Searching for a sweet meal deal or a heart-shaped treat for your Valentine?
This year, Valentine’s Day isn’t canceled amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and more people say they are comfortable going out to celebrate, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.
The survey found 31% are planning to mark the occasion with a special evening out, compared to just 24% last year.
(If inflation has been hitting your wallet or you’re having a hard time finding some items due to shortages, feel free to fill out this form, which also is below, to tell USA TODAY about your experiences.)
Some restaurants have scaled back hours and menu items amid labor and product shortages. With inflation continuing to rise, expect to find higher prices.
Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ have brought back heart doughnuts while pizza chains including Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Hungry Howie’s and more have special heart-shaped pizzas for a limited time.
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Taco Bell Rewards members, get a free Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos through Monday with a $1 or more purchase. Not a member? Sign up at Tacobell.com/rewards.
For Valentine’s Day, place a Starbucks order on Uber Eats and get 50% off, up to $10 off, with the promotion code VDAY50.
This deal is available only for Starbucks Delivers orders placed on the Uber Eats app and not offered on the Starbucks app or in stores, the coffee giant said. There’s a limit of one deal per customer. To check Starbucks Delivers availability, check the delivery locator link at Ubereats.com/brand/starbucks.
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For a limited time, Popeyes has a $6 Big Box with your choice of two pieces of bone-in-chicken or three tenders with a choice of two sides and a buttermilk biscuit. Prices can vary.
Also, through Feb. 17, the chicken chain has a deal on its Chicken Sandwich Combo, classic or spicy. Buy one combo and get a second medium combo free.
For a limited time, Applebee’s is serving its new $5 Smoocho Mucho Sips, which include the Tipsy Cupid and Date Night Daiquiri. The Tipsy Cupid is a vodka lemonade and the daiquiri is frozen, swirled Strawberry Mango Daiquiri made with Bacardi Superior.
Shred a picture of your ex at participating Hooters’ locations or online and get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings when dining in Monday. Those who participate online will receive a digital coupon for the deal.
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Papa Johns‘ heart-shaped pizza is available for $11.99 at participating locations nationwide through Monday. The pizza comes uncut “because we don’t want to break your heart,” the chain said.
And through Feb. 16, Papa John’s has a contest on Twitter and Instagram with free pizza for a year up for grabs. To enter, share your “pizza-eating style on Twitter or Instagram with #whatsyourstyle #sweepstakes.” Learn more about the contest here.
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The following deals are available Monday unless otherwise noted at participating locations. Some require an app and most are while supplies last. Offers can vary by franchise, so check with your closest location before heading out.
Auntie Anne’s: Pretzel Perks loyalty members that purchase a Chocolate Frost Monday will get a bonus Chocolate Frost for free when they order in-store or on the chain’s app.
Firehouse Subs: Rewards members get triple points for orders placed Monday. To become a loyalty member, download the chain’s app or order on the restaurant’s website.
Jamba: On Monday, Jamba Rewards members get $2 off two smoothies, juices and bowls.
Outback Steakhouse: Through Monday, Outback has a four-course special starting at $54. It also brought back its Berry Passion Tini for the holiday. The cocktail is made with Tito’s Handmade vodka, Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum and pineapple juice hand-shaken with pureed strawberries and black cherries.
Noodles & Company: Rewards members get a free shareable (Potstickers or Korean BBQ Meatballs) with a purchase Sunday and Monday. Sign up for Noodles Rewards by downloading the chain’s app or by joining online.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Potbelly Perks members will receive a free cookie with the purchase of any entrée Monday.
Round Table Pizza: Get 14% off orders Monday with code LOVE14. The discount is for regular-price orders when dining in, carryout and for delivery.
Tim Hortons: U.S. locations have a BOGO offer Monday through Feb. 20 for Tims Rewards members. Buy any size Americano, latte or cappuccino, and get a second free online or with the chain’s app.
White Castle: Get the “Love Cube Meal for 2” Monday, which includes eight Cheese Sliders, two soft drinks and two shareable sides for $14.99 at most locations.
Wingstop: For one day only, the chain is “rewarding singles for embracing their boneless Valentine’s Day” with a deal. Get 70 cents boneless wings and $4.49 for an order of regular thigh bites Monday.
Bojangles: Get heart-shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits for a limited time.
Chick-fil-A: Through Monday, get 30-count nuggets, 10-count Chick-n-Minis or six-count chocolate chunk cookies and 12 chocolate fudge brownie halves packaged in heart-shaped containers. Reminder, restaurants are closed on Sunday.
Dunkin’: The chain has two Valentine’s Day heart doughnuts. The Cupid’s Choice Donut is filled with Bavarian Kreme and frosted with strawberry-flavored icing and pink sprinkles while the Brownie Batter Donut is filled with a chocolate brownie batter-flavored buttercreme filling and frosted with vanilla-flavored icing and chocolate sprinkles.
Hungry Howie’s: Through Monday, the chain will have one-topping Heart-Shaped Pizza or Heart Shaped 3-Cheeser Howie Bread for $6.99 at participating locations nationwide.
Krispy Kreme: The chain has four new heart-shaped doughnuts are filled with this year available through Valentine’s Day Monday. The doughnuts include the “Beary Best Valentine’s Doughnut,” which is decorated like a teddy bear; “Bee Mine Doughnut” with Strawberries & Kreme filling; “Cookie to My Kreme Doughnut,” filled with Cookies & Kreme; and “My Batter Half Doughnut,” filled with cake batter, dipped in pink icing and decorated with heart sprinkles.
Marco’s Pizza: Get a one-topping heart-shaped pizza for $9.99 with promo code HEART999 through Monday. Also, for a limited time, the chain has a $9.99 special on its large Pepperoni Magnifico when you order online or through the chain’s app with the code PEPMAG, while supplies last.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: The chain has heart-shaped pizzas through Feb. 28. On Monday, get $3 off any large pizza with promo code PIZZALOVE22.
Pizza Hut: The chain has a heart-shaped pizza listed on its website. It also has three new Spicy Lover’s Pizzas – Spicy Double Pepperoni, Spicy Hawaiian Chicken, and Spicy Veggie – available for a limited time at participating Pizza Hut locations for delivery, curbside pickup and carryout.
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