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Free food: 60+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup!

Free food: 60+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup!

Sarah Jordan August 6, 2019
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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.

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Dine on a dime with these free food offers

  1. Acapulco: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrées with email sign up.
  2. Applebee’s: Enjoy a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée with signup.
  3. Andy’s Frozen Custard: Sign up and register your rewards card for a free cone.
  4. Arby’s: Get a free roast beef classic with the purchase of any drink.
  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. Baja Fresh: Join Club Baja for a free taco with any purchase.
  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. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register for this restaurant’s rewards program and receive a free Pizookie® .
  11. Black Angus: Sign up for a free dessert plus a free steak dinner on your birthday.
  12. Blimpie: Get a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and drink when you join the Blimpie eClub.
  13. Bojangles’: Get a free half gallon of iced tea with any purchase plus a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday.
  14. Buca di Beppo: Join this restaurants eClub and receive a free pasta!
  15. California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a free small plate when you sign up for CPK Dough rewards. Plus, get a free dessert on your birthday.
  16. Captain D’s: Enjoy a free appetizer or dessert with email sign up!
  17. Champps Kitchen + Bar: Get a $10 off your $30 purchase when you sign up for the MVP program.
  18. Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a free medium beverage.
  19. Carvel: Sign up for a buy one, get one free sundae coupon valid at participating locations.
  20. Checkers: Get a coupon for a free large fry with any purchase with email sign up.
  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 appetizer with any two adult entrées.
  23. Chilli’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday with a My Chili’s Rewards account.
  24. Chipotle: Sign up for rewards and enjoy a free order of chips and guac after your first purchase as a member.
  25. Cinnabon: Join Club Cinnabon and receive a coupon for a free Minibon roll at participating locations.
  26. Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive a free bakery treat.
  27. Culvers: Get a free scoop of custard plus buy one, get one free value basket.
  28. Dunkin’ Donuts: Sign up for DD Rewards and receive a free beverage at signup and on your birthday.
  29. Earl of Sandwich: Sign up for this rewards club and receive $5 off your purchase.
  30. Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear with purchase plus a free egg sandwich with purchase on your birthday.
  31. Firehouse Subs: Sign up for this restaurants email list, and you’ll get a free large drink with the purchase of any sub.
  32. Hardee’s: Get a free small fry and beverage with email signup and purchase of any 1/3 Thickburger.
  33. IHOP: Join the MyHop rewards program and receive free pancakes with signup, on your birthday and on the anniversary of signing up.
  34. 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.
  35. Joe’s Crab Shack: Snag a free appetizer when you sign up for Joe’s Catch.
  36. Johnny Rockets: Get a free burger just for signing up for this restaurant’s newsletter!
  37. Krispy Kreme: Sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards for a free donut.
  38. Longhorn Steakhouse: Sign up for this restaurant’s newsletter and receive a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée.
  39. Marble Slab Creamery: Get $5 towards your next purchase when you signup and make your first purchase.
  40. McDonald’s: Choose from a variety of free food offers with the McDonald’s app.
  41. Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for a free sweet treat on your birthday.
  42. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free order of queso just for signing up plus a free burrito on your birthday.
  43. O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club.
  44. Olive Garden: Join the Olive Garden eClub for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrées.
  45. On The Border: Join Club Cantina for free queso or sopapillas on your first visit.
  46. Papa Gino’s: Join this restaurant’s rewards program and get a free 10″ small cheese pizza.
  47. Pizza Inn: Get a free medium chocolate chip Pizzert and a free dessert on your birthday with email signup.
  48. Raising Cane: Join the Caniac Club for a free box combo.
  49. Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Sign up for the Beach Club and receive a free taco!
  50. Ruby Tuesday: Get a free appetizer worth up to $10 with the purchase of one adult entrée plus get a free burger or salad bar on your birthday.
  51. Schlotzsky’s Deli: Get a free small classic sandwich plus $7 off after your 7th visit.
  52. Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free entrée.
  53. Sonic: Get a free medium Slush or drink just for downloading the app.
  54. Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy a free Double Cheese ‘n Fries upon signup plus a free milkshake on your birthday.
  55. Taco Cabana: Enjoy a free quesadilla after your first purchase with the Taco Cabana app.
  56. Texas Roadhouse: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s email list.
  57. TGI Friday’s: Sign up for your choice of a free appetizer or dessert on your next visit.
  58. Tilted Kilt: Join the Kilt Clan and receive a free pub pretzel plus a free burger on your birthday.
  59. Which Wich: Enjoy a free drink at signup and a free Wich on your birthday.
  60. Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up and get a free appetizer.
  61. Wingstop: Join The Club for a free order of fries on the house.
  62. Yogurtland: Get a free 3-oz frozen yogurt when you register for a Real Rewards account.
  63. Zaxby’s: Join the Zax email club and receive a free sandwich meal.

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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