Free Pancakes at IHOP March 3

February 26, 2015 by  
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On IHOP’s National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving dine-in customers a free short stack of pancakes… no doubt they’ll go like hotcakes!   People from around the country will celebrate a “Decade of Giving” with the tenth annual National Pancake Day at IHOP.

So hop on over to your local IHOP on Tuesday March 3, 2015, between 7 am and 10 pm, to claim a short stack of free IHOP pancakes – that’s three buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, consider making a donation to Children’s Miracle Network to support children’s hospitals, or other local charities.

IHOP’s National Pancake Day celebration has raised almost $16 million for charity since it started in 2006.  Their goal this year is to raise $3.5 million for charity.  Wow!

They’ve given away more than 10 million pancakes in previous years, so make sure three of those cakes have your name written on them in 2015!

The IHOP National Pancake Day offer is limited to one free short stack per person, at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

–Tania


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Restaurant Gift Card Promotions & Freebies

June 8, 2012 by  
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Mrs Cheap is on vacation (with Mr Cheap – don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave him behind. For one, I’ve no idea what he’d get up to without my loving guidance. He’d probably enjoy himself enormously.) 

So there are no regular Friday food deals post lately (had you noticed?) but here’s a reminder of some restaurant gift card and gift certificates freebies and bonuses that are still available. Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or to give it away as a gift. If you’re a regular customer of any of these businesses, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 Gift Card, according to a press release from IHOP. It’s timed to give gifts for Father’s Day and graduations, so when you buy a $25 gift card you get a “bounceback coupon” to use on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use until July 15, 2012.

–Tania

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Restaurant Gift Card Promotions & Freebies

May 9, 2012 by  
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Here’s word on some restaurant gift card and gift certificates freebies and bonuses for spring.  Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or to give as an extra gift for Mother’s Day or a graduation gift.  If you’re a regular customer of any of these businesses, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 Gift Card, according to a press release from IHOP. It’s timed to give gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations, so when you buy a $25 gift card you get a “bounceback coupon” to use on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use between May 14 and July 15, 2012.

StreetFood Asia BOGO Free Gift Card. Buy a $25 gift card by May 12 and get another $25 gift card free, to use from May 13 onwards. It’s a Mother’s Day promotion at the Nob Hill restaurant, 3422 Central Avenue, SE.

We mentioned The Artichoke Cafe half price gift certificate promotion just yesterday, but here’s a reminder.  Buy a $100 gift certificate for $50 until Friday May 11, and then use it until August 31, 2012. 

30% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code MOM at checkout, until May 10. With the bonus 30% off, a $25 value certificate that is usually discounted to $10 now costs $7. Other denominations are available, check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 30% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code MOM.

Know of any other restaurant gift card freebies or deals? Tell us about it in the comment box below!

–Tania

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IHOP Free Pancakes

February 26, 2012 by  
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On IHOP’s National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving customers a free short stack of pancakes, so go claim yours…  no doubt they’ll go like hotcakes! 

If you missed our previous post, here’s a reminder to hop over to IHOP this Tuesday February 28, 2012, between 7 am and 10 pm, to claim a short stack of free IHOP pancakes – that’s three buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, consider making a donation to Children’s Miracle Network to support children’s hospitals, or other local charities.

IHOP’s National Pancake Day celebration has raised over $8 million for charity since it started in 2006. 

They’ve given away more than 10 million pancakes in previous years, so make sure three of those cakes have your name written on them in 2012!

You can order a free IHOP Celebrity Wake-Up Call, to get a reminder of the free pancakes.  Pick a celebrity, and you’ll get a call at the time of your choice at your cell, home, or office phone on the morning of National Pancake Day February 28.

  • Marie Osmond
  • NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young
  • Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks
  • American Idol star David Archuleta
  • Twilight star Boo Boo Stewart
  • Brendan Meyer, Disney XD star
  • John Schneider of Smallville fame
  • Miss America 2012

The IHOP National Pancake Day offer is limited to one free short stack per person, at participating restaurants for dine-in only.

–Tania

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Free Pancakes at IHOP

February 16, 2012 by  
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On IHOP’s National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving customers a free short stack of pancakes and a free celebrity wake-up call to remind you to go claim yours…  no doubt they’ll go like hotcakes! 

Hop over to IHOP on Tuesday February 28, 2012, between 7 am and 10 pm, to claim a short stack of free IHOP pancakes – that’s three buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, consider making a donation to Children’s Miracle Network to support children’s hospitals, or other local charities.

IHOP’s National Pancake Day celebration has raised over $8 million for charity since it started in 2006. 

They’ve given away more than 10 million pancakes in previous years, so make sure three of those cakes have your name written on them in 2012!

You can order a free IHOP Celebrity Wake-Up Call, to get a reminder of the free pancakes.  Pick one of these celebrities and you’ll get a call at the time of your choice at your cell, home, or office phone on the morning of National Pancake Day February 28.

  • Marie Osmond
  • NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young
  • Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks
  • American Idol star David Archuleta
  • Twilight star Boo Boo Stewart
  • Brendan Meyer, Disney XD star
  • John Schneider of Smallville fame
  • Miss America 2012

Or stay tuned here, ‘cos you know I’ll remind you too. Although I am not a celebrity. But I AM a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll…

The IHOP National Pancake Day offer is limited to one free short stack per person, at participating restaurants for dine-in only.

–Tania

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Gift Card Discounts and Free Bonus Cards Update

December 19, 2011 by  
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Free bonus gift cards and gift card discounts and deals for the 2011 holidays, for local and national chain restaurants, shops, travel, family, and more! Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or for an extra stocking stuffer.  If you’re a regular customer of any of these businesses, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Restaurant Gift Cards

FREE $10 Restaurant Certificates to email to family and friends through December 25. See the deets at our earlier post, ‘cos you can’t beat free!

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $25 voucher to use in 2012 when you spend $100 on a gift certificate.

At Street Food Asia in Nob Hill, buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 gift card through December 24, 2011. (The info isn’t at their website as far as I can see, so just go in to buy one.)

Flying Star Cafe is giving a bonus 10% in free gift cards when you buy $250 (or more) worth of gift cards, or a bonus 15% worth when you spend $500+ on cards this holiday season. This is what the server told me when I ordered dinner (and also got my new $5 reward voucher for my Frequent Flyer card – ha!). Ask at Flying Star Cafe locations.

California Pizza Kitchen $20 Rewards Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.

Pelicans Bar & Grill Free $10 Certificate when you buy a $50 gift certificate, or a bonus $25 certificate with a $100 certificate purchased. The deal was posted at the Pelicans Facebook page – not sure how long it’s running.

Bravo! $20 Bonus with every $100 you buy in gift cards. Thanks to reader Lisa M. for the tip!

Applebees Free $10 Bonus Gift Card when you buy $50 in Gift Cards.  Note that you don’t get the freebie if you buy a digital gift card.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Free $10 Reward Card with the purchase of $50 worth of Pappas Gift Cards until December 24. (The free reward card is then valid from January 1 – February 29.)

TGI Friday’s $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 in gift cards or eGift cards.

Long John Silver’s Free Fish Get a free piece of whitefish fillet on your next visit when you buy a $20 gift card.

Del Taco gift cards come with free food! Buy a $10 Del Taco gift card, get 2 free regular tacos; buy a $15 gift card, get 2 free chicken soft tacos; a $25 gift card earns a free Combo Meal; a $50 gift card earns 2 free Combo Meals and a free flying disc; A $100 gift card earns 4 free Combo Meals, a flying disc and a beanie. Offers may vary if you buy in restaurants, this is the deal at the Del Taco website.

Carl’s Jr Free Six Dollar Burger with the purchase of a $20 gift card.

Fuddruckers Free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Offer is on card purchases to December 31, 2011, and the bonus card is valid for use between January 1 and February 29, 2012.

Lone Star Steakhouse buy $25 worth of gift cards and get a coupon for $5 off your meal in January.

Orange Julius Free Smoothie (12 ounces) when you buy a $15 gift card in December.

$5 Texas Roadhouse Certificate when you buy gift cards worth $30 or more online at their website.

Chipotle free food with a $30 or more gift card purchase through December 31. Choose a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or salad.

McAlister’s Deli is giving a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 worth of gift cards. The deal is only in the deli, not online, and the Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli is at 2200-A Louisianna Boulevard NE.

Chili’s Bar & Grill 10% off gift card orders of $100 or more, for a limited (unspecified) time.

