Kids Eat for Free

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For you frugal dads and moms out there, you should check out the KidsEatFor website. KidsEatFor.com is essentially a database of places where kids can eat for free or at a discount. It’s a community base site. In other words, the site relies on parents to submit restaurants that offer free or discounted meals for kids. Obviously, there are restrictions for the free meals. For instance, most (all?) places limit the deal to one free child meal for each adult meal purchased.

On the KidsEatFor website, you can search by zip code, restaurant name, and other criteria. You can also browse by city and state. The community base site also offers voting. Parents can vote a deal up or down based on the accuracy of the deal. The vote is anonymous. However, voting a special “down” is not exactly the best way for handling expired deals. A nice-to-have feature is a button for removing deals that are no longer offered.

KidsEatFor.com - Kids Eat for Free

There is also a new KidsEatFor application for the iPhone. The iPhone app has the same features as the website plus a few enhancements. For instance, the iPhone application can use GPS information to present you with deals near your location.

I like the idea behind KidsEatFor. However, the site is still in start-up mode and needs more parents to submit restaurants with free or discounted meals for kids. For instance, in my area (Portland, Oregon), iHop is the only place listed. I don’t eat out often, but I’m fairly certain there is more than one restaurant in the Portland metro area that offers special deals for kids.

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13 thoughts on “Kids Eat for Free

  1. You know, this makes me wonder how many years we’ve been missing out on free meals for the kids. I’m positive we have never once gotten the kids’ meals for free, but I sure we never asked!! I also wonder how old the “kid” has to be, though I suppose it varies. My kid, Kyle, is 17 and can eat PLENTY!
    .-= Mrs4444´s last blog ..What’s That Smell?! =-.

  2. The IHOP Kids Menu is a fast track to diabetes, heart disease and obesity. If you love your kids, don’t feed them this garbage even if it is free.

    Please tell me what’s funny about the IHOP Kids Funny Face Pancake:

    * Calories 1456
    * Total Fat 69g
    * Sodium 556mg
    * Total Carbohydrate 77g
    * Sugars 76g

  3. I wanted to let you know that I have an update for the iPhone in review right now and I can show you what the new version will look like. Don’t forget that you can add deals, that helps the database grow.

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