IHOP periodically runs limited-time promotions that allow kids under the age of 13 to eat free, but this is not a normal policy. The promotions are usually limited to dinner hours and require the purchase of a regular entr?e. IHOP ran this promotion during the month of April in 2011. Some locations may choose not to honor nationally advertised promotions.
On the third of March each year to celebrate National Pancake Day, IHOP gives away free pancakes to all visitors. A donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other local charities is requested. IHOP has also offered free red, white and blue pancakes to military veterans on Veteran's Day.