Top Cheap Eats This Week | BOGO Free Potbelly, White Castle, & More!

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We’re sharing the best cheap eats of the week! 

With this busy time of year, comes more activities, sports, and events which means less time for cooking family dinners! Don’t fret – you can still get your family fed on your busy schedule without breaking your budget.

Have you been wondering, “Where are the cheap eats near me?” We have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants and cheap fast-food deals. This week’s deals are perfect for all you busy or tired peeps out there who could use a quick pick-me-up or a night off from cooking! Plus, check out this of = where you can fast food meals for $5 or less!

Don’t want to leave the house? Check out these restaurants that offer free delivery right to your door and Amazon Prime members can score a FREE 1-Year Grubhub membership!

Here are a few of our favorite current & upcoming cheap eats and food deals:

Potbelly – Buy One, Get One FREE Potbelly Sandwiches

A Potbelly Sandwich Works Sandwich

Through June 23rd, in celebration of summer Potbelly is offering Buy One, Get One FREE Sandwiches when you use promo code BOGO online or in the app! Did anyone say free sandwich for lunch?!

 This deal is much easier than packing lunch…

Potbelly Sandwiches in a pile next to drink on table

Buy 2 Potbelly Original Sandwiches as low as $8.79 each
Total = $17.58
Use promo code BOGO 
Final cost $8.79 total – just $4.39 each!

Note that pricing will vary by location

White Castle – BOGO Free Milkshakes + More

white castle shake

Through June 23rd, White Castle is celebrating the start of summer with BOGO Free Small Shakes!

Just grab your coupon here if you’re ordering in person, or use promo code SUMMER if you’re ordering online. Valid on orders after 8 p.m., limit one coupon per customer, per visit.

Here’s how to save on more White Castle visits…

Join the White Castle Craver Nation at no cost to score awesome coupons and deals all the time! Keep in mind that you may have more offers available when your location is turned on in the app.

Check out some of the latest offers we spotted…

  • Buy 2 Sliders, Get 2 Sliders Free (6/27 – 6/30)
  • Buy 1 Combo Meal, Get 1 Free (7/4 – 7/7)
  • Buy 1 Small Fry, Get 1 Free (7/12 only)
  • Buy 1 Dessert on a Stick, Get 1 Free (7/30 only)

Grubhub+ – Get Grubhub+ FREE with Amazon Prime ($120 Value!) + BOGO Chipotle Burritos!

A grubhub delivery bag with a receipt stapled to it next to a bunch of drinks in takeout cups

With a Grubhub+ membership, you can score unlimited free delivery and lower service fees on orders of $12+, 5% Grubhub+ credit back on pickup orders, and exclusive perks and rewards with every purchase.

Even better, Amazon is offering all Prime Members a FREE Grubhub+ membership (a $119.88 yearly value)!

Through June 9th, you can score Buy 1, Get 1 Free Burritos when you spend $20+ (maximum discount value of $13). Note that the discount is automatically applied at checkout when your order meets the minimum requirements.

Not an Amazon Prime Member? Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here!

Here’s what your BOGO burrito deal could look like…

a woman hand holding half a chipotle burrito

Buy 2 Chipotle Burritos $12.05 each
Total = 24.10
Less buy 1, get 1 free burritos
Final cost $12.05 total – just $6.03 each!

*Note that Chipotle’s pricing and Grubhub’s service fees can vary by location. Grubhub+ members do not pay a delivery fee.

woman holding bag with takeout food

Here’s how to score the FREE Grubhub membership Prime deal!

1. Head over here and click on “Activate Grubhub+ and save”
2. Sign into or create your Grubhub account
3. Agree to the terms and conditions to connect your Prime and Grubhub accounts
4. Agree to share your Prime membership status with Grubhub
5. That’s it! Now you can start enjoying all the benefits of your free Grubhub+ membership!

Already have a Grubhub+ account? Current users are also eligible for this promo. You simply have to sign up via Amazon here and connect your Grubhub+ account. Your free Grubhub+ membership will begin at the start of your next billing cycle.

Tiff’s Treats – BOGO FREE Ice Cream Sandwiches + $10 Cookie Dozens All Summer!

Tiff's Treats Ice Cream Sandwiches

Through August 31st, head to your local Tiff’s Treats where they are offering Buy One, Get One Free Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwiches for the summer – no coupon needed!

You can find your closest Tiff’s Treats location here.

