Halloween 2023 Freebies and Deals (HUGE LIST!)
Halloween is Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Of course, Halloween is the perfect time to scare up some freebies at your favorite restaurants, stores, and of course, door-to-door! Because, who doesn’t love dressing up, going trick-or-treating, and getting free candy?! It’s like an Army of little freebie hunters in training!
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Naturally, trick-or-treating and costume parties are a fun way for kids and adults alike to get into the spirit. Costumes can be as simple or elaborate as you want – it’s a great time to get creative! Check out all of our party ideas, costume tips, and more!
Love Halloween Freebies and Deals? Don’t miss all of the Halloween-related freebies we’ve found, including the best free food at restaurants, free Halloween candy, cookbooks, recipes, decorating tips, Halloween party ideas, and much more!
Free Halloween Food at Restaurants!
Besides getting free candy door-to-door, you can also stop in and score free food at these restaurants. We are updating this list for 2023 as Halloween creeps upon us. So, be sure to keep checking back!
This nationwide chain is serving up some “spooky sips” delicious cocktails now through October 31st, for only $5! The introduced two new scary drinks in “mucho” glasses for the month of October. They are called Dracula’s Juice and Tipsy Zombie. Dracula’s Juice is mad with Patron Tequila margarita and Bacardi Superior daiquiri. The Tipsy Zombie is made with Bacardi Superior, passion fruit, pineapple, cherry, lime, and melon liqueur. It is topped with a gummy brain!
Arby’s usually offers a free item for Halloween. Be sure to sign up with your email to get all the exclusive coupons and deals when they send the,.
In the past, Baskin-Robbins restaurant featured “Trixie” the Ghost Cake in October. It was customizable with your favorite ice cream flavors.
In past years, when kids wore costumes to Beef O’Brady’s restaurants they were given a free meal and a bag of goodies when an adult purchased an entree. Beef O’Brady has over 150 locations throughout the U.S. Stay tuned for this year’s offer.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Bubba Gump Shrimp seafood chain originated in California but has since expanded all over the United States and internationally. In the past, they offered free kids meals to those who came in costume. Bubba Gump has locations in CA, CO, FL, MD, MN, MI, NV, NY, TN, and TX.
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In the past, kids were given a free meal when you purchased an adult entree on Halloween. Stay tuned for this year’s deal. Carrabbas can be found in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Last Halloween, everyone could come haunt any U.S. Chipotle from 3pm to close and get a $6 entrée when you dress in costume & scan your Rewards member ID. Still waiting to hear what they’ll over this year, but they did share this cute photo on Instagram.
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Chuck E. Cheese
What’s more frightening than a 6′ tall mouse who talks? LOL! Last year, Chuck E Cheese had the Halloween BOO-tacular! You could party like every day is Halloween! With fun games, goodies, and even free gameplay for kids in costume! Starting at 6 pm there was a new show and even candy!
FREE GAME PLAY DURING BOO-TACULAR
Get 30 Minutes of FREE Game Play with each purchase of 60 Minutes or more**. Plus kids in costume get 10 free Play Points with any games purchase. Now through October 31st. Participating locations. Card activation not included.
Corner Bakery Cafe
In the past, CBC has offered Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée at Corner Bakery Cafe. Even better, kids can go in costume, but it’s not required. Cafes are located in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MD, NV, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
In past years, kids in costume have gotten a free kids meal on Halloween at Dickey’s. We’re hoping they do it again this year.
Disney Store Haunted House
In past years, the Disney Store has had fun, free Disney Store Haunted House Halloween events, complete with free gifts such as a Mickey Mouse light-up pumpkin wristband. This is not to be confused with Oogie Boogie Bash party at Disneyland / California Adventure, or Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World which are not free. While Disney Store does not appear to be hosting a Halloween party this year, you can still save up to 40% on discounted Disney toys and costumes on their sales page!
Edible Arrangements usually gives away free treats of some sort for Halloween. So far, nothing has been announced but they have some amazing looking fall treats!
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Friendly’s Ice Cream
This year, Friendly’s nationwide are offering free sundaes when you buy a qualifying meal. Stop in this month and check out the new Fang Conehead Sundae if you’re feeling spooky. Not free, but super cute!
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Kids eat free every Monday & Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée at Huddle House. In past years, they gave a free kids meal when in costume on 10/31 (with adult entree purchase). Stay tuned for their current offer! Huddle House can be found in 22 states, including AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NJ, NC, ND, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.
The week of Halloween, Monday to Monday, typically kids can score a frightening freebie at International House of Pancakes! So far, nothing has been posted about this years free offer but you Check out this pumpkin pancake combo meal in the meantime.
This New York based bakery, Insomnia Cookies, delivers warm and delicious cookies until 3 am! They’re featuring several Halloween-inspired menu items, such as the Glampire loaded brownie and a Deluxe Treat Bag. They also offer shipping nationwide. In past years year you could get a free cookie on 10/31. We will update once they announce their current Halloween offer.
Jack in the Box Monster Tacos for 2023
Jack in the Box, a nationwide chain, and according to this article they’re once again bringing back Monster Tacos for 2023! This time they are Angry Monster Tacos. They are oversized and feature seasoned taco meat fried in a crispy taco shell and topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, and taco sauce served in a red spicy shell.
Jeremiahs Italian Ice
Located down South in multiple states Jeremiah’s Italian Ice serves up tasty Italian sweets! They haven’t announced yet if they’re offering anything FREE on October 31st, but they just announced all new Freaky Flavorites which include, Franken Frog, Vampire Bite, and Witch’s Brew with mystery ice!
Joe’s Crab Shack
At Joe’s Crab Shack, last year, kids could eat for 99 cents on 10/31. Guests were encouraged to wear costumes, but it wasn’t required. We’ll keep you updated!
In past years, they’ve offered if you Dress like a salad on Halloween, then get a free salad. Stay tuned for their current offer. Just Salad has locations in several states including New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
Right now, Krispy Kreme is offering some fun fall-flavored donuts. They have apple fritters, pumpkin spice cake doughnut and original glazed, and pumpkin spice cheesecake swirled. Usually, if you head to your local store in costume on Oct 31 you’ll get a free donut but they have not announced that for this year, yet.
LaMars Donuts and Coffee
Typically, LaMars Donuts and Coffee offer a free doughnut to those who come in costume on Halloween. And, we’re working on confirming that 2023 will again see free donuts!
Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli on Halloween! There are McAlisters locations all over the U.S. Right now they are offering a halloween drink called Witch’s Cauldron. The drink consists of McAlister’s old-fashioned lemonade made with cane sugar, lemon juice, and a bewitching addition of caramel apple syrup.
Fresh squeezed from the cauldron
Beware, we’re conjuring up Witch’s Brew. A fiendish blend of lemonade with a pinch of caramel apple syrup. But just like spooky season, it won’t be here long.
Mimi’s Bistro and Bakery
Mimi’s Bistro and Bakery has offered kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree when dining in. They haven’t announced if they will be offering it again this year. Mimi’s has locations in AZ, CA, CO, FL, MO, NC, NV, NM, NC, OH, TN, TX, and UT.
Ninety Nine Restaurants
In 2022, kids could eat free every Sunday in October, and on Halloween, at 99 Restaurants. 99 Restaurants has many locations in Mass, CT, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT.
Quick Trip convenience store and gas stations have in past years, treated children 12 and under who came dressed in their Halloween costumes got a FREE vanilla cone on Halloween from 4 pm to 10 pm. Hopefully, they’re doing it again this year.
QuikTrip has over 800 locations. Quick Trip operates in the Midwestern, Southern, and Southeastern United States as well as in Arizona.
Rita’s Italian Ice
This fall Rita’s Italian Ice locations are offering a pumpkin-flavored frozen coffee with whipped cream. Rita’s is located in PA and NY.
Kids eat free every Tuesday at Ruby’s Diner. In the past they’ve offered some fun seasonal drinks and treats. You can find locations in CA, NJ, PA, TX, NV.
In the past, Smashburger has offered a “BOO-GO” Free Entree for Halloween. We’re waiting to confirm for this year. And, of course, Kids eat free on Wednesdays. Smashburger more than 370 corporate and franchise-owned restaurants in 37 states and 9 countries. Join Smashclub and new members get a free order of fries after their first purchase as a sign-up bonus.
Steak and Shake has offered kids free milkshakes on Halloween if they stop by in costume. However, we’re still confirming that for this year. But right now they are offering a pumpkin spice oreo milkshake for a limited time. Also,download the app and you’ll get a free milkshake!
Tim Horton’s is a worldwide chain that typically offers a Free donut on Halloween! They haven’t announced that yet for this year. However, stop in to get your favorite pumpkin spice-flavored drinks and treats for a limited time. Download the app for a free cold drink.
Wendy’s Boo! Books are on sale for a $1 donation. The book contains five coupons for a free Jr. Frosty! This year they’ve included an extra coupon for a $1.99 kids meal with any purchase.
Best Halloween Party Recipes
- See what recipes you can find in this Free Cookbook: Halloween Dinner Cookbook.
