Free Spaghetti: October 25

October 22, 2012 by  
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Free spaghetti for World Pasta Day….they’re celebrating, we’re eating!  

World Pasta Day is on Thursday October 25, 2012, and on that day you can get free Buca di Beppo spaghetti with the coupon. The offer is for a free individual portion of spaghetti with either meat sauce or marinara sauce when you order any other small or large pasta or entree. As an extra bonus, Buca di Beppo is giving diners on October 25 a free package of dried spaghetti to take home – that’s a one pound package of Rummo spaghetti – and a $10 off coupon to use on the next visit to the restaurant.

You must print out the Buca di Beppo coupon to get the free spaghetti – click the button way down the bottom of the page at the link to get the coupon. portion of lasagna. They could be busy with spaghetti fans on Thursday, so it might be an idea to make a reservation.  

If you can’t make it on October 25, our Food Freebies & Deals post this week mentioned a couple of Buca di Beppo deals you can use on any day:

  • Print this Buca di Beppo $10 Off Coupons to get $10 off a dine-in order of $20 or more, or $10 off a to-go order of $30 or more, using the coupons via Valpak.
  • If you have a larger party, the Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40 meal deal is still running until November 11, using the coupon. The promotion serves up a large garlic bread, a large mixed green salad or Caesar salad, and a Buca large pasta of your choice. Print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by clicking the big red button at the link.

–Tania


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Buca di Beppo BOGO for Offices and Groups: October 16

October 15, 2012 by  
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Apparently it’s National Boss Day on October 16. I first thought this meant we had full reign to boss people around tomorrow, but  I suppose that would be National Bossy Day. Insead, this day is intended to celebrate the boss at work.  You might be able to help the office celebrations along – or stretch the dollars for any group meal – with this deal from Buca Di Beppo, valid only on October 16.

The Buca di Beppo coupon valid on Buca to Go orders on Tuesday October 16 gets you a free half pan of spaghetti marinara or fettucine alfredo when you buy a full pan of pasta, baked pasta or entree.  You need to print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by erm… clicking the Click Here For Your Coupon button at the link.

Note that the tiny type on the coupon says the offer is only good for To Go orders, and it’s one coupon per visit.

–Tania

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Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40

July 24, 2012 by  
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A new Buca di Beppo coupon to get a meal for four people for $40 in celebration of Lasagna Day.

The Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40 meal deal runs until August 5, 2012. You need to print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by clicking the big green button at the link. The promotion serves up a large garlic bread, your choice of a Buca large mixed green salad or Caesar salad, and a Buca large lasagna, including the option for a vegetarian eggplant parmesan.  

Those of you who are smart at math will work out that this comes in at $10 per person for the meal. The Buca di Beppo coupon is valid until Sunday August 5, 2012, and the offer is limited to one coupon per visit and per table, for dine-in only.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals March 30 – April 6, 2012

March 30, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead, including Pizza Hut, Subway, Scarpas, Cosmo Tapas, Sadie’s, Black Angus, Dairy Queen, ABQ Blues & Brews, and more… It’s a beautiful day in the ‘hood, and I hope you have a wonderful spring weekend!

Subway BOGO Free Sub Starting April 1, buy a 6 inch sandwich any morning by 9 am through the month of April 2012, and get another Subway sandwich free!

Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza $9 Pizza and Pint deal is running Monday to Friday between 2 – 6 pm. Pick any pizza on the menu plus any beer for $9 at both Albuquerque Scarpas locations. Tax and tip are extra.

Cosmo Tapas $25 dining certificate for $2 when you enter the 80% off promo code BLOOM at checkout till March 31, 2012.  Or a $10 certificate is discounted to $1 with the same code.  I ate at Cosmo Tapas last night and it was a fab meal, although the restaurant was empty. (They said it was very busy the night before – guess someone heard I was coming, and they all fled.)
This is part of the 80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates deal currently running for ALL restaurants when you enter the promo code BLOOM at checkout till March 12, 2012. With the bonus 80% off, a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10 or $15) now costs $2 or $3. Other denominations are available, 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 Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code BLOOM.

Slate Street Cafe Syrah Wine Tasting on Tuesday April 3 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for 3 “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.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Now it’s so h-o-t, here’s a final reminder to buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through March 31. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Women & Creativity Grande Finale on Saturday March 31 at 7 pm at Farm & Table (8917 4th Street NW). You pay usual menu prices but the event to close out the 2012 Women & Creativity program includes a drum circle, live music and art, and chocolate tasting.

