Food Freebies & Deals: April 6-13, 2012

April 6, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead and some Easter fun this weekend!

Kids Eat Free at El Pinto on Easter Sunday April 8, using the coupon at the link. The offer is for children aged 12 and under, and Easter Sunday fun at El Pinto includes free Easter Egg Hunts for kids at 11 am and 2 pm, and an Easter Bunny visit in the afternoon. El Pinto opens early for brunch this Sunday at 9:30 am.

Village of Los Ranchos Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday April 7 at 10 am for kids under 12 at Hartnett Park (just by/south of the Village Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW).

Get a custom Godiva Easter basket: Spend $25 and receive a free basket, ribbon, and trimmings at Godiva chocolatier in the Coronado Center, until April 8.

Today Only: Boston Market  $15 for a $25  eGift Card in a one-day deal exclusively for first time buyers at Saveology. The electronic Gift Card has no expiry date.

Los Equipales $15 gets you $30 worth at dinner, when you’re in the mood for Mexican! Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by July 28, 2012. Los Equipales restaurant is located at 4500 Silver Avenue SE.

Village Inn $3 Off Three Pies when you order them online to pick up at your choice of Village Inn locations.

Papa John’s Pizza Promo Codes for online orders at Papa John’s.  Get any large pizza for $11, including specialties and up to 7 toppings, using the promo code: TH405ANY. Add a second large pizza for $9, using promo code: TH405ANY9. Both coupon codes are valid at participating Papa John’s until April 8.

Olive Garden  $5  Off  two dinner entrees or $2.50 off one entree if you’re dining alone, using the coupon. If you don’t see the offer at the website page I linked you to, here’s a direct link to the Olive Garden printable coupon, and there’s plenty of time to use this one – it’s valid till May 6.

Subway BOGO free sub during April. Just buy a 6 inch sandwich any morning by 9 am, to get another Subway sandwich free!

Send a free Lindt chocolate e-card for Easter or other occasion (you can customize with your own pic) and Lindt will contribute $1 to Autism Speaks for each card sent, until April 8. They’re donating up to $125,000, so if you want to do your bit, send a free e-card!

Plan ahead for a PF Chang’s 15% Discount on tax day April 17! The “tax relief” 15% discount applies to the food you order, but not the drinks.

Ree Drummond Pioneer Woman free talk about her new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier on Monday April 30 at 6 pm in free Bookworks event at the Simms Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium. You have to get your free tickets in advance, as they have limited space!

$1 off two Bags of Nestle NestEggs and $1 off two bags of Wonka Jelly Beans coupons (via, just in time for Easter candy shopping!

Old Town Pizza Parlor Drinks Specials include Marble Monday with $2 pints and $6.50 pitchers, and half price wine on Tuesday for all wines by the bottle or the glass. Both offers run all day. For weekday lunches, PBR bottle beers are 75 cents when you buy a lunch buffet on Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm.

Get a Carl’s Junior free Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich when you buy any size Southwest Patty Melt Combo. Or use these Carl’s Jr Coupons at participating restaurants:

Savoy Bar & Grill Spanish Wine Tasting on April 14 at 3 pm includes “small bites” to accompany the wines, for $30 per person plus tax and tip. Reserve a space at Savoy (505) 294-9463.

Weck’s Free Chips and Salsa with the purchase of an entree, using the coupon via Valpak.

Scalo Wine & Dine at 6:30 pm on April 11 serves a Tour of Italy four course meal with Italian wine pairings for $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu in this PDF, and these events fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

Freefly’s coupons and free samples include:

Quiznos Coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase, valid until April 11, 2012. That coupon is for everyone, while only Facebook  users can get a Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Auntie Anne’s free Almond Pretzel when you buy a Pretzel Dog and 21 oz. fountain soda or lemonade. Get the coupon by filling in the form at the link and they email it 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.

Hotel Albuquerque Q Bar coupon for 50% off any food item at the Old Town hotel. Or get 50% off Nativo Lodge food, again good on one item.