Black Angus Steakhouse $5 Bonus Bucks with every $50 of gift cards purchased.

IHOP Gift Card deal for $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

CiCi’s Pizza free buffet with every purchase of $20 worth of gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy.

Macaroni Grill Bonus $5 card with each $25 gift card purchase.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

Genghis Grill Free $5 Gift Card when you buy a $25 gift card.

Starbucks $5 Free Card E-Gift when you buy four Starbucks Card E-Gifts and pay with a Visa Card.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo for yourself when you buy a $20 gift card.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes free meal pass with $50 purchased in gift cards to December 31.

Shopping and General Gift Cards

Groupon Gift Certificates are a good way to make your gift money go further. Each certificate is usually worth at least double the face value to the person who redeems it, and there are plenty of restaurants, and other deals and experiences with local Albuquerque businesses they can choose from!

Certified Reflexologist Jill Sanders told us she’s offering a buy one get one free deal on reflexology gift certificates. Sole Relief Reflexology is now located 1420 Carlisle NE Suite 109.

Get a Great Face and Body $100 gift certificate for $49 – the discounted certificate for the Downtown salon is available while supplies last.

Free $50 Restaurant.com certificate with a $25 Target card Pay $25 to get both the $25 Target card and the $50 Restaurant.com card in a limited time deal via Saveology

iT’Z Family Food and Fun $5 Snowball Bonus with a $20 Winter Wonderland pass.

$50 for a $100 Travelocity hotel gift card Get 50% off the hotel card redeemable nationwide at hotels listed at TravelocityIncentives.com in a limited time offer. Check minimum stay/spend requirements in the deal details via Tippr.

New Mexico Sports & Wellness $11 Off Get a $100 gift card for $89 for their five Albuquerque health clubs.

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva boutiques or online through December 24, 2011. If you’re a real mad chocoholic, the deal is two $10 reward cards when you spend $100, three $10 reward cards with a $150 purchase, and four $10 reward cards when you spend $200 or more.

For every $20 worth of Thrift Town Gift Cards you buy in the store or online, they’re handing out a set of bonus coupons for $20 of savings. The offer is good till December 31, 2011, while supplies last.

NOTE: If buying a card to be mailed to recipients, check delivery dates with each merchant if you want it to arrive by Christmas.

**** To spread the tidings of joy and savings, share these Gift Card Holiday specials with friends
on Facebook and Twitter or via email, by using the SHARE/SAVE button below! ****

Know of any other gift card deals? Email us with the info.

–Tania  Note: I’ve given my Groupon, Tippr, Saveology affiliate links with those specific deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the link. Thanks!

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Gift Card Holiday Discounts and Free Bonus Cards

December 9, 2011 by  
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Free bonus cards and holiday 2011 deals on gift cards to restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or for an extra stocking stuffer. Even if you’ve done ALL your holiday shopping (please tell me your secret), if you’re a regular customer of any of these, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Restaurant Gift Cards

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is giving a free $20 gift certificate with every $100 of gift certificates purchased, only through December 14.

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

The Slate Street Cafe Gift Certificate offer for the holidays scores you a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 Slate Street Gift Certificate until December 18.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $25 voucher to use in 2012 when you spend $100 on a gift certificate.

At Street Food Asia in Nob Hill, buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 gift card through December 24, 2011. (The info isn’t at their website as far as I can see, so just go in to buy one.)

Flying Star Cafe is giving a bonus 10% in free gift cards when you buy $250 (or more) worth of gift cards, or a bonus 15% worth when you spend $500+ on cards this holiday season. This is what the server told me when I ordered dinner (and also got my new $5 reward voucher for my Frequent Flyer card – ha!). Ask at Flying Star Cafe locations.

Pelicans Bar & Grill Free $10 Certificate when you buy a $50 gift certificate, or a bonus $25 certificate with a $100 certificate purchased. The deal was posted at the Pelicans Facebook page – not sure how long it’s running.

Applebees Free $10 Bonus Gift Card when you buy $50 in Gift Cards.  Note that you don’t get the freebie if you buy a digital gift card.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Free $10 Reward Card with the purchase of $50 worth of Pappas Gift Cards until December 24. (The free reward card is then valid from January 1 – February 29.)

