Food Freebies & Deals: April 6-13, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freefly’s coupons and free samples include:

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

Auntie Anne’s free Almond Pretzel when you buy a Pretzel Dog and 21 oz. fountain soda or lemonade. Get the coupon by filling in the form at the link and they email it to you in a one-time mailing. If you want to sign up for monthly Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks coupons, check the box in the form.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Easter!

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

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

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


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Food Freebies & Deals March 30 – April 6, 2012

March 30, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the week ahead, including Pizza Hut, Subway, Scarpas, Cosmo Tapas, Sadie’s, Black Angus, Dairy Queen, ABQ Blues & Brews, and more… It’s a beautiful day in the ‘hood, and I hope you have a wonderful spring weekend!

Subway BOGO Free Sub Starting April 1, buy a 6 inch sandwich any morning by 9 am through the month of April 2012, and get another Subway sandwich free!

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

Cosmo Tapas $25 dining certificate for $2 when you enter the 80% off promo code BLOOM at checkout till March 31, 2012.  Or a $10 certificate is discounted to $1 with the same code.  I ate at Cosmo Tapas last night and it was a fab meal, although the restaurant was empty. (They said it was very busy the night before – guess someone heard I was coming, and they all fled.)
This is part of the 80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates deal currently running for ALL restaurants when you enter the promo code BLOOM 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 Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code BLOOM.

Slate Street Cafe Syrah Wine Tasting on Tuesday April 3 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for 3 “generous tastes” 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.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Now it’s so h-o-t, here’s a final reminder to 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.

Women & Creativity Grande Finale on Saturday March 31 at 7 pm at Farm & Table (8917 4th Street NW). You pay usual menu prices but the event to close out the 2012 Women & Creativity program includes a drum circle, live music and art, and chocolate tasting.

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

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

Get 20% off Albuquerque Blues and Brews tickets if you buy online though April 1, using the promo code: PAL (all in capital letters). The offer is only good on general admission tickets. Regular price is $25, discounted to $20 with the promo code.  Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Resort & Casino from 3 – 6 pm on May 27.

Einstein Bros. coupon for 50% off a caffe latte or a vanilla hazelnut latte, until April 1.

Get 50% Off the Entertainment Book with free shipping until March 31. The sale brings the price down to $20 (from $40) for the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book 2012 book, with discount coupons, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc for restaurants, attractions, entertainment and shopping, plus 238 restaurant coupons (gulp!). The 50% discount sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally – they vary by price.

Brasserie La Provence will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday April 3 to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer research in a Dine for the Cure fundraiser.

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.

Red Brick Pizza $7 = $15 worth of food and drinks, or $19 = $40 worth. Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by June 30, 2012. The restaurant is located at 2641 Coors NW.  

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

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

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons to 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 April 8.

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

Freefly’s coupons and free samples include:

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Filet Mignon dinner with two sides 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 April 2. 

Nexus Brewery happy hour with $3 pints is on Monday and Tuesday from 2 – 10 pm. (4730 Pan American Freeway East, NE.) Lots of drinking time in that happy hour!

AARP Members Free Donut at Dunkin’ Donuts when you buy a large or extra large hot coffee and show your membership card.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Coupons include a 99 cent kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal on April 2 and 3.

Thanks to Evelyn at New York City on the Cheap for sending the Lindt free card fundraiser tip, and our friends at Living on the Cheap for the Subway free sub tip!

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, Entertainment Book and Restaurant.com 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!

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Food Freebies & Deals: March 23 – 30, 2012

March 23, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals at Starbucks, Arby’s, Weck’s, Ezra’s Place, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, Macaroni Grill, Dairy Queen, Coolwater Fusion, a sale on shrimp, and more, plus meet a pro bull rider!

Whole Foods Market Shrimp Sale today, Friday March 23, at $5.99 per pound compared to the usual $10.99 to $12.99 per pound. This is for 31/35 farm-raised, shell-on, white shrimp.

Get a free Starbucks tall handcrafted beverage (12 oz.) when you buy a pound of their Starbucks Tribute Blend or Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend coffee. Offer is good till March 25, so if you need coffee, now’s the time to buy and get a freebie!

Chow down on a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesday March 28, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and the offer is for a three free Chick-n-Minis.

Quiznos Coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase, valid until March 28, 2012. That coupon is for everyone, while only Facebook  users can get a Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Get 50% Off the Entertainment Book with free shipping. The sale brings the price down to $20 (from $40) for the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book 2012 book, with discount coupons, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc for restaurants, attractions, entertainment and shopping, plus 240 restaurant coupons (gulp!). The 50% discount sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally – they vary by price.

Get 20% off Albuquerque Blues and Brews tickets if you buy online though April 1, using the promo code: PAL (all in capital letters). The offer is only good on general admission tickets. Regular price is $25, discounted to $20 with the promo code.  Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Resort & Casino from 3 – 6 pm on May 27. 

Meet Professional Bull Rider Rocky McDonald at the Texas Roadhouse in Albuquerque on Saturday, March 24 from 4 – 6 pm. According to an email from Texas Roadhouse, Rocky McDonald will sign autographs and meet fans, with the change to enter to win prizes. The Albuquerque Texas Roadhouse is located at 5900 Pan American NE.

