Sure, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate Hallmark Holiday, when restaurants are crowded and overpriced and people buy gifts mainly because they feel obligated. But February 14 is also a terrific day for snagging free stuff—cookies, donuts, DVD rentals, and more.
Here’s a selection of freebies for Valentine’s Day 2013:
Panera Bread: Use Treater.com to send a credit for a free cookie to a friend—or just to yourself, if you’d rather. Log in via Facebook is required. The resulting “Treat Card” doesn’t expire, but you must order the freebie by February 14.
Pretzelmaker: Like the pretzel chain on Facebook, and when you buy a heart-shaped pretzel, you’ll get a second one for free.
Quiznos: Use the link to print out a coupon, good for a free toasted cookie with the purchase of a regular or large sub, on February 14 only.
Redbox: Enter the code SWEET online or at a Redbox kiosk for a free one-night DVD rental, on February 14 only.
Ruby Tuesday: Make a reservation online for February 14 to 17, and you’ll get a coupon for a free dessert.
Starbucks: Head with a friend to Starbucks between 2 p.m and 5 p.m. today, when a buy-one-get-one-free promotion is in effect for three hot drinks: Vanilla Spice Latte, Caffè Mocha, and Hot Chocolate.