Del Taco gift cards come with free food! Buy a $10 Del Taco gift card, get 2 free regular tacos; buy a $15 gift card, get 2 free chicken soft tacos; a $25 gift card earns a free Combo Meal; a $50 gift card earns 2 free Combo Meals and a free flying disc; A $100 gift card earns 4 free Combo Meals, a flying disc and a beanie. Offers may vary if you buy in restaurants, this is the deal at the Del Taco website.

Fuddruckers Free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Offer is on card purchases to December 31, 2011, and the bonus card is valid for use between January 1 and February 29, 2012.

$5 Texas Roadhouse Certificate when you buy gift cards worth $30 or more online at their website.

Chipotle free food with a $30 or more gift card purchase through December 31. Choose a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or salad. (Thanks to Patti at Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap for sending us that tip!)

McAlister’s Deli is giving a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 worth of gift cards. The deal is only in the deli, not online, and the Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli is at 2200-A Louisianna Boulevard NE.

Chili’s Bar & Grill 10% off gift card orders of $100 or more, for a limited (unspecified) time.

IHOP Gift Card deal for $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

CiCi’s Pizza free buffet with every purchase of $20 worth of gift cards.

Panda Express Free Two Entree Plate when you buy a $25 gift card. The Panda Express freebie is only for cards purchased in restaurants, not online.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy.

Macaroni Grill Bonus $5 card with each $25 gift card purchase.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

Genghis Grill Free $5 Gift Card when you buy a $25 gift card.

Starbucks $5 Free Card E-Gift when you buy four Starbucks Card E-Gifts and pay with a Visa Card.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo for yourself when you buy a $20 gift card.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes free meal pass with $50 purchased in gift cards to December 31.

FREE $10 Restaurant Certificates (with no purchase necessary) to email to family and friends. See the deets at our earlier post, ‘cos you can’t beat FFFFFreeee!

Shopping and General Gift Cards

Certified Reflexologist Jill Sanders told us she’s offering a buy one get one free deal on reflexology gift certificates. Sole Relief Reflexology is now located 1420 Carlisle NE Suite 109.

Get a Great Face and Body $100 gift certificate for $49 – the discounted certificate for the Downtown salon is available while supplies last.

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva boutiques or online through December 24, 2011. If you’re a real mad chocoholic, the deal is two $10 reward cards when you spend $100, three $10 reward cards with a $150 purchase, and four $10 reward cards when you spend $200 or more.

For every $20 worth of Thrift Town Gift Cards you buy in the store or online, they’re handing out a set of bonus coupons for $20 of savings. The offer is good till December 31, 2011, while supplies last.

With every purchase of a $50 The Limited Gift Card through December 24, you get a free $10 shopping reward to spend at The Limited. The reward can’t be spent on more gift cards, but can be redeemed in stores or online between December 26 – January 29, 2012.

Groupon Gift Certificates are a good way to make your gift money go further, as each certificate is usually worth at least double the face value to the person who redeems it, and there are plenty of deals and experiences with local Albuquerque businesses they can choose from!

**** To spread the tidings of joy and savings, share these Gift Card Holiday specials with friends
on Facebook and Twitter or via email, by using the SHARE/SAVE button below! ****

Know of any other gift card deals? Email us with the info. I know there are more gift card promotions out there, and I’ll keep updating as I find them!

–Tania  Note: I’ve given my Groupon gift certificate affiliate link. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the link. Thanks!

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Food Freebies & Deals: December 2 – 9, 2011

December 2, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead sound just the ticket to warm us up….

Whole Foods Market Sale on Satsumas today, December 2. Get a 5 pound box of satsumas for $4.99. Mmmm… juicy!

Starbucks 12 Days of Sharing promotion gives a different Starbucks shopping offer each day to perk us up in the holiday season through December 12, 2011.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Holidaily promotion gives a different coupon special offer each day through December 24, 2011.

Get Subway $2 Subs in the month of December 2011 on a 6 inch Cold Cut Combo or Meatball Marina sub.

20% Off Village Inn Get 20% off your entire guest check at Village Inn with the coupon until December 9, 2011, excluding holidays and Black Friday, and you can’t combine it with Pie Rush Wednesday. It’s one coupon per person per visit, at participating Village Inns, which includes 10 in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas.