Check out this tasty BOGO deal…

Hand holding a Tiff's Treats Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwich

Buy 2 Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwiches $6 each
Total = $12
Less buy one, get one free sale
Final cost $6 total – just $3 each!

*Note that prices may vary by location and this offer is available in-store only.

A dozen Tiff's Treats Cookies

Score $10 cookie dozens with the Tiff’s Treats Summer Pass!

Through June 17th, you can snag the Tiff’s Treats Summer Pass when you make an online purchase of $25+ and use the promo code SUMMERPASS at checkout. The code will take 1¢ off your order, so you’ll know it’s been applied.

Then, on June 18th, you’ll receive your Summer Pass Access Code to score unlimited $10 dozens through August 31st. That’s a sweet deal, considering a dozen of their cookies usually sell for around $21!

Note that the access code will be sent to the e-mail address that was used to make your qualifying purchase. All orders placed using the Summer Pass discount must also use the same e-mail.

FrazilFree Slushie TODAY & Every Friday in June

two frazil slushie machines with four flavors lined up side by side on a convenience store counter

Freezing Point, the maker of Frazil slushies, is inviting you to cool down with a FREE small Frazil slushie every single Friday in June!

To redeem the offer, visit a participating convenience store and fill up a small-sized slushie and bring it to the counter where the cashier will ring it up for FREE.

This promotion will be available at over 100 convenience store chains and you can find one near you using Frazil’s location finder. Be sure to set a reminder to grab the kiddos and score your freebie!

Subway – Buy One, Get One FREE Footlongs!

Two Subway Footlong Subs next to a bag of doritos and a bag of chocolate chip cookies

Through June 22th, head over to Subway where you can snag Buy One, Get One FREE Footlong Subs when you use promo code FLBOGO at checkout!

Keep in mind that these deals are valid at participating restaurants when you order through the Subway App or online only (limit 1).

Use a Subway promo code to snag this deal…

Buy 2 Subway Footlong Classic Subs $7.89 each
Total = $15.78
Use Subway coupon code FLBOGO
Final cost $7.89 total – just $3.95 each!

*Note that prices, participation, and expiration dates may vary by location.

Panera – FREE Unlimited Panera Drinks & Coffee for THREE Months – New AND Returning Customers!

Woman holding Panera drink in hand

Through June 30th, new customers can score three FREE months of the Panera Sip Club ($45 value).

Plus, through July 3rd, returning customers can also grab three FREE months of the Panera Sip Club when you enter the promo code 3freemo at checkout. 🙌

If you’re wondering why you would want to join the Sip Club, it’s because this subscription lets you snag any size or flavor of hot or iced coffee, tea, fountain sodas, and their Charged Lemonades for FREE. That’s right, completely free! 😱 You can use your Sip Club subscription to get a new drink every two hours each day or get unlimited refills when dining inside!

panera beverages in a row on a table

Just remember: once your initial offer has expired, your credit card will be charged $14.99/month, so be sure to set a reminder to cancel your subscription if you don’t want to continue with a paid membership. You can cancel at any time, and it’s easy to do! Just log in to your MyPanera Rewards account, visit the subscription section, and follow the directions to cancel.

Note that this offer excludes catered orders and orders placed on third-party delivery sites. It’s not valid with any other coupon or offer and cannot be combined with any other promotions.

Buffalo Wild Wings – 6 Free Wings with a $10 Takeout or Delivery Order

order of Buffalo wings with celery and ranch

Through June 30th, you can score Six FREE wings with a $10 minimum takeout or delivery order when you use the promo code GOWINGS at checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers, limit 1 use.

Don’t forget that every Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings offers 50% Off Traditional Wings and every Thursday, you can get Buy 1, Get 1 Free Boneless Wings!

This offer is valid both in-store and online for dine-in, delivery, or take-out at participating US locations. No promo code is needed to snag this deal, as the discount will automatically apply when you add an order of wings to your cart.

IHOP – Kids Eat Free w/ Adult Entrée Purchase + More

a little boy eating a kids meal at ihop

For a limited time only, head over to IHOP, where you can score a FREE kids’ meal with the purchase of adult entrée every day from 4 pm to 10 pm! Note that this offer is valid for kids aged 12 and under, at participating locations for dine-in only.

If you’d prefer to place a to-go order,  you can still score 20% off your first online order with promo code IHOP20 at checkout.

