Free Stuff on Tax Day

Empty Pockets

Empty Pockets

So did you get your taxes done yet?  Granted, if you’re not in the United States, that question is kind of moot.  My taxes have been done for ages.  I did mine on OLT.  Haven’t gotten my refund yet though.

Anyway, here’s a list of free stuff you can get today.  This is taken from a number of different sites.  Hope you get something out of the list.  The only thing I can get on here is the free cookies at Subway but there’s none near me.  🙁  Oh well.

Free offers:

The deal: All Cinnabon restaurants are giving away a free order of Cinnabites to each customer.

Maggie Moo’s
The deal: At participating Maggie Moo’s, get one free single-scoop ice cream cone.

Taco del Mar
deal: Receive a free taco voucher via e-mail after filling out this
form. The printable coupon must be presented in person at Taco del Mar
to receive your free taco.

Energy Kitchen
The deal: From the
hours of 12 pm until 2 pm, receive a free lunch from Energy Kitchen
(New York City only) when you purchase a beverage.

deal: At participating locations, hold on to your receipt tomorrow and
return before April 30th to receive the same meal for free. (Contact
your local store to find out if they’re participating.)

deal: Baltimore-area McDonald’s locations will give away free small
McCafes or medium iced McCafe Coffees throughout the day. Plus,
starting at noon, McDonald’s will be giving away free McDonald’s stamps
at three post offices in Baltimore, Columbia, and Annapolis.

Discount offers:

McCormick & Schmick’s
deal: Participating restaurants will have a special $10.40 menu
(entrées are usually priced at $15 to $20). Drinks will also be
discounted, such as Sam Adams Deduction Draft. Plus, every customer
will receive a $10.40 gift certificate for future visits.

Papa John’s
deal: Get a large cheese pizza with up to three toppings for $10.40
when you activate coupon code “1040” now through midnight on April 15th.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
deal: P.F. Chang’s will cut 15% off your total food and drinks bill.
Plus, participating restaurants will offer their Chang’s for Two
prix-fixe menu (a 4-course dinner for two) for $39.95.

T.G.I. Friday’s
deal: Receive a $5 Bonus Bites gift card for free when you spend $15 or
more at T.G.I. Friday’s. Or, receive a free $10 Bonus Bites gift card
when you spend over $25. Plus, all day long members can earn double
stripes on their purchases (spending $50 or more yields an $8

Va Pensiero
The deal: Live in Evanston, IL? If
so, head to Va Pensiero to drown away your sorrows with 15-cent gin or
vodka martinis all night with the purchase of dinner.

Sambuca Cafe
deal: In New York City only, Sambuca Cafe is offering 5-cent espressos
and 10-cent cappuccinos from 4 pm to 7 pm on April 15th.

One if By Land Two if By Sea
deal: Get 50% off your entire dinner (drinks included) when you mention
“Family & Friends discount” at this New York City restaurant.
Dinner starts at 5 pm and the last seating is at 11 pm. For
reservations (which are still available), call 212-255-8649.

If you have anything else to add to the list, free free to add it as a comment.

Maybe I should blog about free stuff more often


I made it to Denny’s this morning for their Free Grand Slam Breakfast.  It was a hair under a two hour wait and didn’t get any coupon book.  Oh well.  To be honest, the staff seemed to have forgotten the rainchecks until the very end.  And the pancakes weren’t totally cooked.  They were a little light.  But, hey, it was free food. Can’t complain about that. 🙂

I did notice a big huge spike in traffic though.  Maybe I should blog more often about free stuff. 🙂

Free Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s – 2/3/2009

dennys-weekday-breakfast-slam.jpgThis just came my way.  It’s being reported that Denny’s will run a commercial during the Superbowl offering a free grand slam breakfast on February, 3rd, 2009.   Haven’t seen much in the way of sites promoting this and I’m not going to be able to watch the Superbowl tonight.  Would love to hear back from someone if they see it on television.  We actually have a Denny’s here in Charlotte.  Well one left, just north of the city.

