Top Cheap Eats This Week | Starbucks, Outback, White Castle & More!

We’re sharing the best cheap eats of the week! 

hand each holding up a Starbucks drink

With this busy time of year, comes more activities, sports, and events which means less time for cooking family dinners! Don’t fret – you can still get your family fed on your busy schedule without breaking your budget.

Have you been wondering, “Where are the cheap eats near me?” We have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants and cheap fast-food deals. This week’s deals are perfect for all you busy or tired peeps out there who could use a quick pick-me-up or a night off from cooking! Plus, check out this of = where you can fast food meals for $5 or less!

Don’t want to leave the house? Check out these restaurants that offer free delivery right to your door and Amazon Prime members can score a FREE 1-Year Grubhub membership!

Here are a few of our favorite current & upcoming cheap eats and food deals:

Starbucks – BOGO Free Handcrafted Drink – Today Only from 12-6 PM

two people holding starbucks drinks

Today, June 28th only, from 12pm until 6pm local time, Starbucks Rewards members (free to join) can score Buy One, Get One Free Handcrafted Beverages (up to $10)!

You can find this coupon under the “offers” section in your Starbucks app. To use it, just go to your app to apply the coupon at checkout or show it to your barista. Note that this deal is not valid for delivery services.

Outback – FREE Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion w/ Purchase

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

Today, June 28th only, in celebration of National Onion Day, Outback Steakhouse is offering up a free Bloomin’ Onion with the purchase of an adult entrée! This offer is available for dine-in (one per table), curbside takeout, or delivery.

To claim your free Bloomin Onion, simply mention “National Onion Day” to your server or enter the coupon code BLOOM at checkout for online orders.

Dunkin – Dunkin’ Medium Coffee & Classic Breakfast Sandwich JUST $5

A dunkin iced coffee and sausage egg and cheese on a croissant

If you’re looking for Dunkin’ Donuts coupons and offers, then you’ve come to the right place! For a limited time, Dunkin’ is dropping a new offer every Tuesday for rewards members (free to join)!

Check your Dunkin’ app for a new offer to use through July 1st to score a medium iced or hot coffee and a classic sandwich for just $5! Just be sure to activate it before making your purchase.

Grab a cheap breakfast with this deal idea…

A dunkin iced coffee and a bag with a breakfast sandwich in it

Buy Dunkin’ Medium Iced Coffee $3.39
Buy Dunkin Classic Egg Sandwich as low as $4.09
Total = $8.03
Use your $5 coffee & classic sandwich offer
Final cost $5 total!

*Note that prices may vary by location. Excludes cold brew, espresso, the Chicken Bacon Sandwich, and sandwiches with specialty bacon. 

Firehouse – FREE Firehouse Sub with Purchase if Your Name Starts with “F”

person sitting at table with firehouse sub, bag of chips, and drink

Today, June 28th only, Firehouse Subs is offering its popular Name of the Day promotion, where you can score a free medium sub with any purchase if your name is selected – no coupon needed!

This offer is valid in-store by showing a valid photo ID or through the Firehouse Subs app. If your account registration name matches the name of the day, you’ll automatically have this offer available for use in the “offers” section of your app.

Today, June 28th only, score a FREE Sub if your first name starts with the letter “F”.

White Castle – B2G2 Sliders + More Upcoming Deals

White Castle Sliders

Through June 30th, White Castle is celebrating national onion day with Buy 2 Sliders, Get 2 Sliders Free!

To snag this easy deal just grab your coupon here. Note that there is a limit of one coupon per customer, per visit.

Here’s how to save on more White Castle visits…

Join the White Castle Craver Nation at no cost to score awesome coupons and deals all the time! Keep in mind that you may have more offers available when your location is turned on in the app.

Check out some of the latest offers we spotted…

  • Buy 1 Combo Meal, Get 1 Free (7/4 – 7/7)
  • Buy 1 Small Fry, Get 1 Free (7/12 only)
  • Buy 1 Dessert on a Stick, Get 1 Free (7/30 only)

Grubhub+ – Get Grubhub+ FREE with Amazon Prime ($120 Value!)!

A grubhub delivery bag with a receipt stapled to it next to a bunch of drinks in takeout cups

With a Grubhub+ membership, you can score unlimited free delivery and lower service fees on orders of $12+, 5% Grubhub+ credit back on pickup orders, and exclusive perks and rewards with every purchase.

Even better, Amazon is offering all Prime Members a FREE Grubhub+ membership (a $119.88 yearly value)!

AND DoorDash’s fifth-annual Summer of DashPass Savings Event is back! Members will enjoy 5 weeks of exclusive deals and epic prizes all the way through July 24th!

