Food Freebies & Deals: September 14-21, 2012

September 14, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals for the week ahead include half off Papa John’s, Ranchers Club of New Mexico, and Say It With Cake, kids eat free at Olive Garden and Village Inn, Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate Day, and more…

Papa John’s $10 Gift Card for $5  The half price Papa John’s pizza gift card deal is  for first-time Saveology customers only. Quantities are limited and the gift card has no expiry date. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!)

$12.50 for a $25 Movie and Snacks Gift Card valid on tickets and food concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas, for first-time Saveology customers with a limited quantity remaining. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!) The movie gift card offer via Saveology is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally, including Albuquerque’s UA Cottonwood, UA Winrock, UA High Ridge, UA Four Hills. The gift card doesn’t expire and the entire value of the card must be used in one visit.

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

Olive Garden Free Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult dinner entree and using the coupon until September 16. The freebie is for kids aged 12 and under, and includes entree and drink.

Say It With Cake 50% Off Get a dozen cupcakes for $8 instead of the usual $16 in a limited time deal via Living Social. Then use the certificate by December 22.

Donate $3 at Denny’s locations to the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign, and get a $5 Denny’s coupon book.

On Krispy Kreme Talk Like a Pirate Day on Wednesday, September 19, talk like a pirate to get a free Original Glazed doughnut, or go in full pirate dress (no weapons!) to get a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts. No purchase is required. The September 19 promo is at participating Krispy Kreme locations and according to the list at the link, Albuquerque Krispy Kreme is participating!

If you don’t want to talk like a pirate, these Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Coupons  include 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts. The coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, are valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

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

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

Village Inn Kids Eat Free on Monday to Friday in September 2012, with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, and no coupon required.

Free appetizer at Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro, Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, and Savoy Bar and Grill when you take your New Mexico State Fair ticket in and purchase an entree. The free appetizer is up to a $12 value, on any day of the State Fair until September 23.  It’s the same deal at all three restaurants although I’ve only linked you to the email from Zinc.

The Range Cafe 50% off selected entrees all day every Tuesday in September, 2012. The half price Range Cafe entrees deal is on their specials menu only, featuring dishes from their original 1992 menu. The 50% off promo is only on Tuesdays in September,  for in-house dining, and it runs all day at all three Range Cafe locations. If you don’t want a special menu entree at 50% off, customers wearing a Range Cafe logo T-shirt when they dine on a Tuesday can get 15% off any entree. The deals aren’t yet showing on their calendar this week, but was announced by email and on their Facebook page as running all through September.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market coupon here. It’s for a free Boston Market Bowl (a new $6.99 build-your-own-bowl dish) when you buy a bowl and a fountain drink, through September 16.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only until September 30.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through September 23. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

There are some great foodie events this weekend, find details in my previous posts at the links:

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

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


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Burger King BOGO Free & Other BK Deals

September 8, 2012 by  
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Here’s a whole load of Burger King coupons with buy-one-get-one-free offers on a Whopper and various sandwiches, and other Burger King deals. Twelve coupons in all!

The Burger King coupons are all valid until November 4, 2012, at participating locations, so you’ve got plenty of time to use them. The 12 coupons include:   

  • Free Whopper when you buy a Whopper
  • BOGO Free Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
  • BOGO Free Original Chicken Sandwich
  • BOGO Free Real Fruit Smoothie
  • BOGO Free Croissant Sandwich during breakfast hours
  • $5.99 Breakfast for two, with 2 croissant sandwiches, 2 small hash browns, and 2 coffees
  • $7.99 for a Whopper Meal for two, with 2 Whopper Sandwiches, 2 small fries, and 2 small fountain drinks
  • $9.99 BK Bundle, with 1 Whopper, 1 Whopper Junior, 10 piece chicken nuggets, 3 small fries, and 3 small fountain drinks.

Although the coupons are valid until November 4, I don’t have a crystal ball telling me how long they’ll remain available to print. So grab yours sooner rather than later from the Burger King coupon page: http://www.bk.com/coupon/

As usual, not all locations may be participating in the Burger King coupon promotion, so call ahead if you want to be sure.

There are 10 Albuquerque Burger King locations.

–Tania  

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Food Freebies & Deals: September 7 – 14, 2012

September 7, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant and food deals for the week ahead include half off movies and popcorn and kids eat free. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway of Mommy’s Market Presale Passes worth $10 each to shop the bargains early – enter the giveaway here.  

