Chick-fil-A Calendar With Freebies

November 27, 2012 by  
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Chick-fil-A fans (and we know that includes many Albuquerque on the Cheap readers) will be pleased to know about the Chick-fil-A 2013 calendar, called “Royal T-Bones.”

The cow-themed calendar is populated by characterful cows who have one objective in mind: To encourage people to eat more chicken! That’s the fun part, and there’s a cash-saving part too. Each month offers a Chick-fil-A freebie on food or drink.

In previous years the $6 calendar had a coupon for each month, but for 2013 the calendar comes with a plastic promo card that entitles you to a free menu item each month. You have to activate the card online, and also give an email address – they send a monthly reminder to redeem your freebie. You cannot use the calendar itself as a coupon.

You can see each month’s Chick-fil-A freebie at the link, including free chicken sandwich, free Chicken-n-Strips, free large Coca-Cola, and more.

It could make a great stocking stuffer for (cliche alert!) the gift that keeps giving all year long… ;-)

The Chick-fil-A calendar costs $6 and is available for a limited time or while stocks last at Chick-fil-A restaurants.

***Note that Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners is also offering a free breakfast Yogurt Parfait on Thursday November 29, from 6:30 am to 10:30 am, only at the Cottonwood location, 3801 Ellison Rd NW. That’s something to moo about.

–Tania


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Food Freebies & Deals: November 9 – 16, 2012

November 9, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include 20% off Denny’s, half off Chili’s gift card, free Arby’s shake, free Chick-fil-A, chocolate deals, and Veterans Day deals for military personnel and veterans.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Sampling Saturday on November 10 offers free Original Pretzel Nuggets samples at all locations. Also get an Auntie Anne’s coupon for a free Signature Pretzel when you buy any two pretzel products. Fill in the form at the link and they email the coupon 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.

Arby’s Free Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake with the purchase of a combo, using the coupon at the link until November 13. You just have to fill in your name to print out the coupon.

California Pizza Kitchen $5 off a take-out order of $30 or more today November 9 only, when you use the promo code VOTED for online orders, or mention the deal while ordering at the take-out counter, as announced on their Twitter feed and Facebook. They’re at ABQ Uptown.

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse has a deal on gift cards. According to an email, if you buy five $100 gift cards. you’ll get another free $100 gift card. Plus, if you dine at Vernon’s from November 9 – 11 and and on arrival tell the doorman the password PAY ME you can draw a gift card valued from $25 to $200 to spend on a future visit. Everyone wins a card, it’s just the value that varies, at 6855 4th Street NW.

Free Breakfast at Chick-fil-A Cottonwood on Thursday November 15. Get the free Cinnamon Cluster between 6:30 am and 10:30 am only at the Cottonwood location at 3801 Ellison Rd. NW.

Denny’s 20% Off Coupon gives you 20% off the entire check with the order of an entree, until November 17.

Pita Pit 50% Off in two deals: either spend $15 for $30 worth of pitas, chips, and soda, or opt for $8 for two pitas and two fountain drinks worth up to $17.36. (Very exact figure that!) You need to buy the limited-quantity certificates from Groupon Albuquerque (scroll down at the link) and then they’re valid for 180 days at the Central Avenue (opposite UNM) location.

Bailey’s On The Beach Half Off using the certificate to get $20 worth of food and drink for $10. The offer is available for a limited time via Living Social, then spend the certificate by February 15, 2013.

$5 Off Theobroma Chocolatier on a purchase over $30 with the coupon, or get $10 off a $55 purchase, or $20 off $100, using the coupons via Albuquerque Premium Shopping Guide.

Taco Bueno $2 for Two Tacos deal until November 22 serves up two beef or chicken tacos for two bucks (excluding flame grilled tacos) with no coupon required.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only including Domino’s and Papa John’s pizzas, and major retailers. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up.

  • Chili’s gift card50% off at $5 for a $10 card, and it can also be used at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
  • Papa John’s gift card50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card.
  • Domino’s Pizza gift card 50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card
  • Boston Market gift card at $3 for a $10 card
  • Old Navy 50% Off  a gift card at $7.50 for a $15 card, or get $10 off with the option to pay $15 for a $25 gift card.
  • iTunes Gift Cardat $7.50 for a $15 iTunes card valid on songs, albums, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and iPod games.

$7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both repeat customers and new Saveology customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at Saveology.com. So it’s basically free money!

Einstein Bros Bagels 25% Off  Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and free Bagel Poppers with any drink purchase, both valid until November 15, 2012.

