Not only that but you can upgrade - the more you eat out, the more Air Miles you earn! When you first enroll, you get 1 Air Mile per $1 spent at a restaurant. Assuming Air Miles are worth about a penny, that's only a 1 percent return on your money.
However, when you've eaten out three times, you get bumped to 3 Air Miles per $1 spent, which is a definite improvement. And, when you reach 12 times in a year, you can get bumped to 10 Air Miles per $1 spent - now your return is between 10 percent and 15 percent.
The problem is you are spending money to get there. But you can get around that. Just go and order a Coke or a beer to get your 12 "meals." There's no minimum charge.
And, once you've gotten to 10 Air Mile status, you can increase your miles if you are willing to steer your friends to restaurants where you can earn Air Miles. Throw down your card for the tab and accept cash from everyone else - do this regularly with a group of friends and you can easily earn 10,000 Air Miles a year...