Now back to the food deals…

Pay $12.50 for a $25 Regal Entertainment Group Gift Card, valid on both admission and food concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas. (If a box appears requesting your email address and you just want to see the deal first, click the screen outside the box and it goes away!) The movie gift card offer via Saveology is for first-time Saveology customers and was originally $15, but has been further discounted today so you save 50% at the movies, on tickets and popcorn!  The gift card doesn’t expire and is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally. In Albuquerque, the Regal/UA cinemas are: UA Cottonwood, UA Winrock, UA High Ridge, UA Four Hills. The entire value of the card must be used in one visit.

Whole Foods Market $4.99 Beef Sale today Friday September 7. The one-day sale offers ground beef at $4.99 a pound from grass-fed cattle, with a purchase limit of 10 pounds per customer.

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

The Range Cafe 50% off selected entrees all day every Tuesday in September, 2012. The half price Range Cafe entrees deal is on their specials menu only, featuring dishes from their original 1992 menu. The 50% off promo is only on Tuesdays in September,  for in-house dining only, and it runs all day at all three Range Cafe locations. If you don’t want a special menu entree at 50% off, customers wearing a Range Cafe logo T-shirt when they dine on a Tuesday can get 15% off any entree.

Village Inn Kids Eat Free on Monday to Friday in September 2012, with the purchase of an adult entree. They get to choose a free meal from the kids menu, according to an email from Village Inn. 

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Boston Market BOGO Free Market Bowl with the coupon provided when you click on the fun poll to say whether you like the left wing chicken or the right wing turkey. (Groan!) Or go straight to the Boston Market coupon here. It’s for a free Boston Market Bowl (a new $6.99 build-your-own-bowl dish) when you buy a bowl and a fountain drink, through September 16.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through September 23. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Artichoke Cafe Happy Hour deals on Monday to Friday from 3 – 6 pm offers 25% off all adult beverages according to an email from Artichoke Cafe. That’s 25% off glasses and bottles of wine, all beers, spirits, and cocktails. Artichoke Cafe is located at 424 Central Avenue SE.

60% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates today, Friday September 7, when you enter the promo code MENU at checkout. With the bonus 60% off MENU promo code: a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10) now costs $4. Other price examples: A $100 value certificate (usually $40) now costs $16, and a $10 value certificate (usually discounted to $4) now costs $1.60.  Check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Sample restaurants include Red Brick Pizza,Sophia’s PlaceEzra’s Place, Olympia Cafe, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Cosmo Tapas, Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. plus Vernons, Brasserie La Provence, Coronado Crossing, and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 60% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code MENU

Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only.

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

Lion King Dinner Package Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro still seems to have tickets for their October 4 dinner and a show package at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135. 

Scalo Wine & Dine Wednesday at 6:30 pm on September 12 serves a four course food and wine tasting menu featuring Napa Valley Flora Springs wines for $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link. These events at the Nob Hill restaurant fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781.

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

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Freebies Get 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts, using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. Good timing for Labor Day parties, methinks! They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

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 Pizza 9 carry-out orders)

FACEBOOK COUPONS

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. Scroll down at the link to find the coupon (it was posted there on August 30) and it’s valid until September 17.

Olive Garden Free Appetizer with the purchase of an adult dinner entree.

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

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

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 31 – September 7, 2012

August 31, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the Labor Day weekend include Burger King, PF Changs, and a Matanza, plus offers for the week ahead from Sonic, Starbucks, Denny’s, and more…

Burger King $1 Real Fruit Smoothies Over Labor Day weekend, from August 31 to September 3, Burger King’s promotion gives you a small Real Fruit Smoothie for $1, for their strawberry banana, tropical mango, and raspberry flavors, at participating locations.

El Pinto’s Matanza on Labor Day September 3 from 5 – 7 pm costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

PF Chang’s 20% Off Online Orders on September 2 and 3 only, using the promo code: RELAX 
The order at PFChangs.com must be for pick-up on September 2 and 3 to qualify for the discount – enter the promo code RELAX at checkout.

Boston Market 50% Off A Family Meal on Monday September 3, using the coupon.

Firehouse Subs BOGO Free Sub Coupon to get a free medium sub on September 3 only, when you buy another sub, chips, and a medium drink.

