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Coupon: $7 off any entree at Romano's Macaroni Grill


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Save $7 off any entree to celebrate the 25th anniversary at Romano's Macaroni Grill with a Facebook coupon.

Like the fan page, click on the offer and the coupon will be emailed to you. The chain also has introduced its fall menu offerings of Grilled Fillet With Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Cacciatore or Butternut Asiago Tortellaci, right. Appetizers include Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Crostini and Chianti Sausage and Crispy Potatoes.

Print the coupon or show it on your smartphone to your server to redeem.

Click here for the deal. The offer, one per party per table, expires on Nov. 21.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.


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It's Tasty Tuesday! Check out our roundup of free eats and treats


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It's Tasty Tuesday! Check our delicious list of coupons for free eats, treats so you can save some dough on dining this week.

Romano's Macaroni Grill: $7 off any entree with a Facebook coupon; expires Nov. 21.

Chili's: Free kids meals, appetizers or desserts with two coupons. Expires Wednesday

Olive Garden: 20 percent off entire lunch check; expires Thursday.

Waffle House: Free hashbrowns; expires in March.


Carvel: Free ice cream cone at on Thursday.

Starbucks in Target stores: Coupon for BOGO hot espresso drinks with a mobile coupon; expires Nov. 23.

Burger King: Free ice cream cones, Icees and scholarships through Oct. 31.

IKEA: Kids eat free on Tuesdays, no purchase necessary.

Denny's: Two kids eat free on Tuesdays and Saturdays with adult entree purchase. Also, get a free late-night appetizer with a beverage purchase.

Johnny Rockets: Free hamburgers with e-club signup.

T.G.I. Friday's: Free appetizer valued at $8 with mobile app download.

IHOP: Free meals when you sign up for The Pancake Revolution email club.

Champs: Get a free cheeseburger or dessert when you sign up for the chain's Fan club.

RA Sushi: Get a free $20 gift certificate good on your half-birthday when you sign up for emails.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free kids meals, appetizers or desserts at Chili's through Wednesday


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Get a free kids' meal with entree purchase at Chili's with a Facebook coupon good through Wednesday. We also have a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert,.

Click here for the deal. The limit is two kids meals.

Click here for the free appetizer or dessert coupon.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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One-cent Big Macs and Quarter Pounders at McDonald's on Monday


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We're lovin' this deal!

Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder With Cheese and get one for a penny at McDonald's.

The Customer Appreciation Day promotion is good at participating restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach counties.

Do you remember McDonald's Big Mac song? Sing along...
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

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Free slice of Sbarro pizza on Saturday


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Get a free slice of pizza at Sbarro with a coupon. You must have the coupon to get the freebie.

The restaurants are giving away the free NY Cheese pizza to celebrate reaching 100,000 fans on Facebook.

Click here for the deal and to find a location.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Halloween eats & treats at Krispy Kreme, Chipotle, Chili's and more


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We’ve scared up a spooktacular list of free eats and treats (no tricks) on Wednesday to celebrate Halloween.

These freebies and deals are being offered at participating South Florida restaurants for kids, young and old, costumes required, unless otherwise noted.

Buca di Beppo: Free large garlic break and 10 percent off Famaglia Meals; expires Wednesday.

Carrabba Italian Grill: Order any Wood-Fired Pizza online for $5 with coupon code "$5 pizza" in the special instructions box.

Chili's: Get a free appetizer of kids 12 and under get a free meal with adult entrée purchases with two coupons.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: $2 burrito, bowl, tacos or salad for kids and adults dressed in costume from 4 p.m. to closing. No coupon needed.

Krispy Kreme: Free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice doughnut for anyone in costume. No coupon or purchase is necessary.

Gloria Jean's: Free 4-ounce samples of Pumpkin Spice Chillers and Lattes from 4 to 7 p.m. at participating coffee shops.

Maggie Moo's: Get $1 off a Gummy Graveyard Sundae; expires Nov. 1.

Outback Steakhouse: Free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree. Also, look inside the beverage books on tables for a “Find the Treat” sticky note and win a free steak dinner valid Nov 1-29.

Pollo Tropical: Buy a $1 Treat Book (Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties) and get four free fountain drinks and one $3-off coupon to benefit Women in Distress.

Smokey Bones: Save $5 on a $15 purchase when you dine in with a coupon that expires Nov. 4.

Sonic Drive-In: Get 50-cent corn dogs all day long, no costume necessary.

Sweet Tomatoes: Buy-one-get-one free entrees with purchase of two drinks.

Tijuana Flats: Kids in costume get a free Little Lizards meal with purchase of adult entree.

Wendy's: Buy a Halloween Frosty Coupon Book for $1 and get five coupons for free Frosty's. Proceeds benefit the Dave Thomas fondation for Adoption.

ODDS & ENDS:

Bass Pro Shop: Free 5X7 photos, crafts and more at kiddie on Halloween night.

Halloween apps: Get 16 fun and spooky sounds with the free "Halloween Sound Box" app for iOS.

Free "Plant vs. Zombies" video game: Forget the candy. Give out coupons for a free PC or Mac video game download with coupons from the American Dental Association. Offer expires Nov. 10.

Halloween Candy Buyback: South Florida dentists let kids turn Halloween candy into cash to help troops for Operation Gratitude.


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Free Krispy Kreme doughtnut with costume on Halloween


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Get a free Pumpkin Spice doughnut at participating Krispy Kreme shops on Wednesday. The free treats are for anyone in costume. No coupon, or purchase, is necessary.

If you don't have a costume handy, print out a free monster mask so you can get the sweet treat.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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$5 off $15 purchase at Smokey Bones


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Save $5 on a $15 purchase at Smokey Bones when you dine in.

Also, the restaurant chain is offering a New York Strip Steak, choice of side and either salad or soup for $15.99 for a limited time.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free dessert at Boston Market, no purchase necessary


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Get a free individual dessert at Boston Market with a coupon. No purchase is necessary.


Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free food for World Pasta Day on Thursday


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Celebrate World Pasta Day on Thursday with free food!

Olive Garden: Kids eat free with purchase on Thursday at Olive Garden to celebrate World Pasta Day. Buy up to two adult entree and two kids 12 and under choose free entrees on the Kid's Menu, which also includes a drink. We also have savings for lunch and dinner. The offers end Thursday.

Buca di Beppo: Get a free spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce with purchase of any large or small pasta, baked pasta or entree. The coupon expires Thursday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free slice of Domino's new Handmade Pan Pizza on Tuesday


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Domino's is having a pizza party on Tuesday!

giving away free slices of its new Handmade Pan Pizza on Tuesday.

The first 200 to visit Broward and Miami-Dade County stores from noon to 4 pm. get to sample the chain's new Handmade Pan Pizza , which was introduced on Monday. The first 100 to visit Palm Beach County stores (and in the rest of the country) from noon to 2 p.m. get to sample the deep-dish treat.

Click here to find a location.

Still hungry? Check out Tasty Tuesday, our huge roundup of dining deals.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Buy two, get one free Sriracha Chicken entree at Pei Wei Asian Diner ($9.25 valued)


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If you got the recent coupon for a free Sriracha Chicken entree at Pei Wei, check your email for a new offer for a free entree when you buy two.

Pei Wei is emailing "Fanatic Cards" with a barcode. Print it out or show on your phone and have it scanned twice over the next week weeks and get a free entree valued at up to $9.25. The coupon for the free entree will arrive via email in 24 hours.

The sweet and spicy limited-edition dish is made with shrimp, steak, chicken or veggies and tofu tossed with a sriracha sauce, garlic, ginger, basil, cilantro, lemongrass, onions, bell peppers, long beans, pineapple and tomatoes.


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Free appetizer with drink purchase at Denny's


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Get a free appetizer with purchase of a beverage at Denny's.

The late-night coupon is good when you visit restaurants from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one coupon per check per visit. The offer ends on Nov. 18.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Buy-one-get-one free Whoppers at Burger King


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Burger King has a Whopper of an offer on Facebook!

Buy one Whopper sandwich and get one free at participating restaurants with a coupon on the Burger King fan page.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires Nov. 4.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Two can dine for $9.99 at Pollo Tropical for National Boss Day


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Celebrate National Boss Day on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with "2 can dine for $9.99" at Pollo Tropical.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you and your boss will each get a choice of a small Create Your Own TropiChop or a 1/4 Chicken Platter with rice and beans, two regular size fountain drinks and a regular size order of Yuca Sticks, Cheezy Yuca Bites or Sweet Plantains.

Click for the deal.

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Kids eat free at IKEA on Tuesdays


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Kids eat free at IKEA on Tuesdays.

In the restaurant, kids under 12 can pick a combo meal valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary.

Also, on Wednesday in Sunrise, get a free slice of birthday cake with purchase of Swedish Meatballs in the restaurant to celebrate the store's 5th birthday.

On Mondays, before 11 a.m., get a free breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes.

Click here for the deal. There are locations in Sunrise and Orlando.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupons: Free lunch and $5 off dinners at Outback Steakhouse


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Get a free lunch when you buy one and $5 off two dinner entrees at Outback Steakhouse with a coupon through Facebook. Outback now is serving lunch starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Visit the Outback Steakhouse fan page and click the "$5 Off Dinner & Free Lunch!" tab to get the coupons via email good at participating locations within 48 hours.

Also, you can score a free Bloomin' Onion with any purchase on Mondays if Outback's NASCAR driver Ryan Newman places in the top 10 in any race this season, as he did on Sunday.

Click here for the deal. The offers ends on Oct. 25.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Quinoa+Arugula Salad at California Pizza Kitchen ($10 value)


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Get a free Quinoa + Arugula Salad valued $10 at California Pizza Kitchen with a Facebook coupon.

