Food Freebies & Deals: March 9 – 16, 2012

March 9, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals are rocking this week, including Chick-fil-A, Buca di Beppo, Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Pizza Nine, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Quiznos, Scalo, Pizza Nine, Zinc, Arby’s and more…

Get a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesdays through March 2012, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and on March 14 it’s a free multigrain oatmeal.

$15 for $30 worth at Umami Sushi and Asian Restaurant. Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by September 12, 2012. The restaurant is located at 6601 4th Street NW.  

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is giving a $25 credit for your next meal when you dine at Vernon’s on Friday night (March 9) through March 11 and tell your server this password: Show me the dough. This is according to an email we received. Reservations for Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse are advisable!

Starbucks Espresso Twice, Half the Price  Customers who buy any regular priced Starbucks espresso drink by 11 am, can zip on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get half off any hot or iced espresso beverage. The promo runs through March 14 at participating locations.

Coldstone Creamery BOGO Free Creation Buy a Creation, get the second one free using the coupon until March 14. I really can’t face ice cream right now (too chilly!) but this deal could tempt me to change my mind.

Einstein Bros. Bagels 50% Off a Caffe Mocha or White Chocolate Mocha using the coupon valid until March 18.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through March 31. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Quiznos Coupon $2 Off a $10 purchase and the coupon is valid until March 14.

Scalo Wine & Dine at 6:30 pm on March 14 serves a four course meal with wine pairings in the private Cipriani room, and Scalo’s wine expert Scott Murray tells you about the wines. The price is $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link and these events fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781. 

Get a free sample of Miracle Whip, courtesy of Freefly.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples, you can get a free PF Changs Lettuce Wraps coupon, a free sample pack of Nescafe Taster’s Choice, and free Dunkin’ Donuts drink. These are all under the FOOD button at the link (scroll down a little), but offers change frequently.

Keva Juice 50% Off any Yo Keva Yogurts after 7 pm each day at any of the Albuquerque Keva Juice locations. No coupon required! Just make sure you go from 7 pm.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons Get $10 off a $20 dine-in purchase at Buca di Beppo, and $10 off a Buco To Go order of $30, both valid until March 31, 2012.

Pizza Nine $10 = $20 Deal Get $20 worth at Pizza Nine for $10 in an offer via QponABQ.

80% off already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code EXPLORE at checkout till March 12, 2012. With the bonus 80% off, a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10 or $15) now costs $2 or $3. Other denominations are available, 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 Tapas, Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. and many more.  Search by zip code, and the extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code EXPLORE.

Souper Salad printable coupon to get a free fountain drink when you buy an adult buffet at participating locations through March 21.

15% off Artichoke Cafe Take in a ticket stub from any Landmark production to get a 15% discount on your Artichoke Cafe meal.

Zinc Cellar Bar Beer, Brat & Pretzel Night on Thursdays. $8.50 gets you a pint of tap beer, a salt-crusted hot pretzel, and a beer-braised bratwurst in a baguette bun with chipotle. Other Zinc Cellar Bar deals include $2 Bison Sliders on Tuesday, and 20% off bottles of wine on Wednesday, served with a free cheese platter!

Bandido Hideout Mexican Food Pay $25 for $50 worth of dining certificates thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. You get two $25 certificates for the restaurant, although you can only use one certificate per visit. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificate). Quantities are limited!

Nothing Bundt Cakes Freebie Buy three bundlets and they’ll give you one free bundlet in participating stores through March 31, according to an email we received from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

New Mexico Restaurant Week shifts from Santa Fe to Las Cruces before heading to the Duke City on March 18, Participating restaurants serve various lunch and dinner fixed price menu deals – advance reservations recommended. See our earlier New Mexico Restaurant Week post for more details.

Waffle House Free Slice of Pie using the coupon until March 9. It scores you a small slice of pie for dine-in eating, at participating locations.

Print this KFC coupon for $3 off any 12-piece KFC meal, with your choice of chicken, plus three large side items and six biscuits. The coupon is good until March 15, one coupon per person per visit.

Firehouse Subs Free Bag of Chips with any purchase, using the printable coupon until March 11.

