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Freebies and deals for Valentine's Day

Give the gift of bowling, or maybe you can just clean the bathroom for your true love.

By Teresa Mears Feb 12, 2010 1:27PM

Welcome to our special Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day edition of Friday food deals and freebies.


We can’t think of anything more romantic than a significant other who cooks for us. (Well, maybe one who cleans the bathroom.)


But if you want to dine out or order in, we’ve got some deals, gathered with some help from our friends at Cities on the Cheap. And nothing says you have to bring your sweetheart to get a deal. Go out with your girlfriends, take your mother, take the kids -- or stay home and eat all the chocolate yourself.


Here are our Valentine’s Day food deals:

  • Order online from Domino’s Pizza on Sunday, Feb. 14, and get a free order of Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake. Enter promo code HUG at checkout. We have never tried these, but we are drooling over the photo.
  • Not to be outdone, Papa John's is offering a heart-shaped pizza through Sunday, one topping on thin crust and a Cinnapie for $14.99, or two heart-shaped thin crust pizzas with one topping for $19.99.
  • Through Feb. 14, buy a dozen doughnuts at a participating Krispy Kreme location and get a dozen Valentine’s Day cards, each good for one free doughnut.
  • Dine in at Buca di Beppo on Sunday, Feb. 14, and each member of the party can get one free chocolate-covered strawberry.
  • Whataburger is celebrating Patty Melt Night from 5 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 14. That means you can buy one patty melt and get one free. Both diners must be present.
  • Use this coupon to get a free meal for your date at Wahoo’s Feb. 13-14. Both people must be present to get the free No. 1 combo meal.
  • Get a free milkshake Feb. 12-14 at Ruby’s Diner. One coupon per party.
  • Dine at Outback Steakhouse this weekend and get a $10-off certificate with the purchase of any two entrees. The certificate is good Feb. 15 through March 31. You’ll also get a free Tim McGraw music download.
  • Use this coupon to get a free dessert at Mimi’s Café with the purchase of a meal valued at $10 or more. The coupon is good Feb. 12-19. One coupon per party.
  •’s discount dining certificates are 80% off through Feb. 14. Use promo code HEART. You’ll also get a $15 FTD floral reward with your order.
  • It’s not actually a romantic deal, but kids eat free at IKEA Feb. 13-15.

In the non-edible category, how about some Valentine’s Day bowling? You can download and print coupons good for one free game of bowling at Brunswick Bowling Centers to share with all your Valentines. The coupons are good Feb. 14-28.

We can't have romance without some mushy music. Through Feb. 15, you can download a free Valentine’s Day playlist on

We plan to use some CVS Extra Bucks to buy chocolate. And then clean our own bathroom since we have invited our parents over for brunch. Happy Valentine’s Day.


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