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

September 28, 2012 by  
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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!)

FACEBOOK COUPONS

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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National Coffee Week Deals at Einstein Bros Bagels

September 24, 2012 by  
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Einstein Bros half off and BOGO free deals for National Coffee Week, plus a couple of Einstein discount coupons…

I’ve just discovered it’s National Coffee Week this week. I drink so much of the stuff (drink? Absorb it through my pores more like) so you’d think I’d have heard about it earlier. That’s what comes of taking a weekend off…

But here are the Einstein Bros Bagels coffee deals with a different 50% off or BOGO free promotion each day from September 24, 2012, leading up to National Coffee Day on September 29.  The offers each day are:

  • Monday September 24:  50% Off Cappuccino
  • Tuesday September 25:  50% Off White Chocolate Mocha
  • Wednesday September 26:  50% Off Caffe Latte
  • Thursday September 27:  50% Off Caramel Macchiato
  • Friday September 28:  50% Off Vanilla Hazelnut Latte
  • Saturday September 29:  Buy one Pumpkin Latte and get one free for National Coffee Day.

You can also use these two Einstein Bros Bagels coupons until October 8, 2012, although the tiny type says they can’t be combined with other special offers or promotions:

  • 25% off any purchase (excluding gift cards and catering orders)
  • $2 off an egg sandwich including wraps and paninis

Participation may vary at different Einstein Bros Bagels locations, so call ahead if you want to be sure!

Know of any other Coffee Week deals? Let us know in the comment box below or email ABQ on the Cheap.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: September 14-21, 2012

September 14, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals for the week ahead include half off Papa John’s, Ranchers Club of New Mexico, and Say It With Cake, kids eat free at Olive Garden and Village Inn, Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate Day, and more…

Papa John’s $10 Gift Card for $5  The half price Papa John’s pizza gift card deal is  for first-time Saveology customers only. Quantities are limited and the gift card has no expiry date. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!)

$12.50 for a $25 Movie and Snacks Gift Card valid on tickets and food concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas, for first-time Saveology customers with a limited quantity remaining. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!) The movie gift card offer via Saveology is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally, including Albuquerque’s UA Cottonwood, UA Winrock, UA High Ridge, UA Four Hills. The gift card doesn’t expire and the entire value of the card must be used in one visit.

Half Off Ranchers Club of New Mexico in a deal offering two options. Either pay $30 for $60 worth of food and drinks or (for four people or more) $56 for $120 worth. Alcohol is excluded, in a limited time deal from Albuquerque Groupon. Then use the certificates at Ranchers Club of New Mexico in the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza hotel,  1901 University Blvd NE, by January 31, 2013.

Olive Garden Free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult dinner entree and using the coupon until September 16. The freebie is for kids aged 12 and under, and includes entree and drink.

Say It With Cake 50% Off Get a dozen cupcakes for $8 instead of the usual $16 in a limited time deal via Living Social. Then use the certificate by December 22.

Donate $3 at Denny’s locations to the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign, and get a $5 Denny’s coupon book.

On Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19, talk like a pirate to get a free Original Glazed doughnut, or go in full pirate dress (no weapons!) to get a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts. No purchase is required. The September 19 promo is at participating Krispy Kreme locations and according to the list at the link, Albuquerque Krispy Kreme is participating!

If you don’t want to talk like a pirate, these Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Coupons  include 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts. The coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, are valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

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

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.

Village Inn Kids Eat Free on Monday to Friday in September 2012, with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, and no coupon required.

Free appetizer at Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro, Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, and Savoy Bar and Grill when you take your New Mexico State Fair ticket in and purchase an entree. The free appetizer is up to a $12 value, on any day of the State Fair until September 23.  It’s the same deal at all three restaurants although I’ve only linked you to the email from Zinc.