50+% off CoolWater Fusion Restaurant in these time-limited deals. Choose either a $35 dinner for two with one appetizer, two entrees and two wine or beer drinks, or a dinner for four at $69 with two appetizers, four entrees, and four drinks. Finally you can just pay $10 for $20 worth of lunch. All these deals are available today via Living Social, and the certificates must be used by July 25.

Free Einstein Bros. Coffee with any purchase, using the coupon valid for one free regular cup of coffee in four flavor choices, through March 26. Or use this Einstein Bros. coupon for 50% off a caffe latte or a vanilla hazelnut latte, until April 1.

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

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

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

Arby’s Coupons include a free roast beef sandwich or beef and cheddar sandwich when you buy any combo; Get a $1 Double Cheese Melt;  Get a free chicken sandwich when you buy another chicken sandwich, and more Arby’s deals, via Premium Shopping Guide, and all valid through March 31, 2012.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons to 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 April 1.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Filet Mignon dinner with two sides 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 April 2.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples this week, I spy:

Ezra’s Place BOGO Free Entree at lunch, using the coupon via Valpak. The offer gives you a free entree when you buy one entree from 11 am to 3 pm, for dine-in or carry out, excluding lunch specials. 

Street Food Asia Coupons to get a free $10 gift card with a $20 purchase, and BOGO deals for a free small plate or a free entree when you buy the same plus two drinks, using the Premium Shopping Guide coupons until March 31.

Brasserie La Provence will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday April 3 to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer research in a Dine for the Cure fundraiser. So you might want to save the date and make reservations!

It’s the last few days of Albuquerque Restaurant Week - finishing on March 25. I gave you the skinny-at-a-glance on some of the highlight deals in a previous ABQ Restaurant Week post (to save you trawling through every page at the official site).  The promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course. Dinners are usually three courses, and some restaurants have special price lunch menus too. Heading north? The promotion switches to Taos Restaurant Week March 25 to April 1.

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.

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.

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

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my LivingSocial, MySavings, and Entertainment Book 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

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals: May 21-28, 2010

May 21, 2010 by  
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Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chick-fil-A, free ice cream sundae, free wings, save 30% at Weck’s, Taco Bell freebie, BOGO frappucino, wine tasting, and more in our weekly restaurant round-up!

Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chick-fil-A  – but you have to reserve in advance – and do it fast! This is the first sandwich introduced in over 20 years, to be added to the menu on June 7. But you can reserve your Chick-fil-A Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich for an advance tasting daily between May 31 and June 5 (2 to 5 pm). Choose a location and date, and they’ll have your sandwich waiting! Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners is currently showing 566 reservations available; the Paseo del Norte location has 1758 reservations remaining. Registrations end May 28 (if they haven’t run out already.)

Save 30% at Weck’s through May 31 – Make a $7 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico, and get a $10 coupon for Weck’s food at any Weck’s location! (This is a benefit by Weck’s and the Rio Vista Soccer Club.) Call the Make-A-Wish office at 888-WISH (9474) to donate/purchase your coupon before May 31. (We’re waiting for them to return our call to confirm if the coupon expires May 31 too – we’ll update when we hear back, but meanwhile, best assume you need to use the coupon by the end of May too!)

Get a FREE ice cream sundae at Walmart on Saturday May 22, from 11 am to 4 pm. The freebie ice cream sundaes feature Breyers new flavors, Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream, new All Natural Frozen Yogurt topped with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, Reddi-wip, and Fresh Strawberries. (While supplies last.)

BOGO Ice Cream Shake at Sonic Buy a Real Ice Cream Shake at Sonic, and get another one free on the spot, OR choose to take a coupon for a free shake next time you visit. Offer ends June 27, although if you take home a coupon, it’s good till July 15. Offer includes Cream Pie shakes and malts where available.

Use this coupon for six free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings, when you try one of their new dry seasonings (salt & vinegar, chipotle BBQ, buffalo, and desert heat). And there’s no purchase necessary! Valid for dine-in only through May 31, but you can’t use this coupon on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Free Limeade Sparkler coupon at Taco Bell. It’s valid through July 11, but they’ve a limited quantity to give away. Once the first 500,000 coupons are redeemed, the limeade stops flowing, even if you’ve already printed your coupon. So print and redeem soon, and if the free limeade sparkler page is not showing the offer, that means they’ve all gone already. One coupon per person.

Buy one Starbucks Frappucino and get one free at Barnes & Noble ONLY – the B&N coupon expires May 24.

Get $3.45 off orders with JustDineIn.com when you use the coupon code SUMMER at the online checkout. Just Dine In delivers meals to your door (or hotel room if you’re visiting) from dozens of Albuquerque restaurants. They posted the code at their Facebook page, but it’s just what we’re telling you here!

Slate Street Cafe Wine Tasting Beat the Heat Rose Wines on Thursday May 27, from 5 to 7:30 pm. It’s $18 for three “generous tastes” of the featured rose wines from all over the world plus appetizer.

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

Thanks for tips from Tucson on the Cheap, Florida on the Cheap, and reader Beth!

–Tania

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