Food Freebies & Deals: July 6 – 13, 2012

July 6, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals include free Lotaburger, free Slurpee, free Denny’s, a Taco Bell buy one get one free deal, cheap avocados, and more…

Free Lotaburger on Saturday July 7, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Osuna location. Blakes Lotaburger celebrates its 60th birthday by giving out a LotaBurger free original LotaCombo on Saturday, only at the 9601 Osuna Rd NE location (corner of Osuna & Eubank). They’re trying to beat the record of over 3,000 burgers given out on a previous birthday, and I’m sure you can help them! Thanks to reader Mia for tipping us off to the freebie.

Dine at Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse today, Friday July 6, and you’ll get a $25 credit to use on a future visit to Vernon’s when you tell your server the secret code: “On My Way to Argentina“. That’s because you’ll also get an entry into their drawing to win two seats at their Argentinian wine dinner on July 25, worth $250.

El Pinto Free Ticket Tuesday Eat at El Pinto on Tuesday July 10, 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. Orbit will also be at El Pinto on July 10 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm with free gifts for kids.

Free 7-Eleven Slurpee on 7-Eleven Day, Wednesday July 11, between 11 am and 7 pm at participating locations. No purchase is required to get a free Slurpee, served in special 7.11 ounce cups, while supplies last.

The Dawg Gone Good doggie boutique and spa in Nob Hill is holding a sale through Sunday July 8 with discounts from $4 to $12 on merchandise, and if you spend $15 or more they’ll give your dog a free Yoghund frozen yogurt plus you get a 10% discount for human variety Olo frozen yogurt next door. Go fetch! Dawg Gone Good is at 3339 Central Avenue NE, at Wellesley.

Denny’s Coupon for a Free Smoothie when you spend $2.50 or more on an entree and use the Denny’s coupon at the link. The Denny’s freebie is limited to one coupon per check, per visit, and it’s valid until July 14, 2012.

Reader Kenny knows I’m a big fan of avocados, so he dropped an email to let us ALL know that Sunflower Markets has Haas avocados at 3 for a dollar (or 77 cents each for organic) until Wednesday, so this could be a good time to get your guac on. Sunflower also has almonds for $3.99 a pound in several varieties, including (yum!) dark chocolate-covered almonds. Kenny says he bought some and they’re good – thanks Kenny, carry on munching (we’re all jealous).

Nothing Bundt Cakes Freebie Buy three bundlets and they’ll give you one free bundlet in participating stores through July 31.

Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book is discounted to $8.99 plus free shipping. The regular price is $40 for the Albuquerque coupon book. The $8.99 offer is valid on any city’s book (search for cities here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally, including Las Vegas, Orlando, Dallas, and Hawaii (most other city books usually cost $35). The Albuquerque Entertainment Book 2012 coupons offer over $92,000 in local savings for attractions, entertainment and shopping, including 149 restaurant coupons.

Arby’s Coupon for a free small fries and drink when you buy any Market Fresh sandwich or wrap. The coupon is valid to July 9.

Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ’n’ Shake deal Buy a burger or rancher’s melt and get a milkshake for $3 (usually $4.99) – it’s a limited time summer deal, not sure when it ends, so slurp your shake soon!

The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa nearly half-price deal on Groupon for a one night stay on the 450-acre resort in Santa Fe. It’s not strictly a food deal, but I’ve stayed at Bishop’s Lodge and it’s SO beautiful and relaxing, with a lovely shady pool to lounge around, and it’s normally rather expensive, so I’m passing on the word. The one night package starts from $165 for a deluxe room for two adults (and up to two kids free) including the resort fee, and other options include $229 for with breakfast and a $100 resort credit. The offer via Albuquerque Groupon is available till Saturday to purchase, then stay by September 30, 2012.


Taco Bell BOGO free coupon for their new Cantina Bowl, valid until Saturday July 7. You have to Like the Taco Bell Facebook page and then click on the Get Offer post – the coupon is emailed to you from Facebook straight away. (Your email address isn’t shared with Taco Bell.) Either print the Taco Bell coupon or show it on your phone.

Del Taco Free Carnitas Taco Al Carbon or Free Bacon Breakfast Burrito with the purchase of a beverage/coffee, using the Facebook coupons. You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off any Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off candy offer at Facebook – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!) The mobile coupon is valid until July 8.