Visit the restaurant's fan page and click the "Dream Adventure" tab to get the printable coupon for the new salad. It's made with the healthful grain quinoa, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, onions, pine nuts and feta cheese tossed with Champagne vinaigrette.

The dish is part of the chain's new globetrotting Adventure Menu which includes Grilled Chicken Chimichurri, Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccini, Fire-Roasted Chile Relleno and Cedar Plank Salmon.

While on the coupon page, enter the sweepstakes to win a dream vacation to one of the countries that inspired the menu.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Monday, Sept. 17.

Also, join the CPK Adventure eClub and get a $5 coupon.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free egg sandwich with purchase at Einstein Bros. Bagels


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Get a free egg sandwich when you buy one at Einstein Bros. Bagels with a Facebook coupon.

Visit the restaurant chain's fan page and get the offer for a free egg sandwich, egg wrap or egg panini when you buy one.

Click here for the deal. The offer, one per person, expires on Sept. 24.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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$2.99 CiCi's Pizza buffet for Guest Appreciation Day on Thursday


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Stuff yourself for at CiCi's Pizza buffet for $2.99 on Thursday. It normally costs $5.50

The chain is celebrating it's first national Guest Appreciation Day, offering the deal at all eight South Florida restaurants.

Chow down at the all-you-can-eat buffet bar offering 28 types of pizza, pastas, salads, soup and desserts. Some locations even have wings.

Click here for the deal. No coupon is necessary.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupon: 50 percent off at Boston Market on Labor Day


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Kick back and really relax and let Boston Market do the cooking on Monday with a coupon for 50 percent off a family meal. It's good on Labor Day, Sept. 3, only.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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$1 smoothies at Burger King through Monday


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Cool off with a $1 smoothies at Burger King on Friday through Monday. No coupon is necessary.

The Miami-based fast food chain is offering the 12-ounce Strawberry Banana,Tropical Mango Real Fruit and new Raspberry Smoothies at participating restaurants for a Labor Day promotion. They normally cost $2.29.

The new frozen blended drinks are made to order with low-fat yogurt, fruit and juices.

Click here for the deal.

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Coupon: Free entree at Romano's Macaroni Grill through Monday


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Through Labor Day, scarf a free entree when you buy one at Romano's Macaroni Grill with a coupon on Facebook.

Like the fan page and click the "BOGO Offer" tab to get the coupon. Print it out or show it on your phone to redeem.

Also, claim an offer through the American Express Link, Like, Love program and get a $15 statement credit on a $50 purchase; you also can claim the offer with a Foursquare.com check-in.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per party per table and cannot be used with other deals. The offers expire on Monday, Sept. 3.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.


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Free appetizer at P.F. Chang's


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Get a free appetizer at P.F. Chang's with a Facebook offer.

Visit P.F. Chang's fan page to claim the coupon, good for a free starter valued at up to $9.95 with entree purchase.

After you get get the coupon via email, redeem by printing it out or showing it on your phone to the server.

We love the Crab Wontons. What's your fave starter?

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sept. 30. The offer can't be combined with other discounts.


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50 percent off any Domino's Pizza


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Domino's is offering 50 percent off any pizza ordered online with a coupon on Facebook.

Like the Domino's Pizza's fan page and Facebook will email the coupon. Then, order online at Dominos.com and use the code 50OFF at checkout to get the deal.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Aug. 12.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free bagel & shmear with coffee purchase at Einstein Bros.


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Score a free bagel & shmear with coffee purchase at Einstein Bros. when you take a one-question survey.

Then, you'll get a coupon good for the freebie when you buy any coffee or espresso. The offer does not include catering or smoothies.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires Aug. 17.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Starbucks Treat Receipt: $2 cold beverages after 2 p.m.


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On Wednesday, Starbucks kicks off its annual Treat Receipt program, offering 16-ounce cold beverages for $2 after 2 p.m. when you make a morning purchase at participating stores.

So, if you buy a Tall Pike's Place at 9 a.m., save your receipt, pop back in at 2 p.m. and and show it to get a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino for $2! Or try the new Starbucks Refreshers in Very Berry Hibiscus or Cool Lime, right.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Aug. 31.

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Half-price slices at The Cheesecake Factory on Tuesday


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Get any slice for half-price at The Cheesecake Factory on Tuesday with a Facebook coupon.

Visit The Cheesecake Factory's fan page to get the offer emailed to you.

The chain is extending Monday's National Cheesecake Day offer for Facebook fans as it debuts a new addition to the dessert menu: OREO Dream Extreme Cheesecake.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free chicken wings at Hooters for National Chicken Wing Day


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Hooter's has declared Sunday, July 29, National Chicken Wing Day and is celebrating with 10 free chicken wings when you buy 10 at participating locations. No coupon is necessary.

All Florida chains are offering the deal.

Choose from traditional or breaded wings with your choice of sauce.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per customer.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day on Friday


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Here’s something to moo about! Get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A on Friday for Cow Appreciation Day.

Visit any store dressed as a cow from head to hoof and get a free meal, depending on how creative you get with the costume. The more cow you wear, the more free food you’ll get!

Download and print the Cow Starter Kit to get a free entree, side item and beverage.

Go for it! Don’t be chikin!

Send us your cow costume photos! Email them to Shop-O-Matic blogger, Justine Griffin at jusgriffin@sunsentinel.com

Click here for the deal.

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Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven on Wednesday


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Get free Slurpees on Wednesday to celebrate 7-Eleven's birthday.

Stop in from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at particpating convenience stores and get your super cool treat in your choice of flavors.

This is the 10th year the chain has given away free 7.11-ounce Slurpees for the birthday promotion.

Click here for the deal.

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85-cent burgers at Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House on Sunday


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Get 85-cent burgers on Sunday at Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.

The chain is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is selling the juicy burgers at 1972 prices, the year it opened for business.

Customers who dine in or take out from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday can get two 1/3-pound burgers for 85 cents each at both Broward locations at 201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale and 591 S. Cypress Road in Pompano Beach.

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Free Cantina Bowl at Taco Bell through Saturday


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Get a free new Cantina Bowl when you buy one at Taco Bell with a Facebook coupon.

Visit Taco Bell's fan page to get the coupon emailed to you.

The fresh new menu item, created by chef Lorena Garcia, is citrus-herb marinated chicken or steak, black beans, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, roasted corn & pepper salsa and a creamy cilantro dressing over cilantro rice.

Click here for the deal. The coupon is good through Saturday.

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Free 3-topping large pizza from Papa John's


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Get a large three-topping pizza for free from Papa John's through Facebook.

Visit the Papa John's Pizza fan page and click the "Offer" tab to get the freebie after you place an online order of at least $10 through the link on Facebook.

The next day after ordering, 25 bonus points will be placed in your Papa Reward account. Redeem the points by July 25 for the free pizza.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per Facebook user.

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$15 off at Brio Tuscan Grille


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Get $15 off two lunch or dinner entrees at Brio Tuscan Grill with a coupon to celebreate July 4th.

The coupon is good when you dine in and is not valid on the $7.95 and $19.95 promotion.

Brio also recently launched an online take-out ordering system and is offering 20 percent off your first order.

There are South Florida locations in Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on July 18.


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Free entree at Romano's Macaroni Grill


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Get a free entree when you buy one at Romano's Macaroni Grill with a coupon on Facebook.

Like the fan page and click the "Free Entree" tab to get the coupon. Print the coupon or show it on your smartphone to your server to get offer.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per party per table and cannot be used with other deals. The offer expires on July 4.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.


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$1.04 Burger King Original Chicken Sandwiches through Sunday


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Save some green while celebrating the red, white and blue at Burger King.

The Miami-based fast-food chain is offering Original Chicken Sandwiches for $1.04 through Sunday to celebrate July 4th holiday weekend.

Just step right up and order your sandwich, which usually costs $4.49, at participating restaurants. No coupon is necessary.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends Sunday.

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Save 80 percent at 1,100 Florida restaurants through Friday


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Save 80 percent on most Restaurant.com dining gift certificates at nearly 1,200 Florida eateries through Friday with a coupon code.

Get $25 certificates for $4 with some restrictions like added gratuity and a minimum purchase. It's important to read the fine print BEFORE you purchase as offers vary, with some being better values than others. The best deals are noted with a "Best Value" flag so search for those.

Note: Be sure to call ahead to the restaurant to be sure coupons are being accepted and that the restaurant is still open.

Pick from 300-plus restaurants participating in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and more than 300 in Central Florida.

Click here for the deal. Enter coupon code FUN at checkout. The offer expires Friday, June 29.

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Free BOGO subs at Quiznos with a coupon


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Quiznos is giving away a free sub through Facebook.com.

Get a free sub when you buy one and a fountain drink with a coupon on the Quiznos fan page. Click the "Fan Coupon" tab to get the offer.

After you print that deal, visit Quizno’s wall and get another coupon for $2 off a large sub after you watch a short video.

Click here for the deal. The BOGO coupon is good a participating locations and expires on Sunday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Kettle Chips at Smokey Bones for Miami Heat fans


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Celebrate the Miami Heat's championship and slam dunk free Kettle Chips at Smokey Bones with a coupon.

The restaurant chain is offering the deal for free, freshly-cooked kettle chips with any purchase.

Click here for the deal. The offer, one coupon per party per visit, expires on June 26.

Also, Miami Heat fans can get 40 percent off admission at Miami Seaquarium through June 30.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupon: $10 off $20 purchase at Flanagan's


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Save $10 off a $20 purchase at Flanagan's Seafood Bar and Grill with a coupon offered on Facebook.

Visit Flanagain's fan page and print the coupon, which is good at 22 South Florida locations when you dine in.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per table and expires on Saturday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Bang Bang Shrimp for graduates at Bonefish Grill


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Bonefish Grill is offering a free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer to 2012 graduates. The offer is up to two per table.