Sonic Half Price Breakfast Burritos all day on Tuesday September 4, to celebrate (?) National Back to School Day. Not sure if the kids are celebrating, although the parents probably are! Either way, 50% off is cool school in my opinion.

Coronado Crossing Restaurant and Brew Pub is giving away samples of its ribs straight off the smoker, on Tuesday September 4 between 4 and 6 pm. The action is in the parking lot at Coronado Crossing, 4800 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

The Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

CoolWater Fusion Restaurant 50%+ Off Options include a a $25 Sunday Brunch for two, a $35 dinner for two, and a $69 dinner for four, in the Living Social offer available today only – then use the certificates by January 2, 2013.

During Cici’s Pizza Guest Appreciation Day on September 6, the CiCi’s Pizza endless buffet will be offered for $2.99 all day from 11 am until closing time at participating restaurants.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Annual Fundraising Harvest Dinner It’s the final day today for Early Bird tickets for the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust fundraiser. Granted it’s not cheap – $100 for one ticket or $190 for two, if you buy tix by August 31 (today!) for the multi-course dinner on September 16 at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center. BUT it includes a cocktail reception and music, dinner by chefs from several fine restaurants (Savoy Bar & Grill, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Los Poblanos, Zinc Bistro) and hey, it’s a fundraiser! From September 1, ticket prices are $110 per person.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sunday from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. The news came in an email from Savoy Bar and Grill and seems to be ongoing for now.

Wine buff? Check out my earlier New Mexico Wine Festival post with the cheapest ways to buy tickets to this weekend’s event!

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on September 4 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “generous pours” of the featured wines plus a light appetizer. That price is per person (so I guess you can’t share), and tax and tip are extra.

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Free $25 Bed and Breakfast Gift Card when you spend $100 or more on a gift card by September 3 and enter the promo code:  GCBONUS25 at checkout. You can then use the $100 card and the free $25 card together on a single BedAndBreakfast.com reservation, giving you a $125 value for $100. The cards don’t expire, have no blackout dates, and can be emailed to print instantly (for yourself, or a recipient). Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more.  If you want to actually go AWAY somewhere, there are many B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the BedAndBreakfast.com free $25 gift card promo page.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Romano’s Macaroni Grill BOGO Free Coupon Buy one entree and get one free at Macaroni Grill over the Labor Day weekend, to September 3. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. The coupon is valid until September 17.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off any candy deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until September 2 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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

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

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 24-31, 2012

August 24, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include Sadie’s, Calientes, Buca di Beppo, Black Angus, Outback Steakhouse, Krispy Kreme, half off wine, and more…

Albuquerque Hopfest Friday August 24 is the final day to get advance ticket prices for Hopfest on August 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The discount ticket for regular admission is $25 in advance, with 30 drink tokens for beer sampling starting at 3pm and a souvenir tasting glass. Extra Hoppy Hour tickets are $35 in advance ($40 on the day) for 40 drink tokens, with sampling starting at 2pm. Note that fees and taxes bring the regular admission ticket price to $29.80, so you’re not saving hugely by buying in advance, but if you wait to buy on the gate they may have sold out already. If you want to stay over at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, use the promo code HOPG2012 to get a group rate of $129.

Jubilation Wine and Spirits Oskar Blues Brewery tasting on Friday August 24 from 4 to 6 pm, trying various craft beers from the Colorado brewery.

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on Thursday August 30 (also on Tuesday September 4) from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for 3 “generous pours” of the featured wines plus a light appetizer. That price is per person (so I guess you can’t share), and tax and tip are extra.

50% Off a Boston Market Gift Card at $12.50 for a $25 gift card. The card never expires. The offer is available for a limited time via Saveology and is for first time Saveology customers only. They also have a half price Staples gift card deal at $7.50 for a $15 Staples gift card.  (If a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deals, not sign up, just click the screen behind the box and it goes away!)

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Sadie’s New Mexican Food free small guacamole, queso, or taquito when you buy an entree and use the coupon via Valpak.

Hello Kitty Candy Bundle at $24, worth $77. There’s a whole range of candies in a variety of cute tins in this bundle, so it could be a good idea to plan ahead for party favors or Halloween. The Hello Kitty package is available today via Groupon. Shipping is $5.  

Brasserie La Provence Cooking Class on September 4. Chef Claus teaches how to prepare Steak Tartar at home. (First, catch your cow.) The menu continues with roasted rainbow trout, followed by peach Melba, and is paired with fine wines at $40 per person. Make reservations at (505) 254-7644.

