Food Freebies & Deals: August 24-31, 2012

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include Sadie’s, Calientes, Buca di Beppo, Black Angus, Outback Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme, half off wine, and more…

Albuquerque Hopfest Friday August 24 is the final day to get advance ticket prices for Hopfest on August 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The discount ticket for regular admission is $25 in advance, with 30 drink tokens for beer sampling starting at 3pm and a souvenir tasting glass. Extra Hoppy Hour tickets are $35 in advance ($40 on the day) for 40 drink tokens, with sampling starting at 2pm. Note that fees and taxes bring the regular admission ticket price to $29.80, so you’re not saving hugely by buying in advance, but if you wait to buy on the gate they may have sold out already. If you want to stay over at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, use the promo code HOPG2012 to get a group rate of $129.

Jubilation Wine and Spirits Oskar Blues Brewery tasting on Friday August 24 from 4 to 6 pm, trying various craft beers from the Colorado brewery.

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on Thursday August 30 (also on Tuesday September 4) from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for 3 “generous pours” of the featured wines plus a light appetizer. That price is per person (so I guess you can’t share), and tax and tip are extra.

50% Off a Boston Market Gift Card at $12.50 for a $25 gift card. The card never expires. The offer is available for a limited time via Saveology and is for first time Saveology customers only. They also have a half price Staples gift card deal at $7.50 for a $15 Staples gift card.  (If a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deals, not sign up, just click the screen behind the box and it goes away!)

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Sadie’s New Mexican Food free small guacamole, queso, or taquito when you buy an entree and use the coupon via Valpak.

Hello Kitty Candy Bundle at $24, worth $77. There’s a whole range of candies in a variety of cute tins in this bundle, so it could be a good idea to plan ahead for party favors or Halloween. The Hello Kitty package is available today via Groupon. Shipping is $5.  

Brasserie La Provence Cooking Class on September 4. Chef Claus teaches how to prepare Steak Tartar at home. (First, catch your cow.) The menu continues with roasted rainbow trout, followed by peach Melba, and is paired with fine wines at $40 per person. Make reservations at (505) 254-7644.

Outback Steakhouse $15 Meal The new four-course fixed-price meal includes soup, salad, entree and dessert, with choices in each course.

Old Town Pizza Parlor Half Price Wine on Tuesdays all day, for all wines by the bottle or the glass. Other weekly drinks specials are Marble Monday with $2 pints and $6.50 pitchers, and for weekday lunches PBR bottle beers are 75 cents when you buy a lunch buffet on Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm.

Calientes New Mexican Food BOGO Free Breakfast Buy one breakfast and two beverages and get a free breakfast, using the coupon via Valpak. Or (at the same link) get 50% off an entree when you buy one entree and two beverages. Both deals are only on Monday through Thursday, for dine-in.

Starbucks Treat Receipt $2 drink. Customers who get their fix with a Starbucks purchase in the morning (on any day) can mosey on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus tax, through September 3, 2012, at participating locations.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only.

Gold Street Caffè Get a $15 dining certificate for $7.50 with Alibi Bucks. The certificate is mailed to you and shipping is extra but a very modest $1. Quantities are limited. I love Gold Street Caffè but I’ve got very confused about their evening opening hours, as they’ve seemed to change so often. But the food is FAB!

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

Lion King Dinner Package Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro still seems to have tickets for their October 4 dinner and a show package at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135.   

Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ’n’ Shake deal Buy a burger or rancher’s melt and get a milkshake for $3 (usually $4.99) – it’s a limited time summer deal.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Freebies Get 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts, using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. Good timing for Labor Day parties, methinks! They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.


TGI Fridays Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get $5 off when you spend $15 or more on food, using the coupon at TGI Friday’s Facebook page, valid until September 10.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill $5 Off Coupon valid on four select summer dishes until August 26. The dishes are: Lobster-stuffed clams, sausage quadratini, pasta sampler, and Mediterranean sea bass. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Dreyers Dibs Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off Dibs deal at Facebook, valid until August 26 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

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NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Groupon and Saveology affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links


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