60+ Apps to Download Now for Free Food and Discounts

Sometimes free food is only an app download away.

Practically all of your favorite restaurants have apps now that offer free food just for downloading their app and signing up for a loyalty program. Plus they will also give you exclusive rewards, allow you to accrue points with purchases and send you birthday treats.

Here are more than 60 popular restaurant apps and loyalty programs that will give you free food right now for downloading their apps.

Key Points

  • Restaurant apps often offer free food for downloading their apps, like McDonald’s “Free Fries Friday”
  • Most apps don’t require much personal information beyond an email address and phone number
  • Most offer free food for your birthday if you choose to provide it
  • Almost every large national chain offers some sort of loyalty program
  • You can also get free food by signing up for food delivery apps or meal kits
  • There are programs for fast food, programs to get free coffee or desserts and programs to get meals at casual dining chains.

Click here to learn how to get free delivery from all three of the major food delivery apps.

Restaurants that Offer Free Food for Downloading Apps

Many restaurants offer freebies or exclusive offers for app users or customers who register their phone numbers. Offers change all the time, so check the restaurant’s app periodically. Sometimes you can get a free meal, a free drink or other perks. Other apps offer rewards programs or loyalty points that you can redeem. It’s impossible to list all of them, but here are the 63 best that offer free food or discounts for signing up and using the apps.

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There have been a lot of complaints recently about McDonald’s rising prices, but there’s an app for that. The McDonald’s app gives you a free large order of french fries when you download it. The app also enables you to earn points on every order that you can use to redeem free McDonald’s. You’ll get access to exclusive daily deals and receive a free order of hash browns, vanilla cone, McChicken or cheeseburger after your first order. The in-app offers can be a significant savings when compared to paying the menu prices. The app regularly offers discounts such as 20% off an entire order or buy one get one free offers.

Friday is “Free Fries Friday,” when you can redeem in in-app offer for free french fries with another purchase, and you will get a birthday reward each year. You can link your credit or debit card to the app and earn 1,500 bonus points on your first payment.

Download the app here for either Apple (iOs) or Android.

Burger King

Burger King’s app allows you to earn 10 “crowns” for every $1 you spend there. You can use these crowns to redeem eligible menu items. Users also get a free upsize of fries, drink, hash browns, or coffee per order once per day.

There’s also a birthday bonus. For your entire birthday month, you’ll earn 2x crowns on transactions. The app has exclusive rewards and challenges that rotate throughout the year.

New users are eligible for a free Whopper, Croissan’wich, or Original Chicken Sandwich when they spend $3. Sign up here to create an account.


Chick-Fil-A’s free food app, Chick-fil-A One, is a tiered rewards program that enables users to redeem points for qualified menu items and rewards. $1 = 10-13 points depending on your tier level.

Certain rewards include access to backstage tours at the Chick-fil-A home office, the ability to use your points to give rewards to friends and family, and a birthday reward during your birth month.

Click here to sign up.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell’s app has a reward system that enables you to earn 10 points for every qualifying $1 spent. Members earn a new reward with every 250 points earned. Members can also complete challenges to get rewards faster and you’ll be the first to know about exclusive deals.

Download the app — and get your first reward — for iPhone here and in the Google Play store here.


The Sonic app offers members half-priced drinks and slushies all day when they order through the app. Users can also get half-priced Sonic cheeseburgers every Tuesday after 5 p.m. when orders are completed through the app. The app features exclusive deals that rotate frequently.

Click here to download the Sonic app.


By downloading the app and joining Wendy’s Rewards, you’ll earn 10 points for every $1 you spend at the restaurant. Mobile orders earn points automatically while with drive-thru or in-person orders, you’ll need to make sure you get your card scanned.

What you can redeem with your points changes, but currently it starts with a small Frosty at 150 points and goes all the way to a Baconator at 700 points.

Click here to sign up and download the app.

Jack in the Box

You’ll get a 25% off coupon when you download the Jack in the Box app. In addition, you earn one point for each $1 spent through the app. At 40 points. You’ll also get in-app coupons.

Download the app here for Android and here for iPhone.


