Halloween is right around the corner.  Soon the kids will be dressing up and getting free candy.  But the freebies aren't just for the kiddos this year!

According to Offers.com, there are freebies all over the country for Halloween.  And you don't even have to dress up for some of them.  I mean, it's a good idea to put pants on if you're going out in public, but a costume isn't necessary for all of them.

These are national chains however, so I do want to advise you to call your local store to make sure the offer is eligible for your location. Participation may vary by location and franchise.

  • Applebee’s: The specialty Zombie Cocktail is $1 every day in October. What's in it you ask?  How about rum, pineapple, passion fruit, cherry and lime flavors, and is garnished with a gummy “brain”.  Time to get your drink on.

  • Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy the free Great Pumpkin Celebration (Oct. 26 through 31). Get in on free crafts, free pictures with the Peanuts gang and more.

  • Burger King: They're featuring the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry this year.  It's Burger King’s spin on a slushie made with Fanta Black Cherry. It's just $1 at select locations through October. Plus, this year, Burger King will offer the new Nightmare King Sandwich ($6.39) at participating locations starting Oct. 22. It features a beef patty, white meat crispy chicken, bacon, cheese, mayo and onions — and is served on a green bun.  No idea what color it will turn your poop.

  • Chili’s: The $5 Great Pumpkin ‘Rita.  Yup...another drink.  This one combines Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, Lunazul Silver Tequila, Triple Sec and a splash of Captain Morgan. Get it through the month of October.

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s: Chucktober is back. 50 free tickets is up for grabs for guests who show up in costume during October.

  • Denny’s: If Pumpkin-flavored treats are on your Halloween wish list, feast your eyes on this menu: Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, Pumpkin Spice Pancake Puppies and Pumpkin Pie.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Try the new Halloween Oreo Donut and enjoy the return of the Spider Donut.

  • IHOP: Scary Face Pancakes are back! All kids 12 and under will get a free Scary Face Pancake between 7am and 10pm on October 31. One pancake per child. Dine-in customers only.

  • 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 Oct. 31.

  • Macaroni Grill: The fall menu includes Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and house-made caramel croccante pieces.

  • 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.

  • Red Robin: Participating locations offer $1.99 kids meals on Wednesdays. Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, so drop by with the kids before or after trick-or-treating.

  • Spirit HalloweenUse promo code 18CAT to get $10 off orders over $65; $20 off orders over $100; $30 off orders over $150; and $50 off orders over $200.

  • Walmart: Avoid the in-store chaos in the costume aisle by shopping online and picking up your costume in store for free. Plus, get Halloween yard inflatables for under $50.


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