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 and Entertainment Book affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!


Burger King BOGO Free Whopper and Free Wendy’s

December 9, 2011 by  
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Free burgers in two deals at Burger King and Wendy’s, as a nice holiday gift! Plus an Arby’s coupon…

The Burger King buy one Whopper get one free deal starts on Friday December 9 and runs through the weekend to Sunday December 11, at participating restaurants. No coupon is needed, just buy a Whopper to get another one free, but the BOGO free Whopper deal is only up for grabs between December 9 – 11, 2011.

Facebook users can get a free Wendy’s burger when they ‘Like’ the Wendy’s New Mexico Facebook page at the link and use the coupon. The offer is for the new Wendy’s W sandwich, with a couple of two ounce patties, two slices of cheese, plus pickles, onion rings and other salad filling, and a new thousand island type sauce.  The Wendy’s coupon is valid until December 22, 2011, at participating Wendy’s in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, and some other New Mexico locations.

You can also print out this Arby’s coupon for a free Arby’s drink and curly fries with the purchase of a 3-piece prime-cut chicken tenders. I don’t eat fries very often (there’s enough of me already) but when I do, I love Arby’s curly fries! The offer is for a small drink and small curly fries, and the coupon I just printed is valid until December 13, 2011.

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

–Tania. Thanks to Ron for giving us the word on the Wendy’s coupon, and to Julie at Kansas City on the Cheap for the Arby’s coupon. 


Food Freebies & Deals: October 1-8, 2010

October 1, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque Restaurant deals include 90% off dining certificates offer for today only, $5 off  TGI Friday’s, Red Lobster discounts, 60% off Jersey Jack’s, and deals at CiCi’s Pizza, Coolwater Fusion, and more.

The 90% off deal we posted about yesterday has been extended to today, October 1, 2010. For today only at, use the promo code WOW at checkout to save a further 90% on already heavily discounted restaurant certificates. That means most $25 certificates cost just $1 if you purchase today at with the promo code WOW.  Enter the code at checkout – the discount doesn’t show till then. See our earlier post for more details and participating restaurants!

Red Lobster Discounts Get $3 off two adult lunch entrees and $4 off two adult dinner entrees with this Red Lobster coupon. It’s part of their Endless Shrimp promotion, although the coupon says it’s good for any entrees, so we assume you don’t HAVE to eat shrimp! Coupon expires November 15, 2010.

$5 off TGI Friday’s Coupon Good for $5 off a $15 food purchase. We love the great TGI Friday’s deals lately! This one is valid on dine-in to October 9, and we’ve confirmed with the Albuquerque TGI Friday’s that it is a participating restaurant.

Coolwater Fusion BOGO Free Buy one entree and get a second entree for half price at Coolwater Fusion on Wyoming Blvd with the BOGO Coupon via Valpak. I haven’t been to Coolwater Fusion, looks like it’s new. Any one checked it out? Leave word in the comment box below…

10% Off Albuquerque Hopfest Tickets Final Day Last chance to get 10% off Hopfest tickets – well, the last chance we know about anyway using the coupon code for the October 16 event.

60% Off Jersey Jack’s Eatery Pay $8 for $20 worth of gift certificates via CityDeals – you get 2 x $10 vouchers and use them just like cash.

Half Off Old Town Pizza Parlor with these $20 certificates for $10 via CityDeals. You can buy multiple certificates, check fine print for details. Next day shipping is 99 cents, certificates valid till March 31, 2011.

CiCi’s Pizza $3.99 Buffet The 25th anniversary deal finishes on October 3 at participating CiCi’s restaurants, with the endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet discounted to just $3.99 for adults (usually $5.49) and $3.19 for kids! Kid’s buffet in other locations may be priced differently. This is correct for the ABQ location which is confirmed as participating in the promo! Cici’s Pizza in Albuquerque is located at 4770 Montgomery NE.

Free Wienerschnitzel Double Ultimate Chili Cheeseburger Last chance – the coupon expires October 2 to get the free burger when you buy Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries at regular price.