Customers earn free food or beverages after five orders are placed through the Whataburger app. You can choose between a free honey butter chicken biscuit, taquito, cinnamon roll, 16 oz. shake, medium fry, medium drink, or medium onion rings. In addition, members are also offered periodic discounts, like a free small shake or a double-meat Whataburger with any meal purchase.

Click here to sign up for the program. Click here to download the app for iPhone and here for Android.

Panda Express

Panda Express offers a couple of different options for free food. Usually, when you make a purchase, you’ll get an option for a free small entree if you complete the survey at the bottom of your receipt. In addition, they offer a loyalty program called Panda Rewards. Panda Rewards members earn a free gift each month, plus points toward free food, surprises, a birthday gift and other exclusive benefits. You’ll also get a welcome gift when you sign up.

Sign up here.

Carl’s Jr.

Download the My Rewards app and new members will get a free sandwich with $1 purchase. Free sandwich options are:

  • Western Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Famous Star
  • Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Members earn 10 Stars for every $1 spent automatically on every order through the app or web, and there are opportunities to win bonus stars to earn free food faster.

Sign up here.

Pei Wei

When you download the Pei Wei app and join Pei Wei rewards program, you’ll earn ten points for every dollar spent. Once you’ve collected 1,000 points, you can redeem your points for a free entree. You’ll also get a sign-up bonus and annual birthday treat.

Sign up here.


If you join the A&W Mug Club, you’ll get a free root beer float on your birthday, and also get exclusive discounts and coupons.

Sign up here.


Arby’s offers free small fries once a week for rewards program members. You’ll also get 25% off your first order and various discounts (like $5 off a $20 purchase) plus a free birthday treat.

Sign up here.

Steak ‘n Shake

New users to the Steak ‘n Shake app get a free milkshake when they sign up and then $5 off for every $50 spent. Members will also be sent exclusive deals via the app.

Click here to sign up for the rewards program and download the app.

Raising Cane’s

Joining the Caniac Club gets you a free combo meal within 48 hours of registering your membership card. You need to pick up a card at any Raising Cane’s location. Unfortunately, this program doesn’t use an app, but instead has a physical membership card. You can register it any time after pickup, so it doesn’t have to be immediate. After you complete registration and verify your email, a free Box Combo (four chicken tenders, fries, cole slaw, Texas toast and a drink) will be added to your account, usually within 48 hours. The program also offers special surprises and treats on your birthday and membership anniversary.

You can learn how to register your card here.

Taco Cabana

Sign up for the My TC! program and receive a free $5 reward + 50 My TC! reward points. Then, start earning one point per dollar spend on food and alcohol purchases. Receive a $5 reward for every 75 points earned. You will also get exclusive TC offers and receive a birthday surprise. Plus you can skip the line and order ahead directly from the Taco Cabana app.

Download the app here for Android and here for iPhone. (If you sign up through desktop, you won’t be eligible for the new member bonuses.


On Fridays, Subway’s MVP Rewards members get free chips with purchase and new members get 250 points just for signing up. You’ll earn ten points for every $1 spent, plus extra points when you order in the App or online. Every 400 points can be redeemed for $2 in Subway Cash to use toward purchases. You’ll also receive birthday freebies, member-only offers, and other cool ways to use your points.

They also offer a tiered program, so frequent users will save even more.

Sign up here.


New members get a free sandwich just for signing up. You can choose one free Famous Star, Frisco Burger, Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Frisco Breakfast Sandwich or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich (with minimum $1 purchase). Earn ten “Stars” for every $1 spent when you order through the app or web. Stars can be redeemed for free food when you accrue 150, 300 or 500 points.

Sign up here.

17 Best Apps for Free Coffee or Sweet Treats

Krispy Kreme

The Krispy Kreme app has a rewards program where you earn a credit with every purchase. After your 12th purchase, you get a doughnut for free. The rewards system lets you redeem credits for free doughnuts, dozens or coffee and it comes with a free doughnut when you sign up. When making an online order, you can customize your own box with a dozen of your favorite doughnuts.