Here’s the copy:

Every guest from 6AM – 2PM on Tuesday will receive 1 free Grand slam, and 1 free coupon book with 8 coupons in it. Each coupon book has 4 BOGO’s, 2- 25% off coupons, 1 coupon good for free dessert , and 1 coupon good for a free order of pancake puppies. Each Denny’s in the US received 1,000 of these coupon books to hand out to guests on Tuesday who order a free Grand Slam.

Per Denny’s Corporate every store also received 500 Grand Slam rain check coupons. Denny’s has instructed each manger to hand these rain checks out good for a free Grand Slam to any guest who can’t wait.

Denny’s spent 3 million on the Super Bowl ad, and tons more on a full page ad this coming Monday in USA Today. They are taking this very seriously and instructing all stores to staff as if it’s a major Holiday and for the staff to be as friendly as humanly possible.

Commercial during the SuperBowl will announce this.

And don’t forget that we’ll have iHop’s Free Pancake Day on the 24th as well.

edit: This has now been confirmed.  A copy of the commercial is after the fold if you want to view it.

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2009 National Pancake Day – February 24th


Here we go again.

Get your free short stack of pancakes at iHop on February 24th.  They do ask you to consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities. (Tipping the wait staff would probably also be a plus.) The one I usually go to doesn’t go along with this promo but there’s a couple more around Charlotte that I can try.

Discovered from here.

I wonder if anyone will see Jesus.

Photos from Newell Presbyterian Church


Photos from Newell Presbyterian Church

I met a very nice young lady by the name of Rachel at the free breakfast over at Newell Presbyterian Church this past Sunday and she took some pictures for me. (Actually I think her mom took most of the group shots.)


I’ve gotten a chance to sort most of the other photos as well. I need to sit down and write descriptions though for them some time soon.

Looking back at January



Breakfast was cool.  Had eggs, bacon, and biscuits.  I think I was the only non-church person there so i had to introduce myself a number of times but I didn’t mind.  I walk by the church twice every day when I head over to UNCC.  Didn’t get any pictures as my batteries died with the other breakfast this morning under the bridge.

I finally got a chance to look over the most read posts for January.  I probably should do some sort of Top Post widget in the sidebar. (edit: Done now.)

Download Dragon Magazine and it’s Part #2 article.
Mac Desktop Wallpapers
50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts (And I feel bad about that as it’s not even mine.)
Robot Chicken: Charlie Brown And The Great Pumpkin
Download Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? (You can but not with those links.)
Family Guy Videos – Rock Lobster
Movable Type 4.1 gets released (*shrug* All I said was that it was released.)
Crash on Volturnus – Chapter 1 (I really should go back and work on that. I liked writing that stuff.)
Pairings (Another old Daria fanfiction piece that I had written way back when.)
How to stop the irritating “Updating your computer is almost complete – Restart Now?” message

Free Breakfast at Newell Presbyterian Church

pancakebreakfast.gifJust a quick note that Newell Presbyterian Church located here in Charlotte (I’d say it’s in Newell but that’s what they list as their mailing address) is having free breakfasts every Sunday morning from Feb 10th until March 23rd for the community starting at 9:15am.  I should be there tomorrow eating if anyone is in the area.

As an aside, I’m going to have to switch domains again for this site. is not allowing me to renewal the domain and refuse to discuss the problem with me.

National Pancake Day – February 12, 2008


I noticed a number of place on line are already mentioning Free Pancake Day at IHOP.  I’ve had problems with getting mine here in Charlotte but other folks have had good results with it.

From their site:

Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes.* All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.

Disclaimer: There is a limit of one free short stack per guest. The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

Discussed here, here and here previously.

I wonder if I’ll get them this year.

It’s Free Pancake time again


Well, ihop is going to do the free pancakes again this year to celebrate National Pancake Day
(also known as Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday) on Tuesday, February 20,
2007. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., they’ll give you one free short stack
(three) of buttermilk pancakes. All they ask is that you consider
making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through
Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.

I saw this last year but the one that I went to didn’t do the program. I guess we’ll see about it this year. :)