Milwaukee Area Election Day Freebies

November 6, 2012 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: Dining 

In case you haven’t heard, it’s Election Day! Even if your candidate doesn’t win, everyone can take advantage of freebies being given away by local businesses.

Several Milwaukee area businesses are offering freebies to customers that show up wearing their “I Voted” sticker.

7-ElevenFree cup of election day coffee.  Pick either a Obama or Romney cup and cast your vote.

Boston Market Free Market Bowl with purchase of a bowl and drink.

Buca di Beppo – Buy one lunch, get one free of equal or lesser value. Or $5 off Famiglia Meal or $10 off Famiglia Deluxe Meal. Details on the Buca website.

Buddy SquirrelFree chocolate dipped cookie at any of the three area Buddy Squirrel stores.

Cafe Benelux in the Third Ward is offering customers a free pint of Lowlands Brewing Company Bier.

Cafe Centraal in Bay View is offering customers a free pint of Lowlands Brewing Company Bier.

Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa and downtown is offering customers a free pint of Lowlands Brewing Company Bier.

Culver’s in Oak Creek is offering a free scoop of custard. (Please note that the Oak Creek location is the only Culver’s offering this special)

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free bagel and cream cheese.  Brookfield location is participating, however other locations may not be.

Olive GardenFree Dolicini ($3.95 maximum value) with the purchase of one adult entrée.

Papa John’s – Buy any Large or Extra Large pizza at regular menu price and get a second pizza of equal of lesser value for free.  Use promo code FREEDAY.

Pizza Shuttle is offering Buy One Get One Free slices of pizza for voters today.

Quaker Steak & Lube in New Berlin is offering customers a free pint of Capital Beer.

Robert’s Frozen Custard in Germantown is offering all customers a free cone!

StarbucksFree Indivisible wristband, no purchase is necessary.

Stone Creek CoffeeFree extra shot of espresso.

Toppers PizzaLarge One-Topping Pizzas and triple order of Original Topperstix for $5.  (not a freebie, but still worth mentioning.)

Trocadero is offering customers a free pint of Lowlands Brewing Company Bier.

Vino 100 in Wauwatosa is offering Buy One Get One Free glasses of wine or beer.

If you are aware of any other Milwaukee businesses offering freebies today, please leave a comment and let us know!

Thanks to Rose Knows Coupons, Twitter users @SchmattAttack and @JonKurozawa, and Milwaukee Consumer readers Kendra, Jennifer, Lori, Gwynne, and Christian for contributing to this list!

Buy One Get One Free Culver’s Coupons

April 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Dining 

Culver’s has a new Facebook game where you will be awarded coupons just for playing.  There are four different coupons, and you can play the game as many times as you like.  You are limited to receiving one of each of the coupons. 

Coupons available are:

  • Buy One Get One Free Double Deluxe Bacon ButterBurger
  • Buy One Get One Free Medium Chocolate Shake
  • $1 off a Double Deluxe Bacon ButterBurger
  • $1 off a Medium Chocolate Shake

After you complete the game,  you’ll need to enter your email address so the coupon can can be mailed to you.  Once you print the coupon, you’ll have a few days to redeem it.

Thanks to Sarandipity Saves for the tip on this deal!

Give Gift Cards and Get Bonus Cards for Yourself

December 16, 2011 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: Shopping 

Are you a last minute gift shopper?  If you don’t like to deal with crowded stores and last minute shopping online, a gift card might be a good alternative to a sweater or a book.  Sure, a gift card isn’t as personal as an actual gift, however the recipient may appreciate picking out exactly what they want.

Many businesses are offering attractive incentives again this year by giving bonus gift cards to gift card buyers.  Buy something for someone else and get something for yourself!

We have compiled a list of local businesses that have some sort of gift card incentive this holiday season.

  • Applebee’s — Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card. More information.
  • Arby’s – Buy a $20 gift card, get a FREE Combo meal
  • Bartolotta Restaurant Group – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  Valid only at Ristorante Bartolotta, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s, Bacchus, and Boerner Botanical Gardens.  More information.
  • BD’s Mongolian Grill – Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card. More information.
  • Bonefish Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Breadsmith – Buy a $20 gift card and get a $5 bonus card plus a loaf of bread for yourself.  More information.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Charcoal Grill – Buy a $50 gift card, get a $25 promotional certificate for yourself.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – 20 free tokens for every $25 in gift cards purchased.
  • Culver’s – Purchase $20 or more in gift cards and receive a coupon for a free Double Deluxe Value Basket.  More information.
  • Dairy Queen – FREE Blizzard when you buy a $10 gift card
  • Flat Top Grill – Get a free $25 bonus gift card when you buy a $100 Flat Out Crazy Gift Card.  Card can be used at Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill.  More information.
  • Fleming’s SteakhouseBuy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Fuddruckers — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
  • Gap/Old Navy — 10% off gift cards when you use your Gap credit card to purchase and use coupon
  • George Webb Restaurants – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $20 Webb’s gift card.
  • Half Price Books — get a $5 coupon with each $25 gift card you purchase
  • Hooters – Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card; purchase $50 gift card, you get a $10 bonus
  • IHOP – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.  More information.
  • LL Bean – Buy $50 worth of Gift Cards (or general purchases) and get$10 Bonus Gift Card
  • Machine Shed Restaurant – Purchase $50 or more in gift cards and get a $10 gift card bonus 
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Marcus Theatres – Buy a gift card of $25 or more, get a Buy One, Get One Free movie ticket, plus a coupon for two free tickets to the Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Winter Film Series.  More information.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill — Buy $25 Gift Card, get a $5 bonus card
  • MOTOR Bar & Restaurant – For every $50 in MOTOR gift cards, receive a $10 bonus gift card.  (See more details in comments below).
  • Noodles & Co. — Buy $25 in gift cards, get a card for a free sandwich duo
  • Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Papa Murphy’s: Get a free cookie dough when you buy $20 in Papa Murphy’s gift cards.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 Qdoba gift card.  More information.
  • Red Robin – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 Red Robin gift card.  More information.
  • Robert’s Frozen Custard – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $10 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Stir Crazy – Get a free $25 bonus gift card when you buy a $100 Flat Out Crazy Gift Card.  Card can be used at Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill.  More information.
  • Taco Bell — Buy a $20 gift card in store, get a free taco flatbread sandwich combo
  • TGI Friday’s — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
  • Uno Chicago Grill — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus voucher

Note that many of the businesses that we have linked to offer the option to purchase gift cards online.  You can save the processing fees by purchasing the gift cards in person. Also, these bonus deals are not available at gift card kiosks like you might find at Walmart or Walgreens as shown in our picture above.

Did we miss any?  If you know of any other businesses that offer gift card bonuses, leave a comment and let us know!

Thank you to Jennifer from Green Bay Consumer for her help in compiling this list!

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