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Valentine’s Day is all about love, but nobody LOVES to spend too much money unnecessarily. Luckily, it’s actually pretty easy to get free food and good restaurant deals on Valentine’s Day if you know where to look.

In 2023, this food holiday, we found 19 places where you could get free treats for your sweetie (or yourself) instead of having pay for an expensive 5-course meal. The deals were good for your heart (metaphorically) — and your wallet. Here’s what to expect for Valentine’s Day 2024. We’ll update this post as we get closer with confirmed food deals!

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Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 every year

Next Valentine’s Day falls on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. While people use the holiday to express their love for someone with sweets, cards and other gifts, its origin, name, and purpose are unknown. It wasn’t until the 14th century that Valentine’s Day was associated with romance.


1. Auntie Anne’s offers BOGO free pretzels on Valentine’s Day.

Let’s start our list by saying we hope this deal from Auntie Anne’s comes back next year. If you were a member of the Auntie Anne’s Rewards program in 2023, you received a coupon for a BOGO free Original or Cinnamon pretzels (costing $3.66) in your Auntie Anne’s account on Feb. 14. You also got a coupon for $5 off any Pretzel Buckets — which could have saved you up to 19.2% off their regular prices.


2. California Pizza Kitchen has a meal deal with an appetizer, two entrees, and dessert for $40.

In 2023 California Pizza Kitchen offered a sweet meal deal that included an appetizer (up to $14.49 value), two heart-shaped pizzas ($19.99 each), and a dessert (regularly $8.99) for as little as $40 — that’s a 36.9% discount. The deal ran from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14. Plus, you could have also picked up a bonus gift card for a free pizza on your next visit. Here’s to feeling the CPK love again next Valentine’s Day in 2024.


3. California Tortilla gives away a free Valentine’s Day dessert on Feb. 14.

california burrito free valentines day love chips

On Valentine’s Day 2023, you got free “Love Chips” with any order at California Tortilla. Love Chips are tortilla chips covered in cinnamon sugar served with a sweet cream. Plus, you received a coupon for a free taco (a $4.49 value) that was for use on your next visit.


4. Cinnabon offers a Valentine’s Day bundle for $15.

Someone holding a Cinnabon cinnamon roll in a box

Cinnabon offered a great deal for Valentine’s Day 2023: Two classic rolls (which costs $5.25 each) and two cold brew coffees (priced at $4.39) for just $15 through March 1 — a 22.3% discount. We expect this deal to return next Valentine’s Day.


5. Cracker Barrel has a free dessert with the purchase of two entrees.

cracker barrel strawberry cheesecake dessert

In 2023, Cracker Barrel offered a dine-only deal from Feb. 10 – 14. You could get a free dessert (up to $5.49 value) when you bought two entrees. Not all Cracker Barrel locations participated in this promotion we hope comes back in 2024.


6. El Pollo Loco has a BOGO free two-piece meal when you buy a $20 gift card.

An El Pollo Loco restaurant exterior.

At El Pollo Loco, you could have received a coupon for BOGO free two-piece meals (regularly $8.29) when you purchased a $20 gift card online. This deal was only be available from Feb. 6 – 14, 2023. We expect it to return next year.


7. Firehouse Subs offers a BOGO free medium sub with the purchase of a large sub combo on Valentine’s Day.

Firehouse Subs offered a free medium sub (up to $10.99 in value) when you ordered a large sub combo after 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day 2023. All you had to do was head on over to Firehouse Subs and use the coupon on their Instagram story before you checkout. Unfortunately, you couldn’t claim this reward on their website or app. We expect this deal will be available for Valentine’s Day in 2024.

We know all the Firehouse Subs menu hacks that’ll extinguish your hunger.


8. Hooters will give 10 free wings on Valentine’s Day when you participate in ‘Shred Your Ex.’

hooters 10-piece chicken wings
In 2023, Hooter’s brought back their “Shred Your Ex” promotion from previous years. All you had to do was upload a photo of your ex to the Hooter’s website and you got a coupon for BOGO 10 free wings on Valentine’s Day. If you love Hooter’s wings, you’ll be happy to hear we expect this deal again next year.


9. Jamba Juice: Rewards members get a $2 coupon on Valentine’s Day.

smoothie being held

If you were a member of the Jamba Juice Rewards program on Valentine’s Day in 2023, you got a coupon in your Jamba account for $2 off any smoothie, fruit bowl, or juice when you ordered two. This offer was only valid for Valentine’s Day. Look for Jamba Juice to bring the same deal back for 2024.

