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Free Food

Post by denovo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:52 pm

I've ran into a couple of national chain restaurants that will give you a free meal or appetizer when you sign up for the e-mail list. I was wondering if any of you knew of other ones.

1. IHOP- One free Rooty-Tuity Breakfast when signing up and one for your birthday.

2. Chevy's- Free appetizer

3. California Pizza Kitchen- Free appetizer again.

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Anyone have some they'd like to share?
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Re: Free Food

Post by EternalOptimist » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:59 pm

I posted this for seniors, it might be a bit dated.

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtop ... 1&t=128239
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Re: Free Food

Post by denovo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:13 pm

That's a discount, I ain't rich. I want free!
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Re: Free Food

Post by mhc » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:50 pm

Whole foods, especially the Saturday before the Superbowl. Walk through the store and eat all of the free samples. Makes me feel better about the high prices.

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Re: Free Food

Post by prudent » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:41 pm

I see a lot of motels with signs that say "Free Breakfast".

Sign doesn't say you have to be a guest. ;)

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Re: Free Food

Post by WillyMcG » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:44 pm

I think free breakfast at IHOP = free diarrhea

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Re: Free Food

Post by sscritic » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:44 pm

Doesn't anyone else eat 12 meals a week at Costco?

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Re: Free Food

Post by denovo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:15 pm

sscritic wrote:Doesn't anyone else eat 12 meals a week at Costco?
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Re: Free Food

Post by dm200 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:17 pm

I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.

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Post by denovo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:24 pm

dm200 wrote:I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.

got a link?
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Re: Free Food

Post by Langkawi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:39 pm

denovo wrote:
dm200 wrote:I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.

got a link?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=FREE+burger+at+Ruby+Tuesday

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Re: Free Food

Post by island » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:06 pm

Many places will give free meals for your birthday, usually with a window of a week or month. Red Robin and Jersey Mike's subs come to mind

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Re: Free Food

Post by denovo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:16 pm

Langkawi wrote:
denovo wrote:
dm200 wrote:I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.

got a link?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=FREE+burger+at+Ruby+Tuesday
If you actually ran that search and clicked the links like I did , you'd know the first link doesn't have the offer, neither does the facebook link, and the other ones are dated 2011 and one expired at the end of 2013.
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Re: Free Food

Post by JimInIllinois » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:33 pm

dm200 wrote:I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.
Here's the catch: http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/2 ... e=4&page=1 http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/2 ... =14&page=1
Those are the "healthy" options. :shock:

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Post by Caduceus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:20 am

Get a student ID to audit classes at your local university, attend all the talks/conferences and eat the free food thereafter. You could probably work the academic circuit and never pay for a meal in your life if you wanted. Some universities even have student-run websites dedicated to "free food" events, updated on a daily basis. This will probably only work for those who are retired and have time.

I didn't take advantage of this as a graduate student but I know a few people who spent less than $200 a month on food by eating this way. It was good food, too!

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Re: Free Food

Post by kramer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:35 am

Ah yes, free food, one of those things I miss about living in America . . . :happy

Well, I am a food judge at a contest that is part of a charity event this weekend . . . so that will be some good free food . . . I hope

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Re: Free Food

Post by frugaltype » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:07 am

island wrote:Many places will give free meals for your birthday, usually with a window of a week or month. Red Robin and Jersey Mike's subs come to mind
Where I lived before, Baskin-Robbins would mail you a coupon for a free pint around your birthday. I don't know if that was a local thing or not. Alas, there is no Baskin-Robbins in the entire state of RI.

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Re: Free Food

Post by dm200 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:29 pm

JimInIllinois wrote:
dm200 wrote:I just printed a coupon for a FREE burger at Ruby Tuesday - says up to $9 value. I did that a few years ago - no catch. I did leave a cash tip, though.
Here's the catch: http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/2 ... e=4&page=1 http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/2 ... =14&page=1
Those are the "healthy" options. :shock:
Yes - Ruby Tuesday Burgers are very tasty - BUT, I fully understand that all of them are, at a minimum, less than optimum (to say the least) for good health and diet. Lots of saturated (animal) fat, sodium, and probably some other ingredients.

From the "free", of very low cost, coupons and offers that I get or see - most of them do not fit within my attempted healthy eating plan. Although I am not a vegetarian, I have reduced my consumption of meat a lot - so I am fine with occasional poultry (chicken or turkey), beef, lamb, pork (but not anything cured, like bacon). I will have to see if any of the "free" Ruby Tuesday burgers can fit into my healthy eating.

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Re: Free Food

Post by YttriumNitrate » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Caduceus wrote:Get a student ID to audit classes at your local university, attend all the talks/conferences and eat the free food thereafter. You could probably work the academic circuit and never pay for a meal in your life if you wanted. Some universities even have student-run websites dedicated to "free food" events, updated on a daily basis. This will probably only work for those who are retired and have time. I didn't take advantage of this as a graduate student but I know a few people who spent less than $200 a month on food by eating this way. It was good food, too!
:D I did that in grad school. Actually, I found the company recruitment talks to generally had the best food plus free products of whatever the company made. There was always a ton of food left over so I'd often bring a pizza (or 6) home after the talk.

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Post by Dutch » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:05 pm

YttriumNitrate wrote:There was always a ton of food left over so I'd often bring a pizza (or 6) home after the talk.
Now you're talking!!

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Re: Free Food

Post by SecretAsianMan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:09 pm

WillyMcG wrote:I think free breakfast at IHOP = free diarrhea
Says the person with the Colonel Sanders avatar?

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Re: Free Food

Post by dm200 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:24 pm

I just got an IHOP one. Not all that bad a deal, since the "fine print" allows many choices up to the value of the free deal. I can find a reasonably healthful meal at IHOP - at least that fits once in a while.

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