12 Ways To Eat For Free In 2019 — No Food Holiday Required

photographed by Alice Gao; appearance by Ana Abramcyk.
If your New Year's resolution was to stick to a budget and actually save some money in 2019, but when you woke up on January 1, your obsession with eating out had not miraculously disappeared, don't worry. All hope is not lost. There are plenty of ways for you to save money without giving up dining out. In fact, there are actually several ways to dine out without spending any money at all. The secret lies with rewards programs and apps.
Ahead, we've compiled a list of the restaurant chains that offer freebies simply for signing up for their various rewards programs or downloading their apps. While some do require you to input your credit card info, most don't ask for anything other than your name, email address, and birthday. Take a look to see where you can eat and drink for free in 2019, and make good on that money-saving resolution.

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