Halloween freebies 2020: 12 places where you can get free candy, meals, and cocktails

Stephanie Asymkos
·Reporter
·3 min read

Several national restaurants are serving up deals and freebies as part of a consolation for Halloween traditions looking vastly different in 2020 amid a pandemic.

As part of a socially distanced holiday celebration, some offers can be redeemed from home and don’t even require you to don a costume. Here are some of the deals.

Applebee’s

When: October 30 - November 1

The deal: For those 21 and over, Applebee’s restaurants are offering $5 Halloween-themed cocktails like Dracula’s Juice and Tipsy Zombie.

Jack-o'-lanterns outside the Thornhill Woods Haunted House during the COVID-19 pandemic in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jack-o'-lanterns outside the Thornhill Woods Haunted House during the COVID-19 pandemic in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Blaze Pizza

When: October 31

The deal: Stop by any Blaze Pizza restaurant after 4 pm on Halloween and get a free full-sized Crunch bar.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

When: October 31

The deal: Kids eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Read more: Here's how much more you’re paying to get that pumpkin spice

Chipotle

When: October 31

The deal: Follow Chipotle on social media to receive an offer code for a buy-one, get-one-free entrée item. Codes can be redeemed through Chipotle’s app or online.

Geoff Burke is behind an initiative with the Daily Bread Food Bank to install candy chutes in front of people's porches so kids can trick-or-treat without so much as jeopardizing their health and safety during COVID-19 in Toronto on October 16, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Geoff Burke is behind an initiative with the Daily Bread Food Bank to install candy chutes in front of people's porches so kids can trick-or-treat without so much as jeopardizing their health and safety during COVID-19 in Toronto on October 16, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Checkers & Rally’s restaurants

When: October 31

The deal: Guests who arrive in costume through the drive-thru will receive a free four-piece order of Monsterella Stix with any purchase.

Read more: Retail CEOs offer up their 4 holiday shopping predictions

IHOP

When: October 30 and October 31

The deal: Kids under 12 will receive a free Mr. Mummy pancake either in-person or online for orders greater than $20 using code ‘FREEMUMMY’ checkout.

A family wears face masks as they attend Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween-themed attraction with social distancing during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Buena Park, California, U.S., September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A family wears face masks as they attend Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween-themed attraction with social distancing during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Buena Park, California, U.S., September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Joe’s Crab Shack

When: October 31

The deal: Kids eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Read more: Top tips for spending this holiday season

Krispy Kreme

When: October 31

The deal: Visit any Krispy Kreme in costume and receive a free doughnut.

Scary Halloween decorations outside the Thornhill Woods Haunted House during the COVID-19 pandemic in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, on October 20, 2020. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Scary Halloween decorations outside the Thornhill Woods Haunted House during the COVID-19 pandemic in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, on October 20, 2020. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Select Kroger grocery stores in Ohio

When: October 31 and November 1

The deal: Drive through trick-or-treat for candy and coupons.

Read more: Here's one big way the pandemic is changing holiday shopping

McAlister’s Deli

When: October 30 - November 1

The deal: Kids under age 12 who arrive in costume will receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an entrée. If your plans include staying home, use the code ‘FREETREAT20’ to redeem the deal online.

Children wear face masks while picking pumpkins at Alstede Farms on October 24, 2020 in Chester Township, New Jersey. Many Halloween events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Children wear face masks while picking pumpkins at Alstede Farms on October 24, 2020 in Chester Township, New Jersey. Many Halloween events have been canceled or adjusted with additional safety measures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Ninety-Nine Restaurants

When: October 31 and November 1

The deal: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Select Ruby’s Diner locations in California

When: All October long

The deal: Kids under age 12 who arrive in costume will receive a free entrée with the purchase of an adult entrée anytime after 4 pm.

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