Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2014

April 14, 2014 by  
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Tax Day 2014 is Tuesday April 15, in case you are blissfully unaware. Oh joy! So you’ve survived your IRS forms, or maybe are still struggling through them?  We’ve got tax relief in the form of Tax Day treats to sweeten the deal.

  • Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 15.
  • Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 15- you need the coupon at the link to get a free snack-sized curly fries.
  • Schlotsky’s Free Sandwich on April 15 when you buy chips and a 32-ounce drink. No coupon is required to get a free small The Original sandwich, just the chips and drink purchase.
  • Boston Market has an offer for 2 half-chicken individual meals plus side dishes and cornbread for $10.40 on April 15 only. No coupon is required and I guess the $10.40 figure is their idea of a joke to “celebrate” the famous 1040 IRS form.
  • Del Taco Facebook Freebies are ongoing, including coupons for a free 5-piece Hashbrown Sticks when you buy two breakfast tacos and a free fountain drink when you buy any Epic Burrito. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupons.
  • Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation valid from Tax Day through April 18.  Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations.  You must call ahead to schedule,  and print the free massage coupon to take with you.
  • Office Depot free shredding through April 29.  Get up to 5 pounds of shredding of confidential documents  now your tax return is finished, using the coupon at the link!


Finally, the Entertainment Book is on sale  at $10.40 plus $2.49 for shipping at this Entertainment Book website link, valid until April 17. The regular price of the Albuquerque book is $40 but the $10.40 offer is valid for any city book.  You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, until December 2014.

If you know of any other Albuquerque tax day offers or if your business offers a deal,  leave a note in the comment box below!

–Tania FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links.


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Arbys Free Sandwich: September 6

September 5, 2012 by  
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Arby’s gives us a mid-week perk to pick us up after the lovely holiday weekend… How does a free sandwich sound?  Thanks to reader Ron for sending us the tip!

Arby’s is giving away their free Arby’s turkey roaster sandwich on Thursday September 6 between 11 am and 1 pm, with no purchase required. The freebie at participating locations is a new hot sandwich on the menu, with a choice of Turkey Classic, Turkey ‘n’ Cheddar Classic, and Grand Turkey Club.

The deal is for one sandwich per person, while supplies last, and it’s only between 11 am and 1 pm on September 6.

There are about ten Albuquerque Arby’s locations, including Rio Rancho, and as the free sandwich offer is only at participating locations, call ahead if you want to be sure!

–Tania

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals: April 17 2012

April 17, 2012 by  
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Tax Day is today, Tuesday April 17 2012. As a reward now you’ve survived your IRS forms, get yourself some tax relief with freebies and deals available on Tax Day. If you know of any others offers or bargains, leave a note in the comment box below!

Panda Express free Shanghai Angus Steak on Tax Day, Tuesday April 17 at participating locations. This is for a single serving of the new Panda Express entree, and no purchase is needed! But you do need the Panda Express coupon.

15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 17.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages, happy hour food, or P.F. Chang’s for Two, but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of an adult entree on April 17 - 18, using them printable Chili’s tax day coupon or showing it on a smart phone at participating restaurants.

Boston Market Restaurants Coupon for a free individual meal when you buy one individual meal and a fountain drink, using the coupon on April 17.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes BOGO $1 Get a lunch or dinner for $1 when you buy another lunch or dinner adult meal and two beverages, using the printable coupon, or show it on your phone.

Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 17.

Seattle’s Best Coffee is offering a free small brewed coffee on Tax Day, with no coupon needed.  Just a free cup of Joe!

Ace Hardware Discount Coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase in stores, or if you’re buying at their website, use the promo code: TAXDAY

Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 17 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating locations.

Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 16 -  20. Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations.  You must call ahead to schedule,  and print the free massage coupon to take with you.

Banana Republic 30% Off full price items excluding new arrivals, in store (Coronado Center) and online using promo code: BRTAX30

Tax Help New Mexico from CNM/United Way is open until midnight on April 17 for last minute assistance. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online at CNM Main Campus. It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those over aged 65. It might be busy, so take snacks and a magazine!