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

Chipotle Free Burrito Card when you buy a Chipotle recycled billboard lunch tote for $18 by April 14 at their online store. The free burrito card can then be redeemed on Earth Day April 22.

Get 20% off Albuquerque Blues and Brews tickets if you buy online though April 1, using the promo code: PAL (all in capital letters). The offer is only good on general admission tickets. Regular price is $25, discounted to $20 with the promo code.  Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Resort & Casino from 3 – 6 pm on May 27.

Einstein Bros. coupon for 50% off a caffe latte or a vanilla hazelnut latte, until April 1.

Get 50% Off the Entertainment Book with free shipping until March 31. The sale brings the price down to $20 (from $40) for the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book 2012 book, with discount coupons, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc for restaurants, attractions, entertainment and shopping, plus 238 restaurant coupons (gulp!). The 50% discount sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally – they vary by price.

Brasserie La Provence will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday April 3 to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer research in a Dine for the Cure fundraiser.

Pizza Hut $10 Any Pizza deal on carryout is available for a limited time, for any size and any toppings. Order the pizza at their website.

Red Brick Pizza $7 = $15 worth of food and drinks, or $19 = $40 worth. Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by June 30, 2012. The restaurant is located at 2641 Coors NW.  

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a Two Italian Dinners for $25 deal running, with your choice of two tapas and two entrees from a set menu until April 22.  Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Weck’s Free Chips and Salsa with the purchase of an entree, using the coupon via Valpak.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons to get $10 off a $20 dine-in purchase at Buca di Beppo, and $10 off a Buco To Go order of $30, both valid until April 8.

Send a free Lindt chocolate e-card for Easter or other occasion (you can customize with your own pic) and Lindt will contribute $1 to Autism Speaks for each card sent, until April 8. They’re donating up to $125,000, so if you want to do your bit, send a free e-card!

Freefly’s coupons and free samples include:

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Filet Mignon dinner with two sides for $15.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until April 2. 

Nexus Brewery happy hour with $3 pints is on Monday and Tuesday from 2 – 10 pm. (4730 Pan American Freeway East, NE.) Lots of drinking time in that happy hour!

AARP Members Free Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts when you buy a large or extra large hot coffee and show your membership card.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Coupons include a 99 cent kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal on April 2 and 3.

Thanks to Evelyn at New York City on the Cheap for sending the Lindt free card fundraiser tip, and our friends at Living on the Cheap for the Subway free sub tip!

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

–Tania  FYI – I’ve given my Freeflys, Groupon, Entertainment Book and Restaurant.com affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!

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Food Freebies & Deals: March 23 – 30, 2012

March 23, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals at Starbucks, Arby’s, Weck’s, Ezra’s Place, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, Macaroni Grill, Dairy Queen, Coolwater Fusion, a sale on shrimp, and more, plus meet a pro bull rider!

Whole Foods Market Shrimp Sale today, Friday March 23, at $5.99 per pound compared to the usual $10.99 to $12.99 per pound. This is for 31/35 farm-raised, shell-on, white shrimp.

Get a free Starbucks tall handcrafted beverage (12 oz.) when you buy a pound of their Starbucks Tribute Blend or Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend coffee. Offer is good till March 25, so if you need coffee, now’s the time to buy and get a freebie!

Chow down on a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesday March 28, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and the offer is for a three free Chick-n-Minis.

Quiznos Coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase, valid until March 28, 2012. That coupon is for everyone, while only Facebook  users can get a Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Get 50% Off the Entertainment Book with free shipping. The sale brings the price down to $20 (from $40) for the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book 2012 book, with discount coupons, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc for restaurants, attractions, entertainment and shopping, plus 240 restaurant coupons (gulp!). The 50% discount sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally – they vary by price.

Get 20% off Albuquerque Blues and Brews tickets if you buy online though April 1, using the promo code: PAL (all in capital letters). The offer is only good on general admission tickets. Regular price is $25, discounted to $20 with the promo code.  Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Resort & Casino from 3 – 6 pm on May 27. 

Meet Professional Bull Rider Rocky McDonald at the Texas Roadhouse in Albuquerque on Saturday, March 24 from 4 – 6 pm. According to an email from Texas Roadhouse, Rocky McDonald will sign autographs and meet fans, with the change to enter to win prizes. The Albuquerque Texas Roadhouse is located at 5900 Pan American NE.

