Best Food Deals Near Me: How to Get Free Food Today

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Editor’s Note: Information listed here may be subject to change depending on the developing situation with COVID-19’s Omicron variant. Please check for the latest updates available or contact each establishment directly for more info.

March may come in like a lion and out like a lamb, but that’s not how April rolls. It comes in with the worst holiday mankind has created, and it exits with a one centered on weed.

From day one, though, April is loaded with deals on food. You’ll get discounts from April Fool’s Day past 4/20, hitting National Burrito Day, Easter, and every day in between. In that regard, it’s really just kind of like every other month. You just have to know where to look. And, guess what? You’re at the spot where you should look. Every month, we pile up deals from chains all over the country so you have a hub to find that discounted lunch you’re craving.

Check back often. We’re updating this list of food deals frequently–sometimes daily–and there’s always something worth giving a try. Here are the best food deals you’ll find in April.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Jimmy John’s
The deal: The sandwich shop’s Freaky Fast Rewards program will set you up with a free eight-inch sandwich after your first order through the app. 
When: Ongoing

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: The Mix & Match Deal will get you and two or more items on its Mix & Match menu for $5.99. That includes some sticks and medium pizzas options. 
When: Ongoing

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: Any combo with three-topping pizzas and Dips & Twists will run you $8. 
When: Ongoing

Friendly’s
The deal:
Join the Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club, and you’ll get a free medium sundae.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
When: Ongoing

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The deal: Kids can grab a book tracker to participate in the restaurant’s Bucketeer Bookworms program. After every five books they read, they’ll get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

Miguel’s Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11 am to 7 pm. 
When: Ongoing

B.GOOD
The deal:
The restaurant has expanded its usual kid meal deal. Kids can eat free every day of the week with the purchase of one adult entrée. In fact, you can get two free kid meals for every adult meal purchase. 
When: Ongoing

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online, and you can get a free small sub with the code “PSBOGO.”
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio’s app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
The deal:
The restaurant now offers Family Bundles to-go. Entrée options include House-Smoke Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Tenders, and Grilled Salmon. For $24.99, the Bundle also comes with two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants. 
When: Ongoing

Jamba
The deal:
Toss in one of Jamba’s Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order made through the app.
When: Ongoing

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine and $10 six-packs. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
If you work in a restaurant, hotel, food service industry, grocery store, big-box store, or drugstore, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or show an ID. 
When: Ongoing

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
The deal: Grab a free appetizer or salad when you join Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal:
Grab a large, one-topping pizza for $10.99 with the code “LIT.”
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag at Taco Cabana right now. Get two Nutella empanadas for $2.99 (or a dozen for $14.99), $2 margaritas, or a gallon of margaritas to go for $34.99. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal:
Get four meals for $29.99. The family meal comes with four 8-inch subs, four bags of chips, and four cookies. Use the very memorable code “8026.”
When: Ongoing

Hooters
The deal:
Make a $30 purchase, and you’ll get $10 off with the code “GET10.” Place an order for $50, and you’ll wind up with $15 off when you use the code “GET15.” However, if you think you’ve spotted a trend, you’ll be disappointed to find out there’s no “GET20.”
When: Ongoing

GoPuff
The deal:
 New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code “GET20.” Though, you’re going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times. 
When: Through December 31

Jet’s Pizza
The deal: Take 20% off any order when you use the shop’s text-to-order feature. 
When: Ongoing

Sunday, March 27

McDonald’s
The deal:
A McChicken sandwich will run you just $.80 in the McDonald’s app. 
When: March 27

McDonald’s
The deal:
Drop $20 through McDelivery or DoorDash to get a free Sausage McMuffin with Egg. Use the code “MCMUFFIN.”
When: Through March 27

McDonald’s
The deal:
Spending $20 through McDelivery or DoorDash will get you a free Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Just drop in the code “BASKETBALL.”
When: Through March 27

TGI Fridays
The deal:
Take 25% off an online order of Platters, Party Trays, or Family Meals with the code “TEAMBUNDLE.”
When: Through March 27

Wendy’s
The deal:
 Grab a Dave’s Single for just a dollar when you place an order through the mobile app. The deal refreshes in the mobile app daily, so you can use that quite a few times. 
When: Through April 10

Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s
The deal:
Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich. 
When: Ongoing

It’s Just Wings
The deal:
The delivery-only wings hub will dish up 11 free boneless wings when you place an order that hits the $20 minimum. 
When: Through March 28

Popeyes
The deal:
The Big Box deal has returned. For $6, you get to choose two pieces of bone-in-chicken or three tenders with two sides and a buttermilk biscuit. 
When: For a limited time

Boston Market
The deal:
The rotisserie chain is offering free kid meals. No purchase is required at all. Kids 12 and under can just grab a free one. 
When: For just a little while

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Photo courtesy of Carl’s Jr.

Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings
The deal:
Get a coupon for a free pizza when you purchase two now. Use the code “B2G1Pizza.”
When: Through April 5

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal: Get $5 off any Pack.
When: Through April 4 

Sonic Drive-In
The deal:
Try the new Bacon on Bacon Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger for $4.99 through May 1. 
When: Through May 1

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. 
The deal:
Get two of both chains’ new Panko Breaded Pollock Sandwich for $5. 
When: Through April 19

7-Eleven
The deal:
Get $3 off a 7NOW delivery order with a 12-pack of hard seltzer if you’re a 7Rewards member.
When: Through April 12

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s
The deal:
The newly-launched rewards program will offer double points (the chains call them “Stars”) when you sign up (and take advantage of a free sandwich in there while you’re at it). 
When: Through May 17

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
The deal: Throughout March Madness, there are big perks for loyalty members. Get double points on your first visit. The second visit earns you a free Cajun Queseaux. The third visit equals free sliders.
When: Through April 4

North Italia
The deal:
Get free delivery through DoorDash.
When: Through March 28

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, March 28

Shake Shack
The deal: Every Monday in March, place a $15 order through Grubhub or Seamless, and you can grab a free shake with that order, as well as a $0 delivery fee. 
When: March 28

Hot Dog on a Stick
The deal: Turkey and veggie items are BOGO with the purchase of a regular-sized lemonade. 
When: March 28

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, March 29

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, March 30

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, March 31

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day

TGI Fridays
The deal:
Take 25% off an online order of Platters, Party Trays, or Family Meals with the code “CHAMPIONS.”
When: April 1-4

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

Saturday, April 2

McDonald’s
The deal:
Grab a four-piece order of Chicken McNuggets for just $.40 in the McDonald’s app. 
When: April 2

Sunday, April 3

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, April 4

McDonald’s
The deal
: Close down March Madness with a $2 Big Mac in the McDonald’s app. 
When: April 4

Bar Louie
The deal: For the NCAA Tournament championship, loyalty members get free delivery on any order of at least $35. Use the code “MMFREEFORME.”
When: April 4

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal: 
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 5

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, April 6

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Thursday, April 7 – National Burrito Day

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
The deal:
Grab a free Smother with any burrito purchase for National Burrito Day.
When: April 7

Miguel’s Jr. 
The deal:
For $1.99 you can get the Bean, Rice & Cheese or Bean & Cheese Burrito for National Burrito Day. 
When: April 7

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 8

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

Sunday, April 10

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday
 

Monday, April 11

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 12

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday
 

Wednesday, April 13

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Thursday, April 14

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

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Photo courtesy of Firehouse Subs

Friday, April 15

Firehouse Subs
The deal: Rewards members can get double points on any Tuna Salad sub purchase on the first or last Friday of the Lenten season. 
When: April 15

Smashburger
The deal:
 Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in April

Tijuana Flats
The deal: 
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal: 
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 15

Sunday, April 17

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, April 18 – Tax Day

Corner Bakery
The deal:
Reward members can get a free Hazelnut Cold Brew with any purchase on Tax Day. If it’s your first time signing up for the reward program, you’ll also get $5 off your first purchase.
When: April 18

Kona Grill
The deal:
Stock up with a pair of Kona margaritas for $10.40. 
When: April 18

STK Steakhouse
The deal:
Grab a specialty cocktail for $10.40 all day. 
When: April 18

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 19

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, April 20 – 4/20

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Thursday, April 21

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 22

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

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Photo courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill

Sunday, April 24

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, April 25

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 26

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, April 27

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, April 28

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 29

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

Reward Program Freebies

Carl’s Jr.
The deal:
 Sign up for the Carl’s Jr. promo club, and you’re going to get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. You’re two-thirds of the way to lunch already. 
When: Ongoing

Hardee’s
The deal:
Sign-up for the Hardee’s email promo club to get a free small order of fries and a beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. 
When: Ongoing

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer. (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
When: Ongoing

Bruegger’s Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Club Baja membership program, and you’ll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app and get rewarded with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos or Del Tacos for signing up. If you download the Del App, you can also land another pair of free Del Tacos. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for “The Club.”
When: Ongoing

Bojangles 
The deal: Sign up for the E-Club, and you’ll get a coupon for a half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with any purchase. You’ll also get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you’re new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you’ll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

Mimi’s Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club and get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you’ll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
Join the Minneapolis-based chain’s e-club and you’ll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal: Sign up for the Beach Club and you’re getting a free taco to say cheers to your new friendship. 
When: Ongoing

Wetzel’s Pretzels
The deal: Download the Wetzel’s Pretzels app, and you’ll be gifted a free pretzel item from the pretzel shop. You’ll also get a freebie on your birthday. Happy early birthday!
When: Ongoing

BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant
The deal: 
Join the Premier Rewards Plus program, and the chain will hook you up with a free Pizookie. (That’s a deep-dish-inspired cookie if it wasn’t immediately clear from the weird portmanteau.) Bonus: You’ll get another free Pizookie on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

Black Angus Steakhouse
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Prime Club, and you’ll automatically get a free dessert. (You also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday after joining the club.)
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo’s and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program — the wonderfully named Slab Happy Rewards — and a free ice cream is headed straight for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery’s e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy’s
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain’s email offers, and you’ll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Bonefish Grill
The deal: Become a Bonefish Grill Insider (that’s their rewards program), and you’ll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Missing Food Deals?

If you know of other freebies and deals we missed, email us at [email protected] We might add ’em here. 

Want more free food?

Here’s our running list of the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you’ll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You’re welcome.

Additionally, we’ve put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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