Food Freebies & Deals: November 16 – 23, 2012

November 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Half Off Deals, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead and some gift card deals for early holiday shopping to give as gifts or use yourself…

Whole Foods Market Steak Sale November 16. The sale today brings the price of New York Strip steak down to $9.99 a pound, about 40% off the regular price.

Starbucks Buy One Get One Free offer on holiday drinks from 2 pm to 5 pm each day until Sunday November 18, giving you a free holiday beverage when you buy another one at participating locations. Flavors include Caramel Brulee Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte.

Jubilation Wines & Spirits Thanksgiving Wine Tasting and Mixology Demo and Tasting on November 17 from 2 -4 pm sounds pretty zippy, with wine tastings and special offers for your Thanksgiving diner, and mixologist Lief whipping up cocktails featuring Crown Royal Maple, Nob Creek Rye, Carpano Vermouth, Columbia Dock 57-Blackberry, Crave Liqueurs, and more.  I want them all, and now.

Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Black Friday deal on Friday November 23 gives you a free 8 count nugget serving when you buy a medium side and drink between 6:30 am and 10:30 am, only at the Cottonwood location at 3801 Ellison Rd. NW.

Denny’s 20% Off Coupon gives you 20% off the entire check with the order of an entree, until November 17.

Seasons Grand Tasting and Wine Sale is on November 17 from 1 – 5 pm. Admission is $20 including wine tastings and appetizers, and the chance to shop at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill for “big discounts” on their excess wine inventory, with discounts on 6 packs and cases.

ZS&T’s Great Grub Half Off using the certificate where you pay $7 to get $15 worth of breakfast, lunch or dinner at ZS&T’s Great Grub, 5017 Menaul, NE.  Buy the certificate for a limited time online via Living Social, then spend the certificate by March 22, 2013.

This Macaroni Grill Coupon gives you $7 off an entree until November 21, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Either print the coupon or show it on your mobile device.

Best of The City Event 50% Off for the Albuquerque the Magazine event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Nvember 30, from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Get $20 tickets (regular price $40), available in limited quantities from Groupon Albuquerque for a limited time.

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.

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

$5 Off Theobroma Chocolatier on a purchase over $30 with the coupon, or get $10 off a $55 purchase, or $20 off $100, using the coupons via Albuquerque Premium Shopping Guide.

Cici’s Pizza Endless Buffet is $5  for a limited time,  and they’ve also got a deal for three pizzas to go at $10 for three medium Cici’s pizzas including one topping or speciality pizzas, at participating locations.

Taco Bueno $2 for Two Tacos deal until November 22 serves up two beef or chicken tacos for two bucks (excluding flame grilled tacos) with no coupon required.

Einstein Bros Bagels Drinks Coupon Get 50% off a Caffe Mocha or Caffe Latte using the coupon until November 26.

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.

50% Off Q Bar Food Get half off any one food item at the Hotel Albuquerque Q Bar, using the coupon valid to just about the end of forevahhh! Or December 30, 2013, which feels like the same thing.

50% off Nativo Lodge Food Get half off any one food item at the Nativo Lodge hotel restaurant with the coupon to December 30, 2013.

Olive Garden Buy One Get One Free in their Dinner Today & Dinner Tomorrow promotion.  Dine in and order a $12.95 entree including soup, salad, and breadsticks, and choose another free entree to take home for tomorrow night’s dinner.

Get 50% off wines with dinner at Yanni’s Mediterranean Grill in Nob Hill on Sundays through Wednesdays, for selected wines either by the bottle or by the glass. And Happy Hour in the Opa! Bar is on weekdays from 4 – 6:30 pm.

Seattle’s Best Coffee Free Sample for Facebook users, when you request it mailed to you at their Facebook page. Apparently it’s enough to brew a 10-cup pot, and in theory the freebie is to perk up people working on Black Friday but I’m not sure how they’re going to know. (You can also get a free cup of coffee in stores or $2 off a bag of coffee if you’re anywhere near their retailers.)

Taos Inn Two-Night Stay at 49% Off includes a bottle of wine to wash down the deal! The 2 night stay for 2 people in a king room is $188 (regularly $372) for stays on Saturdays through Thursdays until February 28, 2013. Note some holiday blackout dates in the fine print. The historic Taos Inn is right in the center of Taos, with free live entertainment every night, and the offer is available for a limited time via Living Social
They’ve also got a deal to stay at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa for $109 a night for two people in a king room (regularly $239) for stays at the AAA Four Diamond resort in Santa Fe between November 29 2012 and May 2, 2013.

I love this free recipe for Biscochitos by Jane Butel, and recipes for for posole, tamales, and Flying Star Cafe empanadas. Holiday cooking, here I come!

Restaurant Gift Card Deals

Applebee’s Free $10 Gift Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards either online at the link or in restaurants, for a limited time.

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse has a deal on gift cards. According to an email, if you buy five $100 gift cards. you’ll get another free $100 gift card.

Papa John’s gift card 50% off or Chili’s and Romano’s Macaroni Grill gift card 50% off, both are $5 for a $10 card, for first-time Saveology customers only. They are 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.

50% Off Gift Cards for a variety of restaurants including Boston Market, Domino’s Pizza, and Subway, for first-time Saveology customers only. Find the list of restaurant cards at this 50% off gift cards link, and then click the Buy Now button to see the current availability of locations and values. (The same link includes retail card discounts at Bath & Body Works, iTunes, Staples etc.) Inventory keeps changing so some more restaurants and retailers may be added. These are 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.

Black Angus Steakhouse Free $5 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

TGI Friday’s Free $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 worth of gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of each $100 worth of gift cards.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

The Taco Bell Gift Card Promotion is a free menu item worth up to $5 when you buy $20 worth of gift cards.

I’m still adding to our restaurant gift card round-up for the holidays, so let us know if you hear of any!

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

 Thanks to our sister-in-savings Leah at Philly on the Cheap for telling us about the Seattle’s Best Coffee freebie.

–Tania FYI I’ve given my Groupon, LivingSocial and Saveology affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.


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