Pizza Hut – NEW Pizza Hut My Hut Box Just $6.99

Pizza Hut My Hut Box

For a limited time only, you can score the new My Hut Box with prices starting as low as $6.99!

These boxes include your choice of one entree and one side, like a Personal Pan Pizza with wings or fries! That sounds like a sweet lunch option when you are craving pizza!

Note this offer is valid for carryout, dine-in, and delivery at participating locations only.

Plus, be sure to check out how your kiddos can snag a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza by participating in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT summer reading program!

Looking for more deals? Check out the $7 Deal Lover’s Menu…

man sitting at picnic table holding up pizza slices

Right now, you can treat the family to Pizza Hut on the cheap when you order from their $7 Deal Lover’s Menu! You can choose from a medium 1-topping pizza, a selection of melts, 8-piece breaded boneless wings, a double order of breadsticks, cheese sticks, and their new chocolate donut bites!

You’ll score them for $7 each when you order two or more items from the Deal Lover’s Menu – no coupon required. Just log in or enter your location, look for the new $7 Lovers option, and select two or more choices from the menu.

Plus, this deal is available for takeout or delivery! Note that participation may vary by location.

Long John Silver’s – Free Menu Item for NEW Rewards Members

A stack of Long John Silvers takeout Boxes

Long John Silver’s recently launched its Seacret Society rewards program (available only at participating locations).

New members will receive a FREE preselected menu item, so make sure to sign up for this FREE program today. The item you receive may vary but could include a FREE fish sandwich like we did!

Chili’s – Burger, Fries, AND Bottomless Chips & Salsa Only $10.99

Chili's Big Smash Burger 3 for Me Menu

The Chili’s 3 For Me menu just got an upgrade! Chili’s fans can now order the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with hand-breaded crispy chicken, mayo, and pickles on a brioche bun, or a brand new burger called the Big Smasher with twice the beef of a Big Mac, topped with diced red onions, lettuce, pickles, Thousand Island dressing, and American cheese. 🍔

Grab a bottomless non-alcoholic beverage, bottomless chips and salsa, plus the Big Smasher OR the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with fries for just $10.99! You can even add a margarita to your meal for just $3! That beats fast food prices any day!

Man holding Chili's to go bag

Join My Chili’s Rewards (free to join) to score FREE Chips & Salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage every time you order, personalized rewards and offers, and a FREE dessert on your birthday!

They also regularly send out offers for a FREE order of Chips & Salsa with an entree purchase and more special offers just for rewards members!

Sonic – 1/2 Price Cheeseburgers Every Tuesday

woman wearing sonic eclipse glasses holding bag and blackout slush

Every Tuesday after 5PM, you’ll pay 1/2 price for Sonic Cheeseburgers when you order using the Sonic iOS or Android app! Note this offer excludes double-patty cheeseburgers, limited-time-only cheeseburgers, quarter-pound double cheeseburgers, and junior cheeseburgers.

Plus you can score ½ price drinks and slushes ANY time you order ahead using the app! You’ll also get a free reward just for downloading the app (may vary). If you don’t want to order through the app, Sonic’s Happy Hour is from 2-4 pm daily.

McDonald’s – Free Fries Every Friday

Person holding mcdonalds fries

Every Friday in 2024, McDonald’s is offering up a FREE order of medium fries with your in-app purchase of just $1 or more! You’ll see this offer available to use every Friday inside the McDonald’s app.

Hand holding a mcdonald's double cheeseburger while taking a french fry from a bag held by another hand

Plus, NEW $5 McDonald’s Value Meal is Coming Soon (Includes McDouble, Chicken Nuggets, Fries & Drink!)

Are you looking for cheap lunch or dinner options this summer? If so, you’ll wanna head to McDonald’s on June 25th as they’ll be rolling out a new $5 value meal that you won’t wanna miss!

The meal will include a McChicken or McDouble, a four-piece chicken nugget, fries, and a drink all for just five bucks. This awesome value meal will only be available for a limited time and is expected to last for about a month!

You may be able to snag these McDonald’s coupons NOW in the App…

  • Big Mac Combo Meal $6 (exp 5/19)
  • BOGO FREE Breakfast Sandwich (exp 6/2)
  • 99¢ any size coffee (exp 6/2)
  • 50% off 10-Piece Chicken McNuggets (exp 6/2)
  • 20% Off Any Purchase of $5+ (exp 6/2)

Wendy’s – Free Dave’s Single with Any Purchase!

wendy's cheeseburger

Today, June 20th only, you can score a Free Dave’s Single with any purchase when you use the coupon found in the app! Simply add the offer to your order before checking out for the discount.

