Deal of the Day: Free fries

Dec. 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM ET

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At this point in the holiday shopping season everyone's wallet is probably on the light side. So, what could be better than free food right about now?

Sweetie Freebies tweeted this morning about a free fry offer at Checkers and Rally's. To get the deal you'll have to head over to the fast-food company's Facebook page and "Like" it. You'll be asked if you want to play a game, but you don't have to do that. Just click on the section that reads "claim your fries." You'll then be asked to include your name, zip code and e-mail; and you can then print out the coupon. I didn't include my full name and it still worked. The free fries can be redeemed when you make a purchase at any price, and the coupon lasts until December of next year.

There was just one catch: I had to click on this pledge before I could get to my coupon:

By filing out this form and clicking submit, I hereby declare my love for the most amazingly delicious fries on the planet. Hey what can I say? I have a thing for Checkers and Rally’s Fries, especially when they’re served up hot and free.

In all honesty, I'm partial to McDonald's fries, but I'm also all about the free.

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