Outback Steakhouse $15 Meal The new four-course fixed-price meal includes soup, salad, entree and dessert, with choices in each course.

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

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

Starbucks Treat Receipt $2 drink. Customers who get their fix with a Starbucks purchase in the morning (on any day) can mosey on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus tax, through September 3, 2012, at participating locations.

Buca di Beppo Coupons to get a free small Spaghetti Marinara, Fettu Alfredo or Baked Ziti when you order any large pasta or entree. Or get $10 off when you order two pastas or entrees. Both coupons (via Valpak) are for dine-in only.

Gold Street Caffè Get a $15 dining certificate for $7.50 with Alibi Bucks. The certificate is mailed to you and shipping is extra but a very modest $1. Quantities are limited. I love Gold Street Caffè but I’ve got very confused about their evening opening hours, as they’ve seemed to change so often. But the food is FAB!

Black Angus Steakhouse Coupons for a Filet Mignon and Grilled Prawns dinner for $16.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. All coupons are valid for up to 6 people until September 17.

Lion King Dinner Package Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro still seems to have tickets for their October 4 dinner and a show package at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135.   

Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ’n’ Shake deal Buy a burger or rancher’s melt and get a milkshake for $3 (usually $4.99) – it’s a limited time summer deal.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Freebies Get 6 free original glazed doughnuts when you buy any 6 doughnuts, or 12 free doughnuts when you buy 12 assorted donuts, using the coupons via Premium Shopping Guide, valid at the Ellison Drive and Wyoming Boulevard locations through September 30, 2012. Good timing for Labor Day parties, methinks! They’ve also got Krispy Kreme coupons for a free coffee with any purchase, or $9.99 for two dozen doughnuts.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

TGI Fridays Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get $5 off when you spend $15 or more on food, using the coupon at TGI Friday’s Facebook page, valid until September 10.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill $5 Off Coupon valid on four select summer dishes until August 26. The dishes are: Lobster-stuffed clams, sausage quadratini, pasta sampler, and Mediterranean sea bass. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Dreyers Dibs Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off Dibs deal at Facebook, valid until August 26 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 10-17, 2012

August 10, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead include half off Domino’s Pizza, a Lion King dinner package,  and savings at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Arby’s, Cici’s Pizza, Black Angus Steakhouse, Taco Bueno, Gecko’s Bar and Tapas, Starbucks, Pizza Nine, and more.

50% off any Domino’s Pizza using the promo code 50off at checkout this weekend, for online orders only, through August 12, 2012. According to the Domino’s Pizza 50% Off Press Release, the deal is at participating Domino’s locations, valid only on the pizza part of your order, at menu price, at the Domino’s Pizza website. The same offer applies to mobile ordering (via http://mobile.dominos.com) and to the iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire apps.

50% Off Tickets to Albuquerque The Magazine’s Hot Singles Party deal available now (but looks like they’re about to sell out/end the promotion today) for the party on August 17 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. The deal via Albuquerque Groupon is $15 for one ticket (worth $30) or $29 for two tickets.

Arby’s Coupon for a $3.99 Roast Beef Classic Combo, including a roast beef sandwich, a small drink, and your choice of small fries or salad. Just pop your name in at the link and print the coupon out, valid to August 14.

Einstein Bros Bagels BOGO Free Coupons The two coupons get you one free lunch sandwich when you buy a lunch sandwich, and the same BOGO free deal on an egg sandwich. Both back-to-school coupons expire August 17.

Kathy’s Carry Out 50% Off Either pay $7 for $15 worth of food, or (for a party of four or more) $15 for $30 worth of food in in a deal available today from Albuquerque Groupon. Then use the certificates by February 6, 2013.

Pasión Latin Fusion is offering half price gift cards on Mondays. Get a $20 gift card for $10, or a $40 gift card for $20. The Downtown restaurant is also having their one year anniversary celebration on August 17, promising giveaway prizes and gift cards. Best to book in advance as seats are limited. Thanks to Nancy for writing to tell us about the gift card deal, and Nancy adds “BTW, this is an excellent restaurant!”

DaVinci’s Gourmet Pizza has a $10 Tuesdays deal running in August. Any 18 inch cheese pizza is $10 on Tuesdays this month, whether for pick up, delivery or dine-in. DaVinci’s Gourmet Pizza is located at 5809 Juan Tabo NE.