For Facebook users: Red Lobster $5 Off Coupon for any two adult dinner entrees (You have to be a Facebook user and Like their page to get the coupon.) Valid to April 23, 2012.

Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza $9 Pizza and Pint deal is running Monday to Friday between 2 – 6 pm. Pick any pizza on the menu plus any beer for $9 at both Albuquerque Scarpas locations. Tax and tip are extra.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a Two Italian Dinners for $25 deal running, with your choice of two tapas and two entrees from a set menu until April 22.  Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Chipotle Free Burrito Card when you buy a Chipotle recycled billboard lunch tote for $18 by April 14 at their online store. The free burrito card can then be redeemed on Earth Day April 22.

Get a 2-year Parents Magazine subscription for $7.99 plus a free Ultimate Birthday Party Planner. That’s 24 issues of the mag plus the planner in an offer via MySavings. This is a limited time deal but I’m not sure how limited.

And if you’re in Old Town, check out the Albuquerque Old Town Busker Days today and tomorrow, April 6 – 7, with chalk artists today (Friday) and street musicians both days, plus on Saturday a busker competition, stilt walker, and balloon artist. See the full Old Town schedule for who’s doing what, where, and when.

Happy Easter!

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

Thanks to Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for sending us the PF Chang’s tax day deal!

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


Food Freebies & Deals: October 8-15, 2010

October 8, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals include TGI Friday’s, Starbucks, free slice of pizza, free waffle, free kid’s meal, wine and chocolate event, deals at Sonic, Denny’s, Los Equipales, and more…

$5 off TGI Friday’s Coupon Good for $5 off a $15 food purchase, but this is the last chance – it’s valid on dine-in to October 9. The Albuquerque TGI Friday’s is confirmed as a participating restaurant.

Starbucks Free Coffee Samples Get a free sample of Starbuck’s new line of VIA Flavored Coffees – it’s Mocha flavor on Friday October 8, and Cinnamon Spice on Saturday October 9. Plus if you buy one of the new flavors by October 9, they’ll whip you up a free tall beverage of your choice.

Free Slice of Pizza at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen on October 12. You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the free slice of pizza coupon, so this one is only for Facebook members. There’s also a coupon for a free side of spaghetti under the Fan Exclusives tab – that one is good till October 31.

Kids at free at Quiznos all day every day for a limited time, with the purchase of an adult entree. Get a free Quiznos Kidz Meal for a child aged 12 and under with the purchase of each entree. The child must be present, but you can have as many freebies as you like, as long as you make the qualifying purchase!

Free Waffle at Waffle House with the coupon expiring November 1, 2010. Only one waffle per customer per visit. What do they think we ARE? (Indignant voice). Greedy? For waffles? Oh no, one waffle is quite enough. Snort. But hey, it’s a free waffle. I heart Waffle House waffles.

60% off Lumpy’s Burgers Pay $9.60 for $24 worth of restaurant certificates (2 x $12 certificates) valid at the 5240 Central SW location in Albuquerque until March 31, 2011. Use the CityDeals certificates just like cash, see the deal info for other details. They’re mailed next business day, shipping is 99 cents, and the limit is 4 certificates per household (2 to use as gifts).

$1 off Jack in the Box Pastrami Grilled Sandwich with the coupon. It’s one coupon per guest, per visit, at participating locations, till November 8.

Slate Street Cafe Wine and Chocolate Event on October 20 at 7 pm. Five courses of wine and chocolate pairings for $39 (tax and tip extra.) Reservations required. Although I have absolutely no reservations about a wine and chocolate feast!

50% off Shanghai Garden via Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of dining certificates for $25, and use by April 30, 2011 at Shanghai Garden on Coors. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificates.) Quantities are limited!

Sonic Wacky Pack Wednesdays – Wacky Packs for only $1.49 every Wednesday night from 5 – 8 pm. See our earlier post for the Word on Wacky Packs!

Sonic Half Price CreamSlush Treats Last gasp of slushy ice cream summer half price in this limited time deal. . . all day at participating Sonic Drive-in locations, and no coupon is  needed.

