Here’s How to Get $108 Worth of Restaurant Food for Free!

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Score these easy and totally legit ways for how to get free food!

brisket sandwich and side of mac and cheese sitting in blue and white checked basket

We love freebies at Hip2Save, especially when it involves food! 🍔

Getting free food is easier than you think! All of these restaurants give you offers for FREE food when you subscribe to their emails or download their free apps!

Note that dollar amounts listed can vary based on location. Prices per item, restaurant offers, and total savings might vary slightly.


1. Save $1.29 at Krispy Kreme and get a free doughnut.

peeking through the hole of a Krispy Kreme doughnut

Get a free doughnut just by signing up with Krispy Kreme Rewards. Once you’re all signed up (it’s free by the way!), you’ll receive an email with your free treat to redeem at any Krispy Kreme location!


2. Score a free $4.99 burger at Back Yard Burger.

When you sign up with the Clubhouse at Back Yard Burger, you’ll receive a free classic burger with any purchase! To get the most bang for your buck, order a small drink to qualify for the free burger!


3. Grab a free cookie at Boston Market valued at $1.29.

When you sign up for Rotisserie Rewards on the Boston Market app, you’ll immediately be rewarded with a free cookie – no purchase necessary! 🍪


4. Get a free specialty milkshake valued at $3.69 at Steak n’ Shake.

close up of milkshake on counter with plate of cheeseburger and fries

When you sign up for the Steak ‘n Shake eClub, you can receive a free specialty milkshake. While they used to offer a free burger and fries when joining, it did require a purchase whereas this year’s new freebie won’t cost you a thing! Plus, you’ll get another free one on your birthday. 👏🏻

Hip Tip: Speaking of your birthday…are you wondering how to get free food and other freebies? Here are 175 birthday freebies you can score on your special day every year! 🎉


5. Score a free medium sundae at Friendly’s valued at $7.19.

Speaking of ice cream, if you’re someone who loves ice cream sundaes you’ll want to sign up for Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club where you’ll get a free medium sundae! Plus, you’ll score one free during your birthday month and another after you’ve purchased 5 or more sundaes on your new account.


6. Score a $4.29 treat for free at Panera.

Save some bread and score a free treat just for signing up for MyPanera Rewards. Note that you will have to make a purchase to redeem this freebie, but there’s no minimum. Plus you’ll start earning rewards with every future order!

And don’t forget to get your free coffee, tea, soda, or lemonade with the unlimited Panera coffee program!


7. Sign up at Texas Roadhouse for a free $9.99 appetizer.

When you sign up for Texas Roadhouse emails, you get a free appetizer. As an even bigger bonus, Texas Roadhouse is also well known for its FREE and unlimited warm rolls (to die for) and peanuts! 😋

Just keep in mind it will take up to 48 hours to receive your freebie so plan ahead if you’re planning to go soon.


8. Get a medium Dunkin’ Donuts Refresher and save $4.98.

two people holding dunkin donuts refreshers drink

Enjoy a free medium Dunkin’ Donuts Refresher drink when you sign up with the DD Rewards app. That’s an almost $5 value and it even includes their newest Mango Pineapple flavor! Yum! 


9. Get free birthday food + $3.49 in queso at Moe’s Southwest Grill.

You’ll get a free cup of queso just for signing up with the Moe’s Southwest Grill app. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take advantage of their rewards program every time you visit and receive a totally free burrito on your birthday – all they ask is that you don’t wear your birthday suit when redeeming! 😉


10. Score an entire appetizer free (up to $11.99 value!) at Longhorn Steakhouse. 

After signing up for Longhorn Steakhouse’s eClub, you’ll receive an appetizer for free! After browsing their menu, that means you’ll get a freebie valued at up to $11.99! 🤩


11. Score a free Auntie Anne’s pretzel valued at $4.49.

hand holding a bag with soft salted pretzel inside

When you download the Auntie Anne’s app and register your email for Pretzel Perks, you’ll receive a free pretzel with any order of just one dollar!