Seasons Grand Tasting and Wine Sale is on November 17 from 1 – 5 pm. Admission is $20 including wine tastings and appetizers, and the chance to shop at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill for “big discounts” on their excess wine inventory, with discounts on 6 packs and cases.

Use this printable Quiznos coupon to get $1 off any regular or large sub at participating locations until November 16.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

Applebee’s Free $10 Gift Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards either online at the link or in restaurants, for a limited time.

Entertainment Book 2013 is out with $7 off and free shipping for a limited time. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, through November 2013. The Albuquerque Entertainment Book 2013 (usually $40, but $33 right now using the $7 off deal at the link) offers over $62,000 in local savings for attractions, entertainment and shopping, including 194 restaurant coupons.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a $16.99 sirloin steak, lobster and shrimp dinner, or get a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39.99 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Both coupons are valid for up to 6 people until November 12.

Olive Garden Buy One Get One Free in their Dinner Today & Dinner Tomorrow promotion.  Dine in and order a $12.95 entree including soup, salad, and breadsticks, and choose another free entree to take home for tomorrow night’s dinner.

50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes when you pay $15 to get $30 to spend at the downtown Albuquerque cupcake store. SweetJack has offered some sweet deals lately and I can’t mention all of them, but at the link there’s a tab at the very top to Get Deals by Email.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Deal at $40 for a $78 value Autumn Squares gourmet package including free shipping. The package contains four 33-count bags of assorted flavors including pumpkin spice caramel, sea salt trio, and intense dark chocolate. The offer is available today only via the new
AmazonLocal deals site.

Calientes New Mexican Food BOGO Free Breakfast Buy one breakfast and two beverages and get a free breakfast, using the coupon via Valpak. Or (at the same link) get 50% off an entree when you buy one entree and two beverages. Both deals are only on Monday through Thursday, for dine-in.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Last chance to buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

25% Off Einstein Bros Bagels The Facebook coupon is valid on any purchase.

Seattle Best Coffee Free Sample when you request it mailed to you at their Facebook page. Apparently it’s enough to brew a 10-cup pot, and in theory the freebie is to perk up people working on Black Friday but I’m not sure how they’re going to know. (You can also get a free cup of coffee in stores or $2 off a bag of coffee if you’re anywhere near their retailers.)

VETERANS DAY RESTAURANT DEALS

See our full round-up of Veterans Day deals this weekend for military personnel and veterans in our earlier post. Some of the restaurant highlights include:

Denny’s Free Pancakes on November 12 from 6 am – 2 pm at participating Denny’s Restaurants.   The free all-you-can-eat pancakes are for military personnel (retired, active or non-active) with ID.

El Pinto Buy One Get One Free Entree on Monday November 12 for veterans and active military in uniform or with military ID at the North Valley restaurant: 10500 4th Street.

Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Free Meal on November 12 between 6:30 am and 10 pm for current military and veterans.  This is only at the Cottonwood location at 3801 Ellison Rd. NW.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch on November 12 for active, former, and retired military with ID. Select from a special free Veterans Day menu including sirloin steak, country fried chicken, and pulled pork dinner, all served with two sides.

Olive Garden Free Entree for Veterans and Active Duty Military on November 11, with ID.  Entrees include garlic breadsticks and soup or salad, so that’s a good full meal, and the Veterans Day free menu to select from includes spaghetti and meat sauce, chicken parmigiana, and seafood alfredo.

See our previous post for many more Veterans Day restaurant deals for military.

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, SweetJack, LS and Saveology affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.

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Food Freebies & Deals: October 26 – November 2, 2012

October 26, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead… including some spooky Halloween deals and a Taco Bell freebie. Know of any other Halloween freebies or special offers? Tell us in the comment box below or drop us an email.

Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell on Tuesday October 30 from 2 pm to 6 pm only. The freebie at participating Taco Bell restaurants is part of a promo to give away free tacos if a base is stolen by any player during the 2012 World Series. It’s one free taco per person.

Kids Eat Free at Outback Steakhouse on October 31, with the purchase of an adult entree. The free Kids’ Meal is for ages 10 and under, on Halloween only, for dine-in and take-away at participating restaurants. If you dine-in on October 31, look look in the beverage book on your table to see if you find a note saying “You have found the treat.” If you do, tell the server – it’s worth a free steak dinner on your next visit between November 1 and November 29.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut on October 31. To get the Halloween deal, wear your Halloween costume to participating Krispy Kreme locations on October 31 and get a free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice doughnut with no purchase required.

This Chipotle Boorito Halloween Deal offers customers in costume a $2 burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos, on October 31 from 4 pm until closing.