Here’s how to score lunch on the cheap…

Wendys daves single and fry on a tray at wendys

Buy Wendy’s Dave’s Single $5.99
Buy Wendy’s Small Fries $2.39
Total = $8.38
Use your Free Dave’s Single w/ Purchase coupon
Final cost $2.39 for both!

*Note that pricing may vary by location.

wendys fries on tray

Every Friday in 2024, Wendy’s is offering Free Any Size Fries with any purchase to celebrate FREE FRYday!

For a limited time, each week on Wednesday only, rewards members can also a FREE 6-piece Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets with ANY purchase! Just use the coupons found inside the app – valid through the app or when you show them while ordering inside the restaurant.

Does your family love Wendy’s nuggets? Consider trying their NEW Chicken Nugget Bucket with 50 original or spicy nuggets and your choice of dipping sauces. Note that prices and participation will vary depending on your location.

Wendy’s English Muffin Breakfast Combo

For a limited time, Wendy’s is also offering a new breakfast combination including a small Seasoned Potatoes and your choice of either a Bacon or a Sausage, Egg & Cheese English Muffin for just $3 when you order online or in the app!

Note that this deal is valid through the app or when you show them while ordering inside the restaurant and breakfast coupons will only show in the app during breakfast hours.

wendy's frosty next to a wendy's bag

AND Wendy’s is now offering a NEW Triple Berry Frosty!

The Triple Berry Frosty features strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and other natural flavors blended with a thick and creamy Frosty base. For a limited time, it’s available nationwide in four sizes.

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Coffee Every Day w/ Purchase!

woman holding cup of coffee and half of bagel with cream cheese on it

Einstein Bros. Bagels has a new and exciting offer for 2024. Schmear Society Rewards Members can participate in the new Unlimited Free Coffee Program.

That means any time you place an order online or through the app, you can score a FREE hot or iced coffee (excluding cold brew) of any size with any purchase! That’s about $3 savings per visit!

To redeem your reward, order online or through the app. Sign into your Rewards accounts and view your “My Rewards.” Select the reward when ordering.

Not part of the Schmear Society Rewards program? Sign up for a free account today and you’ll get free Unlimited Free Coffee for the rest of the month. Any purchase will unlock the reward for the next calendar month.

What cheap eats are always available? Score these food deals today or any day…

sams club pizza slice menu item

Sam’s Club Pizza & Drink

If you’re looking for the best cheap fast food deals, look no further than the Sam’s Club food court. You can get a ton of tasty food items at Sam’s Club for under $5, including their popular pizza and drink combo. It costs just $2.50 and you’ll receive a 16″ slice of pizza and a soft drink!

costco hot dog soda and ice cream from food court

Costco Hot Dog & Drink

Another prime place to find cheap eats and food deals is the Costco food court which has many affordable and delicious food options for under $5. One of our favorites is the hot dog and drink combo. It costs just $1.50 and the price hasn’t changed since 1984!

Costco Chicken Bake cut in half sitting on table

Costco Chicken Bake

Another of our favorite fast food deals is also from the Costco food court. Costco’s famous Chicken Bake costs $3.99 as it’s made with fresh ingredients like chicken breast, cheese, bacon, and Caesar dressing wrapped up in leftover pizza dough. That’s one of the good food deals you can get right now today!

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About the writer:

Liz has over a decade of experience writing about coupons and frugal living. She’s always searching for the best deals and loves helping people save!

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  1. Natasha-ai

    For additional savings on the Panera deal, do the You Pick 2 deal. It worked for my mom. The $5 discount applied.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing how you’ve saved at Panera, Natasha-ai! 🥰

  2. Rae

    Do you know if you can you use the Panera free half entree code more than once per account?

    • Natasha-ai

      I did. Hope it works for you too.

      • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for the helpful reply, Natasha-ai! 🤗

  3. Lakshmi

    Panera is offering 3 free months sibclub on my account as an old subscriber with code 3freemo
    Not sure if it’s available for everyone
    Just wanted to share.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks so much! 🎉 We’ll check it out!

  4. embee

    Nothing Bundt Cakes offer is expired 🙁

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn. Thanks for the heads up. We’ve updated the post. Hoping a new BOGO offer pops up soon from them! 🤞

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