Halloween 2021 Freebies and Deals (HUGE LIST!)
Halloween is Sunday, October 31, 2021. And, while the year 2021 (and 2020) has already been scary enough, we’ve found some great free stuff to make this a little better! After all, 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!
Of course, 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!
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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 2021 as Halloween creeps upon us. So, be sure to keep checking back!
- This nationwide chain is serving up some “spine-chillingly” delicious cocktails now through October 31st, 2021 for only $5! They have 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,.
- This restaraunt is featuring “Trick Oreo Treat” as its flavor of the month. This is vanilla ice cream packed with candy pieces! It has crushed Oreos, Butterfinger, and Baby Ruth.
— Baskin-Robbins (@BaskinRobbins) October 1, 2021
Also, the nationwide chain is offering a Zombie Unicorn cake! with crushed Oreos, a sugar cone horn, and an oreo base. You pick your favorite ice cream and cake flavors!
- Last year, when kids wore costumes to the restaurant they were given a free meal and a bag of goodies when an adult purchased an entree. Stay tuned for the 2021 offer.
- This seafood chain originated in California but has since expanded all over the United States and internationally. In 2020 they offered free kids meals to those that came in costume. Can’t wait to see what they offer this year.
- Last year, kids were given a free meal when you purchase an adult. entree on Halloween. There are locations all over the United States. Stay tuned for their
Chuck E. Cheese
- What’s more frightening than a 6′ tall mouse who talks? Check out the Halloween BOO-tacular! This month you can party like every day is Halloween! With fun games, goodies, and even free gameplay for kids in costume! Starting at 6 pm there’s a new show and even candy! So, join Chuck E. Cheese’s Halloween Boo-tacular! The #1 Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween celebration in the country!
- Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. October 29 through October 31. kids can go in costume, but it’s not required.
- Kids in costume usually get a free kids meal on Halloween. We’re hoping they do it again this year.
- This year, Friendly’s nationwide are offering 2 new sundaes to their menu for Halloween. The Vampire sundae is made with a scoop of chocolate ice cream, M&M eyes, cherry nose, Reese’s Peanut Butter cup ears, fudge hair, whip cream cape, and Candy Corn fangs. The second sundae is called the Witchy Ooh! It is made with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, sugar cone hate, whip cream cape, Reese’s pieces eyes, and a candy corn nose. So, find a Friendly’s location near you!
- Kids eat free every Monday & Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée. Last year, they gave a free kids meal when in costume on 10/31 (with adult entree purchase). Stay tuned for their 2021 offer!
- On Friday, 9/29, kids can score a frightening freebie! Check out how your children can score a free scary face pancake. And, from now until the end of October, IHOP is getting into the spirit of the season by renaming itself the “International Haunted House of Pancakes”. They’re also adding a bunch of fun Halloween-themed meals and drinks to the menu! Which one sounds the best?
Reese’s Pieces Pancakes
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Caramel Apple à la Mode Pancakes
Reese’s Pieces Pancakes With an Ultimate Combo
Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
Monster Mummy Burrito
Scary Face Pancake
For every Caramel Apple, a la Mode Pancake ordered you will be supporting local children’s charities to help make a difference!
- This New York based bakery delivers warm and delicious cookies until 3 am! They do offer shipping nationwide though. Last year you could get a free cookie on 10/31. We will update once they announce their 2021 Halloween offer.
Jack in the Box
- This nationwide chain announced the return of Monster Tacos on Instagram. Get 2 for $3 now through the end of October. You can also receive 2 free tacos with purchase when you sign up for text alerts and a free order of churros!
- Located down South in multiple states Jeremiah’s Italian Ice serves up tasty Italian sweets! Last year, they offered a free small item on October 31st, from 6 p.m. until close to those who came in costume. We’re still waiting to see what they may offer this year!
- Usually kids eat free with adult entree purchase on 10/31. We’re still trying to confirm the plan for this year.
- Located in the United States and Dubai, Just Salad Last year had an event of Dress like a salad on Halloween and get a free salad. Stay tuned for their 2021 offer.