Hops & Harvest Festival on October 27 at Marble Brewery is free to celebrate Halloween with music from the Squash Blossom Boys at 1 pm, Los Radiators at 3 pm, and Kubatana Marimba Southwest at 6 pm. They also have a costume contest. You’ll have to pay for your beer, apple cider, and goodies from the food trucks at the fundraiser for the Downtown Growers Market, from 1 – 8 pm, 111 Marble NW.

Quiznos Coupon for free chips or a cookie plus a regular fountain drink when you buy a regular or large sub or a large  salad through October 31.

Half off Pizza Nine when you pay $25 to get $50 worth of certificates to spend on dine in or carry out. The offer gives you 5 x $10 certificates for $25, and it’s available in limited quantities via SweetJack. Redeem the certificates until April 26, 2013.  SweetJack has offered some sweet deals lately and I can’t mention all of them, but at the link there’s a tab at the very top to Get Deals by Email.

You can also find Pizza Nine Coupons here for freebies with purchase and discounts, but you can’t combine promotions.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only including Domino’s and Papa John’s pizzas, and major retailers. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up.

  • Papa John’s gift card50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card.
  • Domino’s Pizza gift card 50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card
  • Denny’s 50% off gift cardat $12.50 for $25 card
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels 50% off gift card at $5 for a $10 card
  • Old Navy 50% Off  a gift card at $7.50 for a $15 card, or get $10 off with the option to pay $15 for a $25 gift card.
  • Toys R Us gift card  50% off at $5 for a $10 gift card
  • Gap gift card 50% off at $7.50 for a $15 card
  • Half price Staples gift card at $7.50 for a $15 card.
  • iTunes Gift Cardat $7.50 for a $15 iTunes card valid on songs, albums, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and iPod games.

$7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both repeat customers and new Saveology customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at Saveology.com. So it’s basically free money!

Zinc Cellar Bar Happy Hour  is at 5 – 7 pm daily, with $5 wines, $4 margaritas and mojitos, and some great food bargains. I was at happy hour this week and the portions are enormous (enough for two to share) including for $6 each: a delicious spinach artichoke dip with baguette, bruschetta with several tasty toppings, and red chile tuna melt sliders.

Fratelli Bistro Half Off with the deal at the link to pay either $8 for $16 worth of food at Fratelli, or $20 for $40 worth for a party of four or more, both at dinner only. The Groupon half off certificate is available in limited quantities/limited time, then spend it on calzones, pasta and the like within 180 days at Fratelli Bistro, 1606 Central Avenue (near University).

Free Tequila Tasting at El Pinto on November 1 from 6 – 8 pm. This is the launch event in the Tequila Bar for the new Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, and according to an email will include free tastings, appetizers and “surprises.”

$10 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill online orders to go when you use the Promo Code: FACEBOOK
The minimum order is $20, so if your order is $20 and you apply the promo code, you get a $20 meal for $10! It has to be a to-go order placed online at Macaroni Grill through November 6.

Get Outback Steakhouse Free Wings on Thursdays until November 8. Get a free half order of wings on Thursdays only with any purchase when you mention “wing it” to your server on ordering. The offer is valid all day Thursdays for dine-in or take-out.

Entertainment Book 2013 is out with 15% off and free shipping. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, through November 2013. The Albuquerque Entertainment Book 2013 offers over $62,000 in local savings for attractions, entertainment and shopping, including 194 restaurant coupons.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a $16.99 sirloin steak, lobster and shrimp dinner, or get a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39.99 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Both coupons are valid for up to 6 people until November 12.

Olive Garden Buy One Get One Free in their Dinner Today & Dinner Tomorrow promotion.  Dine in and order a $12.95 entree including soup, salad, and breadsticks, and choose another free entree to take home for tomorrow night’s dinner.

Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from favorite Kellogg’s brands by signing up for Kellogg’s Family Rewards with special offers and promotions.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Regal / UA Cinemas $3 Corn Dog Nuggets Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $3 deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until October 28 – 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.

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

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

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Free Spaghetti: October 25

October 22, 2012 by  
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Free spaghetti for World Pasta Day….they’re celebrating, we’re eating!  

World Pasta Day is on Thursday October 25, 2012, and on that day you can get free Buca di Beppo spaghetti with the coupon. The offer is for a free individual portion of spaghetti with either meat sauce or marinara sauce when you order any other small or large pasta or entree. As an extra bonus, Buca di Beppo is giving diners on October 25 a free package of dried spaghetti to take home – that’s a one pound package of Rummo spaghetti – and a $10 off coupon to use on the next visit to the restaurant.