Show a 2012 graduation photo or tassel at participating restaurants to get the free tasty starter, which is crispy fried shrimp tossed in a spicy sauce. No coupon is necessary.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on June 30.

Want more free food? Check out Tasty Tuesday, our roundup of free eats and treats.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free $6.25 entree at Pei Wei Asian Diner with purchase


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Get a free Dinner Select entree valued at $6.25 with purchase of an entree at Pei Wei Asian Diner.

Create a passport (or sign in to an existing account) and take a culinary tour of China by watching a one minute video on the chains new Hong Kong BBQ entree and follow the directions. After you get your passport stamped, a coupon for the free entree will be e-mailed in about 24 hours.

Dinner Selects are smaller entree portions that come with a spring roll, soup or Asian slaw. The offer expires on June 14.

Click here for the deal.

Want more free food? Check out Tasty Tuesday, our roundup of free eats and treats.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free doughnuts for National Donut Day on Friday


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Friday is a holey holiday.

Celebrate 2012 National Donut Day with free treats from Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts.

We donut lie.

Grab a free, hot and delicious Krispy Kreme confection of your choice at South Florida locations in Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, North Miami and Palmetto Bay. No purchase is necessary. The chain also is celebrating it's 75h birthday.

Another option: Stop in at participating Dunkin' Donuts or Hess Express convenience stores and get a a freebie with any beverage purchase.

By the way, the Salvation Army takes credit for creating the first National Doughnut Day in 1938 as a way to honor “doughnut lassies” from World War I who used to fry dough up in helmets to comfort the troops.

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Coupon: Free Cherry Berry Chiller at McDonald's ($1.99 value)


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Get a coupon for a free Cherry Berry Chiller valued at $1.99 at McDonald's with a coupon in USA Weekend magazine inside Sunday's Sun Sentinel.

If you don't get home delivery, we have a coupon for 50-cent off Sunday's Sun Sentinel.

The fast-food chain also is offering a $1-off coupon on its website (good at participating locations) to entice you to try its latest McCafe concoctions. The coupon also is good on a Frappe or Real Fruit Smoothie. There are a limited number of coupons loaded each day. If you don't get one today, try again tomorrow.

Click here for the $1-off coupon. It expires on June 15.

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Half-priced drinks, slushes and shakes at Sonic


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Sonic is celebrating happy hours with half-priced drinks, slushes and shakes.

Stop in the Drive-In from 2 to 4 p.m. daily to cool off with 50-percent off drinks and slushes. Then, at 8 p.m., all shakes are half-off. No coupons are necessary.

The chain estimates that there are nearly 400,000 shush and fountain drink combinations to order, which is a whole lot of cool. Keep this promotion in mind as weather heats up.

Click here for the deal.

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Free Spinach and Artichoke dip from California Pizza Kitchen ($10.25 value)


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California Pizza Kitchen is giving away free Spinach and Artichoke Dip appetizers valued at $10.25 as a thank you to its Facebook fans.

Visit CPK’s fan page and click the “Free Spin Dip” tab to get your coupon, which is good at participating locations.

After you dine, you’ll get a “Thank You Card” in which you can win a $100,000 cash prize and 20-percent-off dining discounts, among other prizes.

After you print your coupon, click the other tabs and join the CPK Adventure Club to get $5 off your next visit and get a grocery store coupon for $1 frozen pizzas.

Click here for the deal.

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Half-priced Frappuccinos at Starbucks through Sunday


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Starbucks is having a 10-day happy hour through Sunday, May 13. Pop into any store from 3 to 5 p.m. and get half-priced Frappuccinos at participating stores.

New on the menu is the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, which is a blend of coffee, mocha flavoring, chips, coffee, milk and ice, topped with chocolate whipped cream and cookie crumbles.

Click here for the deal. For a daily reminder, text HAPPY to 697289.

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Domino's giving away 75,000 free Artisan Pizzas through Thursday


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Domino's is again giving away 75,000 free artisan pizzas valued at $7.99 every day through Thursday on Facebook.com. The offer the same promo earlier this month.

On Monday, the giveaway of 25,000 pizzas started at 3:45. We'll keep an eye out and let you know when it's starting Tuesday, but in past promotions, the time was the same each day.

Like the fan page and click the "Artisan Pizza Giveaway" tab to get your coupon code when the promotion goes live each day.

If you score a freebie, you have the option to order immediately through Dominos.com or select the "Order Later" button to get a coupon that must be redeemed by May 6.

Click here for the deal. The giveaway ends Thursday, May 3.

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Free breakfast at McDonald's for students taking FCAT on Monday


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McDonald's restaurants will be offering a free hot breakfast to Florida public school students in grades 3 through 11 taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) on Monday, April 16.

From 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., kids can get a free Egg McMuffin, Apple Dippers, milk or a small orange juice at participating restaurants. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

More than 800 Florida restaurants are participating, with more than 175 offering the promo in South Florida.

This is the third year the chain has offered the FCAT promotion. In 2011, more than 120,000 students got free meals before taking the test, which is administered through April 27.

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Free large Coke in reusable cup at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill


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Get a free large Coca-Cola in a reusable cup with purchase of any entree at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill with a coupon.

Baja Fresh says it is on a mission to save the planet, one cup at a time. Bring the cup back again and again and enjoy 99-cent refills.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on April 26.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Kids eat free at TooJays Gourmet Deli through May


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Kids eat free at TooJays Gourmet Deli in April and May.

The New York style delicatessens are offering free meals for kids under 10 after 4 p.m. with each adult entree purchased.

The kids' menu offers hot dogs and hamburgers, grilled cheese, chicken strips and tuna melts and more.

Also, TooJays is offering a traditional Passover menu. Dine in or order ahead to enjoy at home during the holiday.

If you're looking for a good Matzo Ball soup, TooJays is the place. Also, the desserts are to die for with Killer Cake at the top of the list. The super-fudgy confection is made with four types of chocolate.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

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Buy one, get one free at Subway in April


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Subway is offering a great deal form opening until 9 a.m. in April: Buy one six-inch sandwich, get another six-inch sandwich free at participating restaurants.

The chain offers made-to-order breakfast sandwiches on its menu, such as a Double Bacon Egg & Cheese, Steak, Egg & Cheese, Western Egg & Cheese, a Breakfast B.M.T. and muffin melts. Then, order a sub for lunch and bag it for free.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on April 30.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill


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Bonefish Grill is offering a free appetizer of Bang Bang Shrimp with any $15 purchase through Facebook.com.

The yummy starter is crispy fried shrimp tossed in a spicy sauce. Like the Bonefish Grill page, and click the "Spring's here with a BANG!" tab to get a coupon via email, while supplies last.

Click here for the deal. The offer, one per email address, ends Tuesday, March 27.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free fries and green ketchup at Burger King on Saturday and Sunday


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It's your lucky day at Burger King twice.

Get a free order of fries with a side of green ketchup on Saturday and Sunday to celebate St. Patty's Day weekend.

Get a free order of value fries served with a side of green Heinz St. Patty's Sauce. No coupo or purchase is necessary.

Who knew the King was Irish?

Click here for the deal. The offer is while supplies last.

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Free Reuben sandwich with purchase at Arby's


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Celebrate St. Patty's weekend with a free Reuben sandwich when you buy one at Arby's with a coupon through Facebook.

Visit Arby's fan page and click the "BOGO Reuben" tab to get the coupon. The offer is good on a Reuben or Super Reuben sandwich and cannot be combined with any other offer.

The sandwich has thin-sliced corned beef topped with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on toasted marble rye bread.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one coupon per customer and it expires Sunday. March 18.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupon: $10 off at Outback Steakhouse


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Get $10 off two entrees at Outback Steakhouse with a coupon through Facebook.

Visit the Outback Steakhouse fan page and click the "Get $10 Off!" tab to get the coupon emailed to you. It expires on April 3.

Also, you can score a free Bloomin' Onion with any purcahse on Mondays if Outback's NASCAR driver Ryan Newman places in the top 10 in any race this season, as he did last week. Sign up for an alert so you don't miss out on the yummy freebie.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on March 30 or while supplies last.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free coffee and breakfast at IKEA on Monday


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Wake up and smell the free coffee and breakfast at IKEA on Monday.

The Swedish store in Sunrise will give away free cups of coffee to help you wake up after losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday.

IKEA plans to give away more than 10,000 cups of free coffee as part of its Random Acts of Life Improvement campaign, according to a release.

The free coffee goes great with free breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes, offered from 9 to 11 a.m. every Monday.

Click here for the deal. There are locations in Sunrise and Orlando.

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$3 off 'Angels' exhibit at MOA when you eat at SoLita on Las Olas


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Through April 8, Save $3 off on up to four adult admissions to see "Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries From the Uffizi Gallery" exhibit at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale when you eat, drink and be merry at SoLita Italian Restaurant & The Parlor Lounge on Las Olas Boulevard.

Show your SoLita receipt at thre MOA boxoffice to get the discount.

Bonus: After you see the exhibit, bring your "Angels" ticket back to SoLita for a complimentary meatball appetizer! The offer is one per table and cannot be combined with other offers.

The exhibit features 45 works from Italian masters of Renaissance and Baroque periods, including paintings and tapestries from Botticelli, Parmigianino, Monaco, among many others. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and military, $10 for children 6-17 years old; The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, One E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500 or moafl.org.

Click here for the deal. SoLita is at 1032 East Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-2616 or visit www.solitaitalian.com.

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Free pretzel at Auntie Anne's on Saturday


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Get free free dough on Saturday!

Stop in at Auntie Anne’s and get a free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel on Saturday.

What did you think we meant?

Visit a participating location from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m .and get a hot, hand-rolled soft pretzel for free, no strings attached.

While you’re at it, sign up for Pretzel Perks and get a free pretzel on your birthday, too.

