Food Freebies & Deals: April 20 – 27, 2012

April 20, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead including some fun food events, restaurant coupons,  free Isotopes tickets, and plenty of other ways to save when you’re dining out…

StreetFood Asia 50% Off with the choice to pay either $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks, or (for parties of 4 people or more) pay $18 for $40 worth. It’s the final day today for this offer via Groupon, and then use the certificates at the Nob Hill restaurant by October 17.

La Montanita Earth Fest on Sunday April 22 at the Nob Hill Co-op (next to Scalo Northern Italian Grill), includes music, dance, arts and crafts, and general earth-friendly family fun from 10 am – 6pm.

Zinc Cellar Bar Beer Dinner on Sunday April 22 at 6 pm features Santa Fe Brewing Company beers paired with four courses, for $35. Reservations required at (505)254-9462.

El Pinto Free Ticket Tuesday Eat at El Pinto on April 24, and you get a free Isotopes ticket with every entree ordered, valid for the following week.  The reserved level usually cost $13 on game day.

Dinner & Wine for 2 for $60 at Prairie Star Restaurant on Wednesday evenings: Starter, entree, and dessert for two, plus a bottle of wine, all for $60 on Wednesdays only, at the Prairie Star Restaurant at the Santa Ana Golf Club. No coupon needed, but it’s probably wise to reserve a table.

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.

Nicky V’s 50% Off Wine on Wine and Dine Wednesdays. Get half off a bottle of wine on Wednesdays when you order two entrees.

$1 Off any three NESTLÉ Fun Size or Miniatures Bags using the coupon.

Applebees  New 2 For $20 Menu inspired by Bourbon street gives you an appetizer to share and two entrees for $20, at participating locations.

Subway BOGO free sub during April. Buy a 6 inch sandwich on any morning by 9 am to get another Subway sandwich free!

Scalo Fundraiser for Isshin Ryu Club of New Mexico on April 29 from 4 – 6 pm, includes food tables, prize-filled balloons, Haitian, African, and belly dancing on the patio, and music by Sina Soul and Rodney Bowe in the bar, plus a silent auction of Japanese items. Tickets are $20 ($10 children under 12) at the door of Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill, in in advance from Isshin Ryu (505) 764-1721.

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a pastrami sandwich, good for one use per visit until June 30, 2012.

KFC Free Family-size Double Chocolate Chip Cake with the purchase of a 10 piece meal or larger, at participating restaurants. The offer is valid for a limited time on meals featuring Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, or Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and you don’t need a coupon. 

Olive Garden Free Kids’ Meal on April 26, 2012, for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! Use the Olive Garden coupon to get a free kids’ menu item for children aged 12 and under, with the purchase of an adult entree at lunch or dinner.

Olive Garden $5 Off  two dinner entrees or $2.50 off one entree if you’re dining alone, using the coupon. If you don’t see the offer at the website page I linked you to, here’s a direct link to the Olive Garden printable coupon, valid till May 6.

Starbucks Petites Deal to get two Petites for $2 until April 22, with choices including Petite Cherry Pies, Brown Sugar Tarts, and Raspberry Truffle Cake Pops.

Get a Carl’s Junior free Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich when you buy any size Southwest Patty Melt Combo. Or use these Carl’s Jr Coupons at participating restaurants:

Auntie Anne’s free Almond Pretzel when you buy a Pretzel Dog and 21 oz. fountain soda or lemonade. Get the coupon by filling in the form at the link and they email it to you in a one-time mailing. If you want to sign up for monthly Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks coupons, check the box in the form.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Del Taco Free Crispy Shrimp Taco or Free Muffin Sandwich  with any purchase, using the Facebook coupons. You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook Freebie for a free Pepsi in medium size with any purchase in April.  You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the coupon.

Auntie Anne’s Facebook Coupon for a free signature pretzel with the purchase of a pretzel, until April 27.

Red Lobster $5 Off Coupon for any two adult dinner entrees (You have to be a Facebook user and Like their page to get the coupon.) Valid to April 23, 2012.

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 affiliate link.


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Food Freebies & Deals: April 13 – 20, 2012

April 13, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals include special discounts or freebies for tax day, including free Panda Express with no purchase needed, and a PF Chang discount, plus deals at Sonic, Arby’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Subway, Pei Wei, and more…

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 necessary! But you do need the Panda Express coupon and it’s only valid on April 17.

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.   

Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on Tax Day April 17 so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff…

Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 – you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon, valid for one free value size curly fries.  

Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert when you buy 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’ll have to be Chili’s email club member (or sign up for Chili’s email club), or get it from Facebook or Twitter. (I don’t see it at time of writing, probably too early yet.)

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.

