Food Freebies & Deals: October 5 – 12, 2012

October 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Balloon Fiesta, Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant and foodie deals for week ahead include 40% off tickets to the Balloon Museum Big Top Chocolate Festival, a feast at El Pinto’s Balloon Fiesta Matanza, plus offers at Arby’s, Pei Wei, Subway, Papa John’s, Macaroni Grill, Chili’s and more… Enjoy the first week of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and let’s start eating!

El Pinto’s Matanza during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is on October 8 from 2 – 4 pm and they still have tickets available, but you have to buy them in advance and seats are limited to 150 people.  It costs $15 per person for an all-you-can-eat meal of horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, fresh fire Hatch green chile, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Plus music from Chris Dracup. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

Big Top Chocolate Festival at the Balloon Museum goes cocoa-crazy on October 6 and 7,  between 7 am and 4 pm each day. Regular admission is $10 for adults (aged 13+), $1 for kids aged 4-12, and free for tots aged 3 and under. BUT, get 40% Off Adult Tickets making them $6 each when you buy tickets online using the promo code Chocolate as announced by the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest. The 40% discount code Chocolate only works on adult one-day tickets. Admission includes entry to the Balloon Museum where there will also be live entertainment, and parking is free from 10 am – 2 pm, outside the busy Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hours.  If you choose to just pay on the door take cash – they’ll add a $2 per ticket fee to any credit card payments.

$10 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill online orders to go when you use the Promo Code: FACEBOOK
It has to be a to-go order placed online at Macaroni Grill.

50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes when you pay $15 to get $30 to spend at the downtown Albuquerque cupcake store. The offer is available in limited quantities via SweetJack, and you can redeem the certificate until January 1, 2013. They also have a 50% off Tinkertown Museum deal to get a Family Four Pack of four admissions for $7. That’s also valid until January 1, but don’t forget that Tinkertown closes for the season on October 31!

50% Off Gift Card Deals  This $7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both new Saveology customers and those who are repeat customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at So it’s basically free money!

The remaining deals below are for first-time Saveology customers only. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up:

Arby’s Coupon for a free small drink and fries when you buy a Grand Turkey Club sandwich, valid until October 8. You have to enter your name then print the coupon.

Pasión Latin Fusion is offering half price gift cards on Mondays. Get a $20 gift card for $10, or a $40 gift card for $20. Thanks to Nancy for writing to tell us about the gift card deal at the Downtown restaurant, and Nancy adds “BTW, this is an excellent restaurant!”

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl Buy a Market Bowl and a fountain drink and get a second Market Bowl free, using the coupon until October 14.  If you’re dining alone, you might prefer to get $1 off any Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market $1 Off Market Bowl coupon here. Use it by October 15.

Pei Wei Sriracha Chicken BOGO Free deal. According to a press release from Pei Wei Asian Diner, if you get the new promotional Pei Wei Passport Sriracha Seeker Stamp you’ll get a offer for a buy-one-get-one-free deal on their new Sriracha Chicken. You’ll have to create a “Passport” account at the link if you don’t have one already. Then you usually have to watch a brief video to get the stamp. The deal isn’t showing at their site yet, but the new chicken dish launches Monday October 8, so I’m guessing it’ll go live then.

Einstein Bros Bagels coupons Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and $2 off an egg sandwich, until October 8, 2012.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Burger King Coupons The 12 coupons include a free Whopper when you buy a Whopper, BOGO free chicken parmesan and original chicken sandwich, BOGO free croissant sandwich, BOGO free smoothie, $5.99 breakfast for two, and other meal deal prices. Coupons are all valid until November 4, 2012, at participating locations.

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.

The Dawg Gone Good doggie boutique and spa in Nob Hill is offering a BOGO free deal this week on Pawsitively Gourmet Cookies for your pooch, with flavors including chicken and peanut butter. Go fetch! Dawg Gone Good is at 3339 Central Avenue NE, at Wellesley.

Here’s a printable coupon for 70 cents off Kellogg’s new FiberPlus Nutty Delights Bars. They reckon “”It’s chocolate, it’s crunch, it’s everything you need!”


Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Outback Steakhouse $5 Off and BOGO Free Coupons One coupon gives you $5 off the purchase of two dinner or $2.50 off one entree, and the Buy One Get One Free coupon is for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. The coupons are valid to October 25, 2012, for people who Like the Outback Facebook page.

Red Lobster $5 Off Two Adult Dinner Entrees using the coupon offer at thir Facebook page. The deal is for $2.50 off each single dinner entree (not lunch!) and includes the Endless Shrimp, up to a limit of two entrees per coupon. Use it by October 14.

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

Thanks to our money-saving mate Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for telling us about the Pei Wei Buy One Get One Free deal!

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Saveology and SweetJack affiliate links to plug you direct to the deals.


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