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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for Halloween

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Free food Halloween 2020
Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory

Halloween is already, at least in part, about free food. In normal times, you get dressed up and walk door to door in your neighborhood demanding free candy because your parents bought you a Hulk mask. It's a good deal. 

As you get older, everyone knows you can keep dressing up, but some people forget that the treats don't have to end either. Restaurants all across the United States -- Chili's, Insomnia Cookies, Dairy Queen, and more -- are offering free, cheap, and weird food in honor of the year's best holiday. For most of them, you don't even have to dress up (though, you can and you totally should).

Here are all the places where you can dig up free and cheap food in honor of this fine holiday. Oh, and we promise you won't find anything about bobbing for apples in here.

Free Food for Halloween

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
 The shop is giving out full-size Crunch bars. No costume required. No purchase required. You don't even need your childhood pillowcase. 
When: October 31

Chili's
The deal:
For Halloween, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrĂ©e. The offer is good for to-go orders as well. 
When: October 31

Applebee's 
The deal:
Stop by for a free order of boneless wings with any purchase of at least $30 through To Go or for delivery. Drop in the code "WINGS."
When: October 31

Fazoli's
The deal:
To celebrate National Breadstick Day—something you'd expect Fazoli's to do—you can get six free breadsticks through the Fazoli's mobile app every day over the weekend. No purchase is required. 
When: October 30 - November 1
 

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Checkers & Rally's
The deal:
Get a free four-piece order of Mozarella Sticks if you're wearing a costume and make a purchase. 
When: October 31

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
Stop by on Halloween to get a totally free cookie. No purchase is required at all. 
When: October 31

Cousins Subs
The deal:
Buy one 7.5-inch sub and you'll get one for free when you sign up for the Cousins Club loyalty program. 
When: Through November 30

Jack in the Box
The deal:
 Grab a free Chocolate Overload Cake through the Jack in the Box mobile app. You'll get one with any purchase at all. 
When: Through October 31

Smashburger
The deal:
Kids get a free full-sized Vanilla Milkshake with any purchase on Halloween. 
When: October 31

Dairy Queen
The deal:
Use the app to get a Kid's Meal for $1.99 on Halloween. 
When: October 31

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
Any child 12 and under in costume gets a free kid's shake.
When: October 31

Cousins Subs
The deal:
Buy a $25 gift card and you'll get a gift certificate for a free 7.5-inch sub in a bowl. 
When: Through December 31

McAlister's Deli
The deal:
Kids are eating free on Halloween if they don a costume. If you're ordering from home, use the code "FREETREAT20."
When: October 31 - November 1

Red Lobster
The deal:
Get a free order of Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms with any order, including To Go orders, that hits the $40 minimum. You have to order through RedLobster.com and use the code "LOBSTER28."
When: Through November 1

Pollo Campero
The deal:
 The Pollo will hook you up with a $30 credit in your in-app loyalty account if you post a photo of you or "a loved one" dressed like Pollito, the chain's mascot.
When: Post through October 31

Slim Chickens
The deal:
Get a free kids meal (10 and under) with the purchase of an adult meal. Use the code "TRICKORTREAT." It's good for online and drive-thru orders. 
When: October 31

McDonald's
The deal:
 The J Balvin Meal deal gets you a free McFlurry with the purchase of a Big Mac and French Fries through the mobile app. 
When: Ongoing

DoorDash
The deal
: You can nab a "Parents Only" Halloween bundle if you order from one of the 16 DoorDash DashMarts—a sort of DoorDash-run convenience store. Use the code "PARENTS" to get it. It's free, but you're still going to have to pay the bevy of delivery fees that come with the service. 
When: October 31

Halloween food deal near me
Courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme
The deal: Anyone who visits Krispy Kreme on Halloween dressed in costume will get one donut for free. You don’t even have to say “trick-or-treat.”
When: October 31

Randy's Donuts
The deal: At all six California locations, kids under 15 get a free M&M's Topped Randy's Round.
When: October 31

Corner Bakery Café
The deal:
Scoop up a free kid's meal for Halloween with the purchase of any adult entrĂ©e. That offer is avialable for pickup and delivery. 
When: October 26-31

food deals on Halloween
Courtesy of Insomnia Cookies

Food Deals for Halloween

The Cheesecake Factory
The deal: 
Spend $30 on an order and you can get a free slice of cheesecake. Hard to say no to a bonus slice of cheesecake with your meal.
When: Through October 30

Jimmy John's
The deal: Buy a sandwich and you can get the second one half-off with the code "SAVEON2."
When: Through November 8

Applebee's
The deal:
The chain's drink of the month is a spooky cocktail. It's your choice of the Tipsy Zombie, made with Bacardi Superior, or you can get the Dracula's Juice drink that's made with Bacardi Superior and PatrĂłn. They're both $5 and available to-go where that's allowed. 
When: Through October 31

