Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas: Pay Less For Romance


Valentine's Day Date Ideas


Valentine's Day is practically here and you have no idea where you're going to take your special, sweet babboo.

Well, I have a hint for you, big boy. (Psst) Some restaurants give away free food on Valentine's Day.


You shouldn't be with someone who only uses you for money. There's no reason to go into debt in order to make someone love you. (Except if you're dating me, because MONEY PLEASE!)

Lucky for you, and your partner in crime, there are a number of places to grab a bite to eat even if you can't afford bus fare. Don't be worried if he or she will think less of you, I promise we all have been there.

One year for Valentine's Day, I drank an entire bottle of vinegar because I told my date it was just a bad bottle of wine. Spoiler alert: I just couldn't afford real wine!

Honestly, everyone would prefer a free meal over no meal at all on the day of love and romance and venereal diseases.

Swallow your pride while swallowing these delicious deals and snacks.

Here are the best places to take your date if you can't actually afford a date. You're welcome, you can make me the godmother of your children, but please don't expect me to help financially if you have said children.

Auntie Anne's

If you download Auntie Anne's app, My Pretzel Perks, you can get a buy one, get one free heart-shaped pretzel in original or cinnamon sugar!

Nothing says "You make my stomach feel like it's tied in knots" like a twisted pretzel, am I right?

But heads up, if you want a BOGO then you gotta download the app by 12 PM EST on Feb. 13.

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Sure, when you think of "Hooters" you probably aren't thinking of love and commitment, but they do run a pretty sick V-Day special.

And I do mean sick. It's messed up.

If you upload a pic of your ex to their site and then shred it, you'll get a 10-piece boneless wing.

Sure... it's an awkward way to start a date with someone who is not your ex... but 10 BONELESS WINGS, BABY!


Gotta get that 'gurt! ...I am so sorry for that sentence.

You can head to a TCBY and get a buy one get one free all day!

TCBY -- The Country's Best Yogurt? More like TCBW -- The Country's Best Wingman.

Halo Top

If you're in New York City, San Francisco, or Los Angeles -- chances are you have a hard time making rent!

To make up for that Halo Top is offering a free pint of ice cream, delivered to your boo thang through Postmates Fresh, but only while supplies last!


I don't know what a Schlotzsky's is, but I do know if you spend $7 at participating stores they'll give you a bottle of their hot sauce. How do I know? I work on the internet -- I know all (most) things.

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White Castle

Ah, White Castle. I've only been to one and it had a bullet proof glass to protect its workers -- much like the one I have around my heart to protect it...

Anyway, they're celebrating their 27th annual Valentine's Day dinner! Make a reservation on Open Table and get some sliders and fries.

Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill will give you and your date an appie, two entrees, and a dessert to share for just $45 from Feb 9 to the 14! And I doubt your date has ever grilled her own macaroni before... because ... wait... who grills macaroni?

Dunkin' Donuts

You can't get a heart shaped donut for free, I'm sorry.

But you could win a trip for two to any city in the US that has the coffee chain. All you gotta do is share on Instagram how your friendship runs on Dunkin' from Feb 6 to the 15 and tag #DDLOVECONTEST.

Double D love contest is something totally different on other websites you search. Do not recommend that.

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Waffle House

Two entrees, an appetizer, and a dessert all for $25? Waffle House? .... I'm ready to make this a Waffle Home. (Gets down on one knee.)


You can get a free burrito, bowl, quesadilla, tortilla soup, or BBQ brisket if you kiss someone at the register!

Everyone who works at Qdoba must be... very voyeuristic. BUNCH OF PERVERTS. Still, free food is free food.

Pressed Juicery

My significant other won't put anything of this list in her mouth -- except pressed juice. Dating someone who cares about their health is so exhausting TBH.

You can send your boo a "Valentine's Day Gram," which comes with a free mini 2 ounce juice! Then they'll send you a juice coupon so you can get your own free juice!