20% off for AARP members at Denny’s Restaurants every day from 4 – 10 pm. Plus $1 Denny’s coffee for themselves and their guests all day long.

80% off already discounted restaurant certificates when you enter the promo code ENJOY at checkout till October 12. (The extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code ENJOY).

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

Taste of New Mexico festival on Friday and Saturday October 8 – 9 offers cheap chow from ABQ restaurants with tickets for food tastes at $12 for 10, or $20 for 25. Plus free admission for the festival’s live entertainment. All the deets at our earlier Taste of New Mexico post.

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

Thanks for a couple of tips from Jennifer at Cities on the Cheap and Teresa at Miami on the Cheap.

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


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!



Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/14/09

August 14, 2009 by  
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We’re already in a great mood, but the notion of free food somehow makes our outlook even more golden. And not as in “arches.”

  • Free Cookie: Thanks to Matt for the tip! Enjoy this coupon for a free cookie with the purchase of any large beverage at Seattle’s Best Coffee cafés inside Borders. Expires 8/16/09. Three stores in Albuquerque and two in Santa Fe.
  • Improved 2 for $20: The previous Applebee’s 2 for $20 deal involved downsized entrées, but no more. They’ve revamped the menu to include “generous portions.” Works for us. The new menu includes 12 full-sized entrées to choose from. Eight locations around the area.
  • Kids Eat Free: Also from Applebee’s. We saw this advertised on the marquee at the Menaul location, and a friendly staff person there gave us the deets: ALL your kids can eat free on Mondays with the purchase of at least one adult meal. The friendly staff person said she believed most of the Applebee’s in Albuquerque were participating. Call ahead to verify.
  • Half Price Restaurant Certificates: Using Alibi Bucks, you can get get dining certificates for half off. So, for example, purchase a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and pay just $10! You can’t beat that. Currently available restaurants on the Alibi Bucks page: Calico Cantina, El Norteño, Gold Street Caffé, Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ, Pizza 9, Ponderosa Eatery & Saloon (Tijeras), and Sushi Gen.
  • More 50% Off Restaurant Certificates: Citadel Broadcasting has rolled out “Fifty50Fridays” across all its radio station websites. Each Friday, you can score half price gift certificates to local restaurants and other food-related businesses. For example, last week’s offer was a $50 certificate to Edible Arrangements for just $25. Check every Friday for the latest offer. TIP: If you use half-price restaurant certificates every time you eat out, you can save hundreds of dollars a year!
  • Free Beverage, Free Dessert, Free Bagel: And more! Rooster’s Downtown has rolled out a boatload of coupons for free food with no qualifying purchase. Just present the coupon and get your free food. Current coupons include: hot chocolate and a cookie; tea or coffee; bagel; dessert; beverage and refill. That’s a pure extravaganza of free food! Plus, if you present your Rail Runner ticket at Rooster’s you can always get a free beverage. Fourth and Central downtown.
  • Cake Coupons: Say it with us: cake coupons! And not just any cake: moist, delectable creations from Say It with Cake. Coupons include $3 off a dozen cupcakes, $5 off a half-sheet cake, and more. Westside.
  • BBQ Coupons: If you live in Rio Rancho and like barbecue, you’re gonna love this. Smokehouse BBQ not only offers live music on Friday and Saturday night, but now you can get some great coupon deals, like $5 off a $20 order or “buy 10 breakfast burritos, get 2 free.”
  • Free Appetizer: Los Equipales Restaurant still has a coupon for a free appetizer running on their site, but they’ve added a deal for a $50 gift certificate for just $25. You have to contact them directly for details. East Nob Hill.
  • Kids Eat Free: On Wednesdays at JB’s. If you love down home style cooking and have kids under age 10, here’s your deal! All day on Wednesday, get one free kids’ meal with each adult meal purchase. Looks to be good at both Albuquerque JB’s.

And that’s it for this week! Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

–Elizabeth Hanes