FACEBOOK DEAL: Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 - you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon for for one free value-size curly fries.

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

–Tania FYI I’ve given my Entertainment Book affiliate link.

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2012

April 11, 2012 by  
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Tax Day 2012 is Tuesday April 17, in case you are blissfully unaware. So you’ve survived your IRS forms, or maybe are still struggling through them?  We’ve got tax relief in the form of Tax Day treats to sweeten the deal. If you know of any other Albuquerque tax day offers, or if your business offers a deal, email ABQ on the Cheap or leave a note in the comment box below!

  • 15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 17.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages, happy hour food, or P.F. Chang’s for Two, but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.   
  • Panda Express free Shanghai Angus Steak on April 17 at participating locations. This is the new Panda Express entree, and the deal is announced in a food industry publication. We’ll update the details on how to get that freebie and whether any coupon or purchase is required later in the week.
  • Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 17.
  • Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 - you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon, available from Friday April 13 to use on April 17, for one free value curly fries.  
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of an adult entree from April 16 – 18, using a printable Chili’s tax day coupon or showing it on a smart phone at participating restaurants. According to the PR Newswire press release, to get the coupon you have to be Chili’s email club member (or sign up for Chili’s email club), or get it from Facebook or Twitter.
  • Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 17 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating locations.
  • Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 16 -  20. Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations.  You must call ahead to schedule,  and print the free massage coupon to take with you.

If you’re still completing tax returns:

Office Depot free copying and shredding to April 16. Get up to 25 free photocopies and up to 5 pounds of shredding of confidential documents, and you can use the freebie to make copies of your tax returns or anything else at Office Depot’s Copy & Print Depot.  No coupon needed.

Tax Help New Mexico from CNM/United Way is open until midnight on April 17 for last minute assistance. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online at CNM Main Campus. It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those over aged 65.

H&R BlockThe free H&R Block At Home program lets tax payers prepare and file Federal tax returns free online. The free edition is suitable for simpler federal tax returns (not state returns) and supports  forms including Forms 1040 and 1040A Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers, Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, etc. but doesn’t cover tax self-employment income (Schedule C), rental and royalty income (Schedule E), farm income (Schedule F) and shareholder/partnership income or loss (Schedule K-1).

If you hear of any other local Tax Day deals – let us know!

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

Thanks to Ron for sending word about the free curly fries at Arby’s, and to Jenn at Atlanta on the Cheap for telling us about the Office Depot free copies. 

–Tania   FYI I’ve given you my affiliate link for the free H&R Block At Home program.

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Food Freebies & Deals: April 15 – 22

April 15, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals at PF Chang’s, Arby’s, Buca di Beppo, Da Vinci’s Gourmet Pizza, Banana Leaf, and more… Some of these were mentioned in our Tax Day Freebies & Deals post yesterday.

Arby’s Free Curly Fryday on April 15 - one free value curly fries per person with the coupon, to kick off Tax Weekend. You’re supposed to LIKE their Facebook page to get the coupon, valid at participating locations only on Friday 15. But if you’re not a Facebook user, here’s the Arby’s coupon. 

$7 for $15 Worth of Bread, Pizza, Sandwiches, and Sweets at Golden Crown Panaderia

Golden Crown Panaderia 50% Off  Pay $7 for a $15 certificate to spend on pizza, bread, sandwiches, cookies etc. Purchase today via Groupon and use the certificate within a year.

Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 18 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating Cinnabon bakeries.

15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 18.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages or happy hour food but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.  (If you’re a Warrior Card member, you don’t get 10% off on top of that – just the same 15% as everyone else!)

Buca di Beppo Free Small Pasta when you buy one large entree or pasta, using the coupon from April 18 -23.  Hold your horses! It’s not valid yet; the offer starts Monday for dine-in only, and you can’t use the coupon on Easter Sunday.