There’s also the “Hot Light” feature on the app that tells you exactly when hot, fresh doughnuts are coming off the line, so you can time your arrival perfectly.

Click here to sign up.

Panera Bread

Join MyPanera and score a free pastry, sweet treat or bagel with any purchase. Plus, enjoy $0 delivery fees for the first 30 days. New MyPanera members receive exclusive rewards and special surprises, usually including a birthday treat.

In addition, Panera offers a monthly subscription service called the “Unlimited Sip Club,” which costs $10.99 a month, but you can get your first month free for signing up. The club’s main perks are that you can redeem your cup for free once every 2 hours with a drink of your choice, including coffee, charged lemonades, teas and soda. You’ll also benefit from free refills while in the cafe.

Click here to sign up for MyPanera and here to sign up for a free trial of the Unlimited Sip Club.


The Starbucks Rewards app awards stars with each purchase. Users who pay as they go earn one star per dollar spent. Users earn two stars per dollar when they preload money onto the app.

App users earn redeemable rewards once they hit 25, 50, 150, 200 and 400 stars. Users can also complete challenges to earn stars faster. In addition, you’ll get a free birthday beverage as long as you’ve made a Starbucks purchase using your rewards account information within the past year.

There are also special events where you can earn double stars when you make in-store purchases.

Click here to create an account. Click here to download the Starbucks app.

Dairy Queen

The DQ app enables users to earn points that you can redeem for qualifying menu items. You also get access to weekly deals that save money on your favorite orders.

Click here to download the app and learn more.

Dunkin Donuts

The Dunkin app comes with “DD Perks” which grant users five points for every $1 spent. Every 200 points you qualify for a free beverage of your choice. The app also has exclusive bonus point offers periodically.

Members can order directly through the app or can have their account scanned during checkout to ensure they get points every order.

Click here to sign up, and click here to download the mobile app.

Baskin Robbins

The Baskin Robbins app grants new members a free regular scoop of ice cream after you download and sign up for mobile deals. The app also provides early access to the latest updates, coupons and deals. 

Users can customize an ice cream cake or Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat directly in the app.

Click here to sign up and here to download the mobile app.

Jamba Juice

The free food app for Jamba Juice has a rewards program where $1 = one point that you can redeem for smoothies or food items. New users will earn 50% off any smoothie when they sign up. Rewards members can benefit from 3x points on iced beverages Monday through Friday before 11 am at participating locations.

Customers also get 50% off one food item during their first return visit to Jamba Juice. Users receive a free birthday smoothie once they spend $15 at the restaurant.

Click here to sign up, then download the iPhone app here or the Android app here.

Tropical Smoothie Co.

Download the Tropic Rewards app and get a free smoothie, plus you’ll earn 10 points for every dollar spent, and a free birthday treat. You can also invite your friends to join. When they sign up and spend $5, you’ll get a free smoothie.

Download the app here.

Andy’s Frozen Custard

Register for Andy’s Yum Squad program, get a free cone after your first visit, and earn points with every purchase for more free treats.

Download the app here.


Menchies’ reward program is called MySmileage and points are called “smiles.” When you register for the mySmileage program, you will receive 25 smiles, 10 additional smiles when you visit within 7 days of registering, free $5 frozen yogurt every time you reach 50 smiles and free $5 froyo on your birthday.

Register for the app here.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein’s offers a free bagel and schmear just for signing up for the “Schmear Society.” You’ll earn two points for every dollar you spend. Plus, if you make a purchase each month, you’ll qualify for unlimited free coffee (hot or iced, any size) the entire next month. In addition, they’ll give you a free egg sandwich on your birthday. You’ll also get free surprises, and can buy a baker’s dozen bagels on Mondays for $9. Order in the app and you can skip the line.

Sign up for the program here.


Yogurtland gives 50 bonus points ($5 off) to anyone who joins the My Real Rewards program. It also offers two points for every dollar you spend, plus you get a free birthday treat. Bigger spenders qualify for higher tiers, which includes more perks and bigger benefits.

Sign up for the program here.