Cici’s Pizza $5 Happy Hour on their pizza buffet including a drink, on Monday through Thursday from 2 – 4 pm at participating locations. They’re also offering a $5 large one-topping pizza on to-go offers on Monday through Thursday.

Firehouse Subs Coupon for a free Cherry Lime-Aid wwhen you buy a King’s Hawaiian Pork and Slaw Sandwich at participating locatinos until August 12.

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

Gecko’s Bar & Tapas Coupons save you $15 on an order of $45 or more, or $10 on an order of $30, or $5 on an order of $15. The coupons via the ABQ Premium Shopping Guide are valid at the Academy Road location only, until September 30, 2012.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Steak, Ribs and Grilled Prawns dinner for $15.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until August 20, 2012.

Starbucks Treat Receipt $2 drink. Customers who get their fix with a Starbucks purchase in the morning (on any day) can mosey on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus tax, through September 3, 2012, at participating locations.

Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro has a Lion King Dinner Package on October 4 at $155 including ticket to Disney’s The Lion King at Popejoy Hall, three course meal with half glass wine pairings, admission to the cast & crew’s private after party, and a drink ticket for the party. Price includes tip but not tax, and if you don’t want the wine pairings the price is $135. Availability is limited.  

Seasons Northern Italian Wines tasting at Seasons Rotisserie & Grill on August 18 at 2:45 pm. They’ll be tasting various wines from the region, accompanied by “small bites”, for $30 per person plus tax and tip. Register in advance.

Ragin’ Shrimp 50% Off when you pay $10 for the $20 certificate and use it by June 1, 2013, at Ragin’ Shrimp, 3624 Central Avenue SE. As usual with this kind of certificate, it excludes tax and tip.

Village Inn’s Pie Rush Wednesday gives you a free slice of pie with a dine-in Village Inn purchase from 10 am to 10 pm on Wednesdays. (The qualifying purchase doesn’t include Early Dinner Deals, or Pick Three Village Inn Special.)

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

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 Pizza 9 carry-out orders)

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Romano’s Macaroni Grill $5 Off Coupon  for Facebook users. Get a coupon for $5 off any entree until August 12, when you Like their Facebook page. Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Taco Bueno coupons on Facebook include $1 off a $5 purchase, $5 off any Grande Skillet Fajitas, and $10 for 10 beef tacos.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off any Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off deal at Facebook – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!) The mobile coupon is valid until August 12.

Del Taco Free Carnitas Taco Al Carbon with the purchase of a beverage/coffee or Del Taco Free Breakfast Burrito when you buy a Minute Maid premium orange juice, using the Facebook coupons.  You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

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 affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks.

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Arby’s 64 Cent Beef Sandwich & Free Tea Day

July 22, 2012 by  
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Get an Arby’s Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for 64 Cents on Monday July 23 with the coupon and free tea at McAlister’s Deli on Thursday July 26. If you missed our Food Freebies & Deals post on Friday, here’s a reminder of two great food deals this week.  

Arby’s celebrates its 48th birthday, and as the fast food chain was founded in 1964, the price of the sandwich is 64 cents on July 23 with the coupon. That’s retro pricing for you! The offer is on the Arby’s Facebook page and you’re supposed to click on the timeline selecting FOUNDED instead of NOW to get the coupon, or by scrolling all the way back to 1964. Yeah, right. If you’re not on Facebook or the Facebook Timeline still traumatizes you, I’ve done the work for you. Here’s the Arby’s coupon for a Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for 64 cents on July 23.

Also it’s McAlister’s Deli Free Tea Day on Thursday July 26.  Get a free 32 oz. cup of McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea at participating loctions on Thursday July 26 only, with no purchase necessary. The Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli at 2200 A Louisianna Blvd NE sent me an email about it, so I know they’re participating!