Whole Foods Parm Cheese Crack-Off on April 16 at 1 pm.  They’re going for a world record with all their US and international stores cracking into 85-pound wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano at the same time.  That’s 1 pm Mountain Time. The event is said to include free samples, recipe demonstrations, and other cheesy high jinks. Although it’s supposed to be in all stores, we only know for sure that in Albuquerque, the Academy Whole Foods Market at 5815 Wyoming NE is participating.

Starbucks Free Coffee or Tea on Earth Day, Friday April 22, when you take your own travel mug to participating Starbucks. Get 10 cents off any Starbucks beverage at ANY time when you take your own reusable travel mug. We’re saving the planet, one cup of caffeine at a time…

Kids eat free at IHOP  through April 2011.  Every day between 4 – 10 pm, a child aged 12 and under gets a free meal from the Just for Kids menu, with the purchase of an adult entree. It’s one freebie per adult entree for dine-in only.

Entertainment Book is on sale at $15 plus free shipping. The price has dropped from $40 to $15, for a package of  $11,800 worth of coupons for local restaurant, attractions, and entertainment,plus a bonus card worth up to $30 of discounts at TGI Friday’s, The Cooperage, Black Angus Steakhouse, Scarpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, etc. The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book with 2-for-1 coupons, discounts and some freebies, includes Scalo, Vivace, Brasserie La Provence, Artichoke Cafe, Fuddruckers, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill, Golden Pride, Uptown Sports Bar & Grill, Gardunos… and many more.

Da Vinci’s Gourmet Pizza $12 Tuesday Get any 18″ Extra Large pizza with up to two toppings for $12 every Tuesday (Yum!)

Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine coupons for 50% off an entree with the purchase of one entree & 2 beverages; free veggie egg roll with purchase of 2 entrees, and free chicken fried rice or chicken lo mein with orders of $39.99 or more. I LOVE their veggie egg rolls! Banana Leaf is in Rio Rancho, check the fine print on coupons courtesy of Valpak, all currently valid to April 28.

$5 off El Pinto online orders of jars of chile or salsa with the coupon code APRILFREE5 to April 30, 2011. Orders of 12 jars get 50% off shipping. And use your El Pinto jar lids to qualify for…

El Pinto Isotopes BOGO free tickets Save your El Pinto jar lids!  Take the lid of any El Pinto product (salsa, sauces) to get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on tickets to any Isotope home game on Monday to Thursday. Valid on all price level tickets, but not good on July 4.

Jinja Bar & Bistro Drink Specials  Half price bottles of wine on Saturday night at the Westside location, and daily happy hour 3-7 pm with $3 off margaritas,$3 tap beer, and $5 martinis and specialty drinks. All at the Westside Jinja Bar & Bistro location: 5400 Sevilla Avenue.

Boston Market $1 off coupon valid on a $10 purchase at participating Boston Market restaurants to May 14.  See the coupon for exclusions.  

Sonic Half Price Drinks daily from 2- 4 pm.  The half price deal is good on Slushes (except CreamSlush Treats), soft drinks like Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper, ice teas, and limeades, but isn’t valid with combos and Wacky Pack meals.

Einstein Bros Bagels Free Coffee when you buy any thin breakfast panini. The printable coupon scores you a free medium coffee through April 22

My Talk at Bookworks with free Flying Star pastries courtesy of our Official Treats Sponsor Flying Star Cafe. Hope to see you at Bookworks this Sunday April 17 at 3 pm!

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead if you want to be sure.

Thanks to Julie at Charleston on the Cheap for the Starbucks Earth Day tip!

Tania. FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book and Groupon referral links to plug you direct to those deals. If you plan to take advantage of these deals and feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the links. Thanks!

