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Free food: 50+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup!

Free food: 50+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup!
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It’s no secret that dining out can take a big bite out of your budget. Fortunately, many restaurants offer free food just for signing up for eClubs or downloading apps.

In exchange for your signup, these restaurants reward you with free food such as ice cream, appetizers and even free burgers! In addition to these instant signup freebies, you can also score a bunch of free food on your birthday.

Dine on a dime with these free food offers

  1. Abuelo’s: Get a special reward just for signing up.
  2. Acapulco: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée with an email sign-up.
  3. Applebee’s: Enjoy a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée with signup.
  4. Andy’s Frozen Custard: Sign up and register your rewards card for a free treat after your first visit.
  5. Au Bon Pain: Get a free coffee and bakery item when you sign up.
  6. Auntie Anne’s: Enjoy a free pretzel after your first purchase.
  7. A&W: Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
  8. Baskin Robbins: Download and register via the Baskin Robins app for a free scoop of ice cream!
  9. Backyard Burgers: Sign up for a free Backyard Classic burger.
  10. BD’s Mongolian: Take $5 off your next order and get a free meal on your birthday.
  11. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register for this restaurant’s rewards program and receive a free Pizookie®.
  12. Black Angus: Sign up for a free dessert plus a free steak dinner on your birthday.
  13. Bojangles: Get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday and a coupon for a free half gallon of iced tea.
  14. Buca di Beppo: Join this restaurant’s eClub and receive a $10 gift.
  15. Buffalo Wild Wings: Enjoy free wings on your birthday when you sign up for this eClub.
  16. Burger King: Check out the Burger King offers page for new free food offers with purchase every week.
  17. California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a free small plate and a $5 bonus reward when you sign up for CPK Dough rewards. Plus, get a free dessert on your birthday.
  18. Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a free beverage of any size after your first visit.
  19. Carvel: This ice cream shop has ended its free rewards perk, however you can get buy one, get one free sundaes every Wednesday!
  20. Checkers: Sign up and get 250 points free after purchase.
  21. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Sign up for free chips and homemade queso.
  22. Chevys Fresh Mex: Join Chevys’ E-Club and receive a free guac. Plus, get a free entree on your birthday!
  23. Chili’s: Get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage when you join My Chili’s rewards and go to chili’s once every 60 days. The offer is valid with a $5 purchase.
  24. Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive $5 off your next purchase.
  25. Del Taco: Join Del Taco’s e-club by downloading the del taco app and get 2 free Del tacos. You can also get a free shake on your birthday!
  26. Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear with purchase plus a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday.
  27. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for this restaurant’s email list, and you’ll get a free large drink with the purchase of any sub.
  28. Hardee’s: Get a free small fry and beverage with email signup and purchase of an Angus Burger.
  29. IHOP: Join the MyHop rewards program and receive free pancakes with signup, on your birthday and on the anniversary of signing up.
  30. Jamba Juice: Get 50% off any smoothie when you sign up.
  31. Jimmy John’s: Sign up for Freaky Fast Rewards and get a free 8″ sub after your first purchase.
  32. Krispy Kreme: Sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards for a free donut.
  33. Longhorn Steakhouse: Get a free appetizer when you sign up.
  34. Marble Slab Creamery: Get $5 towards your next purchase when you signup and make your first purchase.
  35. McDonald’s: Choose from a variety of free food offers with the McDonald’s app. Right now, get a free 10-piece Chicken McNugget with sign up.
  36. Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for a free sweet treat on your birthday.
  37. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free order of queso just for signing up plus a free burrito on your birthday.
  38. O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club, and get free items on your birthday.
  39. On The Border:  Enjoy free dessert on your next order after joining.
  40. Papa Gino’s: Join this restaurant’s rewards program and get a free 10″ small cheese pizza.
  41. Pizza Inn: Get a free medium chocolate chip Pizzert and a free dessert on your birthday with an email signup.
  42. Raising Cane’s: Join the Caniac Club for a free box combo.
  43. Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Get free items on your birthday!
  44. Ruby Tuesday: Get $5 off your next purchase and a free burger on your birthday!
  45. Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free entrée.
  46. Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy a free milkshake when you sign up for this rewards club.
  47. Taco Cabana: Sign up today for the Cabana app and receive a FREE $5 reward, $3 Ground Beef Taco, Margarita and 50 free points.
  48. TGI Friday’s: Sign up for your choice of a free appetizer on your next visit, and free dessert on your birthday.
  49. Wendy’s: Download Wendy’s mobile app for free food offers nearly every week! Also, get a free 10-piece Nuggs with any purchase and 150 bonus Rewards points added to your first purchase
  50. Which Wich: Enjoy a free drink at signup and a free Wich on your birthday.
  51. Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up for free 6-piece wings with a $5 purchase.
  52. Yogurtland: Enjoy a free treat on your birthday when you register for a Real Rewards account and 50 bonus points when you sign up.
  53. 7-Eleven: Right now if you sign up for 7-eleven’s app, you can get a free drink or snack!

Note some email offers may arrive immediately while others could take a few days. Each rewards program works differently and can change at any time without notice. Be sure to read the fine print on the offer. If in doubt, call your local store or restaurant to be sure they’ll honor the deal.

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