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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 free appetizer just for signing up, and get $15 off for every 200 points you earn.
  2. Acapulco: Get a free item during your birthday month when you join Xperience Rewards.
  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 of at least $1.
  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: Get a free Starter or Dessert when you join, then after you redeem that first reward, get $10 off your next purchase.
  11. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register for this restaurant’s rewards program and receive a free Pizookie® when you sign up and another one for free on your birthday.
  12. Black Angus: Sign up for a free dessert on your birthday.
  13. Bojangles: Get a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday with purchase 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. Bruster’s: Earn $3 in rewards for joining the Sweet Rewards program.
  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. Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a free beverage of any size after your first visit.
  20. Carvel: You can get a free cone on your birthday when you sign up as a Fudgie Fanatic, plus you can get buy one, get one free sundae every Wednesday! Find all its deals here.
  21. Checkers: Sign up and get 250 points free after purchase.
  22. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Sign up for free chips and homemade queso.
  23. Chevys Fresh Mex: Join Chevys’ E-Club and receive a free guac.
  24. 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 45 days. The offer is valid with a $5 purchase.
  25. Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive $5 off your next purchase.
  26. 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!
  27. Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear with purchase.
  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: When you sign up, you can get a free western bacon cheeseburger, famous star, or hand-breaded chicken sandwich with a minimum $1 purchase.
  30. IHOP: Join the MyHop rewards program and start earning PanCoins. For every $15 you spend, you can get a 3-stack of pancakes!
  31. Jamba Juice: Get 50% off any smoothie when you sign up, plus get a free birthday smoothie with 15 minimum points.
  32. Jimmy John’s: Sign up for Freaky Fast Rewards and get a free 8″ sub after your first purchase.
  33. Krispy Kreme: Sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards for a free donut.
  34. Longhorn Steakhouse: Receive specials and offers on your birthday.
  35. Marble Slab Creamery: Get $5 towards your next purchase when you signup and make your first purchase.
  36. McDonald’s: Choose from a variety of free food offers with the McDonald’s app. Right now, get free large Fries when you download the McDonald’s app and join MyMcDonald’s Rewards.
  37. Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for a free sweet treat on your birthday.
  38. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free order of queso just for signing up plus a free burrito on your birthday.
  39. O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club, and get free items on your birthday.
  40. On The Border: Enjoy a free item on your next order after joining with purchase.
  41. Panera: Join this rewards program and get a FREE pastry, sweet treat or bagel with any purchase. Join the Unlimited Sip Club and get your first month free! Plus, you cat $0 delivery fees for 30 days.
  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 an email signup.
  44. Raising Cane’s: Join the Caniac Club for a free box combo within 48 hours.
  45. Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Earn points for free items and get a free birthday item!
  46. Ruby Tuesday: Get a free dessert or garden Bar add-on and a free surprise on your birthday!
  47. Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free burger.
  48. Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy a free milkshake when you sign up for this rewards club.
  49. Taco Cabana: Sign up today for the Cabana app and receive a FREE $5 reward plus 50 MY TC! reward points. You’ll also receive a birthday surprise on your birthday.
  50. TGI Fridays: Get a free appetizer after you sign up!
  51. 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
  52. Which Wich: Enjoy a free drink at signup and a free Wich on your birthday.
  53. Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up for free six-piece wings with a $5 purchase.
  54. Yogurtland: Enjoy a free treat on your birthday when you register for a Real Rewards account and 50 bonus points when you sign up.
  55. 7-Eleven: Get a free drink or snack when you sign up for rewards, plus a free Slurpee drink on your birthday.

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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