And finally, some Facebook deals:

Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Baskin Robbins BOGO Deal Buy any ice cream cone (excluding waffle cones) and get a second cone for 99 cents, using the coupon via Facebook.

Arby’s Free Small Drink and Curly Fries with the purchase of a Reuben, also for Facebook users only. Answer three questions (Yes is probably the wise choice for all three, although I don’t know if No also works!) 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 Freeflys, Groupon, and 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


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: Oct 28 – Nov 4, 2011

October 28, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant Halloween treats without tricks, including kids eat free, Halloween weekend specials, and more for the week ahead. We’re still following up some Halloween deals – so check back later for updates!

Free IHOP Scary Face Pancake for kids today, Friday October 28. It’s one free pancake per child aged 12 and under at participating locations till 10 pm.

Souper Salad Free Kid’s Buffet when you dine in and buy an adult entree, today through November 1, using the coupon at participating locations.

Boston Market Free Kid’s Meal when you buy an adult meal (looks like minimum purchase must be $10) from October 29 – 31, using the coupon at participating restaurants. There’s also a Boston Market $2 off coupon valid on a $10 purchase to November 6.

Word on the grapevine is that Kids Eat Free at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes when they visit in costume between October 29-31. The freebie is for children under 12, with one kid freebie per purchase of an adult meal.

TGI Friday’s Halloween free appetizer when you go in Halloween costume this weekend through October 31. The free appetizer choice is fried mozzarrella, pot stickers, or crispy green bean fries, at participating locations. Haven’t had chance to call the ABQ TGI Friday’s to see if it’s on board, but they did participate last year.

TGI Friday’s BOGO Free Coupon to get a free entree when you buy one entree and two beverages for dine-in through November 1. It’s one coupon per table, per visit, at participating locations, and check the fine print for some exclusions on promo menus.

You *might* get a freebie at Old Town Pizza Parlor, if you eat fast! For their Halloween Ghost Chile Challenge, customers who order a sausage, cheese, and chile-smothered 10″ pizza (read hot) and eat it ALL up in 20 minutes, get the pizza free! Plus a $20 gift card. Personally I’d rather take my time to enjoy it and just pay for the pizza, but if you’re a fast eater anyway…. the Old Town Pizza Parlor offer runs through November 6.

PF Chang’s 20% Off Online Orders using the promo code: TREAT from tomorrow, October 29 to October 31. They announced the Halloweed deal on their Facebook page, but you don’t need to be a Facebook member to use the PF Chang’s promo code!

El Pinto Free Guacamole Appetizer on November 1, all day, with the purchase of an entree and when you ask for the “Best of the City guacamole please” at El Pinto, 10500 4th Street.

Pizzeria Espiritu in Santa Fe Half Price Pay $19 for a pizza meal for two with one salad, one pizza, and two beers, valued at about $38.  The Groupon offer is available today, although they’re not clear on expiration date to use the certificate.

Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market Dog Boo on October 29 with judging at 10:30 am, and it’s free to watch and to enter your dog in costume for the contest, with prizes from Tail Waggin Treats. You need to register a dog at the Tail Waggin Treats booth. They’re also giving away some pumpkins to carve at the market. Although the market was due to close on October 29, word is that they’re staying open another week till November 5, at Robinson Park, 801 Central Avenue NW.

Napoli Coffee $2 Off a $9 purchase with the coupon courtesy of QponABQ, valid until October 31.

Mimi’s Cafe 20% Off Your Check using the coupon on a purchase of minimum $20 dollars. The offer doesn’t apply to alcohol, nor tax and tip, and you can’t use it for gift cards and some promo menu items, otherwise it’s good till November 3.

PF Chang’s Wine Deal Get a third off a bottle of wine all day on Mondays and Tuesdays through the month of November 2011. That’s a third off any bottle of wine! As the cost of vino is always a large part of the check when I dine out with Mr Cheap (because Darling, I hardly eat a thing) I think I’ll be timing a trip there for the wine offer nights!

These Heritage Hotel coupons for their restaurants are all valid to December 30, 2011, so we have plenty of time to take advantage of them, including:

Waffle House Free Waffle using the coupon for dine-in only, until November 11, 2011.

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.