You must print out the Buca di Beppo coupon to get the free spaghetti – click the button way down the bottom of the page at the link to get the coupon. portion of lasagna. They could be busy with spaghetti fans on Thursday, so it might be an idea to make a reservation.  

If you can’t make it on October 25, our Food Freebies & Deals post this week mentioned a couple of Buca di Beppo deals you can use on any day:

  • Print this Buca di Beppo $10 Off Coupons to get $10 off a dine-in order of $20 or more, or $10 off a to-go order of $30 or more, using the coupons via Valpak.
  • If you have a larger party, the Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40 meal deal is still running until November 11, using the coupon. The promotion serves up a large garlic bread, a large mixed green salad or Caesar salad, and a Buca large pasta of your choice. Print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by clicking the big red button at the link.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: October 19 – 26, 2012

October 19, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include 50% off Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s pizza gift cards, free Krispy Kreme for Halloween, and offers at Buca di Beppo, Black Angus Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Vernon’s, Gold Rush Cupcakes, and more…

Vernon’s $25 credit. Dine at Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse tonight, October 19, and get a $25 credit to use on your next visit when you mention this deal to your server and use the password: Best of Burque

Buca di Beppo $10 Off Coupons to get $10 off a dine-in order of $20 or more, or $10 off a to-go order of $30 or more, using the coupons via Valpak. If you have a larger party, the Buca di Beppo Four Eat for $40 meal deal is still running until November 11, using the coupon. The promotion serves up a large garlic bread, a large mixed green salad or Caesar salad, and a Buca large pasta of your choice. Print out the Buca di Beppo coupon by clicking the big red button at the link.

Olive Garden Buy One Get One Free in their new Dinner Today & Dinner Tomorrow promotion.  Dine in and order a $12.95 entree including soup, salad, and breadsticks, and choose another free entree to take home for tomorrow night’s dinner.

Outback Steakhouse Free Wings on Thursdays Get a free half order of wings on Thursdays only with any purchase when you mention “wing it” to your server on ordering. The offer is valid all day Thursdays for dine-in or take-out until November 8.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut on October 31. To get the Halloween deal, wear your Halloween costume to participating Krispy Kreme locations on October 31 and get a free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice doughnut with no purchase required.

50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes when you pay $15 to get $30 to spend at the downtown Albuquerque cupcake store. The offer is available in limited quantities via SweetJack, and you can redeem the certificate until January 1, 2013.

50% Off Gift Cards  $7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both new Saveology customers and those who are repeat customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at Saveology.com. So it’s basically free money!

The remaining deals below are for first-time Saveology customers only. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up.

Einstein Bros Bagels 25% Off  Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and free Bagel Poppers with any drink purchase, both valid until October 22, 2012.

Kids Eat Free at La Salita Children get a free ‘finger plate’ with adult meal purchase. I’m not sure how long this runs or if there’s any minimum order at La Salita Restaurant, 1217 Eubank Boulevard NE.

Half Off Ranchers Club of New Mexico in a deal offering two options. Either pay $30 for $60 worth of food and drinks or (for four people or more) $56 for $120 worth. Alcohol is excluded, in a limited time deal from Albuquerque Groupon. Then use the certificates at Ranchers Club of New Mexico in the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza hotel,  1901 University Blvd NE, by January 31, 2013.

Standard Diner Half Price Wine on Mondays. Get 50% off bottles of wine only on Mondays -  my favorite day to eat there! Considering you can get a (very good) house wine starting at around $25 a bottle at regular price, that’s quite a steal at half off! On Tuesdays it’s Server Appreciation Day. If you take in a current alcohol server permit after 5 pm on Tuesdays, you get 50% off your order.

$10 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill online orders to go when you use the Promo Code: FACEBOOK
The minimum order is $20, so if your order is $20 and you apply the promo code, you get a $20 meal for $10! It has to be a to-go order placed online at Macaroni Grill through November 6.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

Dine Out for Popejoy on Thursday October 25. It’s not a deal for you but when you eat at restaurants including The Range Cafe, Zinc, Baileys on the Beach, Yanni’s, and Standard Diner, they’ll make a donation to support Popejoy Hall. See all participating Dine Out for Popejoy restaurants.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a $16.99 sirloin steak, lobster and shrimp dinner, or get a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39.99 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Both coupons are valid for up to 6 people until November 12.

