Free food deals this month include fried everything — chicken nuggets, french fries, even french fries topped with bacon and cheese.
There are usually strings attached, so check the fine print. Chain restaurants seem to be in a rush to get customers to download their apps, which is all you need to do to get some of the deals.
Chick-fil-A is giving away eight free chicken nuggets to people who join or log into the restaurant’s rewards program, dubbed Chick-fil-A One. Customers can log in to Chick-fil-A One online or by downloading the app.
The deal lasts through Saturday, Sept. 29. Customers can choose between pressure-cooked nuggets cooked in peanut oil or grilled chicken nuggets.
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McDonald’s is offering free fries through September. To get this deal, you need to make a $1 minimum purchase using and paying for for it through the McDonald’s app.
The company must really want people to start ordering this way as other deals are available — such as a free soft drink on Tuesdays or $1 sandwiches — on its deals page for people who order via the app.
Wendy’s is offering free “Baconator” fries and chicken sandwiches to customers who download its app, but both offers expire Sunday, Sept. 9.
The fries are free with any purchase and are topped with applewood-smoked bacon, warm cheddar cheese sauce and shredded cheddar. The chicken sandwich is a buy-one, get-one deal. Download the app and click on “offers.”
National Coffee Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, is a popular day for big chains to lure customers in the door with free or discounted coffee.
Rare Earth Coffee is selling $1 cold brew on nitro, a way of infusing coffee with nitrogen gas that gives it a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Customers can choose a flavor for the coffee if they wish. The deal and the coffee are available at all Rare Earth locations, including drive-thrus.
Cinnabon is giving away a free 12-ounce coffee. Not purchase necessary.
Krispy Kreme is giving away free coffee that day.
7-Eleven will also give out free coffee that day with purchase of a breakfast burrito costing $2 or more.
Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a buy one, get one free deal on National Coffee Day. Dunkin’ has locations at 1695 W. Lacey Blvd. in Hanford, and inside the Walmart at 1977 W. Cleveland Ave. in Madera.
Barnes & Noble is offering free tall cups of coffee at its cafes inside bookstores nationwide.