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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!
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Jennifer Murray, Sarah Goodrum |

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 and earn “chips” you can exchange for free menu items when you join Xperience Rewards.
  3. Applebee’s: Enjoy a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée and a free gift on your birthday with signup.
  4. Andy’s Frozen Custard: Sign up and register your rewards card for a free treat after your first visit.
  5. Arby’s: Sign up and get 25% off your first order and new monthly offers.
  6. Au Bon Pain: Get a free coffee and bakery item when you sign up.
  7. Auntie Anne’s: Enjoy a free pretzel after your first purchase of at least $1 and a free pretzel for every $25 you spend.
  8. A&W: Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
  9. Baskin Robbins: Download and register via the Baskin Robins app for a free scoop of ice cream!
  10. Backyard Burgers: Sign up for a free Backyard Classic burger.
  11. BD’s Mongolian: Get a free Starter or Dessert when you join, and get a free bowl with the purchase of another every birthday!
  12. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register for this restaurant’s rewards program and receive a free Pizookie® when you sign up and another one for your birthday.
  13. Black Angus: Earn free items when you order online or through the app.
  14. Bojangles: Enjoy exclusive offers and skip the line by ordering ahead.
  15. Boston Market: Get discounts and offers through the app.
  16. Buca di Beppo: Join this restaurant’s eClub and receive a $10 gift. You will also be entered to win free pasta for a year!
  17. Buffalo Wild Wings: Enjoy free wings on your birthday and points toward free food when you sign up for this eClub.
  18. Burger King: Check out the Burger King offers page for new free food offers with purchase every week.
  19. Bruster’s: Earn $3 in rewards and more for joining the Sweet Rewards program.
  20. California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a complimentary starter when you sign up for CPK Dough rewards. Plus, get a free dessert on your birthday.
  21. Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a complimentary beverage!
  22. Carvel: You can get a free cone on your birthday when you sign up as a Fudgie Fanatic. Plus, you can buy one and get one free sundae every Wednesday! Find all its deals here.
  23. Checkers: Sign up and get 250 points free after purchase.
  24. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Sign up for free chips and homemade queso.
  25. Chevys Fresh Mex: Join Chevys’ E-Club and receive free chips and guac.
  26. 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.
  27. Chipotles: Get free guac instantly when you sign up, earn points and get a free birthday surprise.
  28. Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive $5 off your next purchase.
  29. Dairy Queen: There are free birthday offers and monthly deals only in the app!
  30. Del Taco: Join Del Taco’s e-club by downloading the Del Taco app and get two free Del tacos. You can also get a free shake on your birthday!
  31. Domino’s: Earn free Domino’s every two orders!
  32. Dunkin’: Enjoy monthly rewards and discounts, plus get a free medium drink when you sign up.
  33. Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear with purchase.
  34. Firehouse Subs: Receive a free medium sub with any purchase on your birthday!
  35. Hardee’s: When you sign up, you can get a free Frisco burger, Famous Star, Frisco breakfast sandwich, breaded chicken sandwich or bacon egg and cheese biscuit with a minimum $1 purchase.
  36. IHOP: Join the MyHop rewards program and start earning PanCoins. For every $15 you spend, you can get a 3-stack of pancakes! Also, receive free birthday pancakes.
  37. Jamba Juice: Get 50% off any smoothie when you sign up, plus get a free birthday smoothie with 15 minimum points.
  38. Jimmy John’s: Sign up for Freaky Fast Rewards and get a free 8″ sub after your first purchase.
  39. Krispy Kreme: Sign up for Krispy Kreme rewards for a free donut.
  40. Logan’s Roadhouse: Earn a free birthday dessert and points toward free food.
  41. Longhorn Steakhouse: Receive specials and offers on your birthday.
  42. Marble Slab Creamery: Get $5 towards your next purchase when you sign up and make your first purchase.
  43. McDonald’s: Choose from a variety of free food offers with the McDonald’s app. Right now, get a free Big Mac with a $1 purchase when you download the McDonald’s app and join MyMcDonald’s Rewards.
  44. Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for a free sweet treat on your birthday.
  45. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free order of queso just for signing up, plus a free burrito on your birthday.
  46. O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club, and get free items on your birthday.
  47. On The Border: Enjoy rewards points and get $2 off queso daily using Border Rewards!
  48. Panera: Get a free pastry and earn rewards with purchases.
  49. Papa Gino’s: Join this restaurant’s rewards program for a free 10″ small cheese pizza.
  50. Popeyes: Get a free treat with a minimum purchase of $5. Earn a birthday surprise as well!
  51. Raising Cane’s: Join the Caniac Club for a free box combo within 48 hours.
  52. Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Get $5 off an online order of an entree.
  53. Ruby Tuesday: Earn Rubies to redeem for complimentary appetizers, burgers and more!
  54. Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free burger.
  55. Sonic Drive-in: Get access to exclusive deals!
  56. Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy $2 for every $20 you spend to redeem for free food.
  57. Subway: Currently, if you sign up, you will receive 250 points! Enjoy discounts on food + occasional BOGO deals.
  58. Taco Bell: Become a member and choose a free food reward.
  59. 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.
  60. Texas Roadhouse: Receive a free welcome gift within 48 hours of signing up.
  61. TGI Fridays: Get a free birthday surprise, and enjoy free chips and salsa, plus enjoy $3 off appetizers.
  62. 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.
  63. Which Wich: Enjoy a free drink at signup and a free Wich on your birthday.
  64. Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up for free six-piece wings with a $5 purchase.
  65. Yogurtland: Enjoy a free treat on your birthday when you register for a Real Rewards account and 50 bonus points when you sign up.
  66. 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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