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Looking for the best food apps to score free food? Look no further. Whether you’re looking to eat free for breakfast, dinner, or anything in between, you can get a free meal without even pulling out your wallet — usually just by downloading to you mobile device the app for a few of your favorite restaurants.
McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Dunkin’ Donuts are just a few of the many apps that will offer free food coupons and major deals. We’ve found the best in fast food and restaurant food apps so you can save tons when you’re eating out.
And speaking of apps, don’t forget to download the KCL app for daily tips, coupons, and deals!
1. Applebee’s app deals & freebies
Check out our Applebee’s hacks.
2. Auntie Anne’s app deals & freebies
Download the Auntie Anne’s app and get a free pretzel after you spend your first $1. For every $1 spent, you’ll earn 10 points. Get 250 points and you can get a free pretzel of your choice.
Make sure you’re ready for National Pretzel Day.
3. Baskin Robbins app deals & freebies
Sign up for the Baskin Robbins app and you’ll get a coupon for one free regular scoop of ice cream, no purchase necessary. You can also find coupons like $3 off an ice cream cake or $1 off drinks.
You prepped for all the National Ice Cream Day freebies? We got you.
4. Buffalo Wild Wings app deals & freebies
Sign up for Buffalo Blazin’ Rewards and they’ll give you 10 points for free just for checking in on the app every time you go to the restaurant. You also get 10 points for every $1 you spend to use on food, merchandise, or tickets to sporting events.
Read all of our Buffalo Wild Wings hacks.
5. Burger King app deals & freebies
If you love Whoppers, you have to download the Burger King app (iOS / Android). You’ll get coupons like BOGO Whoppers that you can order straight from your phone so it’s ready for you when you get there.
We’ve got all the Burger King coupons and deals mapped out.
6. Cafe Rio app deals & freebies
Download the Cafe Rio app and join My Rio Rewards to get $5 towards an order. You can also earn one point for every $1 you spend. Reach 100 points, you get a $10 credit, which is enough to score you a free meal!
And if you’re still craving burritos, mark your calendar for all the National Burrito Day deals!
7. Caribou Coffee app deals & freebies
Join Caribou Perks rewards program in the Caribou Coffee app and receive a free coffee after your first visit. For every $1 spent, earn two points that you can save up to redeem for coffee, treats, or beans.
Caribou Coffee is one of the many stops you’ll make when searching for National Coffee Day deals.
8. Chick-fil-A app deals & freebies
Download the Chick-fil-A app to accrue points and earn your way to eating mor chikin. For every $1 you spend, you get 10 points. Once you reach 300 points, you can get free waffle fries.
Chick-fil-A also gives away freebies through the app (I’ve scored many breakfast sandwiches for free when using the Chick-fil-A app).
Get all the Chick-fil-A menu hacks from Krazy Coupon Lady.
9. Chili’s app deals & freebies
My Chili’s Rewards members who dine in or order Chili’s to go at least once every six months get a free food — you’ll score a drink or chips and salsa through the app with their meal every single time.
And if that won’t convince you, rewards members also get free dessert on their birthday as well as personalized rewards.
There are many more tips to save at Chili’s where that came from.
10. Chipotle app deals & freebies
Chipotle has one of the best fast food restaurant apps. For every $1 you spend, earn 10 points, and once you get 400 points you can get free guac. You can also redeem points for things like chips and salsa (325 points) or a free entree (1,250 points) and pay nothing for your meal.
That’s just the beginning of all the ways you can save at Chipotle with Krazy Coupon Lady.
11. Dairy Queen app deals & freebies
With the DQ fast food app, you’ll get exclusive mobile deals and earn points for free food coupons like BOGO free Blizzards.
Love DQ? We’ve got more than a dozen Dairy Queen hacks so you can eat all the free Blizzards.
12. Domino’s app deals & freebies
Join the Domino’s Piece of Pie Rewards program to earn a free pizza after you earn 60 points. Each order (with a purchase over $10) will earn you 10 points toward your free food. Plus, you’ll get exclusive pizza offers and limited promotions through the app.
We’re here to help you get even more Domino’s Pizza deals with our big list of tips.
13. Dunkin’ Donuts app deals & freebies
Download the Dunkin’ Donuts app and earn five points for every $1 you spend. Once you’ve hit 200 points, you’ll get a free drink. You also get a free drink when you sign up and on your birthday. Plus, you can get exclusive bonus point offers that’ll get you all the donuts and coffee.
Save money on Dunkin’ Donuts with our restaurant hacks.
14. Firehouse Subs app deals & freebies
Earn one point for every penny you spend using the Firehouse Subs App. You can earn a free small sub when you earn 6,000 points, and you earn a free large drink (with purchase of an entrée) when you download the app. You can also get a free medium sub on your birthday every year.
Firehouse Subs is also one of many restaurants that offer student discounts.
15. Jack in the Box app deals & freebies
Not only will you get a 25% off coupon when you first download the Jack in the Box app, you’ll get points for every purchase you make through the app. They will also send you exclusive in-app purchases.
Jack in the Box gives you freebies just for signing up for emails.
16. Jamba Juice app deals & freebies
Joining Jamba Rewards will get you $3 off your first order and $2 off your second order. Plus, you’ll earn one point for every $1 you spend. You can use those points to get discounts on your next purchase.
Jamba has Fourth of July deals — see who else does.
17. Jersey Mike’s app deals & freebies
Sign up for My Mike’s through their app and earn “Shore Points” to earn subs. You’ll earn a varying number of points depending on the size of sub you purchase, but once you earn 48 points, you can receive a free mini sub. Plus, you’ll get exclusive coupons from time to time.