50+% off CoolWater Fusion Restaurant in these time-limited deals. Choose either a $35 dinner for two with one appetizer, two entrees and two wine or beer drinks, or a dinner for four at $69 with two appetizers, four entrees, and four drinks. Finally you can just pay $10 for $20 worth of lunch. All these deals are available today via Living Social, and the certificates must be used by July 25.

Free Einstein Bros. Coffee with any purchase, using the coupon valid for one free regular cup of coffee in four flavor choices, through March 26. Or use this Einstein Bros. coupon for 50% off a caffe latte or a vanilla hazelnut latte, until April 1.

Get a 2-year Parents Magazine subscription for $7.99 plus a free Ultimate Birthday Party Planner. That’s 24 issues of the mag plus the planner in an offer via MySavings. This is a limited time deal but I’m not sure how limited.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a Two Italian Dinners for $25 deal running, with your choice of two tapas and two entrees from a set menu until April 22.  Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Weck’s Free Chips and Salsa with the purchase of an entree, using the coupon via Valpak.

Arby’s Coupons include a free roast beef sandwich or beef and cheddar sandwich when you buy any combo; Get a $1 Double Cheese Melt;  Get a free chicken sandwich when you buy another chicken sandwich, and more Arby’s deals, via Premium Shopping Guide, and all valid through March 31, 2012.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons to get $10 off a $20 dine-in purchase at Buca di Beppo, and $10 off a Buco To Go order of $30, both valid until April 1.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Filet Mignon dinner with two sides for $15.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until April 2.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples this week, I spy:

Ezra’s Place BOGO Free Entree at lunch, using the coupon via Valpak. The offer gives you a free entree when you buy one entree from 11 am to 3 pm, for dine-in or carry out, excluding lunch specials. 

Street Food Asia Coupons to get a free $10 gift card with a $20 purchase, and BOGO deals for a free small plate or a free entree when you buy the same plus two drinks, using the Premium Shopping Guide coupons until March 31.

Brasserie La Provence will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday April 3 to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer research in a Dine for the Cure fundraiser. So you might want to save the date and make reservations!

It’s the last few days of Albuquerque Restaurant Week – finishing on March 25. I gave you the skinny-at-a-glance on some of the highlight deals in a previous ABQ Restaurant Week post (to save you trawling through every page at the official site).  The promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course. Dinners are usually three courses, and some restaurants have special price lunch menus too. Heading north? The promotion switches to Taos Restaurant Week March 25 to April 1.

Nothing Bundt Cakes Freebie Buy three bundlets and they’ll give you one free bundlet in participating stores through March 31, according to an email we received from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through March 31. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

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

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my LivingSocial, MySavings, and Entertainment Book affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks

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Free Buca di Beppo Cannelloni: March 17

March 14, 2012 by  
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Buca di Beppo is giving away free servings of chicken cannelloni to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Because St. Patrick was very fond of cannelloni, I’m sure.

On Saturday March 17, 2012, get a free Buca di Beppo chicken cannelloni with the purchase of any small or large pasta, baked pasta, or entree. That’s an individual portion of cannelloni, and you need the Buca di Beppo free cannelloni coupon, good for dine-in only, and only on March 17.

They could be busy with St. Patrick’s Day pasta passionistas all claiming their freebie, so it might be worth making a reservation.

The same link also gives you a Buca To Go coupon for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more, and that one is valid all the way through March 31, 2012.

–Tania

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Open Table Dining Rewards

March 8, 2012 by  
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Customers get Dining Rewards Points by making free reservations through Open Table for restaurants nationwide, including these Albuquerque faves:  Artichoke Cafe, Buca di Beppo, Brasserie La Provence, Coolwater Fusion, and Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse. 

In the Open Table Dining Rewards Points program, each restaurant reservation via Open Table earns you 100 points.  Some earn 1,000 points. Then redeem those points for dining cheques that you use like cash at any Open Table restaurant:

  • 2,000 Points = $20 Dining Cheque
  • 5,000 points = $50 Dining Cheque
  • 10,000 Points = $100 Dining Cheque.

Please note, kind readers:  THEY are the ones spelling it cheque; it’s not just this Brit chick muddling her transatlantic spellings 😉

So, if you eat out 20 times, you get $20 to splurge on more lovely grub.

