IHOP Brings Back ‘Kids Eat Free’ Program

An IHOP restaurant sign in Nashville, Tennessee
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IHOP’s “Kids Eat Free” program is back.

That means you’ll get a free kids meal with every adult entree you purchase when dining in between 4 and 10 p.m. any night of the week.

The freebie is for kids age 12 and under, who must order from the “Just for Kids” menu. It has 10 dishes for them to choose from, including the new Jr. Cupcake Pancake Combo.

The “Kids Eat Free” program is back for “a limited time,” although IHOP indicates it’s a “spring” promotion. Its website states:

“Celebrate spring with the whole family and free dinner! We want you to make sweet family memories over dinner at IHOP®. So Kids Eat Free is back, for a limited time!”

At this time last year, the pancake house offered the program for four weeks, into early May.

This promotion is available “at participating restaurants,” though. So you might want to call ahead to confirm your nearest IHOP is offering it. The restaurant’s website allows you to search for nearby locations.

To further boost your restaurant savings, purchase a discounted gift card from a reputable online marketplace like Raise or Cardpool before you head out. For example, as of Tuesday morning, Raise was offering IHOP gift cards for up to 13.5 percent off their face value.

To learn more about discounted-gift-card marketplaces, check out “How Unwanted Gift Cards Saved Me $300 Last Year.”

For more ways to save when eating out, check out

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