Godiva Chocolate 12 Days of Godiva promotion has a different deal each day for online shopping only. Their website is acting funky right now, but this deal has just been announced and so check back if you can’t see the daily chocolate offers. If they don’t get their chocolate lickin’ diva selves into shape on the promo soon, I’ll remove this link.

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card Godiva also has an offer for a free $10 reward card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva boutiques or online through December 24, 2011. If you’re a real mad chocoholic, the deal is two $10 reward cards when you spend $100, three $10 reward cards with a $150 purchase, and four $10 reward cards when you spend $200 or more.

Send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to 40 different people each day. Scroll down at the link to the Feed It Forward promotion. Friends and family choose from thousands of participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Note that there is usually a minimum spend in restaurants, so your recipient will have to top up a little, but they’ll still get $10 off their check. Send up to 40 free $10 restaurant.com certificates every single day until December 25.

At Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe on 4th Street, get a free chai with the purchase of an entree during the North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop on December 3 – 4 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Free $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card with purchase of a $25 Walmart eGift Card The two together cost $25, both delivered electronically so there is no physical mailing of a gift card. It’s a limited quantity Half Off Depot deal, and customers will be able to redeem the Restaurant.com and Walmart eGift Cards starting December 12. There’s usually a minimum spend when redeeming the restaurant gift cards, eg. $100 on a $50 value card, so you effectively get $50 off $100 worth of food. Check all the $25 = a $25 Walmart & $50 Restaurant card deal terms at the link.

Vivace in Nob Hill has a new lunch menu with pasta dishes and panninis for $9, including Ravioli Di Gamberi Alla Diavola, Rigatoni con Salsa Rosato and Farfalle Alla Mediterranea, for lunch on Monday to Friday.

Half Off Funtastic Jumps Party Package for kids. If you’re planning a child’s birthday party in the next few months, this package could be a solution – at a 50% saving. The four-hour party package includes a bounce house, a popcorn maker, snow cone maker, or cotton-candy maker and all the supplies for up to 25 guests, including set up, for $79. The Funtastic Jumps Party Package bounce house shapes include a Disney princess castle and a firehouse dalmatian, available through December 3 via Groupon Albuquerque, and valid to redeem to March 15, 2012.

RESTAURANT GIFT CARD HOLIDAY SPECIALS:

The Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakout gift card deal is only available to December 4. Get a free $20 gift card for every $100 gift card you buy.

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

The Slate Street Cafe Gift Certificate offer for the holidays scores you a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 Slate Street Gift Certificate until December 18.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $25 voucher to use in 2012 when you spend $100 on a gift certificate. 

At Street Food Asia in Nob Hill, buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 gift card through December 24, 2011. (The info isn’t at their website as far as I can see, so just go in to buy one.)

Applebees Free $10 Bonus Gift Card when you buy $50 in Gift Cards.  Note that you don’t get the freebie if you buy a digital gift card.

Fuddruckers Free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Offer is on card purchases to December 31, 2011, and the bonus card is valid for use between January 1 and February 29, 2012.

McAlister’s Deli is giving a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 worth of gift cards. The deal is only in the deli, not online, and the Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli is at 2200-A Louisianna Boulevard NE.

Chili’s Bar & Grill 10% off gift card orders of $100 or more, for a limited (unspecified) time.

IHOP Gift Card deal for $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

Panda Express Free Two Entree Plate when you buy a $25 gift card. The Panda Express freebie is only for cards purchased in restaurants, not online.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

Starbucks $5 Free Card E-Gift when you buy four Starbucks Card E-Gifts and pay with a Visa Card.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo for yourself when you buy a $20 gift card.

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, Restaurant.com and Half Off Depot 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: November 26 – December 2, 2011

November 25, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include a slew of free bonuses on restaurant gift cards for the holidays, plus special offers for Scarpas, Landry’s, Sonic and more…

Denny’s Deal on Cyber Monday only. On Monday November 28, get a free $5 Denny’s gift card with each $20 in gift cards purchased at Denny.com. PLUS a $20 gift card or more gift card purchase on Cyber Monday gets your name in the hat to win a $500 Denny’s gift card. (See other ongoing restaurant gift card deals at the end of this post.)

Subway BOGO free sub It’s the final few days to buy a 6″ sandwich any morning by 9 am and get another Subway sandwich free! Offer is good to November 30.

