Father’s Day 2013 Deals & Freebies

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Father’s Day 2013 is this weekend (yes, that is Sunday, June 16), so we’ve rounded up a list of Father’s Day 2013 deals and freebies that you can take advantage of at various restaurants, stores, and recreational locations. Most of these deals are available only on Father’s Day, but a few are available all weekend or only on Saturday.

We’ve organized this list into national deals and local deals for our Minneapolis/St. Paul readers. Please leave a comment if you know of any other deals or freebies and we’ll add them to this list. You can also check out the most recent restaurant deals post for more offers, but know that some restaurants do not accept coupons on Father’s Day.

Your turn: Are there regular freebies you treat dad to every year?

Father’s Day 2013 Deals & Freebies – National

Store Events/Freebies

American Girl
Kids can make dad a special Father’s Day card this Sunday (6/16) at American Girl stores. Times may vary by location. Find an American Girl location near you.

Use this printable coupon to save $5 on your purchase of $10 or more at participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores. This would be a good way to save on Father’s Day gifts or cards. Coupon expires Sunday (6/16).  Find a Hallmark Gold Crown location near you.

KOA Campgrounds Free on Father's Day 2013

KOA Campgrounds
Kids ages 17 and under can camp free Father’s Day weekend (6/14-6/16) at participating KOA Campgrounds. Limit 7 kids per site. Find a KOA Campground location near you. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Lakeshore Learning
Kids can make a free Father’s Day Tie craft for dad at Lakeshore Learning on Saturday from 11am-3pm. Find a Lakeshore Learning location near you.

Pottery Barn Kids
Through the end of this week, kids can create a free Father’s Day card at Pottery Barn. Find a Pottery Barn Kids location near you.

Free Zoo Admission
60+ zoos are offering free admission for dads on Father’s Day. Unfortunately, the MN Zoo near has not advertised a Father’s Day promotion. (Thanks, Travel Coupons Online!)

**NEW** Photo Collage
Get a free 8×10 photo collage (a $4.49 value) from Walgreens + free in-store pickup through Saturday with coupon code DADCOLLAGE.

Printable Father’s Day Cards
About.com has compiled a list of 16 free printable Father’s Day cards that you can just print and send.

Printable Father’s Day Coloring Pages
Here’s a list of 10 places to find free printable Father’s Day coloring pages, courtesy of About.com.

Restaurant Deals

Get a free $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in gift cards at Applebee’s. Offer is available at participating Applebee’s locations and also online for a limited time. Find an Applebee’s location near you.

Bakers Square Free pie Father's Day 2013

Bakers Square
Dads can get a free slice of pie on Father’s Day, no coupon needed. Plus, for a limited time, they are offering an All American Meal Deal for only $8.99, which includes an All American Crush Burger, fries, and a slice of any Fruitabulous pie. Find a Bakers Square location near you.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Dads eat free on Father’s Day at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s with purchase of an entree of equal or greater value (up to a $10 value). Find a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s location near you.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Dads can get a free limited edition pint glass in honor of Father’s Day Saturday (6/15) and Sunday (6/16). Find a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location near you.

**NEW** Boston Market – Buy 1 BBQ Ribs Meal, Get 1 Free
On Sunday (6/16), you can get a free BBQ Ribs Meal of equal or lesser value when you purchase another BBQ Ribs Meal and present this printable coupon. If you are interested in other coupons, you can clip the coupons from the 6/2 Smart Source insert to save at Boston Market through 6/30. Find a Boston Market location near you.

Buca Free Cannoli on Father's Day 2013

Buca di Beppo
Dads can get a free Cannoli on Father’s Day when you print the coupon found here. Find a Buca di Beppo location near you.

**NEW** Burger King
When you buy a $20 Burger King Gift Card online, you will get a free $5 eGift Card to Burger King. The eGift Card will be emailed to you upon purchase. Offer is valid on website orders only and expires 6/17.

Caribou Coffee BOGO Father's Day 2013

Caribou Coffee
Get a buy one, get one free deal on Father’s Day at Caribou Coffee when you print this image or show it on your smartphone. Find a Caribou Coffee location near you.

Firehouse Subs
Buy a combo and get a free medium sub at Firehouse Subs on Father’s Day when you present this offer on your phone or print and bring it in. Find a Firehouse Subs location near you.

First Watch
Dads can get a free bottle of 100% pure maple syrup on Father’s Day when you dine at First Watch. Offer is available for dine-in only and while supplies last. Find a First Watch location near you.

Houlihan’s is having a few special promotions on Father’s day, including a brunch menu until 3pm, $2 Mimosas, and 2-for-1 select taps, house wine and bar pours all day and night. Plus, a Black Angus Burger, Fries and ice cold tap are only $10. Find a Houlihan’s location near you.

