November Is Stacked with Free & Cheap Food Deals

Don't miss out on these freebies. We've pulled together the best deals here, and it's updated regularly.

Well, Halloween is officially over and Mariah Carey is already back on the charts, so that can only mean the holiday season is officially here.

Of course, the end of the year is all about indulgence, comfort and being with the ones you love. And there’s a lot to love about all of that. One thing not to love, though, is how expensive all that merriment can get, especially when you’ve got all these gifts to buy. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best food deals out there right now.

Check back often. We're updating this list of food deals frequently—sometimes daily—and there's always something worth giving a try. Here are the best food deals you'll find in November.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Carl's Jr. & Hardee's
The deal:
Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich
When: Ongoing

Jimmy John's
The deal: The sandwich shop's Freaky Fast Rewards program will set you up with a free eight-inch sandwich after your first order through the app. 
When: Ongoing

Domino's Pizza
The deal: The Mix & Match Deal will get you and two or more items on its Mix & Match menu for $5.99. That includes some sticks and medium pizzas options. 
When: Ongoing

Domino's Pizza
The deal: Any combo with three-topping pizzas and Dips & Twists will run you $8. 
When: Ongoing

Friendly's
The deal:
Join the Friendly's Sweet Rewards Club, and you'll get a free medium sundae.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
When: Ongoing

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The deal: Kids can grab a book tracker to participate in the restaurant's Bucketeer Bookworms program. After every five books they read, they'll get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

Miguel's Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11 am to 7 pm. 
When: Ongoing

B.GOOD
The deal:
The restaurant has expanded its usual kid meal deal. Kids can eat free every day of the week with the purchase of one adult entrée. In fact, you can get two free kid meals for every adult meal purchase. 
When: Ongoing

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online, and you can get a free small sub with the code "PSBOGO."
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio's app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
The deal:
The restaurant now offers Family Bundles to-go. Entrée options include House-Smoke Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Tenders, and Grilled Salmon. For $24.99, the Bundle also comes with two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants. 
When: Ongoing

Jamba
The deal:
Toss in one of Jamba's Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order made through the app.
When: Ongoing

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine and $10 six-packs. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
If you work in a restaurant, hotel, food service industry, grocery store, big-box store, or drugstore, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or show an ID. 
When: Ongoing

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
The deal: Grab a free appetizer or salad when you join Grimaldi's Pizzeria Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal:
Grab a large, one-topping pizza for $10.99 with the code "LIT."
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag at Taco Cabana right now. Get two Nutella empanadas for $2.99 (or a dozen for $14.99), $2 margaritas, or a gallon of margaritas to go for $34.99. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal:
Get four meals for $29.99. The family meal comes with four 8-inch subs, four bags of chips, and four cookies. Use the very memorable code "8026."
When: Ongoing

Hooters
The deal:
Make a $30 purchase, and you'll get $10 off with the code "GET10." Place an order for $50, and you'll wind up with $15 off when you use the code "GET15." However, if you think you've spotted a trend, you'll be disappointed to find out there's no "GET20."
When: Ongoing

GoPuff
The deal:
 New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code "GET20." Though, you're going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times. 
When: Through December 31

Jet's Pizza
The deal: Take 20% off any order when you use the shop's text-to-order feature. 
When: Ongoing

Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria
The deal:
The ghost kitchen offers free chips and salsa on any order of at least $10 when you order for pick-up. Though, that's not valid when ordering through third-party delivery services. 
When: Ongoing

Marco's Pizza
The deal: Take 25% off your first order after you download the Marco's Pizza app. 
When: Ongoing

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
The deal:
Download the new mobile app to get a free Original Double Steakburger or Regular Concrete if it's your first time downloading the app. 
When: Ongoing

Peet's
The deal:
Buy a one-pound bag of coffee beans and you'll get a free small drip coffee. 
When: Ongoing

Sunday, November 20

Taco Bell
The deal:
Buy a Bell Breakfast Box and get another one for free, as long as you hit the $15 order minimum through Uber Eats or Postmates. 
When: Through November 29

Shake Shack
The deal: Order one milkshake through Shake Shack's app or website between 8 pm and close, and you can get a second milkshake for free using the code "SHAKENIGHT."
When: Through November 30

Wendy's
The deal: 
It is running a $3 breakfast deal that gets you a Bacon or Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant, and a small order of Seasoned Potatoes.
When: Through November 20

Hooters
The deal: Get 30% off first-time Hooters orders on DoorDash using the code "NASCAR30." The code will get you up to $12 off.
When: Ongoing

Papa Johns
The deal: The pizza chain's new Papa Pairings promotion offers a range of menu items for $6.99 each when you buy two or more of them. Eligible items include medium one-topping pizzas, Papadias, Chicken Poppers, desserts, and bread sides like Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks, Garlic Knots, and Cheesesticks.
When: Ongoing

