Not every Valentine's Day dinner has to be fancy and expensive. There are so many affordable options that can appeal to so many of us who don’t want to follow the hype and go all out on February 14th just because so many people are making a huge fuss about it. It’s pretty easy to find great Valentine’s Day freebies and deals wherever you live.
You can have romance without spending a ton of money and you can also enjoy being single and get excited about the way your favorite eateries will treat you on that day. This way everybody has something to enjoy even if value purchases are not always considered the most romantic.
Take a look at all the discounted and free foods you can have on Valentine’s Day this year, starting with ice cream, pizza, hot pretzels, and finishing with chicken wings, cookies, and hot sauce:
Auntie Anne’s – loyal customers will get one free heart-shaped pretzel with a purchase of another one, if they are members of Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks program.
Baskin-Robbins – you can get $3 off ice cream cake purchase of $15+ with a coupon.
Chuck E. Cheese – come in for a free brownie on Valentine’s Day between 6 and 8 pm.
El Pollo Loco – Valentine’s Day special includes two chicken legs, two thighs, two sides, two small salads, two small drinks, and two churros for $10 – a great deal for two!
Firehouse Subs – you can get a free cookie or brownie with purchase on Valentine’s Day.
Fogo de Chao – for a week around Valentine’s Day diners will get a buy one-get-one-free lunch, brunch, or dinner to be redeemed in the future.
Hooters – you can celebrate your single life here in style – bring or download a picture of your ex to be shredded at the restaurant and get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings. This deal is available on February 14th only and it’s called Shred Your Ex.
McAlister’s Deli – this is your family-friendly option for Valentine’s Day with two free meals for kids when adults order regular-priced entrees. Sweet tea is on the house for all reward members on February 14th.
Papa Murphy’s – you can get a heart shaped pizza for just $7 or a pizza and cookie dough combination for $10.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Potbelly Perks club members get a free cookie with a purchase of regular priced one on February 14th.
Quiznos – reward members will get credit for free eight-inch lobster or seafood sub with any order to be redeemed between February 14 and 28.
Schlotzsky’s – if you spend at least $7 on Valentine’s Day, you will get a free bottle of Schlotzsky’s hot sauce, while supplies last.
TCBY – all customers get buy one, get one ½ off deal on Valentine’s Day.
Waffle House – this one day of the year 170 Waffle House locations offer white-tablecloth service, complete with reservations and festive atmosphere. It must truly be a sight to behold!
White Castle – this is another place offering a unique and special service with reservations, table service, candlelight, and a ton of sliders for your extraordinary experience. Valentine’s dinner there is getting more popular each year with over 26,000 diners in 2017.
Finally, when the dinner is planned and all other arrangements are made, there is one last thing left – a special DIY candy or gift box. This is when you and your little one can head to Home Depot and have a fun morning crafting together. Each child has to be accompanied by an adult, all the materials and instructions will be provided, so all you have to do is use your imagination. Once the heart shaped box is made, let your child decorate it with paint and stickers. You will get to keep the box, will get rewarded with a certificate of achievement, take the apron home, and get a free pin. What’s not to love? Times of Valentine’s Day craft morning might vary by location, so contact your local store for more information.