Hooters Will Help You Get Over Your Ex by Giving You Free Wings This V-Day

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Hate your ex? Want a cathartic way to get over them — while also getting free chicken wings?

I thought so.

Hooters is running a fun “Shred Your Ex” promotion, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

When you destroy a photo of your ex, Hooters will give you 10 FREE boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings (approximate cost: $8.99). The offer is redeemable on Feb. 14 only.

Here’s how to get your revenge and your wings…

How to Get Free Wings for Shredding Your Ex

When it comes to destroying a photo of your ex, you’ve got two options: in-person or online.

If you go the in-person route, bring a photo of your ex into the nearest Hooters on V-Day, and the restaurant will shred it for you and give you free wings.

Don’t have any printed photos of your ex?

Because we’re true Penny Hoarders, we looked into getting cheap prints at Walgreens. Through Saturday, Feb. 4, the coupon code GETITALL will get you 40 percent off prints. Just order online and select in-store pickup. Between Feb. 4 and Valentine’s Day, Walgreens will offer new deals for prints here.

Though I have a feeling the in-person shred is the more gratifying choice, it also might be more work than your ex is worth. If that’s the case, you can virtually shred your ex’s photo.

Visit Hooters’ website, take a short quiz and upload your ex’s picture. Based on your responses to the quiz, Hooters will virtually shred, burn, bury or throw darts at your ex’s photo. (FWIW, I got “BURN” when it came to my most recent ex.)

After watching the photo get destroyed, enter your email address to receive a coupon for your 10 free wings.

This is the second year Hooters is offering this deal. Last year, it says, more than 25,000 customers disposed of their ex online. The restaurant chain added, “With options to either burn, bury or shred a digital image of their ex, a resounding majority chose to heat things up over a burning fire.”

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but after seeing this promo, I think I’ve changed my mind… Revenge is a dish best served with free chicken wings!   

Your Turn: Do you have an ex you’d like to shred?

Susan Shain is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

Mike Brassfield (mike@thepennyhoarder.com) is a senior writer for The Penny Hoarder and contributed to this post. He’s awfully fond of chicken wings.