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals

April 14, 2011 by  
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Tax Day 2011 is Monday April 18, in case you hadn’t noticed. So you’ve survived your IRS forms, or maybe are still struggling through them?  We’ve got tax relief in the form of Tax Day treats to sweeten the deal, valid on various days over tax weekend:

  • Arby’s Free Curly Fryday on April 15 - one free value curly fries per person using the coupon at the link, to kick off Tax Weekend.
  • Hinkle Family Fun Center on April 15 - Pay $15 for two hours of unlimited play on main attractions ( paintball and game room credits are extra). Ask for the Tax Day Special.
  • Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 18 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating mall-based Cinnabon bakeries.
  • 15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 18.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages or happy hour food but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.  (If you’re a Warrior Card member, you don’t get 10% off on top of that – just the same 15% as everyone else!)
  • Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 14 -  18. Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations.  You must call ahead to schedule,  and print the free massage coupon to take with you.
  • Boofy’s Best for Pets Pays Your Sales Tax on April 18. In response to our Facebook Page request, they told us that “Making better nutrition choices for your pet shouldn’t be taxing, so on April 18 we’ll cover the sales tax for all purchases made at Boofy’s.” Find ‘em at 8201 Golf Course RD NW.
  • Buffalo Exchange Dollar Day Sale on April 16. The sale on Saturday is not EXACTLY a tax day deal, it’s actually an Earth Day benefit for The Humane Society of the United States. But hey, it happens over tax weekend, so we’re throwing it in. Proceeds from the $1 clothing sale goes to the nation’s largest animal protection organization.   

If you’re still completing tax returns:

  • Office Depot 25 Free Copies of your tax returns through April 15. Print out the PDF coupon, although I’m not sure who needs 25 copies. That said, Mr Cheap and I do print out quite a few between us – just so we’ve got all the more to lose :-)
  • Tax Help New Mexico’s Midnight Madness on April 18. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online, from 8:30 am through midnight! It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those aged 65+. At CNM Main Campus.
  • Free TurboTax edition online if you’re filing 1040EZ forms and simpler federal tax returns.  The program asks plain language questions to help complete the forms, calculate the return, and submit to the feds by free Efile or hard copy.  The program is suitable for forms including 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040, but doesn’t cover tax schedules C, D, E, and F. TurboTax Free edition is only for federal tax returns, not state returns.

If you hear of any other local Tax Day deals – let us know!

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

–Tania  Thanks to Jenn at Cities on the Cheap for the Office Depot coupon, and Julie at Kansas City on the Cheap for the Arby’s coupon tip.

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Food Freebies & Deals: September 10-17, 2010

September 10, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque dining deals for the coming week include a bunch of half price off or MORE offers for restaurants including El Pinto, Old Town Pizza Parlor, Jack in the Box, Mimi’s Cafe, Cheese and Coffee Cafe, plus 40% off Buca di Beppo, BOGO free Sigg bottles, student discounts, and more!

10% extra discount on half price CityDeals dining certificates This exclusive offer for ABQ on the Cheap readers has been extended to Sunday September 19 Get an additional 10% off restaurant certificates that are already half price using the promo code 10offabq for:

Type the code 10offabq (all lower case) in the space provided at checkout to get the extra 10% discount . You can buy multiple certificates, but check the details for each deal – eg. as with most dining certificates, they don’t cover tax and tip. CityDeals certificates are mailed next business day and shipping is 99 cents.

Free Popcorn at Regal Cinemas on September 10 when you ‘like’ Regal Cinemas on Facebook. You need to be signed in to a Facebook account for this deal. By liking the Regal Cinemas page you get access to a weekly coupon – this week it’s a free small popcorn, valid on September 10 only.

El Pinto Half Price Get $30 worth of food and drink for $15 when you purchase by midnight Sunday September 12, then use the Groupon certificate by March 13, 2011. The 50% off deal is limited to one per person.

Half Price Jack in the Box Pastrami Grilled Sandwich with this coupon, valid till September 13, 2010. It’s one 50% off coupon per guest, per visit, which implies you can use this coupon on multiple visits. Live on pastrami till Monday? Is that a challenge, Jack?

10% off The Cube for Students Get 10% off your entire order when you bring your student ID.  Not sure how long this offer will last, so if you’re reading this in a future time warp, check with The Cube (1520 Central Avenue SE) to be sure it’s still running.

Half Price Wine at Mimi’s Cafe: Every Wednesday ALL day, ALL bottles of wine are 50% off.