Little Caesars
The deal:
Its Detroit-Style Deep Dish Pizza is only $8.99 for a little bit while the chain tells everyone it's actually based in Detroit. 
When: For a little while

Jimmy John’s
The deal:
If the US scores three or more goals in any World Cup game, Freak Fast Rewards members get a buy-one-get-one deal on sandwiches. Use the code “FIELDGOAL.”
When: Throughout the World Cup

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Purchase a $50 egift card online and get a $10 bonus card. Spend $100 on a card and get a $25 bonus card and a VIP card that gets you 20% off a purchase. The bonus card can be redeemed from January 3 to February 6, 2023.
When: Through January 1, 2023

Casey's
The deal:
Take $7 off an order of two large specialty pizzas. Or you can take $5 off two large single-topping pizzas. 
When: Through December 31

Sonic Drive-In
The deal: Mix and match any two of the Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger, regular Fritos Chili Cheese Wrap, or small Jumbo Popcorn Chicken for $5. 
When: Through December 31

Schlotzsky's
The deal:
Veterans can grab free chips and a small drink with the purchase of an entrée. 
When: Through November 30

Atlas Coffee Club
The deal:
Take 10% off a four-pack or eight-pack Coffee World Tour sample kit full of single-origin coffee beans. This deal is only available on Amazon. 
When: Through November 29

HelloFresh
The deal:
Take 70% off your first meal box and get that one shipped for free with the code "HFBF2022."
When: Through December 25

Pieology
The deal:
Spend $25 on a gift card to get a $5 bonus card.
When: Through December 31
 
Boston Market
The deal: The rotisserie chain is offering free kid meals. No purchase is required at all. Kids 12 and under can just grab a free one. 
When: For just a little while

Eastern Standard Provisions
The deal:
Take 50% off all of its 2022 holiday gift boxes with the code "BFCM22."
When: Through November 28

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, at participating locations, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code "KEFOLO." Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Modern Market Eatery
The deal:
Kids eat free in-restaurant with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Sundays and Mondays after 5 pm

Kona Grill
The deal:
Kids eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée. 
When: Every Sunday from 2 pm to close

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Monday, November 21

White Castle
The deal:
Grab a free $5 bonus card when you spend at least $25 on gift cards. The bonus cards are valid through February 28, 2023. 
When: November 21 - December 31

Kosterina
The deal:
The company with Mediterranean culinary essentials like extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar is offering staggered discounts. Take 10% off orders of at least $75, 15% off orders of at least $150, and 20% off orders of at least $250. 
When: November 21-28

Green Chef
The deal:
The meal kit delivery service is offering 60% off your first box with the code "GCBF2022."
When: November 21 - December 4

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S'nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Pie Five Pizza
The deal:
Pie Five Circle of Crust loyalty program members can grab a personal pizza for $5.99. Use the code "MAGIC MONDAY" in the app or mention it at checkout in-store. 
When: Every Monday

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster's new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, November 22

Bobo's Oat Bars
The deal:
Takes 30% off an online order with the code "OATS30."
When: November 22-29

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain's new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci's
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it's BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird's imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy's
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. Though, you'll only find that deal at select locations. Give a call ahead.
When: Every Tuesday

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
Get a free small queso with the purchase of any entrée.
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, November 23

Tim Hortons
The deal:
Get a free Peppermint Beverage when you buy another through the app or online.
When: November 23-27

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says "happy hump day." Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn't a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving

Mercado Famous
The deal:
Take 25% off all of the Spanish meat shop's charcuterie and bundles. You'll also get free shipping. Just drop in the code "DARGRACIAS22." The only thing you can't get with the code is a whole leg of jamón.
When: November 24-29

Cumberland Farms, Certified Oil, Fastrac, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Minit Mart, Quik Stop, Sprint Food Stores, Tom Thumb, and Turkey Hill
The deal:
Anyone can grab a free hot or iced coffee. No purchase is required at all. 
When: November 24

Fire Dept. Coffee
The deal:
Take 25% off a purchase of coffee beans. There are also daily deals that will pop up on the site, some offering as much as 80% off a purchase. 
When: November 24-28

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, November 25 - Black Friday

Popeyes
The deal:
Buy any Chicken Sandwich combo and get a free Chicken Sandwich with the order. You'll have to order through the app or the Popeyes website, but you can use that freebie to give its new Blackened Chicken Sandwich a try. 
When: November 25 - December 4

Wendy's
The deal: Order $15 worth of Wendy's through DoorDash, if you're a DashPass member, and you'll get a free Frosty with that order. 
When: Every Friday through December 30

Taco Bell
The deal:
Hit the $15 minimum on DoorDash to get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on a Cheesy Gordita Crunch. 
When: November 25-28