There are locations inside the malls at Galleria in Fort Lauderdale, Westfield Broward, Coral Square, Town Center in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach and Orlando Mall, among others.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Leap Day freebies from Einstein's, Papa John's, Quiznos still valid


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Since Leap Day was Wednesday, you got a whole extra day -- free -- and we celebrated with freebies.

Several are still valid for a few more days, including Einstein's coupon that is worth at least $7!

Papa John's: Online only: Buy a large specialty pizza and get a medium 1-topping pizza for 29 cents. Use code MED29 at checkout. Expires March 1.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Buy one, get one free lunch sandwich through Facebook. Click on the link and the coupon will be e-mailed to you. Print it or show it on your phone to get your free eats; it expires March 4.

Quiznos: Free fountain drink with any sub purchase with coupon; expires March 7.

SHOPPING:

'Enjoy the City' coupon books: Get five "Enjoy the City" coupon books for $29 with free shipping through Tuesday. Books normally cost $20 each.

Staples: 29 offers to commemmorate the extra day this year, from $10 off $29.99 box of copy paper to $16 for a case of Quilted Northern Bath Tissue (30 rolls for .54 each); sale ends March 3.

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Free pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day on Tuesday


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You'll flip for this freebie! Get free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday in honor of National Pancake Day.

Stop in from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to get your free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. The restaurant chain is giving away the free flapjacks to encourage you to donate to the Children's Miracle Network, which, in Central and South Florida, will benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital.

This year, IHOP is hoping to raise $2.7 million. The program has raised more than $8 million since 2006, according to IHOP.

Click here for the deal.

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Free pie at Waffle House


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Get a free slice of pie at Waffle House, no purchae necessary.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires March 9.


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Free bag of doughnuts at Smokey Bones


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Get a free bag of doughnuts at Smokey Bones with entree purchase and a coupon.

The brown bag is delivered to your table filled with piping hot, cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and strawberry and chocolate dipping sauces. Yum!

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires Sunday, Feb. 26 and is one offer per party per visit.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Peppercorn Shrimp at Panda Express on Wednesday


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Get a free order of Peppercorn Shrimp at Panda Express on Wednesday with a coupon.

The new Thai-inspired dish is wok-tossed with marinated shrimp, asparagus, onions and red bell peppers in a spicy, bold peppercorn sauce.

Panda Express restaurants are located throughout Central and South Florida.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Wednesday.

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Free breakfast at IKEA through Monday


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Get free breakfast at IKEA on Saturday through Monday.

Stop in at the IKEA restaurant between 9 and 11 a.m. and get a free order of eggs, bacon and hash browns with coffee.

Also, be sure to sign up for the IKEA Family rewards program to get special deals on merchandise along with free coffee or tea in the restaurant whenever you shop.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per customer through Monday, Feb. 20. There are stores in Sunrise and Orlando.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free Americone Dream ice cream scoops at Ben & Jerry's


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Get a free scoop of Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream ice cream at Ben & Jerry's shops on Tuesday.

Get the free scoop from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The chain is offering the freebies to "Get the Dough Out of Politics." It aims to take back American politics, one scoop at a time, according to BenandJerrys.com.

Ben & Jerry's is asking you to sign a petition at GetTheDoughOut.org to be send to Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment that overturns Citizens United and gets the money out of politics.

Click here for the deal an to find a location.

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$5 footlongs at Subway in February


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Get $5 footlongs all month at Subway.

The chain's "FebuANY" promotion offers the $5 deal on everything, including B.M.T.s and breakfast sandwiches through Feb. 29 at participating restaurants.

Subway also is giving away 30 free $5 footlongs every day in a month-long trivia contest.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Feb. 29.

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Save $10 on $50 check at The Cheesecake Factory


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Get $10 back on a $50 purchase at The Cheesecake Factory through Foursquare.com and American Express.

To get the free money, securely link an eligible Amex card to your Foursquare account. Then, launch the social networking app on your smartphone, click the "Explore" and orange "Specials" buttons. Select The Cheesecake Factory special and check in when you dine. Use your synced Amex card to pay the check of $50 or more and you'll automatically get a $10 statement credit.

The special is unlocked each time you check in. You must sync your card BEFORE you dine to get the credit.

While on the subject of Foursquare, you can save and get freebies using the social networking app even if you don't have an Amex card. It pays to have an account. Local merchants, from restaurants to bars and department and specialty stores, offer treats and deals that are unlocked when you check in. There are offers at Neiman Marcus, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and so many others. Try it and see!

Click here for the deal. The Cheesecake Factory offer expires on March 31.

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Free entree with purchase at Panda Express


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Panda Express celebrates the Chinese New Year with a coupon for a free entree of your choice (excludes shrimp) with purchase of any two-entree plate.

There also is a coupon for 10 percent off any purchase..

Click here for the deal. Both coupons expire on Feb. 14.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupon: 20 percent off entire check at Denny's


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Denny's is offering a coupon for 20 percent off your entire check with entree purchase.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free coffee tasting with free gift at Starbucks through Saturday


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Try three new premium coffee blends at Starbucks' free tasting event at stores through Saturday. After you taste "vote for the roast you love move, you'll get a little something as a thank you," according to Starbucks.com.

The coffee house chain lightens up, introducing Blonde Roast, in mellow Veranda and Willow Blends. There is a decaf option, too. They join the chain's medium-bodied Pike Place Roast and the full-bodied dark Italian Roast. Sample each one and then vote for your favorite on Facebook.com.

Click here for the deal.

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Free coffee at RaceTrac daily through Saturday


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RaceTrac is giving away free coffee through Saturday.

Stop in any RaceTrac gasoline convenience store, make a purchase (gas counts!) and you'll get a coupon for free hot coffee, redeemable on your next visit.

The freebies are being offered to promote the chain's lineup of six new blends: Regular, Dark Roast, Decaf, Extra Caffeinated, 100 percent Colombian and Hazelnut. You can jazz up your java by adding a variety of free flavorings, from creamers to syrups to cinnamon and chocolate toppings.

Also, for a limited time, purchase the RaceTrac 2012 calendar for $4.99. It's packed with 12-months of money-saving coupons valued at $42.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Jan. 14.

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Free pizzas every 46 seconds from Papa John's through Feb. 4


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Papa John's is giving away more than 15,000 free pizzas every 46 seconds leading up to the Super Bowl.

Enter to win the free pizzas from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 4.

Click here for the deal.

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Get free meals and treats on your birthday


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Happy birthday to you!

It's not your birthday, you say? But we have gifts for you anyway!

Sign up to get free meals and other yummy treats to celebrate your trip around the sun. Sign up with a valid email address and be truthful about your birthday. A valid ID is required to get the goods.

We've found some great deals so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner and a few treats on your special day.

BREAKFAST: Get a free breakfast valued at $7.99 at IHOP when you join the chain's Pancake Revolution e-mail club. You'll get two additional free meals on your birthday and on the anniversary of when you sign up.

Get a free Grand Slam Beakfast when you join Denny's Rewards at Denny.com.

LUNCH: Get a free burrito on your birthday from Moe's Southwest Grill. Plus, you'll get a coupon for free queso when you sign up at Moes.com.

Sign up at Hooter's and get 10 free hot wings on the house to celebrate your birthday.

DINNER: Get a free birthday dinner from the award-winning Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach. Add your spouces' birthday and an annniversary date and you'll eat for free three times times year. .

Get a free $30 dining certificate when you join the Chef's Table at Benihana. There are many Florida locations. Click here to join for those 13 and older.

Get a free dinner from Bio Tuscan Grill with locations in Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Orlando when you become a member of the Italian china's "Posta Roscano. Plus, get a complimentary Bruschetta Quattro as soon as you sign up.

DESSERT: Get a free dessert from T.G.I. Friday’s Give Me More Stripes club.

SNACKS AND TREATS: Sign up to become a V.I.P. (Very Important Pretzel Lover) at Auntie Anne's and get a coupon for buy one, get one free pretzels.

Join Baskin-Robbin's birthday club and get a free scoop on your birthday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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25-cent champagne flutes at IKEA on Friday, plus kids eat free through Sunday


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Kids eat free at IKEA through Sunday, Jan. 1.

Shop while kids enjoy the Småland play place and later have lunch upstairs where children under 12 can pick a combo meal valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary, but the limit is one meal per child.

On Friday, IKEA is offering a daily deal: daily deals through Friday. 25 cent champagne flutes. They normally sell for 99 cents. Stock up for your New Year’s Eve bash on Saturday night. The limit is 12 per customer.

Click here for the IKEA deal. There are locations in Sunrise and Orlando.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Send a letter to Santa, get a free kids meal at Denny's


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Kids can send a letter to Santa and in return get a present for a free kids' meal at Denny's valued at $2.50.

The offer is a promotion for the holiday movie "Arthur Christmas." Good boys and girls can visit the site and create the letter by filling in blanks from a list of multiple-choice answers. Hit the send button and they'll transmit the letter to the North Pole and also get an option to print out the letter and coupon. They can play fun games, too.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Dec. 31.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Hard Rock Cafe offers $4 Legendary Burger meal deal ($17 value)


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Sign up to get a coupon for a Legendary Burger, fries and a drink for $4 from Hard Rock Cafes in South Florida and Orlando.The burger and fries normally cost $14.75 and a drink is $2.99.

Hard Rock is giving away 400,000 coupons to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Once you sign up, the coupon is emailed within seconds. Use your real name, because you must present an ID to redeem it.

The Legendary Burger is a 10-ounce patty with topped with two slices of Cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles.

Click here for the deal. The coupon's valid until Dec. 21 at all Hard Rock Cafe locations except Tampa.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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BOGO free Whoppers at Burger King through Sunday


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Burger King has a Whopper of an offer for the holidays that ends Sunday!