Scalo Wine & Dine Wednesday at 6:30 pm on October 24 serves a four course food and wine tasting menu featuring Crawford Malone wines for $27.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link. These events at the Nob Hill restaurant fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

60% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates today, Friday October 19, when you enter the promo code TASTE at checkout. With the bonus 60% off TASTE promo code: a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10) now costs $4. Other price examples: A $100 value certificate (usually $40) now costs $16, and a $10 value certificate (usually discounted to $4) now costs $1.60.  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 TapasForque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. plus Vernons, Brasserie La Provence, Coronado Crossing, and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 60% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code TASTE

And here’s one for the pooches in a Buy One Get One Free deal on Cesar : Give them more to love with cesar meaty selects Buy 1, Get 1 Free

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Outback Steakhouse $5 Off and BOGO Free Coupons One coupon gives you $5 off the purchase of two dinner or $2.50 off one entree, and the Buy One Get One Free coupon is for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. The coupons are valid to October 25, 2012, for people who Like the Outback Facebook page.

Regal / UA Cinemas $5 Pizza Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $5 pizza deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until October 21 – 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.

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

–Tania FYI - I’ve given my Saveology, Groupon and SweetJack affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals

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Food Freebies & Deals: October 12 – 19, 2012

October 12, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and foodie deals and events for the week ahead…

Half Price Papa John’s Gift Card Get a $10 pizza gift card for $5 in the deal for first-time Saveology buyers, meaning you haven’t bought a deal from them before. There’s a limited quantity available.

Other deals for new buyers include Boston Market half price gift card at $12.50 for a $25 card,
Gap gift card 50% off at $7.50 for a $15 card (ok it’s not food, but it’s a good deal!), Half price Staples gift card at $7.50 for a $15 card, and an iTunes half price gift card at $7.50 for a $15 iTunes card.

The $7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is for both repeat Saveology customers and new ones, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at Saveology.com. So it’s basically free money!

The 2012 Local Food Festival and Field Day is this Sunday October 14  from 11 am to 4 pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House and Demonstration Farm.  It’s a free event and it should be fun down on the farm with free food samples from Albuquerque chefs and chef demos, free workshops and talks, and kids’ activities.

Olive Garden Buy One Get One Free in their new Dinner Today & Dinner Tomorrow promotion.  Dine in and order a $12.95 entree including soup, salad, and breadsticks, and choose another free entree to take home for tomorrow night’s dinner.  

Outback Steakhouse Free Wings on Thursdays Get a free half order of wings on Thursdays only with any purchase when you mention “wing it” to your server on ordering. The offer is valid all day Thursdays for dine-in or take-out until November 8.

Half Off Murder Mystery Dinner at $25 for the Foul Play Cafe mystery theater show and a four course meal at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. That’s 55% off the regular $55 price in the limited quantity deal via SweetJack, valid on shows through April 12, 2013.  They’ve also got deals for 50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes and
50% off Tinkertown Museum family four-pack of tickets.

Pei Wei BOGO Free Sriracha Chicken Log into your Pei Wei Passport account (or create one if you don’t have one already) to get the Sriracha Seeker stamp with a Buy One Get One Free offer on their new dish.  The promo runs till October 18.

Half Off Ranchers Club of New Mexico in a deal offering two options. Either pay $30 for $60 worth of food and drinks or (for four people or more) $56 for $120 worth. Alcohol is excluded, in a limited time deal from Albuquerque Groupon. Then use the certificates at Ranchers Club of New Mexico in the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza hotel,  1901 University Blvd NE, by January 31, 2013.

$10 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill online orders to go when you use the Promo Code: FACEBOOK
The minimum order is $20, so if your order is $20 and you apply the promo code, you get a $20 meal for $10! It has to be a to-go order placed online at Macaroni Grill through November 6.

Four Venezia’s Pizzeria coupon codes include $3 off any pizza excluding slices, $5 off a 24 inch party pizza, and get one large one topping pizza for $10.99. As far as I can see the coupon codes are valid for orders at all Venezia’s Pizzeria locations.

Einstein Bros Bagels coupons Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and free Bagel Poppers with any drink purchase, both valid until October 22, 2012. Or use these Einstein Bros Coupons for a Buy One Get One Free lunch sandwich, and $1 off a Bagel and Schmear, until October 15.

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl Buy a Market Bowl and a fountain drink and get a second Market Bowl free, using the coupon until October 14.  If you’re dining alone, you might prefer to get $1 off any Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market $1 Off Market Bowl coupon here. Use it by October 15.

Quiznos Coupon for a 99 cent cup of soup when you buy a regular or large sub until October 17.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

Buca di Beppo $10 Off Coupons to get $10 off a dine-in order of $20 or more, or $10 off a to-go order of $30 or more, using the coupons via Valpak.

