By Laura Woods, Contributor
If you're a pancake aficionado, you don't want to miss IHOP's free pancake day on Tuesday, March 8. National Pancake Day offers many breakfast freebies and discounts on everything from IHOP pancakes to coffee and bagels -- so there's something for everyone.
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IHOP National Pancake Day 2016
Each year, IHOP holds its National Pancake Day fundraiser as a way for its restaurants to support local charities in their communities. On National Pancake Day, you can get one short stack of free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all IHOP locations. In exchange, the restaurant chain asks that you make a charitable donation of your choosing to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other local charities designed by each specific restaurant.
Since its debut in 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised almost $20 million for local charities. The company hopes to garner $3.5 million in donations on IHOP Pancake Day 2016.
From Denny's to Waffle House: 10 More Breakfast Deals for National Pancake Day
If you don't live near any IHOP locations or simply aren't into pancakes, you can still save big on National Pancake Day with these other great breakfast freebies and discounts courtesy of CouponSherpa, RetailMeNot and PromoCodeWatch.com.
- Bob Evans: Use code BREAKFAST16 or this printable coupon to save $5 off online carry out or dine-in orders of $25 or more through March 20.
- Denny's: Save 20 percent on your entire check with this printable coupon.
- Eat'n Park: Print this coupon to receive 10 percent off your check through March 9.
- Einstein Brothers: Enjoy 25 percent off all bagels and toppings Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at participating locations.
- Friendly's: Get 50 percent off every breakfast, every morning Monday through Friday, no coupon needed.
- Marie Callender's: Get one free breakfast entrée with the purchase of any breakfast entrée and two beverages through March 17 with this coupon.
- Manhattan Bagel: Enjoy a free bagel and cream cheese with the purchase of a beverage when you sign up for the Manhattan Bagel e-club.
- Noah's New York Bagels: Save 20 percent off any purchase when you present this printable coupon through March 8.
- Peet's Coffee & Tea: This printable coupon will save you 50 percent off any beverage from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through March 9.
- Waffle House: Use this printable coupon to get a free order of hash browns through March 8.
IHOP free pancakes are a great way to enjoy a delicious breakfast, while contributing to a great local cause in your community. Of course, you don't have to go to IHOP to enjoy a discounted breakfast, as the offers above allow you to cut costs at a variety of restaurants on National Pancake Day 2016.
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