–Tania

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NM Rail Runner Shopping and Dining Discounts

June 6, 2012 by  
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Hang on to your New Mexico Rail Runner Express ticket to get perks at restaurants and shops in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The participating businesses vary, but show a New Mexico Rail Runner ticket with a valid date, and current discounts include:

  • 10% off Patrician Design on Gold Ave SW, Downtown
  • 10% off Aqui boutique, Nob Hill
  • 10% off On Site Oil Change at the Los Ranchos/Journal Center station (they come TO the station!)
  • Free margarita or dessert at Church Street Cafe, Old Town, with full meal purchase
  • Free dessert at Crepe Michel, Old Town, when you purchase a full meal
  • 15% off and a free gift at The Chile Casa, Old Town
  • 10% off Bosque Coffee Roasters Cafe Uno in the Los Lunas rail Runner Station
  • 2 meals for the price of 1 at Los Mayas Restaurante, Santa Fe
  • 25% off an entree at La Casa Sena restaurant in Santa Fe
  • $1 off admission to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, making it $5 for New Mexico residents, $11 for out-of-state visitors.
  • 10% off the at the Plaza Cafe, Santa Fe
  • 10% off Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe
  • 15% off Railyard Restaurant, Santa Fe

These are all showing at time of writing, but may vary over time. Some hotels also offer discounts. See the full list of Rail Runner shopping and dining discounts

Remember: Kids aged 9 and under always ride the New Mexico Rail Runner FREE!

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: May 11 – 18, 2012

May 11, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead, including some rather cool Mother’s Day promotions and freebies. Wishing all the moms a wonderful Mother’s Day – I’m packing to go and visit my own dear mama!

Savoy Bar & Grill or Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Mother’s Day promotion. If you go for brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13, at Savoy Bar & Grill or Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, they’ll give you a free $15 gift certificate valid against brunch at Savoy or Zinc through August 31 (excluding Father’s Day June 17).

In the Village Inn Treat Receipt promotion, when you eat at Village Inn on May 13, Mother’s Day, keep hold of your receipt to get 25% off your entire check on your next visit between May 14 – 18, 2012. I don’t have a link for this, the good news arrived by email!

Get a Denny’s Free Skillet Cookie A La Mode when you send a Denny’s Mother’s Day e-card at the link.  Both you and mom receive a Denny’s coupon for the freebie!

The Artichoke Cafe half price gift certificate promotion ends today! Buy a $100 gift certificate for $50 through Friday May 11, and then use it until August 31, 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.

El Pinto Free Ticket Tuesday Eat at El Pinto on Tuesday May 15, and you get a free Isotopes ticket with every entree ordered, valid for the following week.  The reserved level usually cost $13 on game day.

Free Olive Garden appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees and use the coupon until May 27.

Quiznos coupon for $2 Off a large sub, or $1 off a regular sub or large salad. You have to watch a very brief video before they hand over the coupon, then it’s valid to June 18, 2012.

A new Jack in the Box Value Deal gives you Chicken Nuggets, a Jr. Jack burger, value fries, and a value drink for $3.99, for a limited time, no coupon needed.

Last chance to chill out with Starbucks Half Price Frappuccinos between 3 – 5 pm daily in a Starbucks Happy Hour deal through May 13 at participating locations.

Entertainment Book Get Two for $25 with free shipping in a limited-time sale on the coupon books for all American cities nationally. The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book for 2012 claims to offer over $92,000 in local savings, with 184 restaurant coupons, plus discounts, 2-for-1 deals, and freebies with purchase, including 58 attraction discounts and 121 shopping coupons.  Regular price for the Albuquerque coupon book is $40, and the 2 for $25 sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally, including Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii, and other much less glamorous places.  OR get $10 off the Entertainment.com Savings Membership in an introductory $19.99 offer (usually $30), with instant access to mobile redeemable coupons all year round.

California Pizza Kitchen is giving out a Thank You Card Envelope when you pay a visit through July 1. Don’t open the envelope! Take it on your next visit (by July 15), and the server opens it to see what you’ve won. Apparently all envelopes win a prize, ranging from a 10%-50% discount on your meal, to free frozen pizza for a year, to a grand prize of $100,000. They’re in ABQ Uptown, 2241 Q Street NE.

Get Half Off Sonic Shakes after 8 pm. The deal on the real ice cream shakes at Sonic Drive-Ins runs through summer.  And don’t forget the ongoing offer to get other Sonic Half Price Drinks daily from 2- 4 pm, good on Slushes (except CreamSlush Treats), soft drinks like Coke, Sprite, and Dr Pepper, ice teas, and limeades, but not valid with combos and Wacky Pack meals.

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.

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. Use the “bounceback coupon” 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.