How it works:  Create a free account at Open Table (quick, no credit card details needed) and make an online reservation via Open Table for at least two people at Albuquerque restaurants or others in the program.

There are about 70 New Mexico restaurants in the Open Table program, with 27 in Albuquerque and 41 in Santa Fe, plus restaurants across the US and Canada.

Some restaurants offer 1,000 points per reservation, including Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse in Albuquerque and Geronimo in Santa Fe, for select days or times – usually outside peak hours by the look of it.

Reservations must be made from the Open Table site, for two people or more, each ordering a minimum of one entree,  and you must turn up (duh!). Basically it’s a good way to get dining rewards for occasions when you’d eat out anyway, and a simple method to manage your table reservations.  I’ve used Open Table for restaurant bookings and it’s very easy.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2012

January 27, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals include Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sadie’s, Subway, PF Chang’s, Gold Street Caffe, Scalo, Panda Express, Einstein Bros Bagels, and more, and see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile today…

El Pinto Super Bowl Party Package gives a 25% discount on a carry-out feast big enough to serve six people. The $85.98 package would usually cost over $114.  If you add other bulk menu items to the package, you get 25% off those too. Order at (505) 898-1771 for collection by 3 pm on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5.

Get a coupon for a free Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Product. Every day through March 4, Kraft is giving away a coupon via Freeflys for a free Mac and Cheese product. 

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is on display today, Friday, January 27, from 2 – 4 pm at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE. The iconic Wienermobile is touring to celebrate the 75th anniversary of “America’s favorite hot dog on wheels”. How many hot dogs on wheels ARE there? You can look inside, send postcards to friends from the Weinermobile, and there will be coloring sheets and stories for kids. No doubt you can also sing the Oscar Mayer song: “Oh I’d like to be an Oscar Mayer wiener…”

Nothing Bundt Cakes Pay $10 for $20 A nice 50% saving on $20 worth of Nothing Bundt Cakes goodies, with certificates valid until May 1, 2012. You can buy one deal for yourself and one as a gift in today’s Groupon deal.

Free sample of Versace Yellow Diamond Fragrance. Although it’s not food (unless you have a very strange diet) I also spotted this freebie via Freeflys, and I don’t sniff at the chance to try the new Versace fragrance before it’s launched in spring. Quantities are limited.

Nexus Brewery happy hour with $3 pints is on Monday and Tuesday from 2 – 10 pm. (4730 Pan American Freeway East, NE.) Lots of drinking time in that happy hour!

Einstein Bros Bagels $1.25 bagel and schmear when you buy any medium or large espresso beverage at participating locations through April 3. The $1.25 is for a classic or signature bagel, but excludes gourmet bagels.

Scalo Wine Down Wednesday at 6:30 pm on February 1 goes down under to Australian wines, paired with a four course Scalo meal. You can see the food and wine menu at the link. I know a couple of those wines and they are very good. (I always love me a Shiraz!) The price is $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. Wine Down Wednesdays fill quickly. so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

$5 off dinner for two at Gold Street Caffe with the coupon when you order two entrees and two drinks on Tuesday to Saturday from 4 – 9 pm. Gold Street Caffe’s $5 Tapas menu is also available all night Tuesday throught Saturday, according to a message at their Facebook page.

Dancing with the Wines 50% Off in Santa Fe at the Don Quixote Distillery & Winery on February 4, March 3, or April 7, from 8 – 11 pm. It’s $25 for one person (worth $50) and $45 for a couple/two tickets (worth $90). Dancing with the Wines includes the dancing, wine samples and light hors d’oeuvres, and the 50% off deal is for a limited time via Groupon.

PF Chang’s Red Envelope Eat at PF Chang’s by February 6 to get a Red Envelope containing a freebie or discount to use on a future visit. It’s a Chinese New Year deal: red envelopes are good luck, and it will be good luck as you’ll get either a free appetizer or dessert, or between 10%-50% off your meal. Don’t tear open the envelope though, it has to be opened by your server on your NEXT visit.

Panda Express coupons for a free entree of your choice (excluding shrimp entrees) with the purchase of a two entree plate, or get 10% off any purchase, to February 14.

Buca di Beppo 50% off one of their new pastas, when you buy a Buca large pasta, baked pasta or a Buca entree, using the coupon until January 29.  Buca’s new pastas include Penne ala Vodka, Chicken and Sausage Ziti, and Shrimp Florentine.

