Food on Fridays: Free Food!

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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. We’re pretty relaxed over here, and stories and photos are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post. It ties us together visually.Then fill in the boxes of Simply Linked to join the fun!

Food on Fridays with Ann

[Updated: I wonder if Arby's is overwhelmed and changed their offer? Now they are sending people to their Facebook page, expecting visitors to "Like" Arby's to get the coupon. Fair enough. I can "Like" and then "Unlike" after I get the coupon, right? Alternately, you may temporarily try THIS LINK and take note that the original offer was until the 17th but the current offer expires 5-15.]This week it’s Free Food on Fridays!”You can thank Twitter for your lunch today, kids.” I said as we backed out of the Arby’s parking spot.“Thanks, Twitter!” the chorus of four kids’ voices rang throughout the minivan.”And Arby’s, too.”“Thanks, Arby’s!”We should have thanked @laurawilliamsmu, too, because she’s the one who tweeted this:Get a FREE Market Fresh Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich at Arby’s wyb 22oz Pepsi expires 5/17 http://nblo.gs/hJH1sThe link takes you to Laura’s blog, where she provides yet another link to the Arby’s site where you can print off the coupon. We took in five coupons, bought five slightly overpriced Pepsi products, and came home with the drinks plus five chicken salad sandwiches (actually we had a choice between sandwiches and wraps).I loved it when the Arby’s guy who rang up our order read from the ticket, “You saved twenty-three dollars today.”Hope my gluten-tolerant friends can take advantage of this deal before May 17!Oh, and...Thanks, Laura!

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    1. Thanks for hosting!

    2. It’s delightful, isn’t it, to enjoy an unexpected bounty? I can still remember minor, but spontaneous, outings that my mother came up with when I was small. They leave marks–good marks.

      I think we share the savings gene, Ann–I’ll admit to a little thrill when the grocery checker reads the “you saved $xx.xx” from my receipt.

      • annkroeker says:

        The kids were so amazed I was buying them pop for lunch! And the fact that the sandwiches were free made them more open-minded to taste-testing. Isn’t that interesting psychology? They are kind of picky eaters, so if I made some chicken salad and served it, I think I would have ended up with some resistance.

        Oh, and I had to update the post because Arby’s changed this offer from when I first heard about it and used it. I have proof, because I have one extra coupon I didn’t use that was intended for my husband…it has the May 17 expiration date on it and everything. I didn’t have to “like” Facebook or anything.

        I guess they can do whatever they want. I suspect they underestimated the power of the Internet to spread the word. I mean, Free Food? That screams loud on Twitter! :)

    3. If you have trouble logging on to Laura’s link, try a Gooble search for Arby’s coupons. You may need to “like” Arbys on Facebook, but the coupons come up and print as many as you need. http://www.facebook.com/arbys?v=app_207403572627761

      • annkroeker says:

        Hazel, thanks so much for alerting me!! I posted an update on the blog to send people to the alternate destination. See my response to Sheila for my suspicions (i.e., Arby’s may have underestimated the power of the Internet to spread the good news!). :)

        You’re a lifesaver!

    4. Thanks Ann! Thanks Facebook! Thanks Twitter!

    5. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be at Arby’s tomorrow :)

    6. Guess where tomorrow night’s dinner is coming from? Thanks Ann for the info.
      One night my youngest son stood in line for 1 and 1/2 hours at the new Panda Express in town and came home with 3 free meals. I told Hubby to stop by on his way home from work. But when he saw the line, he opted for a different choice. It was good Chinese food, too. I was surprised with the free announcement and grand opening splash.
      Will have a link up to my “Sunrise Omelet” in a short while now that Blogger is up and running again :)

      Janis

      • annkroeker says:

        Yum! I love Chinese food. And now I’m going to see if your Sunrise Omelet is up and ready for me to admire! I love eggs. I love omelets. I know I’ll love your post. :)

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