Buy one Whopper sandwich and get one free at participating restaurants through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. Just order a Whopper and you'll get another for free. No coupon necessary.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Send free $10 e-gift cards at 18,000 restaurants from Restaurant.com


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Send all your friends free $10 e-gift cards redeemable at 18,000 eateries from Restaurant.com.

Restaurant.com's Feed It Forward promotion allows you to send the free certificates to up to 40 friends a day through Dec. 25, or until $40 million in freebies have been shared.

Make an account, put in your friend's e-mail address (or send through Facebook) write a personal message and hit the send button. Restaurant.com will send an email with the coupon code to the recipient with redemption instructions.

There are varying restrictions on redemption. Most of the restaurants will require you to spend $20 with an 18 percent gratuity when certificates, or they can only be used on specific days. Read the restrictions prior to using the gift certificate at the restaurant and call ahead to confirm the details.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 25.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Freebies at Chili's through Christmas Eve


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Chili's is offering freebie coupons in daily deals through Christmas Eve.

Monday's deal is a free Brownie Sundae with entree purchase. The "Happy Holidaily" will have a different dining coupon each day, offering specials with purchase through Dec. 24. Roll over the calendar to see what's coming up.

Click here for the deal. Each coupon is good for one day only.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Curly Fries, Chocolate Turnover at Arbys


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Arby's is giving away free curly fries today, Nov. 15, with a coupon. We also have a coupon for a free Chocolate Turnover with any sandwich purchase.

Also, while you're there, purchase a medium Dr. Pepper and get a code to unlock content in 15 EA games like "Need for Speed the Run." Every code wins.

Click here for the coupon for free curly fries.

Click here for the Chocolate Turnover coupon.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Land of the Free: Check out our huge list of freebies for Veterans Day through Monday


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For Veterans Day, Central and South Florida business are showing their appreciation for veterans by serving up freebies and deals through Monday.

We've rounded up a massive list of more than 30 freebies -- from meals to entertainment and attractions to goods, services and shopping discounts -- in our "Land of the Free" list.

To get the goods, there are two rules of engagement: Bring along your valid military ID and enjoy yourself.

We've also found a few offers for civilians, too, such as penny deals at McDonald's on friday, free entrance to Everglades National Park and Canaveral National Seashore on Friday-Monday. Also, since Veterans Day falls on 11-11-11, there also are several $11 deals at South Florida attractions Miami Seaquarium and Jungle Island. That will come in handy with kids out of school.

americanflagjpg25.jpgANHEUSER BUSCH THEME PARKS: Free entrance for military and their families at SeaWorld and Busch Garden and other parks for AB's Here's to the Heroes program; expires Dec.31.

americanflagjpg25.jpgAPPLEBEE'S: Free entree for vets on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgBED & BREAKFAST LODGING: Free stay at Bed and Breakfasts and Inns on Thursday, Nov. 10, for veterans from BnBsforVets.org.

americanflagjpg25.jpgBIG LOTS: 10 percent off on Friday for veterans.

americanflagjpg25.jpgCANES: Vets get a free $29.99 Hugo folding cane at Sam's Clubs through Friday. You don't have to be a member of the club to get the cane.

americanflagjpg25.jpgCAR WASHES: Free for vets, rain or shine on Friday from GraceforVets.org at various Central and South Florida locations.

americanflagjpg25.jpgCHILI'S: Free meals for vets at particpating locations from 11 a.m .to 5 p.m. on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgDOLLAR GENERAL: 10 percent off for vetearns Friday through Sunday.

americanflagjpg25.jpg FLIFF: Free tickets to documentary film “The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald” for veterans and active-duty military at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-3456.

americanflagjpg25.jpgGOLDEN CORRAL: Free meals for vets from 5 to 9 p.m. on MONDAY, Nov. 14.

americanflagjpg25.jpg HERTZ RENT-A-CAR: Hertz for the Heros program offers 40,000 free weekend rentals with valid miltiary ID on Friday through Dec. 31.

americanflagjpg25.jpgHOME DEPOT: Get 10 percent every day of the year.

americanflagjpg25.jpgHOOTERS: 10 free wings with drink purchase on Friday at particpating Central and South Florida locations.

americanflagjpg25.jpgJC PENNEY: Free $200 gift cards for clothes for 6,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for Welcome Heroes program.

americanflagjpg25.jpg JUNGLE ISLAND: Free entrance for veterans on Friday and $11 entrance for everyone else with canned good donation to benefit the American Veteran Food Assistance Program; admission normally $30.95.

americanflagjpg25.jpg LOWE'S: Get 10 percent for vets and their family on Friday-Sunday with ID.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMACY'S: 15 percent discount for everyone with coupon code VET15 at checkout on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMASTERPIECE BARBERSHOP: Free haircuts for those with valid military ID from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 3640-6 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point; 954-623-7204.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMcCORMICK & SCHMICKS: Free entree for veterans for lunch or dinner on SUNDAY, Nov. 13, at Orlando and West Palm Beach locations; reservations recommended.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMcDONALD'S: Buy one, get one for 1 cent Big Macs and Quarter Pounders for everyone (not just vets) on Friday for Customer Appreciation Event at participating locations in Central and South Florida.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMIAMI SEAQUARIUM: $11 admission before 11 a.m.; $11 off after 11 a.m. with coupon good for up to six guests on Friday; Adult admission normally $38.95.

americanflagjpg25.jpgMUSIC: Free 12-song "Veterans Day Honor" album by U.S. Armed Forces bands from Amazon.com.

americanflagjpg25.jpgNATIONAL PARKS: Get free entrance to U.S. National Parks on Friday-Sunday. Includes: Everglades National Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Gulf Islands National Seashore.

americanflagjpg25.jpgOLIVE GARDEN: Free entree for veterans on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgOUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: Free Bloomin' Onion and Coke through Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpg7-ELEVEN: Free small slurpees for vets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at participating locations.

americanflagjpg25.jpg SPORTS AUTHORITY: 15 percent off total purchase coupon good on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgIII FORKS: Free entree up to $35 with proof of service; locations at the Villages of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach and Palm Beach Gardens;

americanflagjpg25.jpg T.G.I.FRIDAY'S: Buy one, get one free entree for veterans on Friday.

americanflagjpg25.jpgVILLAGE TAVERN: 50 percent off all food purchases for veterans and active military with valid ID on Friday. Locations in Pembroke Pines and Boynton Beach.

americanflagjpg25.jpgWEDDING GOWNS: Free wedding gowns for military brides from BridesAcrossAmerican.com.

americanflagjpg25.jpgYARD HOUSE: Free $10 Yard House gift card with valid military ID on Friday; locations in Coral Gables, Hallandale and Palm Beach Gardens.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Red Velvet Pancake Puppies Sundae at Denny's


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Denny's is giving away free Red Velvet Pancake Puppies Sundaes with entree purchases for you and a friend when you send a holiday e-card.

Pick from one of four free holiday e-cards, enter the e-mail addresses and the card and coupon for the sweet treat will be on its way. You'll get a printable coupon, too.

The new sundae is made with three bite-sized Red Velvet Pancake Puppies baked with white chocolate chips, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of cream-cheese dipping sauce.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Jan. 16.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Bloomin' Onion and Coke at Outback for veterans through Nov. 11


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Veterans and active military can get a free Bloomin' Onion and a Coke product at Outback Steakhouse starting Monday through Friday, Nov. 11, as a thank you for service to our country.

The freebie is open to active and former military personnel with valid I.D. (U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate or Veteran Identification Card (VIC). Or, wear your uniform to the restaurant or show a photo in uniform.

Since 2009, the restaurant chain has donated $2 million to the non-profit Operation Homefront, which provides emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.

Click here for the deal.

Also, stay tuned, because we have a lot more freebies for veterans coming up!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free 6-inch sandwich at Subway with purchase through Nov. 30


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Wake up and smell the free sandwiches at Subway in November.

Buy any 6-inch sandwich before 9 a.m. and get one of equal or lesser value for free through Nov. 30.

Start your day with a breakfast sandwich, like Bacon, Egg & Cheese, and get a lunch sub with one stop! Or get two breakfast sandwiches! Or two lunch sandwiches! Choose from the full menu.

Click here for the deal. The offer is for one per customer per visit through Nov. 30.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free entree at Ruby Tuesday


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Ruby Tuesday again is giving away coupons for buy one, get one free entrees through Facebook.com.

"Like" the Ruby Tuesday fan page, enter your info and hit enter and the coupon will be e-mailed to you.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait! They're going fast!

Click here for more free food at T.G.I. Friday's, McCormick & Schmick's, Smokey Bones and more.


Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free coffee at 7-Eleven, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for National Coffee Day on Thursday


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It's National Coffee Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, and there's a latte free coffee to be had:

Wake up to free medium hot coffees, cappuccinos or lattes at participating 7-Eleven stores from 7 to 11 a.m.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating by offering free 12-ounce cups of its newly launched Signature House Blend coffee. You know It will be nearly impossible to resist a dozen (or two!) hot glazed doughnuts.

Do you know of any local spots offering free coffee? Share them with us!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery on Tuesday


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Cold Stone Creamery is giving out free scoops of ice cream from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, for its 10th annual Make-a-Wish Foundation fundraiser.

This year's creation is called "Sprinkled With Wishes," which is Sweet Cream Ice Cream mixed with brownies, topped with fudge and rainbow sprinkles.

While your at the store, consider donating a $1 or more to the foundation. About 85 percent of all donations this month benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Coupon: Buy one, get one free entree at Ruby Tuesday


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Buy one entree and get one free at Ruby Tuesday's with a coupon offered through Facebook.com.

"Like" the page, enter your info and the coupon will be e-mailed to you.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Cheese Quesadilla from Denny's for you and a friend


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Send a friend a silly "cheesy" electronic greeting card and you'll both get a coupon for a free Cheese Quesadilla at Denny's.

