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Free food: 55 places to get FREE food via app or email signup!

Free food: 55 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 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 travel mug and discounted coffee when you join the eClub.
  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. B.GOOD: Get a free side when you download the B.GOOD app.
  11. bd’s Mongolian: Take $5 off your next order and get a free meal on your birthday.
  12. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register for this restaurant’s rewards program and receive a free Pizookie® .
  13. Black Angus: Sign up for a free dessert plus a free steak dinner on your birthday.
  14. Bojangles: Get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday.
  15. Buca di Beppo: Join this restaurant’s eClub and receive a $10 gift.
  16. Buffalo Wild Wings: Enjoy free wings on your birthday when you sign up for this eClub.
  17. Burger King: Check out the Burger King offers page for new free food offers with purchase every week. Download the BK app for even more savings.
  18. 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.
  19. Champps Kitchen + Bar: Get a $10 off your $30 purchase when you sign up for the MVP program.
  20. Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a free beverage of any size after your first visit.
  21. Carvel: This ice cream shop has ended its free rewards perk, however you can get buy one, get one free sundaes every Wednesday!
  22. Checkers: Get a free Classic Mother Cruncher or Big Buford when you sign up for the rewards program.
  23. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Sign up for free chips and homemade queso.
  24. Chevys Fresh Mex: Join Chevys’ E-Club and receive a free appetizer with any one adult entrée.
  25. 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.
  26. Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive $5 off your next purchase.
  27. Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear with purchase plus a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday.
  28. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for this restaurant’s email list, and you’ll get a free large drink with the purchase of any sub.
  29. Hardee’s: Get a free small fry and beverage with email signup and purchase of an Angus Burger.
  30. IHOP: Join the MyHop rewards program and receive free pancakes with signup, on your birthday and on the anniversary of signing up.
  31. Jamba Juice: Sign up for Jamba Insider rewards for a $3 off coupon. This coupon can get you a free pastry or a kids smoothie for just $0.19.
  32. Jimmy John’s: Sign up for Freaky Fast Rewards and get a free 8″ sub after your first purchase.
  33. Joe’s Crab Shack: Snag a free appetizer when you sign up for Joe’s Catch.
  34. Krispy Kreme: Sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards for a free donut. Also through all of 2021 get a free donut every day with proof of vaccination.
  35. Longhorn Steakhouse: Get a free dessert on your birthday with purchase of an adult entree.
  36. Marble Slab Creamery: Get $5 towards your next purchase when you signup and make your first purchase.
  37. McDonald’s: Choose from a variety of free food offers with the McDonald’s app.
  38. Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for a free sweet treat on your birthday.
  39. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free order of queso just for signing up plus a free burrito on your birthday.
  40. O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club.
  41. On The Border:  Enjoy free queso for a year by adding just $1 to your next order of signature queso.
  42. Papa Gino’s: Join this restaurant’s rewards program and get a free 10″ small cheese pizza.
  43. Pizza Inn: Get a free medium chocolate chip Pizzert and a free dessert on your birthday with email signup.
  44. Raising Cane: Join the Caniac Club for a free box combo.
  45. Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Get $5 off your next order when you sign up for the Beach Club.
  46. Ruby Tuesday: Get 45 off your next purchase and a free burger on your birthday!
  47. Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free entrée.
  48. Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy a free milkshake when you sign up for this rewards club.
  49. Taco Cabana: Enjoy a free quesadilla after your first purchase with the Taco Cabana app.
  50. TGI Friday’s: Sign up for your choice of a free appetizer or dessert on your next visit.
  51. Wendy’s: Download Wendy’s mobile app for free food offers nearly every week!
  52. Which Wich: Enjoy a free drink at signup and a free Wich on your birthday.
  53. Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up for free 6-piece wings with a $5 purchase.
  54. Yogurtland: Enjoy a free treat on your birthday when you register for a Real Rewards account.
  55. 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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