80% off already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code PUMPKIN at checkout through October 31. certificates are already discounted, so prices with the extra 80% off promo code:

  • $25 certificate (usually $10 or $15) now costs $2 or $3
  • $50 certificate (usually $20) now costs $4
  • $100 certificate (usually $40) now costs $8
  • Buy at through October 31, using promo code PUMPKIN at checkout.
  • No expiration date on certificates, and no shipping fees for email certificates.
  • Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend) to make sure they’re a good deal for you, and some certificate prices may vary from the typical examples above.

Bailey’s on the Beach Yoga Deal It’s the last few days to spend $20 at Bailey’s on the Beach and get a voucher for a free yoga session at Hot Yoga Downtown. Eat first, work it off later. I like that! Offer good to the end of October.

Cheap Chicken: How does 5 pieces of chicken, 2 sides, and 2 biscuits sound? How about for only $6.99? Use the Popeyes Chicken Coupon for the San Mateo location, or the Popeyes Coupon for the Coors location. Both are good to December 31, 2011. Or find Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen coupons for another location. It does bother me that they don’t put an apostrophe in *Popeye’s* but it’s a good deal so I’ll forgive them.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo when you buy a $20 gift card.  Plan ahead for holiday gifts and get a freebie!

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.

Get a free $25 dining certificate with the Entertainment Book and free shipping for the new 2012 edition (you can use the 2012 coupons now). The Albuquerque/Santa Fe Entertainment Book includes restaurant and shopping coupons and deals at attractions, including discounts, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc. The $40 book (for ABQ, many other city books cost $35) claims to offer over $92,000 in local savings, including 275 restaurant coupons.

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

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)

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, Entertainment Book, and affiliate links on those specific deals. If you feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!


Food Freebies & Deals: May 6 – 13 , 2011

May 6, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals, plus Mother’s Day offers and brunches, and other treats for moms if you’re looking for last minute ideas!

Boston Market Restaurants Free Family-Size Dessert when you buy any family meal, using the coupon on May 6 – 8 only. Check exclusions on the Boston Market Mother’s Day coupon at the link.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Free Travel Mug when you pre-order a bagel bucket at Einstein Bros. Bagels for pick up on May 7 or May 8.  The mother’s day deal excludes half-dozen, pick six, and baker’s dozen, and the free mug is while stocks last.

Denny’s Free Pancake Puppies Sundae If you’re on Facebook, send mom an e-card for Mother’s Day and they’ll also send her a Denny’s coupon for a free Pancake Puppies Sundae. A Facebook membership is required because you have to Like their page to get the coupon…

Mimi’s Cafe Free Ghirardelli Chocolate for Mom on Mother’s Day. Dine at Mimi’s Cafe after 4 pm on Sunday May 8, spend a minimum of $10 on a dinner entree for mom, and then she’ll get a free Ghirardelli milk and caramel chocolate bar, while supplies last.

Half-price Frappuccinos at Starbucks through May 15, during Frappuccino happy hour from 3 – 5 pm.

Sandiago’s at the Tram BOGO Free Entree Get one entree free when you buy one entree and two drinks, using the coupon via Premium Shopping Guide until May 31, 2011.  It’s not valid on Mother’s day though (darn it) but Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway is one of my fave sunset-watching places even without a free entree incentive!

Entertainment Books $15 plus free shipping to May 9.  The price has dropped from $40 per book to $15 and the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book contains $11,800 worth of coupons for local restaurant, attractions, and entertainment, plus a bonus card worth up to $30 of discounts at TGI Friday’s, The Cooperage, Black Angus Steakhouse, Scarpa’s Brick Oven Pizza, etc. The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book with 2-for-1 coupons, discounts and some freebies, includes Scalo, Vivace, Brasserie La Provence, Artichoke Cafe, Fuddruckers, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Cazuela’s Mexican Grill, Golden Pride, Uptown Sports Bar & Grill, Gardunos… and many more.

Pizza Nine Coupons include:

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

All Pizza Nine coupons expire May 31, one per person, and you can only use one at a time. You can’t combine all the above, otherwise they’d be paying YOU to eat there 😉

Wine Tasting at Savoy Bar & Grill – Dalla Terra Wine Tasting on Saturday May 14 at 3 pm. Try a variety of Italian wines paired with “small bites” for $30 a head plus tax and tip. Places are limited – you need to make a reservation before they fill.