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee offers a free medium beverage to new members of its Caribou Perks program. You’ll earn points for every $1 spent in store, via the app and on select purchases on cariboucoffee.com. You can join in-store, online, text “PERKS” to 762-CARIBOU to enroll or sign up here.

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Download the Graeter’s App and sign up for a new rewards account and you’ll receive a free cone (requires email verification). Earn points for purchases in Graeter’s retail stores. For every 100 points, you’ll get a $5.00 reward. You’ll also be able to order ahead for pickup and get the latest scoop on offers and promotions. 

Sign up here.


Even if you don’t have the app, sundaes are buy one, get one free at Carvel. Fudgie Fanatics members get extra perks, including a free birthday cone, exclusive offers and new product information.

Sign up here.

Van Leeuwen

Van Leeuwen is famous for innovative flavors of traditional and vegan ice creams. Download Van Leeuwen’s app to order your favorites and skip the line (which can be very long). Earn points with each purchase and redeem them for free menu items.

Download the app here.


Craving a cookie? Crumbl Loyalty will give you a free cookie for your birthday, and offers points for every purchase. You can earn one “Crumb” for every qualifying $1 spent, and one “Crumb” for every $2 spent on catering orders. Plus there are double-point days when you can accrue rewards faster. When you reach 100 Crumbs, you can convert it into $10 in Crumbl Cash, which can be spent online, in-store, or through the app.

Sign up here.

Pro tip: Even if you get free food or delivery, you are still expected to tip the server or driver. Please factor in the distance from the restaurant and the driver’s waiting time when you decide how much to tip.

31 Casual Dining Apps that Offer Free Food


The Applebee’s app comes with a rewards plan called the Most Valuable Neighbors program. The app allows you to easily find Applebees locations near you, offers exclusive deals like free appetizers, and sends you coupons to use on a weekly basis.

Sign up for Club Applebee’s (and receive a welcome offer) here. Download the app for iPhone here and for Android here.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wing’s app allows you to “join the herd” and become a member of their “Blazin’ Rewards” program, where you can earn points that you can redeem for free food. Users get free birthday wings during their birth month, access to exclusive deals and the potential to win tickets to sporting events.

The app also allows you to participate in free-to-play sports gaming.

Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards here, and download the app for iPhone here and for Android here.


The Chipotle app comes with a rewards program that awards you ten points for every $1 spent in the restaurant, in the app, or online. Users get free chips and guacamole after their first purchase as a member. 

The app offers a birthday reward and you can redeem your points for free sides, a free burrito or Chipotle swag.

Click here to join Chipotle Rewards and download the app.

Jimmy John’s

Jimmy John’s “Freaky Fast” Rewards program grants users a free sandwich after your first order. Every order brings you closer to your next reward, which ranges from sides to full sandwiches and more. According to the business, members may earn a surprise reward on their birthday.

Click here to sign up, and download the iPhone app here or Android app here.

Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh’s app comes with Club Baja Rewards where $1 = one point and at 100 points it is instantly transferred to a $10 reward. New users get 50 bonus points when they register. 

Members also receive updates, exclusive offers and a birthday reward sent to you seven days before your birthday.

Click here to sign up and here to download the app.

McAlister’s Deli

The Fresh Favorites program will give you a free tea just for signing up. After that, members earn points on every purchase toward your choice of rewards, plus special offers and a birthday treat. You earn ten points for every $1 spent, and an adult entree requires 1,500 points, so this may not be as big a value as other programs (you can get a kids’ meal for 500 points or a side for 1,000 points.) But if you eat here regularly or are a fan of the famous iced tea, points can add up quickly.

Sign up here.

TGI Friday

The TGI Friday Rewards program offers free perks (like free chips and salsa) to members on the app and provides one point for every $1 spent, with redeemable rewards starting at 30 points. Members will also get a free dessert with an entree purchase on their birthday and can earn ten points for referring a friend. You’ll also gain access to exclusive offers before anyone else and exclusive coupons by mail in some markets.

Click here to sign up for an account and here to download the app.


When users order in the Quizno’s app, they get one point for every $1 spent, which they can redeem for coupons and food. At 25 points members get 15% off their order of $10 or more. 100 points grants users a free 12” sub.