Noodles & Company
The deal:
Take $4 off an order of at least $12 if you're a rewards member. 
When: November 25

Caribou Coffee
The deal:
Use the app to get a free shot of espresso.
When: November 25

Bean Box
The deal:
Get 20% off orders of at least $60 on the Bean Box website. 
When: November 25-28

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
The deal:
Take $5 off the purchase of a $25 gift card.
When: November 25 - December 31

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. 
The deal:
The company that donates to animal shelters with every purchase of coffee beans is offering 20% off everything on its site. Use the code "BF2022."
When: November 25-27

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there's a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Pluckers Wing Bar
The deal:
Teachers can grab a free appetizer every Friday. 
When: Every Friday

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Saturday, November 26

Goodles
The deal:
The high-protein boxed mac 'n cheese brand is offering 30% off orders and a buy one give one (mac donated to non-profits focused on food security).
When: November 26-28

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Sunday, November 27

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, at participating locations, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code "KEFOLO." Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Modern Market Eatery
The deal:
Kids eat free in-restaurant with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Sundays and Mondays after 5 pm

Kona Grill
The deal:
Kids eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée. 
When: Every Sunday from 2 pm to close.

Monday, November 28 - Cyber Monday

Smashburger
The deal:
Try its new holiday shakes at half-price when ordering in-store or through the app. 
When: November 28 - December 1

Yogurtland
The deal:
Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you spend $25 on an eGift card. You can grab a maximum of four buns cards per order. The bonus card is valid from November 29 to December 31.
When: November 28

White Castle
The deal:
Get $0 delivery on any order of at least $20. That bumps up to $25 if you're ordering in New York or New Jersey. 
When: November 28

Caribou Coffee
The deal:
Hop into the app to get a free $10 bonus egift card when you spend $50 on one.
When: November 28

Au Bon Pain
The deal:
Registered app or website users get a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal on full-size sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Use the code “CYBERMONDAY.”
When: November 28

Atlas Coffee Club
The deal:
Get a 12-ounce bag of single-origin coffee beans for free when you purchase a subscription. You will also find up to $55 off gifts on the site. For both, use the code "FREECOFFEE."
When: November 28

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Spend $50 on an egift card and get a $15 bonus card. Spend $100 and the bonus card rises to $30 and you get a VIP card for 20% off a purchase. The bonus card can be redeemed from January 3 to February 6, 2023.
When: November 28

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. 
The deal:
The company that donates to animal shelters with every purchase of coffee beans is offering 25% off everything on its site. Use the code "CYBER25."
When: November 28

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S'nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Pie Five Pizza
The deal:
Pie Five Circle of Crust loyalty program members can grab a personal pizza for $5.99. Use the code "MAGIC MONDAY" in the app or mention it at checkout in-store. 
When: Every Monday

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster's new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, November 29

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain's new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci's
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it's BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird's imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy's
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. Though, you'll only find that deal at select locations. Give a call ahead.
When: Every Tuesday

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
Get a free small queso with the purchase of any entrée.
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, November 30

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says "happy hump day." Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn't a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Reward Program Freebies

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer.
When: Ongoing

Bruegger's Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant's Club Baja membership program, and you'll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app and get rewarded with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco's Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos or Del Tacos for signing up. If you download the Del App, you can also land another pair of free Del Tacos. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for "The Club."
When: Ongoing

Bojangles 
The deal: Sign up for the E-Club, and you'll get a coupon for a half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with any purchase. You'll also get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you're new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you'll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

Mimi's Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club and get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you'll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
Join the Minneapolis-based chain's e-club and you'll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal: Sign up for the Beach Club and you're getting a free taco to say cheers to your new friendship. 
When: Ongoing

Wetzel's Pretzels
The deal: Download the Wetzel's Pretzels app, and you'll be gifted a free pretzel item from the pretzel shop. You'll also get a freebie on your birthday. Happy early birthday!
When: Ongoing

BJ's Brewhouse & Restaurant
The deal: 
Join the Premier Rewards Plus program, and the chain will hook you up with a free Pizookie. (That's a deep-dish-inspired cookie if it wasn't immediately clear from the weird portmanteau.) Bonus: You'll get another free Pizookie on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

Black Angus Steakhouse
The deal: 
Join the restaurant's Prime Club, and you'll automatically get a free dessert. (You also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday after joining the club.)
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo's and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program -- the wonderfully named Slab Happy Rewards -- and a free ice cream is headed straight for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery's e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain's email offers, and you'll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Bonefish Grill
The deal: Become a Bonefish Grill Insider--that's its rewards program--and you'll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Zaxby's
The deal:
Grab a free Big Zax Snak Meal for updating or downloading the new Zax Rewardz app. 
When: Ongoing

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