Free Restaurant Certificates to Give as Gifts

December 19, 2012 by  
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I mentioned this freebie before, but in case you missed it, here’s a reminder of how to Feed it Forward and give friends and family free $10 restaurant certificates until January 1, 2013.

Free restaurant certificates to give as gifts? What a great idea to spread a little seasonal cheer! Through January 1,  you can send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to your friends. This is part of their Feed It Forward promotion – scroll down at the link to the Feed It Forward info.

You can give one gift to each person during the Restaurant.com Feed it Forward promotion, and they send the certificate via email. Friends and family choose from thousands of participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Note that there is usually a minimum spend in restaurants, so your recipient will have to top up a little, but they’ll still get $10 off their check.

You can pretty much send as many free $10 restaurant.com certificates you like as there’s a maximum of 100 per sender per day. Even our most popular reader would surely struggle to find THAT many friends to send to.  The promo ends on January 1, or when the money runs out. They have a maximum of $40 million worth of free restaurant certificates to give away – that’s a lotta free food, people!

If you want to actually buy Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates for yourself or others, prices are typically $4 for a $10 certificate, $10 for a $25 certificate, or $20 for a $50 certificate, and other denominations are available. But they often offer a promo code for a further discount if you add the code at checkout. If there’s a current promo code available you can see it in this image below that automatically updates:

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Albuquerque restaurants in the program include:
Red Brick Pizza, Cheese and Coffee Cafe Downtown, True Sushi, Forque Kitchen and Bar, Bandido Hideout, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Sophia’s Place, Ezra’s Place, Saffron Tiger, Olympia Cafe, and other Restaurant.com venues High Noon, Brasserie La Provence, Amici, Yasmine’s Cafe, and many more.

Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend) to make sure they’re a good deal for you before tucking your napkin under your chin

–Tania. I’ve given you my Restaurant.com affiliate links.


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Free Restaurant Certificates to Give as Gifts

November 29, 2011 by  
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Feed it Forward and give friends and family free $10 restaurant certificates until December 25, 2011.

Free restaurant certificates to give as gifts? What a great idea to spread a little seasonal cheer! Through December 25,  you can send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to 40 different people each day. This is part of their Feed It Forward promotion – scroll down at the link to the Feed It Forward info.

You can give one gift to each person during the Restaurant.com Feed it Forward promotion, and they send the certificate via email. Friends and family choose from thousands of participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Note that there is usually a minimum spend in restaurants, so your recipient will have to top up a little, but they’ll still get $10 off their check. Send up to 40 free $10 restaurant.com certificates every single day until December 25, 2011 or until the money runs out. They have a maximum of $40 million worth of free restaurant certificates to give away – that’s a lotta free food, people!

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Plus get 80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code GIFT at checkout till December 7, 2011. With the bonus 80% off, a $25 value certificate now costs $2.

NOTE: This promo code has now expired, but you can see any current discount and promo code in this image that automatically updates:

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 468 x 60

Albuquerque restaurants in the program include:
Red Brick Pizza, Cheese and Coffee Cafe Downtown, Sushi King, Forque Kitchen and Bar, Bandido Hideout, Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Cafe TrangCosmo Tapas, Rice Garden Inside Smith’s, Sophia’s Place, Ezra’s Place, La Fonda del Bosque, Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tram,  Saffron Tiger, Olympia Cafe, and other Restaurant.com venues Barley Room, Amici, Yasmine’s Cafe, Rojo Grill, Sheraton Bar/Grill, Rasoi Indian Kitchen, Plum Cafe, Mesa Grill, etc.

Restaurant.com certificates are already discounted, so example prices with an extra 80% off promo code:

  • $25 certificate (usually $10) now costs $2
  • $50 certificate (usually $20) now costs $4
  • $100 certificate (usually $40) now costs $8
  • $100 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate (redeem at 18,000 restaurants nationally) now costs $8
  • Buy through December 7, no expiration date on certificates, and no shipping fees for email certificates or mailed gift cards.
  • Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend) to make sure they’re a good deal for you, and some certificate prices may vary from the typical examples above.

At the Restaurant.com checkout enter Promo Code GIFT. (The extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code GIFT).

When buying a certificate to a specific restaurant, or redeeming a gift certificate, check the deal terms  and any minimum spend to make sure they’re good for you. For example:

  • A $25 value voucher that’s usually $10, will cost $2 with the promo code, and the restaurant may have a minimum purchase of $35. That means you’ll effectively end up paying $12 for $35 worth of food.
  • A $10 value voucher that’s usually $5 will cost $1 with the promo code. The minimum purchase is usually $20 (sometimes $15) which means you’ll effectively end up paying $11 for $20 worth of food.