Burger King Coupons The 12 coupons include a free Whopper when you buy a Whopper, BOGO free chicken parmesan and original chicken sandwich, BOGO free croissant sandwich, BOGO free smoothie, $5.99 breakfast for two, and other meal deal prices. Coupons are all valid until November 4, 2012, at participating locations.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Old Town Pizza Parlor Half Price Wine on Tuesdays all day, for all wines by the bottle or the glass. Other weekly drinks specials are Marble Monday with $2 pints and $6.50 pitchers, and for weekday lunches PBR bottle beers are 75 cents when you buy a lunch buffet on Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm.

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a pastrami sandwich, good for one use per visit until December 31, 2012.

And here’s one for the pooches in a Buy One Get One Free deal on Cesar : Give them more to love with cesar meaty selects Buy 1, Get 1 Free.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Outback Steakhouse $5 Off and BOGO Free Coupons One coupon gives you $5 off the purchase of two dinner or $2.50 off one entree, and the Buy One Get One Free coupon is for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. The coupons are valid to October 25, 2012, for people who Like the Outback Facebook page.

Red Lobster $5 Off Two Adult Dinner Entrees using the coupon offer at thir Facebook page. The deal is for $2.50 off each single dinner entree (not lunch!) and includes the Endless Shrimp, up to a limit of two entrees per coupon. Use it by October 14.

Del Taco Free Crispy Shrimp Taco  with the purchase of a beverage or Del Taco Free Hashbrown Sticks  when you buy a Grande Scrambler Burrito, using the Facebook coupons.  You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page 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 Saveology and SweetJack affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals.

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Food Freebies & Deals: October 5 – 12, 2012

October 5, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and foodie deals for week ahead include 40% off tickets to the Balloon Museum Big Top Chocolate Festival, a feast at El Pinto’s Balloon Fiesta Matanza, plus offers at Arby’s, Pei Wei, Subway, Papa John’s, Macaroni Grill, Chili’s and more… Enjoy the first week of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and let’s start eating!

El Pinto’s Matanza during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is on October 8 from 2 – 4 pm and they still have tickets available, but you have to buy them in advance and seats are limited to 150 people.  It costs $15 per person for an all-you-can-eat meal of horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, fresh fire Hatch green chile, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Plus music from Chris Dracup. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

Big Top Chocolate Festival at the Balloon Museum goes cocoa-crazy on October 6 and 7,  between 7 am and 4 pm each day. Regular admission is $10 for adults (aged 13+), $1 for kids aged 4-12, and free for tots aged 3 and under. BUT, get 40% Off Adult Tickets making them $6 each when you buy tickets online using the promo code Chocolate as announced by the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest. The 40% discount code Chocolate only works on adult one-day tickets. Admission includes entry to the Balloon Museum where there will also be live entertainment, and parking is free from 10 am – 2 pm, outside the busy Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hours.  If you choose to just pay on the door take cash – they’ll add a $2 per ticket fee to any credit card payments.

$10 off Romano’s Macaroni Grill online orders to go when you use the Promo Code: FACEBOOK
It has to be a to-go order placed online at Macaroni Grill.

50% off Gold Rush Cupcakes when you pay $15 to get $30 to spend at the downtown Albuquerque cupcake store. The offer is available in limited quantities via SweetJack, and you can redeem the certificate until January 1, 2013. They also have a 50% off Tinkertown Museum deal to get a Family Four Pack of four admissions for $7. That’s also valid until January 1, but don’t forget that Tinkertown closes for the season on October 31!

50% Off Gift Card Deals  This $7.50 for $15 Saveology Dollars deal is available for both new Saveology customers and those who are repeat customers, and for $7.50 you get $15 worth of credit to spend on other deals at Saveology.com. So it’s basically free money!

The remaining deals below are for first-time Saveology customers only. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up:

Arby’s Coupon for a free small drink and fries when you buy a Grand Turkey Club sandwich, valid until October 8. You have to enter your name then print the coupon.

Pasión Latin Fusion is offering half price gift cards on Mondays. Get a $20 gift card for $10, or a $40 gift card for $20. Thanks to Nancy for writing to tell us about the gift card deal at the Downtown restaurant, and Nancy adds “BTW, this is an excellent restaurant!”

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl Buy a Market Bowl and a fountain drink and get a second Market Bowl free, using the coupon until October 14.  If you’re dining alone, you might prefer to get $1 off any Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market $1 Off Market Bowl coupon here. Use it by October 15.

Pei Wei Sriracha Chicken BOGO Free deal. According to a press release from Pei Wei Asian Diner, if you get the new promotional Pei Wei Passport Sriracha Seeker Stamp you’ll get a offer for a buy-one-get-one-free deal on their new Sriracha Chicken. You’ll have to create a “Passport” account at the link if you don’t have one already. Then you usually have to watch a brief video to get the stamp. The deal isn’t showing at their site yet, but the new chicken dish launches Monday October 8, so I’m guessing it’ll go live then.