The Range Cafe 50% off selected entrees all day every Tuesday in September, 2012. The half price Range Cafe entrees deal is on their specials menu only, featuring dishes from their original 1992 menu. The 50% off promo is only on Tuesdays in September,  for in-house dining, and it runs all day at all three Range Cafe locations. If you don’t want a special menu entree at 50% off, customers wearing a Range Cafe logo T-shirt when they dine on a Tuesday can get 15% off any entree. The deals aren’t yet showing on their calendar this week, but was announced by email and on their Facebook page as running all through September.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market coupon here. It’s for a free Boston Market Bowl (a new $6.99 build-your-own-bowl dish) when you buy a bowl and a fountain drink, through September 16.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only until September 30.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through September 23. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

There are some great foodie events this weekend, find details in my previous posts at the links:

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

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Saveology, Groupon, 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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Food Freebies & Deals: September 7 – 14, 2012

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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals for the week ahead include half off movies and popcorn and kids eat free. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway of Mommy’s Market Presale Passes worth $10 each to shop the bargains early – enter the giveaway here.  

Now back to the food deals…

Pay $12.50 for a $25 Regal Entertainment Group Gift Card, valid on both admission and food concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!) The movie gift card offer via Saveology is for first-time Saveology customers and was originally $15, but has been further discounted today so you save 50% at the movies, on tickets and popcorn!  The gift card doesn’t expire and is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally. In Albuquerque, the Regal/UA cinemas are: UA Cottonwood, UA Winrock, UA High Ridge, UA Four Hills. The entire value of the card must be used in one visit.

Whole Foods Market $4.99 Beef Sale today Friday September 7. The one-day sale offers ground beef at $4.99 a pound from grass-fed cattle, with a purchase limit of 10 pounds per customer.

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

The Range Cafe 50% off selected entrees all day every Tuesday in September, 2012. The half price Range Cafe entrees deal is on their specials menu only, featuring dishes from their original 1992 menu. The 50% off promo is only on Tuesdays in September,  for in-house dining only, and it runs all day at all three Range Cafe locations. If you don’t want a special menu entree at 50% off, customers wearing a Range Cafe logo T-shirt when they dine on a Tuesday can get 15% off any entree.

Village Inn Kids Eat Free on Monday to Friday in September 2012, with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, according to an email from Village Inn. 

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market coupon here. It’s for a free Boston Market Bowl (a new $6.99 build-your-own-bowl dish) when you buy a bowl and a fountain drink, through September 16.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through September 23. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Artichoke Cafe Happy Hour deals on Monday to Friday from 3 – 6 pm offers 25% off all adult beverages according to an email from Artichoke Cafe. That’s 25% off glasses and bottles of wine, all beers, spirits, and cocktails. Artichoke Cafe is located at 424 Central Avenue SE.

60% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates today, Friday September 7, when you enter the promo code MENU at checkout. With the bonus 60% off MENU promo code: a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10) now costs $4. Other price examples: A $100 value certificate (usually $40) now costs $16, and a $10 value certificate (usually discounted to $4) now costs $1.60.  Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Sample restaurants include Red Brick Pizza,Sophia’s PlaceEzra’s Place, Olympia Cafe, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Cosmo Tapas, Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. plus Vernons, Brasserie La Provence, Coronado Crossing, and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 60% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code MENU

Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

Lion King Dinner Package Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro still seems to have tickets for their October 4 dinner and a show package at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135. 

Scalo Wine & Dine Wednesday at 6:30 pm on September 12 serves a four course food and wine tasting menu featuring Napa Valley Flora Springs wines for $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link. These events at the Nob Hill restaurant fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a pastrami sandwich, good for one use per visit until December 31, 2012

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Freebies Get 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts, using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. Good timing for Labor Day parties, methinks! They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

Pizza Nine Coupons include:

  • Free 2 liter soda with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • Free dessert with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • $5 off any $20 purchase
  • Free medium pizza when you buy a large specialty pizza (only for Pizza 9 carry-out orders)

FACEBOOK COUPONS

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. Scroll down at the link to find the coupon (it was posted there on August 30) and it’s valid until September 17.

Olive Garden Free Appetizer with the purchase of an adult dinner entree.

