Here’s how you can score free IHOP pancakes

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There is precisely one thing better than pancakesfree pancakes. IHOP knows that to be true and gives their pancakes away multiple times a year.

Last Halloween, IHOP gave kids a free scary face pancake. Last July, the restaurant offered pancakes at just 58 cents for their anniversary. The only downside of many of their pancake giveaways is that they take place on a certain day and at a certain time, so it can be tricky to get to your local IHOP if it’s a weekday and you’re busy with work or school.

Thankfully, that is not the case with this freebie offer! If you sign up to be an IHOP MyHop member, you’ll get an coupon by email for a free stack of pancakes just for signing up. Then, you’ll get a free full stack of pancakes on your birthday and every anniversary of the date you signed up!

That means three free stacks of pancakes this year (if your birthday hasn’t already passed) and then two next year.


There is no other purchase required, so the pancakes really are just free! The offer expires 14 days from the date of the email and is only valid at IHOP locations listed in the email, so make sure it works at your IHOP before heading out.

Also, be sure to print out the coupon and then present it to your IHOP server.

Along with the free pancake perks, signing up to be an IHOP MyHop member means you’ll also receive special offers and members-only news.

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Getty Images | Scott Olson

Don’t have an IHOP near you? No worries! While they won’t be free or exactly like IHOP’s pancakes, it is possible to make your own perfectly fluffy pancakes at home. According to Kitchn, if you first mix the yolk in and then add unwhipped egg whites, the pancakes will be delicate on the inside, but crisp on the outside.

Of course, in order for them to be perfect, you’ll want to make sure your pancakes aren’t sticking to the pan, so check out our list of the best non-stick cookware. Or, if you’re more of a waffles lover, have a look at our list of the best waffle makers instead.

Will you be signing up to be an IHOP MyHop member to get your free pancakes?

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