Halloween 2020 Freebies and Deals (HUGE LIST!)
Halloween is Saturday, October 31, 2020. And, while the year 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!
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- The first Jack O’Lanterns were originally made from turnips not pumpkins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
FREE Halloween Candy!
- Target is hosting a BOO Avenue, which is drive-through trick-or-treating event on Halloween! Kids can get free candy at Target on Halloween just by driving by during this super fun, safe event.
- The entire month of October, you can go virtual trick-or-treating in the free Treat Town app, and earn real, free Halloween candy! Candy includes M&Ms, Twix, Starburst, Skittles, Twix and more!
- Cartoon Network is giving away 100 FREE Halloween Treat Bags every day! Enter to win here.
- Free Hershey’s Candy product test!
- Free Halloween Candy from Home Testers Club!
- Don’t miss the Free Popcorn Balls product test!
- Free Halloween snacks product test!
- Expired ~ Free Candy at Rite Aid through 10/17!
- Free Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Temporary Tattoos!
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 2020 as Halloween creeps up on us. So, be sure to check back!
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- Applebees – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE on October 31, up to two kids per adult entrée purchased. You must mention the offer to the server, prior to ordering
- Beef O’Brady’s – 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 2020 offer.
- Bubba Gump – Kids eat FREE on 10/31 (adult entree purchase is required)
- Carrabba’s – Last year, kids were given a free meal when adult purchased an entree on Halloween. Stay tuned for their 2020 offer.
- Chuck e Cheese – What’s more frightening than a 6′ tall mouse who talks? Kids who come in any day during the month of October wearing a costume will receive free treat bags! If you don’t want to wear a costume, you can still get a free treat bag when you buy a 30-minute game pass. They have new menu items and entertainment for a howlin’ good time. So, join Chuck E. Cheese’s Halloween Boo-tacular! The #1 Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween celebration in the country!
- Corner Bakery – Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. October 29 through October 31. TKids can go in costume, but it’s not required.
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- Dickeys Barbecue – Kids in costume eat free barbecue meals on Halloween
- Friendlys – Last year, children who visit in costume from October 25 to 31 will receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Stay tuned for their 2020 offer!
- Huddle House – Kids eat free every Monday & Tuesday with 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 2020 offer!
- IHOP – The infamous IHOP Scary Face Pancake is free every Halloween. This year they’re calling it Mr Mummy! How fun is that?! This is free to kids age 12 and under. And, it’s free all week long in the restaurant OR order online, Monday through Friday, October 26 to 30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Insomina Cookies – Free traditional cookie in-store on Halloween when you wear a costume.
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- Jeremiahs Italian Ice – Free small item on October 31st, from 6 p.m. until close. Wear a costume for this offer.
- Joe’s Crab Shack – Kids eat free with adult entree purchase. Of course, this one is only valid on October 31.
- Just Salad – Last year, Just Salad had an event of Dress like a salad on Halloween and get a free salad. Stay tuned for their 2020 offer.
- Krispy Kreme – Go to your local store in costume on Oct 31 and get a free donut.
- LaMars Donuts and Coffee – Free donut. Costume is required for this offer.
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- McAlister Deli – Kids in costume eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on 10/31
Our treat, no trick! Kids in costume eat FREE Halloween weekend at McAlister’s!
*10/30-11/1/20. Dine-in only at participating locations. Valid for up to 2 free kids meals per adult entrée purchase. Kids 12 and under ordering from kids menu only. Cannot combine w/ other offers. pic.twitter.com/Jrv5huUdsp
— McAlister’s Deli (@McAlistersDeli) October 16, 2020
- Mimi’s Bistro and Bakery – Last year, kids ate free with the purchase of an adult entree when dining in. Stay tuned for their 2020 offer.
- Ninety Nine Restaurants – Kids eat free all day on Halloween with adult entree purchase.
