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!


Food Freebies & Deals: July 2-9, 2010

July 2, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant freebies and deals at Arby’s, Denny’s, Chick-fil-A, Village Inn, Sonic, Waffle House, Jack in the Box, Jersey Jacks and more, plus wine tasting and half price bottles of wine! 

Free Village Inn slice of French Silk Pie today July 2 from 5 pm – 10 pm only, when you buy an adult entree and use the free pie coupon at participating Albuquerque Village Inns.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits Today July 2 Wine Tasting and Mixology Demo with ideas for your holiday parties from 4 – 6 pm, plus hot dogs and hamburgers!

Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich on Saturday July 3 between 10:30 am and 10 pm at Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte and Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners  – but you must dress in red, white, and blue to get the freebie!

$1 Popcorn or Fountain Drink at AMC Theatres on July 4. Get any size popcorn or fountain drink for a dollar each – Facebook membership needed and provide your email address for the coupon.

Free Arby’s Sandwich on Monday July 5. Get a free Arby’s Jr. Deluxe sandwich when you buy a drink (excluding coffee and value drinks) at participating locations. The Jr. Deluxe is roast beef, lettuce, tomato and mayo, packed in a sesame seed bun.

Free Boston Market Entree Salad or Family Dessert July 2 – 5 when you buy any family meal. Take the Firecracker Special coupon for this four-day offer, and the link also gives you coupons for $2 off a $10 purchase or $4 off a $20 purchase. Those two deals expire August 1, 2010, but the Firecracker Special freebie finishes July 5.

Free pie at Waffle House – get a free small slice of pie when you dine in. The coupon expires July 10, 2010.

Free Denny’s Red, White and Blueberry Pancake Puppies with a minimum purchase of $2 of any item from Denny’s $2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu. You have to sign the Denny’s Bill of Rights at the link and take it with you to get the deal…  One freebie per check per visit, to July 25, 2010

Free Nabisco Cookies Monday – Check the link on Monday July 5 for a coupon for free cookies – it’s a one-day only deal and may require Facebook membership and a purchase. (We’re not sure of the details till the offer is up!)

Sonic Footlong Quarter Pound Coney is just $2.99 for a limited time – no coupon required. It’s a full 12 inches of hot dog with chili and melted cheese.

Free Jack in the Box Mini Funnel Cake when you order the new Really Big Chicken Sandwich Combo at $3.99 for the sandwich, fries, and drink. Coupon is good to August 29, 2010.

Free Chick-fil-A meal for Cow Appreciation Day at all locations all day on Friday July 9 if you show up fully dressed as a cow! Or, we’re told, if you come partially dressed as a cow, such as a cow spotted hat or bandana, you’ll get some kind of free entree item/sandwich. Find the starter kit and details for Cow Appreciation Day, practice moo-ing, and chew the cud at either Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte or Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners.

50% off Jersey Jacks Eatery. Get $50 worth of certificates for half price at $25, via Clear Channel Albuquerque. Quantities are limited, and read the small print (certificates come in $10 denominations and you can only use one at a time.) Certificates expire December 29, 2010

$1 off Carl’s Junior
$1 off any Six Dollar Burger Large Combo to July 14
$1 off Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich Small Combo to July 21

Half price wine at Los Equipales Restaurant – get 50% off a bottle of wine on Tuesdays and Wednesday Nights

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

Thanks for tips to reader Barbara, Ed-at-Large Ron, and our friends at Florida on the Cheap and Tucson on the Cheap.

Have a beautiful (cheap!) weekend!



Jubilation Wine, Beer, and Spirit Tastings

February 4, 2010 by  
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Fancy a taste of Pama Pomegranate Liqueur? Or Sangre de Frambuesa (Raspberry Belgian) beer from Santa Fe Brewing Co? Free beer, wine, and spirit tastings at Jubilation Wine & Spirits this Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February let you try before you buy.

A good a place as any to start your Valentine’s Day celebrations (or commiserations if this year isn’t so sweet to you in the love stakes), Jubilation hosts two days of free tasting events:

Friday Feb 5 from 4 to 6 pm:
Santa Fe Brewery Beer Tasting and Valentine’s Day Spirit Tasting

Beer tasting of Santa Fe Brewing Co. 20th anniversary hand-numbered 750ml bomber series (price now dropped to $6.99), with a bod from the brewery to talk about all the stuff that ale-fans talk about. PLUS tasting of Pama Pomegranate Liqueur and Hypnotiq Vodka and Cognac Liqueur, and find out about cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day.

Saturday Feb 6th from 2 to 4 pm:
Valentine’s Day Spirit and Wine Tasting
Jubilation’s first wine tasting of the year, PLUS sample Pama Pomegranate Liqueur and Hypnotiq Vodka and Cognac Liqueur, and hear about cocktail recipes for Valentine’s Day.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is located at 3512 Lomas Boulevard NE, at the junction of Lomas,  Carlisle, and Monte Vista.



Free Beer Tasting and Hot Dogs

September 3, 2009 by  
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Details are sketchy, but who cares — it’s FREE BEER! On Friday, September 4 (2009), time unknown, head over to Jubilation Wine & Spirits for a beer tasting extravaganza, featuring Breckenridge Brewery beers, free hot dogs, and a live remote by 102.5FM Coyote radio!

Jubilation also is hosting a wine tasting, again with free hot dogs (which kind of wine goes best with Oscar Mayer All Beef ?), on Saturday, September 5. We know even less about this one. Details are to be forthcoming, and we’ll update this post when we get ’em.

Meanwhile, mark your calendars!

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is located at 3512 Lomas Blvd NE, at the corner of Lomas and Carlisle, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


Free Tasting: Single Village Mezcals

August 19, 2009 by  
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This sounds really interesting. On Friday, August 21 (2009), from 4:00 – 6:00pm, Jubilation Wine & Spirits hosts a very special tasting of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals. Del Maguey is a 5-time winner in the World Spirits Competition. At this tasting, you’ll be able to sample seven Del Maguey mezcals:

  • Chichicapa
  • San Luis del Rio
  • Santo Domingo Albarradas
  • Minero
  • Tobala
  • Pechuga
  • Crema de Mezcal

Obviously, this event is only for folks over age 21. Also, samples will be limited to one per person per mezcal. Still, what a great event for tequila lovers! And, boy, does Albuquerque have tequila lovers.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is located in the university district at 3512 Lomas Blvd NE, near the Carlisle intersection, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


Wine Tasting plus 25-30% off

June 19, 2009 by  
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We were gonna throw this into the Friday Food Freebies & Deals, but quickly realized it deserved a post all its own. Here’s to you, wine lovers.

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is hosting a Father’s Day wine tasting and sale tomorrow, Saturday, June 20 (2009) from 2:00 – 4:00pm. All of the tasting wines will be available for 25-30% off! And we’re not talking run-of-the-mill wines, people. Take a gander at what you can taste and then treat yourself to:

  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2005 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tintara Grenache 2005; San Francisco International Wine Competition Double Gold medal
  • Tintara Cabernet Sauvignon 2003; Wine Spectator 90 points
  • Simi Landslide Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005; Wine Enthusiast 94 points

…and many others!

And in case someone in the household is more of a hops than a grapes person, Jubilation also will have some fab deals on beer. Try Dos XX Amber or Lager 12 packs for $11.99, Sam Adams (all varieties) six packs for $5.99, or Full Sail six packs for $5.99. A buck a brew? You can’t beat that!

Jubilation Wine & Spirits is located at 3512 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes