Every week, we update this list of fast food deals available at chain restaurants throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound region. The food and drink deals with an expiration date are listed first, followed by those that are available “for a limited time”.
Always keep in mind that prices and participation can vary–the deal may not be available at your nearest location.
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Tax Day Deals
To help take some of the sting out of tax day, April 15, many restaurants and other businesses offer tax day discounts and freebies. Some of the deals are valid for only one day, while some are longer. As deals roll in throughout the tax season, we’ll update this section with new deals.
Applebee’s (10 locations): Applebee’s is serving the Strawberry Dollarita with Twizzlers, to get you through the numbers crunching.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse (Redmond, Tukwila, Tacoma, Puyallup): Tax Day is on a Monday, so take advantage of BJ’s Half Price Pizza Monday deal. Get 50% off any large Deep Dish or Tavern-Cut Pizza, and a $5 Brewhouse margarita.
Firehouse Subs (Marysville, Everett, Lakewood): FREE medium sub when you purchase an additional medium or large sub, chips and a medium drink. You will need this Firehouse Subs coupon to get the deal. The offer is valid Monday April 15 through Wednesday April 17.
Planet Fitness: This relaxing Tax Day promotion runs from April 11-20. Members and non-members can use available HydroMassage chairs with a coupon that will be available at www.planetfitness.com starting April 11.
Office Depot and Office Max: Shred 5 lbs. of documents for FREE. You’ll need this coupon.
Orbitz: On Monday, April 15, Orbitz will match the amount paid in taxes and fees in Orbucks.
Schlotsky’s (Kent): Get a free small The Original with the purchase of a medium drink and chips.
Easter brunch and dinner restaurants
Our list of suggested Easter brunch or dinner restaurants include popular spots with modest prices.
Seattle restaurant deals with a deadline
(Listed in order of expiration date.)
Chipotle Rewards is similar to most restaurant loyalty programs — the more you spend, the more you earn. And, along the way, they promise exclusive offers for members, including a gift on your birthday. Here’s how it works: Download the app and create an account. (You can also create an account online, but you will still need to download the app to check-in at the register.) Earn points by ordering ahead online or scan your code at checkout. Rewards: Get 10 points per $1 spent. Get rewarded faster with Extra Point Days. Plus, earn a bonus 100 points for trying something new on the menu. Bonus offer (ends June 23): Make a minimum purchase of $5 and earn a FREE order of chips and guacamole after your first purchase using the app.
Baskin-Robbins (multiple locations), the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, continues its cool “Celebrate 31” promotion, celebrating more than 70 years of scooping the sweet stuff. On the 31st of every month in 2019, enjoy a single scoop of ice cream (in a cup or cone) for $1.70 at participating locations. The popular ice cream shop will serve up the sweet deal on the 31st of each month through the end of the year, so mark your calendars for January, March, May, July, August, October and December. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Baskin-Robbins: Get ice cream scoop for $1.50 appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Best Happy Hour Deals
Happy hour can be a great way to unwind and spend some time with friends. And it can be affordable if you know when and where to find the best deals. Most bars and taverns now have that information online, but sometimes restaurants don’t advertise their happy hour times or specials, so make sure you call ahead if you are not sure. Check the link below for a list of local spots as well as chain restaurants that hold happy hours.
Seattle restaurant deals for a ‘limited time’
(Listed in alphabetical order by restaurant name)
Arby’s, known for its roast beef sandwiches is diving into big savings for a limited time with its Crispy Fish Sandwich. The sandwich is wild-caught Alaskan Pollock crispy-fried to a golden-brown, topped with tartar sauce and shredded lettuce. Get two fish sandwiches for just $5 at participating locations. You can also mix-and-match the savings with its Cajun Fish Sandwich. The sandwich also features a crispy, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock fillet, but topped with a zesty Cajun remoulade and shredded lettuce.
Burger King just opened its BK Café. Well, technically (literally), it launched the “new” café on its app. A cup of coffee can be expensive, depending on your preferences. However, if you just need a good basic cup of coffee every day, you may want to stir up these savings from the fast-food chain. Join its new monthly BK Café subscription for just $5 and enjoy a FREE small cup of coffee every day. The offer is only available via its app. Each day, the offer is added to your account for redemption. However, if you don’t use the offer for the day, you lose it. The daily cups of coffee are not cumulative, so be sure you have a convenient location nearby your home, work or school. If you use the service every day of the month, a cup of coffee will only cost you about 17 cents. For complete details about the program, click here.
Burger King is offering a 10-piece chicken nugget order for just $1.49 at participating locations for a limited time. If you like your savings on the spicy side, you can now also choose spicy nuggets for a limited time. Each order includes your choice of two dipping sauces, including barbecue, honey mustard, ranch, buffalo and sweet & sour. For just $7.45 (plus tax), get 50 nuggets and have a frugal feast with friends or family. That’s lots of dippin’!
Caribou Coffee offers a loyalty program, Caribou Perks. Rewards can be everyday items, special treats or discounts. There are over 25 Caribou Coffee locations throughout the Puget Sound region, located within Safeway stores in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and surrounding cities. Joining the program is easy — you can simply text ENROLL to 65017 or visit www.caribouperks.com. If you complete all the optional questions in your online profile, you will be rewarded right away with a FREE medium beverage of your choice. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Earn free beverage and more at Caribou Coffee appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Del Taco has not just one, but two Taco Nights every week: On Tuesdays, you can get three regular tacos for $1.29. On Thursdays, you can get three chicken soft tacos for $2.29. The deals are good only from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. With so many tacos, it’s like having your own little fiesta every week. To find a location, click here. If you join the Raving Fan eClub, Del Taco will send you a coupon for two FREE grilled chicken tacos with more insider-only treats and savings to follow. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Del Taco deals on Tuesdays and Thursdays appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Denny’s knows how popular pancakes are with kids and adults alike. The diner continues to offer all-you-can-eat pancakes, as part of its Value Menu. For just $4, get your fill of the fluffy goodness. If you want any extras like bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns, it will cost you a bit more. However, you could just indulge on pancakes and satisfy your hunger “on the cheap.” The pancake promo is available at participating locations. According to Denny’s, the offer is a now permanent fixture on its menu. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Denny’s: All-you-can-eat pancakes for $4 appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Domino’s ‘Piece of the Pie’ Rewards program. Membership is FREE and enables you to earn free pizza. Here’s how it works: An online order ($10 minimum) equals 10 points. (Note: Only one order per day can earn points.) Once you earn 60 points, you can enjoy a FREE medium two-topping pizza. If you want a pizza party, save up your points — as you can redeem up to 5 FREE pizzas per day. To join, click here.
Firehouse Subs has hot new deal on Small Subs. All of their subs are now available in a small size. Under 500 calories, and starting at just $3.99.
GODIVA Chocolate Rewards Club members enjoy sweet offers. Members receive a FREE piece of chocolate every month at one of its boutiques, FREE standard shipping for one online order, a special birthday offer and exclusive offers every month. Plus, when you spend $20, you’ll get a FREE gift the following month. Membership is FREE. You can sign up online or at a Godiva Boutique.
IHOP definitely pours on the savings with its popular all-you-can-eat pancakes. Luckily, for pancake lovers, the “fluffy” offer is back on the menu. For a limited time, enjoy the extra pancakes with the purchase of any breakfast combo. (The offer excludes the Senior and Kids Menus, as well as omelettes.) Then, continue with two pancakes at a time until you’re “full.” If you really love pancakes, you can order just a stack of five buttermilk pancakes as the main course for $4.99. The “syrupy sweet” promo is available at participating locations for dine-in only. And is only valid for its buttermilk pancakes — no substitutions. The best part is that IHOP serves breakfast all day, so “batter up” for savings whenever the cravin’ for pancakes strikes.