Brasserie La Provence Wine Dinner on April 17 gets you four courses paired with Louis Bernard French wines for $55. The dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Reserve a table in advance.

Pasión Latin Fusion 50+% Off Either pay $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks, or (for a table of four or more) pay $18 for $40 worth. The limited time deal is via Groupon, then use the certificates through October 17, 2012.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Deal $10 for half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries (worth $21) or $10 for four caramel apples or candy apples (worth up to $26). You can buy 2 deals plus one as a gift (that’s a lot of candied fruit, people!) in the offer via Groupon for a limited time, and then use the certificates by July 31 at the Cottonwood Mall store. Candy apples could be a nice present for the teacher!

Jane Butel’s Southwest Cooking School 50%+ Off a 2.5 hour cooking demonstration class led by the rather famous Jane Butel, at $30 instead of the usual $65. They’re also offering 50% off a full weekend cooking class in the offer via Living Social, at $525 (usually $1,050), available to purchase for a limited time, then take a cooking class (or give it as a gift) by August 20, 2012.

KFC Free Family-size Double Chocolate Chip Cake with the purchase of a 10 piece meal or larger, at participating restaurants. The offer is valid for a limited time on meals featuring Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, or Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and you don’t need a coupon. 

Subway BOGO free sub during April. Buy a 6 inch sandwich on any morning by 9 am to get another Subway sandwich free!

Pei Wei Asian Diner Free Diner Select with the purchase of an entree when you create a Pei Wei passport or sign in to an existing account by April 19. I haven’t done it yet for this offer, but you usually have to watch a brief video to get the coupon emailed to you, pretty painless.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Seniors Deal on Monday through Thursday from 2 – 5 pm. An email from S&ST tells us that for $6.99, seniors 60+ can get “as much or as little as you like” of salads, soups, pasta, muffins, breads, desserts and free coffee and drinks. No coupon is needed. I’d check with the server that they’re honoring this BEFORE you start to chow down!

Starbucks Petites Deal to get two Petites for $2 until April 22. Although right now I’m pretty annoyed at Starbucks as some head office rep contacted me to offer a giveaway to ABQ on the Cheap readers, and then when I said Yes Please, they decided they didn’t have enough giveaway gift sets after all. Pretty lame behavior and a waste of my time. But it’s still a good Petites deal :-) and it’s not the fault of local locations and the lovely people who work in them!

Ree Drummond Pioneer Woman free talk about her new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier on Monday April 30 at 6 pm in free Bookworks event at the Simms Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium. You have to get your free tickets in advance, as they have limited space!

Olive Garden  $5  Off  two dinner entrees or $2.50 off one entree if you’re dining alone, using the coupon. If you don’t see the offer at the website page I linked you to, here’s a direct link to the Olive Garden printable coupon, and there’s plenty of time to use this one – it’s valid till May 6.

Get a Carl’s Junior free Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich when you buy any size Southwest Patty Melt Combo. Or use these Carl’s Jr Coupons at participating restaurants:

Auntie Anne’s free Almond Pretzel when you buy a Pretzel Dog and 21 oz. fountain soda or lemonade. Get the coupon by filling in the form at the link and they email it to you in a one-time mailing. If you want to sign up for monthly Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks coupons, check the box in the form.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook Freebie for a free Pepsi in medium size with any purchase in April.  You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the coupon, so this one is only for Facebook members.

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

Thanks to our associates at Living on the Cheap for passing on the Starbucks and Pei Wei deals! 

–Tania  FYI – I’ve given my Groupon and Living Social affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals.

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Food Freebies & Deals: April 6-13, 2012

April 6, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead and some Easter fun this weekend!

Kids Eat Free at El Pinto on Easter Sunday April 8, using the coupon at the link. The offer is for children aged 12 and under, and Easter Sunday fun at El Pinto includes free Easter Egg Hunts for kids at 11 am and 2 pm, and an Easter Bunny visit in the afternoon. El Pinto opens early for brunch this Sunday at 9:30 am.

Village of Los Ranchos Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday April 7 at 10 am for kids under 12 at Hartnett Park (just by/south of the Village Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW).

Get a custom Godiva Easter basket: Spend $25 and receive a free basket, ribbon, and trimmings at Godiva chocolatier in the Coronado Center, until April 8.

Today Only: Boston Market  $15 for a $25  eGift Card in a one-day deal exclusively for first time buyers at Saveology. The electronic Gift Card has no expiry date.

Los Equipales $15 gets you $30 worth at dinner, when you’re in the mood for Mexican! Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by July 28, 2012. Los Equipales restaurant is located at 4500 Silver Avenue SE.

Village Inn $3 Off Three Pies when you order them online to pick up at your choice of Village Inn locations.

