Valentine's Day freebies: Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, music, and more

Valentine's Day doesn't have to break the bank. Surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day with a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, share two Starbucks lattes for the price of one, then cuddle up to watch a romantic Disney movie – all for free. 

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Kirispy Kreme doughnuts. This Valentine's Day, Krispy Kreme is giving out free doughnut 'Valentines' to customers who buy a dozen doughnuts on Feb. 14.

While celebrating Valentine's Day like a total cheapskate may bring you a lot of heartache, we're still convinced you can save money on this holiday and have a fantastic time. With that in mind, we've rounded up the very best Valentine's Day freebies we could find. Surprise your loved one with a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, share a couple Starbucks lattes for the price of one, then snuggle up to watch a free romantic Disney movie.

12 Krispy Kreme Doughnut Valentines
Store: Krispy Kreme
Price: Free when you buy a dozen doughnuts
Expires: March 11
Is It Worth It?: Valentines are nice, but Krispy Kreme doughnut valentines are where it's at — each one is redeemable for a doughtnut of your choice. Right now, when you buy a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, you'll receive 12 doughnut valentines to give to all your sweethearts. This Editors' Choice BOGO offer is tied as the best deal we've seen for a dozen doughnuts in over a year.

Starbucks Espresso or Tea Latte
Store: Starbucks
Price: Free when you buy a latte
Expires: February 14
Is It Worth It?: Nothing goes better with BOGO doughnuts than BOGO coffee! On Valentine's Day from 2 pm to 5 pm local time, you and your schmoopie can head over to Starbucks and get two espresso or tea lattes for the price of one. This Editors' Choice beverage deal is the best BOGO offer we've seen from Starbucks since December.
Qdoba Mexican Grill Entreé
Store: Qdoba Mexican Grill
Price: Free when you buy a Queso entreé and kiss someone
Expires: February 14
Is It Worth It?: Both Spanish and French are what linguists refer to as Romance languages, so it's clearly appropriate for Qdoba Mexican Grill to bring back this BOGO-for-a-kiss deal. On Valentine's Day, you and your favorite co-osculationist can get two Queso entreés for the price of one when you kiss at the cash register. Click here to find a location, and then try to keep it PG, you crazy kids.

Valentine's Day Classics MP3 Song Downloads
Store: Google Play
Price: Free
Lowest By: $1
Is It Worth It?: When it comes to setting the right mood on Valentine's Day, there's no need to break the bank downloading all the best songs. Google Play has rounded up a goodly selection of MP3 lovesounds for its Valentine's Day Classic sale, and several songs are available for free. You'll save $1 each on Editors' Choice tunes like Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," James Blunt's "You're Beautiful," and "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men.
Disney's Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story Movie Downloads
Store: Google Play
Price: Free
Is It Worth It?: "When you are born blank in a painted world, love can give you color." So says the trailer for Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. This 38-minute stop-motion film follows two unpainted vinyl characters as they try to chart their own course (and love story) in a world where everything seems predetermined. Download this free Editors' Choice film to watch with your other half on Valentine's Day.

Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for, where this article first appeared:

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