Mimi’s Cafe BOGO Free Entree  at dinner or lunch when you buy another entree and two beverages, using the coupon valid from November 26 – December 1.

Pay $10 for $20 worth at Scarpas or The Cooperage. The offer via Alibi Bucks is valid at both Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza locations and at The Cooperage, and mailing on the certificate is $1 per order.

Entertainment Book 30% Off and Free Shipping over Thanksgiving weekend, including coupons that can be used now through November 1, 2012, such as restaurant, shopping, and attractions coupons, discounts, 2-for-1 deals, and freebies with purchase, etc. That reduces the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book to $28 and the book claims to offer over $92,000 in local savings, including 275 restaurant coupons. Books for other cities you might visit on vacation (eg. Las Vegas, Orlando, and Hawaii) are reduced to $24.50. 

Get 50% off wines with dinner at Yanni’s Mediterranean Grill in Nob Hill on Sundays through Wednesdays, for selected wines either by the bottle or by the glass. And Happy Hour in the Opa! Bar is on weekdays from 4 – 6:30 pm.

Landry’s Seafood Free Appetizer with the purchase of two entrees, using the coupon through December 31, 2011. The coupon (scroll down at the link) is good for a free app up to $9.99 and is ONLY valid at the Albuquerque Landry’s Seafood, 5001 Jefferson NE.

Foul Play Cafe mystery dinner theater performances of Family Can Be Murder looks fun, starting December 2 at the Sheraton Uptown hotel. Tickets aren’t dirt cheap, but they include a multi-course menu with beef, chicken, and vegetarian selections, and the performance itself (with a chance to guess whodunnit and win a prize). It’s $55 a ticket, or $32 for kids aged 10 and under, including tax but not gratuity. Make reservations in advance.

Sonic Half Price Drinks daily from 2- 4 pm.  The Sonic drinks deal is good on Slushes (except CreamSlush Treats), soft drinks like Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper, ice teas, and limeades, but isn’t valid with combos and Wacky Pack meals.

Jack in the Box $1 Off an Outlaw Burger or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich with the coupon, valid to December 25, 2011.

RESTAURANT GIFT CARD HOLIDAY SPECIALS:

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

The Slate Street Cafe Gift Certificate offer for the holidays scores you a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 Slate Street Gift Certificate until December 18. 

At Street Food Asia in Nob Hill, buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 gift card through December 24, 2011. (The info isn’t at their website as far as I can see, so just go in to buy one.)

Fuddruckers Free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Offer is on card purchases to December 31, 2011, and the bonus card is valid for use between January 1 and February 29, 2012.

McAlister’s Deli is giving a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 worth of gift cards. The deal is only in the deli, not online, and the Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli is at 2200-A Louisianna Boulevard NE.

IHOP Gift Card deal for $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

Panda Express Free Two Entree Plate when you buy a $25 gift card. The Panda Express freebie is only for cards purchased in restaurants, not online.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

Starbucks $5 Free Card E-Gift when you buy four Starbucks Card E-Gifts and pay with a Visa Card.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo for yourself when you buy a $20 gift card.

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

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Entertainment Book affiliate link. 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: November 18-25, 2011

November 18, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals this week get us into the holiday mood with gift card deals at Slate Street Cafe, Bailey’s on the Beach, and IHOP. Plus a $99 two night mini-break for two with breakfast and dinner, and plenty of good deals at Starbucks, Denny’s, Subway, Plum Cafe, Coolwater Fusion, Boston Market, Mimi’s Cafe, Pizza Nine and more!

NMTWEETUP Chile Cook-Off  This looks great fun for our Twitter friends, on Saturday November 19 from noon to 2 pm. It’s free for the chile cooks to enter the cook-off (and maybe win prizes including a $50 gift certificate to Vernon’s Steakhouse). For those who just want to eat and judge the chile (Mmmm!) they request a donation of at least 5 non-perishable food items for the Roadrunner Food Bank. Expect door prize drawings too and they’ll have a full cash bar. Register in advance and get all the deets for the NMTweetup Chile Cook-Off.

Jubilation Wines & Spirits Thanksgiving Extravaganza on November 19 from 2 -4 pm sounds pretty zippy, with a wine tasting, spirits demo and tasting, and turkey burgers on the grill. They’ll be sampling Holiday Spiked Cider, Holiday Spiced Egg Nog, Cranberry Margarita, Brady’s Irish Cream, and wines, and more, and I want them all, and now.

