Have you heard the news? According to a LA Times article published on Oct. 25, a "spooktacular" event is coming up which is "turning heads" all across the country! Oct. 31 is Halloween and Americans are in the mood to celebrate!
With the great big "howliday" right around the corner, you won't need to spend an arm-and-a-leg to get into the "spirit" this year! Some restaurants and businesses around the country will be offering a slew of "defrightful" meal deals, tasty treats, creepy cards, comic books, crafts and devilish activities in honor of the spooky event. So go "a-head" and treat your favorite ghost, goblin or ghoul this year for very little cost.
Please note – some of the following offers are valid only at participating locations. Please check the vendor website for specific details.
Free (or Nearly Free) Meal Deals & Tasty Treats to Eat
- Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut Deal - Participating Krispy Kreme locations in the United States and Canada will be servin' up FREE doughnuts for folks who dress up for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2013. One offer per person, while supplies last.
- Free Scary Face Pancakes - Talk about fun! Participating iHOP locations will be serving up a free, design-your-own Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 and under. Each freebie includes a large buttermilk pancake, strawberry nose, whipped topping mouth, mini Oreo cookies and candy corn. One freebie per child, dine-in only. The offer takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2013.
- Chipotle Boorito Deal - Participating Chipotle locations will be offering devilish deals on burritos, bowls, salads or order of tacos for $3 but you'll need to show up in costume. Plus, proceeds up to $1 million will benefit the non-profit Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.
- Free Boston Market Kids Meal - Participating Boston Market locations will be offering a free kids meal with purchase of any individual meal. Please present coupon when ordering and one coupon per customer.
- Kids Eat Free at Panda Express - Kids (11 and under) who wear their costumes into participating Panda Express locations, will get to eat for free on Halloween from 5 - 8:00 p.m. One freebie per child, dine-in only.
- Free Burger Lounge Meal Deal - Kids 12 and under will receive a free Kid's Lounge Meal from participating Burger Lounge locations. Kids meal includes a small cheeseburger or chicken tenders, French fries or salad and a soft drink.
- Kids Eat Free at Bob Evans - Kids will get one free kids' meal with each adult entree on Oct. 29, 2013, from 4:00 - close. Be sure to wear your costume for fun and games, too! This offer is for dine-in only.
- Free Kids Meal at Red Lobster - Participating Red Lobster restaurants will be giving away free Kids' Meals, with an adult entree, from Oct. 28 - Oct. 31, 2013. Click "Get Offer" to receive coupon.
- Free Kids' Meal at Olive Garden - Participating Olive Garden restaurants will be offering a free kids' meal, with an adult entree, from Oct. 28 - Oct. 31, 2013, when you sign up for their email newsletter. Coupon is required for the Halloween freebie.
- Village Inn Halloween Freebies - Participating Village Inn locations are servin' up a boatload of fun freebies this week. Children who visit Village Inn's in costume on Oct. 29, will receive a free Kid's Sundae. Stop by on Oct. 30 and get a free slice of pie (with purchase.) And on Halloween, wear your costume and get a free Pumpkin Pancake Short-Stack, with purchase of an adult entree. Printable coupons are required.
- Free RealCup Sampling - Just "like" them on Facebook and get a free 3-cup sample pack to use in your Keurig K-Cup brewer!
Defrightful Halloween Events
- Bass Pro Great Pumpkin Events - Participating Bass Pro locations will be holding free Halloween events from Oct. 19 - Oct. 31, 2013. Creepy crafts, coloring sheets, photos, trick-or-treating and scavenger hunts are all part of the fun.
- Free Comic Books - The Annual Halloween ComicFest will be giving away FREE Halloween-themed comic books once again. Find a participating comic book shop near you for a hauntingly good time with your favorite comic-book villain or hero. The event takes place this weekend, Oct. 26 - Oct. 27, 2013.
- Free LEGO Keychain - Participating LEGO stores will be giving away free LEGO Monster Fighters The Monster keychains when you dress up in costume on Halloween - while supplies last.
Free Creepy Cards, Music & Pumpkin Carving Patterns
- Free Halloween Photo Cards - Select from two designs - the Black Circle Bat or the generic Happy Halloween template. Download to your computer and add a photo of your choice. Resize, add a personalized message and print.
- HP Halloween Downloads - This 12-page download from HP includes all sorts of fun activities and recipes.
- Avery Terror-ific Templates - These free downloads will brighten any Halloween bash!
- Free Halloween Midi Music Page - Now you can really get into the spirit with these super-creepy tunes.
- Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns & Stencils - Have a "spooktacular" Halloween with these free pumpkin carving patterns and stencils.
- Free Dracula Audiobook - Just enter "Freedracula" during checkout and get a free download of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
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