Free Restaurant Food and Restaurant Coupons

Perhaps you think that signing up for email alerts with a restaurant or retailer website will result in lots of spam, but actually the reputable large chain stores and retailers you’ve heard of don’t do that.  In fact, with every email they send you, they give you the ability to opt out of receiving any future emails. Register your email address with restaurants and stores you visit regularly and they will send you freebies and discounts. Set your spam email settings to receive these emails, otherwise, they will likely be sent directly to the trash or spam email folder.  Many of these companies will ask for your date of birth.  They are doing this so they can send you a gift on your birthday for free or discounted stuff.  For example:

(1) Register you email with Chili’s Restaurant and they will immediately email you a coupon for a free appetizer (when you purchase an entrée) and they will send you a special offer on your birthday as well as regular discounts

(2) Join Red Lobster’s Seafood Lover’s Club to get free discounts by email and a special gift for your birthday.  Upon sign-up, I was immediately emailed a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees.

(3) International House of Pancakes ( will give you three free breakfast meals throughout the year when you sign up with their Pancake Revolution program

(4) Pizza Hut will send you an email coupon for free cheese appetizers with an online order when you sign up for their “Hut Lovers” program 

(5) Sign up to receive emails from, and they will immediately email you a coupon for $1 off a combo meal

(6) Sign up at Panera Bread and they’ll email you a coupon for a free pastry, Krispy Kreme will email you a coupon for a free donut, and Dunkin Donuts will email you a coupon for a free medium coffee and another coupon on your birthday

(7) Taco Bell,, Domino’s Pizza, Burger King, Outback Steakhouse, Cold Stone Creamery and others also have email programs
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Visit retailers' and restaurants' Twitter and Facebook pages regularly to find free stuff.

Retailers and restaurants use Facebook and Twitter to announce sales, freebies, and giveaways.  “Like” them at Facebook and follow them on Twitter to receive regular notifications of savings opportunities.

Some restaurants will give you free drinks or appetizers if you know a secret word that was posted on their Facebook or website page that morning.  For example, Starbuck's often announces 50% off its coffee products during certain times of any month using social media.
Take Advantage of Freebies Whenever You Can.  For example:

  • Kroger gives away free product samples and a coupon for a free product every week at

  • Baskin and Robbins will give you a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.  Ben & Jerry’s gives away free ice cream on occasion, including Mother’s and Father’s Day. You can find out where else you can eat free on your birthday at or search “birthday freebies” on Twitter to find birthday giveaways.
  • 7-11 gives away a free Slurpee to every customer on July 11th, which is “7-11”.

  • Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal if you dress up like a cow on Cow Appreciation Day.

  • Cinnabon, Chili’s, Teavana and P.F. Chang’s give away free food on certain days announced through Twitter and Facebook.

  • Many restaurants will give away free appetizers on Mother’s and Father’s Day.

  • Find out which restaurants let children eat free all the time at or download the Out To Eat With Kids apps to get a list of what restaurants are offering free or discounted meals for children or visit websites and to find lists of restaurants that allow kids to eat free.

  • Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Chili’s and Golden Corral are just some of the restaurants that let active and retired members of the military eat free on Veteran’s Day.

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