17 Scary-Good Halloween Deals and Freebies, From Pizza to Ice Cream

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Who says kids get to have all the fun on Halloween?

This year, there are a bunch of scary-good deals and freebies that will make the holiday a delight for kids of all ages.

So if you’re looking to fill your trick-or-treat bag with pizza, burritos, ice cream and more, get your Halloween costume ready and check out these sweet Halloween deals.

1. Applebee’s

Trick or drink! If you celebrate Halloween with cocktails, then stop by Applebee’s for some zombies — that’s a concoction of rum, pineapple, passion fruit, cherry and lime garnished with a gummy brain — for just $1 each.

2. Baskin-Robbins

As part of its Celebrate 31 promotion, all Baskin-Robbins customers can get a scoop of any flavor ice cream for $1.50 on Oct. 31 – including the Halloween-themed “Trick OREO Treat” ice cream.

3. Bass Pro Shops

Round up the family and head over to a participating Bass Pro Shop location Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to join in on totally free activities like crafting, pumpkin tossing, photo ops, cookie decorating, trick-or-treating and a costume parade.

See the full schedule of events here.

4. Beef O’Brady’s

You can make sure the kiddos eat dinner before dessert when you head over to Beef O’Brady’s on Halloween. All costumed kids get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

5. BJ’s Restaurant

If you want to add warm cookie smothered in ice cream to your buffet of Halloween treats, then head over to BJ’s Restaurant for $3 Pizookies. The offer is available for dine-in, takeout and delivery orders through Oct. 31.

6. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Run, Forrest, run… down to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to get a free kid’s meal on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entree. The offer is limited to one per table and is not valid with any other discount. Tax and gratuity are not included.

And for all of you “Forrest Gump” fans, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has declared October “Forrest Gump Character Look-Alike Month.” This means you could win a $200 gift card if you share a photo of yourself dressed as one of the movie’s main characters before Nov. 1.  

7. BurgerFi

Whether you’re in the mood for something salty or sweet, you can get it for free at BurgerFi on Halloween. All you have to do is stop by in your costume to get a free small custard or free small fry.

8. Chipotle

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Chipotle’s annual Boorito promotion is back! Grab a $4 burrito when you show up in costume on Halloween from 3 p.m. to close! Not a burrito fan? Don’t worry. You can get a bowl, salad or order of tacos instead!

And don’t forget to take a selfie in your Halloween costume while you’re there. You could win free burritos for a year if your share your photo on Instagram and tag @chipotle.

9. Chuck E. Cheese’s

Halloween is all fun and games with Chuck E. Cheese’s Chucktober celebration. Kids who come dressed to play — in their Halloween costumes, that is — any time during the month of October will each receive 50 free game tickets.

10. Cici’s Pizza

Before the kids start collecting treats for their Halloween candy buffets, treat them to a free kids buffet at Cici’s! The offer is available with the purchase of an adult buffet and a regular or large drink — just print or show this coupon. Limit one child per adult purchase, and the kiddo must be in costume.

11. IHOP

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids to pass the time before trick-or-treating, head over to your local IHOP any time between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Kids 12 and under can create their own free scary-face pancake with strawberries, whipped topping, mini Oreo cookies and candy corn.

12. Joe’s Crab Shack

Get the kiddos decked out in their costumes and head down to your local Joe’s Crab Shack on Oct. 31 for up to three free kids meals when you show this flyer to your server. Make sure you go hungry, too — one adult entree purchase is required for each free kids meal.

13. Krispy Kreme

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Wear a costume and stop by a participating Krispy Kreme location to get a free donut of your choice on Oct. 31.

14. McAlister’s Deli

Participating McAlister’s Deli locations are giving away free kid meals to kids in costume on Halloween. The deal is available for dine-in orders only between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree. Limit two kid meals per adult entree.

15. Penn Station East Coast Subs

Have a little fun with this online hangman game that offers instant rewards for winners. All you have to do is complete the phrases to receive an instant reward, including BOGO coupons. No registration is required, and you can play once a day through Oct. 31, 2018.

16. Sonic

Calling all corn dog lovers! Snag a 50-cent corn dog all day on Halloween at Sonic locations, no costume necessary.

17. 99 Restaurant & Pub

99 Restaurant & Pub is offering all kiddos 10 and under a free kids entree with an adult entree purchase.

Happy Halloween, Penny Hoarders!

Kelly Gurnett is a freelance blogger, writer and editor who runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt. Editorial assistant Jessica Gray updated this post.

Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She updated this post for 2018.