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All the Free & Cheap Food You're Getting in a February Stacked With Deals

These food deals will help you get through yet another month of staying at home.

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In like a lion, out like a lamb. That's what people (should) say about food deals in February. The month starts with a wild flurry of food deals and trails off a bit at the end of the month. The weather sucks the whole time, though. So, take whatever solace is offered in the relatively unimportant world of food deals. 

To kick off the month, you'll get a bevy of deals around the Super Bowl, then there's National Pizza Day on February 9, and Valentine's Day with loads of deals on meals for two as well as heart-shaped pizzas. No matter when you're thinking about eating, though, we've pulled together deals that are going to inspire meal choices every day of the month. 

Here are the best food deals you'll find in February.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:  Everyone -- yes, that includes you -- is getting a free order of fries at Steak 'n Shake. You'll have to go through the drive-thru, but there's no minimum order. It's open to anyone, at any time.
When: Ongoing

Pizza Hut
The deal:
To celebrate its Stuffed Crust Pizza (and counter a rival launching its own version), you can grab a large, three-topping Stuffed Crust pizza for $11.99
When: A limited time

Popeyes
The deal:
Take $2 off your first digital order through the Popeyes site or app.  
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

Del Taco
The deal:
The code "DELTACONOW" will get you free delivery with no minimum order through Postmates.
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 entrĂ©e. 
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 11am to 7pm. 
When: Ongoing

Uberrito
The deal:
The chain is running a "$5 chicken for pick-up" deal as well as offering a $0.99 kid meal with the purchase of an entrée.
When: Ongoing

Casa Olé
The deal:
Order an entrĂ©e and it'll cost you just $0.99 to add a kid meal to your tab. Also, the restaurant is offering double points every day on all pick-up orders. 
When: Ongoing

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
The deal:
Nab a free grilled cheese sandwich for kids when you buy an entrée and get it delivered.
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 entrĂ©e. 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. EntrĂ©e 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

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Monday, February 22 - National Margarita Day

Dunkin
The deal:
The donut chain is offering DD Perks members a free medium hot coffee with any purchase every Monday in February. 
When: February 22

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

IHOP
The deal:
IHOP is slinging a Game Day Family Feast for the Super Bowl. The to-go-only offer includes crispy chicken strips, dipping sauce, and French Fries. That'll run you $27.99. You'll also get free delivery if you order through Uber Eats.
When: Ongoing

Chili's
The deal:
The $5 Margarita of the Month is The Grand Romance, made with Grand Marnier Orange Liquor, Lunzal Silver Tequila, sour, and Monin pomegranate syrup. 
When: Through February 28

Chili's
The deal:
You can grab a $3 house margarita or $5 Presidente for Margarita Day. 
When: February 22

IHOP
The deal:
National Pancake Day is canceled, but if you sign up for the MyHOP rewards program by March 31, you'll get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes anytime during the month of April. 
When: Sign-up by March 31

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On the Border
The deal
: Grab the 1800 Grande 'Rita made with 1800 Silver Tequila for $5. It's available to-go, where that's allowed. 
When: Through February 28

Tanteo Tequila
The deal:
The distillery owned by a co-op of agave farmers is donating 5% of proceeds on purchases through February 22 to the Newtown Creek Alliance. 
When: Through February 22

Panda Express
The deal:
The Family Meal Deal will land you two large sides and three large entrĂ©es for $29. The options include the new Firecracker Chicken Breast. 
When: Through March 23

Burger King
The deal: Use the BK mobile app to grab a free kids meal with any purchase of at least $1. 
When: Ongoing

Marie Callender
The deal:
The shop's bi-annual pie sale is on. That means you can get a pie for $8.99 plus tin in California and Utah, or $7.99 plus tin in Nevada. 
When: Through February 28

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

Blaze Pizza
The deal
: Get free delivery through Postmates if you hit the order minimum of $15. 
When: Ongoing

Casey's General Store
The deal:
Casey's is slinging buy-one-get-one-half-off large pizzas all month. 
When: Through February 28

Grimaldi's
The deal:
There's a new $25 meal deal that you can get for carryout. It comes with an 18-inch traditional cheese pizza, a small house or Caesar salad, and your choice of a slice of cheesecake or two mini cannolis. Unfortunately, it's not available at locations in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. 
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

Starbucks
The deal:
Order delivery through Uber Eats and you'll get a $0 delivery fee. (Though, there will likely still be an order fee involved.)
When: Ongoing

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine, $10 six-packs, and $3 White Claws. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Factor
The deal:
The meal prep company is offering new customers $90 off their first three meal boxes. 
When: Through March 15

Cinnabon
The deal:
Any order through DoorDash will get you free delivery. 
When: Through February 28

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Instacart
The deal:
Trim $5 off your order or grab free delivery when you spend $20 on certain Dreyer's ice cream products through Instacart. 
When: Through February 28

Head over here to find even more free food delivery deals or check out this list of all the places healthcare workers can get free food right now.

Tuesday, February 23

Mountain Mike's Pizza
The deal:
Buy a large specialty pizza and you can get $10 off any large one-topping pizza you toss on that order. The code to nab this discount is "GET10OFF."
When: February 23

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

Fatburger
The deal:
At Fatburger and Fatburger & Buffalo's Express combo locations, you can dig up a free order of Fat Fries with any purchase made on a Tuesday in February. Mention the promo in-store or drop in the code "FATTUESDAY21" online. 
When: Every Tuesday in February

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

Wednesday, February 24

Ike's Love & Sandwiches
The deal:
Take $5 off any order of at least $20 through the Ike's app. 
When: February 24

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrĂ©e 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 when you buy a meal.
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
 

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Thursday, February 25

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for dine-in at all sports bar locations and is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Ongoing, every Thursday
 

Friday, February 26

Ike's Love & Sandwiches
The deal:
You're going to snag free delivery all weekend through the Ike's app.
When: February 26-28

McDonald's
The deal: Grab a free medium order of fries when you place a mobile order for at least $1. 
When: Every Friday through June 2021

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

Sunday, February 28

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 entrĂ©e and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Sundays

Reward Program Freebies

Carl's Jr.
The deal:
 Sign up for the Carl's Jr. promo club, and you're going to get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. You're two-thirds of the way to lunch already. 
When: Ongoing

Hardee's
The deal:
Sign-up for the Hardee's email promo club to get a free small order of fries and a beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. 
When: Ongoing

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. (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
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 their rewards program), and you'll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Missing Food Deals?

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

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Writer on the news team at Thrillist. He is always hungry. Follow him @dlukenelson.
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