Food Freebies & Deals: May 11 – 18, 2012

May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead, including some rather cool Mother’s Day promotions and freebies. Wishing all the moms a wonderful Mother’s Day – I’m packing to go and visit my own dear mama!

Savoy Bar & Grill or Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Mother’s Day promotion. If you go for brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13, at Savoy Bar & Grill or Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, they’ll give you a free $15 gift certificate valid against brunch at Savoy or Zinc through August 31 (excluding Father’s Day June 17).

In the Village Inn Treat Receipt promotion, when you eat at Village Inn on May 13, Mother’s Day, keep hold of your receipt to get 25% off your entire check on your next visit between May 14 – 18, 2012. I don’t have a link for this, the good news arrived by email!

Get a Denny’s Free Skillet Cookie A La Mode when you send a Denny’s Mother’s Day e-card at the link.  Both you and mom receive a Denny’s coupon for the freebie!

The Artichoke Cafe half price gift certificate promotion ends today! Buy a $100 gift certificate for $50 through Friday May 11, and then use it until August 31, 2012.

StreetFood Asia BOGO Free Gift Card. Buy a $25 gift card by May 12 and get another $25 gift card free, to use from May 13 onwards. It’s a Mother’s Day promotion at the Nob Hill restaurant, 3422 Central Avenue, SE.

El Pinto Free Ticket Tuesday Eat at El Pinto on Tuesday May 15, and you get a free Isotopes ticket with every entree ordered, valid for the following week.  The reserved level usually cost $13 on game day.

Free Olive Garden appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees and use the coupon until May 27.

Quiznos coupon for $2 Off a large sub, or $1 off a regular sub or large salad. You have to watch a very brief video before they hand over the coupon, then it’s valid to June 18, 2012.

A new Jack in the Box Value Deal gives you Chicken Nuggets, a Jr. Jack burger, value fries, and a value drink for $3.99, for a limited time, no coupon needed.

Last chance to chill out with Starbucks Half Price Frappuccinos between 3 – 5 pm daily in a Starbucks Happy Hour deal through May 13 at participating locations.

Entertainment Book Get Two for $25 with free shipping in a limited-time sale on the coupon books for all American cities nationally. The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book for 2012 claims to offer over $92,000 in local savings, with 184 restaurant coupons, plus discounts, 2-for-1 deals, and freebies with purchase, including 58 attraction discounts and 121 shopping coupons.  Regular price for the Albuquerque coupon book is $40, and the 2 for $25 sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally, including Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii, and other much less glamorous places.  OR get $10 off the Savings Membership in an introductory $19.99 offer (usually $30), with instant access to mobile redeemable coupons all year round.

California Pizza Kitchen is giving out a Thank You Card Envelope when you pay a visit through July 1. Don’t open the envelope! Take it on your next visit (by July 15), and the server opens it to see what you’ve won. Apparently all envelopes win a prize, ranging from a 10%-50% discount on your meal, to free frozen pizza for a year, to a grand prize of $100,000. They’re in ABQ Uptown, 2241 Q Street NE.

Get Half Off Sonic Shakes after 8 pm. The deal on the real ice cream shakes at Sonic Drive-Ins runs through summer.  And don’t forget the ongoing offer to get other Sonic Half Price Drinks daily from 2- 4 pm, good on Slushes (except CreamSlush Treats), soft drinks like Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper, ice teas, and limeades, but not valid with combos and Wacky Pack meals.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use between May 14 and July 15, 2012.

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 gift card. Use the “bounceback coupon” on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

KFC Free Family-size Double Chocolate Chip Cake with the purchase of a 10 piece meal or larger, at participating restaurants. The offer is valid for a limited time on meals featuring Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, or Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and no coupon is needed. Reader Barb told us that the free cake is usually priced at $4.99, and the 10 piece family meal at $22.95 including sides and biscuits, so that’s a freebie bonus worth 22% of the original purchase – although pricing may vary by location.


Del Taco Free Asada Taco or Free Bacon Breakfast Burrito with the purchase of a beverage/coffee, using the Facebook coupons. You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Free Wendy’s Large Fountain Drink when you Like the Wendy’s New Mexico Facebook page at the link and use the coupon, valid until May 17 at participating Wendy’s in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, and some other New Mexico locations.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Nachos Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off nachos offer at Facebook – 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!) The mobile coupon is valid until May 13.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook Freebie for a free garlic roll when you spend $3 in May.  You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the coupon.

California Pizza Kitchen Free Dip Get a coupon for a free spinach artichoke dip at their Facebook page, when you Like it by May 14. However, you have to use an app to get the coupon, and I haven’t done that, so I don’t know the full details.

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

–Tania  FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links.


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