Here’s How I Scored $122.92 Worth of Restaurant Food for Free!
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Why pay for food when you can get it free?
Whether you just can’t resist a delicious freebie or you need a free pick-me-up to get you through the day, these 23 restaurants will give you free food when you simply subscribe to their emails or download their free apps for rewards!
Disclaimer: All dollar amounts listed can vary based on location. Prices per item, restaurant offers, and total savings might vary.
1. Save $1.29 at Krispy Kreme.
Get a free donut just for signing up with Krispy Kreme Smile Rewards. Once you’re all signed up, you’ll receive an email for your free treat at any Krispy Kreme location!
2. Get $7.88 in freebies at Steak n’ Shake.
When you sign up for with the Steak ‘n Shake eClub, you can receive a free Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger and fries with ANY purchase. Just grab a cheap drink to wash it all down to get your free meal!
Then download the Steak ‘n Shake rewards app to receive a free milkshake when you make your first purchase on the app.
3. 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!
4. Sign up at Texas Roadhouse for a free $9.99 appetizer.
When you sign up for Texas Roadhouse emails, you get a free appetizer – plus Texas Roadhouse gives out unlimited free rolls (to die for) and peanuts!
5. Score $3.29 at Panera.
Save some bread and score a free treat just for signing up for MyPanera Rewards.
6. Get your drink on at Dunkin Donuts and save $3.80.
Enjoy a free drink when you sign up with the DD Rewards app. The only catch: you must sign up with a gift card or load one for at least $2 (you’re likely going back, though…it is DD!).
7. Score a free Auntie Anne’s pretzel valued at $3.19.
8. Score $2.70 in free loaded hash browns at Waffle House.
When you sign up for the Waffle House Regulars Club, you’ll get a coupon for free hashbrowns with up to two toppings at participating locations.
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 their 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)!
10. Grab a fork for your free $7.69 pancake stack at IHOP.
When you enter your email with MYHOP, you’ll receive a stack of free pancakes just for signing up! Bonus: you get a free stack again on your birthday (and every anniversary on the day you joined their pancake revolution)!
11. Get a free small plate worth $8.99 at California Pizza Kitchen.
When you sign up for CPK Rewards, you’ll receive a free small plate on them! Make sure to sign up the day before you plan to visit since it can take up to 24 hours to receive your coupon!
12. Score $7.99 in minibon rolls at Cinnabon.
When you join the rewards program at Cinnabon, you’ll receive a free 4-count minibon rolls within 24 hours of registering!
13. Get your Pizookie on and save $7.95 at BJ’s Brewhouse.
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?
14. Score a free scoop on Friendly’s worth $2.89, plus a birthday sundae.
Available at participating locations, when you sign up with Friendly’s Join The Club, you’ll receive a free scoop of ice cream. Plus, since you signed up, you’ll also receive a free sundae on your birthday. (Register the kids, too, so they can enjoy a free treat on their next birthday.)
15. Get $1.99 in free fries from Checkers.
When you sign up for email promotions with Checkers, you’ll receive a text or email for free fries on them – no purchase necessary! Offers and freebies may vary by location.
16. Score a free $2.89 scoop at Baskin Robbins.
When you download the Baskin Robbins app and join the Birthday Club, you’ll receive a free regular scoop of ice cream! Do this a day or two before you head to your local Baskin Robbins because it takes about 24 hours to receive your coupon.
17. Get your drink (or salsa + chips) on at Chili’s and save $3.99.
Just by signing up with My Chili’s Rewards, you’ll receive free chips and salsa OR a free drink! Then, continue visiting any Chili’s locations every 60 days, and continue to take advantage of this offer! Plus, loyal visitors score other freebies like free kids meal, appetizers, desserts, and even sweet treats on your birthday.
18. Take home a free toasty sub (worth $4.50) from Quiznos.
19. Score a free small $1.49 drink or snack from 7-11.
Join 7Rewards at 7-11 and you can score a free drink or snack – including a range of choices from a Slurpee, a taquito, bag of chips, a donut, and so much more.
20. Enjoy a free $5.95 soft taco from Baja Fresh.
When you sign up for Club Baja, you’ll receive a free soft taco with any purchase! That means you can grab an inexpensive drink to add to your tab and get the taco meal free!
21. Get a free Famous Dave’s burger or sandwich (save $9.99).
When you sign up for Famous Dave’s app and dine-in, you receive a free burger or sandwich with a purchase of $5 or more. Some locations and offers may vary.
22. Get a free 6″ Subway sub and pocket $5.99.
Get a free 6″ sub with a purchase of a 30 oz drink. Just redeem by entering your phone number and zip code, and the coupon will be sent to your phone within seconds!
23. Score a free $10 TGIFridays appetizer.
Sign up for rewards on the TGIFridays app, and you’ll instantly receive a free regular-priced appetizer valued up to $10 with purchase of an entree. (Make sure to check your email since it won’t show up on your app!)