Just for signing up you can receive $5 off your first app order. For a birthday reward, you’ll get a free 8” sub when you buy an 8” sub. Members can also invite a friend and get a free 8” sub when they sign up for the Quizno’s app.

Click here to sign up and download the app.

Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s app comes with “MyMike’s” rewards where users earn points that they can redeem for subs. Members can redeem a free mini sub at 48 points, a free regular sub or wrap at 72 points, and a free giant sub at 144 points. If you join the restaurant’s email club, you’ll get a free birthday sub every year.

Click here to sign up and download the app.

Torchy’s Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos app has a simplified “Taco Junkies” rewards system where with every purchase, you’re closer to your next reward. There are no points to track as the restaurant takes care of that process for you. However, you will get a notification when you’ve unlocked a reward. When you join the program, you get a half queso and chips for free on your next visit.

Click here to sign up and download the app.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Rewards app enables users to earn 2 points for every $1 spent which they can redeem for free breadsticks, pizza, and boneless wings. Members can start earning free food with as little as 75 points. You’ll also get a free surprise birthday reward.

Click here to sign up and download the app.

Mod Pizza

You can earn one point for every $1 spent when you upload your receipt to the MOD Rewards app within seven days of your purchase. They’ll start you off with a 75 point sign-up bonus.

Once you accrue 150 points, you can redeem the points for a free menu item. You have to use them within 60 days or the points will expire.

Download the app for iPhone here or for Android here.

Red Lobster

With My Red Lobster Rewards, $1 equals one point. You can order at RedLobster.com, in the app, or at your local Red Lobster. You’ll get 75 points when you enroll, which is more than halfway to your first reward. Redemptions start at 125 points.

My Red Lobster Rewards members also get special benefits – coupons, special offers, a birthday reward and ‒ once you become a Platinum member ‒ double points for to go orders.

Download the app for iPhone here and for Android here.

Noodles & Co.

Join Noodles Rewards and get a free regular entrée after your first purchase through your account. You’ll also get a free birthday gift.
For a limited time, rewards members can try the Chicken and Prosciutto Tortelloni with Smoked Gouda for 950 points, or redeem 250 points for $2 off any purchase.

Sign up here.

Papa Murphy’s

Join the MySLICE program and earn credit for each qualifying visit by signing into your account during online ordering or by entering your phone number on the in-store payment device. You’ll unlock purchase-based rewards tailored to you and your favorite items. You will get free items, birthday pizza, order discounts and other exclusive rewards.

If you’ve made a qualifying visit at least 180 days prior to your birthday, a free regular pizza (up to $16) will be added to your account on your birthday. You’ll have seven days to redeem the offer.

Sign up here.

Papa Gino’s

New members of Papa Gino’s loyalty program will get a free small cheese pizza. You’ll also get a $5 credut for every 75 Points you earn at Papa Gino’s, plus free pizza on your birthday. Note that it could take up to 48 hours from signup for the free pizza to be credited to your account.

Sign up here.

P.F. Chang’s

The upscale Asian chain now has a two-tiered rewards program. The Gold program is free and earns 10 points for every dollar spent. At 1,500 points you’ll get a reward of $15 off. You’ll also get a free birthday dessert once a year. The Platinum program costs $6.99 per month and earns 20 points per dollar. It offers the same rewards as the Gold program, but Platinum members also get unlimited free delivery and priority reservations.

Sign up here.

Cafe Rio

My Rio Rewards allows you to earn points with every purchase. Every 100 points earned is good for $10 off. In addition, you’ll get special offers and a birthday reward.

Download the app here.


Craving a burger? Sizzler will give you one for free simply for signing up for its Real Deal eClub. To join, all you need to do is provide some basic information including your name, email address and birthday (if you want a birthday treat). Members of the eClub will also get the latest news and special offers. Note that this offer is not available at Puerto Rico locations, and other U.S. locations may not participate in the eClub program.

Sign up here.

Au Bon Pain

Sign up for the Au Bon Pain eClub and get a free coffee and bakery item, plus valuable offers, a free birthday lunch and an anniversary gift.

