017- 🥘 County Fair Recipes, Pumpkin Spice is Back, Healthy Fast Eating, and Lots of Deals
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Friday’s are my favorite issues! We always have the best deals coming in right before the weekend and it gives you such a relief to not look at a million sites just to find one coupon!
For the Latest Food Releases section, be sure to look for the Pumpkin emoji to know who has pumpkin items coming up. They’re starting to get in early (and I’m not complaining!) 🎃
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Here’s what we have for you today:
Fun Facts: Dairy Queen
Secret Menu: Starbucks / Applebee’s
Latest Food Releases: Pumpkin Spice added to some restaurants.
Secret Recipe: Panda Express
COUPON ROUNDUP 🤑
Applebee’s: From 9 p.m. to close, you’ll get half-off appetizers from Applebee’s over the summer season.
Applebee’s: All you can eat boneless wings for $12.99 or a limited time.
Applebee’s: From Monday to Friday until Labor Day, you’ll be able to get an entree of your choice and a fountain drink for only $10.99. This deal will only be valid from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arby’s: Get a free order of mozzarella sticks through the app with any purchase until Aug. 20.
Auntie Anne’s: Pretzel Perks members can get a coupon for BOGO free pretzel until Sept. 6.
Blaze Pizza: Use code BLAZEKID to grab a free kids cheese pizza with the purchase of an adult entree. Offer valid every Tuesday in August.
Burger King: Free Coke or Fanta Drink with online purchases at participating BK locations and for Royal Perks members.
Burger King: Free Impossible Whopper with any $3 purchase. Use code: 080819 to claim it. This is a $10 burger you can try just by ordering anything for $3. It’s a per app basis so feel free to have multiple phones / apps to take advantage of the savings until Aug. 19.
Church’s Chicken: $5 off coupons valid through August 6, Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Meal for $6.99, $9.99 for Two Can Dine – 5 Pc Dark or Tenders, 2 Regular Classic Sides, and 2 Biscuits, $22.99 Family Meal – 10 pc Legs & Thighs, 2 Large Classic Sides, and 5 Biscuits, Two Chicken Sandwiches for $8, Free Half Gallon of Southern Sweet Tea with purchase of a 16 pc Family Meal.
Del Taco: Celebrate their Summer of Free with freebies and BOGO free deals. For the full list of freebies, check out their Summer of Free website.
Dominos Pizza: Get BOGO 50% off menu-priced items until Aug. 20 when you purchase through the app or website.
Dominos Pizza: Depends on area: Large 3 topping pizza for 40% Off (Code 9174 or 9220); 20% off entire order (Code 1126); 3 Large 1 topping for $10.99 each (Code 5519); Any 4 dips for $3.99 (Code 8253) 9174 also has a special hack for carry out: $7.99 all 1 topping pizzas; or 8pc wings/boneless; or dips & twists (add as many as you want from any of these items for that deal.. HUGE savings!)
Dunkin Donuts: Rewards Members: Dunkin' Rewards members: $3 Dunkin' Wrap, $2 Medium Cold Brew with any purchase, or a free Medium Iced Matcha Latte with any purchase in August.
Dunkin Donuts: Go into the Dunkin app, click offers, scroll to the bottom and type “Bananas” into the promo code for a FREE Coffee. Not sure how long this will last; it was a hack discovered in our group.
Firehouse Subs: Get a medium Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub for $6 when you order through the app. Available for a limited time.
IHOP: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for $5 until Aug. 27. Free pancake combo to first time loyalty members. $0.65 delivery fees.
Ikea: Get two free kids mac and cheese deals with the purchase of an adult entree every weekday until Aug. 31.
Johnny Rockets: Get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree until Aug 20. NEW
KFC: Get a $20 fill-up box or 10-piece nugget for $5 for a limited time.
Little Caesars: Get an order of Cheesy Bread for only $2.99 with a purchase when you use the code 299BREAD. Available until Sept. 3.
Little Caesars: Get 20% off online delivery orders of $20 with code WEDELIVER. Good through Sept. 3.
Little Caesars: Receive $3 off online orders of $18+ with code 3OFF18 through Sept. 3.
McDonald’s: BOGO Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese, Double Cheeseburger, Big Mac, or 10pc Chicken McNuggets (in app).
McDonald’s: $1 Hash Browns (in app)
McDonald’s: 20% off any purchase of $10 or more (in app)
Nothing Bundt Cake: Get BOGO free Bundtlets when you use the promo code AUGBOGO or use the barcode sent to Nothing Bundt Cake email members. This coupon will work until Aug. 19.
