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 9 – 16, 2012

March 9, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals are rocking this week, including Chick-fil-A, Buca di Beppo, Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Pizza Nine, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Quiznos, Scalo, Pizza Nine, Zinc, Arby’s and more…

Get a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesdays through March 2012, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and on March 14 it’s a free multigrain oatmeal.

$15 for $30 worth at Umami Sushi and Asian Restaurant. Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by September 12, 2012. The restaurant is located at 6601 4th Street NW.  

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is giving a $25 credit for your next meal when you dine at Vernon’s on Friday night (March 9) through March 11 and tell your server this password: Show me the dough. This is according to an email we received. Reservations for Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse are advisable!

Starbucks Espresso Twice, Half the Price  Customers who buy any regular priced Starbucks espresso drink by 11 am, can zip on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get half off any hot or iced espresso beverage. The promo runs through March 14 at participating locations.

Coldstone Creamery BOGO Free Creation Buy a Creation, get the second one free using the coupon until March 14. I really can’t face ice cream right now (too chilly!) but this deal could tempt me to change my mind.

Einstein Bros. Bagels 50% Off a Caffe Mocha or White Chocolate Mocha using the coupon valid until March 18.

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.

Quiznos Coupon $2 Off a $10 purchase and the coupon is valid until March 14.

Scalo Wine & Dine at 6:30 pm on March 14 serves a four course meal with wine pairings in the private Cipriani room, and Scalo’s wine expert Scott Murray tells you about the wines. The price is $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link and these events fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781. 

Get a free sample of Miracle Whip, courtesy of Freefly.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples, you can get a free PF Changs Lettuce Wraps coupon, a free sample pack of Nescafe Taster’s Choice, and free Dunkin’ Donuts drink. These are all under the FOOD button at the link (scroll down a little), but offers change frequently.

Keva Juice 50% Off any Yo Keva Yogurts after 7 pm each day at any of the Albuquerque Keva Juice locations. No coupon required! Just make sure you go from 7 pm.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons 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 March 31, 2012.

Pizza Nine $10 = $20 Deal Get $20 worth at Pizza Nine for $10 in an offer via QponABQ.

80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code EXPLORE 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, Cosmo Tapas, 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 EXPLORE.

Souper Salad printable coupon to get a free fountain drink when you buy an adult buffet at participating locations through March 21.

15% off Artichoke Cafe Take in a ticket stub from any Landmark production to get a 15% discount on your Artichoke Cafe meal.

Zinc Cellar Bar Beer, Brat & Pretzel Night on Thursdays. $8.50 gets you a pint of tap beer, a salt-crusted hot pretzel, and a beer-braised bratwurst in a baguette bun with chipotle. Other Zinc Cellar Bar deals include $2 Bison Sliders on Tuesday, and 20% off bottles of wine on Wednesday, served with a free cheese platter!

Bandido Hideout Mexican Food Pay $25 for $50 worth of dining certificates thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. You get two $25 certificates for the restaurant, although you can only use one certificate per visit. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificate). Quantities are limited!

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.

New Mexico Restaurant Week shifts from Santa Fe to Las Cruces before heading to the Duke City on March 18, Participating restaurants serve various lunch and dinner fixed price menu deals – advance reservations recommended. See our earlier New Mexico Restaurant Week post for more details.

Waffle House Free Slice of Pie using the coupon until March 9. It scores you a small slice of pie for dine-in eating, at participating locations.

Print this KFC coupon for $3 off any 12-piece KFC meal, with your choice of chicken, plus three large side items and six biscuits. The coupon is good until March 15, one coupon per person per visit.

Firehouse Subs Free Bag of Chips with any purchase, using the printable coupon until March 11.

And finally, some Facebook deals:

Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Baskin Robbins BOGO Deal Buy any ice cream cone (excluding waffle cones) and get a second cone for 99 cents, using the coupon via Facebook.

Arby’s Free Small Drink and Curly Fries with the purchase of a Reuben, also for Facebook users only. Answer three questions (Yes is probably the wise choice for all three, although I don’t know if No also works!) to get the coupon.

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, 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 2 – 9, 2012

March 2, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant offers this week include a free pretzel, and deals at Quiznos, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Firehouse Subs, Slate Street Cafe, Olive Garden, and more…

Auntie Anne’s Free Pretzel Day tomorrow, Saturday March 3, from 10 am to 3 pm. Pick up either an original or cinnamon-sugar pretzel freebie with no purchase necessary and no coupon needed. They’re in the Coronado Center and Cottonwood Mall.

Two Movie Tickets and a $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card for $24.  The movie tickets are valid at Regal Cinemas and United Artist Cinemas, in this limited quantity Half Off Depot deal. The movie tickets exclude the first 12 days of selected new releases, and note that there’s usually a minimum spend when redeeming restaurant gift cards, eg. $100 on a $50 value card, so you effectively get $50 off $100 worth of food. Check all the $24 for two movie tickets and a $50 Restaurant card deal terms at the link.