Albuquerque The Magazine Coupon Book I just got my Food and Wine May issue of Albuquerque The Magazine, with their annual restaurant coupons for 25% off Tim’s Place, 20% off Asian Noodle Bar, and BOGO 50% off at Chow’s Asian Bistro, Coolwater Fusion, Glazed Hams & More, Serafin’s Chile Hut, The Cube BBQ, as well as a bunch of  free food with purchase and other deals.

Most coupons are valid through April 2012, and I always use at least half the coupons over the year. So even though I was sorry to see the April Facebook issue of ATM go off the shelves (did you see my feature on The Like Button? I had such a great time interviewing local businesses for that) at least it was replaced by an issue that saves me money!

Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day on May 10 from 4-8 pm. A free scoop of any flavor at Häagen-Dazs shops. The bummer is we don’t have one in Albuquerque but the Santa Fe Häagen-Dazs (56 East San Francisco St) and the Los Alamos location (800 Trinity Drive) are both participating. So this one’s for our northern readers or anyone heading up to the City Different or the Atomic City on May 10.

Albuquerque Mother’s Day Brunch

If you haven’t got your groove on for Mother’s Day yet, then here are a few places where you can TREAT that lady!

All seem reasonable deals for the locations, all on Sunday May 8, 2011. Tax and tip are extra, and reservations are recommended, and sometimes required:

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am – 2:30 pm offers the regular menu plus specials, and guitar music by Ambrose ‘Sonny’ Rivera.

Zinc Mother’s Day Dinner from 5 pm includes a three course prix fixe menu for $29 or order a la carte.

The Standard Diner Buffet Brunch for Mother’s Day is from 9:30 am – 3 pm at $28 for adults, and $10 for kids aged 5-12.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort serves Mother’s Day brunch in the smart Corn Maiden restaurant from 10 am – 3 pm, at $48. 

Bien Shur at Sandia Resort Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am – 3 pm costs $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids.

Albuquerque Embassy Suites & Spa Champagne Brunch on Mother’s Day from 11 am – 2:30 pm. This one includes a fajita station – yum! Adults pay $36.95, it’s $29.95 for seniors aged 60+, $14.95 for kids aged 6-12, and kids under 6 eat free.

Chama River Brewing Co. Mother’s Day brunch buffet is served from 10 am – 3 pm and costs $27 for adults,  $15 for kids aged 5-12, and kids eat free aged 4 and under.

Other treats around Mother’s Day?

  • Free $10 Gift Card when you spend $75 at Coronado Center on May 6 and 7 – very handy if you’re shopping for Mother’s Day!
  • Free Golf for Moms on Mother’s Day at Sandia Golf Club. According to the promo email, moms have to take a fave family photo along on May 8 to get the free round of golf.
  • $5 Off Magazine Subscriptions at when you use the code: springmags at checkout through May 31.
  • Magazine subscriptions up to 90% off with today’s Amazon magazine deals
  • Betty’s Bath and Day Spa May Special A Mother’s Day package all month although it’s not just for moms: Get an hour Betty’s Blissful Massage and a 30-minute Feet Treat for $120.
  • Eternal Youth Medical Spa Deals for either a $49 ultrasonic facial treatment (reg. $120) or $69 ultrasonic back treatment (worth up to $150). Both available to purchase through the weekend from Groupon and then the recipient takes the treatment by November 9, 2011.

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

Thanks to Julie at Kansas City on the Cheap for the Häagen-Dazs tip.

–Tania  FYI – I’ve given you my Entertainment Book, Groupon,, and Amazon affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. If you plan to take advantage of these offers and feel like sending a little love this way to help support ABQ on the Cheap, please use the links. Thanks!


Pizza 9 Freebies and Discounts

February 10, 2010 by  
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Here’s the deep dish on a bunch of ways to save on Pizza 9 Chicago style pizzas, including free drinks, dessert, and discounts.

Pizza 9 special offers:

* Free 24 oz. drink lunch special on Mondays to Fridays between 11 am and 2 pm, when you order an entree of individual size pizzas or pizza rolls, hot sandwiches, pastas, or salads. (Drinks offered are Pepsi/Diet Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, a couple of iced teas, and pink lemonade.)