Mountain Mike's Pizza
The deal
: To celebrate the return of football (and the 49ers, which Mike's frequently celebrates), you can use the code "BLITZ20" to get 20% off all large pizzas. 
When: Through November 11

Hungry Howie's 
The deal:
Hungry Howie's is running deals to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund this month. Because of that, you can snag a medium one-topping pizza for $1 with the purchase of a large one-topping pizza at regular price. Use the code "LHPBOGO."
When: Through October 31

McDonald's
The deal:
Get a $0 delivery fee when you order at least $25 of McDonald's through Uber Eats. 
When: October 29 - November 1

Panda Express
The deal:
Make an order of at least $10 through the Panda website or app and you'll get free delivery. 
When: Through November 7 

Red Lobster
The deal:
Get free delivery on any spooky order placed through RedLobster.com. For the purposes of this deal, all orders should be considered spooky.
When: October 31

Firehouse Subs
The deal:
Reward members get triple points with any purchase that includes a brownie or cookie. 
When: October 31

Chuck E. Cheese
The deal:
Pizza mouse is offering a Halloween special to take home. For $39.99, you get two large one-topping pizzas, a Boo-tacular Oreo Brownie, two treat bags that include $5 in games for your next visit, a Kidz Bop Halloween activity sheet, and glow in the dark temporary tattoos. 
When: Through October 31

Ike's Love & Sandwiches
The deal:
Get free delivery through Halloween weekend. Plus, everyone gets free candy with their order. You don't even have to wear a costume. 
When: October 30 - November 1

Jamba
The deal:
Order through the Jamba app or website to get free delivery. 
When: Through November 4

Pressed Juicery
The deal:
The seasonal Pumpkin Spice Freeze, a vegan soft serve, will be just $3 at all locations that have it. They usually cost $6.50.
When: October 31

Yoshinoya
The deal:
Get a $0 delivery fee from the beloved Japanese chain when you order through Uber Eats
When: Through November 1

DoorDash
The deal:
Spend at least $20 at DashMart—a DoorDash-run convenience store available through the DoorDash app—and you'll get $5 off if you have some candy in your cart. 
When: Through October 31

Fogo de ChĂŁo
The deal:
Get free delivery all day and night on Halloween. Just place your order from the Fogo To-Go menu at the Fogo website. 
When: October 31

Tijuana Flats
The deal: Grab a pair of tacos, chips, and a drink for just $6.49 throughout Halloween weekend.
When: Through November 1

Apothic Wines
The deal: Apothic not only has a semi-spooky label, but it has also got Halloween spirit like... like... Spirit Halloween? It's offering 30% off and shipping for 1 cent on the Apothic Mystery Pack. You get six varieties of wine inside your delivery. Use the code "APOTHICMYTERY."
When: Order through October 31

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal: The code "HALFOFF" is not going to make the Headless Horseman appear, but it will give you half-off a large pizza when you order takeout or delivery through the BJ's website or mobile app. Bonus point to the restaurant for never referring to itself as a "Boo-house" during Halloween. 
When: Through November 1

Local Food Deals on Halloween

Moonshot Coffee Bar - Nashville, Tennessee
The deal: The shop is honoring its namesake with new deals that are only available during a full moon. The first run will be during this month's Halloween full moon. This time, the offers include a Blue Moon Pie for $5, which is made with white chocolate, graham cookie, and blueberry mallow from Spring Valley Farm. 
When: October 29-31

halloween food deals
Courtesy of Smashburger

Other Deals Available on Halloween

Wendy's
The deal:
 Try out the chain's new chicken sandwich for free. Make any purchase through the mobile app and you can add on a free Classic Chicken Sandwich. 
When: Through November 8

Chili's
The deal
: The chain's Marg of the Month is back in October with the Spider Bite 'Rita. As always, it's $5 and you can get it to-go wherever that's allowed by local laws. 
When: Through October 31

Applebee's
The deal:
Order an entrĂ©e, and you can add one dozen Double Crunch Shrimp for just a buck. 
When: "For a limited time"

Marie Callender's
The deal:
For National Dessert Month, the chain is running its annual Fall Pie Sale. You'll find pies starting at $8.99 (plus tin) or $7.99 (plus tin) at Nevada locations. 
When: Through October 31

Noodles & Company
The deal:
Get free delivery when your order directly from the restaurant. 
When: Through October 31

Pasqually's Pizza & Wings
The deal:
Get free delivery all month from the secretly Chuck E. Cheese pizza shop.
When: Through October 31

The Halal Guys
The deal:
When you order $20 worth of Halal Guys through Doordash you're getting free delivery. 
When: October 26 - November 9

More Free Halloween Deals?

If you know of Halloween freebies and deals we missed, email us at news@thrillist.com and we'll add 'em here. 

Want more free food deals? Here's our running list of all the free food you can get right now. We even have a roundup of the best free food deals you can get on your birthday. You're welcome!

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin Nelson on Twitter. 

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