Sign up here.

Bahama Breeze

The Island Insiders eClub is a free program that will email members special offers and discounts.

Sign up here.

BJ’s Brewhouse

BJ’s Premier Rewards Plus program lets members earn one point for every dollar spent. Every 100 points earns a $10 reward.
You’ll also get exclusive offers, specials and a free birthday Pizookie for signing up.

Sign up here.


Download the app and earn points with every purchase. Redemptions include:

  • 50 points – free side or beverage
  • 75 points – free smoothie, breakfast entrée or kids’ meal
  • 100 points – free entrée

Additionally, B.GOOD Rewards will enable customers to unlock exclusive bonuses and features, such as:

  • Free side when you sign up
  • Free meal on your birthday
  • Early access to menu items
  • Double point days

Sign up here.


When you sign up for Bojangles’ E-Club, you’ll get exclusive offers, a coupon for a free half-gallon of iced tea with your first purchase after sign-up and a free Bo-Berry Biscuit (with purchase) on your birthday.

Sign up here.

Charley’s Philly Steaks

With Charley’s Rewards, you earn points on every dollar you spend. Points are then redeemed for free food. Plus, when you download the app, you’ll save $5 off your first order of $15 or more. Members will also get a free birthday treat and exclusive offers.

Android and iPhone users can both download the app here.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Not everyone has convenient access to Grimaldi’s, but their points program is one of the most lucrative if you do. You earn 5 points for every dollar spent, plus a completely free 16-inch cheese pizza on your birthday each year, as long as you’ve made a qualifying purchase in the past 11 months. They also surprise you with exclusive offers and double points days

Android and iPhone users can both download the app here.

Texas Roadhouse

Sign up for the Roadhouse VIP Club and get a free appetizer just for joining. After that, you’ll get a free birthday treat and have access to special offers and promotions.

You can sign up here.


IHOP awards one “PanCoin” for every $5 spent. Each PanCoin is a “crypto pancake.” In other words, three PanCoins can be exchanged for a short stack of three pancakes. “Stack Holders” can also trade your PanCoins for other food options in the “Stack Market.” Plus you’ll get a free birthday treat and access to special offers and a secret menu.

Sign up here.


Mi Abuelo’s offers a free food reward after your first visit just for signing up. Usually it’s an appetizer, but sometimes the offer changes. The program also offers a free birthday entree and one point for every dollar spent. You can redeem 200 points for a $15 credit. They also offer surprises like double points, instant wins and other promotions.

Android and iPad users can download the app here.

Which Wich

Which Wich’s Vibe Club awards a fixed number of points ranging from one to five depending on the items purchased. For example, a drink earns one point, a regular sandwich earns two points or a combo meal earns five points. Accumulate 75 reward points and you’ll get a Free Regular 7” Wich. You’ll also get a free Wich on your birthday, a free drink for joining and you’ll be the first to know about special promotions.

Download the app here.

Ruby Tuesday

The RubyReward program awards ten “Rubies” for every $1 spent on dine-in, in-app, or online orders. Plus, you’ll have access to member-only sales and challenges.

Download the app here.

Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Rewards members earn one point for every dollar spent, and points can be redeemed for free food. Members also receive a free birthday dessert and three different rewards they can redeem for points. As a bonus, you can add any Logan’s Roadhouse gift cards you have to your Logan’s app and they can be applied at your next visit. You won’t have to worry about forgetting them or losing them.

Download the app here.

Pro tip: Don’t try to stockpile points earned through these apps. There are a lot of different expiration policies and you don’t want to miss out on free stuff.

Other Apps That Offer Free Food

These other apps offer free food and rewards even though they aren’t your typical restaurant.

Food Delivery Apps

If you’re a regular user of apps like Uber Eats, GrubHub and Dashpass, it pays to subscribe to one of the premium options. GrubHub+ offers one free entree a month if you pick it up, which offsets the cost of the subscription. Uber Eats and GrubHub regularly offer discounts of 40%-50% off for subscribers, which equals one free meal and covers the cost of your subscription.

