Food Freebies & Deals: May 6 – 13 , 2011

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals, plus Mother’s Day offers and brunches, and other treats for moms if you’re looking for last minute ideas!

Boston Market Restaurants Free Family-Size Dessert when you buy any family meal, using the coupon on May 6 – 8 only. Check exclusions on the Boston Market Mother’s Day coupon at the link.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Free Travel Mug when you pre-order a bagel bucket at Einstein Bros. Bagels for pick up on May 7 or May 8.  The mother’s day deal excludes half-dozen, pick six, and baker’s dozen, and the free mug is while stocks last.

Denny’s Free Pancake Puppies Sundae If you’re on Facebook, send mom an e-card for Mother’s Day and they’ll also send her a Denny’s coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae. A Facebook membership is required because you have to Like their page to get the coupon…

Mimi’s Cafe Free Ghirardelli Chocolate for Mom on Mother’s Day. Dine at Mimi’s Cafe after 4 pm on Sunday May 8, spend a minimum of $10 on a dinner entree for mom, and then she’ll get a free Ghirardelli milk and caramel chocolate bar, while supplies last.

Half-price Frappuccinos at Starbucks through May 15, during Frappuccino happy hour from 3 – 5 pm.

Sandiago’s at the Tram BOGO Free Entree Get one entree free when you buy one entree and two drinks, using the coupon via Premium Shopping Guide until May 31, 2011.  It’s not valid on Mother’s day though (darn it) but Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway is one of my fave sunset-watching places even without a free entree incentive!

Entertainment Books $15 plus free shipping to May 9.  The price has dropped from $40 per book to $15 and the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book contains $11,800 worth of coupons for local restaurant, attractions, and entertainment, plus a bonus card worth up to $30 of discounts at TGI Friday’s, The Cooperage, Black Angus Steakhouse, Scarpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, etc. The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book with 2-for-1 coupons, discounts and some freebies, includes Scalo, Vivace, Brasserie La Provence, Artichoke Cafe, Fuddruckers, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill, Golden Pride, Uptown Sports Bar & Grill, Gardunos… and many more.

Pizza Nine Coupons include:

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

All Pizza Nine coupons expire May 31, one per person, and you can only use one at a time. You can’t combine all the above, otherwise they’d be paying YOU to eat there 😉

Wine Tasting at Savoy Bar & Grill – Dalla Terra Wine Tasting on Saturday May 14 at 3 pm. Try a variety of Italian wines paired with “small bites” for $30 a head plus tax and tip. Places are limited – you need to make a reservation before they fill.

Albuquerque The Magazine Coupon Book I just got my Food and Wine May issue of Albuquerque The Magazine, with their annual restaurant coupons for 25% off Tim’s Place, 20% off Asian Noodle Bar, and BOGO 50% off at Chow’s Asian Bistro, Coolwater Fusion, Glazed Hams & More, Serafin’s Chile Hut, The Cube BBQ, as well as a bunch of  free food with purchase and other deals.

Most coupons are valid through April 2012, and I always use at least half the coupons over the year. So even though I was sorry to see the April Facebook issue of ATM go off the shelves (did you see my feature on The Like Button? I had such a great time interviewing local businesses for that) at least it was replaced by an issue that saves me money!

Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day on May 10 from 4-8 pm. A free scoop of any flavor at Häagen-Dazs shops. The bummer is we don’t have one in Albuquerque but the Santa Fe Häagen-Dazs (56 East San Francisco St) and the Los Alamos location (800 Trinity Drive) are both participating. So this one’s for our northern readers or anyone heading up to the City Different or the Atomic City on May 10.

Albuquerque Mother’s Day Brunch

If you haven’t got your groove on for Mother’s Day yet, then here are a few places where you can TREAT that lady!

All seem reasonable deals for the locations, all on Sunday May 8, 2011. Tax and tip are extra, and reservations are recommended, and sometimes required:

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am – 2:30 pm offers the regular menu plus specials, and guitar music by Ambrose ‘Sonny’ Rivera.

Zinc Mother’s Day Dinner from 5 pm includes a three course prix fixe menu for $29 or order a la carte.

The Standard Diner Buffet Brunch for Mother’s Day is from 9:30 am – 3 pm at $28 for adults, and $10 for kids aged 5-12.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort serves Mother’s Day brunch in the smart Corn Maiden restaurant from 10 am – 3 pm, at $48. 

Bien Shur at Sandia Resort Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am – 3 pm costs $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.

Albuquerque Embassy Suites & Spa Champagne Brunch on Mother’s Day from 11 am – 2:30 pm. This one includes a fajita station – yum! Adults pay $36.95, it’s $29.95 for seniors aged 60+, $14.95 for kids aged 6-12, and kids under 6 eat free.

Chama River Brewing Co. Mother’s Day brunch buffet is served from 10 am – 3 pm and costs $27 for adults,  $15 for kids aged 5-12, and kids eat free aged 4 and under.

Other treats around Mother’s Day?

  • Free $10 Gift Card when you spend $75 at Coronado Center on May 6 and 7 – very handy if you’re shopping for Mother’s Day!
  • Free Golf for Moms on Mother’s Day at Sandia Golf Club. According to the promo email, moms have to take a fave family photo along on May 8 to get the free round of golf.
  • $5 Off Magazine Subscriptions at when you use the code: springmags at checkout through May 31.
  • Magazine subscriptions up to 90% off with today’s Amazon magazine deals
  • Betty’s Bath and Day Spa May Special A Mother’s Day package all month although it’s not just for moms: Get an hour Betty’s Blissful Massage and a 30-minute Feet Treat for $120.
  • Eternal Youth Medical Spa Deals for either a $49 ultrasonic facial treatment (reg. $120) or $69 ultrasonic back treatment (worth up to $150). Both available to purchase through the weekend from Groupon and then the recipient takes the treatment by November 9, 2011.

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

Thanks to Julie at Kansas City on the Cheap for the Häagen-Dazs tip.

–Tania  FYI – I’ve given you my Entertainment Book, Groupon,, and Amazon affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. If you plan to take advantage of these offers and feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the links. Thanks!


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