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

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

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 31 – September 7, 2012

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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the Labor Day weekend include Burger King, PF Changs, and a Matanza, plus offers for the week ahead from Sonic, Starbucks, Denny’s, and more…

Burger King $1 Real Fruit Smoothies Over Labor Day weekend, from August 31 to September 3, Burger King’s promotion gives you a small Real Fruit Smoothie for $1, for their strawberry banana, tropical mango, and raspberry flavors, at participating locations.

El Pinto’s Matanza on Labor Day September 3 from 5 – 7 pm costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

PF Chang’s 20% Off Online Orders on September 2 and 3 only, using the promo code: RELAX 
The order at PFChangs.com must be for pick-up on September 2 and 3 to qualify for the discount – enter the promo code RELAX at checkout.

Boston Market 50% Off A Family Meal on Monday September 3, using the coupon.

Firehouse Subs BOGO Free Sub Coupon to get a free medium sub on September 3 only, when you buy another sub, chips, and a medium drink.

Sonic Half Price Breakfast Burritos all day on Tuesday September 4, to celebrate (?) National Back to School Day. Not sure if the kids are celebrating, although the parents probably are! Either way, 50% off is cool school in my opinion.

Coronado Crossing Restaurant and Brew Pub is giving away samples of its ribs straight off the smoker, on Tuesday September 4 between 4 and 6 pm. The action is in the parking lot at Coronado Crossing, 4800 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

The Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

CoolWater Fusion Restaurant 50%+ Off Options include a a $25 Sunday Brunch for two, a $35 dinner for two, and a $69 dinner for four, in the Living Social offer available today only – then use the certificates by January 2, 2013.

During Cici’s Pizza Guest Appreciation Day on September 6, the CiCi’s Pizza endless buffet will be offered for $2.99 all day from 11 am until closing time at participating restaurants.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Annual Fundraising Harvest Dinner It’s the final day today for Early Bird tickets for the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust fundraiser. Granted it’s not cheap – $100 for one ticket or $190 for two, if you buy tix by August 31 (today!) for the multi-course dinner on September 16 at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center. BUT it includes a cocktail reception and music, dinner by chefs from several fine restaurants (Savoy Bar & Grill, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Los Poblanos, Zinc Bistro) and hey, it’s a fundraiser! From September 1, ticket prices are $110 per person.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sunday from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. The news came in an email from Savoy Bar and Grill and seems to be ongoing for now.

Wine buff? Check out my earlier New Mexico Wine Festival post with the cheapest ways to buy tickets to this weekend’s event!

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on September 4 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “generous pours” 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.

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Free $25 Bed and Breakfast Gift Card when you spend $100 or more on a gift card by September 3 and enter the promo code:  GCBONUS25 at checkout. You can then use the $100 card and the free $25 card together on a single BedAndBreakfast.com reservation, giving you a $125 value for $100. The cards don’t expire, have no blackout dates, and can be emailed to print instantly (for yourself, or a recipient). Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more.  If you want to actually go AWAY somewhere, there are many B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the BedAndBreakfast.com free $25 gift card promo page.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Romano’s Macaroni Grill BOGO Free Coupon Buy one entree and get one free at Macaroni Grill over the Labor Day weekend, to September 3. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. The coupon is valid until September 17.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off any candy deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until September 2 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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

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

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 24-31, 2012

August 24, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include Sadie’s, Calientes, Buca di Beppo, Black Angus, Outback Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme, half off wine, and more…

Albuquerque Hopfest Friday August 24 is the final day to get advance ticket prices for Hopfest on August 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The discount ticket for regular admission is $25 in advance, with 30 drink tokens for beer sampling starting at 3pm and a souvenir tasting glass. Extra Hoppy Hour tickets are $35 in advance ($40 on the day) for 40 drink tokens, with sampling starting at 2pm. Note that fees and taxes bring the regular admission ticket price to $29.80, so you’re not saving hugely by buying in advance, but if you wait to buy on the gate they may have sold out already. If you want to stay over at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, use the promo code HOPG2012 to get a group rate of $129.

Jubilation Wine and Spirits Oskar Blues Brewery tasting on Friday August 24 from 4 to 6 pm, trying various craft beers from the Colorado brewery.