* Buy one large pizza at regular price, get up to three more pizzas of the same or lower price for $9 each. Looks like regular prices are around $13.99 to $15.99

Plus coupons for:

* Free dessert with a large pizza (menu options include cheesecake and tiramisu) – valid to February 13
* $2.00 off a large or medium pizza – Valid to February 20
* Free 2 liter drink with the purchase of a large pizza – Valid to February 27

Scroll DOWN at this coupon link – these babies are right at the bottom. A coupon can’t be combined with any other offer.

Pizza 9 delivers too, and non-wheaties will appreciate the fact that they also offer gluten-free pizza dough.

Pizza 9 locations:
5305 Gibson SE (east of San Mateo)
4000 Louisiana NE (south of Montgomery)
1716 Eubank NE (south of Indian School)
1751 Rio Rancho (opposite Intel)



Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 9/4/09

September 4, 2009 by  
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It’s not just the weekend. It’s Labor Day weekend!! Let’s rock the holiday with some cheap eats in the Q.

  • BOGO Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner: Use these Sweet Tomatoes coupons for buy-one-get-one-free meals and breakfasts. But hurry. The BOGO meal coupon expires 9/6/09. The BOGO breakfast coupon is good until 9/27/09. Valid only with adult meals and requires purchase of two beverages. Two locations: east side and west side.
  • Kids Eat Free: What more American way to celebrate Labor Day than with BBQ? This is just a reminder that kids eat free every Sunday at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. One free kids’ meal with each paid adult meal for children age 12 and under. Valid on dine-in only. And while you’re at it, enjoy free ice cream with your dine-in, too. There’s one Dickey’s in Albuquerque and one in Las Cruces.
  • Half Price Native Fusion Cuisine: The Pueblo Harvest Cafe at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center may be one of those places the locals are aware of but have never actually patronized. If so, here’s your chance to check it out for half price. Purchase one $25 dining certificate and get a second one FREE! This would be a great treat for out-of-town guests during Balloon Fiesta, or just keep the savings all to yourself. Trust us when we tell you the duck quesadillas are primo. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe is located in the north valley.
  • Half Price New Mexican Food: Here’s a shout-out to our friends in Los Lunas. Buy a $20 gift certificate to Guadalupe’s New Mexican Restaurant for just $10! Now that’s cheap chow. Homemade tortilla chips and some of the best chile around. Certificate valid through 12/31/09, so you have plenty of time to spend it. Located near the Rail Runner station in Los Lunas.
  • Cheap Chicken: If you’ve forgiven KFC for the free grilled chicken debacle, you might be interested in this new deal, which is perfect for the kiddos. For a limited time, get a Grilled Chicken Value Box, which contains your choice of a drumstick or thigh plus potato wedges, for just $1.99. A great way to feed the fam during a Labor Day roadtrip. No coupon required. KFCs located everywhere.
  • BOGO Grand Slam: Who doesn’t love brekkies at Denny’s? Now you can love it cheaper. Use this coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast. Hurry! This coupon expires 9/6/09. Read the rest of the fine print. Seven Denny’s restaurants in Albuquerque.Via
  • $5 off Pizza and Stuff: We are unabashed fans of Pizza 9, so when we saw this Valpak coupon, we scarfed it up. Use this $5 off coupon for a discount on any menu item. Our fave? The 9″ thin crust ground beef, onion, and tomato pizza. But the thick crust is good, too, and they offer a selection of gourmet pizzas, like BBQ chicken. Pizza 9 is new to the Q, and each shop is locally owned. Try them for cheap! This coupon is valid only at the Louisiana location.
  • FREE Cup of Coffee: Try a small cup of flavor brewed coffee compliments of Seattle’s Best. Use this coupon to try Vanilla Creme, Cinnamon Swirl, or Hazelnut for free! No catch, no purchase required. Hurry! Coupon expires 9/7/09! Seattle’s Best Cafes are located inside Borders bookstores. Thanks to reader Matt for sending this in, via Editor-at-Large Ron!

That’s it for this week! Have a great, safe Labor Day weekend, y’all!

–Elizabeth Hanes