Arby’s Free Sandwich - either Roast Beef or Beef ‘N’ Cheddar sandwich when you buy any combo, with the coupon via Premium Shopping Guide. You can use it for up to FOUR free sandwiches as long as you buy the same number of full priced combos. Other Arby’s coupons include $1 Double Cheese Melt, and all coupons are valid at participating Arby’s till September 30, 2010.

Albuquerque Hopfest 10% off tickets to September 15 with promo code BREWS
Hopfest brews up on October 16 at O’Niell’s Pub. Pre-discount tickets are $30 in advance, including a souvenir tasting glass and up to 24 beer samples, or $45 for VIP admission, with tasting glass, beer samples, plus exclusive pours, food provided by O’Niell’s Pub, and a VIP tented area. (Tix are ten bucks more on the day so don’t wait!) Use the promo code BREWS (all in capital letters) to get 10% off advance tickets, valid to September 15. A ticket fee applies, depending on the tickets you buy. Ticket buyers also save on a discounted subscription to All About Beer magazine – $6 for a half year subscription. (Usually $20.99.)

Buca di Beppo 40% off a $20 Gift Card Pay $12 for $20 worth of Italian food and drink at Buca di Beppo (can also be used for tip) valid at all locations via CityDeals. Limit one per household.

50% off Cheese & Coffee Café Downtown thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of dining certificates for $25, and use by February 25, 2011. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificates.) Quantities are limited!

Pharmaca Buy One Get One Free Sigg Bottles on September 10-11 only. Buy one trendy BPA-free reusable Sigg bottle,  and choose another one gratis! No weblink for the deal, it came in by email. Buy in the Pharmaca store or online and the 2nd Sigg bottle you put in your basket is automatically marked as a freebie! Offer expires September 11.

Papa Nachos Free Entree Pick a second free entree with the purchase of one entree & two drinks, using the coupon via Premium Shopping Guide, valid to September 30.

Carl’s Junior $1 off a Philly Cheese Steak Burger small combo with the coupon valid to October 22, 2010.

Daisy’s Bag o’ Donuts Free Beverage The first 50 people each Friday at the New Mexico State Fair to mention Daisy’s Facebook fan page when purchasing a bag o’ donuts or dippin’ donuts gets a free coffee or hot chocolate.

Free JR’s BBQ Sweet Roasted Corn to the first 100 visitors each day to their Big Red Barn stand at the New Mexico State Fair when you mention their Facebook fan page - this deal is good every day during the NM State Fair.

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

Thanks to Jenn at our big sister site Cities on the Cheap for the Regal Cinemas tip.

–Tania FYI I’ve given you my CityDeals and Groupon affiliate links. If you feel like sending a little love this way to support the ABQ on the Cheap site, please use the links.

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 13-20, 2010

August 13, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals this week: free cupcakes for kids on August 14, Arby’s free sandwiches, two Cold Stone Creamery ice creams for $5, and offers from IHOP, Barley Room Bar & Grill, Nestle Toll House Cafe, Church Street Cafe, and more…

Free Cupcakes at Walmart to celebrate Dora the Explora’s birthday this Saturday August 14, between 11 am and 4 pm. I guess this one is REALLY for the kids, and no, you can’t kneel down and pretend. The party includes giveaways and bring in a photo (either digital or hard copy) to make a free 5″x7″ photo card! According to the participating location search, these Walmarts are taking part:

  • 301 San Mateo Blvd SE
  • 2701 Carlisle Blvd NE
  • 3500 Coors Blvd SW

Or click the Walmart Dora the Explorer Birthday Party button and plug in your zip code to find a participating Walmart near you.

Free Smoothie at Boston Market restaurants on Saturday August 14 – no purchase necessary! One free smoothie per visit as long as supplies last.

Free Boston Market dessert with the purchase of a $4.99 Slider Meal Deal with this coupon, expiring August 29.

Free Taco Bell Frutista Freeze when you buy any product. You have to print the coupon via Coupons.com (and download the coupon printer application – quick and free – if you don’t have it already).