12. Score free hashbrowns for $1.95 of free breakfast food at Waffle House.

When you sign up for the Waffle House Regulars Club, you’ll get a coupon for a free hash brown. As a member, you’ll also start receiving other free coupons, Waffle House news, and other exclusive specials.


13. Grab a fork for your free $8.99 pancake stack at IHOP.

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When you enter your email with MYHOP, you’ll receive a stack of FIVE pancakes free after your first purchase. Consider buying an inexpensive drink to wash it all down. Plus, you’ll get a free stack again on your birthday (and every anniversary on the day you joined their pancake revolution)! No other purchase is necessary. 🤩


14. Get a free small plate worth $8.29 at California Pizza Kitchen.

When you sign up for CPK Rewards, you’ll receive a free small plate and an instant $5 reward! Make sure to sign up the day before you plan to visit since it can take up to 24 hours to receive your coupon. Plus, when you’re a member you’ll start earning points and rewards like a free birthday dessert!


15. Score $6.50 in BonBites rolls at Cinnabon.

When you sign up for an account with Cinnabon, you’ll receive a free 4-count BonBites roll within 24 hours! Just keep an eye on your email and don’t forget to check the spam folder for how to get free food on your next visit.


16. Get your Pizookie on and save $7.95 at BJ’s Brewhouse.

hand holding a fork full of deep dish cookie with whipped cream and cherry on top

Get a free Pizookie when you sign up for emails and rewards with their Premier Rewards Plus program. What’s a Pizookie, you ask? It’s a warm, molten, deep-dish cookie topped with a hefty scoop of ice cream! How’s that for a sweet deal? You’ll even get one FREE on your birthday too! 👏🏻


17. At Chili’s you can get a free non-alcoholic drink or a salsa and chips (valued at $5.59!) every time you visit.

Just by signing up with My Chili’s Rewards, you’ll receive free chips and salsa OR a free non-alcoholic drink every time you visit when head into Chili’s at least once every 60 days! Those are rewards that keep on giving. Plus, loyal visitors score other freebies like free kids’ meals, appetizers, desserts, and even sweet treats on your birthday.


18. Score a free small $1.49 drink or snack from 7-Eleven.

boy holding two cups of slurpees with retro design on outside

Join 7Rewards at 7-Eleven and you can score a free drink or snack – including a range of choices from a small coffee, Pillsbury cookie, Buffalo chicken roller, and more.


19. Get a free Famous Dave’s burger or sandwich and save $9.59.

man sitting at table smiling holding a sandwich in basket

When you sign up for Famous Dave’s app, you’ll receive a free burger or sandwich with any purchase! Plus, you’ll get exclusive birthday freebies, rack up “bones” so you can score deals on future orders, plus many other perks!

We actually sent Stetson to test this one out and he ended up getting his entire meal for free with no purchase – how to get free food has never been easier! Even sweeter, every burger or sandwich comes with one free side, so his mac and cheese didn’t cost him anything either! Total balance – ZERO DOLLARS! Sweet!


These 27 birthday freebies are straight-up FREE!


About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 7

  1. Patricia Goff

    My favorite is a free meal at Captain D’s. Just order a drink. I order a kids’s drink. Cheap meal.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! Great score! 🙌❤️

    • Matt

      What deal is this?

  2. sheriberry

    I don’t earn rewards at Panera when I pick up using the Unlimited Sips Subscription but I didn’t really expect too. Does this really happen and I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong. 🙁

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there sheriberry — you actually do have to make a purchase to earn rewards and we’ve updated the post. Thank you so much for catching that!

  3. Mary

    Thanks for listing these! On the IHOP deal, you suggest buying a drink with your free stack as your first purchase That wouldn’t work. You’d have to make a separate purchase because your 1st purchase won’t register before paying.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Mary! Thanks for clarifying. 🤗 Yes! You’d need to buy your drink first to receive your pancakes free. ❤️

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