Your Guide For Free and Discount Summer Food Offers

I love to cook. One of my specialties is cooking bacon-wrapped meatloaf. No, not the healthiest meal, but sometimes you have to indulge yourself, you know. I am also trying to perfect the art of chicken cordon bleu, to mixed results if you ask my family. Now that we are in the dead of summer, I have been firing the grill since late June, but it all feels like a chore now.

Whether it’s right or wrong may be a debate for another column, but Americans have turned eating out into a norm. It’s convenient especially during hot weather, if not financially so. I am definitely guilty. The average American household spent over $3,000 on restaurant food in 2015. That could be a down payment on a car, or an insurance premium payment.

If you’re prone to eating out like, you should at least be aware of free and discount food offers. Here is a list of restaurants extending such offers this summer.

Del Taco

Del Taco is a fast food restaurant chain that offer Mexican-themed food, hamburgers, and more. If you don’t know the name, you should check for one in your area. Register online to join the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub and you will get two Del Tacos, or grilled chicken tacos, absolutely free. After you do that, download the Del mobile app and you’ll automatically score another two De tacos for free. These are deals you can’t refuse.


Nothing tastes as good as a scoop of free ice cream, does it? Now, you can get one just for downloading an app. All you must do is download the Baskin-Robbins mobile app and you’ll get a coupon to redeem a free scoop of ice cream. After, you will get occasional promotional offers for discount and free Baskin-Robbins treats via the app.

Olive Garden

From now until July 29 you can get a free entrée when you buy one of Olive Garden’s select entrees starting at $12.99. You can choose from entrees like Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Cheese Ravioli.

UNO Pizzeria & Grill

You have until the end of summer to take advantage of this buy-one-get-one free offer from UNO Pizzeria & Grill. When you buy one of the pizzeria’s UNO signature pasta dishes, you can get another meal absolutely free. For example, you can get one of three select pasta dishes or a pizza pie for free.

White Castle

The famous burger chain is marketing a delicious menu item free for one day, so check in your local area. July 30 is National Cheesecake Day in the United States. In observation of the holiday, White Castle will offer its delicious dessert item, cheesecake on a stick, absolutely free with the purchase of any menu item. Just go to the White Castle website, click on the, “value offers,” page and download the coupon by July 30.

Bertucci’s Brick Oven & Pasta

You can take advantage of Bertucci’s Brick Oven & Pasta buy-one-get-one promotion all summer long. Just buy a large pizza and you get a large cheese pizza for free. This offer is only for dining in or for carry out orders, so delivery orders are not eligible.

Check Before You Go

It’s a good idea to check online or call ahead before heading out to take advantage of such offers. Keep in mind that business have the right to cancel or alter such offers without prior notice.

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