IKEA’s restaurant in Renton offers restaurant meals at very affordable prices, from $3-$6. The family-friendly Seattle IKEA is located south of Southcenter mall and is open seven days a week. Parents and kids love the family eating section with a fun play area, special kid’s menu, kid sized seating, highchairs, and bibs. IKEA FAMILY members (free to join) enjoy extra discounts and specials. Plus, everyone can shop the Swedish Market for take-home items, such as their frozen meatballs at $9 for a two-pound bag.
KFC has a $5 Fill-Ups menu that includes five tasty meals for $5 each. Deals include: 1) 3-piece tenders with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 2) bowl with medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 3) breast piece with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 4) pot pie with medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; or 5) 2-piece drumstick & thigh with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie.
KFC Famous Bowl definitely qualifies as the perfect comfort food. For a limited time, the bowl is also a whole pound of food for only $3 at participating locations. And, for the same price, make it a Spicy Bowl with its signature Nashville Hot sauce drizzled on top. That’s a lot of flavor and filling for just three bucks. You can add a medium drink and chocolate chip cookie for just $2 more, as part of the chicken chain’s $5 Fill Up menu.
Little Caesars offers a great value with a tasty for bargain hunters. The ready-to-go pizza chain is offering 5 items for $5 each. For $5, get a large Hot ‘n Ready classic pizza, Caesar Wings, four 20-oz. Pepsi products, family-size Cinnamon Loaded Crazy Bites or family-size Bacon Cheddar Loaded Crazy Bites. All of the items are available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily at participating locations, for a limited time. No need to call ahead, no need to wait and no limit. However, the discounted items are available all day, every day by request. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Little Caesars Pizza offers 5 items for $5 each appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Little Caesars has reduced the price of its popular combo by a buck. Now get the $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo for $4, every day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a four-slice Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza with pepperoni and a 20-ounce Pepsi product for four bucks. The best part is that it’s “Hot-N-Ready,” so no waiting for it to heat up — just grab it and go. The “cheap” combo is available at participating locations.
Pei Wei Asian Diner has a citrusy deal. Get a regular order of their Wei Better Orange Chicken for just $7 at participating locations for a limited time. The dish is made-to-order with fresh, house-cut chicken that is hand-battered, wok-seared in orange sauce, and tossed with fresh orange slices. For veggie lovers, get its Wei Better Orange Veggies for $7 — with fresh red bell peppers, onions, carrots and snap peas. For steak lovers, get its Wei Better Orange Steak for $8.
Pizza Hut is slicing into your family’s dining out budget in a small, but tasty, way, with its new $5 Lineup Menu. You must purchase two or more to get the savings. With so many options, you can mix-and-match to create the perfect frugal feast for your crew. However, there is no maximum, so you could order 10 items for an easy, ready-to-go and “cheap” holiday or office party — for example, five pizzas, three orders of breadsticks and two giant cookies, all for $50…plus tax. For a limited time, get the following menu items for just $5 each. Remember, you must purchase at least two items for the savings from the available options, which include: pizza, wings, garlic knots, pasta, breadsticks, chocolate chip cookie, beverages, and cinnamon rolls. Yum.
Pizza Hut is offering a Triple Treat Box for $19.99, for a limited time. It’s a great quick-fix for those days when you’re just too busy to prepare dinner…or really hungry. The deal includes two medium one-topping pizzas, five breadsticks (or flavor sticks) and an Ultimate Hershey’s chocolate chip cookie. However, you can now skip the two sides and add a third medium pizza to the box for the same price. Remember, delivery will incur an additional charge, as will extra cheese. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Hungry? Pizza Hut’s Big Dinner Box for $19.99 appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Red Lobster just introduced weekday win dining specials, 5 days, 5 deals for just $15 (price and participation may vary). The daily deals are only valid Monday through Friday until 6 p.m. Each day a different offer is featured, such as endless shrimp and 4-course feast.