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

Subway $5 Footlong Sub Any regular footlong sub is $5 through the month of February. Or get a free Subway footlong when you buy one footlong and a drink, using the coupon via Valpak. (Sorry, you can’t combine it with the $5 footlong deal, natch!) Or use the coupon for a free 6″ sub with the purchase of a 6″ and a drink.

Cici’s Pizzas 3 for $9.99, Get three medium Cici’s carry-out pizzas in the $9.99 offer, including one topping or speciality pizzas, through February 12.

80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code DATE at checkout till January 31, 2012. With the bonus 80% off, a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10 or $15) now costs $2 or $3. Other denominations are available, check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Sample restaurants include Sophia’s PlaceOlympia Cafe, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Cosmo Tapas, Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar, and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code DATE.

El Pinto Super Bowl Party Package gives a 25% discount on a carry-out feast big enough to serve six people. The $85.98 package would usually cost over $114.  If you add other bulk menu items to the package, you get 25% off those too. Order at (505) 898-1771 for collection by 3 pm on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get prime rib and a dozen shrimp for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until February 13.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Coupons include:

  • Buy one get one free breakfast on Sundays
  • A free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal on January 30 and 31
  • Dinner for two for $14.99 when you buy two drinks on Monday through Thursday
  • Senior Meal $6.99 every day from 3 – 6 pm
  • Lunch for $6.99 and dinner for $8.29, and  many more…. There’s are 9 printable coupons with different expiry dates – check the fine print.

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, Freeflys, and Restaurant.com affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!

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Food Freebies & Deals: October 14 – 21, 2011

October 14, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals at Brasserie La Provence, Bailey’s on the Beach, Taco Bell, Sunflower Markets, a free kid’s meal pajama party, a shrimp sale, and more…

Whole Foods Wild Atlantic White Shrimp Sale $7.99 per pound on Friday October 14 only. According to the email we received, that saves $6 per pound, and there is a limit of 10 pounds per person.  If you buy more shrimp than you know what to do with, get free recipes for Sauteed Shrimp and Couscous Dinner, Miso Soup with Shrimp and Broccoli, and Linguine with Grilled Shrimp and Arugula-Parsley Pesto.

50% Off Brasserie La Provence Pay $35 for 2 people (dinner with wine worth $70) or pay $65 for 4 people ($140 value).  The half price Brasserie La Provence deal is on sale today via Groupon, and quantities are limited, so buy quickly if you’re interested, in case they sell out. The certificate can be used through April 17, 2012.

Sunflower Markets Free Ice Cream on October 15 to celebrate their birthday month. Stop by between noon and 2 pm for a free 3 ounce ice cream sundae.  Probably other party happenings too!

Albuquerque Hopfest Ticket Party on Saturday October 15 from 3 – 7 pm at Nexus Brewery. Get a free pint of beer on the spot if you buy tickets to ABQ Hopfest at the party, and the first 50 people buying tickets receive a $25 gift certificate to Casa Verde Salon & Spa.  If you don’t want to trundle down to the Nexus Brewery party (4730 Pan American Fwy NE), you can get 5% off tickets by signing up for the Albuquerque Hopfest email updates by October 15.  Hopfest takes place on October 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and regular admission is $25 in advance, $30 on the door (if tickets remain – last year they sold out).

Jubilation Wine & Spirits wine tasting on Saturday October 15 from 2 -4 pm. The “around the world” wine tasting includes wines from Spain, Italy, France, Argentina, Hungary, Austria… you get the idea.

Free Kid’s Breakfast on October 16 at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes 5th annual pajama party! Children aged 12 and younger get a free breakfast on Sunday October 17 between 9 am and noon when they visit Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants WEARING THEIR PAJAMAS! How cute is that? The free kids meal also requires purchase of an adult meal.

Free Buca di Beppo Spaghetti On Mondays in October, get a Buca free small spaghetti marinara with the purchase of any small or large pasta, baked pasta, or entree. You need the Buca di Beppo free spaghetti coupon, good for one coupon per visit per table, on every Monday through October, 2011.

Sunflower Markets Free Breakfast for Seniors on October 20 from 9 – 10:30 am at the 11205 Montgomery Blvd. location only (at Montgomery and Juan Tabo).  The full Sunflower Markets Montgomery store events schedule is in a PDF file at the link. Thanks to Ron (who has enjoyed the free breakfast deal) for the tip!