Ikea Father's Day 2013

Treat dad to a free breakfast and coffee at IKEA on Father’s Day from open until 11am. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes. Limit one per family. Find an IKEA location near you.

**NEW** Outback Steakhouse
For every $50 of Outback Steakhouse gift cards you purchase by Sunday (6/16), you’ll get a $10 Bonus Card valid 5/13-7/15. Bonus Cards are not valid the day of purchase. Find an Outback Steakhouse location near you.

P.F. Chang’s
Receive a $10 P.F. Chang’s bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards through Sunday (6/16). Bonus card is valid 5/7-7/15/13. Find a P.F. Chang’s location near you.

Qdoba Father's Day 2013 deal

Get a coupon for a free entrée on your next visit when you load $30 on a Q-Cash Card by 6/30. Coupon is valid through 7/31. Find a Qdoba location near you.

Ruby Tuesday
Buy $50 in gift cards and you’ll get a free $15 bonus coupon now through Sunday (6/16) at Ruby Tuesday. Find a Ruby Tuesday location near you.

Shoney’s is giving dads a free hot fudge cake with purchase of a meal or entrée on Father’s Day. Find a Shoney’s location near you.

Spaghetti Warehouse Father's Day 2013

Spaghetti Warehouse
Dads can get free 15-Layer Lasagne or Original Spaghetti entrée, including Spaghetti & Meatballs, on Father’s Day when you print this coupon. Find a Spaghetti Warehouse location near you.

TCBY Free Yogurt Dad 2013

Dads can head to TCBY to get free 6 oz. yogurt on Father’s Day at participating locations. No coupon needed. Find a TCBY location near you.

White Castle
Dads can get four Original Sliders for only $1 at participating White Castle locations with this printable coupon. Coupon is valid Saturday (6/15) and Sunday (6/16). Find a White Castle location near you.

Father’s Day 2013 Deals & Freebies – Twin Cities, MN

Dads can enjoy Dad’s Hour with Charlie Owens on Saturday (6/15) from 5-6pm in St. Paul. The class offers a view into the first few days and weeks of life of a newborn and many questions from dads. The fee is $10 or free with a BloomaPass.

*NEW* Classical MPR & Cantus Concert
Enjoy a free Cantus concert at Lake Harriet bandshell on Sunday at 2 pm. If you’ve never been to Lake Harriet it has an amazing playground for kids within ear shot of the music.

Emerald Greens Golf Course
Dad can play a free round of golf on Father’s Day with one paid 18 hole round at Emerald Greens Golf Course in Hastings. You can call or book a time online.

Giants Ridge Father's Day 2013 Special

Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort
Giants Ridge Golf & Skin Resort in Biwabik is giving dads a free round of golf after 10am with a paid son or daughter. Adults are $59 and kids age 17 and under are $35.

Gift Cards
At Cub Foods stores buy $100+ in select Gift Cards, get a coupon for $20 in free groceries. Participating gift cards include: Applebee’s, AMC Theatres, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, Bass Pro Shops, Sears, JCPenney and ITunes. The coupon prints as a Cub coupon for $20 off your next shopping order and expires 1 week after issuance.

Minnesota Children’s Museum
Get free admission to the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul all day from 9am-5pm on Father’s Day. Admission is free every third Sunday of the month.

Minnesota Twins
The first 10,000 male fans at the Twins vs.Tigers game on Sunday, June 16 at 1:10pm receive a free Twin barbeque spatula, plus kids can get Twins players’ autographs before the game.

Oliver H. Kelley Farm
Dads get free admission to the Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Elk River on Saturday and Sunday when accompanied by a child of any age. Explore the Kelley Farm on Father’s Day weekend as the staff works on typical 19th century “fancy chores” like building feed boxes, repairing equipment and fences, and caring for livestock. Tickets are $9/adult, $7 senior and student, $6/child.

Punch Neapolitan Pizza
Through Father’s Day, you can get a pint of 612 Brew for only $1 when you buy 1 pizza and present this coupon. Find a Punch Neapolitan Pizza location near you.

The Works Father's Day 2013

The Works
Dads get in free to The Works Museum in Bloomington on Father’s Day. Admission is $8 per person for adults and children. Children two and under are free.

Three Rivers Park District
Three Rivers Park District is offering a free day of fun with dad at Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington on Father’s Day from 3-4pm. Learn about different animal parenting techniques during this guided hike along the Aspen Trail.

Your turn: What other Father’s Day 2013 freebies, deals and specials are you aware of? We’ll update this list as we discover more.


  1. rebecca says

    the one thing I truly remember is. the snow ball affect. I tell I my daughters that if they kept lying that the snow ball affect it keeps growing and growing. so tell the truth the first time less consequences. my dad said that all the time.


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