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Pollo Tropical is Offering Holiday Deals: Free Gift Cards and Discounts to Santa's Enchanted Forest

Got someone on your holiday gift list who's a sucker for the sticky, starchy delight of an order of fried plantains? Pollo Tropical is getting all festive this coming week by introducing a few new holiday promotions, including a gift card deal that also includes a little something for the gifter (that would be you).

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Starting Monday, anyone who buys a $25 gift card at one of the restaurant's company-owned stores will get a free $5 gift certificate for themselves. That special bonus five bucks is valid January 1 to January 31, 2013, meaning it could be helpful in starting off the New Year on a healthy note. (Hey; grilled chicken is good for you, provided you aren't consuming a massive bowl of white rice and sugary barbecue sauce alongside it.)

Also kicking off Monday is a promo that would make Clark Griswold proud (and also green with envy). Pollo Tropical has teamed with Santa's Enchanted Forest -- you know, the totally subtle ode to holiday cheer located in Miami -- to offer discounted tickets to the popular annual attraction.

Customers who live in Miami-Dade or Broward can text "SANTAS" to 52198 to be entered for a chance to win one of ten season pass tickets to Santa's Enchanted Forest for the 2012-2013 season. The drawing will be held on December 14 and the winners will be notified via text. There's a limit of one entry per phone number. As a little bonus, stores in Broward and Miami-Dade will be giving away $10 discount coupons to the park while supplies last. The coupon is good for one child's admission through January 4, 2013.

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Tricia Woolfenden