Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cousin's Subs- 50 % OFF...a franchise

There were no easy to find coupons, discounts or freebies but a surprise discount. It was something we have not covered yet in this blog,franchising.

They are running a special promotion for half off a franchise start up cost. Those of you with about $12,500 to use for a single unit franchise, can check it out at

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's which describes itself as a gourmet sandwich shop, also has an overly busy site but it is less annoying than the Subway site.

They do not have any clubs to join from what I saw,nor any coupons,freebies or specials

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I was not able to find anything other than a special offers page.

It is located here:

The good thing is that you do not need to join. The bad thing is that it appears to be a regular promotion and nothing special for taking the effort to hit the web.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Subway's website is cluttered with too much action. Too many images moving in different directions detract from looking at the site, finding information quickly and wanting to stay. It's a good site over all but the lack of focus with the animations is very annoying. If we are stuck viewing a zippity news scroll by, it should be at the bottom where the impact would be better and less distracting after viewing the flash at the right.

They have an email sign up at:

It promises news and promotions but sadly no word of discounts of freebies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This was covered before, a month ago, but in interest of Hoagie/Submarine week here and to keep it handy dandy for you, it is:

A word of warning to you MSG sensitive folks. They have monosodium glutamate in some of their foods. What's worse, if you ask the employees, not all of them have been trained on this topic so they can give you the wrong answer.

They offer a free cookie on your birthday if you sign up for their email newsletter. Other than that there is no mention of any coupons, discounts or freebies.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Submarine/ Hoagie Week

Hello All,

This week I will be focusing on finding coupons, freebies and discounts for food at restaurants that serve sandwiches like submarines and hoagies, depending on what your part of the world calls them.

If I don't cover one of your favorite places for these types of sandwiches, please reply below so I can add them in later.

Discount Freebies

Sunday, October 25, 2009

KFC: Tomorrow is UNFry Day

According to a recent email:

"KFC has declared Monday, Oct. 26, "UNFry Day" and restaurants across the country will be giving away free* samples of Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC)."

Now it said samples, so I don't know how much food that equates to but the free part is good.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Denny's has a Breakfast Club located at

Unfortunately, it does not say if there are any promotions or freebies available to those who sign up.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Waffle House

The Waffle House has a sign up at

No word unfortunately if you can receive any freebies or discounts if you join.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Original Pancake House

No deals found but their site is easy to navigate.

The link is

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

IHOP-No Deals found :(

No deals found at IHOP. There site was not easy to use and loaded slow for me. If any of you know of any coupon or freebie deals, please post.

This is the main site:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pancake Week

Hi, this week I will focus on places you can go to get pancakes. Please comment with your favorite places or any place that you would like me to check out for freebies, discounts and coupons.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

National Donut Day

Just when is National Donut Day, you ask? Why June 5th, of course!

I haven't found any recent information on this but it looks like two of the donut franchises listed earlier have had in the past free donuts on that day.

It's worth putting it on the calendar for next year if you are a big donut fan at least as an excuse to celebrate if nothing else,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dunkin Donuts

I covered this franchise earlier but will repost here to make it easier to find for people looking for donut deals.

Dunkin Donuts has contests for freebies located at

The lucky winner of one of the contests will receive a year of free coffee.

I haven't had any coupons or freebies hit the email box yet, just advertisements. :(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lamar's Donuts-Free Donut and Coffee!!

Lamar's Donuts has a "Lover for Life Card" that you can pick up at the restaurant. They also have an online sign up that promises a free donut AND coffee! That some great freebies!!

What's more? Their site says, special offers, free birthday donut, buy 11 dozens and get 1 dozen free, buy donuts on five different occasions and get a free donut on your 6th visit, buy five coffees and get the next free,and a free donut on National Donut Day.

Check it out at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This week's email coupons, deals and news

Just one this week from all the places I signed up.

Scooter's- One day only (15th), Free Harvest Moon Latte

Scooter's tends to run very short promotions. I feel that a promotion should last at least a week and if it's a special for sign up only customers it should last a month. Otherwise they should give more than 24 hours notice about it.