Arby’s Free Sandwich - either Roast Beef or Beef ‘N’ Cheddar sandwich when you buy any combo, with the coupon courtesy of Premium Shopping Guide. You can use it for up to FOUR free sandwiches as long as you buy the same number of full priced combos. Other Arby’s coupons include $1 Double Cheese Melt, and all coupons are valid at participating Arby’s till September 30, 2010.

Eat free at Church Street Cafe on your birthday according to an announcement at Yelp. Just be sure to take your ID! (If you read this in some future time warp and the link isn’t working any more, best to call Church Street Cafe to see if they’re still running the birthday offer.)

$5 off Albuquerque Hopfest when you buy early bird tickets for the October festival by August 15 – all details in our earlier post at the link.

Nothing over $8 on the menu. The new Nob Hill joint Bailey’s on the Beach promises there’s nothing over $8 on the menu, and looking at the breakfast-to-dinner menu most of it is a lot cheaper. I’ve not been there yet. Have you? What’s it like? Tell us in the comments form below…

Cold Stone Creamery 2 Ice Creams for $5 with this coupon. You get two Like It sizes with ice cream and one mix-in for $5. It’s on their Facebook page but you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to get the ice cream coupon. (You do need to download the coupon printer application – quick and free – if you don’t have it already).

Barley Room Bar & Grill Free Meal on Wednesday Nights when you buy 1 meal and 2 drinks, using the coupon from Premium Shopping Guide. It’s not valid on Comedy Night, but othewise is good to September 30, 2010. Other Barley Room Bar & Grill coupons include 50% off an appetizer in Happy Hour (4-7pm) and 50% off lunch on weekdays when you buy 1 full priced lunch and 2 drinks.

50% off Nestle Toll House Cafe. Get $50 worth of certificates for half price at $25, via Clear Channel Albuquerque. Quantities are limited and selling fast so buy NOW if you’re interested, and read the small print (certificates come in $10 denominations and you can only use one per visit.) If you have a lot of self-control, you’ll be glad to know that certificates are valid until August 2011.

80% off Restaurant.com certificates and gift cards till August 16 with the promo code: BIG (Enter the code at checkout to see the discount). Buy by August 16, no expiration date on certificates. Participating Albuquerque restaurants currently include:

  • Peppers Cantina, Asian Cafe, Sophia’s Place,  Casa Chaco, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill
  • In Santa Fe: Ze French Bistro, Red Enchilada Restaurant, and Casablanca Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
  • 80 cents for a $10 certificate
  • $2 for a $25 certificate
  • $4 for a $50 certificate
  • $8 for a $100 certificate
  • $8 for a $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card (redeem at 15,000 restaurants nationally/free shipping)

To get the 80% off, select your Restaurant.com certificates and enter the promo code BIG at the check out page. (The full 80% discount doesn’t show till then.) Check the small print for any restrictions.

Kids Eat Free at IHOP in August A child aged 12 and under gets a free meal from the Just for Kids menu, with the purchase of an adult entree, daily between 4pm and 10pm on dine-in only. It’s one freebie per adult entree. According to the location finder at the IHOP Kids Eat Free link, there are seven participating Albuquerque IHOPs.

Gecko’s Bar & Tapas specials after 6 pm:

  • 20 cent wings on Mondays
  • Three for two tapas on Tuesdays
  • Half priced burgers on Wednesdays

Quiznos $2.99 Sub, Chips, Drink with this coupon valid to August 20.  A small sub, regular fountain drink, and of course the chips.

$39 for 10 Lunchtime Yoga Classes. Buy before midnight August 15.  This has only the loosest connection to food, but it happens at lunchtime, and I think it’s a brilliant deal…. oh, and you ALSO get a free protein bar after each class! Get 10 mixed-level lunchtime yoga classes at YogaNow (worth $120) with this Groupon deal available to purchase till midnight Sunday August 15. See details at the link for how/when to use the certificates, it’s this weekend’s side deal (right side of page) and they need a minimum 15 people to buy the Yoga Classes Groupon before the deal is on, otherwise your credit card isn’t charged.

