Freebie Friday: Free dinners for everyone
By Jennifer Osieczanek
Let’s face it: The kids are already back in school … or you’re counting down the days until they are. Either way, every hard-working mom and dad deserves a break, especially in the kitchen. To help facilitate that, we’ve rounded up some awesome options for dining out for free.
- Olive Garden: For a limited time, the Italian chain is bringing back it’s Buy One, Take One promotion with an added bonus. Essentially the deal is this: Order one entree in the restaurant, which includes unlimited soup or salad, and then select one of six full-size entrees to take home, all starting at $12.99. The take-home entrees include Creamy Citrus Chicken*, Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese Marinara*, Shrimp Alfredo*, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno and Fettuccini Alfredo*. The astrisks indicate an additional cost over the $12.99. But what about that bonus? In addition to the free meal, Olive Garden is throwing in a free one-day movie rental from Redbox. Free dinner and a movie? Yes please! For more info, click here.
- Outback: The steakhouse is giving parents a break as well with a kids eat free coupon good through Tuesday. The offer is good for one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult dinner entree, but limited to two free meals per visit. It’s good for dine-in and Curbside Take-Away. Click here to grab the family-friendly coupon.
- Mimi’s Cafe: Want more choices with your freebies? Head to Mimi’s which has a BOGO offer good for breakfast or dinner. The dine-in only offer is good for one free entree with the purchase of another entree and two drinks. Click here for the coupon that is good through Sunday.
- Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s: If your freebies need to be faster, consider the Texas BBQ Thickburger at Carl’s Jr. and Hardees. Every Monday now through Aug. 25 (so that’s two more Mondays), you can score a free Texas BBQ Thickburger with the purchase of another. What is a Texas BBQ Thickburger? Think a charbroiled Black Angus patty, American cheese, smoked brisket, mesquite BBQ sauce and Texas Toothpicks (fried jalapeno spears!) on a fresh-baked bun. If you can handle all that, click here for the Carl’s Jr. coupon and here for the Hardee’s version.
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