Papa Johns: SM25 still works for 25% off entire order. BIZ30 works in some regions.
Papa Murphy’s: Get BOGO 50% off pizzas from Aug. 16 to 21 with the promo code AUGLSMA. NEW
Pei Wei: Family Bundles for $29.99 that can feed a group of 4. Includes appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert.
Pizza Hut: $0.75 Boneless Wings Deal: 8-piece ($6), 16-piece ($12), 24-piece ($18), 48-piece ($36). Comes in 9 flavor options.
Pizza Hut: BOGO
Postmates: Depends on area: HOST20 & HOST15 ($20 off, minimum order of $40, delivery only). Honestly you can try HOST__ and see if any other number shows up too. Let us know!
Rita’s Italian Ice: Free Small Frozen Lemonade with purchase until Sept. 10.
Shake Shack: Free fries every Friday through September 1 with a $10 purchase with the code FRYDAY.
Smokey Mo’s BBQ: From 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, you can celebrate the back-to-school season with $1 two-item breakfast tacos. This deal is available both in person and online. Limited 10 per order. NEW
Sonic Drive-In: Every Tuesday, you can get 1/2-price Sonic Cheeseburgers on the app.
Sonic Drive-In: For a limited time, get $1.99 small classic shakes all day, every day.
Subway: Depends on area: Buy One Get One Footlong Free: BOGOFTL; Get a 6” for $3.49: SUB349; Get a Footlong for $5.99: FL599; 6” Meal for $5.99: 6INCHMEAL599; 3 Footlongs for $17.99: FL1799, 2 Footlongs for $12.99: FL1299
Taco Bell: Get a free Doritos Locos Taco every Tuesday from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5 when you visit a Taco Bell location.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Rewards members can get a free smoothie with a food purchase from Aug. 14 to 20. NEW
FUN FACTS: DAIRY QUEEN 🍦
The "curl" on top of the soft-serve is considered a DQ trademark.
It's occasionally referred to by employees and DQ acolytes as "the Q"."
The upside-down Blizzard test has a dual purpose. While some employees do it just for show, it was actually a promotion in some locations (Texas, Louisiana, Canada) -- if the employee didn't turn yours upside-down, you would get a free Blizzard.
The biggest Blizzard ever made weighed 8,224.85lbs.
It was made in Springfield, MA in 2005 and was a whopping 22ft tall.
Dairy Queen, also known as DQ, is a beloved fast-food chain that specializes in soft-serve ice cream and dairy treats, including their famous Blizzard.
The original Dairy Queen logo featured a smiling ice cream cone known as "Mr. Happy," who has become an iconic symbol of the brand.
FUNNY SOCIAL TWEETS 😆
SPECIAL RECIPE: FAIR FOOD 😋
Easy Funnel Cake
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup water (approx.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Fill an 8-inch skillet halfway with oil, then turn it to medium heat until it reaches about 360 degrees.
2. Add pancake mix to a bowl and whisk in the water, sugar, and vanilla. Batter should be the thickness of cake batter, not too runny and not too gooey. It should fall from the whisk like ribbons. Pour batter into a bottle with a 1/4-inch nozzle, or use a plastic sandwich baggie with the corner cut off.
3. Test oil by dropping a small dot of batter in the pan. It should quickly float and bubble around the edges without burning. If oil is ready, quickly squeeze the batter in a circular motion into the frying pan, forming a 5-inch disk. Cook about a minute until golden brown on the bottom. Flip and cook other side, about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until golden brown.
4. Remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
SECRET MENU: APPLEBEE’S
Pepper-Crusted Sirloin and Whole Grains
Applebee's Pepper-Crusted Sirloin and Whole Grains
The pepper-crusted sirloin rests on a bed of whole grains with roasted portobellos, sautéed spinach, and grape tomatoes on the side, which is then drizzled with a light broth.
You will not go wrong with a pepper-crusted sirloin especially as Applebee’s ensures that its sirloin has low fat and high iron content. The pepper-crusted sirloin rests on a bed of whole grains with roasted portobellos, sautéed spinach, and grape tomatoes on the side, which is then drizzled with a light broth
How to Order: Ask for Pepper-Crusted Sirloin and Whole Grains
SECRET MENU: STARBUCKS 🤫
Nutella Cold Brew Drink
Venti or Grande Cold Brew
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Bonus Drink: Nutella Nitro Cold Brew
LATEST FOOD RELEASES 📰
🍎 Applebee’s: With Applebee's 2 for $25 menu, two people can dine for one low price. Get one appetizer to share and choose two entrees including burgers, salads, shrimp, steak and ribs.