Choose from four cute, punny e-cards, like "You're Grate!" or "One Day You'll Be the Big Cheese!" The promotion celebrates the restaurant chain's new "Let's Get Cheesy" menu. Enter your friend's e-mail, your e-mail along with a note and crazy card and coupon will be delivered to in-boxes.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Nov. 7.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free pumpkin muffin at Einstein Bros. Bagels


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Start your workweek off right with a free pumpkin muffin with purchase of any coffee beverage at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Sept. 14.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Labor-free food deals from Firehouse Subs, Boston Market


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We have two great Labor Day food offers. You know, so you don’t have to labor in a hot kitchen today.

First, Firehouse subs is offering a free medium sub with purchase of a sub, chips and a drink. Click here for the deal.

Second, Boston Market is offering a coupon for 25 percent off any family meal. Click here for that deal.

Both deals are good on Monday, Sept. 5, only.

Click here for other labor-free food offers from Bone Fish Grill, Lonestar, Macaroni Grill, Baskin-Robbins, T.G.I. Friday's and more.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free food: Cheap eats at Bone Fish Grill, Lonestar, Macaroni Grill, Baskin-Robbins, T.G.I. Friday's and more


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It's the holiday and we've got a menu full of free food to keep you labor-free and out of the kitchen. Here's a roundup of fresh and tasty deals for free or cheap dining options that will keep your stomach -- and wallet -- full through Monday:

Sweet Tomatoes: Buy one, get one free breakfast; expires Sept. 5

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free pumpkin muffin with purchase of any coffee; expires Sept. 14.

Romano's Macaroni Grill: Buy one entree, get one free (coupon code #42) with printed or mobile coupon; expires Sept. 5.

Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp, right, with $15 food purchase with Facebook coupon; expires Sept. 9.

Lonestar Steakhouse: Free appetizer with entree purchase coupon through Facebook; expires Sept. 18.

Firehouse Subs: Free medium sub with purchase of sub, chips and drink on Labor Day, Sept. 5, only.

Nick's New Haven-Style Pizzera & Bar: Free pizza slices on Monday, Sept. 5; Boca Raton location.

Baskin-Robbins: Buy one cone, get one free; expires Monday, Sept. 5.

Coldstone Creamery: Buy one creation, get a second creation free; expires Sept. 8.

Chick-fil-A: Reserve a free breakfast at your favorite location on Tuesday-Saturday.

IKEA: Kids eat free through Monday, Sept. 5.

T.G.I. Friday's: 15 percent off your total check; expires Sept. 7.

Old Navy: Get a free, large 2-topping Domino's pizza from Old Navy with purchase; expires Sept. 5.

Panda Express: Free entree item when you buy a 2- or 3-item plate; Free 22-ounce drink with 2- or 3-item entree purchase; expires Sept. 10.

California Pizza Kitchen: $5 off your next visit when you register for e-mail.

Quiznos: 50 percent off Choose 2 Menu items after 5 p.m. and on weekends with purchase of a drink; Buy one, get one free sub with purchase of regular drink and three other deals; expires Sept. 25.

Chevy's: Buy one combo, get one free; Buy one entree, get a second for $3.99; locations in Miami and Orlando; expires Sept. 3

Papa John's: Free medium pizza from with e-mail or text alert sign-up.

IHOP: Free meals valued at $7.99 when you join Pancake Revolution e-mail club.

Arby's: Free small drink and curly fries with purchase of Angus Cool deli sandwich or wrap. Or text "YUM" to 27297 for free food coupons on your smart phone.

Friendly's: Free three-scoop sundae with e-mail signup.

Champs: Free cheeseburger or appetizer with e-mail signup.

Maggie Moo's: Buy one, get one free regular or large ice-cream cone.


Outback: Get $5 off two entrees when you "like" Outback on Facebook and sign up for e-mails. Get $10 off $25 purchase through American Express Facebook program.

Macaroni Grill: $5 off when you join the e-club.

Boston Market: Free Blockbuster Express movie rental with $5 entree purchase; expires Sept. 30.

Olive Garden: $2 off two Paninis; exires Oct. 7Unlimited pasta bowl for $8.95.

California Pizza Kitchen: $5 off $15 purchase when you join the e-club.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free breakfast at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday through Saturday


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Did you sign up to get your free breakfast entree at Chick-fil-A yet?

My foodie pal John Tanasychuk on our dining blog Sup: Eating Around South Florida reports that you can make a reservation to get one of nine entrees for free on Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 6-10.

Click here to get all the details from John T. on the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free steak dinners from Outback Steakhouse


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UPDATE: Looks like Outback's all out of free steaks, but you can reserve a coupon for $5 off two entrees at your favorite location. Don't wait!

Outback Steakhouse is giving away 1 million free steak dinners for the "Great Aussie Steak Out." The chain is offering the promotion to celebrate its new wood-fired grill.

Click the link, enter your zip code, fill out the form with your address and e-mail (within four minutes) and a coupon will be mailed to you for the free steak and one side item.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per household. Don't wait, mate! People will gobble these up fast.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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1-cent Big Macs and Quarter Pounders at McDonald's with purchase


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Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder With Cheese and get a second sandwich for a penny at McDonald's on Thursday.

The "Back to School on a Budget" offer is good all day Thursday at particiatping McDonald's in Central and South Florida.

I'm a Quarter Pounder girl myself. What are you?

Click here for more free and cheap dining deals at P.F. Chang's, Mangos, IHOP and so many more.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.


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Buy one, get one free entree at Denny's


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Denny's is offering a coupon for a free "Tour of America" entree when you buy one.

The promotion celebrates regional American dishes like Georgia Peach French Toast and Southern Shrimp and Grits, among other menu choices.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free medium pizza from Papa John's with e-mail or text alerts


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Get a coupon for a free medium pizza when you buy one when you sign up for e-mails or text alerts from Papa John's.

Register for either and you'll get a coupon via e-mail for a free medium cheese pizza with a pizza purchased at regular menu price.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free salad bar coupon from Ruby Tuesday


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Ruby Tuesday has been giving away hundreds of thousands of free hamburgers through Facebook. Now, the chain is offering coupons for free salad bar add-ons for the first 100,000 to visit its fan page on Facebook.com.

"Like" the page, enter your info and the coupon will be e-mailed to you.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free lasagna at Buca di Beppo on Thursday


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Get free lasagna with a coupon when you dine at Buca di Beppo restaurants on Thursday, July 28, to celebrate National Lasagna Day.

According to our foodie pal John Tanasychuk over on the Sup: Eating Around South Florida Blog, the chain is giving away free lunch-size portions with the purchase of any pasta or entree today. John T. reports that two other Florida restaurants are celebrating with offers for half-priced lasagna today, too. Read his blog to find out more.

Click here for the the deal. There are locations in Davie, Wellington and Orlando.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Arby's Classic Roast Beef Sandwich for 64 cents on Saturday


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Get a Classic Roast Beef Sandwich for 64 cents with a 22-ounce drink purchase at Arby's on Saturday, July 23, with a coupon.

The chain is celebrating its anniversay with the one-day special.

Click here for the deal and check out other 20 free and cheap food deals.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free Garlic Lover's Chicken Breast at Panda Express


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Make any purchase at Panda Express and get a free order of Garlic Lover's Chicken Breast at with a coupon good on Wedneday, July 13.

The tasty new menu item is chicken breast wok-tossed with broccoli, baby corn, and red bell peppers in a black bean sauce with lots of garlic.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

For other free food deals, click here.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Coupon: BOGO Real Fruit Smoothie or Frappe at McDonald's


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Cool off with a coupon for a buy one, get one free any size Real Fruit Smoothie, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade or Frappe at participating McDonald's.

Try out the new Mango Pineapple smoothie, which was just introduced for summer.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on July 31.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Celebrate July 4th with free, cheap food at Boston Market, Burger King and more


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It's America's birthday today and what's more American than free and cheap food? Here's are a few dining options before the fireworks begin:

Boston Market: Two coupons for 50 percent of an individual meal or 25 percent off a family meal. Expires July 4.

Arby's: Coupon for buy one, get one free Jamocha Oreo Shake. Expires July 9.

Jamba Juice: Coupon for buy one, get one free smoothie at participating locations. Expires July 18.
Hooters: Get 10 free wings when you buy 10 at participating locations.

Burger King: Get a Original Chicken Sandwich for $1.04 through Monday.

IKEA: Kids get a free combo mean valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary.

Chili's: Kids eat free on July 4.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Coupon: Free Southern Chicken Sandwich from Church's


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Here's something to cluck about! Get a coupon with an e-mail sign up for a free Church's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich with purchase of a medium drink.

The new menu offering, added in March, is a crispy fried all-white-meat chicken breast served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickles.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Hey, Anthony! Free meatballs and ricotta at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza


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In honor of St. Anthony’s Day on Monday, June 13, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, with locations in Central and South Florida, is giving away free orders of Anthony's meatballs with ricotta cheese to anyone with the first or last name “Anthony.”

Click here to get all the details from my foodie pal John T on his dining blog, Sup: Eating Around South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Quiznos coupons: Buy one, get one free sub or salad and three other deals


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Quiznos is celebrating its 30th anniversary with four coupons for meal deals.

There are four offers:
Free sub or salad when you buy one with a regular drink
Free chips or cookie and regular fountain drink with salad or sub purchase
Two meals for $9.99 (two small subs, two chips, two cookies, two drinks)
$1 off regular sub/salad or $2 off a large sub

Click here for the deal. The coupons expire on July 10. Be safe and print a few now, because they may not last.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free and cheap food from McDonald's, Einstein's, Baja Fresh; Chili's, CiCi's and more


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Going out to eat? Here's a few savings options:

McDonald's: $1 off any size McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Frappe or Smoothie; expires June 14.

Einstein Bros. Bagles: Buy one, get one free coupon for an egg sandwich along with five other savings coupons; expires June 5.

