Tired of paying for food on a student’s budget? Then, don’t. Eating out doesn’t have to break the bank, as almost every major restaurant offers free food and freebie bonuses when you join their loyalty program, newsletter, or download their app. Here are a few options that you should definitely check out.
Download the free Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks app and you’ll get a free pretzel after your first purchase. You’ll also receive a free pretzel on National Pretzel Day!
Get a free mini Pizookie (a fresh-baked cookie topped with ice cream) when you sign up for BJ’s Premier Rewards Program.
Sign up for the My Bob Evans email list and they’ll email you a coupon for a free stack of hotcakes.
Score a free Whopper by signing up for BK’s rewards program.
Score a free appetizer when you register for the Compadres Club.
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Download the app and join the rewards program to automatically get 60 points, which is enough for a free chips and salsa appetizer.
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Click here to get rewards for playing a game. That simple.
Score a free Minibon when you sign up for Club Cinnabon.
Download and join the Pizza Dough Rewards program to get a free small plate.
When you join Coldstone Creamery’s eClub, you’ll get a coupon for a “buy one creation, get one creation free.”
Sign up for the Raving Fan eClub and receive a coupon for TWO free grilled chicken tacos within 24 hours of signing up.
Simply show your ID on your birthday and get an “Original Grand Slam” meal for free.
DD’s rewards program gets you a free beverage when you sign up, on your birthday, and every time you rack up 200 points.
Score points toward a free sub, with the Shore Points card.
Get a free bowl of noodles on your birthday, once you become part of the Noodles Family.
Free chips and salsa OR a free regular-sized drink once you join the Qdoba Rewards program.
Get a free box combo just for joining the Caniac Club.
Grab yourself a free taco when you sign up for Beach Club.
Earn a free slice of ‘za once you join the Slice Society Email Club, as well as a surprise on your birthday!
Get a free medium “slush” when you download the app and create an account.
Add the app to your phone, and you’ll get a regular-sized one milkshake for free with the first purchase you make with the app.
Get a free appetizer or dessert just for joining their Give Me More Stripes rewards program. You’ll also get a free dessert on your birthday.
Snag a free Frosty when you sign up for WendyMail.
What are you waiting for? Grab your phone, sign up for a membership or download the restaurant app, and treat yourself to a free, off-campus meal!