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Halloween Restaurant Freebies and Special Deals for 2020

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 30, 2023 | 0 comments
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NOTE: Be sure to call your local restaurant ahead of time to see if they are participating.

🎃 7-Eleven (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- This year, get two deals on pizza between October 31 and November 1. The first is BOGO free take-out pizza when you use your 7Rewards membership code at checkout. The second deal is a $3 pizza when you order through the 7NOW delivery app and free delivery on your first order.

🎃 Applebee’s
-- Now through Halloween, Applebee’s chilling Spooky Sips – served in their signature Mucho glass – are available for just $5! The Spooky Sips this year are Dracula’s Juice and Tipsy Zombie.

🎃 Baskin Robbins (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- Stop in on October 31 to enjoy ice cream scoops for just $1.70. There’s also a spooktacular flavor of the month, the Candy Mashup, and Halloween-themed cakes like the Ghost Cake, Piña Ghost Cake, and the Spider Web Cookie Cake.

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Spooky Skeleton Lapel Pin
🎃 Blaze Pizza
-- CRUNCH bar is teaming up with Blaze Pizza to make sure that everyone has a scary good Halloween experience. On October 31, starting at 4 p.m. local time, anyone who visits participating Blaze curbside locations or heads inside the pizza pick-up station and says, “Trick or Treat,” will receive a free full-size CRUNCH bar—no purchase required.

🎃 Bruegger’s Bagels
(this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- On October 31, get 13 fresh baked bagels and two tabs of cream cheese for just $10.31.

🎃 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
-- Trick or treat then give your kids something good to eat! Kids eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée.

🎃 Carl’s Jr. (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- Purchase a large drink and say the phrase “Beyond Halloween” at a participating Los Angeles location, and get your choice of a free Beyond Famous burger or Beyond BBQ Cheeseburger.

🎃 Cheesecake Factory (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- Up until Halloween, order $30 or more via DoorDash with promo code TREATORTREAT at checkout and get one complimentary slice of cheesecake (options include Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake and Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake).

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Zombie-Gut Chili and
Other Horrifying Dinners
🎃 Chili’s
-- All month long, sip on Chili’s $5 Margarita of the Month and happy hour food specials, which include $6 boneless wings and $4 1/2 order Texas cheese fries.

🎃 Chipotle
-- Chipotle’s ghoulishly great Boorito deal is back for its 20th anniversary! This year for safety precautions they're doing something new–fans can virtually trick-or-treat for half a million BUY-ONE-GET-ONE (BOGO) entrée codes via text. The codes will be dropped via TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram from October 29 to October 31. To claim their BOGOs, fans will have to act fast and text the valid keyword to 888-222 before they’re all claimed. The BOGOs will only be redeemable via the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com on Halloween, October 31.

🎃 Chuck E. Cheese + Kidz Bop
-- This year, Chuck E. Cheese is partnering with Kidz Bop to offer an at-home Halloween party! They have their own Monster Hits playlist featuring songs by kids for kids, plus spooky videos and Halloween activities. To feed everyone, Chuck E. Cheese is also offering delivery and carry-out for their new Halloween menu for families to enjoy.
  • Pumpkin-shaped Pepperoni Pizza featuring the friendliest Jack-O-lantern smile
  • Dippin’ Dots Eye Scream with gummy worms
  • Boo-tacular Oreo Brownie
  • Candy Corn-Colored Orange Cotton Candy
For to-go orders, you can get two large one-topping pizzas, a Boo-tacular Oreo Brownie, two treat bags each including $5 in games to use on your next visit, as well as a free KIDZ BOP Halloween activity sheet and glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoos to enjoy at home, all for $39.99.

Image: Halloween Signature Cookie Gift Box - 12 Pc. | Brand: Lady Fortunes
Halloween Signature Cookie Gift Box
🎃 Corner Bakery
-- To celebrate Halloween, from October 26-31, Corner Bakery is offering one free kid’s meal when guests purchase an adult entrée for dine-in, pickup, or delivery. To add to the excitement, the popular neighborhood bakery cafe is also hosting a costume social media contest. Three lucky winners will receive free cookies for a year!

