Last year’s spending on Valentine’s Day was a record high of $146.84, and according to Splender, a cash-back shopping site, the top gift choices in its “The Truth About Valentine’s Day 2017” survey was a nice dinner out. So this year, make your Valentine’s date cheaper and smarter. Take a look at the best deals and freebies, which may come in handy if you’re a last minute planner!
1. Auntie Anne’s
For all My Pretzel Perks members on Valentine’s Day, Auntie Anne’s will be offering buy-one, get-one heart shaped Original and Cinnamon Sugar pretzels. Become a member today to get a free pretzel!
2. McAlister’s Deli
On February 14, purchase an adult entrée for dine-in only and receive up to two free kids meals at participating McAlister’s locations.
3. El Fenix
El Fenix has a sweet and free promo valid only on Valentine’s Day. With the purchase of any entrée, guests will receive a Heart-Shaped Sopapillas. One per guest.
At participating Qdoba restaurants, guests can qualify for their buy one entrée get one free deal. All guests have to do is share a kiss with a friend or significant other to qualify. Additionally, the burrito chain is spreading the love even more! For every Instagram post with #QdobaForaKiss shared from Feb. 10-15, Qdoba will donate a dollar to No Kid Hungry.
5. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Through Valentine’s Day, couples that dine with Fogo de Chao will receive a dining card for a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit, which is valued up to $62.95. The dining care must be redeemed between February 15-April 30.
Single? There’s something for you too. Hooters is catering to the romantically frustrated on Valentine’s. Earn 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings by shredding an image of their ex. You can redeem this offer in one of two ways: 1) Take the online quiz and then receive a downloadable coupon, or 2) you can bring a photo of your ex to your local Hooters for shredding.
7. Mimi’s Café
Planning to pop the question on Valentine’s Day? Then, you might want to go to Mimi’s Café to celebrate. You’ll get a free three-course meal for both of you. The free meal is yours so long as you produce the engagement ring as proof. Not ready to tie the knot? Post a “love note” to your significant other on Mimi’s Facebook page and you will receive a free entrée with a purchase on your next visit.
Addicted to Schlotzsky’s hot sauce? Then you’ll want to take advantage of this freebie. While supplies last, Schlotzsky’s is giving away special three-ounce bottles of its signature hot sauce at restaurants nationwide on Valentine’s Day – no purchase necessary!
On the national day of love, it’s important to make sure your heart can handle all the loving. MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, is offering free “Know Your Numbers” heart-health screenings on February 14. From 10am to 1pm, you can visit your local MinuteClinic to receive a free heart-health preventative screening.
10. Dunkin’ Donuts
For the chance to win $2,500 and a year’s worth of coffee and donuts, enter the “Dunkin’ Love” photo contest. Simply share a photo via Instagram, captioned with your love story and how Dunkin’ Donuts plays a part. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #DunkinLoveContest!
11. TGI Fridays
From Feb. 9-14, get half-priced bottles of wine all day and night. They also have a dinner deal! Get a dinner for two, featuring two premium entrées and one shareable dessert, for only $30.
12. Papa John’s
Pizza is always a good idea, especially when it’s heart-shaped. Get a medium 1-topping heart-shaped pizza on thin crust with brownie for $15 OR get 2 for $18 in select stores. Check with your local store first.
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14. Buca di Beppo
Make your reservations now in order to get the Valentine’s special: heart-shaped lasagna for 2, served with salad, garlic bread and mini cannoli – all for $49.99. This offer is available 2/12-2/14.
15. Chuck E Cheese
Have some fun on Valentine’s Day at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Use this printable coupon (valid 2/7-2/14) to get 2 personal pizzas, 2 drinks and 300 play points for $21.99.
16. Outback Steakhouse
Take advantage of this Valentine’s Day menu, available February 9-14. Get a Bloomin’ Onion to share, two select entrees, two sides, two side salads, and a classic cheesecake to share. Dinner for two starts at $42, but the price varies by location.