Both of these are still super deals but you need to be aware of the terms before tucking your napkin under your chin

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

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Free Panda Express Garlic Chicken

July 8, 2011 by  
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Garlic gourmets get a fragrant treat on July 13, 2011 with this coupon for a free serving of  Garlic Lover’s Chicken Breast at Panda Express. 

Get a single serving of the Garlic Lover’s Chicken Breast with any purchase at Panda Express on Wednesday July 13 only, at participating Panda Express locations. The garlic chicken gets all wokked up with broccoli, baby corn, red bell peppers, and a black bean sauce.

You’ll need to print out the free Panda Express coupon to claim yours. The deal is for one coupon per person per purchase, while supplies last.

As usual: there’s no guarantee on which locations are participating in this offer – call ahead if you want to be sure. If you’re feeling in the garlic groove, find Panda Express locations.

–Tania

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Free Panda Express Golden Treasure Shrimp: March 9

March 8, 2011 by  
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Ahoy me hearties, lunch is on us! Get free Panda Express on Wednesday March 9, 2011, with the coupon… and no purchase needed. 

Avast ye, landlubbers, where be the treasure?  (I’m sorry, the whole Treasure Shrimp thing is throwing me into Pirate speak. And I don’t even have Johnny Depp’s elegantly black-booted legs, although I’d be happy to try them on for size.)

So what is Treasure Shrimp? It’s a new Panda Express dish with tempura shrimp, tossed in the wok with bell peppers and a citrus sauce. Chow down on a totally FREE serving of the Panda Express Golden Treasure Shrimp this Wednesday March 9, at participating Panda Express locations.

The tiny type says it’s one coupon per person for a single serving, while supplies last. And no purchase is necessary! Shiver me timbers, and go claim your Golden Treasure Shrimp by printing out the free Panda Express coupon

Yo Ho Ho, but remember that, as usual, some locations may mutiny (not be participating). Call ahead if you want to be sure. Find Panda Express Albuquerque locations.

–Tania

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Free Restaurant Certificates to Give as Gifts

December 21, 2010 by  
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Feed it Forward and give friends and family free $10 restaurant certificates until December 31, 2010.

Free restaurant certificates to give as gifts? What a great idea to spread a little seasonal cheer!  We posted about this before, but as there’s only ten days left in the program, here’s another reminder.

To December 31,  you can send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to 40 different people each day. This is part of their Feed It Forward promotion – scroll down at the link to the Feed It Forward info.

You can give one gift to each person during the Restaurant.com Feed it Forward promotion, and they send the certificate via email. Friends and family choose from 9,500 participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Send up to 40 free $10 restaurant.com certificates every single day until December 31, 2010 or until the money runs out. They have a maximum of $40 million worth of free restaurant certificates to give away – that’s a lotta free food, people!

Plus get 80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code CLEARANCE at checkout through December 31, 2010.

They’ve added a bunch of new Albuquerque restaurants to the program, so options now include:

Red Brick Pizza, Olympia Cafe, Sushi King, Cosmo Tapas,  El Norteño, Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tram, McGrath’s Bar and Grill,  KO Palace,  Sophia’s Place,  Ezra’s Place, Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille, Jasmine Thai and Sushi House, Cocina Azul,  Copper Canyon Cafe, Black Olive, Mesa Grill, Ichiban, Pueblo Harvest Cafe and more.

Restaurant.com certificates are already discounted, so example prices with the extra 80% off promo code:

  • $25 certificate (usually $10) now costs $2
  • $50 certificate (usually $20) now costs $4
  • $100 certificate (usually $40) now costs $8
  • $100 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate (redeem at 15,000 restaurants nationally) now costs $8
  • Buy through December 31, no expiration date on certificates, and no shipping fees for email certificates.
  • Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend) to make sure they’re a good deal for you, and some certificate prices may vary from the typical examples above.

At the Restaurant.com checkout enter Promo Code CLEARANCE. (The extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code CLEARANCE).

I’ve already sent a bunch of the free $10 dining certificates to friends and family, and this reminds me I need to send some more!

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

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Free Restaurant Certificates to Give as Gifts

November 23, 2010 by  
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Feed it Forward and give friends and family free $10 restaurant certificates until December 31, 2010.

Free restaurant certificates to give as gifts? What a great idea to spread a little seasonal cheer! Through December 31,  you can send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to 40 different people each day. This is part of their Feed It Forward promotion – scroll down at the link to the Feed It Forward info.

You can give one gift to each person during the Restaurant.com Feed it Forward promotion, and they send the certificate via email. Friends and family choose from 9,500 participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Send up to 40 free $10 restaurant.com certificates every single day until December 31, 2010 or until the money runs out. They have a maximum of $40 million worth of free restaurant certificates to give away – that’s a lotta free food, people!

Plus get 80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code PRESENT at checkout till December 20, 2010.

