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Here Are the Best Food Deals You Can Get for This Week's NFL Games

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The NFL Playoffs are back, and there has already been plenty of drama on and off the field. Yes, you were probably just busting out a bag of popcorn to watch some of the drama go down, but the actual games have arrived and popcorn isn't going to cut it.

You need pizza and buffalo wings and maybe an Impossible Burger and a beer and, oh, Funyons! Are those still around?  You need that because that's what commercials and our stomachs tell us we should want while once again watching our team disappoint expectations like it's the last season of Game of Thrones. To that end, we've pulled together all the best deals you're going to find on Sundays during the games this season. That includes deals from Applebee's, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, and many others. 

Check out our running list of the deals below and be well fed throughout the NFL playoffs.

Free Food for the NFL Playoffs

Smashburger
The deal:
The chicken sandwich wars aren't over. You can try Smashburger's new Crispy Chicken Smash for free when you buy a Double Burger. They're cashing in on a day when you can't get your Chick-fil-A fix.
When: January 12

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

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

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

Jimmy John's
The deal: The sandwich shop announced its Freaky Fast Rewards program is going national on December 9. To celebrate, join up, then after your first order through the app you'll be rewarded with a free eight-inch sandwich. 
When: Ongoing

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

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal: 
Like it does every year, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free snack-size order of wings if the Super Bowl goes to overtime. However, you won't be able to get those wings until February 17. 
When: February 2, free food on February 17

Hooters
The deal: 
To troll Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters is offering almost the same deal as its rival. If the Super Bowl goes to overtime, you can get a free six-piece order of chicken wings on the spot. 
When: February 2

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Pizza Deals for the NFL Playoffs

Pizza Hut
The deal:
 For a limited time, you can get a Meat Lover's Pizza for just $10. (That's 30% off.)
When: Ongoing

Slice
The deal:
 To celebrate the start of the NFL season, the app that connects you to local pizza shops is offering $5 off orders made through the app. Use the code "NFL5" on an order of at least $10. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Sign-up for the take-and-bake shop's email newsletter and you'll get a coupon for 25% off your next online order.
When: Ongoing

UNO Pizzeria and Grill
The deal: If you sign up for UNO's Insider's Club, you'll get rewarded with a free appetizer. Not a bad add-on to your game-day order. 
When: Ongoing

Fresh Brothers
The deal:
 The chain is celebrating Veganuary with Daiya Foods. You can get a free vegan mozzarella upgrade to your pizza.
When: Through January 23

Domino's
The deal:
Take home any two of these selections for $5.99 each. You can get a medium two-topping pizza, bread twists, salad, stuffed cheesy bread, pasta, and more. 
When: Ongoing

Papa John's
The deal:
The new Alfredo garlic parmesan crust pizza is just $10 right now. 
When: Ongoing

Hungry Howie's
The deal:
Like Domino's, Hungry Howie's has a mix and match deal. Pick any two items from the Mix & Match menu for $7.99 each with the code "PICK2."
When: Ongoing

Little Caesar's
The deal:
The Quattro might be gone, but you can get Hot-N-Ready Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza for $6.49. 
When: Ongoing, 4-8pm

Papa Gino's
The deal: Order two or more large traditional cheese pizzas and they'll be $10.99 each. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal: 
The pizza-starved can get a large two-topping pizza and a regular-size salad for $17.99 or two large two-topping pizza for $19.99. Though, the deals vary a little by state. 
When: Through March 31

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
You can dig up a half-size pizza and your choice of a salad or four Dough Knots for $9.95. 
When: Ongoing

Instacart
The deal: 
Spend at least $18 on DiGiorno products and you'll get $5 off your order or free delivery. 
When: Through February 2

MOD Pizza
The deal:
 For every MOD-size salad you buy in January, MOD will help you keep healthy eating going by giving you a free one in February. The deal can be redeemed in the MOD Pizza app up to four times in January. 
When: January 1-31

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
The deal: Take $10 off an order of at least $40 with the promo code "10OFF40."
When: Through February 9

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain's email newsletter to get a coupon for 25% off your next online order. 
When: Ongoing

UNO's Pizzeria and Grill
The deal: When you buy any pizza for takeout, you can get a second pizza of equal value for just $7. 
When: Ongoing

Jet's Pizza
The deal: Participating locations are offering a large Detroit-style Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza for $13.99. (The New York City location does not appear to be participating in this offer.)
When: Ongoing

Shakey's
The deal: Grab a medium one-topping thin-crust pizza and a half-pound of Mojo potatoes for $15.99. 
When: Ongoing

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Other Food Deals to Order During the NFL Playoffs

Olive Garden
The deal: Olive Garden has made its $5 Take Home promotion a permanent offer. When you order an entrée in-restaurant, you can get up to five $5 Take Home orders to go along with your order. Olive Garden, however, will not clean out your office microwave when you reheat it for lunch the next day. That's on you.
When: Ongoing

Applebee's
The deal: The all-you-can-eat deal is back and it now includes boneless buffalo wings. 
When: For a limited time

Applebee's
The deal: Get the "eatin' good" hub's Vodka Rum Frostbite cocktail for just a buck every day this month. 
When: January 1-31

McDonald's
The deal: Get a $.99 Premium Roast or Iced Coffee in any size once a day through the end of the promotion. You'll find the offer in the McDonald's mobile app under "Deals."
When: Through February 2

MOD Pizza
The deal: For every MOD-size salad you buy in January, MOD will help you keep healthy eating going by giving you a free one in February. The deal can be redeemed in the MOD Pizza app up to four times in January. 
When: January 1-31

Wendy's
The deal: For just $2, you can buy a Wendy's Frosty Key Tag that will land you a free Frosty with any purchase every until the end of 2020.
When: Can be purchased through January 31, 2020

Applebee's
The deal:
The neighborhood chain is serving up its new pasta and grill combos for $9.99. You get a grilled entrée with your choice of pasta dish.
When: Ongoing

Chili's
The deal:
Michael Scott's favorite place to do business is offering a Patron 'Rita for $5 every day this month. It's a margarita made with Patron Silver and fresh sour.
When: January 1-31

Kroger Wine
The deal:
Trim $20 off the Discovery 12-Pack of wine with the code “NEWYEAR20.”
When: January 5 - February 1

El Fenix
The deal:
Grab a Fiesta Burrito -- your choice of veggie, shredded chicken, picadillo beef, braised pork, fajita steak, or fajita chicken -- with your choice of sauce, plus rice and beans for $7.99. 
When: Through February 29

Jon Smith Subs
The deal:
Place a catering order of at least $100 and you'll get a free $20 gift card. Some locations are offering $20 off your order instead of the gift card.
When: Through February 29

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 freebies, and gift card deals you’ll find. You're welcome.

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.