Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Kids Eat Free!!

We have 4 kids, so when we go out to eat, it costs a pretty penny-we are always left with the questions of whether a babysitter or paying for them to come with us will be cheaper. One way we have found to really combat the costs of going out to eat (on those rare occasions we do), is to find places that have Kids Eat Free (or cheap) deals! Remember to check with your local stores to make sure they participate in these promotions before you head over there!

Here are some FREE ones we have discovered in out experience and really like:
  • SizzlerMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday (only some locations have Wednesday's too) Kids eat free Salad bar with an adult entree meal (last time we went in they told us you can get 2 free kids meals with each adult meal. So, we get all 4 kids to eat free at Sizzler-LOVE that)
  • Hyvee: Eat FREE on Tuesdays with an adult meal purchase at any of the following eating locations in the store: Italian, Chinese Express, Kitchen, Deli, or Salad Bar
  • China Buffet: Tuesday kids eat free with adult meal purchase
  • Denny's: Every night 4-10 pm
  • IHOP: Tuesday and Thursday 4PM-close Kids eat free with adult meal.
  • Lone Star: Tuesday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase.
  • Spaghetti Works: Monday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase
  • Texas Roadhouse: Mondays 4-10PM one kid eats free with purchase of each adult meal  
  • Golden Corral: Monday 5pm - 9pm  up to 2 kids per adult meal purchase (AND ages 3 and under are always free).
And here are some cheap ones we like:
  • Applebees: Tuesday and Thursday Kids eat for $.99
  • Fazoli's: Tuesday nights Kids eat for $.99 from 5-8pm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: Monday Kids eat for $.99 with adult meal purchase
Now, I realize that these are just a few of the deals out there and I am by no means the definitive expert on these deals. This list is just the ones we have actually used or have heard about recently. So, PLEASE add the free/cheap meal deals for kids you know of in comments or you can email them to me! I love when my great readers share their tricks and tips with me, and I am always looking for a new place to eat where my kids eat free!! Please share!

As I was checking around the Internet to see what other places I could tell you about, I found an awesome website where you can search for places where kids eat free in your city. It is My Kids Eat Free. Go check it out-it has a lot of the ones listed I have above and a few more.