Food Freebies & Deals: Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2012

September 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead and it’s a bumper crop, with freebies at Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Einstein Bros, Krispy Kreme and more. The Macaroni Grill deal is today (Friday) only, so see the Facebook coupons below for details…

Einstein Bros Bagels Coffee Deals to finish off National Coffee Week are 50% Off Vanilla Hazelnut Latte today, Friday September 28, and on Saturday September 29 it’s Buy one Pumpkin Latte and get one free for National Coffee Day.

Krispy Kreme Free Coffee on September 29. Krispy Kreme is giving away a free 12 ounce cup of their new house blend coffee, no purchase required, to celebrate National Coffee Day at participating locations.  

Last chance today, Friday September 28, for Village Inn Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, and no coupon required.

The Southwest Tequila and Taco Fest on September 29 at EXPO NM costs $10 per adult ticket including three half ounce tequila tastes (and free mini tacos for the first 2,000 people). Additional tastes are $10 for five and $20 for twelve. Wow, twelve! I’d be falling over. Actually, two and I’d be falling over. Admission for those under 21 is $5, and kids aged 2 and under go free. The event at Villa Hispana from noon to 5 pm also includes free mechanical bull rides, Mariachi music, pinatas, cooking demos and a margarita throwdown.

The Dine Out for No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America finishes soon, but these offers are still up for grabs until September 29 unless otherwise stated:

  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill (2100 Lousiana NE): Donate $2 or more and receive a Macaroni Grill $5 off coupon for your next visit. This offer runs till September 30 at Macaroni Grill.  
  • Arby’s 2401 12th Street NW location:Donate $1 and get a coupon for one free Value Menu item with the purchase of a sandwich.
  • Pita Pit (2106 Central Avenue SE):  Make a $1 or more donation and receive a $1 Pita Pit coupon for your next visit.
  • Dennys (various locations):  Donate $3 and get a $5 Denny’s coupon book.
  • Fuddruckers: Donate $1, $3, or $5 and receive a Fuddruckers coupon at the Fuddruckers Pan American Freeway, Menaul NE, and Yale SE locations.

Free Taco at Taco Cabana on Tuesday October 2 from 5 – 8 pm. The freebie is a chicken fajita taco and no purchase is required, at participating locations. I’ve also heard that they’ll be giving away a coupon on Free Taco Day for two people to eat for $9.99.

Panda Express Free Thai Chicken on Wednesday October 3 with the coupon.  The freebie is a single size serving with no purchase required, only on October 3 at participating locations.

50% Off Gift Card Deals 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:

These two Einstein Bros Bagels coupons give you 25% off any purchase, and $2 off an egg sandwich, until October 8, 2012. They can’t be combined with other promos.

El Pinto’s Matanza during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is on October 8 from 2 – 4 pm.  It costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance, limited to 150 people. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for 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!

50% Off Speed Dating at ABQ Restaurants $14 to attend a Pre-Dating Albuquerque singles mixer event at venues like Landry’s and St. Clair Winery and Bistro. What a cool idea! The deal is available for a limited time via Albuquerque Living Social, then go to an event through March 27, 2013.

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.

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.

Slate Street Cafe Pinot Noir Wine Tasting on October 2 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “generous tastes” 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.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sundays from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. (The Sunday deal seems to be ongoing for now, but if you read this in a future time-warp, check it’s still running!)


Romano’s Macaroni Grill Free Lunch today Friday September 28Get the coupon at Facebook for a free Choose Two lunch combination with no purchase required, valid only during lunch hours on September 28. They have a limit of 100,000 coupons to give away. You have to Like their Facebook page to see the coupon.

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.

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

Thanks to our frugalista sista Leah at Philly on the Cheap for telling us about the Taco Cabana Free Taco Day!

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Saveology and Living Social affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links


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