McDonald’s: Free Breakfast 4/23 for STAAR Students & Teachers

McDonald'sHouston-area teachers and students in 3rd – 8th grades can receive free breakfast from McDonald’s April 23, 2014, in preparation of the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) Test. Between 6 am – 9 am, they can choose from a free Sausage Burrito or Egg McMuffin, apple slices and low fat milk or apple juice box.

Coupons are not needed for the free breakfast but a parent or guardian must be with them. Siblings not in grades 3-8 and parents will need to pay for their breakfast.

This is the first time teachers are being included in the free breakfast offer, with a valid teacher ID. Last year, approximately 9,000 Houston students received a free breakfast from area McDonald’s in prep for the STAAR test.

Tax Day Freebies & Deals in Houston 2014 (Updated)

Tax Day Freebies 2014Businesses are gearing up for Tax Day deals and freebies. It’s always a favorite list here at Houston on the Cheap! Here is what I’ve seen in Houston to ease the pain April 15:

Arby’s — Get a free Snack-sized Curly Fry at Arby’s nationwide April 15. You need to print a coupon, which will be available on Arby’s social media Monday, April 14: Arby’s Facebook or @Arby’s on Twitter.

Boston Market — The food retailer is offering the “Tax Day Deal Chicken Meal” April 15. The deal includes two half-chicken individual meals for $10.40, including two sides and cornbread. One meal is normally $7.99 each. Valid April 15 only. No coupon is required.

Entertainment Book — Get a 2014 Entertainment Book for just $10.40 + $2.49 shipping ($35 retail) April 15-17. Coupons expire 12/30/14.

Great American Cookies — Folks can get a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie at Great American Cookies April 15, thanks to its “Income the Sweetness” promotion. No purchase is necessary — or proof of taxes filed!

Hard Rock Café — Houstonians can earn a free dinner entree from Hard Rock Café’s new menu just by “singing for their supper.” Folks simply select their favorite song and perform it live on the restaurant stage. The promotion is the day after Tax Day, April 16, 5 pm – 7 pm. Houston’s Hard Rock Café is downtown at 501 Texas.

HydroMassage — Get a free massage at participating HydroMassage locations across the United States April 14-18, 2014.  Just print out this coupon for this free deal. Due to high demand, massages may be limited to 10 minutes. Consider calling ahead to reserve your spot. Eleven locations in the Houston area are participating including Houston, Katy, League City, and Conroe. Check out the locations online.

Menchie’s — It’s not a Tax Day Deal, but it’s a freebie on April 15! Get a free 6oz. cup of Menchie’s frozen yogurt April 15, noon – 2 pm, thanks to the Houston Rockets win last night. This has been an amazing promotion all season, but it’s winding down! Valid at participating locations. One Houston-area location changed it to 4oz!

RA Sushi — Enjoy an extended happy hour for its Tax Day Tuesday from 3 pm  to close. Keep some money in your pocket with $3-$7 cocktails and 35 appetizers, tapas and sushi from $2.25 – $7.25.

Schlotzsky’s — On April 15 only, get a free small Original sandwich with purchase of a 32 oz. drink and chips. No coupon required.

Sonic —Sonic Drive-In is offering half-price Happy Hour all day April 15. Get your favorite soft drink, slush, or combination of flavors at 50% off!

The Green Run — Save 15% on race registration for The Green Run, a 10K held April 26 at CityCentre. Use code TAXDAYG6214 April 15 only. Adults: $45, kids $15 (before discount). Register online here.

Willie’s Icehouse — Get your tax deducted from your bill at Willie’s Icehouse April 14-16. Print this coupon to take advantage of this savings.

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50% Off Papa John’s Pizza on Rockets’ Wednesdays

papajohnsPapa John’s is offering a special half-price deal tied to its partnership with the Houston Rockets. Customers can get 50% off their pizza every Wednesday when the Houston Rockets play. April is a great month to enjoy this deal since Houston Rockets play April 2, April 9, and April 16.

