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26 Freebies and Deals for This Father’s Day Weekend

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

On Father’s Day, many restaurants and retailers are offering discounts and freebies to make celebrating with Dad a little easier on the wallet. Whether your dad is a steak guy or has a passion for Mexican or Italian food, you’ll be able to treat him right without worrying about your budget.

Sunday, June 20, is Dad’s big day this year, and we’ve compiled a list of the best Father’s Day deals and freebies for 2021.

Some Father’s Day deals will be valid only on June 20, 2021, but some will be available through the entire weekend or month of June.

Note the fine print before you make a purchase. Also, discounts and freebies are only available at participating locations, so double-check to ensure your area’s restaurants or retailers are participating.

First, we’ll list restaurant specials, followed by gift card deals.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

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Enjoy a Family Bundle with scratch-made classics at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen on Dad’s big day. Choose from select entrees, including hand-breaded chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination of these favorites — all of which include two choices of family-sized sides and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants, starting at $24.99.

Hamburger Stand

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Dads receive a FREE Old Fashioned Sundae at Hamburger Stand on June 20. Proof of “Rad Dad Status” is required.

Insomnia Cookies

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How sweet! Fathers get a FREE Classic Cookie (no purchase necessary) or a FREE Classics 6-Pack (with any purchase) at Insomnia Cookies through June 21. Both sweet offers are only valid in-shop.

Joe’s Crab Shack

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Hook Dad up on Father’s Day at Joe’s Crab Shack. If Dad loves seafood, treat him to the chain’s special three-course prix-fixe menu for $23.99 from June 18-20. The menu includes a soup or salad, entree and dessert.

LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee

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Fathers get a FREE donut and small coffee (or fountain drink) on Father’s Day at LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee.

Olive Garden

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If you take Dad to Olive Garden, you can enjoy an extra take-home entree for just $5. Pick up enough for the whole family. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Stuffed Fettuccine Alfredo.

Pizza Hut

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Everyone loves pizza, especially dads everywhere! Have an inexpensive pizza party on Father’s Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with Dad … plus, it’s an easy clean-up after the gathering.


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Toasty Points members can enjoy The Big Easy Muffuletta for just $5 at Quiznos — from June 18 to 20.

Sonic Drive-In

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If you’re looking for a more inexpensive day with Dad, check out the current deals from Sonic Drive-In. You can always stop by for the chain’s daily happy hour and enjoy half-price drinks while catching up with Pops.


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Cool off with Dad at TCBY. Father’s first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt is FREE on Father’s Day.


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Dads receive a FREE Old Fashioned Sundae at Wienerschnitzel on June 20. Proof of “Rad Dad Status” is required.

Up next, gift card deals. Many restaurants are celebrating Dad by offering gift card bonuses and discounts. Buy the gift card as a treat for your father or use it to save when you take the family out to dinner to celebrate the holiday.


Applebee's restaurant
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Let Applebee’s make dinner for Dad. Buy a $50 gift card, and the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for him.


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Cut it up with Dad at Benihana. Receive a $10 promotional card when you purchase $50 in gift cards or, for more value, get a $60 promotional card, when you purchase $200 in gift cards.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

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Buy Pops a $50 electronic gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and get a $10 bonus card.

Plus, for a limited time, the restaurant is offering half-off large pizzas with promo code HALFOFF. (The discount is automatically applied on Mondays.)

Chili’s Bar & Grill

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Does Dad enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? If he does, treat him to lunch or dinner at Chili’s. Buy him a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The offer is only available online.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

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Need bagels for a Father’s Day brunch? All Einstein Bros. Bagels gift cards purchased online are 20% off — through June 21.

Fogo de Chão

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Dine in on Father’s Day at Fogo de Chão Brazilian steakhouse, and Dad gets a $25 dining card to be used on his next visit. Plus, buy a $125 electronic gift card and get a $25 bonus card.


Hooters restaurant
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Take Dad out for a few drinks at Hooters. On June 20, for every $25 gift card purchased, get an extra $5 in Dad’s Bonus Bucks. The bonus card is valid from June 21 to July 21.

Outback Steakhouse

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Take Dad out for a steak dinner at Outback Steakhouse. The Australian steakhouse offers many everyday specials, including 10 entrees for under $16 each.

RA Sushi

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If Dad loves sushi, get him a $50 gift card at RA Sushi and get a $10 promotional card. If Dad really loves sushi, buy him a $200 gift card and receive a $60 promotional card.

Red Lobster

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Dads love a bargain! Buy Dad a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Romano's Macaroni Grill
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Have an Italian Father’s Day feast at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. From June 16 to 20, get 25% off all electronic gift cards with promo code DAD21 at checkout.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

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Enjoy a steak dinner on Father’s Day at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. From June 16 to 20, get 20% off all electronic gift cards with promo code DADSDAY at checkout.

The Cheesecake Factory

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Dads are always so sweet! Treat Dad to an extravagant lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Through June 20, purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $30 bonus card. (Both the gift and bonus card never expire.) You could even use the gift card for a cheesecake for a Father’s Day brunch at home.

Village Inn

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It takes a village to celebrate Father’s Day, especially if he enjoys Village Inn. The popular restaurant is offering a $5 bonus card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. You might consider using the gift card for one or two of the chain’s popular pies for your Father’s Day brunch.

Massage Envy

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Give Dad the gift of relaxation at Massage Envy. Get a $20 promotional card when you purchase $80 in gift cards for him through June 20. The offer is not available online.

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