Okay. I think everyone here knows me well enough to know that I’m pretty much no good in the kitchen. That is an understatement. And while my hubby does the lion’s share of the cooking (hey, I can handle microwave dinners and mac and cheese), even he gets tired of slaving over a stove.
And yet, the alternative is eating out…which when trying to feed a family of six can cost a small fortune.
So, my friend, partner in crime and also frugal mom Nancy, gave me the brilliant idea of putting together a list of places where kids can either eat free or at a discount. And since I am lazy and hate to do research – I just asked my awesome Facebook Friends (see Shane, Facebook IS good for something) for their input and voila! I have a list. And it’s a darn good one too.
So thanks to Nan and facebook – I can now pass the love onto you. And for those of you in the Tulsa area – BONUS! My fave restarant – Elote (who by the way has $2 puffy taco night on Wednesdays) is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers! (so that is a dozen puffy tacos for your family! Or, in my case – one puffy taco and 10 margaritas…but that is another blog entirely).
So my money saving friends who are sick of cooking and need a break – here you go!
Chain Restaurant Kid/FamilyDeals:
Steak n Shake – Kids eat free on weekends– one free meal for every $8 spent. Dine in only.
Qdoba – Kids eat for $1.50 on Sundays!
IHOP – Kids eat free from 4-8 p.m. everyday at IHOP. Check location first to make sure they participate.
Chili’s – Kids eat free on most Tuesdays (with purchase of an adult entree).
Mazzios – Large one-topping pizza for $6.99 on Mondays (carry-out only)
Flying Burrito – Kids (12 and under) eat free Monday – Wednesday (with purchase of adult entree).
Locally Owned Restaurant Kid/Family Deals:
Firehouse Subs on Memorial – Kids eat free on Friday’s with purchase of adult entree.
Leon’s – Kids eat free on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m (with purchase of adult entree).
Whole Foods – On Wednesdays, buy one adult entree and get one kids meal free!
El Guapo’s – $1 carnitas on Tuesdays
Joe Mama’s Pizza – $5 one topping pizzas on Tuesdays
Elote Cafe – $2 puffy tacos on Wednesdays (evenings only).
Mod’s Gelato and Crepes – $2 gelato on Wednesdays (evenings only).
McNellie’s – $3 burgers on Wednesdays (evenings only).
Dilly Deli – Kids eat free on Thursdays (with adult paid entree)
Caz’s Chowhouse – Kids eat free on Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. (with adult paid entree)
Ollie’s – Kids 10 and under eat free on Tuesdays (with adult paid entree)
Chimi’s – Kids eat free on Mondays (with adult paid entree)
Tin Star – Kids eat free on Wednesdays – 4-9 p.m. (with adult paid entree)
Senior Tequila – Kids 11 and under eat free on Tuesdays after 4 p.m.
And there are even more on facebook (see Shane??) – just “Like” the Kids Eat Free page and click on the discussion tab…even more free goodness!
So honey – we have our dinners planned out for the next month – no cooking for you. I’ll take care of it. (oh, but I will need to borrow your wallet…).
Don’t forget to comment by Friday July 22 for a chance to win some puffy taco goodness from Elote Cafe!
(oh – and a belated congrats to the winners of Ding Bats and The Gadget Company gift certficiates – Maggie Pool and Wendy Haines! Yay! And thanks for reading!)
Happy eating AND saving money! It just doesn’t get better than that. Then that extra money can go towards wine…oops, I mean the kids’ college fund…