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IHOP gives free pancakes for a year to one good Samaritan

Good deeds rewarded...with free pancakes!

Good deeds rewarded...with free pancakes!

The national pancake chain IHOP just launched its "Stacks for Good Acts" online contest, which seeks one good Samaritan to reward with a year's supply of free pancakes. Stack seekers can submit their story (250 words or less) about a good deed that they or someone they know performed in 2010 at www.IHOPPancakeDay.com.

Here are the details:

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According to IHOP, entries will be judged on "emotional impact, originality, and entertainment value." The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 25.

One grand prize entry will receive free pancakes for one year--one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes per day for 365 days*--and the winner will be announced on National Pancake Day, the company's annual pancake giveaway fundraiser to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which takes place Tuesday, March 1.

*Perhaps the perk might be transferable? A daily short stack seems a little unhealthful, particularly on the heels of the government's urging for Americans to improve their diets.