Father’s Day began in the United States back in the early 20th century. We probably don’t have to tell you this, but it was created in order to complement Mother’s Day and to celebrate the role of the father in parenting. Kind of common sense reasons to hold Father’s Day, but what doesn’t always seem quite as obvious is what to do for your old man on his special weekend.
Of course, your dad is going to like whatever you get him, whether it’s a belt, a new golf club, or tickets to an Indians game. It’s the thought that counts, and the time you get to spend with the first male influence in your life. With that said, if you’re looking for a recommendation from us, keep these Father’s Day ideas on the cheap in mind:
Boston Market: BOGO BBQ Ribs Individual Meals. You’ll need this printable coupon.
Carrabba’s – If your dad fancies some Italian for Father’s Day, you can click here to download a coupon for $10 off the purchase of two dinner entrees. The coupon is valid through July 27, so it’s a great coupon even if you and your father can’t find a time that works for both of you this weekend.
Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub when you purchase a combo (sub, chips and drink). To get the coupon, you’ll need to claim the offer on the Firehouse Subs Facebook page.
Gander Mountain – This one is a bit different in that it’s more of a prep activity for Father’s Day. So, if you’re a mom and want to help your kids make their own Father’s Day gift, Gander Mountain is holding a kids workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. The focus is on decorating a Father’s Day card and your own can koozie.
Hooters – On Sunday, June 15, your dad can buy ten hot wings at Hooters and get ten for FREE. Hot stuff!
Latitude 39 – You can give your dad the 360 Experience on Father’s Day at Latitude 39. All dads will receive one FREE burger, a $5 game card, and a FREE game of bowling. The only condition to this special is each dad has to be accompanied by a son or daughter. So don’t get any weird ideas about dropping your dad off to hang out by himself.
Mike’s Car Wash-– It’s the big one, Elizabeth. Buy 4 washes, get 2 FREE, and the booklets are only on sale through June 15. After that, it’s you and a bucket of suds and a chamois skin.
Six Flags Over Great America— Feel like a weekend trip? Six Flags in Chicago, Illinois, has a tempting deal for Dad: a picnic in the park, so to speak. The meal is a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet in a beautifully landscaped, private picnic grove. The menu is southern fried chicken, all beef hot dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, chips, pickle spears, ice cream bars and unlimited soft drinks. The meal served from 3:30- 5 pm. The price is $50.99 per ticket, which is only $6 more than the advance purchase gate price for the day.
Smokey Bones – Smokey Bones has a special Father’s Day menu involving three-course meals for only $15. Also, all dads in attendance will receive buy one get one FREE entree coupons for use anytime between Monday, June 16 through Sunday, June 29.
Tijuana Flats: Dads get a FREE beer and a FREE taco. That’s very … freeing.
Rock Bottom: Encourage Dad to order his traditional steak at this downtown restaurant on Sunday, and you can also spring for the 25-ounce beer for just $7. Dad keeps the limited-edition mug, which says exactly what you’d put in a card, except it lasts much longer in his cabinet: Always teaching, pushing, hugging, fixing, watching, caring, brewing. Handcrafted just for Dad.