Denny's: Coupon for a free order of bacon; expires June 6.

Jamba Juice: Coupon for $2 Fruit Refreshers; expires June 8.

Baskin Robbins: Coupon for $2.99 Hot fudge sundae or 16p-ounce Cappuccino Blast; expires June 8

KFC: Enter your zip code to get coupons.

TGI Friday's: $5 off $15 purchase; expires June 30

Baja Fresh: $2 off $8 purchase or $5 off $15; expires June 20.

Ruby Tuesday's: Add-on Garden Fresh Salad Bar to any entree for free; expires June 16

Arby's: Free Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich with purchase; expires June 13; sign up for Arby's Extra Rewards and get a coupon for a free Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich.


Chili's and Maggianos: Sign up for e-mail alerts and get a $5 off coupon for Chili's and a $10 off at Maggianos Little Italy, which has locations in Boca Raton and Orlando.

CiCi's Pizza: Coupon for a free kid's buffet with purchase of an adult buffet; expires June 14.

Cheesecake Factory: Coupon for free desserts with purchases; expires June 28.

O'Charlie's: $5 off a $20 purchase (locations in Central Florida); expires June 12


Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Coupon: Buy one, get one free Caramel Chicken at Pei Wei


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Sign up for e-mails from Pei Wei before Tuesday, June 1, and get a buy one, get one free coupon for caramel chicken that can be redeemed on June 2-6.

A new location just opened in Fort Lauderdale, so I can't wait to try it.

Click here for the deal.
There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free food: Breakfast, lunch, appetizer and dinners


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Chili's: Kids eat free at Chili’s on Tuesday with the purchase of any adult entree. The offer, available at participating locations, is for kids 12 and under and has a limit of two with multiple redemptions per table allowed.

Here's a roundup of a few other options:

Breakfast: Waffle House, Denny's: Coupons for free waffle at Waffle House; expires May 31; or a free order of bacon at Denny's; expires June 6.

Lunch: Arby's: Coupon for a free Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich with purchase of a medium fry and drink; expires June 13.

Appetizer: Romano's Macaroni Grill: Coupon for free tapas in the bar at participating locations; expires May 27.

Dinner: Smokey Bones: Coupon for buy one entree, get one free good Monday-Thursday; expires June 2.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free waffle at Waffle House; free bacon at Denny's


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Kick off Sunday morning with coupons for a free waffle from Waffle House or a free order of bacon at Denny's.

Click here for the waffle deal. The coupon expires on May 31.

Click here for the Denny's deal. The coupon expires on June 6.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free Arby's Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich


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Arby's is again offering a coupon for a free Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich with purchase of a medium fry and drink.

Click here for the deal. It expires on June 13.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free dessert from The Cheesecake Factory with purchase


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Sign up for The Cheesecake Factory's eNewletter and get a coupon good for free cheesecake with food purchases.

Spend $30 and get a free slice of cheesecake or layer cake; spend $60 to $89.99 and get two slices; spend $90 to $199.99 and get three. The coupon is valid Sunday through Thursday through June 28.

My fave is the Key Lime Cheesecake, but the Red Velvet, right, is looking pretty tempting.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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$1 off Frozen Strawberry Lemonade at McDonald's


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McDonald's is offering a $1 off coupon for a new Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Frappe or Real Fruit Smoothie. I'm lovin' it.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires June 15.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Cinco de Mayo deal: Order 10 burritos, get five free at Chipotle's


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All Florida Chipotle Mexican Grills are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a yummy offer on Thursday, May 5: Order 10 or more burritos in the "Burritos by the Box" program and you'll get half for free. This could be a fun (and cheap) way to celebrate at the office for lunch today or for dinner tonight!

With your order, you also get a bag of chips and a side of sour cream for every two burritos and an assortment of guacamole and medium tomatillo-green chili salsa for dipping. Just add margaritas!

There's no limit on the number of free burritos you can get, but the minimum order is 10.

Click here for the deal to find a store and download the order form. There are locations all over Central and South Florida. Ole!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Buy one, get one free Chicken and Biscuits at Popeyes


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If you love the chicken at Popeyes, you'll love it twice as much now.

The chain is offering a fantastic deal for the limited time: Buy a three-piece Bonafide fried chicken dinner with side and biscuit and get for free a free two-piece fried chicken with a side and biscuit.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Make Draft Day picks, get free appetizer, win a million bucks at Hooters on Thursday


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Celebrate NFL Draft Day at Hooters by making your picks, getting a free appetizer and winning a $1 million.

Register, submit 32 predictions in the first round (in order) then print out the coupon for free munchies of cheese sticks, fried pickles, fried jalapenos or onion rings.

If you predict the perfect draft, you get the million bucks. Pick 25 correctly and win $10,000; pick 10 right and get a $50 Hooters gift card.

Score points for each correct pick and then visit HootersDraftDay.com to check your results in the standings.

Click here for the deal.

Cheat a little: Let our sports columnst Dave Hyde help.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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31-cent scoop night at Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday


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Baskin-Robbins is offering 31-cent scoops from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at participating stores to honor America's firefighters. The chain also is debuting the new flavor Firehouse #31.

To get the, um, full scoop on the deal, visit Sup: Eating around South Florida, written by my foodie pal John Tanasychuk.

Bonus: Click here for a Baskin-Robbins coupon for buy one cone, get one free through Facebook.com. The coupon expires on May 15. Like the page and then scroll down to the April 17 post and click the image to print the coupon.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Easter dining deals around South Florida


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Got dinner plans for Easter Sunday? If not, here's a few deals around town on Sunday:

Kids eat free at the Melting Pot in Coral Springs. Reservations suggested.

Hooter's with locations in Central and South Florida, is offering buy 10, get 10 wings for free on Sunday.

Chili's is offering a "Easter Feaster" on Sunday with a coupon. For $35, you get one appetizer, two entrees, two margaritas and a dessert.

McCormick and Schmicks, with locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Orlando, is offering Easter brunch starting at $10.95 for adults and $4.95 for kids.

Smokey Bones is offering a coupon for buy one entree, get one free through April 24.

T.G.I. Friday's is offer a coupon for $5 off $15 food purchase through June 30.

Click here to find Easter Sunday worship services and Easter brunches offering around South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Buy one entree, get one free from Smokey Bones


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Here's a fresh coupon for a free entree when you buy one at Smokey Bones.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, April 24.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Coupon: $2 Baja Bowl at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, free e-book


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Sign up for e-mail deals at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and get a coupon good for a $2 Baja Bowl and get a free e-book on business advice.

Baja Fresh CEO David Kim was featured recently on CBS's "Undercover Boss". Visit his site and download his free e-book of "The Best Billionaire Advice I Ever Got."

Click here for the deal. There are locations in Central and South Florida. The coupon expires on April 24.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!


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Here's a few deals and coupons for free food, for big kids and small.

Free kid's meal with adult entree purchase at Chili's; expires Apirl 5

Kids eat free at IHOP from 4-10 p.m. in April with adult meal purchases.

Free Arby's Outside-In Cinnamon Bites with Combo purchase; expires April 7.

2-for-1 Maple Bacon Sundae at Denny's; (you read it right); expires April 9; (BTW, according to Google, today's the 119th anniversary of the first documented ice cream sundae.)

Free Maggiano's Zeppole Italian-Style Doughnuts; expires May 4

Free Southern Style Chicken Sandwich at Church's Chicken with drink purchase; expires April 24

Free 4 breakfast grocery items at Winn-Dixie valued at nearly $9 with coffee purchase

Also, Burger King has been mailing out millions of coupons for free Chicken Tenders. Be on the lookout for them.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Winn-Dixie's "Make-a-Meal" deal offers $9 in free food with coffee purchase


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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but you can score free breakfast at Winn-Dixie markets through April 5.

The grocery chain's new "Make-a-Meal" program gives you four free breakfast items valued at nearly $9 when you buy Maxwell House coffee and you use your Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card.

Purchase a 31 or 34.5 ounce can of Maxwell House coffee for $11.99 and get for free a box of Armour Sizzle & Serve Sausage, a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, a box of Quaker Quick Grits and a dozen large eggs. (The deals may vary slighly from store to store.)

In February, Winn-Dixie introduced a new customer reward program called fuelperks!, that offers a discount on Shell gasoline with grocery purchases.

Click here to find a store and see details of the promotion, listed on Page 12 of this week's circular. The deal is good through April 5.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.


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Free Southern Style Chicken Sandwich at Church's Chicken


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Here's something to cluck about! Church's Chicken locations in South Florida are offering free Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches valued at $1.99 through April 24 with purchase of a medium drink. You can eat free chicken sandwiches for a whole month!

The new menu offering is an crispy fried all-white-meat chicken breast served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickles.

The sandwich is only available in South Florida right now, but will be added to menus at locations in Central Florida beginning May 30.

Click here to find a Church's Chicken location. The offer is good through April 24.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free Golden Treasure Shrimp at Panda Express on Wednesday


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Get a free entree of Golden Treasure Shrimp from Panda Express with a coupon on Wednesday, March 9. No purchase is necessary.

The Asian fast food chain's latest creation is crispy tempura shrimp tossed with fresh bell peppers in a zesty citrus sauce.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free food every day this week: Pancakes, quesadillas, burritos, tacos and Chick-fil-A fries


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It's a new month and it seems there is a freebie offer for free (or nearly free) food every day this week. Here's a roundup:

Tuesday: IHOP is offering a free stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to benefit Miami Children's Hospital, part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Tuesday: Pollo Tropical offers a free chicken or shrimp quesadilla wrap when you donate an unwanted cell phone to benefit Women in Distress

Friday: Chick-fil-A offers free medium order of waffle fried from 2-4 p.m. awhen you ask to try the new Heinz Dip & Squeeze Ketchup.

