Enjoy some free stuff (and some cheap stuff) on Halloween or around Halloween with this list of freebies and deals. Make sure to click on the links for necessary details. Participation varies by location.
Unless otherwise noted, these freebies and deals are for Saturday, October 31, 2020, but make sure to follow the links for information on times and locations.
Keep checking back, as more will be announced soon, as soon as they’re verified.
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Krispy Kreme: Wear your costume on Halloween and get a free doughnut of your choice. In addition, on Saturdays in October, buy a dozen doughnuts, and get another dozen for $1.
From October 26th to October 30th, kids 12 and under can get a free Mr. Mummy pancake at IHOP.The Mr. Mummy Pancake is a large green pancake topped with zig zags of cream cheese icing “bandages”, banana slices and chocolate chip eyes, and a sweet, purple whipped icing smile. Also available in buttermilk.
Kids age 12 and under in costume get a FREE milkshake at Smashburger with any purchase on October 31st at participating locations of Smashburger. 8804 Rea Road, Charlotte.
At Insomnia Cookies, get a FREE classic cookie if you show up in costume on Halloween. Or buy one ‘Wich and get one for free.
Tiff’s Treats’s Uptown store is offering a special Halloween treat.
On Saturday, October 31st, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the store is hosting a Halloween Drive-Thru.
For $10 you get:
- One dozen warm Halloween inspired cookies: 6 M&M and 6 Double Chocolate Peanut Butter
- A $10 gift card
- Limited time Tiff’s Treats Halloween stickers
- Other surprise fun Halloween trinkets
- And post a picture on IG from or after the event for chances to win a $100 gift card
The store is at 550 E Stonewall Street, in Uptown Charlotte, but the drive-thru is across the street at 505 S. Caldwell Street.
The treats will be provided in one Tiff’s Treats bag to limit interactions. Costumes are encouraged!
Limit 5 tickets per car. No refunds or exchanges.
Sonic Drive-In is offering corn dogs for just 50 cents each on Halloween at participating locations. No limit, so feed the whole (haunted) house! For added savings, order online or via its app and enjoy half-price drinks and slushes, too.
Children age 12 and under who are dressed in their Halloween costume can get a FREE vanilla cone at QuikTrip on October 31st, between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Steak ‘n Shake
On October 31st, 2020, for Halloween, all children under the age of 12 in costume, are eligible to receive a free kid’s shake of their choice at Steak ‘n’ Shake. Indulge in classic flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry or specialty flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, M&M, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!
At McAlister’s Deli: From October 30th to November 1st, 2020, kids 12 and under wearing a costume in-restaurant will receive a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an entrée. If you prefer to enjoy McAlister’s at home, use the promo code FREETREAT20 to redeem one free kids’ meal with entrée purchase on the McAlister’s app. You need to be a rewards member to get the deal on the app.
A two-for-one pizza offer is available at participating 7-Eleven stores for purchase, order-ahead-pickup, or delivery to any location nationwide on October 30th and 31st, 2020. To redeem, scan your 7Rewards barcode upon checkout, or use the 7NOW delivery app. It can be redeemed twice per customer per day.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill: Chipotle’s popular Boorito promotion is going digital for 2020. Chipotle is bringing back Boorito for its 20th anniversary and giving fans a chance to virtually trick-or-treat for half a million buy-one-get-one FREE entrée codes via text. Each code is valued up to $10.
A total of 500,000 one-time-use codes will be dropped via TikTok, Twitter and Instagram from October 29th to 31st, 2020.
To claim one of the codes, you will have to act fast and text the valid keyword to 888-222, before they’re all gone.
The codes can only be redeemed on Halloween, October 31 via the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com. (Be warned, with similar giveaways in the past, the codes “disappear” extremely fast.)
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Chuck E. Cheese’s: This isn’t food, but…all October long, get a FREE treat bag when your child visits in costume or when you buy an All You Can Play card of 30-minutes or more. The treat bag includes a rechargeable play band, Chuck E. Cheese sticker sheet, Halloween stickers, candies, a spider ring and special offers on Halloween movie rentals at home from Warner Bros. (Participating locations with game rooms open. Only one free treat bag per day per visiting kid. While supplies last.)
Wendy’s: Buy a Boo Book for $1 and get 5 coupons for a free Jr. Frosty. 85 cents from every $1 purchase goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Feed the kids for cheap this Halloween, before they get into the candy!
At participating Dairy Queen locations, for one day only, you can get a Kid’s Meal for $1.99 using the DQ mobile app.
A DQ Kid’s Meal comes complete with a choice of an entree, side, drink, and classic vanilla or chocolate Kid’s Cone.
For adults looking for a scary good treat this Halloween, try the Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard Treat. The October Blizzard of the Month combines Oreo cookie pieces, choco chunks, and coffee blended with world-famous DQ soft-serve.
McDelivery on Uber Eats is offering $0 Delivery Fee on orders of $25 or more from October 29th to November 1st, 2020.
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