Einstein Bros Bagels coupons Scroll down to the bottom of the flyer at the link to find two coupons for 25% off any purchase, and $2 off an egg sandwich, until October 8, 2012.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Burger King Coupons The 12 coupons include a free Whopper when you buy a Whopper, BOGO free chicken parmesan and original chicken sandwich, BOGO free croissant sandwich, BOGO free smoothie, $5.99 breakfast for two, and other meal deal prices. Coupons are all valid until November 4, 2012, at participating locations.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

The Dawg Gone Good doggie boutique and spa in Nob Hill is offering a BOGO free deal this week on Pawsitively Gourmet Cookies for your pooch, with flavors including chicken and peanut butter. Go fetch! Dawg Gone Good is at 3339 Central Avenue NE, at Wellesley.

Here’s a printable coupon for 70 cents off Kellogg’s new FiberPlus Nutty Delights Bars. They reckon “”It’s chocolate, it’s crunch, it’s everything you need!”

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Outback Steakhouse $5 Off and BOGO Free Coupons One coupon gives you $5 off the purchase of two dinner or $2.50 off one entree, and the Buy One Get One Free coupon is for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. The coupons are valid to October 25, 2012, for people who Like the Outback Facebook page.

Red Lobster $5 Off Two Adult Dinner Entrees using the coupon offer at thir Facebook page. The deal is for $2.50 off each single dinner entree (not lunch!) and includes the Endless Shrimp, up to a limit of two entrees per coupon. Use it by October 14.

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

Thanks to our money-saving mate Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for telling us about the Pei Wei Buy One Get One Free deal!

–Tania FYI - I’ve given my Saveology and SweetJack affiliate links to plug you direct to the deals.

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Free Panda Express and Taco Cabana This Week

October 1, 2012 by  
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Free food? We always like that. If you missed the Albuquerque restaurant deals in this week’s Food Freebies and Deals  post, consider this your freebie alert!

Free Taco at Taco Cabana on Tuesday October 2 from 5 – 8 pm for National Taco Day. The freebie is one chicken fajita taco per person and no purchase is required, at participating locations. According to Restaurant News, they’ll also be giving away a Taco Cabana coupon to customers on Free Taco Day,  for two people to eat for $9.99 on a later visit.  The promo coincides with the weekday Happy Hour (from 4 – 7 pm) with $1.50 margaritas and $1.50 off nachos.

Then print out the coupon for a Panda Express Free Thai Cashew Chicken on Wednesday October 3. The freebie is a single size serving to try out the dish, with no purchase required. The offer is only on October 3 at participating locations, and you must take the Panda Express coupon.

As usual, not all restaurant locations may be participating in all offers – so call ahead if you want to be sure!

Check out other Albuquerque food deals this week. Some of the freebies and promos have passed by already (subscribe to ABQ on the Cheap to get the lastest deals so you don’t miss out in future) but there are still some great foodie discounts and deals on the table.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: Sept 28 – Oct 5, 2012

September 28, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead and it’s a bumper crop, with freebies at Panda Express, Taco Cabana, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Einstein Bros, Krispy Kreme and more. The Macaroni Grill deal is today (Friday) only, so see the Facebook coupons below for details…

Einstein Bros Bagels Coffee Deals to finish off National Coffee Week are 50% Off Vanilla Hazelnut Latte today, Friday September 28, and on Saturday September 29 it’s Buy one Pumpkin Latte and get one free for National Coffee Day.

Krispy Kreme Free Coffee on September 29. Krispy Kreme is giving away a free 12 ounce cup of their new house blend coffee, no purchase required, to celebrate National Coffee Day at participating locations.  

Last chance today, Friday September 28, for Village Inn Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, and no coupon required.

The Southwest Tequila and Taco Fest on September 29 at EXPO NM costs $10 per adult ticket including three half ounce tequila tastes (and free mini tacos for the first 2,000 people). Additional tastes are $10 for five and $20 for twelve. Wow, twelve! I’d be falling over. Actually, two and I’d be falling over. Admission for those under 21 is $5, and kids aged 2 and under go free. The event at Villa Hispana from noon to 5 pm also includes free mechanical bull rides, Mariachi music, pinatas, cooking demos and a margarita throwdown.