🎃 Dairy Queen
-- Fans who come to DQ on October 31 will be treated to a delicious meal–and a deal! At participating DQ locations, for one day only, fans can get a Kid’s Meal for $1.99 using the DQ mobile app. This comes complete with a choice of an entree, side, drink, and classic vanilla or chocolate Kid’s Cone. 

For adults, you can order their new Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard Treat. This October Blizzard of the Month combines Oreo cookie pieces, choco chunks, and coffee blended with world-famous DQ soft-serve.  Yummy!

🎃 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
-- Dickey’s is celebrating Halloween with two spooktacular offers that are sure to have you boogying into the world’s largest barbecue concept including all kids, ages 12 and younger, who visit Dickey’s in their Halloween costume on October 31 will eat for free at participating Dickey’s locations!

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Hotdog and French Fries Couple Costume
🎃 DoorDash (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- DoorDash is hosting an “Eat Your Costume” promotion to reward customers for dressing up as their favorite food item. For every food-themed costume posted on Friday, October 25 through October 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT, DoorDash will reward customers with $10 off that food item.

Here’s how it works:

Take a pic of yourself dressed as a food item that is orderable on DoorDash (hamburgers, avocado toast, sushi, hot dogs, french fries, etc.).

Follow @DoorDash on Instagram or Twitter.

Post your costume photo on Instagram or Twitter using #DashOWeen.

Wait for DoorDash to message you $10 in DoorDash credit.

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Dunkin Donuts K-Cups
Pumpkin Flavor
🎃 Dunkin'
-- For a special treat, Dunkin’ has baked up one of the most surprising treats ever to rise from its kitchens, the new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut. A deliciously daring donut that delivers the heat with every bite, the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut is a classic yeast donut ring, topped with a strawberry flavored icing that features a bold blend of cayenne and ghost pepper, and finished with red sanding sugar for a sizzling look.

The Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut will be on the menu for only a few hot minutes, available beginning October 14 for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide until December.

🎃 Fogo de Chão
-- This Brazilian Steakhouse will be offering free delivery all Halloween day and night on all Fogo To-Go orders placed online at FogoDeChao.com. The new Fogo Experience Packages as part of the Fogo To-Go menu make it easier than ever to enjoy Fogo’s ready-to-grill (or ready-to-eat) meats, entrees, Brazilian side dishes, desserts, and even bottles of South American wine in the comfort of home. This offer is valid only on Saturday, October 31 on all deliveries located within the delivery radius of each Fogo de Chão restaurant with a maximum redemption of $35+.

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Baby Jack Costume
🎃 Friendly’s
-- The restaurant’s fangtastic deal is back this year! Children who visit Friendly’s in costume from October 25 to 31 will receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.

🎃 goPuff
-- From now through October 31, goPuff users can score deals on their favorite candies like Skittles, Starburst, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and more.
  • 2 bags for $30: Fun Size Chocolate and Fruity Confections (Variety Mix) (90 pieces per bag)
  • 2 bags for $20: Sour Patch Mummy Mix (46oz bag)
  • 2 bags for $20: Chocolate Variety Mix (100 pieces per bag)
  • 2 bags for $15: Skittles NS Starburst Fruit Chews (55ct per bag)
  • 2 bags for $15: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (19.5oz bag)
  • 2 bags for $5: Brach’s Classic Candy Corn (11oz bag)
For more information or to place an order, visit goPuff.com or download the goPuff app for iOS or Android.

🎃 Honey Baked Ham
-- Get a Half Turkey Breast for $12.99 or a Quarter Boneless Ham for $19.99 with these Honey Baked Ham coupons valid through October 31.

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Skull Waffle Maker
-- The breakfast chain is serving up a spooky menu! They just introduced their Mr. Mummy Pancake, which is a large green pancake topped with zig zags of cream cheese icing bandages, banana slices, chocolate chip eyes, and a sweet, purple whipped icing smile. Also available in buttermilk.

For dine-in orders, kids aged 12 and under will receive one free Mr. Mummy Pancake between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from October 26 to October 30. You can also order online or on their app.

