Things to know about Galentine's Day Galentine's Day is a celebration of female friendship. It's typically celebrated on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine's Day. The creation of Galentine's Day is credited to a 2010 episode of "Parks and Recreation." The episode saw Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope gather her closest lady friends for a meal of waffles and a celebration of love. It's not a national holiday, but retailers including Walmart and Target fill their shelves with goods related to the celebration.

Grab your gal pals for these Galentine’s Day deals

Cue the “Girlfriends” theme song — “My girlfriends, there through thick and thin” — because it’s Galentine’s Day.

Today, Feb. 13 became Galentine’s Day thanks to the fictional character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, on “Parks and Recreation,” making it so during an episode in 2010. Ever since her excitement about celebrating friends a day prior to celebrating your love, besties have been gathering to celebrate their friendships with food, drinks and a good time.

“Every Feb. 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Knope said in the classic episode.

To honor the fictional-yet-beloved holiday, a number of businesses are offering discounts and deals beginning on Galentine’s Day and throughout the holiday weekend. Here are a few ways to celebrate your girlfriends on the cheap today:

Starbucks

Starbucks is offering its variety of coffee brews, teas and specialty drinks as a buy-one-get-one-free deal from 2-7 p.m. today. The deal is available when ordering ahead on the app and at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada. The offer will automatically be loaded for Starbucks Rewards members.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

From today through Sunday, you and your girls can enjoy a discounted Italian feast for two. Carrabba’s will serve up a four-course Surf & Turf dinner for two for $60.

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Auntie Anne’s

Get free delivery on a bucket of pretzel treats of your choosing by using the promo code GALENTINE when ordering on DoorDash’s website or app today.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s has taken a twist on the Galentine’s Day concept with their Palentine’s Day deal. From today through Monday, friends, lovers and everyone in between can get $5 off a $15 purchase with McDelivery through DoorDash. Use the promo code LOVEMCD via the DoorDash site or app.

Fogo de Chão

From today through Sunday, any two friends or couples who dine-in get a free dining card valid while supplies last for one lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. 

Hard Rock Cafe

From today through Monday, Hard Rock has a Sips and Sweets menu and Love at First Bite menu.

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