I have been very disappointed in how Scooter's runs their discount promotions.

There is another problem with how they run promotions. If you sign up for their free coffee at the end of the month you may only have a few days or even just one to use it. So if you choose to sign up, make it at the beginning of the month since they have a poorly run set up that only permits the coupons to run until the end of the particular month that you sign up for.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Krispy Kreme Donuts (Doughnuts) has a "Friends" program. It does not say if any coupons or freebies are available just "special offers".

It is located here:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Donut Week

This week will focus on finding coupons, discount freebies and donut deals

I am not sure how true or serious this is but I found this on my search for deals:

Donut USB drives as reported at

That site has a link to a company site that has other food shaped USB drives at

It worth at least a look for a laugh.

If you have a favorite doughnut place please post here and I'll check out their deals.

Baton Rouge

The city of Baton Rouge has online coupons for restaurants.

I found this:

The coupon link is on another site so check at your own discretion as you should everything on this blog and on the Internet.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rouge Magazine

Clairol has a free subscription promotion to Rouge Magazine.

It is located here:

What is nice about this is that the magazine can come BOTH via the internet and snail mail.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Red Door Spas

They have a promotion where you can receive $25.00 off of a retail purchase with a spa package booking.

The link is here:

This week's email coupons, deals and news

Chili's- Advertisement for 3 courses, 2 people for $20.00, not a coupon that I can tell

KFC- Nine coupons

Red Lobster- 4.00 off any two adult dinner entrees and 3.00 off any two adult lunch entrees

Red Robin Welcome Aboard- $3.00 off coupon

Ruby Tuesday- Buy one get one Sunday brunch free. Best deal this week!

Scooter's- $1.00 off maple spice latte advertisement, not a coupon

Red Lobster Delivers- not to your door but your mail box!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Red Lobster

Red Lobster has a contest going on and will automatically enter you in it when you sign up. You also get a free birthday gift but it does not say what it is.

You can sign up here:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Red Hot and Blue

Red Hot and Blue, a barbecue chain has an email sign up club. Unfortunately they have a limited area for service AND require your physical address besides other personal information.

Unfortunately all they tell you is that you get "special member benefits, info and gifts" but whatever those are are not enumerated.

The website itself loads slow and is not easy to navigate. The link buttons on the bottom are not crisp and hard to read. It would have been better for the site to have not used flash and have added some GIFs for the buttons.

The link for the club is here:

If anyone tries that please let me know.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Red Robin- Free Birthday Burger!

Red Robin has free sign up gift and free burger on your birthday! Now that's my kind of birthday freebie!

Their email club is located here

You can download a free copy of the "Kid's Cook-Off Cookbook" here

Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Week

This week will feature restaurants with the word "red" in the title. If anyone has a favorite "red" restaurant please feel free to add it here and I will try and check it out this week.

Betty Crocker Coupons

Betty Crocker has an email sign up for coupons.

It is located here:

They tell you how much the coupons are worth before you sign up. Today it was $20.35

Their best coupon was a dollar off. They also show images of products and the amount of the coupon.

Besides signing up for the email service, you have to install a coupon printer.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pillsbury Coupons

Pillsbury has a sign up for coupons located here:

The great thing is that they tell you how much is available in coupons AND they show you a break down for each coupon. Today it is $24.40 with a dollar off as the largest single coupon.

The bad thing was is that you have to install a coupon printer.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Old Days

Does anyone remember the old days where you could afford the newspaper and get coupons from there and that there were places and groups you could go to for coupon swaps?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Barnes and Noble- $25 sign up :(

Barnes and Noble has a club to join that touts over $50 in coupons. The catch is they want you to pay $25 to join. That's pretty hefty for an unknown coupon or discount.n I won't be joining. If you have tried this please let me know what you thought of it. Thank you.

The link for the expensive club is

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Outback Steak House- No coupons found :(

I couldn't find any freebies or discounts or birthday specials at the Outback.

There is an electronic newsletter that you can sign up for but it does not even hint that a coupon might come your way much less any freebies.