🎃 Insomnia Cookies
-- Halloween might look a little different this year, but Insomnia is here for all the treats you need even if you’re not trick-or-treating. And for those still looking for a safe and sweet trick-or-treat experience, dress up and pop into your local Insomnia Cookies store on Halloween Day for a free cookie, no purchase necessary.

They also have some new seasonal flavors: Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie, Peanut Better Choc-Lantern Cookie, and the Moon Cookie Cake with Halloween Cake.

🎃 Joe’s Crab Shack
-- Kids eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée. Costumes are welcome but not required!

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Halloween Dog Toys
🎃 Kona Grill
-- Kona Grill is celebrating Halloween with happy hour throughout the weekend at all of its locations. Kona Grill’s new happy hour menu includes delicious food, beer, wine, and spirits, ranging from $3 to $9, and can now be enjoyed in the bar area, main dining room, and on the patio.

Guests can choose $3 items such as Edamame, Fish Tacos, and sake; $6 items like Kona Sliders and Fries, Spicy Tuna Rolls, or red sangria; and $9 offerings, including Avocado Egg Rolls, Chicken and Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, vodka martinis and mojitos.

You can also enjoy the happy hour menu, Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; late-night menu Monday – Thursday from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. and all-day on Sundays.

Image: EraSpooky Donut Costume Family Party Fancy Dress for Adult
Donut Halloween Costume
🎃 Krispy Kreme
-- Krispy Kreme’s Monster Doughnuts couldn't be scary if they tried. Meet Frank, Drake, and Wolfie, their Scary-Sweet Monsters! You can find them in shops now through Halloween.

Plus, at Krispy Kreme Saturdays in October are Sweet-or-Treat Saturdays. Get a $1 Sweet-or-Treat Dozen to share with friends or neighbors when you buy any dozen! Think of it as reverse Trick-or-Treating; a sweeter way to Trick-or-Treat where you can safely be sweet to others while treating yourself. The Sweet-or-Treat Dozen contains 11 Original Glazed doughnuts and one festive Jack-o-Lantern doughnut! Redeem this deal in a shop or use promo code SweetOrTreat to redeem the offer online.

🎃 McAlister’s Deli
-- McAlister’s Deli will be hosting its annual Halloween Kids Eat Free event from October 30 – November 1, 2020. Kids 12 and under wearing a costume in-restaurant will receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an entrée. If you prefer to enjoy McAlister’s at home, use the promo code FREETREAT20 to redeem one free kid's meal with an entrée purchase on the McAlister’s app.

Plus, during their Halloween Social Sweepstakes (for kids 12 and under) four lucky guests will win a month’s worth of free kids meals! To enter for the chance to win, parents or guardians can post a picture of their child (12 and under) on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter wearing a costume using the hashtag #McAlistersHalloween.

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McCafé Pumpkin Spice
🎃 McDonald’s
-- For $1, get a Halloween Treats Pack with 12 coupons good for about $10 worth of free food. The pack contains three coupons each for a bag of apple slices, apple juice or milk jug, hamburger, and a small vanilla cone.

Plus, McDelivery on Uber Eats is offering a free delivery fee on orders of $25+ from Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 1. McDelivery on Uber Eats makes it easy to order something savory or sweet for everyone in the house.

🎃 Ninety Nine Restaurants
-- Kids Eat Free at 99 Restaurants every Sunday through November 1, and on Halloween. Also, 99 Restaurants have Football Frenzy deals on Sundays during NFL season and enjoy their dinner specials Monday–Thursday starting at $9.99.

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Black Obsidian Salt Cocktail Rimmer
🎃 On the Border
-- To celebrate Halloween, On The Border will bring back a spooky special for the entire month of October! Guests can sip on On The Border’s $5 Hallow’rita: a signature House Margarita made with a hint of mango and candy corn and garnished with a spider ring that’s available for dine-in only. Note: This year, candy corn will come in a clear individual packet for guests to open and enjoy!

🎃 Papa John’s
-- Papa John’s takes Halloween seriously and caters to customers by offering fun pizza specials no matter how you plan to celebrate. Whether you’re partying with friends or celebrating safely at home, the Jack-O’-Lantern pizza is a guaranteed way to satisfy ghouls and goblins of all ages. You can also take advantage of their No-Contact Delivery, for extra safety and peace of mind this Halloween.