Starbucks BOGO Free Holiday Drink  Turn up between 2-5 pm through November 20 to get a free holiday drink with the purchase of a holiday drink, including Eggnog Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte.

Subway BOGO free sub Buy a 6″ sandwich any morning by 9 am through the month of November, and get another Subway sandwich free!

Plum Cafe Asian Grill Free Entree with the purchase of an entree and two drinks, using the coupon valid until December 31, 2011. Plum Cafe is at 4959 Pan American Freeway NE, in front of Rio 24 Theaters.

PF Chang’s Wine Deal Get a third off any bottle of wine all day on Mondays and Tuesdays to the end of November 2011.

$15 for a $25 gift card for Boston Market Save $10 on the gift card – it’s mailed to you and free shipping is included. The deal via Saveology closes today, and you can buy a max of 2 per household –  the card itself never expires. Check the fine print, and make sure that you fill in all the info to redeem it.

La Veta Inn $99 = 2 night stay with breakfast and a dinner  I think this is a great deal and I’ve already bought mine in case they run out! Get two nights for two adults and up to two kids at the artsy La Veta Inn (it’s just over the Colorado border and very beautiful country.) The deal includes continental breakfast, and one three course dinner for two people at their highly regarded Alys Restaurant, including two glass of wine. All that for $99? Kinda crazy.  (9.9 %  tax will be applied on site, but that’s on the $99 paid, not the full deal value of $316, so tax works out under $10.) The offer via Groupon Getaways is available now/while supplies last, and the stay can be taken through March 31, 2012.

Mimi’s Cafe Free Dinner Entree  when you buy another entree and two beverages, using the coupon valid to November 21.

20% Off Village Inn Get 20% off your entire guest check at Village Inn with the coupon until December 9, 2011, excluding holidays and Black Friday, and you can’t combine it with Pie Rush Wednesday. It’s one coupon per person per visit, at participating Village Inns, which includes 10 in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas.

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

The Slate Street Cafe Gift Certificate offer for the holidays scores you a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 Slate Street Gift Certificate until December 18. 

This IHOP Gift Card deal gives you $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

Coolwater Fusion Restaurant BOGO Coupons Get a free Sunday brunch with the purchase of a brunch (nice!) or 50% off an entree with the purchase of an entree, using the coupons courtesy of Valpak.

Baskin Robbins BOGO Free Scoop or Swirl with the coupon valid till November 22.

Denny’s Free Cheese Quesadilla Send a cheesy e-card (via the link) to a friend and you both get a coupon for a free cheese quesadilla.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Coupons include:

  • Buy one get one free breakfast on Sundays
  • A free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal on November 21 and 22
  • Dinner for two for $14.99 when you buy two drinks
  • Lunch for $6.99 and dinner for $8.29, and  many more…. There’s a whole slew of coupons with different expiry dates – check the fine print.

Free Chili’s Appetizer when you join Chili’s email club. They send offers to email subscribers, and when you sign up (via MySavings) you can print out a coupon for a free Skillet Queso & Chips with the purchase of an entree.

50% Off Q Bar Food Get half off any one food item at the Hotel Albuquerque Q Bar, using the coupon valid to December 30, 2011.

50% off Nativo Lodge Food Get half off any one food item at the Nativo Lodge hotel restaurant with the coupon to December 30.

Pizza Nine Coupons include:

  • Free 2 liter soda with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • Free dessert with a medium or large pizza purchase
  • $5 off any $20 purchase
  • Free medium pizza when you buy a large specialty pizza (only for carry-out orders)

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a Pastrami Sandwich to December 31, 2011.

Three carry out pizzas from Cici’s Pizzas for $9.99 The offer is for three Cici’s medium pizzas. Albuquerque Cici’s Pizza Buffet is at 4770 Montgomery NE.

Waffle House Free Coffee  Get a free small cup of coffee using the coupon for dine-in only, until December 2, 2011.

I love this free recipe for Biscochitos by Jane Butel, and recipes for for posole, tamales, and Flying Star Cafe empanadas. Holiday cooking, here I come!

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, MySavings, and Saveology affiliate links on those specific deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!

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