Old Town Salsa Fiesta this Saturday August 14 – free salsa samples and $4 to judge the Best Homemade Salsa contest - all the details at our earlier post.

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure.
ADDED LATER: If you spotted my not-so-deliberate mistake in this post, enter to win a $25 restaurant gift certificate.  All the facts/info are correct, it’s just a writing blunder.

Thanks to our friends at Florida on the Cheap for tipping us off to a couple of these deals!

–Tania FYI: I’ve given you my Restaurant.com and Groupon.com affiliate links. If you feel like sending a little love this way to support the ABQ on the Cheap site, please use the links.

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Food Freebies & Deals: July 2-9, 2010

July 2, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant freebies and deals at Arby’s, Denny’s, Chick-fil-A, Village Inn, Sonic, Waffle House, Jack in the Box, Jersey Jacks and more, plus wine tasting and half price bottles of wine! 

Free Village Inn slice of French Silk Pie today July 2 from 5 pm – 10 pm only, when you buy an adult entree and use the free pie coupon at participating Albuquerque Village Inns.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits Today July 2 Wine Tasting and Mixology Demo with ideas for your holiday parties from 4 – 6 pm, plus hot dogs and hamburgers!

Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich on Saturday July 3 between 10:30 am and 10 pm at Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte and Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners  – but you must dress in red, white, and blue to get the freebie!

$1 Popcorn or Fountain Drink at AMC Theatres on July 4. Get any size popcorn or fountain drink for a dollar each – Facebook membership needed and provide your email address for the coupon.

Free Arby’s Sandwich on Monday July 5. Get a free Arby’s Jr. Deluxe sandwich when you buy a drink (excluding coffee and value drinks) at participating locations. The Jr. Deluxe is roast beef, lettuce, tomato and mayo, packed in a sesame seed bun.

Free Boston Market Entree Salad or Family Dessert July 2 – 5 when you buy any family meal. Take the Firecracker Special coupon for this four-day offer, and the link also gives you coupons for $2 off a $10 purchase or $4 off a $20 purchase. Those two deals expire August 1, 2010, but the Firecracker Special freebie finishes July 5.

Free pie at Waffle House - get a free small slice of pie when you dine in. The coupon expires July 10, 2010.

Free Denny’s Red, White and Blueberry Pancake Puppies with a minimum purchase of $2 of any item from Denny’s $2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu. You have to sign the Denny’s Bill of Rights at the link and take it with you to get the deal…  One freebie per check per visit, to July 25, 2010

Free Nabisco Cookies Monday – Check the link on Monday July 5 for a coupon for free cookies – it’s a one-day only deal and may require Facebook membership and a purchase. (We’re not sure of the details till the offer is up!)

Sonic Footlong Quarter Pound Coney is just $2.99 for a limited time – no coupon required. It’s a full 12 inches of hot dog with chili and melted cheese.

Free Jack in the Box Mini Funnel Cake when you order the new Really Big Chicken Sandwich Combo at $3.99 for the sandwich, fries, and drink. Coupon is good to August 29, 2010.

Free Chick-fil-A meal for Cow Appreciation Day at all locations all day on Friday July 9 if you show up fully dressed as a cow! Or, we’re told, if you come partially dressed as a cow, such as a cow spotted hat or bandana, you’ll get some kind of free entree item/sandwich. Find the starter kit and details for Cow Appreciation Day, practice moo-ing, and chew the cud at either Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte or Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners.

50% off Jersey Jacks Eatery. Get $50 worth of certificates for half price at $25, via Clear Channel Albuquerque. Quantities are limited, and read the small print (certificates come in $10 denominations and you can only use one at a time.) Certificates expire December 29, 2010

$1 off Carl’s Junior
$1 off any Six Dollar Burger Large Combo to July 14
$1 off Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich Small Combo to July 21

Half price wine at Los Equipales Restaurant – get 50% off a bottle of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesday Nights

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

Thanks for tips to reader Barbara, Ed-at-Large Ron, and our friends at Florida on the Cheap and Tucson on the Cheap.

