Food Freebies & Deals: August 31 – September 7, 2012

August 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the Labor Day weekend include Burger King, PF Changs, and a Matanza, plus offers for the week ahead from Sonic, Starbucks, Denny’s, and more…

Burger King $1 Real Fruit Smoothies Over Labor Day weekend, from August 31 to September 3, Burger King’s promotion gives you a small Real Fruit Smoothie for $1, for their strawberry banana, tropical mango, and raspberry flavors, at participating locations.

El Pinto’s Matanza on Labor Day September 3 from 5 – 7 pm costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

PF Chang’s 20% Off Online Orders on September 2 and 3 only, using the promo code: RELAX 
The order at must be for pick-up on September 2 and 3 to qualify for the discount – enter the promo code RELAX at checkout.

Boston Market 50% Off A Family Meal on Monday September 3, using the coupon.

Firehouse Subs BOGO Free Sub Coupon to get a free medium sub on September 3 only, when you buy another sub, chips, and a medium drink.

Sonic Half Price Breakfast Burritos all day on Tuesday September 4, to celebrate (?) National Back to School Day. Not sure if the kids are celebrating, although the parents probably are! Either way, 50% off is cool school in my opinion.

Coronado Crossing Restaurant and Brew Pub is giving away samples of its ribs straight off the smoker, on Tuesday September 4 between 4 and 6 pm. The action is in the parking lot at Coronado Crossing, 4800 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

The Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

CoolWater Fusion Restaurant 50%+ Off Options include a a $25 Sunday Brunch for two, a $35 dinner for two, and a $69 dinner for four, in the Living Social offer available today only – then use the certificates by January 2, 2013.

During Cici’s Pizza Guest Appreciation Day on September 6, the CiCi’s Pizza endless buffet will be offered for $2.99 all day from 11 am until closing time at participating restaurants.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Annual Fundraising Harvest Dinner It’s the final day today for Early Bird tickets for the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust fundraiser. Granted it’s not cheap – $100 for one ticket or $190 for two, if you buy tix by August 31 (today!) for the multi-course dinner on September 16 at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center. BUT it includes a cocktail reception and music, dinner by chefs from several fine restaurants (Savoy Bar & Grill, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Los Poblanos, Zinc Bistro) and hey, it’s a fundraiser! From September 1, ticket prices are $110 per person.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sunday from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. The news came in an email from Savoy Bar and Grill and seems to be ongoing for now.

Wine buff? Check out my earlier New Mexico Wine Festival post with the cheapest ways to buy tickets to this weekend’s event!

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on September 4 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “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.

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

Free $25 Bed and Breakfast Gift Card when you spend $100 or more on a gift card by September 3 and enter the promo code:  GCBONUS25 at checkout. You can then use the $100 card and the free $25 card together on a single reservation, giving you a $125 value for $100. The cards don’t expire, have no blackout dates, and can be emailed to print instantly (for yourself, or a recipient). Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more.  If you want to actually go AWAY somewhere, there are many B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the free $25 gift card promo page.


Romano’s Macaroni Grill BOGO Free Coupon Buy one entree and get one free at Macaroni Grill over the Labor Day weekend, to September 3. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. The coupon is valid until September 17.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off any candy deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until September 2 – 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!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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

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