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Remember how I wrote about Amigos restaurant in Waterford Lakes? Well, today there is a Groupon for $20 worth of food for only $10! This deal expires in 2 days, so get on it!

 

Thanks to Whosaidnothinginlifeisfree for the heads up.

 

Craving BBQ? Once I discovered this place, I could not get enough of it.

First is the ambiance, with a rustic log cabin feel on the outside, you feel like you are eating country. But step inside and there are plenty of TV’s playing music videos, sports, or whatever random things happen to play on their own feed. Second is the food, of course! No trip is complete with an appetizer (or even main course) of Pretzel Bones with 3 different dipping sauces. I guarantee that you will have to order more than one because they go so fast. Other menu items include “make your own burgers” and some locations do have happy hour specials.

Lastly, check out their rewards! Join the “Bones Club” and you can start earning points towards free food as well as free appetizer just for joining. It did not take me long to rack up $20. Plus you can usually get $5-$10 off purchase coupons in the Orlando Sentinel Paper once a month. Check in on Foursquare and get a free appetizer of Kettle Chips. Plus check “Retail Me Not” for printable Smokey savings! Still more fun on Facebook and Twitter. So now you really have no excuse.

Near Disney: Smokey Bones located in Kissimee.

Near Universal: No location available.

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: Smokey Bones located at Waterford Lakes Towncenter.

Near the Airport: No location available.

What do you like to order? What is your favorite Pretzel Bones sauce flavor? (I like the Garlic sauce)

It should come as no surprise to you that there is another post about sandwiches.  My husband requested a trip to our local Pita Pit today, and it did not disappoint. First off, we found coupons in both the Orlando Weekly and Bogo Magazine. You can also access Bogo Magazine online and print coupons directly from there. Once there, sign up for their email club to get special offers.

We had a “buy one pita combo get one  pita free” coupon and each got falafel pitas. You can also choose from your favorite cheese and toppings as well as sauces. Most of the meat selections are turkey or chicken, but they do have other options. The only downside is that the store is a little small and kind of loud, especially when it gets crowded. But the eating is great! And we just found out that they do deliver! Look for more coupons in the bags they put your Pitas in TO GO.  Facebook and Twitter…you guessed it!

Near Disney: No locations available

Near Universal: No locations available

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: On the corner of Alafaya and East Colonial or down the street from UCF on University.

Near the Airport: No locations available

Have you visited a Pita Pit recently? What do you order? Post below!

If you have never been to a Firehouse Subs, now is the perfect time. I am a sucker for sandwiches and this one specializes in good ones. Also, they have a very unique point of view! With an overwhelming array of hot sauces for you to try, ask an employee for the hottest they have, if you dare. One of my friends loves hot sauce, and the employee actually had to put on gloves and get it special out of the fridge. It was black coming out of the bottle and made his head explode. Good times.

You can also mix your own Strawberry Limeade or purchase a large orange pickle that benefits local firemen. The employees at the location we most frequent (Kirkman and Conroy) are always extra friendly and remember us when we come in. I also have a friend who works at the Sand Lake location, so if you go there, be sure to ask for Zachariah (tell him Laney sent you!).

So why is this a perfect time to visit Firehouse? Well, if you sign up for their “Copy That” newsletter right now, you may get sent a coupon for a free medium sub when you buy a sub, chips, and a drink on Labor Day. Even if you can’t take advantage of that particular offer, they are always sending coupons for a free drink with purchase.

My favorite thing to order there is the Engineer (you will come to find out, dear readers, that turkey is my go-to lunch meat!) Another fun way to order is how my brother and roommate do. They tell the employee to order it as if they were making it for themselves. Sometimes this is only for the adventurous, but fun nonetheless.

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Near Disney: Firehouse Subs is located is Hunter’s Creak, about 6 miles away.

Near Universal: Firehouse Subs is located on Sand Lake or at Kirkman and Conroy.

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: Firehouse Subs is located just down the street from UCF on University Way.

Near the Airport: No location nearby.

So how many of you love Firehouse? What is your favorite thing to order? Comment below!

If you have not dropped in to a Sonny’s recently, I strongly encourage you to visit soon! The one by our house recently got refurbished with new decor and a bar area. With the all you can eat deals, salad bar, specially priced lunchtime combos, and the appetizers of corn nuggets and fried okra, you cannot go wrong! The staff at our location is always friendly and helpful, asking us if we need to-go cups and recommending menu items. And it is a lot of food for the budget conscious.

Plus, REWARDS CLUB! Fill out the online form  for the R U SMOKIN’ Club and they will send an you an email good for a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. Yeehaw! And don’t forget to LIKE them on Facebook as well. Twitter too.

Near Disney: No location available

Near Universal: No location available

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: On Alafaya past Waterford Lakes Towncenter, towards Avalon Park.

Near the Airport: Down Semoran Blvd

What deals have you found at your local chains or favorite restaurants? Post in the comments section below!

Looking for a place to eat? Qdoba is very similar to Chipotle or Moe’s, in the way it is made: you pick the ingredients and the style. But Qdoba has one thing that Chipotle does not have- A Rewards Club!

Qdoba Rewards is very easy to use. You simply register online and enter the number off the card or key fob that you get at local store. Then a FREE order of homemade chips and salsa or a FREE regular drink coupon will be emailed to you and loaded on your card. Free food = Happy Laney! Facebook and Twitter here.

Near Disney: Qdoba is located near the Crossroads at Buena Vista near the intersection of 535 and 435.

Near Universal: No location available.

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: Qdoba is located at the Waterford Lakes Towncenter or the UCF student union.

Near the airport: Qdoba is located in the airport itself.

What places do you use a rewards card? Post in the comments below!

Guest blogger: Judy Daley

If you love TexMex and Amigos Restaurants in the Orlando area as much as our family does, you will love this! Using your smart phone text  the message AMIGOS 2 to 25827. You will get coupons sent directly to you for $$$ off your next meal. Simply show  your  server the message you get in return and they will give you the savings on the bill. Que Bueno!!

Unfortunately, they don’t have a location near the attractions, but maybe sometimes.

What restaurants in Waterford Lakes do you like to eat and save at? Post in the comments below!

Every once in awhile I get coupons for Cici’s pizza, but since it’s location is a little out of the way for me, we don’t go very often. Recently, we did visit the location on International Drive here in Orlando. Now the pizza is cheap, and although it’s not the best I have ever had, it’s all you can eat! The makes it the perfect meal if you are in a hurry and on a budget near the bustling tourist mecca of attractions.

What stands out most, though, is the desserts! They had brownies, a Bavarian crème pizza, and gooey cinnamon rolls (my husband’s favorite!). While we were deciding what we wanted to eat at the buffet, we noticed people asking for special orders. Apparently you can ask for cheesy bread or a whole specialty pizza and have it delivered to your table when it is ready, free of charge! The manager at this location was especially helpful and we noticed he took care to make sure people were not over crowded while getting their food.

Looking for more ways to save? Join Cici’s Pizza Perks. It gives you some great coupons and deals. Like on Facebook and Twitter too.

Near Disney: Cici’s is located 2 miles from Disney on Palm Parkway.

Near Universal: Cici’s is located on International Dr.

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: No locations available

Near the Airport: No locations availanle

What restaurant have you found onInternational Drive that is affordable? Anyone have a favorite  Cici’s location near them? Post in the comments below!