From June 27th-July 3rd, you can snag these HOT deals:

  • Free Whopper Meal on orders of $20+ at Burger King
  • $10 off one alcohol order of $35+ (21+ only)
  • $8 off $35 Cracker Barrel order
  • $6 off $20 with a Sprite
  • $7 off $30+ Walgreens order
  • 40% off orders $45+ (max $20) at Lowe’s with code LOWES20
  • 50% off orders $50+ (max $30) for new customers with code ALDINEW & 40% off orders $60+ (max $30) for existing customers with code ALDI at ALDI (note that these codes may only work for select users)

Not an Amazon Prime Member? Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here!

woman holding bag with takeout food

Here’s how to score the FREE Grubhub membership Prime deal!

1. Head over here and click on “Activate Grubhub+ and save”
2. Sign into or create your Grubhub account
3. Agree to the terms and conditions to connect your Prime and Grubhub accounts
4. Agree to share your Prime membership status with Grubhub
5. That’s it! Now you can start enjoying all the benefits of your free Grubhub+ membership!

Already have a Grubhub+ account? Current users are also eligible for this promo. You simply have to sign up via Amazon here and connect your Grubhub+ account. Your free Grubhub+ membership will begin at the start of your next billing cycle.

Tiff’s Treats – BOGO FREE Ice Cream Sandwiches + $10 Cookie Dozens All Summer!

Tiff's Treats Ice Cream Sandwiches

Through August 31st, head to your local Tiff’s Treats where they are offering Buy One, Get One Free Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwiches for the summer – no coupon needed!

You can find your closest Tiff’s Treats location here.

Check out this tasty BOGO deal…

Hand holding a Tiff's Treats Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwich

Buy 2 Tiffwich Ice Cream Sandwiches $6 each
Total = $12
Less buy one, get one free sale
Final cost $6 total – just $3 each!

*Note that prices may vary by location and this offer is available in-store only.

A dozen Tiff's Treats Cookies

Score $10 cookie dozens with the Tiff’s Treats Summer Pass!

Through June 17th, you can snag the Tiff’s Treats Summer Pass when you make an online purchase of $25+ and use the promo code SUMMERPASS at checkout. The code will take 1¢ off your order, so you’ll know it’s been applied.

Then, on June 18th, you’ll receive your Summer Pass Access Code to score unlimited $10 dozens through August 31st. That’s a sweet deal, considering a dozen of their cookies usually sell for around $21!

Note that the access code will be sent to the e-mail address that was used to make your qualifying purchase. All orders placed using the Summer Pass discount must also use the same e-mail.

FrazilFree Slushie TODAY & Every Friday in June

two frazil slushie machines with four flavors lined up side by side on a convenience store counter

Freezing Point, the maker of Frazil slushies, is inviting you to cool down with a FREE small Frazil slushie every single Friday in June!

To redeem the offer, visit a participating convenience store and fill up a small-sized slushie and bring it to the counter where the cashier will ring it up for FREE.

This promotion will be available at over 100 convenience store chains and you can find one near you using Frazil’s location finder. Be sure to set a reminder to grab the kiddos and score your freebie!

Subway – 20% Off Footlongs!

Subway Series Sandwich in a basket lined with Subway paper and a bag of lay's chips

Through August 28th, head over to Subway where you can snag 20% off any 6″ or footlong sub when you use promo code TWENTYOFF at checkout!

Keep in mind that these deals are valid at participating restaurants when you order through the Subway App or online only (limit 1). Note several subs may be cheaper using other codes mentioned below, depending on your order.

Use a Subway promo code to snag this deal…

Happy guy holding two Subway footlongs

Subway Footlong Classic Sub $7.99
Use Subway coupon code TWENTYOFF
Final cost $6.39 total!

*Note that prices, participation, and expiration dates may vary by location. If you choose a footlong sub that costs more than $8.75 before coupon, promo code FTL699 should yield a lower price if it works in your area.

Panera – Strawberry Poppyseed Salad or Chicken Bacon Rancher Sandwich Only $5.99

salad with strawberries, pineapple, and mandarin orange slices

For a limited time, head over to Panera where they are offering their popular Strawberry Poppyseed Salad or the new Chicken Bacon Rancher Sandwich for just $5.99 when you use promo code SUMMER at checkout!

Plus you can choose between whole or half sizes of either salad or sandwich at this price! Whole sizes also include a free side, making this an easy way to snag lunch on the cheap.

Use the Panera promo code to snag these deals…

stacked halves of chicken bacon ranch sandwich

Buy Panera Chicken Bacon Rancher Sandwich – Whole $11.69
Use promo code SUMMER
Final cost $5.99! 

Buy Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad – Whole $12.99
Use promo code SUMMER
Final cost $5.99! 

*Note prices may vary depending on location

Woman holding Panera drink in hand

Through June 30th, new customers can score three FREE months of the Panera Sip Club ($45 value).

