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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for National Guacamole Day

Time to celebrate your favorite food that requires an upcharge.

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It's not just absurd claims about avocados being the reason young people can't buy a house, guacamole has become associated with a vague sense of financial burden. If you want to avocados or guacamole with your meal, there's almost always an upcharge. Thankfully, that's not as true on National Guacamole Day this Wednesday, September 16. 

Sure, paying extra for guac makes sense in a lot of ways, especially when you're thinking about the struggles of restaurants through the coronavirus pandemic. Still, guac and an extra charge have become like peanut butter and jelly. You always want the guac. It takes the meal to the next level. Who doesn't want the guac? Well, there are ways to erase that upcharge to celebrate the occasion. Restaurant chains across the country are waiving the charge and offering mashed avocados on the house. 

Here's our running list of the best food deals and giveaways you'll find on National Guacamole Day.

Free Food on National Guacamole Day

Del Taco
The deal:
Get a free snack-size portion of guac with any purchase. You'll find the deal available in the Del Taco app. 
When: September 16-19

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal:
Snag free chips and guac with any order to celebrate National Guacamole Day. Just flash this coupon
When: September 16

Camarena Tequila
The deal:
The tequila company is slinging free guac. Unexpected, but welcome. Here's the gist: They'll cover the cost of adding avocado or guac to an order from wherever you want to order. They'll pay you back on PayPal. 
When: September, 11am-11pm

Moe's Southwest Grill
The deal:
 It's not guacamole, and it's not available today. But queso is still pretty great for dipping your tortilla chips. If you're a Moe Rewards Member, you're getting free queso for National Queso Day on September 20. However, you're going to need to be signed up for the reward program by 8am EST on September 20. 
When: Sign up by September 20

Chosen Foods
The deal:
Head to BecauseAvocado.com to get one of 10,000 free guac vouchers being offered by the company for National Guacamole Day. 
When: September 16

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Food Deals for National Guacamole Day

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate the day of squashed avocados, Tijuana Flats is offering loyalty members double points on every purchase. 
When: September 16

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant
The deal
: The popular Mexican Flag Margarita will be available for $8.95, and it's going to be served in a free take-home "party ball." The El Jefe is going to come with a free shaker.
When: September 16

Local Deals for National Guacamole Day

Carnivale - Chicago, Illinois
The deal:
Get half-price guacamole all day for National Guacamole Day. 
When: September 16

Wholly Guacamole - Dallas, Texas
The deal:
The makers of refrigerated guac are making a drive-thru spot called "The Pit Stop" at the Legacy West mall. Swing through to get free chips and guacamole. 
When: September 16

Other Deals Available on National Guacamole Day

Wendy's
The deal:
Use the app to land a free order of the chain's new Bacon Pub Fries with any purchase through the mobile app. 
When: Through September 27

KFC
The deal:
Get yourself 12 free chicken tenders when ordering through DoorDash. Just order a KFC Bucket meal and use the code "KFC12."
When: Through September 17

Dunkin'
The deal:
To celebrate its new partnership with DoorDash, Dunkin' is offering a $0 delivery fee and a free 25-count box of Dunkin' Munchkins with any order of at least $10. 
When: Through September 21

California Pizza Kitchen
The deal:
The new "Lunch Box" delivery deal -- available through CPK.com, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates -- gets you an adult entrée and kid entrée for $20 or less. 
When: Through mid-October

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Get free delivery through its site or mobile app. It may be all the enticement you need to try out its four new wing sauces.
When: Through September 30

Jack in the Box
The deal:
Grab a $1 Chicken Sandwich through the Jack mobile app. That's cheaper than a pack of gum. I suppose it's also cheaper than a private jet. It's just a dollar. 
When: Through September 30

Cotton Patch Cafe
The deal:
Kids can get a free meal on Wednesdays with the purchase of a $10 adult entrée.
When: Every Wednesday

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Get a 35-cent lemonade to celebrate the coastal sub shop's 35th birthday. 
When: September 15-17

Wendy's
The deal:
Hop into the Wendy's app to get a free 10-piece order of chicken nuggets with any purchase. 
When: Through September 27

Panera
The deal: Sign up for the MyPanera Coffee Subscription (usually $8.99 a month) and you'll get a full month for free. That's one month of unlimited coffee
When: Through September 30

Chili's
The deal:
This month's Margarita of the Month is the Jack to School 'Rita, borne under the assumption that all parents could use a drink right now. 
When: Through September 30

Popeyes
The deal
: The new Hot Honey Bone-In Chicken box is just five bucks. It comes with a side of your choice and a biscuit.
When: Ongoing

The Halal Guys
The deal:
Order through Grubhub to get a free side of fries with any order of at least $15. 
When: "A limited time"

Little Caesars
The deal:
Order a pizza and you can get a free two-liter of Pepsi with the code "FREE2L3C."
When: Ongoing

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Use the code "HALFOFF" on Tuesday through Sunday to get half-off the price of a large pizza when you order online. 
When: Ongoing, Tuesday-Sunday

Baskin-Robbins
The deal:
When you order through DoorDash you can get $0 delivery fees on any order of at least $15 with the code "BASKIN." (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
When: Ongoing

Pizza Hut
The deal:
Get a large three-topping pizza for $9.99. Pizzas are available for contactless delivery or pickup. 
When: Ongoing

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Get a free appetizer with a $25 purchase. Use the code "FREEAPP" when ordering takeout or delivery. 
When: Ongoing

Burger King
The deal: Make any purchase through the BK mobile app and you'll be walking away with a free four-piece order of chicken nuggets
When: Ongoing

Applebee’s
The deal: Place a to-go or delivery order for at least $12 and you’ll be able to snag a free kids meal when using the code “FREEKIDS.”
When: September 7-17

Mountain Mike's
The deal:
Get 15% off a large pizza with the code "087019."
When: September 7-17

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 pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, 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 Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.