Red Robin is the place to be Every Wednesday when the family-friendly restaurant is offering an entrée from its Kid’s Menu for $1.99 at participating locations — for a limited time. These offers can change quickly, so without an end date for the promo, ask first before ordering. Even better, ask before you’re seated, if the deal is the primary reason for your visit. Kids (11 and under) will receive their favorite Kids Menu entrée, alongside Bottomless beverages and sides, including steak fries, broccoli, apples, Mandarin oranges and more. The menu includes Red’s Burger, Swirly Twirly Pasta, Corn Doggies and more. (For a full review of its Kids Menu, click here.) The offer is valid for dine-in only, with the purchase of an adult entrée. Limit three kid’s entrées per adult. For Red Robin’s current Everyday Value promos, click here.
Restaurant.com is the national service that sells discount dining certificates all the time: $10 for $25 worth of food, $20 for $50 worth of dining, etc. But you should never pay full price, because those certificates are nearly always on sale. They go as low as $4 for $25 worth of food. To get the lower price, you need the promo code (which changes frequently). So, check the link for the latest deal, and start saving when you dine out.
SONIC Drive-In (location throughout the south Sound and in Poulsbo) always has a variety of deals. One of our favorites is 1/2 price cheeseburger Tuesday. Click here for the latest Sonic food deals. Plus, download their app and sign up for exclusive deals.
Starbucks Reward members earn Stars toward FREE rewards from the day they join. Currently, Starbucks Rewards members can redeem 125 stars for any beverage or single food item. Beginning April 16, 2019, a new, tiered Rewards structure will replace the current single option at participating locations. The changes builds on existing program benefits, which will remain available to all members. In addition to earning 2 Stars for every $1 spent, members enjoy FREE brewed hot coffee & tea refills, a FREE birthday treat, and exclusive personalized offers, along with dozens of additional opportunities to earn Bonus Stars through monthly Double Star Days and more. The tiers and rewards are as follows:
- 25 Stars — Extra espresso shot, dairy substitute or additional flavor
- 50 Stars — Brewed hot coffee, hot tea or select bakery items
- 150 Stars — Handcrafted drink, hot breakfast or yogurt parfaits
- 200 Stars — Lunch sandwich, protein box or Salad
- 400 Stars — Select merchandise or packaged coffee
Starbucks coffee shops have offered a 10-cent discount to patrons who supply their own mugs or travel tumbler. For coffee-loving regulars, the dimes add up. If you use your own mug for a month you have stopped using a pound of paper, or more than 3 pounds of wood. Good deal for the environment, AND saved yourself $3.00.
Subway is perfect for a quick, “cheap” and healthier lunch option, even more so with its on-going special. For $3.99, get a 6-inch “Sub of the Day”at participating locations. Price and sub may vary by location. Of course there is an additional charge for extras, including double meat. Here’s the daily schedule:
- Sunday: Meatball Marinara
- Monday: Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
- Tuesday: Oven Roasted Chicken
- Wednesday: Turkey Breast
- Thursday: Italian BMT
- Friday: Tuna
- Saturday: Black Forest Ham
Taco Bell is always craveable — even more so, when the prices are this low. The popular fast-food restaurant continues its popular dollar-value menu. There are now 13 items on its $1 Cravings Menu, including burritos, quesadillas, and desserts.
Wendy’s has a deal that will leave you in the cold! For a limited time, the fast-food chain is making every day a little sweeter. Get a FREE small Frosty with any purchase once a day. Just log in to your Wendy’s account online (or download its app) and start your order. The offer is valid with any purchase, so you don’t have to spend big bucks to get the freebie. You can actually turn it into a buy-one-get-one FREE offer by simply ordering another small Frosty. There are so many ways to maximize the cool savings. The sweet offer is only valid via its app or online ordering — not in-restaurant. Of course, you will also have to create an account, if you’re not already registered.
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