- Spooky Deviled Eggs Recipe
- Recipes: Top 5 Drinks to Make Any Party Spirited
- Watermelon Brain Recipe
- Finger Dogs Recipe
- Monster Mouth Treat Recipe
- Easy Broken Glass Cupcakes Recipe
- Feetloaf recipe
- Witchy Fingers Cookies recipe
- Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies Recipe
- Mice Krispie Treats Recipe
- Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
- Healthy Candy Corn Recipe
Free Halloween Books
Free Halloween Crafts for Kids & More
- Sign up for a year of Craftsy and learn how to make beautiful crafts for every season and holiday. For a limited time it’s only $2.49 for a year of premium (regularly $79.99!) That’s so cheap, it’s scary!
- Get 30% Off the month of October at Michaels. Use coupon code SAVE30908 at checkout.
- DIY Minion Costume idea
- Glow-in-the-dark Jack-o-Lantern Craft
- DIY Glowing Jars decoration
- TIP: Does soaking a carved pumpkin in bleach help preserve it?
- For the kids! Free Halloween coloring pages from Raising Our Kids
- Free Halloween Costume Printables! Printable masks, Free Printable Vampire Mask, and a Printable Skeleton Mask , Printable Brain Eating Alien Mask
- Free printable jack-o-lantern stencils and
- Printable Halloween Party Invitations
Free Halloween Movies & Music
- Get a free month of audio books. Listen to horror stories and scary podcasts, and play them at your Halloween party!
- Play Free Halloween games online at The Spruce Crafts
- Watch Free Horror Movies online at FullHorror.com
- Some of my favorite places to find the best horror movies online is on Amazon and Hulu – of course, these are paid services; but, you can try 30 days of Free Amazon Prime, and a free month of Hulu trial.
- Check out Netflix Codes List: Secret Way to Unlock Hidden Categories
Free Halloween Events
Halloween Candy Buyback Program
Sell your candy for cash and treat our heroes! Too much candy? Check out the Halloween Candy Buyback program we covered here.
Halloween Comic Fest 2023
JCPenney Free Crafts Events
Bring the Kids to JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month, for the JCPenney Kids Zone.FREE Craft event. Parents get a coupon too!
Lowe’s Trick or Treat Event
Michael’s Free Halloween Crafts
Each year, Michael’s has FREE Halloween Crafts, Demos & Events. They used to be free in store events with all supplies included. However, recently they have changed to virtual zoom classes. You have to sign up ahead of time and you have to buy the listed supplies for each event ahead of time. It’s not expensive but not free anymore, unfortunately. Still, a great time!
Target has had events in the past, and for Halloween they have had “Boo Avenue Drive-Thru” trick or treating for kids on October 31st at Target Stores. However, nothing has been announced this year.
For now, should sign up for the Target RedCard Coupon: Free 5% off every purchase! + FREE Shipping. Because, every Target shopper knows you don’t walk into a Target without buying anything. Might as well be set up ahead of time to save some money.
On October 12th, LEGO is offering a free LEGO Brick Bag in stores.
Walmart Spooky Street
Select Cities are offering a free event at Walmart. Get your Free Treat Bag at Walmart Spooky Street Event (Select Cities)
Halloween Costumes Discounts & Coupons
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HalloweenCostumes: Save 15% on your first order when you subscribe to emails, and find costumes up to 96% off when you shop the End of Season Sale!
Save on Halloween Party Decorations
Dollar Tree has everything you need for Halloween Decor on a budget!
Oriental Trading Free Shipping for Halloween
Get free shipping on any order at Oriental Trading, plus $5 off $49+, when you join their text alerts (it’s free).
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Join BJ’s Wholesale now for only $20 (regularly $55)! BJ’s beats supermarket prices on national brands every day, saving families 25% off grocery store prices. BJ’s members can use a mix of manufacturers coupons, store coupons and personalized offers from BJ’s to save even more. As a matter of fact, families can save up to $500 a year! BJ’s offers convenient shopping options like same-day grocery delivery and digital Add-to-Card coupons in the app and on BJs’ website. Located primarily on the East Coast, you can find clubs in CT, FL, GA, ME, MA, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC, OH, PA, RI, and VA.
Stock up on all your Halloween Decor and treats!
Halloween Fun Facts
Always on the last day of October, this spooky day’s history is fun and a little frightening! Did you know…
- The first Jack O’Lanterns were originally made from turnips not pumpkins
- “Samhainophobia” is the fear of Hallowe’en
- The largest pumpkin ever measured was 836 lb!
- Ireland is believed to be where it started
- According to one old wives tale, if a person wears his/her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Hallowe’en, he/she will see a witch at midnight.
- Some say it originated around 4000 B.C.
- The name comes from Hallowe’en (a shortened version of ‘Hallows’ Evening’) during which saints (hallows) are remembered
- Other names for this holiday are Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, and All Saints Eve