KFC Free Family-size Double Chocolate Chip Cake with the purchase of a 10 piece meal or larger, at participating restaurants. The offer is valid for a limited time on meals featuring Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, or Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and no coupon is needed. Reader Barb told us that the free cake is usually priced at $4.99, and the 10 piece family meal at $22.95 including sides and biscuits, so that’s a freebie bonus worth 22% of the original purchase – although pricing may vary by location.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Del Taco Free Asada Taco or Free Bacon Breakfast Burrito with the purchase of a beverage/coffee, using the Facebook coupons. You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

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

Free Wendy’s Large Fountain Drink when you Like the Wendy’s New Mexico Facebook page at the link and use the coupon, valid until May 17 at participating Wendy’s in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, and some other New Mexico locations.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Nachos Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off nachos offer at Facebook – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!) The mobile coupon is valid until May 13.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook Freebie for a free garlic roll when you spend $3 in May.  You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the coupon.

California Pizza Kitchen Free Dip Get a coupon for a free spinach artichoke dip at their Facebook page, when you Like it by May 14. However, you have to use an app to get the coupon, and I haven’t done that, so I don’t know the full details.

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

–Tania  FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links.

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Food Freebies & Deals: April 20 – 27, 2012

April 20, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead including some fun food events, restaurant coupons,  free Isotopes tickets, and plenty of other ways to save when you’re dining out…

StreetFood Asia 50% Off with the choice to pay either $10 for $20 worth of food and drinks, or (for parties of 4 people or more) pay $18 for $40 worth. It’s the final day today for this offer via Groupon, and then use the certificates at the Nob Hill restaurant by October 17.

La Montanita Earth Fest on Sunday April 22 at the Nob Hill Co-op (next to Scalo Northern Italian Grill), includes music, dance, arts and crafts, and general earth-friendly family fun from 10 am – 6pm.

Zinc Cellar Bar Beer Dinner on Sunday April 22 at 6 pm features Santa Fe Brewing Company beers paired with four courses, for $35. Reservations required at (505)254-9462.

El Pinto Free Ticket Tuesday Eat at El Pinto on April 24, and you get a free Isotopes ticket with every entree ordered, valid for the following week.  The reserved level usually cost $13 on game day.

Dinner & Wine for 2 for $60 at Prairie Star Restaurant on Wednesday evenings: Starter, entree, and dessert for two, plus a bottle of wine, all for $60 on Wednesdays only, at the Prairie Star Restaurant at the Santa Ana Golf Club. No coupon needed, but it’s probably wise to reserve a table.

Pizza Hut $10 Any Pizza deal on carryout is available for a limited time, for any size and any toppings. Order the pizza at their website.

Nicky V’s 50% Off Wine on Wine and Dine Wednesdays. Get half off a bottle of wine on Wednesdays when you order two entrees.

$1 Off any three NESTLÉ Fun Size or Miniatures Bags using the coupon.

Applebees  New 2 For $20 Menu inspired by Bourbon street gives you an appetizer to share and two entrees for $20, at participating locations.

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

Scalo Fundraiser for Isshin Ryu Club of New Mexico on April 29 from 4 – 6 pm, includes food tables, prize-filled balloons, Haitian, African, and belly dancing on the patio, and music by Sina Soul and Rodney Bowe in the bar, plus a silent auction of Japanese items. Tickets are $20 ($10 children under 12) at the door of Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill, in in advance from Isshin Ryu (505) 764-1721.

Wienerschnitzel coupon for $1 off a pastrami sandwich, good for one use per visit until June 30, 2012.

KFC Free Family-size Double Chocolate Chip Cake with the purchase of a 10 piece meal or larger, at participating restaurants. The offer is valid for a limited time on meals featuring Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, or Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and you don’t need a coupon. 

Olive Garden Free Kids’ Meal on April 26, 2012, for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! Use the Olive Garden coupon to get a free kids’ menu item for children aged 12 and under, with the purchase of an adult entree at lunch or dinner.

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, valid till May 6.

Starbucks Petites Deal to get two Petites for $2 until April 22, with choices including Petite Cherry Pies, Brown Sugar Tarts, and Raspberry Truffle Cake Pops.

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:

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.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Del Taco Free Crispy Shrimp Taco or Free Muffin Sandwich  with any purchase, using the Facebook coupons. You have to be a Facebook member and Like their page to get the coupon.

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook Freebie for a free Pepsi in medium size with any purchase in April.  You have to ‘like’ them on Facebook to access the coupon.

Auntie Anne’s Facebook Coupon for a free signature pretzel with the purchase of a pretzel, until April 27.

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.

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

–Tania  FYI - I’ve given you my Groupon affiliate link.

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