Cheap Eats of the Week: Top 11 Restaurant Deals

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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!

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

Subway – Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Footlongs!

Two footlong sub sandwiches on table with drink at restaurant

Through April 30th, jump over to Subway where you can score Buy One, Get One 50% Off footlong subs when you use promo code BOGO50 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).

Check out what your savings could look like:

 

Buy 2 Subway Footlong Classic Subs $7.89 each
Total = $15.78
Use Subway coupon code BOGO50
Final cost $11.84 total – just $5.92 each!

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


Arby’s – FREE Sandwich w/ Purchase

Arby's Sandwich and fries

Through April 30th, Arby’s is offering Rewards Members a FREE Sandwich, Wrap, or Gyro with a purchase EACH WEEK all April long!

All you have to do is sign up for rewards (free to join) and place your order via the Arby’s app or online. Note that you will only get 1 free sandwich per week.

Note that this offer is only available at participating locations, is only for orders via the Arby’s app, and the offer cannot be combined with other coupons or promos. 


Nothing But the BundtBuy 1, Get 1 FREE Bundtlets

Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlet

Through April 13th, head over to Nothing Bundt Cakes where they are offering Buy One, Get One Free Bundtlets when you use promo code APRBOGO24 at checkout – valid online and at the bakery. *Offer may vary by location.

To redeem this offer in-store, check your email for the offer that features the barcode to scan.

Here’s what your deal could look like:

 

Buy 2 Bundtlets $5.75 each
Total = $11.50
Use promo code APRBOGO24
Final cost $5.75 total!

Note that pricing may vary by location

You can choose from a variety of delicious flavors like Strawberries & Cream, Red Velvet, Lemon, Classic Vanilla, and more. Plus, they also have a Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip flavor!


Dairy Queen – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Dairy Queen Blizzards

Man holding a Dairy Queen blizzard and a spoon

Through April 14th, you can score Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Dairy Queen Blizzards – in any size! 🙌 This offer is only available in the DQ Mobile App.

Even sweeter, Dairy Queen is opening the Freezer – the vault where they have kept around 170 Blizzard flavors locked away and will re-release them a few at a time.

You can head here soon to see if your flavor will be making a comeback.


Domino’s – Two Pizza Meal Combo Deal $19.99

Domino's Perfect Combo: pizzas, soda, and more!

For a limited time, head over to Dominos and grab The Perfect Combo for only $19.99 – this is an AMAZING deal as this feast normally costs over $40!

This meal includes 2 medium one-topping pizzas, 16 Parmesan Bread Bites, 8 Cinnamon Bread Twists, and a 2-liter of Coke for just $19.99 when you click the deal on the homepage! Some crust types, toppings, sauces, and premium items may come with an additional charge.

woman's hand grabbing slice of pepperoni pizza

And don’t miss out on these other Domino’s offers…


McDonald’s – Free Fries Every Friday

Stetson holding McDonald's Fries and drink in Mcdonald's parking lot

Every Friday through 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.

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

  • $0 Delivery Fee w/ $15 McDelivery (exp 4/21)
  • 20% Off Any Purchase of $2+ (exp 4/21)
  • $2 Breakfast Sandwich (exp 4/28)
  • BOGO FREE Quarter Pounder, Big Mac, or 10 piece McNuggets (exp 4/28)
  • 99¢ any size coffee (4/28)
  • $5 20-Piece Chicken McNuggets (exp 4/28)

KFC – FREE 10-Piece Saucy Nuggets w/ $10 Order

kfc chicken nuggets displayed with fries and pepsi

Hop over to KFC where Rewards Members (free to join) can score 10 saucy nuggets for FREE with a $10 purchase when ordering online or through the app (regularly $5.99)!

KFC is getting saucy with these new nuggets. Choose from these yummy flavors:  Honey Sriracha, Korean BBQ, Sticky Chicky Sweet ‘n Sour Sauce, Nashville Hot, and Georgia Cold.

Check out these other finger-lickin’ good deals…

two hands taking chicken KFC Chicken Bucket

  • Get 40% off a 12-Piece Bucket of Chicken when you redeem the offer online or in the app
    Includes 3 drumsticks, 3 thighs, 3 breasts, and 3 wings—all prepared with the KFC recipe of your choice.
  • Get the Taste of KFC for $20
    This combo includes 6 pieces of crispy fried chicken with individual sides of Mac and cheese, Cole Slaw, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Sweet Corn, and 4 buttermilk biscuits.
  • Get 50 Nuggets for $25 when you order online or in the app
    These Original Recipe nuggets are just right for a crowd and come with your choice of 10 dipping sauces.

Buffalo Wild Wings – BOGO Wings Tuesdays & Thursdays

order of Buffalo wings with celery and ranch

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.


Panera Bread – FREE Unlimited Panera Drinks & Coffee for TWO Months

two people having Panera Bread drinks

For a limited time, new customers can score two FREE months of the Panera Sip Club – a $30 value!

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!

You won’t have to worry about staying hydrated ever when you sign up for Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club Subscription!


Olive Garden – Buy One Entrée, Get One for $6

Man with to go trays at Olive Garden

For a limited time, Olive Garden is offering Take-Home Entrées for only $6 each when you purchase any entrée!

Keep in mind that there is a limit of 5 Take Homes per entrée when dining restaurant, and a limit of 1 per entrée with To Go online orders. Remember, Take Home entrées do not include soup, salad, or breadsticks.

You can pick from three yummy options, including Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. These entrées are prepared, packaged, and chilled, making them ready to take home – perfect for dinner that night or lunch the next day!

olive garden dessert

AND join Olive Garden’s eClub and you’ll score an offer for a FREE appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two entrées just for signing up (allow 12 hours for your Olive Garden coupon to arrive) – valid for dine-in only.

Better yet, celebrate your birthday with an Olive Garden coupon for a FREE dessert (up to a $10 value) that’s valid for one week after your birthday!


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:

Kelli is a content writer with a degree in English Education from Penn State University. As a mom and a former middle school English teacher, she has spent the last 25 years looking for good deals for her home and the classroom.


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Comments 6

  1. hip2trade@gmail.com

    The Boar’s head ultimate sub is on sale this week for $6.99 (whole sub)

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Nice deal!🙌 Thanks for sharing!

    • hip2trade@gmail.com

      At Publix! 🙂 hopefully it doesn’t post twice…

  2. Kris

    My son gets in the car after school everyday asking “what deals do we have today?” For our after school treat. Thanks for keeping me cool for a little longer.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      SO sweet, Kris! 🥰 You’re welcome! Happy to hear these posts are helpful for you and your son when deciding what to grab for your after school treat!

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