The Dine Out for No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America finishes soon, but these offers are still up for grabs until September 29 unless otherwise stated:

  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill (2100 Lousiana NE): Donate $2 or more and receive a Macaroni Grill $5 off coupon for your next visit. This offer runs till September 30 at Macaroni Grill.  
  • Arby’s 2401 12th Street NW location:Donate $1 and get a coupon for one free Value Menu item with the purchase of a sandwich.
  • Pita Pit (2106 Central Avenue SE):  Make a $1 or more donation and receive a $1 Pita Pit coupon for your next visit.
  • Dennys (various locations):  Donate $3 and get a $5 Denny’s coupon book.
  • Fuddruckers: Donate $1, $3, or $5 and receive a Fuddruckers coupon at the Fuddruckers Pan American Freeway, Menaul NE, and Yale SE locations.

Free Taco at Taco Cabana on Tuesday October 2 from 5 – 8 pm. The freebie is a chicken fajita taco and no purchase is required, at participating locations. I’ve also heard that they’ll be giving away a coupon on Free Taco Day for two people to eat for $9.99.

Panda Express Free Thai Chicken on Wednesday October 3 with the coupon.  The freebie is a single size serving with no purchase required, only on October 3 at participating locations.

50% Off Gift Card Deals are for first-time Saveology customers only. These are all National deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up:

These two Einstein Bros Bagels coupons give you 25% off any purchase, and $2 off an egg sandwich, until October 8, 2012. They can’t be combined with other promos.

El Pinto’s Matanza during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is on October 8 from 2 – 4 pm.  It costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance, limited to 150 people. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, fresh fire Hatch green chile, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Plus music from Chris Dracup. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

50% Off Speed Dating at ABQ Restaurants $14 to attend a Pre-Dating Albuquerque singles mixer event at venues like Landry’s and St. Clair Winery and Bistro. What a cool idea! The deal is available for a limited time via Albuquerque Living Social, then go to an event through March 27, 2013.

Burger King Coupons The 12 coupons include a free Whopper when you buy a Whopper, BOGO free chicken parmesan and original chicken sandwich, BOGO free croissant sandwich, BOGO free smoothie, $5.99 breakfast for two, and other meal deal prices. Coupons are all valid until November 4, 2012, at participating locations.

Chili’s Coupon for Free Skillet Queso and Chips with the purchase of an entree, when you sign up for the Chili’s email club with special offers.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until November 12 at participating locations.

Slate Street Cafe Pinot Noir Wine Tasting on October 2 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “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.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sundays from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. (The Sunday deal seems to be ongoing for now, but if you read this in a future time-warp, check it’s still running!)

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Free Lunch today Friday September 28Get the coupon at Facebook for a free Choose Two lunch combination with no purchase required, valid only during lunch hours on September 28. They have a limit of 100,000 coupons to give away. You have to Like their Facebook page to see the coupon.

Chili’s Free Appetizer or Dessert Coupon at Facebook, you need to click Like at the link if you aren’t already a fan of the Chili’s page.

Outback Steakhouse $5 Off and BOGO Free Coupons One coupon gives you $5 off the purchase of two dinner or $2.50 off one entree, and the Buy One Get One Free coupon is for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. The coupons are valid to October 25, 2012, for people who Like the Outback Facebook page.

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

Thanks to our frugalista sista Leah at Philly on the Cheap for telling us about the Taco Cabana Free Taco Day!

–Tania FYI - I’ve given my Saveology and Living Social affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links

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Free Food: Talk Like A Pirate Day September 19

September 19, 2012 by  
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Aargh, me hearties! It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day today, September 19, 2012. I already mentioned one swashbuckling deal in the Food Freebies and Deals post for this week, but here’s a reminder and another promo too.  Avast ye, landlubbers, where be the treasure? 

On Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19, talk like a pirate to get a free Original Glazed doughnut, or go in full pirate dress (no weapons!) to get a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts. No purchase is required. The September 19 freebie is at participating Krispy Kreme locations and according to the list in Krispy Kreme’s Talk Like A Pirate Day flyer (which also gives some helpful pirate talk suggestions) participating cities include Albuquerque Krispy Kreme.

Long John Silver’s Talk Like a Pirate Day promo gives you a free piece of fish with any purchase when you either talk like a pirate or dress like one. The freebie is a piece of their classic whitefish, only on September 19 at participating locations.

Heave ho matey! Landlubbers should remember that the offers are at participating locations so call ahead before you get gussied up as a pirate, if you want to be sure your local location is participating. Unless you just like dressing up anyway, in which case don’t let anyone stop you.

Know of any other Talk Like a Pirate Day freebies? Tell us in the comments box below and I’ll update here.

Thanks to reader Mia for telling us about the Long John Silver’s free fish deal!

–Tania

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