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Valentine’s Day freebies and deals

Got plans for Valentine’s Day? Hopefully, you’ll be sharing it with a loved one whom you’ll want to shower with love. That requires some spending, so we’ve compiled a roundup of freebies and deals you can find throughout Miami.

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Follow each link for more details – and remember, participation may vary, so always call ahead to make sure your location is participating.

VALENTINE’S DAY 2021 DEALS & FREEBIES:

Chick-fil-A: Nothing says I love you like Chick-fil-A at Valentine’s Day. Choose from nuggets, minis and chocolate chunk cookies or brownies in a heart-shaped box. Prices for the heart-shaped boxes include: $13.45 for 30-count nuggets; $8.69 for 10-count minis; and $7.39 for 6-count cookies. Available through Feb. 13 at participating locations.

Whole Foods Market: From Feb. 10 to 16, the grocery store is selling two dozen roses for $19.99 (reg. $29.99) — while supplies last. However, the discounted price is only available to Amazon Prime members. The special includes single-color, 24-stem bunches and has a limit of 10 units per customer.

Quiznos: From Feb. 14 to 20, the chain’s loyalty club members can purchase an 8-inch lobster sub for only $5. Existing and new Quiznos members will be eligible for the discount. 

Firehouse Subs – Sweeten the day with Firehouse Subs‘ complimentary treat over Valentine’s Day weekend. Enjoy a FREE dessert by entering promo code LOVE in its app on Feb. 13 or 14 — choose from a cookie or brownie. (Additional purchase may be required.)

iFly – Many are over the moon about their spouse, partner or special loved one. And, thanks to iFly’s Valentine’s Day special, you can take the relationship to new heights. The popular attraction is offering a “Love is in the Air” flight package — available through Feb. 21. The package includes two flights for two people; two videos to commemorate the experience; specialized flight gear provided; one-on-one flight instruction; and a personalized flight certificate. The only South Florida location is in Fort Lauderdale, but it’s probably worth a drive if you want to “fly.” (It’s not necessarily a cheap date, but when you compare the price to that of a fine dining restaurant, roses and fancy chocolates, it might actually be less expensive! The price of the package varies by location, but starts at about $150 for two people.)

BurgerFi: With multiple locations in South Florida, you have the opportunity to put an onion ring on it! The restaurant chain, which was founded in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, is letting you add a house-made, double beer-battered, golden onion ring to any burger or side for only $1.

Krispy Kreme: Find the words you’re looking for with Krispy Kreme’s heart-shaped, filled Dough-Notes. The chain’s Valentine’s Day Collection includes four themed doughnuts in four flavors: Sprinkled Heart, Sugar Cookie Heart, Strawberries & Kreme Heart, and Chocolate Caramel Heart. The Valentine Dozen is available for $15.99, through Feb. 14.

Hooters: This one’s a little different. On Valentine’s Day only, Hooters will give you 10 free wings if you buy 10 wings AND shred a photo of your ex. Because people who have broken up deserve a happy Valentine’s Day, too! You can do the shredding online or in person. 

Marco’s Pizza: Get a one-topping, medium, thin-crust pizza in the shape of a heart, starting at $11.99. 

Baskin Robins: This popular ice cream chain is offering Valentine Day Card Cakes – and if you order ahead online, you get $3 off on orders of $15 or more. How? By using the promo code BEMINE at checkout.

Dunkin’: Heart-shaped donuts are back! Dunkin’ is once again serving its seasonal favorites, including the Pink Velvet Macchiato and Mocha Macchiato, and the Brownie Batter and Cupid’s Choice with Bavarian Kreme and strawberry frosting donuts. Click here to find your nearest location. 

Red Lobster – When does a bouquet of flowers turn into a lobster tail? Thanks to Red Lobster, customers can catch two deals with one purchase. Through Feb. 13, My Red Lobster Rewards loyalty program members will get a special link for 15 percent off a qualifying purchase of select flower arrangements from 1-800-Flowers.com. Once the qualifying purchase is complete,  they will earn a FREE Maine Lobster Tail in their My Reward wallet.

McAlister’s Deli: There’s a sweet deal at participating McAlister’s Delis. On Feb. 14, kids can eat for free with the purchase of an adult entree.

California Pizza Kitchen: Order your favorite pizza on a thin crust heart-shaped CPK pizza for no additional charge. CPK also has a “Sweet Deal for Two” prix fix menu for $35, available through Feb. 14. South Florida has locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 

Olive Garden: The popular Italian restaurant continues its $5 Take-Home Entrées. After enjoying your Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner, take home some extra budget-friendly Olive Garden entrees to enjoy later for just $5 each. Choose from fettuccine alfredo, five cheese ziti al forno, spaghetti with meat sauce and stuffed fettuccine alfredo — each just for five bucks. The offer is available for dine-in only. 

Aldi: If you’re a bargain shopper, Aldi’s probably has a special place in your heart. Its markets have a great selection of value-priced items for Valentine’s Day items. Choices include:

  • Heart-shaped pizzas: Enjoy a cheesy heart-shaped meal for $4.99.
  • Heart-shaped cheeses: Choose from mature cheddar, Wensleydale with raspberries and white chocolate or Wensleydale with gin and rhubarb. The cheeses are priced around $3.99 each.
  • Cheese snack box: Switch out a box of chocolates for a box of snack-sized cheese bites for $4.99. 

Mrs. Fields: Get 20 percent off with the promo code CUPID, applied at checkout. The famous cookie-maker has a variety of love-themed treats for this special occasion. One example: Its From the Heart Box, which has 24 Nibblers, 18 brownie bites, and three chocolate-covered Nibblers. Original price is $44.99, but it currently is discounted to $39.99 – and that’s without the promo code. Once you apply the code, the price is lowered once again, to $31.99 (not including shipping and taxes). 

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Einstein Bros. Bagels is offering their Family Pizza Bagel Box for just $5 when guests order ahead via the brand’s mobile app. The deal provides a 50% savings off the regular price and is available starting Feb. 9 through Feb. 14.

PAST VALENTINE’S DAY DEALS & FREEBIES:

Below, you’ll find deals and freebies that were offered in past years. Though updates for 2021 have not yet been announced by these places, you may still want to click on the link and see if that changes! Of course, we will update this list as new information becomes available.

Auntie Anne’s: Pretzel Perk app members can get a BOGO on in-store purchases on Feb. 14.

Carvel: Want cake? Carvel is offering $2 off ice cream cakes (48 ounces or larger) and $3 off sheet cakes through Feb. 28, with a coupon. There is also a coupon for $2 off a four or six pack of Lil’ Hearts. Don’t forget the coupons!  

Cicis Pizza: On Valentine’s Day only, kids get a free buffet with purchase of an adult buffet and large drink. The offer is dine-in only for children age 10 and younger. 

Information from our sister site, Kansas City On The Cheap, was used to supplement this report. 

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