Ben & Jerry’s Take-out Pints get cheaper the more you buy at the Ben & Jerry’s store only.  One pint for $4, two for $7, three for $9 and four for $11. You need to print the flyer and take it in to the Ben & Jerry’s store, at 11225 Montgomery NE. Coupon expires October 7.

50% off Cafe Choroni thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of dining certificates for $25, and use by January 31, 2011. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificates.) Quantities are limited!

Half Price Wine at Mimi’s Cafe: Every Wednesday ALL day, ALL bottles of wine are 50% off.

25% off Theobroma Chocolate Strawberries $15 a pound with the coupon instead of  the usual $20, for milk, dark, or white chocolate-dipped strawberries – you can mix up the flavors. One pound minimum purchase, maximum five pounds with the discount. Coupon valid to October 31, 2010. (Ignore the coupon’s expiry date of May 2010, we’ve confirmed with Theobroma Chocolatier and the 25% off coupon is definitely valid to October 31, 2010. )

Military, police, and firefighters get 50% off Marcello’s Chophouse at lunch, when you wear your uniform! You serve us, let them serve YOU. What a great deal Marcello’s!

Gecko’s Bar & Tapas specials after 6 pm only:

  • 20 cent wings on Mondays
  • Three for two tapas on Tuesdays
  • Half priced burgers on Wednesdays

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

Thanks for a couple of the national tips to Carolyn at Witchita on the Cheap and Teresa at Florida on the Cheap.

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


Free Whataburger August 3, 2010

August 2, 2010 by  
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If you missed our Albuquerque Restaurant Deals post on Friday, or in case you need a reminder…

Whataburger celebrates its 60th birthday with a giveaway of a Free Whataburger to customers showing up at the right time this Tuesday wearing orange! No coupons, no purchase needed, just deck yourself out in orange.

So here’s when and how to get your Free Whataburger:

  • When: Tuesday August 3, 2010
  • Time: From 5 pm to 8 pm (only)
  • How: Wear an ORANGE outfit! 
  • Where:  Here are the Albuquerque Whataburger locations.

It’s going to look like a  Sunkist convention in ABQ tomorrow, isn’t it?



Food Freebies & Deals: July 30- Aug 6, 2010

July 30, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals this week include FREE Whataburger, $5 off Fox & Hound, Baskin Robbins BOGO free, half price YoYo Bliss frozen yogurt, Panda Express freebie with purchase, 80% off Casa Chaco and Cazuela’s Mexican Grill,  Landry’s deal and more.

Free Whataburger on August 3 from 5 pm to 8 pm when you wear orange! It’s their 60th birthday and they’re giving away a free Whataburger – but you must wear ORANGE to claim your freebie! Here are the Albuquerque Whataburger locations.

$5 off Fox & Hound Sports Bar – on any dine-in food purchase of $15. Coupon is valid to August 31, 2010.

Fox and Hound Albuquerque drink specials run daily, including $2 Tuesday on draft beers and Sunday $3 Bloody Mary.

Baskin Robbins Buy One Get One Free Coupon – Buy one regular soft serve cone and get one free at participating locations till August 8.

Whole Foods Market $45 worth of coupons – if you shop the lot, that’s how much you’ll save. Choices include $1 off Blue Diamond Almond Butter, $1 off any 2 Dream Frozen Desserts, $1 off Lundberg Risotto (I love that stuff when I’m too lazy to cook). Click the coupons you want and print out on one sheet – very simple. Once printed, they’re valid to October 31 – not sure how long they’ll be available online though.

50% off YoYo Bliss, the frozen yogurt mavens in ABQ Uptown, thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of certificates for $25, and use by July 31, 2011 – yeah, as if you’ll hold out till then! Certificates come in $10 denominations, shipping cost for the certificates is $3.75, and it’s best to buy soon – quantities are limited!

Free T.G.I. Friday’s $10 Gift Card with the purchase of two entrees from the new Caribbean-inspired summer menu. Offer is good at Albuquerque T.G.I. Friday’s till September 6.

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.

Panda Express Free Panda Bowl when you buy a two item combo and two medium drinks with this coupon via Valpak, valid to August 12.