Get a free $25 dining certificate with the Entertainment Book and free shipping for the new 2012 edition (you can use the 2012 coupons now). The Albuquerque/Santa Fe Entertainment Book includes restaurant and shopping coupons and deals at attractions, including discounts, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc. The $40 book (for ABQ, many other city books cost $35) claims to offer over $92,000 in local savings, including 275 restaurant coupons.

Bailey’s on the Beach Yoga Deal Spend $20 at Bailey’s on the Beach in October and get a voucher for a free yoga session at Hot Yoga Downtown. Eat first, work it off later. I like that!

Matteo’s $10 for $20 Worth of food and drink at the restaurant on Central/University. Apparently the menudo is good! Buy the certificate via Living Social today only, use it before April 15, 2012. (If you get the page asking you to sign up for email and you don’t want to, try clicking ‘How It Works’ to get to the Albuquerque deals page. )

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo when you buy a $20 gift card.  Plan ahead for holiday gifts and get a freebie!

Word from the Downtown Action Team that the Alvarado Urban Farm Pre-Halloween event on Tuesday October 18 from 4 – 7 pm will include market vendors with specialty holiday items, farm tours, and they’ll be passing out pumpkins – for carving not for eating 😉 Find the new Alvarado Urban Farm on Silver Avenue SW, between First and Second Streets.

Boston Market Free Large Side dish with the purchase of any family meal, using the coupon to October 30.

IHOP All You Can Eat Pancakes through October. The All-You-Can-Eat Buttermilk Pancakes deal is available either a la carte or in a combo, starting at $4.99. All *I* can eat is two pancakes anyway… but those of you with heartier appetites will do better!

The Grill BOGO Half Price Buy anything on the menu and get 50% off any second item using the coupon courtesy of QponABQ to October 31.

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 carry-out orders)

By the way, Pizza Nine is due to open a new Downtown location any minute, at 101 Gold Avenue.

Free Church Street Cafe Birthday Dessert Get a free dessert on your birthday when you eat at Church Street Cafe, according to Yelp. Just be sure to take your ID! And the freebie is only for one person, not the whole party.

Jack in the Box $1 Off an Outlaw Burger or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich with the coupon, valid to December 25, 2011. That would be Christmas.

Cinnabon thanks the troops through October. If you make a donation in stores for treats for the troops, Cinnabon matches the donation amount with Cinnabucks to spend on a later visit. Also, if you check in to Cinnabon on Foursquare they donate $1 to send care packages to troops overseas.

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

–Tania FYI I’ve given you my Groupon, Living Social, and Entertainment Book affiliate links. If you plan to take advantage of those deals and feel like sending a little love this way to support the ABQ on the Cheap site (it doesn’t cost you any extra), please use the links.

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Open Table Dining Rewards

October 12, 2011 by  
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Customers get Dining Rewards Points by making free reservations through Open Table for restaurants nationwide, including these Albuquerque faves:  Artichoke Cafe, Buca di Beppo, Brasserie La Provence, and Coolwater Fusion. 

In the Open Table Dining Rewards Points program, each restaurant reservation via Open Table earns you 100 points.  Some earn 1,000 points. Then redeem those points for dining cheques that you use like cash at any Open Table restaurant:

  • 2,000 Points = $20 Dining Cheque
  • 5,000 points = $50 Dining Cheque
  • 10,000 Points = $100 Dining Cheque.

Please note, kind readers:  THEY are the ones spelling it cheque; it’s not just this Brit chick muddling her transatlantic spellings 😉

So, if you eat out 20 times, you get $20 to splurge on more lovely grub.

How it works:  Create a free account at Open Table (quick, no credit card details needed) and make an online reservation via Open Table for at least two people at Albuquerque restaurants or others in the program.

There are about 70 New Mexico restaurants in the Open Table program, with 27 in Albuquerque, 43 in Santa Fe, plus restaurants across the US and Canada.

Some restaurants offer 1,000 points per reservation, including Scalo in Albuquerque and Geronimo in Santa Fe, for select days or times – usually outside peak hours by the look of it.

Reservations must be made from the Open Table site, for two people or more, each ordering a minimum of one entree,  and you must turn up (duh!). Basically it’s a good way to get dining rewards for occasions when you’d eat out anyway, and a simple method to manage your table reservations.  I used Open Table for a booking recently and it was very easy.

–Tania

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