Papa John’s Pizza Promo Codes for online orders at Papa John’s.  Get any large pizza for $11, including specialties and up to 7 toppings, using the promo code: TH405ANY. Add a second large pizza for $9, using promo code: TH405ANY9. Both coupon codes are valid at participating Papa John’s until April 8.

Olive Garden  $5  Off  two dinner entrees or $2.50 off one entree if you’re dining alone, using the coupon. If you don’t see the offer at the website page I linked you to, here’s a direct link to the Olive Garden printable coupon, and there’s plenty of time to use this one – it’s valid till May 6.

Subway BOGO free sub during April. Just buy a 6 inch sandwich any morning by 9 am, to get another Subway sandwich free!

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!

Plan ahead for a PF Chang’s 15% Discount on tax day April 17! The “tax relief” 15% discount applies to the food you order, but not the drinks.

Ree Drummond Pioneer Woman free talk about her new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier on Monday April 30 at 6 pm in free Bookworks event at the Simms Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium. You have to get your free tickets in advance, as they have limited space!

$1 off two Bags of Nestle NestEggs and $1 off two bags of Wonka Jelly Beans coupons (via Coupons.com), just in time for Easter candy shopping!

Old Town Pizza Parlor Drinks Specials include Marble Monday with $2 pints and $6.50 pitchers, and half price wine on Tuesday for all wines by the bottle or the glass. Both offers run all day. For weekday lunches, PBR bottle beers are 75 cents when you buy a lunch buffet on Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm.

Get a Carl’s Junior free Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich when you buy any size Southwest Patty Melt Combo. Or use these Carl’s Jr Coupons at participating restaurants:

Savoy Bar & Grill Spanish Wine Tasting on April 14 at 3 pm includes “small bites” to accompany the wines, for $30 per person plus tax and tip. Reserve a space at Savoy (505) 294-9463.

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

Scalo Wine & Dine at 6:30 pm on April 11 serves a Tour of Italy four course meal with Italian wine pairings for $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu in this PDF, and these events fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

Freefly’s coupons and free samples include:

Quiznos Coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase, valid until April 11, 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.

Auntie Anne’s free Almond Pretzel when you buy a Pretzel Dog and 21 oz. fountain soda or lemonade. Get the coupon by filling in the form at the link and they email it to you in a one-time mailing. If you want to sign up for monthly Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks coupons, check the box in the form.

Hotel Albuquerque Q Bar coupon for 50% off any food item at the Old Town hotel. Or get 50% off Nativo Lodge food, again good on one item.

For Facebook users: Red Lobster $5 Off Coupon for any two adult dinner entrees (You have to be a Facebook user and Like their page to get the coupon.) Valid to April 23, 2012.

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.

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.

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 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.

And if you’re in Old Town, check out the Albuquerque Old Town Busker Days today and tomorrow, April 6 – 7, with chalk artists today (Friday) and street musicians both days, plus on Saturday a busker competition, stilt walker, and balloon artist. See the full Old Town schedule for who’s doing what, where, and when.

Happy Easter!

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

Thanks to Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for sending us the PF Chang’s tax day deal!

–Tania  FYI – I’ve given my Groupon, Saveology, MySavings, and Coupons.com affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals.

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals: May 7-14, 2010

May 7, 2010 by  
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Mother’s Day feasts, half price Starbucks Frappuccino, free choc chip cookies, military eat free, BOGO Quiznos Sub, 50% off  Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ, 50% off Cecilia’s Café, Savoy wine tasting, and more deals for the week ahead.

  • Half Price Frappuccino at Starbucks Happy Hour through May 16, between 3 and 5 pm at participating locations. No coupon needed….Froth on!
  • Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on May 15, to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. That’s the kind of national celebration we like…. According to New Mexico Business Weekly, the Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip at the ABQ Uptown location ONLY will give away 2,000 mini cookies to mark its second anniversary there – plus opportunities to win prizes and see the Nesquik Bunny.
  • Free Quiznos Sub with a Buy one Get one Free coupon to score a free sub when you buy one of equal value and a regular fountain drink. Valid till May 14, 2010.
  • Military Eat Free at Chick-fil-A on May 15 in honor of Armed Forces Day, at both ABQ locations: Chick-fil-A  Cottonwood Corners and Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte. We’re told that anyone in uniform or carrying a military ID will eat free. Yay on Chick-fil-A! And our military men and women… there aren’t enough Yays – we thank you for your service.
  • Free breakfast at Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners on Saturday May 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 am. If you didn’t see our post LAST Friday about free breakfast week, you’ve still got one more day to nab a free breakfast item on Saturday, the final day of the promo. No link, we’ve just been reliably informed! Only at Chick-fil-A 3801 Ellison Rd NW.
  • Save 50% at Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ and Cecilia’s Café thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of gift certificates for only $25
    50% off Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ certificates – use them through October 31, 2010.
    50% off Cecilia’s Café certificates –  use them till November 28, 2010
    Quantities are limited, don’t wait too long to purchase.
  • Wine Tasting at Savoy Bar & Grill – California Icons on Saturday May 8 at 2:45 pm. Try a variety of featured Californian wines paired with “small bites” for $30 a head plus tax and tip. Places are limited – you need to make a reservation before they fill.
  • $1 off Carl’s Junior – final week to print out the coupons for:
    $1 off Big Country Breakfast Burrito Combo to May 12
    $1 off Banana Chocolate Chip shakes and malts  to May 12
    $1 off any size Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger combo to May 19
    One coupon per person per visit. Find Carl’s Junior Albuquerque locations.

