14 Restaurant Chains With Deals for Valentine’s Day

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.

Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of love, laughter and, if you’re a bargain hunter, lots of sweet savings. Most will celebrate by buying gifts and taking loved ones out for dinner, drinks or dessert.

However, who says you have to spend big bucks to show your love?

Money-saving cupids should aim their arrow at restaurants offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials and discounts. Because the lovely holiday is so popular, you should call ahead to secure a reservation or place an early order.

Don’t forget to support your local restaurants and shops, if possible.

Many will be offering lots of specials for the day, so check their website or call ahead to inquire about any possible Valentine’s Day deals. Don’t forget to look for local deals near you at our network of local cheap sites.

1. Applebee’s

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Sip on an Applebee’s Valentine’s Day-themed Tipsy Cupid for just $5.

Combine the specialty drinks with the restaurant’s popular two for $26 meal deal (appetizer and two entrees) for a truly “cheap” date night.

2. Baskin-Robbins

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Surprise your sweetheart with the customizable Crazy for You Cake from Baskin-Robbins — a heart-shaped cake with fudge accents and drips, an OREO cookie and buttercream rosettes. Price varies by location.

And, back by popular demand, the shop’s Flavor of the Month for February is once again Love Potion #31.

The limited-time flavor features white chocolate and raspberry ice cream, a raspberry swirl, chocolate chips and raspberry-filled chocolate hearts.

3. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Take your sweetie for a sweet treat at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse.

Available Feb. 1 to 14, the restaurant is offering its first-ever Sweetheart Pizookie — featuring a double chocolate cookie with chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream, fresh strawberries and strawberry puree. Plus, it’s served with a side of chocolate shell topping.

If that weren’t enough, BJ’s is offering a FREE Pizookie coupon to anyone who dines in on Feb. 14. The coupon is valid from Feb. 15 to March 31.

And, even lovelier, for every $50 eGift card purchased from Feb. 1 to 14, you receive a $10 bonus gift card. The bonus card is valid from Feb. 15 to March 31.

4. Buca di Beppo

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Enjoy a Lasagna Lovefeast at Buca di Beppo on Valentine’s Day.

For $59.99, couples can enjoy a lovely date filled a Heart-Shaped Lasagna for two, small garlic bread, choice of small salad (mixed green or Caesar) and cannoli.

The special meal is available on Feb. 14 — dine-in or to-go.

5. California Pizza Kitchen

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Make your Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner lovelier at California Pizza Kitchen by ordering your favorite Crispy Thin Crust pizza in a heart shape at no additional charge — for dine-in only.

Plus, enjoy the pizzeria’s “Valentine’s Day Sweet Deal for Two” with an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert at a special price — choose from the Classic or Adventure package. Price varies by location.

The special meal is available from Feb. 9 to 14.

Even lovelier, receive a Bonus Card for buy-one-get-one FREE pizza, pasta or salad, when you purchase a Sweet Deal package. (The bonus card is valid from Feb. 15 to 22.)

6. The Cheesecake Factory

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The Cheesecake Factory makes for a sweet date night for Valentine’s Day (or just about any other celebratory occasion.)

Through Feb. 20, the restaurant is offering a $10 dining credit with the purchase of $50 gift card. The credit is available for use from Feb. 21 to March 31.

Use the $50 gift card for a Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner and save the bonus for another date night.

The offer is only available to Cheesecake Rewards members.

7. Chick-fil-A

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Many are “in love” with Chick-fil-A, so it’s fitting they’re packaging customer-favorites in such a lovely way.

For Valentine’s Day, order Heart-Shaped Trays filled with select menu items, including 30-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis, six-count Chocolate Chunk Cookies or 12 Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves.

Price varies by location.

8. Chili’s

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Perfect for a frugal date night! Enjoy Chili’s popular 3 for Me value meal with a beverage, appetizer and entree — starting at just $10.99.

Plus, check out your location’s Happy Hour specials for added fun.

9. Corner Bakery

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Fresh from the oven! Corner Bakery is offering one of its famous sweets for FREE with any purchase on Valentine’s Day — in-cafe or online.

To get the sweet deal, sign-up for Corner Bakery’s e-club for the code needed for redemption on Feb. 14.

10. Del Taco

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Spice up Valentine’s Day! Del Taco is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a spicy special for taco lover.

Through March 6, enjoy 60-cent Snack Tacos at the fast-food Mexican restaurant. The discounted tacos are only available via the Del Taco app.

Thanks to the special, you and your loved ones can enjoy a frugal fiesta. Get 30 tacos for under $20!

11. Jersey Mike’s

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Get sandwiched by savings for Valentine’s Day at Jersey Mike’s.

The sub shop is offering a FREE sub with the purchase of another sub purchase via its app — through Feb. 29. Buy a sub on the Jersey Mike’s app and receive enough bonus points to order a second sub at no cost.

Get details here.

12. Olive Garden

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The popular Italian restaurant continues its $6 Take-Home Entrees. After enjoying your Valentine’s Day date at Olive Garden, take home an extra budget-friendly entree enjoy later for just six bucks.

Choose from fettuccine alfredo, five-cheese ziti al forno or spaghetti with meat sauce. The offer is available for dine-in only. Limit five take-home meals per in-restaurant entree.

13. Papa Murphy’s

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Heat up the sweet holiday with the return of Papa Murphy’s Valentine’s Day favorite — the HeartBaker Pizza.

The festive pizza shaped like a heart is available from Feb. 1 to 14, online and in-restaurant. The price is $10.99. Choose from cheese or pepperoni.

14. Whole Foods Market

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Roses are red, violets are blue, Whole Foods Market has rosy savings for you! The popular grocery store is offering probably the best price on roses anywhere.

Pick up two dozen roses for just $24.99 — Amazon Prime members only. The rosy offer is available from Feb. 7 to 14.

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