How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips

How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips


Eating out while on vacation is expensive, especially when you have a family to feed. Here are some ideas on how to score free food while on road trips and while on vacation. Some of these may require a little effort (like signing up for email or downloading an APP), but the reward is definitely worth it.


**Some of these APP Rewards and printable free Coupons have expiration dates. For instance, I printed out the free Minibon coupon. The expiration date gave me two weeks to use the coupon. If you want to use these free food offers for a road trip or for a certain date, you might want to consider applying for these offers closer to your travel dates. 



How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips


  • Get FREE Cookies At Publix for the Kiddos – Simply walk to the Bakery, and let the little ones ask for a cookie. No purchase necessary. The options are usually chocolate chip & sprinkle sugar cookies. Publix restrooms are always clean and it’s a great place to stop for a bathroom break & a free cookie while on a road trip.


  • Get A FREE Surprise Treat at Panera – By signing up with MyPanera, you get a surprise treat like a cookie, pastry, or any other bakery treat. You will continue to earn goodies with each visit.


  • Get FREE Cookie or Piece of Fruit At Target –Kids can now choose a free piece of fruit or a cookie when they visit any SuperTarget bakery counter.



  • Get a FREE Doughnut at Krispy Kreme -When the neon glow of “Hot Now” is on, you can go in for a FREE, Fresh off-the-line doughnut. You can download the Krispy Kreme Reward APP  (hot light app) that will tell you when the HOT NOW sign is on at the Krispy Kreme Closest to you. Also, when you download the APP, you get a FREE welcome doughnut, special deals, and a free treat on your birthday.


  • Get FREE Ice Cream At Baskin Robbins – Baskin Robbins will give you a coupon for a FREE Scoop of Ice Cream when you download, log in, and sign up for mobile deals on their app. Find a Baskin Robbins Location HERE.


  • Buy One, Get One Free At Dairy Queen – Dairy Queen is currently updating their DQ APP (which offered a FREE Blizzard with download). But they still offer a Buy One, Get One Free Coupon for a Blizzard Treat for Joining Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club.  You also get special coupons on your birthday and anniversary of signing up.






How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips


  • Get A FREE Pretzel At Auntie Anne’s – Download the Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks mobile APP and get a FREE Pretzel (with $1.00 purchase). You also get a FREE pretzel every 300 points/10 points for every $1 spent if you want to collect points for FREE pretzels for the whole family. Find Locations HERE.


  • Get BOGO FREE Offers for Snacks At 7-11 – After downloading the 7-11 APP, you’ll get BOGO FREE deals like a free snack with any drink purchase.


  • Get FREE Drinks and Snacks At QT – After downloading the QT APP you receive special offers and promotions, like a FREE Drink and a FREE Hot Dog (Offers may take a few days to show on APP).






How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips


  • Get FREE Starbucks Drinks And/or Snacks –  By signing up for Starbucks Rewards APP, you get a FREE item on you birthday. Starbucks lovers also get a free food or drink item for every 125 stars earned ($1 equals 2 stars) on the rewards program. OR, Sign Up for Shop Kicks (Walk into a few stores, scan a few barcodes) and you can earn FREE Starbucks Gift Cards to use on vacation.


  • Get FREE Beverage At Dunkin Donuts – Sign up for DDPerks and get a Free Beverage in any size of your choice (includes any iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta). You also get a FREE drink on your birthday. *You need to either have a registered gift card or purchase one to sign up.


  • Get $3.00 and FREE Small Smoothie – Sign up for Jamba Insider Rewards and instantly get $3.00 off your next visit and a FREE Small Smoothie on your birthday. You also receive other special offers and rewards.


  • Get a FREE Slushie at SONIC – Sign up for MY Sonic and get a free medium Slushie.





How To Score Free Food & Drinks For Road Trips


  • Get FREE $30.00 at Benihana – Benihana offers one of the most generous freebies I’ve ever seen. Simply register for The Chef’s Table and receive the latest Benihana news and special offers. You’ll also receive a complimentary $30 Birthday Certificate* during the month of your birthday. Find Locations HERE.


  • Get FREE Pancakes at iHOP – Sign up for iHop’s Pancake Revolution e-Club and within 24 hours of signing up you’ll get an email for your first FREE meal offer (breakfast entrée with pancakes). You’ll also get a FREE Pancake Meal on your birthday and on your yearly anniversary of signing up. Here is a List of iHop Locations.


  • Get 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos at Del TacoJoin Del Taco’s Raving Fan Club and get a coupon for 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos, and a FREE Milkshake on your birthday. Find Locations HERE.




  • Get A FREE Appetizer or Dessert at TGI Fridays -Sign Up for Friday’s Rewards Loyalty Program and immediately get a FREE Appetizer or Dessert. You also get a FREE Appetizer or Dessert on your Birthday.



  • Get FREE Chips and Queso at Chili’s – When you join the Email Club at Chili’s,  you get an order of chips and queso for FREE. You can continue to earn FREE appetizers. You can also get a FREE Dessert on your birthday.


  • Get FREE Queso and a FREE Burrito at Moe’s – Join Moe’s Rockin’ Rewards (download the app) and get a free cup of Queso just for signing up. And you’ll also get a free burrito on your birthday every year.


  • Get FREE Food At Red Robin- Join Red Robin’s Royalty and get a free burger on your birthday, every 10th item free, and $20 towards your sixth visit.


  • Get a FREE Sandwich at Schlotzsky’s- After downloading Schlotzsky’s Lots4Me app, you receive a free small Original sandwich. You can also earn $7 off on your seventh visit.


  • Get FREE “treats” at Chick-fil-A – The Chick-fil-A ONE App comes with many perks (like heading to the front of the line, by ordering through the APP), and gives customers FREE “treats” like a FREE Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Fries, or Icedream.


  • FREE Burger At Backyard Burger – Get a FREE Back Yard Classic Burger just for signing up for their Clubhouse Email Subscription.


  • Get A FREE Boxed Combo At Raising Canes – Visit a participating Raising Cane’s and ask for a Caniac Club card. Register your Club Card HERE. Get a FREE Boxed Combo after signing up. Find Raising Cane Locations HERE.


  • Get FREE Queso or Sopapillas – Get free Queso or Sopapillas after joining Club Cantina (email subscription) at On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina. Find On the Border location HERE.



  • Get a FREE $5.00 Coupon at Jason’s Deli – Sign up with Jason’s Deli and get a $5.00 Coupon on your birthday.


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