It’s one of the ways you can use Jamba Juice Rewards to get cheaper smoothies.



10. Moe’s Southwest Grill will give you a $5 coupon when you purchase a $25 gift card.

moes southwest grill gift card on tray with food

When you ordered a $25 gift card from Moe’s Southwest Grill using your Rewards account in 2023, you got a $5 coupon sent to your account. You had to purchase your gift card before Feb. 15, and the coupon was valid until March 16, 2023. We hope this deal returns next Valentine’s Day.

There are plenty of restaurant gift card deals that you can get to save money at your favorite restaurants.


11. Olive Garden has a take-home pasta for $6 when you order an entree on Valentine’s Day.

olive garden take-home pasta entree

At Olive Garden, you can always get a $6 take home entree when you dine in or take out, even on Valentine’s Day. Plus, in 2023, Olive Garden provided a breadstick bouquet PDF template if you wanted to get fancy with them. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding this deal any time of year.

There are plenty of Olive Garden secrets that we’re dying to share with you.


12. Outback Steakhouse offers a 4-course meal starting at $60 for Valentine’s Day.

outback steakhouse four-course meal for two promotion

To celebrate the season of love in 2023, Outback Steakhouse offered a 4-course meal for two at participating dine-in locations. You got a Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie (regularly $14.99), two side salads ($5.99 each), two entrees, and a cheesecake (priced at $9.49) to share. Here were the entrees:

  • Center-Cut Sirloin (reg. $11.99)
  • Perfectly Grilled Salmon (reg. $24.49)
  • Alice Springs Chicken (reg. $20.99)
  • Victoria’s Filet Mignon (reg. $26.99)

That’s a maximum $90.44 value for only $60 — a 33.7% discount. We hope to see again next year.

We’ve got all the ways to find Outback Steakhouse coupons you should use.


13. Panera Bread will give you $2 off your ‘You Pick Two” order when you use the app.

A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup

When you ordered from the “You Pick Two” menu through the Panera Bread app on Valentine’s Day in 2023, you got $2 off. We expect this deal to come back in 2024.

We know all the ways to get Panera Bread menu prices cheaper.


14. Pie Five has BOGO free pizzas on Valentine’s Day.

A lot of pie five pizzas on a table

Here’s another sweet Valentine’s Day deal we hope returns next year. In 2023, Pie Five had BOGO free pizzas on Valentine’s Day. This deal was only available on Feb. 14 for delivery and takeout.


15. Potbelly will give you a free cookie when you purchase an entree.

a chocolate chip cookie from potbelly. taken from their instagram.

When you visited a participating Potbelly on Valentine’s Day and ordered an entree, you received a coupon for free cookie (priced at $2.19) added to your account. We expect Potbelly to bring their free cookie coupon back in 2024.


16. Round Table Pizza offers a $5 discount on a medium one-topping pizza with promo code on Valentine’s Day.

When you used the promo code LOVE5, you got $5 off Round Table Pizza’s medium, one-topping pizzas. Medium, one-topping pizzas usually cost $17.99, so that was a 27.8% discount. You know we love discounts, especially on Valentine’s Day. Here’s hoping it returns next year.


17. Schlotzsky’s has BOGO free cinnamon buns on Valentine’s Day.

schlotzskys cinnabon

Valentine’s Day in 2023, at Schlotzsky’s, meant getting BOGO free cinnamon buns if you were a Rewards member. This deal was a coupon that they sent to your Schlotzsky’s account. The offer was one per member, and you couldn’t stack the coupon with any deals.


18. Starbucks will give you 50% off on your Uber Eats delivery on Valentine’s Day.

Starbucks new valentines day drink with two strawberries in a bowl

Starbucks partnered with Uber Eats and gave you 50% off your order when you used the code VDAY50OFF at checkout. This coupon will only work on Valentine’s Day 2023. The max you could save was $10 off your order. Watch for this discount deal again next year.

Here are all of the best Starbucks hacks you need to get your coffee fix and some special Starbucks Valentine’s Day menu items you should try.


19. White Castle: Get a reservation and the exclusive Love Cube on February 14.

Every year on Valentine’s Day, White Castle brings out the “Love Cube” meal for two and Valentine’s Day 2023 was no exception. It includes eight sliders, two sharable sides, and two small drinks for carryout and dine-in. In 2023, the Love Cube cost $14.99 (purchased individually would total $29.68). That was a 49.5% discount we’d love to see again next year on Valentine’s Day.



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