They’ve added a bunch of new Albuquerque restaurants to the program, so options now include:

Red Brick Pizza, Olympia Cafe, Sushi King, Cosmo Tapas,  El Norteño, Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tram, McGrath’s Bar and Grill,  KO Palace,  Sophia’s Place,  Ezra’s Place, Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille, Jasmine Thai and Sushi House, Cocina Azul,  Copper Canyon Cafe, Black Olive, Mesa Grill, Ichiban, Pueblo Harvest Cafe and more.

Restaurant.com certificates are already discounted, so example prices with the extra 80% off promo code:

  • $25 certificate (usually $10) now costs $2
  • $50 certificate (usually $20) now costs $4
  • $100 certificate (usually $40) now costs $8
  • $100 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate (redeem at 15,000 restaurants nationally) now costs $8
  • Buy through December 20, no expiration date on certificates, and no shipping fees for email certificates.
  • Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend) to make sure they’re a good deal for you, and some certificate prices may vary from the typical examples above.

At the Restaurant.com checkout enter Promo Code PRESENT. (The extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code PRESENT).

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

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Free Panda Express Shrimp – March 10

March 9, 2010 by  
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Chow down on free Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp with this coupon, valid only on March 10, 2010.

Try an entree serving of the new Honey Walnut Shrimp dish FREE this Wednesday March 10, at participating Panda Express locations.

No purchase necessary, but only one coupon per person, while supplies last.

Print out the free Panda Express coupon

As usual: there’s no guarantee on which locations are participating in this offer – call ahead if you want to be sure.

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/14/09

August 14, 2009 by  
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We’re already in a great mood, but the notion of free food somehow makes our outlook even more golden. And not as in “arches.”

  • Free Cookie: Thanks to Matt for the tip! Enjoy this coupon for a free cookie with the purchase of any large beverage at Seattle’s Best Coffee cafés inside Borders. Expires 8/16/09. Three stores in Albuquerque and two in Santa Fe.
  • Improved 2 for $20: The previous Applebee’s 2 for $20 deal involved downsized entrées, but no more. They’ve revamped the menu to include “generous portions.” Works for us. The new menu includes 12 full-sized entrées to choose from. Eight locations around the area.
  • Kids Eat Free: Also from Applebee’s. We saw this advertised on the marquee at the Menaul location, and a friendly staff person there gave us the deets: ALL your kids can eat free on Mondays with the purchase of at least one adult meal. The friendly staff person said she believed most of the Applebee’s in Albuquerque were participating. Call ahead to verify.
  • Half Price Restaurant Certificates: Using Alibi Bucks, you can get get dining certificates for half off. So, for example, purchase a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and pay just $10! You can’t beat that. Currently available restaurants on the Alibi Bucks page: Calico Cantina, El Norteño, Gold Street Caffé, Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ, Pizza 9, Ponderosa Eatery & Saloon (Tijeras), and Sushi Gen.
  • More 50% Off Restaurant Certificates: Citadel Broadcasting has rolled out “Fifty50Fridays” across all its radio station websites. Each Friday, you can score half price gift certificates to local restaurants and other food-related businesses. For example, last week’s offer was a $50 certificate to Edible Arrangements for just $25. Check every Friday for the latest offer. TIP: If you use half-price restaurant certificates every time you eat out, you can save hundreds of dollars a year!
  • Free Beverage, Free Dessert, Free Bagel: And more! Rooster’s Downtown has rolled out a boatload of coupons for free food with no qualifying purchase. Just present the coupon and get your free food. Current coupons include: hot chocolate and a cookie; tea or coffee; bagel; dessert; beverage and refill. That’s a pure extravaganza of free food! Plus, if you present your Rail Runner ticket at Rooster’s you can always get a free beverage. Fourth and Central downtown.
  • Cake Coupons: Say it with us: cake coupons! And not just any cake: moist, delectable creations from Say It with Cake. Coupons include $3 off a dozen cupcakes, $5 off a half-sheet cake, and more. Westside.
  • BBQ Coupons: If you live in Rio Rancho and like barbecue, you’re gonna love this. Smokehouse BBQ not only offers live music on Friday and Saturday night, but now you can get some great coupon deals, like $5 off a $20 order or “buy 10 breakfast burritos, get 2 free.”
  • Free Appetizer: Los Equipales Restaurant still has a coupon for a free appetizer running on their site, but they’ve added a deal for a $50 gift certificate for just $25. You have to contact them directly for details. East Nob Hill.
  • Kids Eat Free: On Wednesdays at JB’s. If you love down home style cooking and have kids under age 10, here’s your deal! All day on Wednesday, get one free kids’ meal with each adult meal purchase. Looks to be good at both Albuquerque JB’s.

And that’s it for this week! Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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