Score Free Food from Popular Restaurants

Score Free Food from Popular Restaurants

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Restaurants and Drive-Thru apps are increasingly more useful for finding deals and increasing your loyalty.  Think about it:  The last time you hit up a Dunkin’ were you promoted to try the app with an offer attached to it?  Most chains now offer Apps not only offers inside them but loyalty rewards like a Free Birthday Gift, or Eat Here Often and Get Free Food.

Readily available on any smartphone device, let’s take a look and see the kind of apps that offer these fantastic (and free) food options!

1:  Auntie Anne’s

Are you a fan of pretzels? Of course, you are. Download My Pretzel Perks, and you can get a free pretzel from Auntie Anne’s after your first purchase. Plus, you get a free pretzel each time you spend $30 on the app. That sounds like the perfect excuse to buy more pretzels.

2:  Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins оffеrѕ ѕоmе vеrу exciting frееbіеѕ to thоѕе who dоwnlоаd thеіr арр. Just be downloading the app уоu еаrn a ѕсоор of ісе сrеаm. Plus, you gain access to various coupons and promotions that are available at different times of the year. With this app downloaded on your mobile phone, you will get regular updates on new products and flavors as well as the option to pay via your mobile phone.

3:  Dunkin’ Donuts

Or is it just Dunkin’ now?  Either way, while you won’t receive a free donut when you download the Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks app, you get a frее bеvеrаgе uроn jоіnіng.  Plus get a beverage (most likely a Coffee) оn уоur bіrthdау, аnd еvеrу tіmе thаt уоu spend $40. If you’re still stuck on the free donuts thing, don’t worry — the chain usually gives out free donuts on National Donut Day.

4:  Domino’s Pizza

When it comes to college life Domino’s is about as essential to the average student as textbooks or sleeping. Through the Domino’s Pizza Rewards page you get a free medium pizza each time that you reach $60 order through the app. Plus, you can stalk the online delivery status on their important pizza tracking function.

5:  IHOP

The International House of Pancakes, or IHOP for short, is a favorite amongst many families when it comes to pancakes and coffee.  Though they recently tried to change their name into IHOB, for burgers, people still come to the franchise for their famous Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity and other popular choices.

How to Get Three Free Meals

Want to score three (3) meals at IHOP?  It’s really simple and easy to get started.  Because your business is valued…and because typically you show up to IHOP with other people and children, they’re willing to offer you these meals for free if you bring them business!  Get started by Joining the Pancake Revolution! (The IHOP Loyalty Club)

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You’ll need the following information to sign up!

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  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Where You are Located
  • What You Typically Order at IHOP (Burgers, Pancakes, or something else)

Once you complete the information you’ll receive confirmation of your membership to the Pancake Revolution and be eligible for meals:

  • First Meal Free When Confirmed
  • One Meal for Birthday
  • One Year Membership Anniversary!

The value here is around ~$30 so be sure to take advantage of this unique restaurant offer today!

6:  Sonic Drive-In

If you have never tried the signature Slush from Sonic then now is the time to make up for it. When you download the Sonic App, and you will get a FREE Slush or Soft Drink.  You can also customize your orders ahead of time so that you don’t have to wait too long for your order to arrive in your car!

7:  Rita’s Italian Ice

Thе Rіtа’ѕ Ice Rewards арр frоm the popular Itаlіаn Ice (or Wudder Ice if you are from Philadelphia) ѕtаrtѕ to work аѕ a digital rеwаrd loyalty card аѕ ѕооn аѕ уоu dоwnlоаd the app. And, after making eight purchases, present the app to the store and get a Free Regular Italian Ice, Frozen Custard, or Gelati.

8:  Panda Express

Love Chinese food? Though not technically an app, by participating in the Panda Express Feedback Survey on each receipt you get from the fast food joint, you’ll receive a Free Entree Selection.  You can try the Panda Express app as well to be entered in a daily contest for a Free Orange Chicken Entree.

9:  Chili’s Tex-Mex

Sign up for the loyalty program My Chili’s Rewards and earn a sweet deal every time you go to a Chili’s restaurant:  Free Chips and Salsa or Softdrink EVERY TIME for unlimited visits! (per one customer).  To get your free stuff enter your loyalty info on the digital kiosk system (Ziosk) that each table has.  On top of their great deals and freebies, you can save even more by utilizing a Chilis discount code!

As long as you enter your Birthday info while signing up, you can score a free brownie sundae, as long as you can tolerate a group of employees singing in your ear.

10:  Wendy’s

Some say that Wendy’s has the best French Fries, and they may be right, but they also have some decent discounts occasionally.  To find out the deals instantly you could download Wendy’s app.  Plus it’s useful if you don’t want to customize your order when at the drive-thru because we all know how that turns out!  You could score a Free Chicken Sandwich or Burger if you fill out their receipt survey.

11:  Panera

Though the quality of bread has gone a little downhill since Panera’s popularity has risen, you can still save through their rewards app, MyPanera.  The Free Reward here is a Pastry once you’ve successfully registered an account through the app!

12: Checker’s

Popular for its walk-up ordering and drive through combo, Checker’s is most popular for it’s Hamburger and Cheeseburger selection.  Once you’ve joined the rewards program and have completed an order, you’ll then receive a Free Big Buford Burger!

13:  7-Eleven

Now offering Free Delivery, yes delivery, 7-Eleven convenience stores offer a totally neat app.  You’ll earn rewards for shopping, customize your orders, and also receive a Free Coffee (or be eligible for a Donut or Big Gulp) once you’ve signed up!  Try out the 7-Now and 7-Delivery Apps from 7-Eleven today. (That was hard to type)

14:  Einstein Bagel Bros

Started in Colorado several decades ago, this franchise has offered decent coffee and bagels ever since.  Now they’ve partnered up with Caribou Coffee for an even bigger (and better) coffee selection.  You can score a Free Bagel and Shmear (which is Cream Cheese) if you sign up to the new rewards program,  the Shmear Society.

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