Going out to dinner with your family can be expensive. I know that during the summer with outdoor activities, summer camp and all the other distractions going on, dinner might not be on your mind. Why not take advantage of lots of kids-eat-free deals at local restaurants. The kids will love it, and so will you when you save some extra cash.
Everyday: IHOP, 2306 Palumbo Drive. Kids eat free from 4 to 10 p.m. with one adult entrée.
Burgerfi, 141 Rojay Drive. Free kids meal with adult meal purchase all day. Burgerfi.com.
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Carino’s, 135 Rojay Drive. (Family Meal Deal) Get the family size for the price of regular size meal. Carinos.com.
McAlister’s Deli, 836 Euclid Avenue. 4 to 9 p.m. free kids meal with adult entrée purchase. Also June 29 is free tea day.Mcalistersdeli.com.
Sutton’s, 110 N. Locust Hill Drive. Kids eat free all day. Seniors citizens, military, firemen, police and paramedics always receive a 10 percent discount. Suttonsrestaurant.com/monday-kids-eat-free.
Lexington Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane. All kids 12 and under get to eat and play in the Kids Play Area for free. Lexingtonlegends.com.
Smashing Tomato, 3801 Mall Road (Fayette Mall), 2200 War Admiral Way (Hamburg), 2573 Richmond Road. Kids eat for $1.99 bambino pizza and drink plus crafts. Smashingtomato.com.
Chick-Fil-A, five Lexington locations. One free kids 4-pack per adult combo purchase from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chick-fil-a.com.
Applebee’s, numerous area locations. One free kids meal for children 10 and under per adult entrée purchase. Dine-in only. Applebees.com.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 141 Rojay Drive and 3401 Nicholasville Road. Free kid’s meal per adult combo purchase. Dine-in only. Moes.com.
Texas Roadhouse, 3030 Lakecrest Circle, 3029 Richmond Road. Kid’s Meal 99 cents, arts and crafts, fun games, Andy Armadillo. Dine-in only. 5 to 8 p.m. Texasroadhouse.com.
Asian Wind, 3735 Palomar Centre Drive. Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Asianwindlexington.com.
Logan’s Roadhouse, numerous area locations. One kids meal per adult entrée purchase for guests 12 and younger. All kids meals come with a choice of one side and drink. Logansroadhouse.com
Carino’s Italian Restaurant, 2333 Sir Barton Way. Kids eat free with adult meal purchase. Carinos.com.
Noodles and Company, 2468 Nicolasville Road, 395 South Limestone. One free kids meal with purchase, 4 to 10 p.m. Noodles.com
Ruby Jean’s Café, 450 Southland Drive.Children 12 and under eat free from the buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet. Kids 3 and under eat free from the buffet everyday.
Zaxby’s, numerous Lexington-area locations. : one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase Saturday and Sunday. Dine-in only. Zaxbys.com.
Dickey BBQ, 1315 Winchester Road in Lexington, 12 Carol Road in Winchester. One free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase. Dickeys.com.
Firehouse Subs, numerous Lexington locations. Download their app to get a free small sub. Firehousesubs.com.
▪ Baskin-Robbins offers $1.50 scoops on the 31st of January, March, May, July, August, October, and December.
▪ Teachers get free coffee with any regular price purchase all June and July at Krispy Kreme. Just show your school ID. Bit.ly/2tijD9s.
Get a free dozen glazed donuts when you buy one dozen now until Fathers Day at Krispy Kreme.
▪ Walk about Wednesday meals start at $9.99 at Outback Steakhouse Restaurants, 4001 Nicholasville Road and 1957 Bryant Road. The meal includes center cut sirloin paired with Aussie fries and a Coca-Cola or a small domestic draft beer every Wednesday.Outback.com.
▪ From 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday in June, Ulta will have a Hair Happy Hour during which they will give you a quick summer style for free. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments will be taken. New customers only. Ulta.com
▪ If you are planning on shipping something, now is the time. There’s a rare coupon good until June 15 to get $5 off $15 Fedex Ground Shipping. Fedex.com/us/retail-shipping/ground.
▪ Get a free book with purchase of Horizon milk. Learn more at Horizonstorytime.com or text HORIZON to 811811.
▪ Register for the free kids workshop at Home Depot from 9 a.m. to noon July 1 to build a bug house. You will get all supplies needed for this project free. All kids get to keep an apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Workshops are designed for children ages 5 to 12, but younger children can participate with help from parents. Register online. Homedepot.com/workshops/#change_store.
▪ Download your Friday Freebie digital coupon at Krogers for a free Ocean Spray Mocktails Juice. Redeem by Sunday, July 2. Kroger.com.
▪ Get your free 18-by-54 inch Vinyl Banner at Shindigz when you enter promotional code freebanAU. The offer is valid for a $14.99 credit toward any style banner, but it expires June 16. Party.shindigz.com.
▪ Buy any three qualifying Starbucks or Tazo products from participating stores in a single transaction. Save the original register receipt and UPC labels from the purchased products. Go to Starbucks.com/specialoffer to complete the official form and receive your $5 Starbucks Card eGift within two to three weeks.
▪ Head to ToysRUs from 1 to 3 p.m. June 25th where kids ages 5 and up will get a free 3 Pack of Zuru Bunch-of-Balloons and free blow up beach balls. Plus, there will be a hula hoop contest, an remote-control car contest, karaoke and more! Kiddos can also enter to win a Crayola washable outdoor sidewalk paint and tray ($12.99 value).
Treat dad, or anyone for thay matter, to a sundae this weekend at Denny’s. Print a coupon at Bit.ly/2rnKbtv for a free sundae with the purchase of two entrees.
Deborah Morris’ every-other-week column, The Fru-Gal, can help you get more for less. Go to her website, Fru-gal-friends.com.