No tricks here, just lots of treats! But stay alert – some deals last only a day, while others continue through the month of October. Keep your eyes open for treats from now until the Day of the Dead. On Halloween, frugal families and their little ones can find treats all over the place. Some deals are only valid on Oct. 31 while others are good both before and after. If you’re unsure of participation or offer details, call ahead. (Note: Some of the offers require a costume.) We will update and add to this list all month, so keep checking in. And don’t forget to search your favorite “local haunts” for more deals, as promos are not always just limited to national chains. Check out your local deals at our network sites here. And make sure you take a look at all our current Restaurant Deals, added daily to Living on the Cheap.
Applebee’s: Get Applebee’s Drink of the Month, the Vampire, for $1 during the month of October. The Vampire is a mix of rum, strawberry, dragon fruit, passion fruit, and pineapple. And it comes with a complimentary set of vampire fangs. Share pics of your drink – and your bite – using the hashtag #DollarVampire.
Baskin-Robbins: Get a Cappucino Blast for $2.99 now through October 31, 2019. Customize it with any ice cream flavor, including the Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Cheescake.
Bass Pro Shops: Free Halloween events on weekends of Oct. 19 and 20, and Oct.25 and 30, including a free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts Gang on Halloween night. Play games for a chance to win prizes, or let the kids be a part of the Halloween costume parade. Free craft events and treats are located in different areas of the store.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: You can get a free Pizookie treat now through Sunday, October 6. Dine-in only, and the offer is valid for one Pizookie per item, purchased. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
Bojangle’s: Bojangles’ is offering $1 any size of its signature Bo’Town Roasters® coffee through the end of the year at participating restaurants.
Burger Fi: World Vegetarian Day is October 1, so head on down to your local participating Burger Fi to get a VegeFi or a Beyond Burger for just $5.
Carvel: Wednesday is Sundae at Carvel – and a BOGO deal day. When you buy a classic soft-serve sundae, you get one FREE only on Wednesday. And for a limited time, try the Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Slime Shake.
Chronic Tacos: Celebrate National Taco Day on October 4, 2019. Come in on that day between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm and receive a FREE taco. No purchase necessary, but you must use the code word to get the deal – follow Chronic taco on social media to find the code word.
Coco’s Bakery : On Tuesdays from 11 am to close, kids 10 years of age or younger will receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of a regular priced adult entree. Offer good only for up to two children with adult entree purchase.
Del Taco: This restaurant chain is giving away FREE tacos all day and night on October 30, 2019. Download the Del App to receive a coupon for one free taco of your choice – The Del Taco, the Beyond Taco, or the Beyond Avocado Taco. No purchase necessary. Valid only at participating restaurants.
El Pollo Loco: $5 will buy a Fire-Grilled Combo, available through the end of October. Five options are offered: Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole, Chicken Nachos, Tacos al Carbon, Classic Chicken Burrito, and Original Pollo Bowl.
Fajita Pete’s: Fajita Pete’s kicks off October with Twos-days deals. On Tuesdays through October and November, you can order two a la carte chicken or beef Amigo Tacos for $2.
Friendly’s: Kids aged 12 and under will receive a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an entree if they wear their Halloween costumes to the restaurant. The deal runs from October 25 to October 31 at participating Friendly’s locations.
Hallmark : Hallmark Gold Crown holds its pre-season event on Oct. 18 to 27. Save on seasonal items at participating stores, with many BOGO specials.
Hardee’s: Get a FREE small fries and small drink with the purchase of a Southwest Patty Melt. You must present this coupon when ordering, and the offer is good from October 31 to November 8, 2019 at participating restaurants. Or get Jalepeno Fries for $1.89 – you must present this coupon, and the deal is good from October 31 to November 8, 2019 at participating restaurants.
IHOP: Check out the Dreadfully Delicious Addams Family menu this month. And kids eat FREE every day from 4 pm to 10 pm. One free kids entree with one adult entree purchase.
Jack in the Box: Get 2 FREE tacos with any purchase. Offer good until October 6, 2019.
Joe’s Crab Shack: Get one free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Halloween, October 31. This deal does not include Kids Crab Fare or Upgraded dessert.
Krispy Kreme: Meet the Monster Batch – a limited time group of scary good donuts. Participating shops are offering the collection through Halloween. Stop by a participating shop on October 31st wearing a Halloween costume and get a FREE doughnut of your choice.
Mooyah: Get a free Mooyah double cheeseburger with the purchase of personal hand-cut fries, Little MOO shake or a regular drink only on Free Burger Day, October 10. Post photos of your 10/10 burger using #bestburger and @mooyahburgers to try to win gift cards during this special day.
Mrs. Field’s : October is also National Homemade Cookie Month. Get 15 percent off online orders through Oct. 31 with the promo code OCTOBER.
P.F. Chang’s : Get a 1,000 point bonus toward a free entree when you sign up for the P.F.Chang’s rewards Program.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Get a FREE cup of chili with the purchase of an entree on October 8 and 9, 2019.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: First responders are honored during the month of October. From October 1 to October 31, they will receive a FREE order of Mama’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti.
Smashburger: Grab this BOo-GO entree deal from October 25 to 27, 2019.
Sonic Drive-In: For a limited time, get half price drinks and slushies all day if you order ahead with your Sonic app. And every Tuesday night is Family Night from 5 pm to close with half-price cheeseburgers.
Taco Bell: Get a FREE bean burrito when you spend $5 or more online or on the Taco Bell app. This offer is good until October 17. And on October 4, try the Taco Bell Gift Set for $5. There is a link for the offer here. The set includes two Doritos Locos Tacos and two Crunchy Tacos.
Taco John’s: Guests receive a FREE Crispy Taco by using the Taco John’s app on National Taco Day, October 4, 2019. You must present the coupon using the Taco John’s app.
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.
BONUS: If you still need a costume, click here for 102 easy and cheap do-it-yourself costumes.