Food Freebies & Deals: November 9 – 16, 2012

November 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Food, Half Off Deals, Restaurants & Bars

Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include 20% off Denny’s, half off Chili’s gift card, free Arby’s shake, free Chick-fil-A, chocolate deals, and Veterans Day deals for military personnel and veterans.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Sampling Saturday on November 10 offers free Original Pretzel Nuggets samples at all locations. Also get an Auntie Anne’s coupon for a free Signature Pretzel when you buy any two pretzel products. Fill in the form at the link and they email the coupon to you in a one-time mailing. If you want to sign up for monthly Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks coupons, check the box in the form.

Arby’s Free Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake with the purchase of a combo, using the coupon at the link until November 13. You just have to fill in your name to print out the coupon.

California Pizza Kitchen $5 off a take-out order of $30 or more today November 9 only, when you use the promo code VOTED for online orders, or mention the deal while ordering at the take-out counter, as announced on their Twitter feed and Facebook. They’re at ABQ Uptown.

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. Plus, if you dine at Vernon’s from November 9 – 11 and and on arrival tell the doorman the password PAY ME you can draw a gift card valued from $25 to $200 to spend on a future visit. Everyone wins a card, it’s just the value that varies, at 6855 4th Street NW.

Free Breakfast at Chick-fil-A Cottonwood on Thursday November 15. Get the free Cinnamon Cluster 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.

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.

Bailey’s On The Beach Half Off using the certificate to get $20 worth of food and drink for $10. The offer is available for a limited time via Living Social, then spend the certificate by February 15, 2013.

$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.

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.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only including Domino’s and Papa John’s pizzas, and major retailers. 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.

  • Chili’s gift card50% off at $5 for a $10 card, and it can also be used at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
  • Papa John’s gift card50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card.
  • Domino’s Pizza gift card 50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card
  • Boston Market gift card at $3 for a $10 card
  • Old Navy 50% Off  a gift card at $7.50 for a $15 card, or get $10 off with the option to pay $15 for a $25 gift card.
  • iTunes Gift Cardat $7.50 for a $15 iTunes card valid on songs, albums, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and iPod games.

$7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both repeat customers and new Saveology customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at So it’s basically free money!

Einstein Bros Bagels 25% Off  Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and free Bagel Poppers with any drink purchase, both valid until November 15, 2012.

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.

Use this printable Quiznos coupon to get $1 off any regular or large sub at participating locations until November 16.

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.

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.

Entertainment Book 2013 is out with $7 off and free shipping for a limited time. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, through November 2013. The Albuquerque Entertainment Book 2013 (usually $40, but $33 right now using the $7 off deal at the link) offers over $62,000 in local savings for attractions, entertainment and shopping, including 194 restaurant coupons.

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 November 12.

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.

50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes when you pay $15 to get $30 to spend at the downtown Albuquerque cupcake store. SweetJack has offered some sweet deals lately and I can’t mention all of them, but at the link there’s a tab at the very top to Get Deals by Email.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Deal at $40 for a $78 value Autumn Squares gourmet package including free shipping. The package contains four 33-count bags of assorted flavors including pumpkin spice caramel, sea salt trio, and intense dark chocolate. The offer is available today only via the new
AmazonLocal deals site.

Calientes New Mexican Food BOGO Free Breakfast Buy one breakfast and two beverages and get a free breakfast, using the coupon via Valpak. Or (at the same link) get 50% off an entree when you buy one entree and two beverages. Both deals are only on Monday through Thursday, for dine-in.

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


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.

25% Off Einstein Bros Bagels The Facebook coupon is valid on any purchase.

Seattle Best Coffee Free Sample 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.)


See our full round-up of Veterans Day deals this weekend for military personnel and veterans in our earlier post. Some of the restaurant highlights include:

Denny’s Free Pancakes on November 12 from 6 am – 2 pm at participating Denny’s Restaurants.   The free all-you-can-eat pancakes are for military personnel (retired, active or non-active) with ID.

El Pinto Buy One Get One Free Entree on Monday November 12 for veterans and active military in uniform or with military ID at the North Valley restaurant: 10500 4th Street.

Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Free Meal on November 12 between 6:30 am and 10 pm for current military and veterans.  This is only at the Cottonwood location at 3801 Ellison Rd. NW.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch on November 12 for active, former, and retired military with ID. Select from a special free Veterans Day menu including sirloin steak, country fried chicken, and pulled pork dinner, all served with two sides.

Olive Garden Free Entree for Veterans and Active Duty Military on November 11, with ID.  Entrees include garlic breadsticks and soup or salad, so that’s a good full meal, and the Veterans Day free menu to select from includes spaghetti and meat sauce, chicken parmigiana, and seafood alfredo.

See our previous post for many more Veterans Day restaurant deals for military.

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

FYI I’ve given my Groupon, SweetJack, LS and Saveology affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.


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