Now's the Perfect Time to Take the Whole Family to Applebee's For Dinner — Here's Why

Sure, we love treating our kids to a nice meal out to celebrate a solid report card or scoring a hat trick in their soccer game, but eating out all the time can get pricey. Thankfully, there's a Kids Eat Free Night at Applebee's, which makes your big night out a heck of a lot easier on the wallet.

Here's the lowdown: select Applebee's locations across the US let children under the age of 12 get to eat free off the kids' menu one night per week when an adult orders a full-price entrée. As far as meal options for your little ones go, count on the usual suspects: hamburgers, quesadillas, mac and cheese, and chicken grillers (a healthier take on tenders).

If that deal wasn't sweet enough for parents, Applebee's is also offering $1 strawberry margaritas during the month of August only. And that means parents can get their drink on at a serious discount while their kids get free meals. Just don't forget to arrange for a designated driver if you plan on enjoying several margs!

One final PSA: the night of the deal varies on each Applebee's location, so make sure you call ahead to confirm before packing the kids in the car.