New Mexico Restaurant Week kicks off on March 4 in Santa Fe, with various lunch and dinner fixed price menu deals at participating restaurants. See our earlier New Mexico Restaurant Week post for more details.

Burger King BOGO Free Chicken Sandwich You don’t need a coupon for the Burger King buy-one-get-one-free chicken sandwich promo through March 5, 2012. Options for the BOGO deal are the Chicken Club Sandwich, Italian Chicken Sandwich, and Original Chicken Sandwich, and you can combine those in the BOGO however you want, the freebie is the sandwich or equal or lesser value.

Quiznos Free Fountain Drink when you buy any sub and use the coupon until March 7.

Coupons.com current shopping and grocery coupons include:

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

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.

Get a free sample of Miracle Whip, courtesy of Freefly.
Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples, I also see a free sample of Gud from Burt’s Bees Body Lotion for a limited time, and although it’s not food, it’s healthy!

Sunflower Markets Gluten Free Sampling on Tuesday March 6 from 4-6 pm at the 11205 Montgomery Blvd. location (at Montgomery and Juan Tabo), with the chance to try a gluten free sandwich. The full Sunflower Markets Montgomery store events schedule is in a PDF file at link.

Firehouse Subs Free Bag of Chips with any purchase, using the printable coupon until March 11.

Slate Street Cafe Zinfandel Wine Tasting on Tuesday March 6 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.

Print this KFC coupon for $3 off any 12-piece KFC meal, with your choice of chicken, plus three large side items and six biscuits. The coupon is good until March 15, one coupon per person per visit.

Olive Garden Italian Dinner Special Get a three course dinner for $12.95, with soup or salad, and a choice of five entrees and five desserts, in the new special.

Waffle House Free Slice of Pie using the coupon until March 9. It scores you a small slice of pie for dine-in eating, at participating locations.

$10 Tuesdays at Luna Mansion Landmark Steakhouse in Los Lunas. Get $10 off a bottle of wine on Tuesdays. Plus daily happy hour in the Spirit Lounge from 3:30 – 6 pm with 50 cent potato skins and $2.50 drafts, $4 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine

And finally, two Facebook deals:

Einstein Bros. Bagels BOGO Deal for Facebook users only. Get the offer at the link to buy one lunch sandwich and get one free – they send you an email coupon that’s valid to March 4.

Arby’s Free Small Drink and Curly Fries with the purchase of a Reuben, also for Facebook users only. Answer three questions (Yes is probably the wise choice for all three, although I don’t know if No also works!) to get the coupon.

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

Thanks to Julie at Kansas City on the Cheap for sending us the Arby’s freebie tip and Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for the Dunkin’ Donuts freebie!

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my Freeflys, HalfOff Depot and Coupons.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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Free Doughnuts on Friday June 3

May 30, 2011 by  
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Need I say more? Oh, I guess I need to tell you where to get ‘em. Sorry, my eyes were glazing over. Well, you’ve got a couple of choices, and it’s probably hole-y obvious to guess who…

In celebration of National Doughnut Day on Friday June 3, 2011:

  • Get a free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts with the purchase of a beverage, excluding bottled cooler beverages, at participating locations. 
  • Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut of your choice – no purchase necessary! (I think Krispy Kreme is winning here.) One free doughnut per person at participating Krispy Kreme locations.

As usual, not all shops may be participating, call ahead to your fave if you want to be sure. ***Update: According to reader Sarah (see comment below), the Wyoming NE Krispy Kreme is NOT participating. Thanks for the tip, Sarah!

If you know of any Albuquerque bakeries taking part in National Doughnut Day with freebies or special offers – let us know! We’ll add them to the list.

–Tania

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Free Doughnuts on Friday June 4

June 2, 2010 by  
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Need I say more? Oh, I guess I need to tell you where to get ‘em. Sorry, my eyes were glazing over. Well, you’ve got a couple of choices, and it’s probably hole-y obvious to guess who…

In celebration of National Doughnut Day on Friday June 4, 2010:

  • Get a free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts with the purchase of any beverage, all day, at participating locations. (Call ahead if you want to be sure.)
  • Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut of your choice – no purchase necessary! (I think Krispy Kreme is winning here.) And according to the participating store list, the Albuquerque Krispy Kreme at 3709 Ellison Road NW is definitely taking part in the promo. One free doughnut per person only.

If you know of any local bakeries taking part in National Doughnut Day – let us know! We’ll add them to the list.

–Tania

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Free Donut Day at Dunkin Donuts

June 4, 2009 by  
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We know, we know. It’s like going into 31 flavors and ordering vanilla. But the truth is our fave Dunkin Donut is…the Old Fashioned. In fact, we still get misty over the fact they no longer make the original “dunkin’ donut” with the little handle. We miss those crispy, chewy treats.

Anyway, you can get your DD fix for FREE tomorrow, Friday, June 5 (2009)! In celebration of National Donut Day, Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut with any beverage purchase. You can choose from any donut in stock, from the French cruller to the Boston creme. You know what we’re having.

The DD store finder lists 4 Dunkin Donuts shops within 6 miles of zip code 87102, but there may be more. Find the location nearest you.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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