Don’t forget to get some National Sandwich Day freebies in November.
18. Jimmy John’s app deals & freebies
Get a free 8″ sandwich for free when you sign up for Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Rewards. Then earn points toward other free food, like free chips, drinks, and more.
When I give the cashier my rewards number, they usually tell me I have some kind of reward. Not bad at all.
Jimmy John’s joins many other restaurants for Memorial Day freebies. See what they are.
19. Krispy Kreme app deals & freebies
Join the Krispy Kreme Rewards program when you download the app and get a free donut. Their rewards system has four reward tiers where you can earn free single donuts, drinks, specialty coffees, and even donut dozens.
For the rest of 2021, Krispy Kreme is giving free donuts for vaccinated customers, no questions asked.
20. McDonald’s app deals & freebies
The McDonald’s app has some of the best free food coupons! There’s a ton of offers on the app like free Medium Fries with the purchase of $1 or more and BOGO for $1 on your choice of Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, or Filet-O-Fish.
Learn all the McDonald’s savings tips — read our article!
21. MOD Pizza app deals & freebies
Scan your receipt within 7 days of your purchase to the MOD Rewards app and earn one point every $1 spent.
Once you get 150 points, you can get a free menu item (excluding alcohol and gift cards). Make sure to use your freebie within 60 days, because that’s when the coupon expires.
Love pizza? Mark your calendars for all the National Pizza Day freebies.
22. Noodles & Company app deals & freebies
Join the Noodles Rewards program to earn a free small entrée after your first purchase and earn eight points for every $1 you spend. Once you receive 350 points, you can receive a free dessert item.
Noodles and Company has one of the best restaurant rewards programs. See why.
23. Panera app deals & freebies
We’ve got tons more Panera hacks to save money.
24. Papa John’s app deals & freebies
Download the Papa John’s app to earn a $10 coupon after you earn 75 points. You can earn one point for every $1 you spend though the app, and you’ll be able to claim special members-only rewards.
In March, you won’t want to miss the Pi Day deals — which include lots of pizza.
25. Papa Murphy’s app deals & freebies
Join the MySlice Rewards to earn credit that can be used to earn free items or coupons for your next purchase.
We have more Papa Murphy’s hacks that’ll make you quit your diet.
26. P.F. Chang’s app deals & freebies
Sign up for P.F. Chang’s Rewards program and get $15 off your P.F. Chang’s order when you earn 2,000 points. You get 1,000 points for signing up, and you earn 10 points for every $1 you spend (plus you get a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday).
27. Pizza Hut app deals & freebies
Download the Pizza Hut Hut Rewards app and earn two points for every $1 spent when you purchase a pizza online. Once you earn 200 points, you can redeem for a medium two-topping pizza. Be sure to add your birthday to receive a birthday reward.
We’ve got Pizza Hut hacks and savings galore.
28. Popeyes app deals & freebies
Popeyes recently released their rewards program through their app. Every $1 spent will earn you one Popeyes Point that you can use to redeem discounts and food items. They also give out coupons using the app. I’ve seen one for a free chicken sandwich (after spending $10).
You could always just make your own Popeye’s Chicken at home, though.
29. Sonic app deals & freebies
It’s happy hour all day long when you order on the Sonic app, which means slushies and drinks are half price. Find other offers in the fast-food restaurant app like a birthday shake or kids’ meals for $1.99 — a $3.59 value!
We’ll teach you how to hack the Sonic menu for all the slushies.
30. Starbucks app deals & freebies
Download the Starbucks Rewards app and earn two stars for every $1 spent (when you use the prepaid card feature on the app). You can earn your first free drink when you earn 25 stars. You can also earn member-exclusive rewards like BOGO deals, free coffee, and birthday rewards.
Make sure you read all of our Starbucks menu hacks to save money on your coffee run.
31. Steak ‘n Shake app deals & freebies
Get a free milkshake with your first purchase on the Steak ‘n Shake app. After that, every time you pay through the app, you’ll continue to earn $5 for every $50 spent, plus you’ll get app-exclusive coupons too.
Save even more on Steak ‘n Shake and other restaurants with our list of discount gift card deals.
32. Subway app deals & freebies
Download the Subway MyWay Rewards app and start earning tokens to earn a $2 coupon on your next purchase. Watch out for special deals that can earn you more tokens for your purchase.
We’ll tell you every one of the Subway hacks we know.
33. Taco Bell app deals & freebies
Earn a free item when you download the Taco Bell Rewards app and earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Once you earn 250 points, you can claim a free reward. Once you earn 2,000 points total, you’ll hit the “Fire Tier” and can earn even better rewards. You’ll also receive freebies through the app from time to time.
We’ve got every Taco Bell hack you’ve ever wanted.
34. TGI Fridays Rewards app deals & freebies
Sign up for Fridays Rewards through the TGI Fridays app: you’ll get a free appetizer or dessert with your meal. You’ll earn one point for every $1 spent towards free food items. You’ll also get freebies on your birthday and member-exclusive coupons.
35. Tropical Smoothie Café app deals & freebies
When you download the Tropical Smoothie Café app, you earn one point for every $1 you spend and an additional $2 off your smoothie for your birthday. You’ll also get exclusive offers and rewards through the app.
36. Wendy’s app deals & freebies
Download the Wendy’s app and join Wendy’s Rewards to earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. You can also find discounts like $2 off a combo meal, BOGO coupons, and other exclusive mobile offers.
There are even more ways to save money at Wendy’s.