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Friday food deals: Free pancakes and pretzels

Free Pretzel Day and National Pancake Day are just three days apart. Or would you prefer bagel poppers?

By Teresa Mears Feb 19, 2010 2:11PM

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for food deals and freebies. And we have some good ones, with thanks to our friends at Cities on the Cheap.


In the next few days, the world is celebrating pretzels and pancakes, and why not?


Saturday, Feb. 20, is Free Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne’s. Drop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and get a free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel, one per customer.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, is National Pancake Day. The International House of Pancakes will give guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In return, the restaurant hopes you’ll make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.

If you’re thinking of ordering pizza from a national chain, be sure to check the Web site for coupons in your area.


Here are the latest dining deals and coupons:

  • You can download and print a coupon for a free Fresco Taco at Taco Bell. The coupon is valid for seven days or until 1 million free-taco coupons are redeemed. One free taco per person. Taco Bell will post an update here when the restaurant reaches the 1 million mark. This promotion is a repeat of a January promotion, but it seems Taco Bell has started the count over.
  • To celebrate its 25th anniversary, CiCi’s Pizzeria is offering its buffet for $3.99 through Feb. 28. The buffet is all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, pasta and dessert.
  • Long John Silver’s will give you a coupon for free crispy breaded fish if you register at its Spin & Win Fish Fry Game. This deal is good until 1 million coupons are gone.
  • Print this coupon to get a free serving of Firecracker chicken when you buy a two- or three-entree plate at Panda Express. The deal is good through Feb. 25.
  • At Einstein Bros. Bagels, you can use this coupon to get free bagel poppers with any beverage purchase through Feb. 23. One coupon per person. If you like Einstein’s, be sure to keep an eye on the company’s Facebook page, which carries frequent coupons. I clicked on “Offers” and got a slew of coupons good through Feb. 23.
  • Buy a large drink at Jack in the Box and get a free grilled sandwich on Feb. 23.

Remember, not all local restaurants participate in all national promotions, so it’s always good to ask before you order.


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