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on Thursday August 30 (also on Tuesday September 4) from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for 3 “generous pours” 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.

50% Off a Boston Market Gift Card at $12.50 for a $25 gift card. The card never expires. The offer is available for a limited time via Saveology and is for first time Saveology customers only. They also have a half price Staples gift card deal at $7.50 for a $15 Staples gift card.  (If a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deals, not sign up, just click the screen behind the box and it goes away!)

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Sadie’s New Mexican Food free small guacamole, queso, or taquito when you buy an entree and use the coupon via Valpak.

Hello Kitty Candy Bundle at $24, worth $77. There’s a whole range of candies in a variety of cute tins in this bundle, so it could be a good idea to plan ahead for party favors or Halloween. The Hello Kitty package is available today via Groupon. Shipping is $5.  

Brasserie La Provence Cooking Class on September 4. Chef Claus teaches how to prepare Steak Tartar at home. (First, catch your cow.) The menu continues with roasted rainbow trout, followed by peach Melba, and is paired with fine wines at $40 per person. Make reservations at (505) 254-7644.

Outback Steakhouse $15 Meal The new four-course fixed-price meal includes soup, salad, entree and dessert, with choices in each course.

Old Town Pizza Parlor Half Price Wine on Tuesdays all day, for all wines by the bottle or the glass. Other weekly drinks specials are Marble Monday with $2 pints and $6.50 pitchers, and for weekday lunches PBR bottle beers are 75 cents when you buy a lunch buffet on Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm.

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 Treat Receipt $2 drink. Customers who get their fix with a Starbucks purchase in the morning (on any day) can mosey on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus tax, through September 3, 2012, at participating locations.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only.

Gold Street Caffè Get a $15 dining certificate for $7.50 with Alibi Bucks. The certificate is mailed to you and shipping is extra but a very modest $1. Quantities are limited. I love Gold Street Caffè but I’ve got very confused about their evening opening hours, as they’ve seemed to change so often. But the food is FAB!

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

Lion King Dinner Package Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro still seems to have tickets for their October 4 dinner and a show package at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135.   

Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ’n’ Shake deal Buy a burger or rancher’s melt and get a milkshake for $3 (usually $4.99) – it’s a limited time summer deal.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Freebies Get 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts, using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. Good timing for Labor Day parties, methinks! They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

TGI Fridays Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get $5 off when you spend $15 or more on food, using the coupon at TGI Friday’s Facebook page, valid until September 10.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill $5 Off Coupon valid on four select summer dishes until August 26. The dishes are: Lobster-stuffed clams, sausage quadratini, pasta sampler, and Mediterranean sea bass. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Dreyers Dibs Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off Dibs deal at Facebook, valid until August 26 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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

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

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Del Taco BOGO Free Deal: August 22

August 21, 2012 by  
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The Del Taco buy-one-get-one-free deal is only on August 22, so here’s how to get your freebie worth four dollars…

Visit Del Taco on Wednesday August 22 between 3 pm and 8 pm to get the buy-one-get-one-free offer on their $4 Meal Deals. The offer is at participating locations in New Mexico and some other states, and only on the $4 Meal Deals. Options for the $4 Meal Deals are:

  • Del’s Deal with two half-pound bean and cheese burritos, a regular taco and a small drink.
  • Classic Deal with 2 Classic Tacos, a value bean & cheese burrito and a small drink.
  • Grilled Chicken Deal with two grilled chicken tacos, a regular taco and a small drink.
  • Variety Deal with a 2-piece mini cheese quesadilla, a grilled chicken taco and a value bean and cheese burrito plus a small drink.

Buy any of those and you get another $4 meal free, but only on Wednesday August 22, 2012, between the hours of 3 pm and 8 pm, at participating locations. No coupon is needed.

The info on Del’s Double Deal Day (bit of a mouthful) arrived via press release from Del Taco, and it’s mentioned on the Del Taco Facebook page too. Talking of Facebook, you can also find Del Taco coupons (if you ‘Like’ their page) to get a Free Carnitas Taco Al Carbon with the purchase of a beverage/coffee or a Free Breakfast Burrito when you buy a Minute Maid premium orange juice.