- Right now, Krispy Kreme is offering a pumpkin spice-flavored doughnut. 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 2021 yet.
- Typically LaMars Donuts and Coffee offer a free doughnut to those who come in costume on Halloween. We’ll update once they announce it.
- Usually, McAlister’s Deli (with locations all over the US) gives Kids in costume a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree on 10/31. They have not announced it for 2021 yet though.
- Mimi’s Bistro and Bakery is located in CO, FL, MS, NV, NM, NC, and OH. Last year, kids ate free with the purchase of an adult entree when dining in. They haven’t announced if they will be offering it again in 2021.
- This restaraunt has many locations in Mass, CT, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT. Usually kids eat free with an adult purchase.
- Last year, children 12 and under who came dressed in their Halloween costume got a FREE vanilla cone on Halloween from 4 pm to 10 pm. Hopefully they’re doing it again this year.
Rita’s Italian Ice
- Rita’s is located in PA and NY. This fall they are offering “Zombie’s Blood Treats”. They’re terrifyingly ghoulicious.
- Kids eat free every Tuesday. You can find locations in CA, NJ, PA, TX, NV.
- In the past, this chain has offered a “BOO-GO” Free Entree for Halloween. We’re waiting to confirm for 2021.
- This chain is offering free delivery on orders every Sunday in October over $10.
- This worldwide chain usually offers a Free donut on Halloween! They haven’t announced that yet for 2021. However, stop in to get your favorite pumpkin spice-flavored drinks and treats.
- Wendy’s Boo!Books are on sale for only $1. The book contains five coupons for a free Jr. Frosty!
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!
- 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
- Score Free pumpkin stencils from The Pumpkin Lady
- Printable Halloween Party Invitations
Free Halloween Movies & Music
- Get 3 months of free music. Check out the Halloween music and spooky songs. Or, listen to Halloween stories and podcasts.
- 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
- Select Cities are offering a free event at Walmart. Get your Free Treat Bag at Walmart Spooky Street Event (Select Cities)
- Take the Kids to JCPenney in October for the JCPenney Kids Zone. Free Fall Treasure Box Craft event. Parents get a coupon too!
- Michael’s: FREE Halloween Crafts, Demos & Events
- Target has events, and usually for Halloween they have “Boo Avenue Drive-Thru” trick or treating for kids on October 31st at Target Stores. So, we asked about 2021 and they had this to say:
Hi Wendy – Thanks for taking the time to reach out. You can see events that we’ll be having at stores at https://tgt.biz/cu55n, but at this time we do not have details about if there will or will not be a Halloween event this year. – Alec
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.
- Comic Fest 2021 is cancelled. Stay tuned, hopefully it will return next year.
- Too much candy? Check out the Halloween Candy Buyback program we covered here.
- Lowe’s: FREE Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tryouts Event
Halloween Costumes Discounts & Coupons
- You can get $25 cash back when you buy kids costumes at JCPenney through TCB, check it out here.
- Spirit Halloween Coupon – Spirit is offering 10% off your purchase with the code “GIVING21” now through October 31st. They will donate 10% to the Spirit of Children campaign. Also, get free shipping on your order of $30 or more using the code “SHIP30”. Shop their sale section to save even more.
Happy first day of October! We’re scaring up a treat for you AND our patients with @SpiritHalloween! 🎃
Enter the promo GIVING21 to save 10% and donate 10% to the Spirit of Children campaign, which supports children’s hospitals, including ours.
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— Shriners Children’s Ohio (@ShrinersOhio) October 1, 2021
- HalloweenCostumes: Save 20% instantly 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
- Get free shipping on anything at Oriental Trading using the code “YAY21”
Also, enter on Instagram for your chance to win a $250 Oriental Trading gift card!
Stock up on Halloween Goodies at BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Join BJ’s Wholesale now for only $25 (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.
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
Missing This Year
Previously these places had fun Halloween freebies & events. They haven’t announced them for 2021, but stay tuned!