Here’s How to Get $116.99 Worth of Restaurant Food for Free!

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We love freebies at Hip2Save, especially food freebies! 🍔

So why pay for food when you can get it free?! With all the restaurants starting to open back up and curbside pick-up hotter than ever, we’re helping you score the very best and most delicious FREE food deals out there! 🙌

Whether you just can’t resist a delicious freebie or you need a reason to get out of the house, these 20 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 slightly.

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

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Get a free doughnut just by signing up with Krispy Kreme Smile 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 $7.88 in freebies at Steak n’ Shake.

man sitting at table with milkshake burger and fries

When you sign up for the Steak ‘n Shake eClub, you can receive a free Double ‘n Cheese Steakburger and fries with ANY purchase. Just grab a cheap drink or yummy milkshake to wash it all down and enjoy your free meal!

You can also download the Steak ‘n Shake rewards app to receive a free milkshake when you make your first purchase on the app and get one every year on your birthday!

Hip Tip: Speaking of your birthday, here are 175 freebies you can score on your special day every year! 🎉

5. Score a $3.29 treat for free at Panera.

Save some bread and score a free treat just for signing up for MyPanera Rewards. Plus you’ll get to start earning rewards every time you order such as free unlimited Panera coffee all summer long like they just had this past month!

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

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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! 😋

7. 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!).

8. 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!) 😉

9. Score a free Auntie Anne’s pretzel valued at $3.19.

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 minimum order of just one dollar! 

10. Score $9.70 of free breakfast food at Waffle House.

When you sign up for the Waffle House Regulars Club, you’ll get a coupon for an entire meal fit for a king or queen! You’ll get to chow down on waffles, eggs, loaded hash browns, toast, grits, and a choice of meat with no purchase necessary!

11. Score a free $10 TGI Fridays appetizer or dessert.

Sign up for rewards on the TGIFridays app, and you’ll instantly receive a free regular-priced appetizer or dessert valued up to $10 with the purchase of an entree. (Make sure to check your email since it won’t show up on your app!)

12. Grab a fork for your free $7.69 pancake stack at IHOP.

man holding a plate of pancakes with syrup

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)! No other purchase is necessary.

13. 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! 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!

14. Score $7.99 in minibon rolls at Cinnabon.

When you sign up for an account with Cinnabon, you’ll receive a free 4-count minibon rolls within 24 hours of registering! Just keep an eye on your email and don’t forget to check the spam folder, too!

15. 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?

16. Get a Mother Cruncher chicken sandwich valued at $4.99 from Checkers.

When you join the Flavorhood at Checkers, you’ll receive a free Mother Cruncher chicken sandwich – totally delicious and brand new to their menu! Just note that a purchase of $5 or more is required when redeeming your meal, so consider bringing a friend so you’ll both get an awesome meal for about 50% of the actual price! Coupons are only valid at participating locations.

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 non-alcoholic drink! Then, continue visiting any Chili’s locations every 60 days, and continue to take advantage of this offer at every one of your visits! Plus, loyal visitors score other freebies like free kids meal, appetizers, desserts, and even sweet treats on your birthday.

18. Score a free small $1.49 drink or snack from 7-11.

boy holding two cups of slurpees with retro design on outside

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 more.

19. Get $5 off your first order at Baja Fresh.

When you sign up for Club Baja, you’ll receive a $5 coupon off any purchase! That means you can scoop up a steak taco which comes with chips and add an inexpensive drink to your tab and get the entire taco meal for free! Plus, if you sign up at least 4 days before your birthday, you can receive another yummy freebie free of charge!

20. Get a free Famous Dave’s burger or sandwich (save $9.99).

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! And 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!

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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    Of course

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