Food Freebies & Deals: November 12-19, 2010

November 12, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals this week include free tacos, free coffee, and specials from El Pinto, Say it With Cake, KFC, Denny’s, and more. There’s even a single day shrimp sale special, which is better written than said out loud.  

Whole Foods Half Price Shrimp Today only, Friday November 12. Medium size cooked shrimp is $5.99 a pound in today’s shrimp sale (why does ‘today’s shrimp sale’ make me laugh?). Shrimp is usually $11.99 a pound so that’s $6 off and you can buy it thawed or frozen. Time to stock up the freezer?  Everyone else will probably be doing that so there’s a limit of 10 pounds per customer. Sale is at both the Albuquerque Whole Foods Market (Indian Plaza at 2103 Carlisle Blvd. NE & Academy store at 5815 Wyoming Blvd NE).

Two Free Tacos from Jack in the Box on Tuesday November 16 after 2 pm. No purchase needed and one freebie per person while supplies last at participating locations. Remember – the tacos giveaway is from 2 pm onwards!

Burger King Free Coffee Fridays During breakfast hours every Friday to the end of November. NO purchase necessary to get a free 12 oz cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee at Burger King!

KFC Free Side and Drink with the coupon when you buy a Doublicious sandwich till November 14. Limit one per person.

Say It With Cake $15 Off Get a $30 voucher for $15 to spend on custom cake, pie, or cupcakes (only exclusion is wedding cakes. The voucher via Albuquerque Living Social is available for purchase till Sunday November 14, and it’s valid till May 15, 2011. (If the link requests your email address in order to see the deal and you don’t want to give it, bypass it by scrolling down to Terms and Conditions at the bottom, click that, then click Today’s Deal on the next page!)

El Pinto BOGO Free for Veterans Active military and veterans with ID get a free entree at El Pinto with the purchase of another till Thursday November 18.

Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday Veterans and active duty military members dine free on November 15  from 5 – 9 pm. There are 3 Golden Corral restaurants in the Albuquerque area; all are participating.

Pizza Hut Deal 2 medium pizzas with up to 3 toppings, for $6 each. This is a limited time offer till November 20, and according to Pizza Hut on Twitter it’s good on dine in, carry out, or delivery. You have to buy TWO pizzas to get the $6 price – a nice idea for date night?

50% off Lumpy’s Burgers Pay $12 for $24 worth of restaurant certificates (2 x $12 certificates) valid at the 5240 Central SW location 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).

Denny’s Free $5 Gift Card with a $25 gift card purchase. If you buy the Denny’s gift card card online there’s a $1.95 shipping and handling charge, so do yourself a favor and buy it a Denny’s restaurant to save the bucks!

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Free $10 Reward Card with the purchase of $50 worth of Pappas Gift Cards between November 15 and 24.  (The free reward card is then valid from December 27 – February 28).

Ben & Jerry’s Coupons for Take-out Pints Last chance for discounts at the Ben & Jerry’s store only with the coupon to November 15. One pint for $4, two for $7, three for $9 and four for $11. Print the flyer and take it in to the Ben & Jerry’s store, at 11225 Montgomery NE.

Free Taco Bell Orange ‘n Creme Swirl Frutista Freeze good for one freebie per person from participating locations. It’s valid until November 25, 2010, or until the 500,000 free drinks are redeemed, whichever comes first.  Note that this means the coupons are redeemed, not just printed out. So after printing you have to claim your free Frutista Freeze fast. Once they’ve run out, a note to that effect will be at the Taco Bell coupon page.

One Up Elevated Lounge Tasty Tuesdays  $1 for four wings and free pool with the purchase of a regular menu item (both from 8pm) plus drinks specials on Tuesdays.

Savoy Bar & Grill Italian Wine Tasting on November 20 at 3 pm. The Italian wines are paired with “small bites” and the wine tasting costs $30 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations required.

Vivace Annual Opera Dinner on Sunday, December 12, at 6:30 pm. Five courses paired with five wines and accompanied by Albuquerque opera singers for $90 all inclusive. Five courses with wine and entertainment? That’s not such a bad price for opera buffs! This was via email, there’s no info on the Vivace website as yet, so make reservations at (505) 268-5965.

Jinja Bar & Bistro Drink Specials Half price bottles of wine on Saturday night at the Westside location, and daily happy hour with $3 off margaritas,$3 tap beer, and $5 martinis and specialty drinks. All at the Westside Jinja Bar & Bistro location: 5400 Sevilla Avenue.

Kids at free at Quiznos all day every day, 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!

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

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Thanks to Teresa at Miami on the Cheap for the Pizza Hut tip!

–Tania FYI: I’ve given you my Living Social 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.


Friday Food Freebies & Deals: May 14-21, 2010

May 14, 2010 by  
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Free cookies, military eat free, $2 Flying Star shakes, BOGO free desserts, BOGO free breakfast burrito, pizza savings, $3 off a dozen cupcakes, kids eat free, fizzy and summery wine tasting, and more deals for the week ahead.

  • Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on Saturday May 15, at the Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip at the ABQ Uptown location. According to New Mexico Business Weekly, they’re giving away 2,000 mini cookies – plus opportunities to win prizes and see the Nesquik Bunny. This is only at the ABQ Uptown location.
  • Military Eat Free on May 15 at Chick-fil-A in honor of Armed Forces Day, at both ABQ locations: Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners and Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte. We’re told that anyone in uniform or carrying a military ID will eat free. (Update: Active Duty only if that’s not clear.) Thank you Chick-fil-A, and biggest thanks to our military men and women.
  • When you buy a burger you get a milkshake for $2 (usually $4.99) in Flying Star Cafe’s Burger ‘n’ Shake special offer – it’s a limited time deal but they don’t say how limited, so slurp your shake soon!
  • Kids Eat Free at Bernalillo Flying Star on Thursdays from 5pm to closing.  Buy one entree and pick one free item from the kids’ menu. Valid only on dine-in, only at the Bernalillo location, and it’s for children aged 12 and under.
  • Buy one dessert and get one free on Date Night Duet Friday nights at Bernalillo Flying Star. Fridays only – take a date from 5 pm. They’ve also got a couple of wines for $3.99 a glass, and live music.
  • Buy one breakfast burrito and get one free from Picoso Grill on Menaul, or buy a regular breakfast and get another one for free (via ClickACoupon)
  • Free drink coupon for a medium drink at Wienerschnitzel with the purchase of a Big 100% Angus Beef Dog – valid through May 29, 2010. Find Albuquerque Wienerschnitzel restaurants.
  • Specials at JJ’s Pizza on Menaul When you buy one pizza they give you $5 off your second Extra Large pizza, $4 off your second large pizza, or $3 off your second medium… Or if you’re having a party, get 5 or more extra large party pizzas for $6.50 each, but you must give 24 hours notice for that one.
  • $3 off a dozen cupcakes or $5 off a half sheet or larger cake from Say It With Cake on the Westside (via ClickACoupon). Say it for less dough too!
  • Wine Tasting at Season’s Rotisserie & Grill – Summertime Sippers on Saturday May 15 at 3 pm. Try six summery white, pink, and sparkling wines, paired with tapas, for $30 per person plus tax and tip. Places are limited – you need to make a reservation.
  • Last couple of days for Half Price Frappuccino at Starbucks Happy Hour – between 3 and 5 pm at participating locations. Offer ends May 16, 2010.

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals. Call ahead if you want to be sure.



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