Cheap Eats

Free Papa John's, Dunkin' Donuts, Champps For Everyone

Apparently you can buy your friends. That's at least the thinking of some restaurant chains and food manufacturers, who dole out coupons for free and cheap food in exchange for being "friended" on Facebook or joining their email list.

We're down with the concept. And while some of the better dining spots don't yet play the Facebook "free food" game (we're talking to you, Cafe Boulud and Rare Las Olas), man does not live on steak and lobster alone.

Here are some deals we found. Feel free to share any online coupons or offers with Clean Plate Charlie readers.

Edible Arrangements wants you to have a free pineapple pop, just for taking a pledge to eat more fruit on their Facebook page.

Ruby Tuesday is giving away free mini sliders and fries through their Facebook page.

Purina Pro Plan free cat food isn't for you - it's for the creature that coughs up hairballs in the corner. Like the Facebook page for her - she can't do it for herself.

Papa John's will email you a coupon for a BoGo pizza, when you sign up for their e-list.

Dunkin' Donuts will give you a free medium beverage of your choice for joining their DD Club.

Champps wants to give you a free hamburger for joining their mailing list.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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