There are four Albuquerque Del Taco locations plus one in Los Lunas.

–Tania

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Nativo Lodge Hotel Second Night Free & Other Promos

July 26, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque’s Nativo Lodge deals include a second night free, a New Mexico resident discount, and a third night for a cut-price $19.12.

Locals will recognize the Nativo Lodge from the colorful patterns on the exterior, you can see it from I-25 near the San Mateo intersection. The rooms are decked out with Native American style furnishings, and I can tell you from experience that the beds are rather plush. I know because I tested a bed purely for research purposes while writing the hotels chapter for my guidebook Insiders’ Guide to Albuquerque. Oh, how I suffer for my work…   

Right now they’re offering a second night free at Nativo Lodge when you pay for one night. You can upgrade to a deluxe room with this deal for an extra $10. Book online or call for reservations using the promo code: FREE

I’m told this offer runs on dates till August 31, 2012, but I just tried a test booking on a room to stay in September and the promo code worked for that too, so maybe it’s on bookings made BY the end of August. Not sure, but if you’re interested hop over there fast and see what you can get!  

Other current Nativo Lodge hotel deals are:

  • New Mexico Residents get 20% off the best available room rate with no minimum stay, using the promo code: NMLOCAL
  • New Mexico Centennial Package with the third night stay for $19.12 (because NM’s state centennial celebrates the year 1912) when you book for three consecutive nights, plus a dining discount card the hotel restaurant and bar. Use the promo code: CENTENNIAL
  • Stay three nights or more and get a $30 dining credit at the hotel’s Spirit Winds Cafe using the promo code: STAYMORE  – although I think if you’re staying three nights you’re better off with the Centennial Package.

Nativo Lodge also offers a Pet Friendly Hotel Package (from $119) which waives the usual pet fee, and gives a doggie bag with treats and toys. You have to phone up and speak to an actual person to request that one.

For hotel deals, either book at Nativo Lodge online or call 1-888-628-4861. Promotions can’t be combined.

And if you’re going, use this printable coupon to get 50% off Nativo Lodge food, good on one food item purchase.

Nativo Lodge is located at 6000 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, near the I-25 and San Mateo intersection.

–Tania

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Pei Wei Free Hong Kong BBQ

June 11, 2012 by  
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Pei Wei Asian Diner gives the chance to try their new Hong Kong BBQ dish in a BOGO free deal!

Get a free Pei Wei Hong Kong BBQ with the purchase of another entree or Diner Select in this offer valid until June 14, 2012.  To get the free Diner Select you need the new promotional Pei Wei Passport Stamp – which means you have to create a “Passport” account at the link if you don’t have one already. Then look at what they want to tell you about their new dish in a brief video. According to a press release, the passport holder will then receive the free Diner Select when they buy another entree or Diner Select.  Hong Kong BBQ features a caramelized sweet and savory marinade made from honey, hoisin, soy sauce, wine and five spices, which all sounds rather yummy.

Pei Wei’s Diner Select dishes are served with a choice of either a spring roll, cup of soup or Asian slaw.

Albuquerque Pei Wei locations are Uptown (2201 Louisiana Boulevard NE) and Cottonwood (10420 Coors Bypass NW).

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure. Thanks to Theresa at Miami on the Cheap for passing on the tip!

–Tania

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Restaurant Gift Card Promotions & Freebies

June 8, 2012 by  
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Mrs Cheap is on vacation (with Mr Cheap – don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave him behind. For one, I’ve no idea what he’d get up to without my loving guidance. He’d probably enjoy himself enormously.) 

So there are no regular Friday food deals post lately (had you noticed?) but here’s a reminder of some restaurant gift card and gift certificates freebies and bonuses that are still available. Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or to give it away as a gift. If you’re a regular customer of any of these businesses, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 Gift Card, according to a press release from IHOP. It’s timed to give gifts for Father’s Day and graduations, so when you buy a $25 gift card you get a “bounceback coupon” to use on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use until July 15, 2012.

–Tania

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