How to Get Free Premium Subscriptions to Food Delivery Apps

You may not even have to pay for premium subscriptions at all. Some credit cards offer free premium access for a service. For example:

  • Chase offers a year’s worth of free DashPass service just for carrying certain cards (and using them to pay.) This includes Chase Sapphire products. If you already have a Sapphire card, this can save you $120 a year just in membership fees. It also includes free delivery from such restaurants as This includes free delivery from such restaurants as Applebee’s, Baskin-Robbins, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Cinnabon, El Pollo Loco, Pepe’s Pizza, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Subway and Wingstop.
  • Capital One offers free Uber One for carriers of certain credit cards, including Savor One (which has no annual fee) and Quicksilver. The cards also include extra cash back on Uber and Uber Eats purchases, and you’ll get free delivery from such restaurants as Blaze Pizza, Chili’s, Church’s Chicken, IHOP, Krystal, P.F. Chang’s, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Whataburger and White Castle.
  • Amazon Prime members are entitled to a free Grubhub+ subscription, but you have to claim it. Grubhub+ regularly offers a free entree each month to GrubHub+ subscribers, so in addition to saving the $120 a year membership fee, you’ll get up to $180 a year in free entrees and free delivery from such restaurants as Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Firehouse Subs, Jamba Juice, Original Pancake House, Shake Shack and Sonic.

Pro tip: While these apps charge higher prices for food than ordering directly from the restaurant, you can save quite a bit of money if you stack free delivery with one of the discount offers that are regularly sent to premium subscribers.


The 7-Eleven app comes with rewards that allow you to earn points (10 points for every $1 spent) on every purchase that you cash-in at checkout for a discount or use to redeem a menu item. Every 1000 points = $1 to use. You can earn bonus points by purchasing select products and members enjoy a free Slurpee during their birthday month. There are rotating discounted food options such as buy 6 cups and get the 7th free.

Members can also take advantage of 7-Eleven wallet where you add your card to speed up the payment process while earning 5x points along the way. You can sign up for Fuel Savings as well and save $.11/gal on your first 7 trips.

Click here to sign up. Click here to download the app for iPhone and here for the Android app.


If you pay the monthly subscription fee for Instacart, you will often get coupons for $15 off a purchase of $35 or more. Some Chase credit card holders also get a quarterly credit of $10 or $15. If you stack the discounts, you can get $35 worth of food delivered to your house for $5 to $10 plus tip.

Hello Fresh 

Hello Fresh’s meal kits contain almost everything you need to create dinner at home. They offer meals for two people and four people. Cost per meal depends on which recipes you select and how many meals you choose per week, but run about $55 shipped for three meals for two people. The service offers tiered discounts to some users (50% off their first box and 35% off their next 3 boxes, for example) when ordering online or through the app. You can skip weeks if you don’t need three meals every week.

Click here to get a free box (that’s three free meals for two people) by signing up for a new membership, which can be canceled at any time, so there’s no commitment to buy anything.


From the company that produces HelloFresh, EveryPlate also offers meal preparation kits, but at a lower price point. The tradeoff is that they offer fewer menu options each week than HelloFresh, and more paid upgrades for premium meals. A box of three EveryPlate meals for two people usually costs about $45. You can cancel at any time, and skip weeks if nothing appeals to you.

Click here to sign up and get $120 off.


If your cooking skills aren’t quite up to Hello Fresh standards, Gobble offers gourmet meal options that are usually a bit faster and easier to prepare, and there is more menu variety. The trade-off is that the cost per meal on average is higher than other options. At full price, a box of three meals for two, counting shipping, costs about $72. Gobble’s meal kit service offers new users their first six meals for only $36. In the app, you can choose the meals you want and once delivered, you can get them cooked and ready to eat in 15 minutes. You can cancel at any time.

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The Bottom Line

Nowadays if you’re looking for the best deals at your favorite restaurants, the smartest thing you can do is download their apps. Just about every business has a rewards program that can grant you free or discounted food for your first order. On top of that, as you earn points with every order, you can redeem them for more free food or exclusive experiences. If you frequent any of the restaurants listed above, you should take advantage of their app immediately.

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