on the part of either the merchant or SESLOC Credit Union. Purchases made at participating merchants processed through third-party services (e.g. DoorDash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats ect.) may not qualify for bonus points under Local Rewards. Local Rewards is part of the SESLOC Rewards program; see for complete terms, conditions, restrictions and eligibility that apply. For any questions regarding Local Rewards, contact SESLOC Credit Union.

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