🍳 Bob Evans: New Caramel Apple Breakfast for Fall. Caramel Apple Breakfast, Caramel Apple Hotcakes, and Caramel Apple French Toast. NEW
🍗 Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy a 6, 10, or 15-piece order of traditional wings and get another order for free.
🍗 Buffalo Wild Wings: New Bulleit Bourbon BBQ Sauce and returning the Hot BBQ Sauce to the menu. NEW
🍔 Burger King: Free Fries All Year Long: Yes you heard that right, join their rewards program and you get free fries once a week through December 2023 with any purchase. They also have deals like BOGO Whoppers, $7 double Whopper and small fries meal, and a $5 fries and chicken fries meal.
🌮 Del Taco: On Tuesdays from 3 PM to 11 PM, you can get regular tacos priced at three for $1.69.
🍕 Domino’s: $8 Carryout Pizza & Chicken: This deal is great: $8 for each of the following gets you: a large one topping pizza with any crust, or 8 piece chicken wings, or Dips and Twists combos (carryout only but worth the trip!).
🎃 Dunkin’: Now available: Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte (iced or hot), Nutty Pumpkin Coffee, pumpkin bakery items, and a Pumpkin Swirl (a special addon that can be included in any of the pumpkin drinks) NEW
🍔 Hardee’s: $6 Star Deals: Hardee's released three new combo meal deals for only $6 each. They come with small fries and small drink, plus your choice of double cheeseburger, original hot ham & cheese sandwich, or 3-piece hand-breaded chicken tenders. For a limited time, you can also grab a jumbo chili dog as part of a $6 Star Deal as well.
🥪 Jack in the Box: 2 for $6 Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches: Choice of sausage or bacon, egg, and American cheese. 🤤
🎃 Jamba Juice: New pumpkin smash bowl + return of the pumpkin smash smoothie. NEW
🍗 KFC: $10 8-Piece Bucket Deal: You can get an eight-piece bucket of bone-in fried chicken or chicken tenders for just $10, which is a hefty discount from regular prices.
🥡 Panda Express: $35 Family Meal (wow!): You get three large entrees, two large sides that feeds a small family easily.
🍕 Pizza Hut: $9 Medium 1 Topping Carryout Pizza: Get any number of medium one topping pizzas or 8 piece boneless wings for $9 as long as you get two for carryout.
🥪 Potbelly: Brings back the S’mores Cookie beginning today. NEW
🍗 Popeyes: $5 6-Piece Ghost Pepper Wings (summer only): For $5, you get six ghost pepper wings and a side when you order online for pickup. For delivery, it's $1 more.
🌮 Taco Bell: $5 Chalupa Cravings Box: Taco Bell just raised the price of its best deal item, the My Cravings Box, for the second time to $7. But there's also a brand new Chalupa Cravings box this month, and it's only $5 with a Chalupa supreme, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, crunchy taco, cinnamon twists, and drink. Otherwise, your best bet is to grab the new $13 Meal for Two that comes with two Crunchwrap Supremes, two bean burritos, two soft tacos, and two chips and nacho cheese.
🌮 Taco Johns: 3 for $6 Mango Shrimp Street Tacos: $2 Tacos? Yes please! Mango shrimp tacos are filled with fried shrimp, mango salsa, chimichurri sour cream, and lettuce in a flour tortilla. Im sure there’s a menu hack for this one.
🍔 Wendy’s: You can also get a 4-piece chicken nugget for $1 with any purchase, or $2 off any premium combo. Otherwise, your best bets are the Four for $4 meal deal with a junior cheeseburger, 4-piece nuggets, fries, and drink, or the $5 Biggie Bag meals.
🍗 Wingstop: $17 Boneless Meal Deal: Feeds 3-4 people for just $17! It comes with 20 boneless wings and you choose up to 4 sauce or rubs, plus a large fries and two dips.
SECRET RECIPE: PANDA EXPRESS 🤫
Orange Chicken Recipe
What is it?
Ingredients:Chicken breast (cut into bite-sized pieces)
Oil (for frying)
Red chili flakes
Green onions (chopped)
Instructions: Coat the chicken pieces in cornstarch. Fry until crispy and golden brown. In a saucepan, combine orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, and red chili flakes. Cook until the sauce thickens. Toss the fried chicken in the sauce and garnish with chopped green onions.
Below is a great walkthrough recipe from Tasty.
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