Food Freebies & Deals: August 3 – 10, 2012

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals including gift card free bonuses, and promos at Starbucks, Subway, Mimi’s, Black Angus, Red Lobster, Annapurna’s and more…

Restaurant.com Free $10 eGift card when you buy any three already-discounted restaurant certificates for 70+ restaurants in Albuquerque and around 18,000 nationwide. The discounted restaurant certificates vary in price (eg.  a $25 value certificate typically costs $10, or a $50 certificate is $20) and they never expire.  No promo code required, just order at the Restaurant.com Free $10 eGift card promotion page. Fine print says that the freebie $10 gift card won’t appear in your shopping cart, but will be emailed the day after an order is processed. Check the certificate terms for each specific restaurant, including minimum spend, to make sure they’re a good deal for you. The promo runs till Tuesday August 7.

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.

Firehouse Subs Coupon for a free Cherry Lime-Aid wwhen you buy a King’s Hawaiian Pork and Slaw Sandwich at participating locatinos until August 12.

Mimi’s Cafe 20% Off a To-Go Order with the coupon until August 12. Make a minimum $20 purchase to get the Mimi’s discount. You can also get a free Mimi’s Cafe entree at lunch or dinner when you buy an entree and two drinks, until August 5.

Pasión Latin Fusion 50+% Off Either pay $19 for $40 worth of lunch or dinner for four people or more, or $10 for $20 worth of Saturday brunch, in a deal available today only from Albuquerque Groupon. Then use the certificates at the Downtown restaurant by January/February 2013.

Subway Coupons to get a free 6 inch sub when you buy one sub and a drink, or a free breakfast sandwich when you buy another breakfast sandwich, or two free cookies when you spend $5 or more.  The coupons (via Valpak) are valid till August 17 or longer, depending when you print them out.

Red Lobster Coupon for $10 off two adult entrees. Fill in the form at their website – it just asks for your name, no email required – and you can print out the Red Lobster coupon for $5 off each adult entree, valid to August 5.

Jane Butel’s Southwest Cooking School 50%+ Off a 2.5 hour cooking demonstration class at $29 instead of the usual $65, or $57 for two people.  The deal is available only today Friday August 3 via Groupon,  then take the class by November 28. They’re also offering 50+% off a weekend cooking course in Corrales at $520 for two days instead of the regular $1,050, including evening reception, breakfast, free cookbook, and apron.  Take the classes yourself, or give them as a gift.

Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40 meal deal runs until August 5, 2012 with the coupon. The promotion serves up a large garlic bread, your choice of a Buca large mixed green salad or Caesar salad, and a Buca large lasagna, including the option for a vegetarian eggplant parmesan. Print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by clicking the big green button at the link.

Bonus Free $25 Gift Card with the American Express Prepaid Card. Order an American Express Prepaid Card to use in any restaurants or stores where AMEX is accepted, load $200 or more at the time of order, and receive a complimentary $25 Gift Card. It’s a limited time/limited quantity offer. Could make a good gift for kids going off to college if you don’t want to use the card yourself!

Scalo Wine & Dine Wednesday at 6:30 pm on August 8 serves a four course food and wine tasting menu featuring Adelsheim Vineyards of Oregon wines for $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link. These events at the Nob Hill restaurant fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Steak, Ribs and Grilled Prawns dinner for $15.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until August 20, 2012.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

All-You-Can-Eat Horno Baked Pizzas for $5 at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. The cafe at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center also features live music on the patio, and the music and pizza nights run through September.

Annapurna’s Half Price Chai tea during happy hour daily from 3 – 5 pm. My fave Annapurna’s is the original at 2201 Silver SE/corner of Yale, but they’re also at 7520 Fourth Street NW, and in Santa Fe.

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, not sure when it ends, so slurp your shake soon!

Pizza Nine Coupons include:

  • Free 2 liter soda with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • Free dessert with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • $5 off any $20 purchase
  • Free medium pizza when you buy a large specialty pizza (only for Pizza 9 carry-out orders)

Got a great salsa recipe? If you want to enter the Best Homemade Salsa Competition at the Old Town Salsa Fiesta on September 15, spaces are limited to the first 40 contestants by August 24. It costs $20 to enter (and you must take a free food handling class) for a chance to win prizes including the first place $1000 prize, plus of course the glory of knowing yours is the best homemade salsa in Albuquerque!

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, Restaurant.com, and MySavings affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks.


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