Head online to and use promo code ROCKETS. This is valid at participating Houston-area Papa John’s.

National Ravioli Day & Other Pasta Deals March 18

National Ravioli Day National Ravioli Day is later this week on March 20 — but folks are celebrating early this year. Check out these specials:

BRIO Tuscan Grille — Celebrate 50% off any ravioli dish March 18 for National Ravioli Day. Choose from select items including Crispy Cheese Ravioli, Ravioli di Bello, Ravioli alla Vodka, and Cheese Ravioli al Forno. BRIO is located at CityCentre and River Oaks.

Spaghetti Warehouse — Take advantage of buy-one-get-one free entrees and 50¢ meatballs! Print this coupon to receive a free Spaghetti & Meatballs with the purchase of another.  This deal is only valid Tuesday, March 18. It’s dubbed Meatball Madness as part of the college basketball tournament. Pay just 50¢ for each additional meatball March 18. Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 901 Commerce.

Buca di Beppo –  This isn’t truly a deal for National Ravioli Day, but it’s a new coupon. Take advantage of the $40 Meal Deal where Four Can Eat for $40. Get your coupon online here. Located on Buffalo Speedway and in Conroe.

Free Menchie’s Today + Grand Opening Food Truck Party March 7

menchies food truckHouston-area Menchie’s are giving away free 6oz. cup of your favorite mix for every Houston Rocket’s win all season. Simply go to Menchie’s the day after the win between noon to 2 pm.

Take advantage TODAY (3/6), noon to 2 pm, to celebrate the Rockets win last night. The Rockets are doing awesome! Woo-hoo!

Heard about the new Menchie’s Food Truck? I saw this flyer while I was getting my free cup of frozen yogurt yesterday!

Menchie’s Food Truck Grand Opening:
March 7, 7 pm – 9 pm, 512 W. 19th Street

One lucky person at the party will win a food truck party for up to 100 people!

Chick-fil-A: Visit February 14 For Free Breakfast on Future Visit

chick fil a cow deal{I love when I walk into Chick-fil-A and see a freebie posted on the glass!}

Chick-fil-A is sharing the love Friday for Valentine’s Day! Stop in anytime between 10:30 am – close to get a free Digital Offer Card loaded with two free breakfast entrees for a future visit. This is valid at Houston-area Chick-fil-A locations. One card per person, while supplies last.


Taco Cabana Sweetheart Deals All Week

taco cabana dealsIt’s a week of Sweetheart Deals at Taco Cabana February 10-14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here is the run down:

  • February 10: Buy any burrito, get one free
  • February 11: Buy two Fajita Tacos, get a free 20-ounce drink and side
  • February 12: Buy one Combo, get a second Combo for $1 (Combos No.1-8)
  • February 13: Buy one Plate, get a second Plate for $1 (Plates No.1-8)
  • February 14: Two can dine for $9.99 including two soft drinks (dine-in only, choice of Flauta Plate, Taco Plate or Chicken Fajita Bowl or Burrito)

Follow Taco Cabana on Facebook or Twitter to get your new coupon each day. Print the coupon or show on your mobile phone. Valid at participating locations only. One per person.

Free Menchie’s & Pinkberry: National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6

Free Menchie's for National Frozen Yogurt Day 2/6/14Menchie’s is celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6 by giving away free 6oz. per person.

Simply head to Menchie’s Facebook page to print the coupon or show on your mobile device. When viewing on mobile, access the coupon here.

And the Houston Rockets won last night, which means free Menchie’s February 6 from noon – 2 pm without a coupon!

Find 15 Menchie’s in Houston with one more soon at Riverpark Center, Sugar Land.

Pinkberry is offering its own freebie for National Yogurt Day February 6. Simply like its local Facebook page (Highland Village, Baybrook Passage, or The Woodlands), show it at the store between 3 pm – 7 pm and get a free small yogurt with topping. Valid February 6 only from 3 pm – 7 pm.