Sticking to a budget can be quite a challenge, especially during summer! The good weather is always inspiring to grab a bite or dine outside. However, there are a few ways to save money on food.
Spending extra money on food or dining out it's more usual in summer due to the great weather. However, your wallet probably won't feel too excited about this!
The main secret of saving money on food and sticking to your budget lies in rewards programs and apps.
So, if you are planning to spend less on food this summer, you may want to check this list of restaurant chains that offer freebies for signing up for rewards programs or downloading their apps.
- Chili's: By signing up for Join My Chili's Rewards, you can get free chips or a non-alcoholic drink every time you pay a visit to the participating locations. Want an extra tip? You can get a free dessert on your birthday!
- Cold Stone Creamery: If you sign up for My Cold Stone Rewards, you can earn rewards point every time you input your phone number at checkout every time you buy an ice cream treat. Besides, you will receive a buy one, get one free Cold Stone Creation just for signing up.
- California Pizza Kitchen: If you sign up for their rewards program, you can get a small plate of your choice for free!
- Just Salad: By downloading the app on your mobile device, you can get a $10 credit to use on your next order.
- Dunkin': You can get a free beverage (cooler beverages aren't included) by joining DD Perks. You can choose any size and any iced or hot coffee, tea, latte, hot chocolate or Coolatta.
- Bruegger's Bagels: You can easily become a member of the Bruegger's Bagels Inner Circle receive the latest special offers and exclusive news in your email. Besides, just for signing up, you will get a free bagel with cream cheese.
- Krispy Kreme: You can earn and redeem points with the Krispy Kreme Rewards. You can either download the app or join online. The good news is that for signing up you will automatically get a free doughnut!
- Wetzel's Pretzels: Just by downloading the chain's app you can get plenty of freebies! Besides, the rewards system they use is straightforward and immediate.
- Del Taco: If you sign up for Del Taco's Raving Fan E-Club, you will get two Del Tacos or grilled chicken tacos for free!
- Papa John's: By becoming a member of their rewards program you can get free Cheesesticks. Make sure you always check the "My offers" section on your rewards dashboard.