Plus, through July 3rd, returning customers can also grab three FREE months of the Panera Sip Club when you enter the promo code 3freemo at checkout. 🙌

If you’re wondering why you would want to join the Sip Club, it’s because this subscription lets you snag any size or flavor of hot or iced coffee, tea, fountain sodas, and their Charged Lemonades for FREE. That’s right, completely free! 😱 You can use your Sip Club subscription to get a new drink every two hours each day or get unlimited refills when dining inside!

panera beverages in a row on a table

Just remember: once your initial offer has expired, your credit card will be charged $14.99/month, so be sure to set a reminder to cancel your subscription if you don’t want to continue with a paid membership. You can cancel at any time, and it’s easy to do! Just log in to your MyPanera Rewards account, visit the subscription section, and follow the directions to cancel.

Note that this offer excludes catered orders and orders placed on third-party delivery sites. It’s not valid with any other coupon or offer and cannot be combined with any other promotions.

Buffalo Wild Wings – 6 Free Wings with a $10 Takeout or Delivery Order

order of Buffalo wings with celery and ranch

Through June 30th, you can score Six FREE wings with a $10 minimum takeout or delivery order when you use the promo code GOWINGS at checkout. Cannot be combined with other offers, limit 1 use.

Don’t forget that every Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings offers 50% Off Traditional Wings and every Thursday, you can get Buy 1, Get 1 Free Boneless Wings!

This offer is valid both in-store and online for dine-in, delivery, or take-out at participating US locations. No promo code is needed to snag this deal, as the discount will automatically apply when you add an order of wings to your cart.

IHOP – Kids Eat Free w/ Adult Entrée Purchase + More

a little boy eating a kids meal at ihop

For a limited time only, head over to IHOP, where you can score a FREE kids’ meal with the purchase of adult entrée every day from 4 pm to 10 pm! Note that this offer is valid for kids aged 12 and under, at participating locations for dine-in only.

If you’d prefer to place a to-go order,  you can still score 20% off your first online order with promo code IHOP20 at checkout.

Pizza Hut – NEW Pizza Hut My Hut Box Just $6.99

Pizza Hut My Hut Box

For a limited time only, you can score the new My Hut Box with prices starting as low as $6.99!

These boxes include your choice of one entree and one side, like a Personal Pan Pizza with wings or fries! That sounds like a sweet lunch option when you are craving pizza!

Note this offer is valid for carryout, dine-in, and delivery at participating locations only.

Plus, be sure to check out how your kiddos can snag a coupon for a FREE personal pan pizza by participating in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT summer reading program!

Looking for more deals? Check out the $7 Deal Lover’s Menu…

man sitting at picnic table holding up pizza slices

Right now, you can treat the family to Pizza Hut on the cheap when you order from their $7 Deal Lover’s Menu! You can choose from a medium 1-topping pizza, a selection of melts, 8-piece breaded boneless wings, a double order of breadsticks, cheese sticks, and their new chocolate donut bites!

You’ll score them for $7 each when you order two or more items from the Deal Lover’s Menu – no coupon required. Just log in or enter your location, look for the new $7 Lovers option, and select two or more choices from the menu.

Plus, this deal is available for takeout or delivery! Note that participation may vary by location.

Long John Silver’s – Free Menu Item for NEW Rewards Members

A stack of Long John Silvers takeout Boxes

Long John Silver’s recently launched its Seacret Society rewards program (available only at participating locations).

New members will receive a FREE preselected menu item, so make sure to sign up for this FREE program today. The item you receive may vary but could include a FREE fish sandwich like we did!

Chili’s – Burger, Fries, AND Bottomless Chips & Salsa Only $10.99

Chili's Big Smash Burger 3 for Me Menu

The Chili’s 3 For Me menu just got an upgrade! Chili’s fans can now order the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with hand-breaded crispy chicken, mayo, and pickles on a brioche bun, or a brand new burger called the Big Smasher with twice the beef of a Big Mac, topped with diced red onions, lettuce, pickles, Thousand Island dressing, and American cheese. 🍔

Grab a bottomless non-alcoholic beverage, bottomless chips and salsa, plus the Big Smasher OR the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with fries for just $10.99! You can even add a margarita to your meal for just $3! That beats fast food prices any day!

Man holding Chili's to go bag

Join My Chili’s Rewards (free to join) to score FREE Chips & Salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage every time you order, personalized rewards and offers, and a FREE dessert on your birthday!

They also regularly send out offers for a FREE order of Chips & Salsa with an entree purchase and more special offers just for rewards members!

