July’s month full of freebies and deals continues with T-Mobile Tuesdays.
Months after T-Mobile and Taco Bell teamed up to give free tacos every week during T-Mobile Tuesdays, now the two are opening T-MoBell pop-up stores.
“People love tacos. And they love their phones,” said John Legere, T-Mobile CEO, in a statement. “T-MoBell is the ultimate fusion of those two loves, and we can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve cooked up.”
The co-branded T-MoBell stores open Tuesday at T-Mobile’s local Signature Stores in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago Tuesday with free tacos, freezes and have giveaways each day from 2 to 5 p.m. through Thursday, while supplies last.
But you don’t have to be in one of the launch cities or a T-Mobile customer to enter for giveaways and a chance to win free tacos with a $500 Taco Bell gift card.
Follow @TMobile on Twitter for giveaways starting Tuesday and learn more at www.tmobell.com.
Other deal days this month include: National Tequila Day (July 24), National Lasagna Day (July 29), National Cheesecake Day (July 30) and National Avocado Day (July 31).
Deal days already passed: National Fried Chicken Day (July 6), National French Fry Day (July 13), National Hot Dog Day (July 17) and National Ice Cream Day (July 21).
Independence Day kicked things off with patriotic specials and discounts for active and retired military.
Plus, Chick-fil-A’s popular Cow Appreciation Day returned July 9 with a chance to get free chicken for dressing up like a cow and 7-Eleven Day brought millions of free Slurpee drinks.
Amazon Prime Day ran a full 48 hours this year on Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16and other retailers including Target, Walmart and eBay had competing sales.
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Deals and freebies
Here are some of the big days for free food and discounts along with ongoing specials, available at participating restaurants. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Bookmark this page because it’ll be updated frequently with more specials. Businesses with 20 or more locations can submit meal deals here.
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July 15-Aug. 25: Wendy’s Baconfest
Through Aug. 25, Wendy’s is celebrating Baconfest with a few deals.
- July 16-Aug. 25: Get free Baconator Fries with any purchase using Wendy’s mobile app.
- July 17-July 18: Get a free Baconator redeemable with a special code that will be livestreamed on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/wendys.
- Check the Wendy’s app for other bacon specials. Download the app at www.wendys.com or at app stores.
July 16: McDelivery is expanding with DoorDash
McDonald’s and DoorDash announced a new partnership Tuesday to expand “the availability and accessibility of McDelivery beyond its current offering,” the two companies said in statements.
Previously, Uber Eats was McDonald’s exclusive delivery partner. The expanded program will launch first in the Houston, Texas area on July 29 before expanding.
“In a few short years, McDelivery, has become an important part of our growth and our customer-centric strategy,” said Chris Kempczinski, president of McDonald’s USA, in a statement. “Building on the success of McDelivery in the US, we’re excited to make McDelivery accessible to customers on DoorDash.”
McDonald’s will be a part of DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription program. DashPass members get unlimited free delivery on orders $12 or more at select restaurants.
July 23-25: T-MoBell free tacos, contest
The three co-branded T-MoBell stores open 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 5 p.m. each day through Thursday, there will be giveaways including free tacos and freezes. There’s a limit of one free taco and freeze per person while supplies last.
Here are the locations, which are T-Mobile Signature Stores:
- Santa Monica/Los Angeles: 1410 3rd Street Promenade.
- New York City: 1535 Broadway Suite 0161A, Times Square.
- Chicago: 700 N. Michigan Ave, Magnificent Mile.
If you’re not in one of the launch cities or a T-Mobile customer, you can still enter for prizes including a $500 Taco Bell gift card by following @TMobile on Twitter. Learn more about the promotion at www.tmobell.com.
July 24: National Tequila Day
Both National Tequila Day and National Drive-Thru Day are Wednesday, July 24. We’ll be adding the deals here shortly.
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July 29: Multiple deal days
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July 31: National Avocado Day
We expect a handful of offers that will save some green. Here are the 2018 deals.
Abuelo’s: Every Thursday night in July, get margaritas for $3.
Applebee’s: The July Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the Malibu DOLLARMAMA. For $1, get the 10-ounce drink, which includes Malibu Coconut Rum and Tropicana orange and Dole pineapple juices.
Burger King: For a limited time, the fast-food chain has a $4 Whopper Jr. meal, a $5 Whopper meal and a $6 Double Whopper meal. No coupon is needed.
Carrabba’s: For a limited time, dine-in and order any regularly priced entrée and take home a select entree with soup or salad for $10.
Chili’s: The $5 Margarita for July is the “Southern Back Porch ‘Rita,” featuring Southern Comfort whiskey, Lunazul tequila, mango puree, fresh sour and topped with unsweetened tea.
Clamato: Get a free six-pack or larger of beer up to $6.50 through July 31 with a rebate on the Ibotta app when you purchase one 64-ounce, two 32-ounce or 1-liter bottle of Clamato.
Cumberland Farms: Through Sept. 3, get any small or large fountain beverage from the Chill Zone, including frozen HYPERFREEZE, for 79 cents.
Firehouse Subs: Through July 31 with any platter purchase and a coupon get a free gallon beverage.
Krystal: For a limited time, All-You-Can-Eat original Krystal burgers and fries for $5.99 per person available at participating locations.
Long John Silver’s: Through July 31, get $2 off any variety platter or $5 off an eight-piece meal with coupons on the chain’s website.
Olive Garden: Through July 29, the chain has its popular “Buy One, Take One” promotion. Starting at $12.99, order select items and take a second entree home. Learn more at www.olivegarden.com.
On The Border: Through Sept. 15, get the two for $22 Border Feast, which includes two appetizers and choice of two select entrees. Learn more at www.ontheborder.com.
Pilot Flying J: Through Sept. 2, get the new Cinnabon Cookie Frosting Sandwich for $3.29 at select Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers that have Cinnabon bakeries. In July, there will be buy-one-get-one offers available in the Pilot Flying J app from July 1-7 and July 21-28. Download the app at www.pilotflyingj.com/app.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen: Through July 29, get $5 Parmesan Ranch Double Dippers, which include six boneless wings, choice of one side, a biscuit and dual-dipping side of Parmesan Ranch.
Sonic Drive-In: Sonic has multiple ongoing specials. Through July 31, app users, get three-piece Cinnasnacks for 99 cents through the SONIC app as the July reward. Through Aug. 4, Sonic has Summertime BLTs starting at $3.99 and a new, limited trio of Mocktail Slushes, available in three flavors – Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada and Reaper Spicy Margarita. And through Sept. 2, shakes and ice cream sandwiches are included in the ongoing Sonic Nights promotion and are half-price after 8 p.m. Download the app at www.sonicdrivein.com/app.
Taco Bell: Through Sept. 1 at 2:59 a.m. ET, get 15% off one Party Pack. Sign up for offers at www.tacobell.com/register.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill: For a limited time, dine-in and choose from a selection of five Signature pastas entrees and take home a free Classic pasta or pizza dish as part of the chain’s “UNO Now, UNO Later” nationwide program.
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