80% off certificates and gift cards is still running till July 31 with the promo code: PLATE (Enter the code at checkout to see the discount). Buy by July 31, no expiration date on certificates. Participating Albuquerque restaurants currently include:

  • Peppers Cantina, Asian Cafe, Sophia’s Place,  Casa Chaco, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill
  • In Santa Fe: Ze French Bistro, Red Enchilada Restaurant, and Casablanca Fine Mediterranean Cuisine
  • 80 cents for a $10 certificate
  • $2 for a $25 certificate
  • $4 for a $50 certificate
  • $8 for a $100 certificate
  • $8 for a $100 Gift Card (redeem at 15,000 restaurants nationally/free shipping)

To get the 80% off, select your certificates and enter the promo code PLATE at the check out page. (The full 80% discount doesn’t show till then.) Check the small print for any restrictions.

Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ’n’ Shake special offer Buy a burger and get a milkshake for $2 (usually $4.99) – it’s a limited time summer deal, not sure when it ends, so slurp your shake soon!

Thinking of signing up for Netflix? Get a $10 Papa John’s Gift Card when you become a new subscriber. Papa John’s also has a limited time special for two large pizzas for $10 each.

Village Inn Pie Rush Wednesdays. They’re still serving up free pie from 10 am to 10 pm every Wednesday, get a free slice of pie with a dine-in purchase.  No coupon necessary but it can’t be combined with other specials (see the link). 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.

Thanks to readers Rita and Barb for sending tips, and to our cheap chow chums at Fort Worth on the Cheap and  Florida Keys on the Cheap.

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


Free Blake’s Lotaburger July 9

July 8, 2010 by  
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This birthday celebration means YOU get the gift! A free Original Lotaburger Combo – but only on Friday July 9, 2010, and only in one location…

Thanks to Nanci for tipping us off to this fabulous deal!

The Lotaburger freebie is in celebration of the 58th birthday of Blake’s Lotaburger – they started out in Albuquerque you know, and now have 76 locations across New Mexico.

If you’ve been a fan for 58 years, or maybe even 58 minutes, you’ll be licking-your-lips delighted that you can celebrate too with a free Lotaburger Combo on Friday July 9, but only at Albuquerque’s Washington Street location.

  • When: Friday July 9, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Blake’s Lotaburger, 2529 Washington St. NE, Albuquerque
  • What: Free Original Lotaburger Combo – which means a burger, fries, and a drink.

Offer is good for only ONE combo per person.  And to ensure that in the midst of your burger lust you don’t get lost on the way, here’s a map to Blake’s Lotaburger, 2529 Washington St. NE.

All together now… Happy Birthday to YOOOOOOO!



BOGO Burgers at Denny’s

November 1, 2009 by  
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We just wanted to spotlight this great deal, which we previously covered on a Friday Food Freebies post, and provide a proper link to the deal.

Denny’s is offering a buy one get one free promotion on their new “Better Burgers.” Simply buy any burger and fries, plus two beverages, and then redeem this coupon for a FREE burger! Presto! Free food.

As always, this coupon is valid at “participating locations only,” so check with the waitstaff before you attempt to redeem it. Also, the coupon expires 11/23/09.

There are seven Denny’s restaurants in Albuquerque and 24 throughout New Mexico, so you should be able to find plenty of places to get your free burger fix.

Many thanks to Editor-at-Large Ron for tracking down this offer on the Denny’s website, so we could reproduce it for you.

–Elizabeth Hanes


Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 10/23/2009

October 23, 2009 by  
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Better Burger, Better Price: Now at Denny’s, get a free “Better Burger” and fries with the purchase of the same and two drinks and this coupon! Multiple locations around the Q.

Fall into Fall: Now at Mimi’s Cafe, get a two course lunch for $9.99 and a three course dinner for $12.99 with this ad! Located at I-25 and Jefferson NE.

Holiday Catering: Take the stress off cooking and just relax with this deal from Boston Market. With this coupon, take $10 off your minimum $60 catering order. Note: Be sure to read the fine print. We strongly recommend calling your local Boston Market to make sure they are accepting this coupon before you place a catering order! Coupon expires 12/31/09.

National Day for Food: October 26 is “World Pasta Day,” and Buca Di Beppo is celebrating! That day, receive a FREE 8-oz portion of spaghetti with choice of sauce! (Purchase of another small or large pasta dish is required to obtain the freebie). Also, leave with a free package of Rummo Italian pasta. Located west of ABQ Uptown.