Mother’s Day Feasts

If you haven’t got your groove on for Mother’s Day yet, then here are a few places where you can TREAT that lady!

All seem reasonable deals for the locations, all on Sunday May 9, 2010. Tax and tip are extra, and reservations are generally recommended:

Other treats for mom?

See our posts on the $10 tour with ABQ Trolley Co. on Sunday May 9 and $5  magazine subscriptions as a gift – order by May 9.

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

Thanks for tips from Ed at Large Ron, our Southwestern buddies at Tucson on the Cheap , and our surfer buddies at Miami on the Cheap.

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals: April 23 – 30, 2010

April 23, 2010 by  
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Food deals for the coming week: Baskin-Robbins 31 cent scoops, Buy One Burrito Get One Free, Zinc’s good value Beer Dinner, $3 off KFC, $1 off Carl’s Junior, Landry’s Seafood House deal menu, $7 Power Lunch, and more in this week’s foodie roundup.

  • It’s 31 cent scoop night at Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday April 28 from 5 to 10 pm – you can get ice cream scoops for just 31 cents, with a limit of three 2.5 oz scoops per person, while supplies last at participating stores. This promo is in honor of America’s Firefighters: The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. A double YAY to Baskin-Robbins! And don’t be surprised if there’s a donation box on hand – give generously!
  • Zinc Wine Bar’s Beer Dinner at 5:30 pm on April 24 costs $39, which seems a good deal for a reception with hors d’ouevres – or nibbles as we posh people call ’em – followed by a four course dinner menu including jerked chicken, Flatiron Steak Sandwich, and Chocolate Raspberry Bavarian Cream Torte, all paired with brews from Colorado’s Ska Brewing. You need to make a reservation, and the $39 food and brew menu doesn’t include tax or tips.
  • Buy One Burrito Get One Free at Mondo’s Baja Mexican with this BOGO coupon (via Valpak). Mondo’s Baja Mexican is located near Lovelace Westside Hospital.
  • $3 off a 12 piece KFC meal – find Kentucky Fried Chicken coupons by entering your zip code for deals near you – for example, for the San Mateo Blvd. KFC, coupons include
    $3 off a 12 piece KFC meal, expiring April 30, 2010.
  • Slate Street Cafe’s wine tasting in their chic wine loft on Thursday April 29 at 5 to 7:30 pm features wines from the Pacific Northwest – get three “generous tastes” of the featured wines plus appetizer for $18. I like Slate Street Cafe’s food but haven’t been to any of their wine tastings yet – I’d love to know if YOU have been and think this is a good value experience for 18 bucks. Let us know in the comments box below!
  • Landry’s Seafood House distinctive dining deal saves you over 35% on a three course menu: get a salad bowl, choice of 3 entrees, and choice of 2 desserts for $19.99. Print the Landry’s Deal Menu and take it with you for the offer – valid Sunday through Thursday.
  • $7 Lunch and Business Talk  on how to use Twitter at Keep It Simple Stupid Coffee & Art in Old Town on Wednesday April 28 at noon. As part of their Power Lunch series, hear a social networking talk by Kristelle Siarza on “Closing the Sale Using Twitter” over lunch. You must make a seat reservation for the Power Lunch.
  • $1 off Carl’s Junior promotions – print out the coupons for:
    $1 off Big Country Breakfast Burrito Combo valid to May 12, 2010
    $1 off Banana Chocolate Chip shakes and malts valid to May 12, 2010
    $1 off any size Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger combo valid to May 19, 2010
    One coupon per person per visit. Find Carl’s Junior Albuquerque locations.
  • FREE PIE: Don’t forget Village Inn Pie Rush Wednesdays. From 10 am to 10 pm every Wednesday, get a free slice of pie with any purchase – dine in only. No coupon necessary; no expiration date in sight. But you know it can’t last….

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

Have a great weekend – Happy Birthday Burque for Founders Day!

–Tania

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FRIDAY FREEBIES: THREE CARL’S JR. BOGO COUPONS

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

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