Sonic – 1/2 Price Cheeseburgers Every Tuesday

woman wearing sonic eclipse glasses holding bag and blackout slush

Every Tuesday after 5PM, you’ll pay 1/2 price for Sonic Cheeseburgers when you order using the Sonic iOS or Android app! Note this offer excludes double-patty cheeseburgers, limited-time-only cheeseburgers, quarter-pound double cheeseburgers, and junior cheeseburgers.

Plus you can score ½ price drinks and slushes ANY time you order ahead using the app! You’ll also get a free reward just for downloading the app (may vary). If you don’t want to order through the app, Sonic’s Happy Hour is from 2-4 pm daily.

McDonald’s – $5 McDonald’s Value Meal + Free Fries Every Friday

McDonald's Meal Deal

Are you looking for cheap lunch or dinner options this summer? If so, you’ll wanna head to McDonald’s as they just released their new $5 value meal!

The meal includes your choice of a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, small fries, and a small drink all for just five bucks! This value meal will only be available for a limited time and may be slightly more expensive in some states/regions.

Person holding mcdonalds fries

Every Friday in 2024, McDonald’s is offering up a FREE order of medium fries with your in-app purchase of just $1 or more! You’ll see this offer available to use every Friday inside the McDonald’s app.

Wendy’s – Free Chili with Any Purchase!

Through June 30th, Wendy’s is offering rewards members (free to join) a different FREE item with a purchase every day when you use the coupon found in-app. Each day will offer a new deal, so be sure to keep checking back to see when you can save on one of your faves.

Today, June 28th only, you can snag a FREE small chili with any purchase! Simply add the offer to your order before checking out for the discount.

Snag your free chili w/ this idea…

A Wendy's Cup of Chili with saltines in it

Buy Wendy’s Small Chili $2.99
Buy Wendy’s Jr. Fries $1.89
Total = $4.88
Use your Free Small Chili w/ Purchase offer
Final cost $1.89 total for both!

*Note that pricing may vary by location.

wendys fries on tray

Every Friday in 2024, Wendy’s is offering Free Any Size Fries with any purchase to celebrate FREE FRYday!

For a limited time, each week on Wednesday only, rewards members can also a FREE 6-piece Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets with ANY purchase! Just use the coupons found inside the app – valid through the app or when you show them while ordering inside the restaurant.

Does your family love Wendy’s nuggets? Consider trying their NEW Chicken Nugget Bucket with 50 original or spicy nuggets and your choice of dipping sauces. Note that prices and participation will vary depending on your location.

Wendy’s English Muffin Breakfast Combo

For a limited time, Wendy’s is also offering a new breakfast combination including a small Seasoned Potatoes and your choice of either a Bacon or a Sausage, Egg & Cheese English Muffin for just $3 when you order online or in the app!

Note that this deal is valid through the app or when you show them while ordering inside the restaurant and breakfast coupons will only show in the app during breakfast hours.

wendy's frosty next to a wendy's bag

AND Wendy’s is now offering a NEW Triple Berry Frosty!

The Triple Berry Frosty features strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and other natural flavors blended with a thick and creamy Frosty base. For a limited time, it’s available nationwide in four sizes.

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Coffee Every Day w/ Purchase!

woman holding cup of coffee and half of bagel with cream cheese on it

Einstein Bros. Bagels has a new and exciting offer for 2024. Schmear Society Rewards Members can participate in the new Unlimited Free Coffee Program.

That means any time you place an order online or through the app, you can score a FREE hot or iced coffee (excluding cold brew) of any size with any purchase! That’s about $3 savings per visit!

To redeem your reward, order online or through the app. Sign into your Rewards accounts and view your “My Rewards.” Select the reward when ordering.

Not part of the Schmear Society Rewards program? Sign up for a free account today and you’ll get free Unlimited Free Coffee for the rest of the month. Any purchase will unlock the reward for the next calendar month.

What cheap eats are always available? Score these food deals today or any day…

sams club pizza slice menu item

Sam’s Club Pizza & Drink

If you’re looking for the best cheap fast food deals, look no further than the Sam’s Club food court. You can get a ton of tasty food items at Sam’s Club for under $5, including their popular pizza and drink combo. It costs just $2.50 and you’ll receive a 16″ slice of pizza and a soft drink!

costco hot dog soda and ice cream from food court

Costco Hot Dog & Drink

Another prime place to find cheap eats and food deals is the Costco food court which has many affordable and delicious food options for under $5. One of our favorites is the hot dog and drink combo. It costs just $1.50 and the price hasn’t changed since 1984!

Costco Chicken Bake cut in half sitting on table

Costco Chicken Bake

Another of our favorite fast food deals is also from the Costco food court. Costco’s famous Chicken Bake costs $3.99 as it’s made with fresh ingredients like chicken breast, cheese, bacon, and Caesar dressing wrapped up in leftover pizza dough. That’s one of the good food deals you can get right now today!

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