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Welcome gift: Free dental care

Dental clinics' Christmas Eve gift, plus a round-up of restaurant deals.

By Teresa Mears Dec 18, 2009 4:19PM

If all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth, or at least your two front teeth cleaned, Comfort Dental has the gift for you.


On Dec. 24, dental clinics in Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas will provide free dental care to anyone who needs it from 7:30 to 11 a.m. All you have to do is show up, and care will be dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis. Whether you can get a procedure as complex as your missing two front teeth replaced will be up to the individual office.

The flow of restaurant freebies and deals seems to have dried up for the holidays. Perhaps the retailers think we’ll be receiving enough gifts from Santa.


Here is a recap of deals we’ve written about before that are still good:

  • Buy a dozen doughnuts from a participating Krispy Kreme by Dec. 25 and get a dozen gift tags, each good for a free doughnut in January.
  • Jack in the Box is offering half-price ice cream shakes from 2 to 5 p.m. through Dec. 28. Steak ‘n Shake offers a similar “happy hour” promotion, with all drinks and shakes half price from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays.
  • T.G.I. Friday’s is offering half-price appetizers at the bar during “Appy Hour,” from 4 p.m. until the bar closes, through Dec. 23.
  • Use these Johnny Rockets two printable coupons, one good for a free shake with any entrée purchase and one good for a free hamburger with an entrée and drink purchase, through Dec. 31.
  • Get $10 off a $25 purchase at Rainforest Café with a coupon good through Dec. 31. You can download the coupon at Rainforest Cafe’s Facebook page.
  • Take your kids to Boston Market on Saturdays and Sundays during the Two Kids Eat Free promotion through Jan. 31, and two children 14 or younger eat free with a $6 minimum adult purchase.
  • Kids eat free at Denny’s from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights and, in some locations, Saturday nights. Up to two children 10 and younger can get a free kids’ entrée with the purchase of a regularly priced adult entrée.
  • Print out this coupon for $10 off a $20 order at Buca di Beppo. One coupon per table. The coupon is valid through Dec. 31.
  • Bass Pro Shops is offering a free 4-by-6-inch photo with Santa, available 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The store also offers free crafts for kids from noon to 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 20. 

And, don’t forget you can get free Wi-Fi at airports during the holidays.


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