Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!
Dad’s don’t always get the credit they deserve (or at least don’t usually demand to be celebrated the way some of us do ;), so I thought I’d help find a few ways you can surprise dad without breaking the bank.
I compiles a list of Fathers Day Freebies a few years ago (below) that I will continue to update as I learn about more deals. If you find a (C) after a deal, that means it’s been confirmed; otherwise, that means it’s been a deal in the past and it may be worth checking with that restaurant or organization to see if they’re offering a similar deal this year.
Father’s Day Freebies
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree on Father’s Day
Biggby Coffee – $1.99 Any Size Iced Coffee
BJ’s – FREE Pint Glass for Dad
Bob Evans – FREE $25 Value Coupon Booklet on Father’s Day
Boston Market – Buy 1 Get 1 Free BBQ Ribs Individual Meal on Father’s Day
Cantina laredo: Three course meal for $15.99 per person
Carrabas – enter the “toast to Dad” sweepstakes for a chance at a Napa Valley vacation for 2 AND get a Free Appetizer coupon
CiCi’s Pizza: I just learned that though Cici’s Pizza was going to offer a free buffet visit for dad’s on Father’s Day, they’ve now issued this statement:
In respectful memory of the victims of last Sunday’s shooting, CiCi’s Pizza on Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas will hold a “Sharing Our Support” fundraiser for the victims’ families on Sunday, June 15. The restaurant will donate 100 percent of sales to funds that have been set up for the families of the two fallen officers, and a third victim at a nearby retailer. Other CiCi’s locations in Las Vegas and across the nation also will hold various fundraisers and accept donations.
Cold Stone Creamery stores offer Dad a free Love It-size sundae creation.
Denny’s – 20% Entire Check
First Watch – Free Bottle of Maple Syrup When You Dine on Father’s Day
Long John Silvers – Buy 1 Meal Get 1 Meal or Basket Free on Father’s Day
McAlisters – Free Nacho Basket with $15 Purchase on Father’s Day
O’s American Kitchen – 15% Off Entire Order on Father’s Day
Pollo Tropical: Fans can celebrate dad with a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE 1/4 Chicken meal with 2 sides. On June 15, customers who text “DAD” to 52198 will get a code to show at the register to receive the special deal. (C)
Spaghetti Warehouse – Dads Eat Free on Fathers Day
Texas Corral – Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Lunch Item
TCBY is providing Dads with a free ice cream cup or ice cream cone again this year. This ice cream freebie is available at participating locations, so be sure to call ahead to ensure that your local TCBY is participating
Ted’s Montana Grill: On Father’s Day, all guests get a free family photo and $10 gift certificate to use toward your next meal.
Texas de Brazil steakhouse is letting fathers eat free there on Sunday with the purchase of another dinner. You’ll need to print out this coupon, and reservations are recommended.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Visit the T.G.I.Friday’s site and print out the buy one, get one free entree coupon and use it to take Dad out for a fantastic meal. The coupon is good for dine-in only and is limited to one use per table per visit, so plan accordingly!
The Pasta House – Free Spaghetti & Meat Sauce and Cheesecake for Dads on Father’s Day
Tony Romas – Free Entree Coupon for Dads Who Dine on Father’s Day
Uno Chicago Grill – $5 Off Entire Check
Free National Parks
Father’s Day weekend is one of three weekends this summer where the more than 100 National Parks that normally charge an entrance fee will waive the entrance fee. The first fee free weekend is June 20-21, and the National Park Service has the list of parks that will be waiving their entrance fees on their website. The next two fee free weekends are July 18-19 and August 15-16.
Hershey Park Pennsylvania Stop by participating CVS Pharmacies and pick up a special coupon for Dad to come to Hersheypark for FREE on Father’s Day
Bahama Beach waterpark, Dallas get a coupon for free admission for Dad
Pirate Festival of Northern California – Saturday and Sunday free for everyone at the Vallejo, Ca waterfront.
Take Dad To the Zoo or a museum: Here is a compilation of venues offering free admission to Dad’s on June 19, links to promotion details where available call for confirmation.
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest – Cleveland, OH Dad gets in free and Lowe’s Build and Grow will be on had to make free birdhouses. Plus it’s Hard Hat day with heavy machinery on display.
- Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo of MA
- New Zoo in Greenbay Wisconsin
- Roger William’s Park Zoo – Providence, RI father’s free with paid children’s admission
- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens free admission for Dad with a cologne donation HERE
- Brevard zoo, Melbourne Florida
- Butterfly World – Coconut Creek Florida
- Lion Country Safari – Florida
With the printed coupon from the local paper (Palm Beach Post or Sun Sentinel), 1 father (with by a paying child) per vehicle will be admitted free Coupon is required.
MICHAELS: Kids can create 2 crafts with dad at Michaels in time for Father’s Day… (C)
Father’s Day Wood Frame | June 14 │ 10-12 p.m.
Create some picture perfect fun for Dad at the Father’s Day Wood Frame Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.
DIY Day: Crafty Tie-Dye T-Shirt | Saturday June 14 │1-4 p.m.
Make a tie-dye t-shirt in store with Dad and create lasting memories. Purchase a t-shirt and meet up in the classroom for some crafty fun. See a store associate for details today.
I’ll keep you posted if I learn of any more!
*Thanks to Rachel over at Surviving the Stores! for helping find some of these deals.