Through Friday: Chipotle Mexican Grill offers a buy one, get one coupon foro burritos, bowls, tacos or salads after you watch a 90-second video.

Through Saturday: Taco Bell offers 88-cent Crunchwrap Supremes; limit two per customer.

Through March 8: Arby's offers a coupon for a free regular Roast Beef Sandwich with drink purchase when you sign up for Arby's Extras. The club is also sending out coupons for a free Angus 3 Cheese sandwich with purchase of a fry and a drink.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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88 cent Crunchwrap Supreme at Taco Bell (was $2.50)


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Taco Bell is offering an 88 cent Crunchwrap Supreme through Saturday, March 5. Limit two per person.

The Crunchwrap promotional deal puts the fast-food chain's seasoned beef front and center by saying "Our Seasoned Beef is made with 88% premium beef and 12% signature recipe."

Taco Bell continues to reassure customers about its meat mixture after the chain was accused of false-advertising in a recent lawsuit over how it labels its beef mixture. The promotional page also has a button that offers to give the "Full Story" on its seasoned beef quality.

The chain offered coupons free tacos to fans on Facebook in early February.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends Saturday, March 5.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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U-pick fresh strawberries and make decadent Valentine's Day gifts


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It's going to be a beautiful day. Today's forecast is sunny and clear with a high of 70.

Since it's a pleasure to spend the day outside, and if you're looking for something fun to do, how about visiting a South Florida U-pick strawberry farm and plucking ripe berries to make strawberry treats for your sweetheart on Monday for Valentine's Day?

There are a number of fun places to take the kids in Palm Beach County, like Bedner's Farm in Boynton Beach and The Girl's in Delray Beach.

Check out our interactive map showing you where to pick, from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach, along with a guide to the farms. There also are recipes for making romantic chococlate-dipped starwberries and other gourmet treats for someone special on Monday.

Our family is visiting Harvest Time in Lake Worth today. Maybe we'll see you there!

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Buy fresh, organic produce at Marando Farms Farmers Market in Fort Lauderdale


marandofarms.JPG I recently discovered one of the best-kept secrets in Fort Lauderdale: Marando Farms Farmers Market. This fantastic find offers fresh, organic produce and baked goods on Saturdays and Sundays right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Owned and operated by Chelsea and Fred Marando, the market and nursery sells fresh-from-the-farm fruit and veggies, fresh eggs, potted herbs, wonderful fresh hummus, pies, breads, pizzas and frozen soups. Or grab a bag of freshly-popped heirloom popcorn (from 270-year-old seeds!) or fresh roasted peanuts. New Jersey Beefsteak Tomatoes are expected to arrive in a week or so.

The Marandos, whose mission is to produce and enhance the sustainability of farming, get the produce from organic, conventional, and transitional farms located in Florida. During Florida’s Marandobread.jpg growing season in fall and winter, the couple travel up to 800 miles around the state in their truck and bring the fresh food to back to the market.

Upping the cool factor is the U-pick, hydroponic garden where you can harvest lettuce, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and green beans. Can’t get it fresher than that!

Further adding to the charm of the place is the chickens, rabbits and resident pigs, Templeton and Rumplestiltskin, who just welcomed two piglets into the Marando menagerie on Monday.

On Sunday nights, the Marandos donate leftover produce and goods to the grandparents raising grandchildren program at The Pantry of Broward.

“Our mission is simple: Think globally. Eat locally,” Chelsea Marando said.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Marando%20pigs.jpgand Sundays. It is located at 1401 S.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-713-6441; www.marandofarms.com.

Don't forget your reusable grocery bags! After you visit the market, be sure to stop in across the street at the Eastside Antique Market & Architectural Depot at 99 SW 14th Street; 954-523-3202.

-- Doreen Christensen

Courtesy photos, Marando Farms, Cal Deal

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Get farm-fresh fruit and veggies at South Florida green markets


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Visit a local farmer's market this weekend, May 22-23. To find green markets, visit LocalHarvest.org.

Fort Lauderdale:

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 1401 SW First Ave. 954-713-6441
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on Riverwalk at Esplanade Park, along New River; 954-468-1541; goriverwalk.com.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 1201 E. Las Olas Blvd.; 954-426-8436

Plantation:
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. 954-797-2293.

West Palm Beach:
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday along Second Street and Narcissus Avenue; 561-822-1515 or visit wpb.org/greenmarket.

P.S. Publix has sweet Florida corn on sale this week, 8 ears for $2. It was so good I had to go back midweek and buy more for my kids. It was fantastic!

Do you know of a great spot selling farm-fresh goods? Tell us where in the comments!

-- Doreen Christensen

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Foursquare Day: Check-in for savings


If it’s April 16, or rather 4/16 - It’s FourSquare Day, or rather 4sqday.

Bring your phone to this gig. Actually, it’s essential you bring it – it’s your invitation to participate in Foursquare Day, the next big social media party.

Local businesses, mostly eateries and bars, will cash in on the next personal global positioning trend , 4sqday, or Four Square Day.

initiated by a cell phone application of the same name, it allows people to communicate through texts mapping, on where to meet or dine –at a store, a mall, restaurant or a bar – with an event tie-in or just to hang with friends. And like a moving target – the group can move en-mass or simply co-mingle and move about to other venues. People who visit venues repeatedly and more than others in t heir group get designated as “mayors”

However you write it, it spells a trend in face-to-face gatherings. Last year’s Foursquare drew fewer than a million participants. But with people using Twitter and Facebook to detail their every move and activity, 4sqday is expected to grow in venue and consumer participation.

It’s kind of like good-old-fashioned bar-hopping. Except now, the businesses aren’t just passively standing by. They can actively promote their products and services though the same application consumers are using to gather. They can broadcast their 2-4-1 drink deals, freebies or discounts.

Read this article about how Nathan Bonilla-Warford, a Tampa optometrist who is geeky over numbers, came up with the idea of designating 4/16 as 4sqday.

Check out real-time activity and local participating businesses by searching @4sqday #4sqday #4sqdaymiami or #4sqdaysfl on Twitter.com.

-- Follow Cindy Kent on Twitter.com @mindingyourbiz

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Ruby Tuesday to give away mini burgers on New Year's Day and throughout 2010


Here's a great freebie for 2010: On New Year's Day, Ruby Tuesday will give bar patrons a free Ruby Mini and fries with their first $3 drink.The restaurant will continue the free Mini offer throughout 2010 for bar patrons ordering their first $3 drink after 9 p.m.


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$1 Boston Market chicken meal!


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We know you can't shop on an empty stomach, so here's a great meal deal.

Boston Market is offering a $1 chicken meal, either a quarter white or three-piece dark chicken meal served with mashed potatoes and cornbread.

Just a buck. Don't pass it up. Deal's good through Sunday, Nov. 1st. Click here to get your dollar chicken!

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$10 off Holiday Ham


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Stumped over what to make for upcoming holiday dinners? It's early, but here's a thought: HoneyBaked ham.

The company has a $10 off an 8-lb. or larger HoneyBaked ham through Dec. 31. There's a flurry of holidays between now and then. Claim your coupon here.

For those who are craving the sweet ham earlier, here are offers for $7 off any size Bone-In Half Ham and an $11.99 dinner for two, including 1-lb. of ham or turkey slices, plus a side choice. These offers expire Oct. 31.

Let the festivities begin!

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Take a pledge, get eggs, give an egg


Here's a way to get a dozen eggs free with your next supermarket puchase and help a good cause:

Join America’s egg farmers in a commitment to living more healthfully and giving back to the community. For every pledge made, we will donate one egg to Feeding America – up to one million eggs! That’s in addition to the 12 million eggs donated annually. Pledging is easy. Simply provide your name, email and zip code, and “sign” the pledge by checking the box. That’s it!

Just visit http://www.goodeggproject.org/take-the-pledge


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Reese's Loves You Back cash prizes


Reese's is giving away $2.5 million in instant cash prizes for a deal that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your pocketbook.

Now through Dec. 31, check specially marked Reese's chocolates wrappers for cash prizes worth $100, $25 or $10.

The company is dishing out 7,500 $100 prizes; 40,000 $25 prizes and 75,000 $10 prizes.

If you want to spare yourself the calories, you may request a free "game piece" by sending Reese's a first class-stamped envelope. Here's the link.

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Know Publix BOGO offers before you drive to the store


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Who doesn't love BOGO deals? Buy one, get one free at Publix offers abound. But do you really need a BOGO offer on pickles this week?

Or maybe you do. Whatever the case, you can check on Publix's website before heading out to the store.

It makes grocery shopping just that much more... fun. Well, saving money is.

Every week, the company puts out new weekly BOGO offers that are good from Thursday through Wednesday and available at your local store.

You can search stores near you by plugging in your zip code and choosing the Wednesday through Thursday promotion. Check it out here.

--Erika "Frugal Fashionista" Pesantes.

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Borders Rewards Perks worth exploring


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I recently got an invitation to join Borders Rewards Perks, open to any one who is a member of Borders. No membership fee for either club.

I found discounts on South Florida restaurants through Restaurant.com, 15 percent off Bluefly apparel, discount movie tickets, and 25 percent off patio furniture at Home Depot. Some good deals; some not so much. Forty percent off of Nordstrom's, for example, is still often $100-plus pricetag.

But worth checking out. Sign up at any local Borders store. -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Food deals: Save money at the supermarket


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We told you about this site a few months agao, but it's worth another mention.

If you want to save at the supermarket, try Mygrocerydeals.com

Expect one of those annyoying registration questionaires, but it's worth the hassle. Enter your zip code and your fave stores. The site will give you the specials.

I entered my home zip code of Delray Beach and found these specials at Publix: Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake Mix 2/$2.63, bonless rib eye, $7.99/pound and roast pork loin roast $1.99/pound.

Spend a little time at the computer and save a lot of time and money!


XOXO -- Shopper Girl

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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