It’s Not Too Cold Yet: Yeah, it’s getting colder, but we don’t think it’s ever to cold for ice cream. Now at A&W Restaurants surrounding ABQ, get 50¢ off a shake or Polar Swirl with this coupon!

Couples Eat Cheap: Grab yer honey and head to Chili’s or Applebee’s. Both are running $20 promotions. At Chili’s, choose 1 appetizer, 2 entrées, and 1 dessert for 20 bucks. At Applebee’s, pick 1 appetizer and 2 entrées. Sounds like the best kind of cheap date, to us!

$3 Off Delivery: In case you hadn’t noticed, the weather can turn ugly at this time of year. When it’s cold and rainy, there’s no need to venture out to get your food fix. Use this coupon to get $3 off food delivery from Just Dine In! Order online and get hot food from your fave eatery delivered to your door. What could be better?

15% Off Sushi: We’re always trying to find pleasing deals for our sushi-loving readers. This Valpak coupon nets you 15% off your total bill (exclusing drinks) or $5 off at Sushiya in the northeast heights.

Half Price Sushi: In other Asian dining news, Alibi Bucks offers a half-price dining certificate to Sushi Gen, while supplies last. (Scroll waaay down the page to find it!) Specifically, get a $20 certificate for a mere $10.

We verify these deals as best we can, but we strongly recommend you call to double-check the deals yourself before heading out to redeem any offers. These deals can change or go poof quicker than you can say “boo.” Remember, all restaurant deals are only available at “participating locations.” Be sure your preferred location is participating in order to avoid disappointment!

–Elizabeth Hanes and Erica Krause


Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/21/09

August 21, 2009 by  
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Dining freebies and discounts galore this week, so let’s get right to them!

  • 10% off Your Entire Order: Love Chinese? Why pay full price? Use this coupon for 10% off your entire bill at Heaven Dragon Asian Restaurants. Two locations: southeast Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Expires 9/30/09.
  • $2 off: Nothing But Noodles on the west side is offering two coupons this week. First up: get $2 off any full-size salad with purchase of a drink. Second: Buy one entrée at regular price, get the second for half off! Valid only at the Nothing But Noodles located near Ladera Golf Course, just north of I-40 on Coors. Expires 9/30/09.
  • Free Burger: Carl’s Jr. is back with their BOGO Teriyaki Burger or BOGO Superstar coupons. Or, take $1 off a breakfast burrito. Three coupons, your choice! Expires 9/30/09.
  • BOGO Meal: Buy one individual meal, get one free at Boston Market. And this offer includes not only individual meals but entrée salads and sandwich combos, too! Grab the Boston Market BOGO coupon here. Expires 8/27/09 so hurry! (Thanks to Ron, the Undisputed King of the Freebies for sending us the link!)
  • 10% off Your Entire Bill: If you love sushi, here’s a great 10% off coupon for Sakura Sushi. Open 7 days a week, and now serving beer and wine. Can you say “cheap date”?! Northeast heights.
  • $6 Cheese Pizza: We don’t believe we’ve ever run a pizza deal on ABQ on the Cheap before. So what makes this one special? It’s from Golden Crown Panadería! Oh, yes, friends. With this coupon, you can get a medium cheese pizza for just $6. Toppings extra. That famous, incredibly delicious crust? Free. Corner of 11th & Mountain downtown. Expires 9/15/09.
  • BOGO Sub Sandwich: Again, what makes this deal special? It’s a BOGO from the famous Yeller Sub! And, oh, we are true fans of that little sandwich shop in the northeast heights. Use this coupon for a FREE 6-inch Torpedo or Sub of your choice with the purchase of a footlong Torpedo or Sub. And don’t forget to get a side of homemade potato chips. Heaven!
  • Over Half Off: Looking to go a little upscale? Even the chi-chi restaurants take coupons these days. For example, you can dine for less at the Rancher’s Club by using this half-price dining certificate. Buy a $25 restaurant certificate for just $10! With a limit of one per visit, it definitely won’t cover your entire tab at the Rancher’s Club, but it’s like taking $15 off your bill. Located inside the Hilton Hotel on University.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

–Elizabeth Hanes