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- Quik Trip – Children age 12 and under who are dressed in their Halloween costume can get a FREE vanilla cone on Halloween from4 pm to 10 pm
- Rita’s Italian Ice – It is almost time for the spookiest time of the year! While our Halloween party will have to be different from last year’s, we are determined to deliver Covid-safe Halloween fun for everyone, especially for those who are unable to participate in more traditional Halloween activities because of the threat of the virus! We are working with a pediatrician to ensure that everyone can be safe while celebrating Halloween this year! Exciting updates to come!
- Rubys Diner – free child entrée with the purchase of an adult entrée. All of October – 4pm to close
- Smashburger -free full-sized vanilla milkshake with any purchase. Available to kids 12 and under who come to any location dressed up in a costume on Halloween!
- Steak n Shake – free shake for kids 12 and under when they are in costume.
- Tim Horton’s – Free donut on Halloween! Just head to the drive-through and grab your free donut.
- TooJays Deli – From Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, children 12 and under will receive a FREE Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Coupon needed-Link
Best Halloween Party Recipes
- Free Party Cookbook – Spooky Treats and Party Eats
- 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
- How to Make Fake Glowing Blood for costumes or party decor
Free Halloween Books!
- Halloween Monster Jokes book
- Free Party Ideas book
- Halloween Trick or Treat book
- 100 Halloween Jokes book
Free Halloween Crafts for Kids & More
- 23 Halloween Crafts for Kids book
- Free Halloween Kids Crafts, Recipes & Party Decorating Ideas!
- Scary Halloween Stories for Kids book
- DIY Minion Costume – free downloadable pattern
- Glow-in-the-dark Jack-o-Lantern Craft
- DIY Glowing Jars decoration
- Free Halloween Costume Ideas
- TIP: Does soaking a carved pumpkin in bleach help preserve it?
- Free Halloween ecards
- 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 free printable pumpkin patterns
- Score Free pumpkin stencils from The Pumpkin Lady
- Printable Halloween Party Invitations
Free Halloween Movies & Music
- Build a Bear has free Halloween Storytime on BAB Radio, Monday through Friday at Noon Pacific!
- Want Free Halloween Music? Grab a free month in link!
- Another great Free Halloween Music resource is on the free music archive, or on Pandora here
- Play Free Halloween games online at The Spruce Crafts
- Watch Free Horror Movies online at FullHorror.com
- Probably my favorite place to find the best horror movies is on Netflix and Hulu
Free Halloween Events
- Comic Fest – Free comic on October 31. Find your store location
- JCPenney – make a free Halloween mask on October 10!
- Online Kids Club Monster Bash on October 31 with Michaels
- Boo Avenue Drive-Thru trick or treating for kids October 31 at Target Stores
- Stater Bros. Market will be handing out a FREE kid’s goody bag including candy, stickers and a small toy. At any Stater Bros. Market location on Halloween from 12 pm to 6 pm
- Walmart will turn some of its store parking lots into ‘spooky street’ trick-or-treat adventures that are contact-free and socially distanced. Kids and their parents are invited to dress up – the season’s most popular costumes are available at Walmart – and head to Walmart for these free Halloween events. The fun begins October 15 and runs through Halloween.
Halloween Deals & Coupons
- Grab a taste of Creature Creations at Baskin Robbins and other great deals on October 31
- Dairy Queen – At participating DQ locations, October 31, fans can get a Kid’s Meal for $1.99 using the DQ mobile app.
- Spirit Halloween Coupon – save up to 20% off one item – Halloween costumes, accessories and Halloween Party Supplies
- Save 20% instantly when you subscribe to emails, and find costumes up to 96% off when you shop the End of Season Sale at HalloweenCostumes.com!
- HalloweenExpress.com – save with special discounts AND get incredibly helpful how-to videos for tips and tricks to makeover into any costume!
- Boorito! Chiptole Trick or Treat Buy One, Get One Entrée October 29th-31st.
- Wendy’s Boo! Books is on sale for only $1. The book contains five coupons for a free Jr. Frosty