We know you already skimp on gifts for Dad on Father’s Day, or choose not to buy at all. But instead of penny-pinching or skipping gift-giving altogether, you can save some money by taking advantage of the assortment of Father’s Day sales in stores and online. There are even some gift opportunities that don’t cost anything at all, like some love or food freebies offered by some national chains.
As IBTimes previously reported, consumers spend one-third less on Father’s Day than they do on Mother’s Day, according to figures released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Father’s Day spending nationwide is projected to be $12.5 billion this year, in comparison to the $19.9 billion spent for Mother’s Day.
Shoppers, on average, are expected to drop $113.80 on gifts for dads, down from $119.84 last year. By contrast, shoppers spent $162.94 on average for Mother’s Day last year.
But instead of scrimping, you can spend smarter or take advantage of freebies and specials at national chain restaurants. Check out some deals and sales happening this Father’s Day weekend from Go Banking Rates and Offers.com.
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1. 1-800-Baskets: 20 percent off select Father’s Day baskets using coupon code DAD20.
2. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free pint glass on June 15.
3. Bob Evans: Free breakfast entrée with the purchase of another entrée and two drinks using this coupon through June 15.
4. Boston Market: Buy an individual meal of BBQ ribs and get a second meal free using this coupon on June 15.
5. Carrabba’s: $10 off the purchase of two entrées using this printable coupon through July 27.
6. Denny's: Free pancake puppies sundae with free e-card
7. Hallmark: Buy one Father's Day card, get one free.
8. Hooters : Buy 10 wings, get 10 free on Father's Day.
9. Jelly Belly: 15 percent off any order using the code DADSDAY14.
10. McDonald’s: Free breakfast sandwich or entrée and drink to dads accompanied by their children at select locations.
11. Old-Time Candy: 10 percent off any order using coupon code OLDTIME181 through July 7.
12. Outback Steakhouse: Dad’s Special Meal with a three-course steak dinner for just $21.99; 15 percent off the entire check using coupon through June 14.
13. Papa John’s: 25 percent off online orders using code PNC25 at participating locations.
14. The Popcorn Factory: $10 off a purchase of $50 or more using code CP1.
15. Red Robin: Free “Hercules” movie ticket with the purchase of a limited-edition gift card of $25 or more.
1. Barnes & Noble: 50 percent off select DVDs and Blu-ray titles through June 16.
3. CafePress: 25 percent off sitewide using code SUMMERSAV through July 31.
4. Finish Line: 20 percent off orders $150 or more.
5. Kohl’s: 20 percent off using coupon code YES2FAM or this coupon through June 15.
6. Lacoste: 25 percent off purchases of $150 or more; 30 percent off purchases of $250 or more online and in stores.
7. Levi’s.com: Up to 80 percent off men’s items.
8. LivingSocial: 15 percent off purchases through June 15 using code RADDAD.
9. Lowe’s: 10 percent off at checkout using code 47000RRRRR2404R.
10. Macy’s: $10 off purchases of $25 or more using the savings pass on the Macy’s website.
11. Old Navy: Up to 40 percent off men’s items.
12. RadioShack: $10 coupon towards next your purchase when you spend $30 through July 12.
13. Sears: Up to 50 percent off tools; $10 off purchases of $75 or more using code 10OFF75.
14. Target: $100 off 16GB Apple iPad Mini and free shipping.