Eat your heart out: 6 ways to eat free or cheap on Valentine's Day

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From flowers to a gift to dinner out, Valentine's Day can be an expensive holiday.

To help you save some money, these trusted restaurants with locations in metro Atlanta are offering some cheap or free Valentine's Day meals.

Eat your heart out:

If you're single, Hooters has a deal for you -- shred a photo of your ex for free wings. PHOTO /

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209 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 404-522-9464; Akers Mill Square, 2977 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, 770-984-0287.

If you're without a significant other this Valentine's Day – or even if you've found a new sweetie and want to score some free wings – Hooters will help you shred your ex. Shredhooters online and print a coupon to take to the restaurant or bring in a photo of your former love and let Hooters shred it. In return, you can buy 10 boneless wings and get 10 free - and maybe a bit of catharsis.

More to do on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta:

Make Valentine's Day reservations at these metro Atlanta restaurants 
Celebrate Valentine's Day at these metro Atlanta chains
Find aphrodisiac dishes at these metro Atlanta restaurants
Impress your date with these Valentine's Day sweets, drinks and other dishes
Get your gals together for these Galentine's Day parties and specials
6 culinary experiences that make for a tasty Atlanta date night 
More date night options for the amateur chef

Fogo de Chão

3101 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, 404-266-9988; 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 678-691-7268.

If you make a reservation and dine at Fogo's anytime from Feb. 14 through Feb. 17, you'll be able to save on a return visit. You'll receive a complimentary dining card for lunch or dinner of the same value on your next vist. (As is usually the case, "certain restrictions apply.")

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Three metro Atlanta locations

Take advantage of the restaurant's "Qdoba for a Kiss" promotion, and you'll be able to buy one entrée and get one free on Feb. 14. Bring your significant other to kiss, smooch a photo of your favorite celebrity on your cell phone or even pucker up to a burrito – anything goes!

On top of that sweet deal, from Feb. 8-14, if you share a kissing photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #QdobaForAKiss, Qdoba will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.

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Outback Steakhouse

Various locations throughout metro Atlanta

Outback Steakhouse offers a Valentine's Day meal for two from Feb. 13-17. For a special price (which varies by location), a couple can share a Bloomin' Onion, choose two entrees (center cut sirloin, grilled salmon or Alice Springs chicken), two sides, two salads and cheesecake for dessert.

California Pizza Kitchen's executive chef Brian Sullivan demos a pizza at the chain's flagship Atlanta location in Lenox Square.

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California Pizza Kitchen

Six metro Atlanta locations

Enjoy a "Sweet Deal for Two" at California Pizza Kitchen from Feb. 13 to 17, and you'll get an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert from their special menu for $35. Choose from among three appetizers, 10 entrees or four desserts. The offer is valid at select locations.

Waffle House 

Various metro Atlanta locations,

Waffle House probably isn't the restaurant you think of when you're picturing a candlelit dinner with cloth napkins and tablecloths, but that's just what they're doing on Valentine's Day. You can enjoy alcohol-free champagne as the lights are dimmed, and choose from breakfast favorites or special offerings like ribeye and eggs. Many metro Atlanta locations are participating, so check for your location's phone number and contact person for reservations.