Image: Gory Pie Face Halloween Decoration Prop | Brand: Forum Novelties
Gory Pie Face
🎃 Pieology
-- From now until Halloween, California pizza innovator Pieology is inviting customers to boo their friends safely and digitally by sending over a spooky sweet pizza deal during their Boo-It-Forward event.

Here’s how you can participate: Download the Pie Life Rewards App. Click the More section and hit Refer-a-Friend. This button will allow you to send the 2020 Bundle Deal to any of your friends. The 2020 Deal includes (2) two 11-inch Create Your Own pizza pies and a shareable dessert for $20.20. Once that friend downloads the app and makes their first purchase, you’ll receive 30 bonus points on Pie Life. Rack up 100 points and receive a free customizable pizza! The name of the game is to keep on referring to keep getting rewarded. If your friends refer their friends, you’ll get an additional 10 points per download!

There’s more! Take a selfie with Pie, The Friendly Pizza Ghost, and post it on Instagram and tag @Pieology #ThePieologyGhost, and receive a special offer. or, visit the Kids Activities page on Pieology.com and download the Pie Coloring Sheet. Submit your creation on Instagram, TikTok, or by email at giveaways@pieology.com. Pieology will post their favorite creations and send a 2020 Bundle Deal to one winner.

Plus, from October 22 through the week of Halloween, Pieology is hosting a costume – or crustume contest, where fans can share pics of their Halloween costume on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @Pieology #Crustume.

Everyone who posts their photo will be entered into the Scream Your Individuality contest. Pieology will choose 5 favorites and one winner will receive a 2020 Bundle Deal: 2 (two) 11-inch Create Your Own pizzas and one shareable dessert.

🎃 Popeyes (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- Just in time for Halloween, snack on some spooky Voodoo Tenders featuring Sweet Chili Voodoo Sauce as part of Popeye’s $5 combo box. The meal also comes with a side of your choice and a biscuit.

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Baby Burrito Costume
🎃 Potbelly Sandwich Shop (this was the deal last year, stay tuned to see their 2020 offer!)
-- To celebrate the sandwich shop’s addition to Grubhub, Potbelly, and Grubhub are offering free delivery and a free cookie on orders placed between October 25 and October 31.

To get the scary good deal, head to the Perks section of the Grubhub app or the Potbelly menu online at Grubhub.com. Add your cookie of choice (Sugar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Chocolate Brownie) to your Potbelly order, and it will automatically be discounted at checkout.

🎃 Red Lobster
-- Red Lobster is going big this Halloween! They are offering a free order of Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms with dine-in or Go orders (pickup, curbside, or delivery placed on RedLobster.com) over $40 with the coupon code LOBSTER28, now through November 1. Additionally, Red Lobster is offering free delivery on To Go orders placed through RedLobster.com on October 31.

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Lobster Dog Costume

They are also urging people to dress up in virtual costumes of a lobster, pirate, or mermaid by going to their Instagram page. You can also carve a sea critter jack-o’-lantern using Red Lobster’s pumpkin carving stencils, which are available to download on their website.

Guests are encouraged to tag @redlobster and use #TrickOrFeast for a chance to see their creations featured on Red Lobster’s feed! Plus, they have spooky Zoom virtual backgrounds you can download!

🎃 Ruby’s Diner
-- Kids in costume eat free all October! Show up from 4pm to close at participating locations and get a free child entrée with the purchase of an adult entrée.

🎃 Wendy’s
-- Get five coupons for a free Jr. Frosty with the purchase of $1 Boo! Books.

$0.85 of every $1 purchase goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and this year, books can even be delivered via Doordash.

NOTE: Be sure to call your local restaurant ahead of time to see if they are participating.

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The Halloween Costume Shop - If you are the kind of ghoul who likes to DIY, they have plenty of pieces to help you create the perfect Halloween costume. Tiaras and tutus abound along with wigs, hats, face paint, masks, fairy wings, and feather boas to help you sink your fangs into the Halloween spirit. You can also find Halloween-theme clothing, socks, and jewelry in black and orange along with capes, gloves, glasses, wands, temporary tattoos, and other spooky, kooky accessories.

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