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Friday deals and freebies: $1 movie popcorn

Celebrate lasagna, cheesecake, sweet tea and guys named Dave with deals from restaurants.

By Teresa Mears Jul 23, 2010 12:19PM

This is a good weekend to go to the movies, especially if you're expecting Tropical Storm Bonnie to dump rain on you all weekend -- or if it's just too hot to go outside.


At AMC Theatres, you can get any size popcorn or any size drink for $1 on Sunday, July 25, with this coupon. Or get both. You have to provide your e-mail address to get the coupon.

If you have a Visa Signature card, you can get two tickets for the price of one to see the new movie "Salt," starring Angelina Jolie, which opens today, July 23. The deal is good through Aug. 18.


Don't forget that you can take your kids to free and cheap movies all summer.


Remember that some of last week's deals and coupons are still good.

Here are the latest food deals and freebies:

  • National Lasagna Day is Thursday, July 29. Buca di Beppo restaurants will give you a free lunch-size portion of lasagna if you buy a small or large pasta or entree. You can make a reservation online.
  • National Cheesecake Day is Friday, July 30, and The Cheesecake Factory will be offering all its cheesecake desserts for half price. If you become a fan on Facebook, you can print out a coupon for 50% off cheesecake July 29 as well.
  • Buy one breakfast sandwich on a bun at White Castle and get one free with this coupon through Sept. 4.
  • Join Carvel's Fudgie Fanatics e-mail list and get a coupon for buy one, get one free or $1 off a Sundae Dasher.
  • McAlister's Deli is giving away free sweet tea on July 29. This tea is so popular it has its own Facebook fan page.
  • Sunday, Aug. 1, is Dave's Day at Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Restaurants. That means that anyone with the first name of Dave, David or Davy gets a free entrée (with a maximum value of $15). If your middle name is Dave, you can get your entrée half price. If your name isn't Dave, you can still get the "Buck-a-Bone" special, with ribs for $1 each (up to six ribs) with any $5 purchase. The restaurants in Utah are celebrating Sept. 7. ID required.
  • Kids under 10 eat free all summer after 4 p.m. at Carrows restaurants. One free kid's meal for each adult entrée purchased.
  • Facebook fans of Del Taco can print out a coupon for a free taco.
  • Use this coupon from Quiznos to get a small sub, chips and regular fountain drink for $2.99 through July 30.
  • And, if you're in Cleveland, Chili's Grill & Bar will give you a free Sweet Shot dessert with each entrée today, July 23, to help you get the bitter taste out of your mouth over the defection of what's-his-name (LeBron? LeBron James?) to the Miami Heat.

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