AUSTIN, Texas -- In honor of the spookiest of holidays, restaurants and stores across the country are passing out frightening freebies and demonically delicious Halloween-themed treats and drinks.
• Participation may vary by location and franchise
• Some offers are by coupon, some are by showing up in costume
• There are several limited-time seasonal menu options
To help you save, here is a list of some of the best Halloween offers that you can receive simply by showing up in costume or limited-time menu items, according to Offers.com.
A&W: The Apple Crumble Sundae features the chain’s signature vanilla soft serve topped with caramel sauce, apple crumble, whipped cream and a classic cherry. It is available at participating locations through November 25.
Baskin-Robbins: Get $1.50 scoops on Halloween. As October’s Flavor of the Month, in celebration of Halloween, Baskin-Robbins welcomes back Trick Oreo Treat ice cream which features a vanilla ice cream base packed with crumbled pieces of orange crème-filled Oreo cookies, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy pieces.
Bonefish Grill: On October 31, Bang Bang Shrimp will be $6. Plus, get the Pumpkin Spice Martini for $6.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Kids eat free on Halloween with purchase of an adult entrée.
BurgerFi: Anyone who visits the restaurant in costume on October 31 (at participating locations) gets a free small custard OR free small fries. One free food item per guest in costume. In-store orders only. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Burger King: Ask your nearest location if it’s serving the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry. It’s Burger King’s spin on a slushie made with Fanta Black Cherry. You can get it for $1 at select locations through October. Also available as a Frosted Frozen for $2.
Plus, for a limited time, Burger King will offer the new Nightmare King Sandwich ($6.39) at participating locations starting October 22. It features a beef patty, white meat crispy chicken, bacon, cheese, mayo and onions — and is served on a green bun.
Cheryl’s: Through Oct. 31, get 50% off the Halloween Trick-or-Treat pail, which is filled with cookies decorated in spooky designs.
Chili’s: The $5 Great Pumpkin ‘Rita combines Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, Lunazul Silver Tequila, Triple Sec and a splash of Captain Morgan. Get it through the month of October.
Chipotle: Get a $4 Boorito by showing up to Chipotle in a Halloween costume between 3 p.m. and close. Plus, enter to win a chance at free burritos for a year by taking a picture of yourself in costume while at a Chipotle restaurant and tagging the chain on Instagram.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: Chucktober is back this month. Guest who show up in costume during the month of October get 50 free tickets.
Denny’s: Enjoy these pumpkin-flavored treats for a limited time: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, Pumpkin Spice Pancake Puppies and Pumpkin Pie.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: On October 31, get the Family Pack for $5 off. The Family Pack includes a choice of two slow-smoked meats, three medium sides, six rolls and barbecue sauce.
Dunkin’ Donuts: – Try the new Halloween Oreo Donut and enjoy the return of the the Spider Donut. These specialty donuts are available through the month of October.
IHOP: Scary Face Pancakes are back for October. All kids age 12 and under get a free Scary Face Pancake between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at participating locations. One pancake per child. Dine-in customers only.
Jack in the Box: The Pumpkin Spice Shake (available at participating locations through fall) features pumpkin spice syrup made with real pumpkin, whipped cream and gingersnap cookie crumbles.
Krispy Kreme: The annual Halloween collection features the new Trick-or-Treat Doughnut and all-new Monster Batter Doughnut. The new doughnuts join the chain’s returning Halloween-themed favorites, including the Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut, and the Chocolate Iced Doughnut with Halloween Sprinkles. Plus, get a free doughnut of choice when you wear a Halloween Costume October 31 at participating U.S. locations only.
Macaroni Grill: The fall menu includes Pumpkin Cheesecake. Enjoy creamy pumpkin cheesecake topped with caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and house-made caramel croccante pieces. At participating locations only.
McAlister’s Deli: Kids in costume (12 and under) eat free on Halloween. Get up to two kids meals with purchase of an adult meal. Beverage not included. Valid Halloween day, dine in only.
McDonald’s: McDonald’s is running a Halloween-themed daily sweepstakes game called Trick. Treat. Win! Find game pieces on select McDonald’s packaging and use the code on the back to determine if you’re a winner. Prizes include free food, VIP experiences and more.
Papa John’s: The jack-o’-lantern pizza is back. Shaped like a pumpkin and decorated to look like a smiling jack-o’-lantern, the pizza costs $11 and is available until Oct. 31. To order, use the code JACKOLANTERN on the Papa John’s website. Papa John’s is also running Halloween Party meal deals, including five large one-topping pizzas with the option of three bread sides or three desserts for $55. See details.
Pizza Inn: The Pumpkin Pizzert (pumpkin and cinnamon, topped with brown sugar streusel and white icing) is back for a limited time.
Red Robin: Participating locations offer $1.99 kids meals on Wednesdays. Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year.
Sonic: Get 50-cent corn dogs on Halloween.
DISCLAIMER: Please read all coupon details and call your local store to make sure the offer is eligible for your location. Participation may vary by location and franchise.