Dining out isn’t usually cheap, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you check out these freebies and special to make it a little easier on your wallet. There are some great food freebies and deals coming up around Columbus!
Check the links for details, and please verify with your location. Offers subject to change at any time, so please verify for yourself before you go.
If you work for or frequent a restaurant, please feel free to share any specials or free delivery by commenting or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited Time Deals and food freebies
Piada Italian Street Food
Offers a student special ALL year long. Purchase any entrée and a large fountain drink for $8. Available Monday – Sunday from 2 – 5 pm & ALL day on Wednesday. Valid for Guests who show Student ID at the register
Olive Garden Offers
If you take the whole family to Olive Garden, enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $6. Pick up enough extra meals to enjoy over the holiday weekend. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
All you can eat endless boneless wings for just $12.99 for a limited time only
$6 specialty drink each season
2x2x2=5 combo Get 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and 2 pieces of bacon for just $5.
IHOP Hoppy Hour: 2 pm – 10 pm everyday. Available for dine-in or to-go. Pick from $5-$6 specialty menu items. See details.
Family Feasts: Dine as a family at home with your favorite IHOP meals!
20% off First Online Order: Use code IHOP20 at checkout to get 20% off your first online order, no minimum required.
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse
All offers are limited time only, with no specified ending date. Please check to website to verify current offers.
Get half off any large deep dish or tavern-cut pizzas with promo code HALFOFF at checkout on Tuesdays through Sundays; no item limit, one promo code per order. Offer automatically applies on Mondays.
Feed your family of 4-6 with premium Family Meal Deal bundles. Each bundle is a combination of signature entrees and slow-roasted favorites, 2 family-sized sides and a family-sized salad. Bundles start at $45. See options here.
Supporting No Kid Hungry®: Donate $1 or more and get a voucher for a FREE PIZOOKIE® for your next voucher. Offer valid through Sept. 30
Order take out or delivery and stock up with $6 take home entrees for tomorrow’s lunch and dinner. Make a minimum purchase of $9.95, and order up to 5 take home entrees for just $6 each. The take home entrees will be freshly prepared and chilled, and individually packaged to reheat in the microwave. Offer valid through BJsRestaurants.com and BJ’s Mobile App. Not available through third party deliveries.
See other BJ’s daily specials
Beginning on September 11, Bonefish Grill will extend their 10% Military Discount to also include First Responders and appropriately rename to “Heroes” Discount moving forward.
Every day get 1/2 price drinks and Slushies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you order from the app you can get the deal all day long.
1/2 priced Sonic cheeseburgers every Tuesday after 5 pm when you order in the app or online
Free medium order of fries every Friday through 2022 when you spend $1 or more via the McDonald’s app using Mobile Order & Pay.
$1 Large Fries (anytime). Get a large for just $1 anytime through the app.
$0.99 for Any Size Coffee. Premium Roast or Iced Coffee at any time, only in the app.
Offers valid thru 12/31/22
$6 Margarita of the Month for September is the Black Cherry Blitz ‘Rita – a premium mix of Hornitos Tequila, fresh sour, triple sec, and tart cherry.
Check out the offers and coupons available in Wendy’s app, plus Boo Books are back through Halloween!
Panera Unlimited Sip Club Subscription
With a MyPanera Unlimited Sip Club subscription, you’ll get unlimited Panera beverages for $10.99, including NEW Charged Lemonades, Iced & Hot Coffee, Iced & Hot Tea, and Fountain Beverages.
There’s always a special offer for new subscribers, so you can try it out before you pay!
Lots of current offers; see them here.
Head to Living on the Cheap to see even more food deals and free delivery specials.
Check out other upcoming food events!
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Carrabba’s Italian Grill: In honor of Memorial Day (and all year long), military service members receive 10% off at Carrabba’s Italian Grill with the restaurant’s Heroes Discount.
Outback Steakhouse: All service men and women receive 10% off their meal all day, every day (including Memorial Day), thanks to Outback Steakhouse’s Heroes Discount.
Texas de Brazil: Active duty military and veterans with valid badge or ID receive 15% off their lunch or dinner prices at Texas de Brazil. The offer applies to accompanying diners — up to four at the table. The offer is available year-round, but not on holidays. (Don’t worry, Memorial Day is not one of the blackout dates.)
Pizza Hut ongoing deals (currently offering Large 2-topping pizzas for $7.99 each, and other specials). Check out the new $5 Lineup Menu.
Quizno’s: Download the Quizno’s Loyalty App and get a free 4″ sub
Baskin Robbins: $1.70 scoop of ice cream for the Celebrate 31 promotion on the 31st of each month. (Program is currently on hold)
TGI Fridays: Fridays $5 happy hour menu! Selection of cocktails, brews, wine, and food—only $5 each at the bar – all the time.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: Free ANY SIZE ice cream on your birthday! See all of our birthday freebies here!
Godiva: Free chocolate each month with Godiva Rewards
- Sunday: $1 off desserts
- Monday: Meatloaf Monday’s for $10
- Tuesdays: Kids 12 and under eat Free with an adult entree purchase. One kids’ meal per adult meal.
- Wednesday: $3 Max’s Margaritas
- Thursday: Half pound cheeseburgers and unlimited seasoned fries for just $5 on Thursdays
Subway: Five $4.99 Footlongs (Black Forest Ham, Meatball Marinara, Spicy Italian, Cold Cut Combo, and Veggie Delite)
Looking for more free food? Check out these posts with food freebies and deals.
- Kids Eat Free (or cheap) in Columbus
- Columbus Happy Hours
- Birthday deals and freebies around Columbus
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