Tax Day Freebies and Deals: April 17 2012

April 17, 2012 by  
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Tax Day is today, Tuesday April 17 2012. As a reward now you’ve survived your IRS forms, get yourself some tax relief with freebies and deals available on Tax Day. If you know of any others offers or bargains, leave a note in the comment box below!

Panda Express free Shanghai Angus Steak on Tax Day, Tuesday April 17 at participating locations. This is for a single serving of the new Panda Express entree, and no purchase is needed! But you do need the Panda Express coupon.

15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 17.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages, happy hour food, or P.F. Chang’s for Two, but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of an adult entree on April 17 – 18, using them printable Chili’s tax day coupon or showing it on a smart phone at participating restaurants.

Boston Market Restaurants Coupon for a free individual meal when you buy one individual meal and a fountain drink, using the coupon on April 17.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes BOGO $1 Get a lunch or dinner for $1 when you buy another lunch or dinner adult meal and two beverages, using the printable coupon, or show it on your phone.

Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 17.

Seattle’s Best Coffee is offering a free small brewed coffee on Tax Day, with no coupon needed.  Just a free cup of Joe!

Ace Hardware Discount Coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase in stores, or if you’re buying at their website, use the promo code: TAXDAY

Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 17 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating locations.

Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 16 –  20. Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations.  You must call ahead to schedule,  and print the free massage coupon to take with you.

Banana Republic 30% Off full price items excluding new arrivals, in store (Coronado Center) and online using promo code: BRTAX30

Tax Help New Mexico from CNM/United Way is open until midnight on April 17 for last minute assistance. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online at CNM Main Campus. It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those over aged 65. It might be busy, so take snacks and a magazine!

FACEBOOK DEAL: Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon for for one free value-size curly fries.

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

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


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


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



March 10, 2009 by  
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You know Seattle’s Best — they’re the coffeeshops located inside Borders bookstores.

To celebrate their 39th anniversary, they’re offering a buy-one-get-on-free coupon for a medium or large mocha or latte! Print out the BOGO coupon and take it with you to Borders next time you go. The coupon is good through 4/28/09, so you have plenty of time to redeem it.

There are three Borders stores in Albuquerque, two in Santa Fe, and several others throughout New Mexico. Locate the one nearest you.

–Elizabeth Hanes