Friday food deals and freebies: Ice cream
Celebrate the weekend with deals on chicken, free breakfast and a free grilling cookbook.
It's almost Memorial Day weekend, time for travel, picnics and, don't forget, remembering those who have died in service to our country.
In honor of the armed forces, a number of businesses and cultural institutions have special deals for military personnel and veterans.
But the universe has a few deals for the rest of us, too. And don't forget that some of last week's deals are still available.
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This is another good week for ice cream deals, we're happy to report.
With thanks to our friends at Cities on the Cheap, here are the latest food deals and freebies:
- Boston Market has a Facebook coupon good for 50% off any Family Meal or Market Feast on Monday, May 31. The restaurant also has a number of other coupons, good through June 25. Those coupons give you $1 off an individual meal, $2 off a $10 purchase, or $4 off a $20 purchase. Check the fine print, because there are some exclusions, and most of the coupon deals cannot be combined.
- Cold Stone Creamery has a coupon good for 20% off any purchase, excluding gift cards. The coupon is valid through June 30.
- Friendly's will celebrate Free Ice Cream Day June 5, giving out free scoops from noon to 5 p.m.
- Sonic is offering graduates of prekindergarten through fifth grade a free vanilla cone on Saturday, May 29, with this coupon.
- Friday, June 4, is National Doughnut Day, and Dunkin' Donuts will give you a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage. Krispy Kreme also is offering a free doughnut, no purchase necessary.
- Get $1 off a grilled breakfast sandwich at Jack in the Box through June 27 with this coupon, unless you are in Austin, Texas, Oklahoma City, or Tulsa, Okla.
- Ikea is offering a free breakfast --- one small breakfast and one cup of coffee -- May 29-31, except in Hicksville, N.Y., and Houston.
- White Castle has a coupon for a free small drink if you buy a nine-piece Buffalo, ranch or original chicken rings. Yes, that's rings, not wings -- chicken in the shape of onion rings. The coupon is good through June 27.
If you want to do your own cooking, you can download a free .pdf of "Martha Stewart Living Radio's Summer Grilling Cookbook" from XM radio.
And, for a few deals you can't eat:
- Office Depot will shred up to 5 pounds of documents for free through May 29 as an introduction to the new in-store shredding service.
- Dave & Buster's is offering half-price games all day on Wednesdays through the summer.
- Lowe's free Build & Grow workshops will teach kids to make a race car May 29 and a picture frame June 12.
Remember that not all locations participate in all national promotions, so it's always wise to call ahead.
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