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.



Friday Food Freebies & Deals for 3/26/2010

March 26, 2010 by  
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Free milk with your cookie; buy-one-get-one-free breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Zinc Cellar Bar specials including 20% off a bottle of wine and free cheese plate, and time-limited offers at Sonic and Denny’s.

  • Get free milk with your cookie at Whataburger on Tuesday March 30 and Wednesday March 31 between 11 am and 8 pm. Buy one of their new Chocolate Chunk or Sugar cookies and get a free milk or chocolate-flavored milk to dunk it in on March 30 and 31.
  • Take a friend to enjoy a FREE lunch or dinner at A Taste of Italy on Juan Tabo NE with this Buy One Get One Free coupon via Valpak. Pay for one entree, and your pal eats free. There’s also a  $6.95 all-you-can-eat lunch buffet coupon – the $6.95 price is valid with the coupon only. Both coupons currently shows as expiring April 9, 2010, but every time I check it the expiry date moves back… this one may run and run.
  • Denny’s Endless Fries and Pancakes promo refills your plate when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more (that comes with fries or pancakes!) Excludes specialty pancakes. They say it’s a limited time offer – but keep us guessing on the final date.  Denny? You’re a tease.
  • It’s the final Sunday for the Buy One Breakfast, Get One Free offer at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes. You need the free breakfast coupon, valid Sunday 9-11 am, expires March 28.
  • It’s also the last few days to get a free entree at Prairie Star Restaurant at the Santa Ana Golf Club with this Buy One Entree Get One Free flyer expiring March 31
  • Munch a free medium order of Tots when you buy any SuperSonic Cheeseburger – this is a limited time Sonic deal, and they also don’t say how limited but I’m guessing it might not run beyond March, so don’t hang around.
  • If you’re in the mood for BBQ, check out Rio Rancho’s Seventh Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship today and Saturday, March 26 and 27.  See the much ado about Pork & Brew and all the details in our recent post.

Finally, take your pick of Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro weekly specials, all in the Cellar Bar:

  • Monday = Martini & Movie Night with $5 premium martini specials. Movies (shown silently) through April focus on foreign films including Amelie and Like Water For Chocolate. See the full movie schedule.
  • Tuesday = Two Dollar Tuesday Bluesday with live blues music, no cover charge, and $2 Bison Sliders as well as $2 mini pints of beer.
  • Wednesday = Wine & Cheese Night with 20% off bottles of wine, PLUS get a free gourmet cheese platter with your wine!
  • Thursday = Beer, Brat & Pretzel night – pay $7.50 for a pint of beer, a salt-crusted hot pretzel, and a brown beer-braised bratwurst in a baguette. Blimey! I couldn’t say THAT after a beery beverage.
  • If you sign up for Zinc’s e-newsletter of events and specials and check the Signup Offer 2010 box (why WOULDN’T anyone check it?) you’ll get a certificate for a 10% discount off lunch/brunch (It varies.)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is in Nob Hill, see the full scoop on the their weekly Cellar Bar specials.

Remember: not all chain restaurant locations may be participating in all offers. Call ahead to be sure!



BOGO Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Arcade Credits

June 24, 2009 by  
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If August looks a long way off to you, here’s a way to stop the “Mom, I’m boooored” chorus at your house. And save money, to boot!

Check out these Hinkle Family Fun Center coupons good for buy one get one free laser tag, miniature golf, and 60 arcade credits. You’ll be the most awesomest mom on the block!

Hinkle Family Fun Center offers activities to keep kids happy for hours. Besides the laser tag and mini golf, kids can ride the bumper cars, chill in bumper boats, zip around in go-karts, and play games in the nickel city arcade. Not to mention they can fill up on pizza, chicken nuggets, soda, and more.

And if the Hinkle BOGO coupons aren’t enough (after all, they do expire 7/7/09), you can treat the kids to a Summer Fan Pass. For $19.95, they can play all they want for 3 hours! (Arcade and paintball credits not included; valid prior to 3:00pm Monday through Friday.)

There you go! Two great ways to avoid Summer Boredom Syndrome on the cheap.

Hinkle Family Fun Center is located in the far northeast heights at 12901 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


BOGO Frosty at Wendy’s through 6/7/09

June 2, 2009 by  
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We salute Ron, King of the Freebies, for sharing this! Pretty soon we’ll have to put him on the payroll….

Act quickly to get your coupon for BOGO Frosty-cino or Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty from Wendy’s! Just click and print your coupon, then gather your entourage and head over to Wendy’s and enjoy the cold, satisfying taste of a Frosty. Or, you know, take everyone here at Cheap Central. We deserve a Frosty for all our hard work, don’t we?

There are precisely 10 Wendy’s in Albuquerque. Go forth and be Frosty.

–Elizabeth Hanes



April 3, 2009 by  
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We have a confession: we love us some Six Dollar Guacamole Bacon Burger. Even if it does make it harder for us to maintain our girlish figure.

If you also love Carl’s Jr. burgers, here’s an offer you won’t want to pass up: three — count ’em THREE — buy one get one free coupons, courtesy of Valpak. One coupon is good for a Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich, another is good for a Western Bacon Cheeseburger, and the third is good on any Six Dollar Burger. Each coupon requires the purchase of the same item. In other words, you gotta buy a Western Bacon Cheeseburger to GET a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. No mix and match. Each coupon expires 4/10/09.

To get the coupon, you must first select a location from the, um, “Choose Location” link on the coupon page. Then click the coupon you want and click the “Print Now” tab. It’s that quick and easy.

There are 12 or 13 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area. Find the one nearest you.

–Elizabeth Hanes



March 10, 2009 by  
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You know Seattle’s Best — they’re the coffeeshops located inside Borders bookstores.

To celebrate their 39th anniversary, they’re offering a buy-one-get-on-free coupon for a medium or large mocha or latte! Print out the BOGO coupon and take it with you to Borders next time you go. The coupon is good through 4/28/09, so you have plenty of time to redeem it.

There are three Borders stores in Albuquerque, two in Santa Fe, and several others throughout New Mexico. Locate the one nearest you.

–Elizabeth Hanes