Have a beautiful (cheap!) weekend!

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals for 4/9/2010

April 9, 2010 by  
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Tax Day treats plus freebies, discounts and coupons for the week ahead at Cinnabon, PF Chang, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, Saffron Tiger free entree and kid’s bowl too, Gold Bar nostalgia, El Norteño Buy-One-Get-One-Free on breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Standard Diner’s beer feast.

  • On Saturday April 10, satisfy your sweet tooth with a free breakfast cinnamon cluster at Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners between 6:30 and 10:30 am.
  • Join Chick-fil-A at Paseo Del Norte’s free viewing of the new VeggieTales movie Pistachio on Saturday April 10 at 6 pm. The free movie party includes face painting, giveaways, and popcorn. Pick up a free Pistachio coloring sheet in advance, take it home for your little one to color in and bring it back to the April 10 party…. and they’ll get a free kid’s ice cream!
  • This coupon (mentioned last week) for an Arby’s free roast beef sandwich when you buy any soft drink is still (just) valid – coupon expires April 10.
  • Sweet relief on Tax Day April 15 with free Cinnabon cupcakes. They’re giving away two free bite-sized cupcakes per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating mall-based Cinnabon bakeries.
  • P.F Chang’s also eases the Tax Day burden with 15% off all food – dine in or take out – on April 15! Not valid on beverages or happy hour food but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.  No coupons necessary. (If you’re a Warrior Card member, you don’t get 10% off on top of that – just the same 15% as everyone else!)
  • Quiznos coupons valid till April 18  for:
    - Free chips and regular fountain drink when you buy any regular/large sub, or regular chopped salad
    - $1 off 1 sub, $2 off 2 subs, $3 off 3 subs
    (Thanks to Atlanta on the Cheap for the lead!)
  • Get a taste of nostalgia with the Gold Bar fundraiser for the ’98 Del Norte High School 12 Year Reunion – buy the peanut butter and chocolate desserts that were sold in Duke City schools. One pound (about 12-14 gold bars) costs $9.80, two pounds = $18, and three pounds = $26. So you save by ordering more (what a great excuse! I mean, incentive.) Order your Gold Bars online, pay by PayPal, then pick ‘em up at Del Norte High School on April 17 or May 8 from noon to 1:30 pm. OR have them delivered to your door ($5 shipping for one pound of Gold Bars.) Or just turn up slavering at the school on those sale dates  – April 17  and May 8 – and pay with cash.
  • My mouth’s watering at the thought of East Indian food, and Saffron Tiger Indian Cuisine Express adds to the temptation with a coupon for a free entree OR chai tea or mango lassi, PLUS a free kid’s bowl for children aged 12 and under, when you purchase any two entree combo. Saffron Tiger is located on Paseo Del Norte, just east of San Pedro, and the coupon is good through April 15, 2010. (Thanks to Denise for THAT tip. Not sure if Denise works there or is just a wonderful reader, either way, thanks D!)
  • Editor-at-Large Ron is quite excited that  El Norteño Buy-One-Get-One-Free coupons are back in Valpak – and no wonder! BOGO coupons serve you a free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, valued up to $8 each. Coupons are valid till at least April 23, 2010 at current time of viewing, for dine in only. 
  • Standard Diner’s Beer Dinner on Sunday April 18 is $50 a head, but that’s for six… count ‘em… SIX courses, all paired with Marble Brewery beers.  The menu starts with Cheddar/Beer Soup and ends up with Cinnamon Baked Brie, by way of Kobe Sliders, Lollipop Lamb, and a couple of other courses you’ll just have to do your best with. Reservations are required, and I’d say bring a tent, ‘cos I can’t see anyone walking home after this feast. Or maybe even rising from the table for 24 hours.
  • If you’re more of a wine buff, Standard Diner uncorks half price bottles of wine on Monday nights!

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

–Tania

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