Food Freebies & Deals: December 7 – 14, 2012

December 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Half Off Deals, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque Cheap EatsAlbuquerque restaurant and food deals for the week ahead…

Chili’s coupons in their holiday promotion are for a different special offer each day, such as kids eat free or a free appetizer or dessert when you buy an entree. Each coupon is only valid on the day of the offer.  Find today’s Chili’s Grill & Bar Holidaily coupon at the link – a different one is released each each day through December 24, 2012.

This Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree is available any day of the week, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers. (You can also get 10% off Chili’s gift card orders of $100 or more.  Cards can be in any value from $5 to $100 each, as long as they add up to $100.)

50% off any Domino’s Pizza for online orders using the promo code 50OFF through Sunday December 9. The discount is valid only on the pizza part of your order at participating Domino’s locations, as part of their Global Domino’s Day promotion. The offer is for all ‘digital’ orders using the promo code 50OFF including mobile ordering ( or the iPhone and Android apps, as well as at the website. Or get the offer via the Domino’s Facebook app.

The Winter Downtown Growers’ Market and Pop-Up Craft Market is on Friday December 7 (11 am – 2 pm) and Saturday December 8 (10 am – 2 pm) for local produce, holiday shopping and music at 100 Gold Ave SW. (Gold and First). I hear there should be free parking in the lot on 2nd and Silver.

Get a Burger King Whopper for 55 cents when you buy another Whopper through December 9. The offer is for a 55 cent Original Whopper sandwich with the purchase of any other Whopper variety.

Arby’s BOGO Free Sandwich using the coupon at the link until December 11. You just have to fill in your name to print out the coupon, then chow down on a free Beef ?n Cheddar Classic or Turkey ?n Cheddar Classic sandwich when you buy one.

House of Bread 50% Off with the deal at the link to pay $10 for $20 worth of sandwiches and baked goods at House of Bread on Carlisle. The Groupon half off certificate is available in limited quantities/limited time, then spend it by June 5.

Buy Three Get One Free physical gift cards mailed with free shipping until December 8.  (The freebie offer is not on eGift cards.)  According to the email we received, the free gift card will NOT appear in your shopping cart, but will be sent with the order. gift cards are already discounted, so typical prices are $10 for a $25 value gift card. The physical gift cards are sent with free shipping and no expiration date, and the recipient redeems the card online for a specific restaurant certificate of their choice, from thousands of participating restaurants nationally.

Subway $2 Subs in December 2012 in a promo that gives you either the 6 inch Meatball Marinara or 6 inch Cold Cut Combo for two bucks, for a savory celebration in customer appreciation month.

Entertainment Book 2013 is on sale at $19.99 and free shipping for a limited time – that’s 50% off the regular price for the Albuquerque book, although the sale is on all city books. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, through November 2013. The Albuquerque Entertainment Book 2013 (usually $40, but half price now at $19.99 using the promo deal at the link) offers over $62,000 in local savings for attractions, entertainment and shopping, including 189 restaurant coupons.

Olive Garden’s 2 for $25 Italian Dinner is their new promotion for two people to to dine on 3 courses for $25. The menu includes breadsticks, a choice of soup or salad, a choice of entrees each, and also choose either an appetizer or dessert to share.

I was reminded how good Scalo’s Happy Hour is when I popped in to meet a friend for a “quick drink” and ended up staying for hours. Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4 – 7 pm, with $4 well drinks, draft beers and glasses of (very good) wine. $5 appetizers include Fritto Misto and Caprese Bruschetta. Scalo Northern Italian Grill is in Nob Hill, 3500 Central Avenue SE.

Pita Pit 50% Off in two deals: either spend $15 for $30 worth of pitas, chips, and soda, or opt for $8 for two pitas and two fountain drinks worth up to $17.36. (Very exact figure that!) You need to buy the limited-quantity certificates from Groupon Albuquerque (scroll down at the link) and then they’re valid for 180 days at the Central Avenue (opposite UNM) location.

Starbucks 12 Days of Gifting promotion gives a different Starbucks shopping deal each day on coffee and holiday merchandise to perk us up in the holiday season through December 12, 2012.

Among the Freefly’s coupons and free samples they’re offering a chance to receive one of 4,500
free Godiva Gold Ballotins worth $50 each for 36-pieces, in a giveaway through December 16.

Einstein Bros Bagels BOGO Free Coupon for a free espresso beverage when you buy one, valid until December 12. The same flyer also has a coupon for 25% off a first-time catering order,  until December 19.  Sad to hear about the van crash at the Central Avenue location – I’m sending all our best wishes to the driver and his family.

Old Town Pizza Parlor announced a new Teachers’ Discount for Wednesdays. Get 20% off your dine-in meal on Wednesdays after 4 pm, when you show your teacher’s ID or school badge.

U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt Half Off using the certificate where you pay $5 to get $10 worth of frozen yogurt at three Albuquerque locations. Buy the certificate for a limited time online via Living Social, then spend the certificate by June 13, 2013.

Military, police, and firefighters 50% off Marcello’s Chophouse at lunch, when you wear your uniform! You serve us, let them serve YOU. What a great deal Marcello’s!

The Chick-fil-A 2013 calendar dubbed “Royal T-Bones costs $6 and includes a promo card that gives you a free food or drink item each month. It’s available for a limited time or while stocks last at Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Pelican’s Restaurant & Bar Coupons Get a free appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees, or a three course meal for two people for $45.95 including sides and coffee or tea, both using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide until January 31, 2013.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a $16.99 sirloin steak, lobster and shrimp dinner, or get a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39.99 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Both coupons are valid for up to 6 people until December 10.

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a Pastrami Sandwich to December 31, 2012.

Tons of Gift Card Discounts and Freebies – Check out my earlier post at the link for a round-up of dozens of holiday deals on restaurant gift cards and some retail cards too!

Whew…Happy eating everyone – on the cheap!

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

–Tania FYI This post contains some affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.


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