Trick or treat! Give me something good to eat!
As in the past, many Kansas City area restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to entice you to bring the trick-or-treaters in before they go off in search of other treats.
Kansas City on the Cheap is on the lookout for local restaurant specials and other bargains happening for Halloween and the month of October so you can recoup all that money you spent on costumes and candy.
Many of these deals aren’t advertised until the last minute, so you’ll want to check often. We’ll be updating this list all month. Some of these deals are only good on Halloween; others are good before and after, so make sure you click the links and read the fine print. Most of these are food-related offers, but we’re on the lookout for other items as well.
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Kansas City Halloween & October Discounts & Freebies 2020
Aldi’s Halloween-themed cheeses are so fun you might be inclined to skip candy in favor of a cheeseboard. Just kidding. There’s no reason why you can’t have both.
There are four options, each sized at 6.7 ounces. We’ve seen them in Kansas City area Aldi’s for $3.99 each.
- Bat Knit Crazy Cheddar – a block of aged cheddar
- Freaky Franken Sage Derby – a British cow’s cheese infused with sage.
- No Rest for the Wicked Wensleydale – includes strawberries and prosecco all wrapped up in a sugar skull theme.
- Scary Pumpkin Spice Wensleydale – a British cow’s milk cheese flavored with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Sold in a pumpkin shape with a jack-o-lantern on the label.
Eat, drink and be scary with deals from Applebee’s.
Shrimp: For a limited time, add an order of a dozen Double Crunch Shrimp to any steak entrée for just $1 at participating locations. The bonus offer is available for dine-in, take-out or delivery. There is a limit of one add-on order of Double Crunch Shrimp for $1 per steak entrée order.
Drinks: Slay your thirst with $5 top-shelf cocktails at Applebee’s. Spooky Sip choices include Dracula’s Juice, a wild berry fusion of a Patron Silver margarita and a Bacardi Superior daiquiri; and Tipsy Zombie, an eye-popping tropical cocktail with Bacardi Superior, passion fruit, pineapple, cherry, lime, and a gummy brain topped with Midori.
To-Go or Delivery Specials: If you’re celebrating Halloween at home, you won’t want to miss out on a chance for FREE Halloween Wings or chips and queso. Get more details and the order codes here.
On Halloween, kids eat FREE all day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Big Whiskey’s Restaurant & Bar in Lee’s Summit, with the purchase of a regular priced entrée. Costumes encouraged.
The Leawood BurgerFi shop has an $11.97 Oktoberfest Combo that includes a Jr. cheeseburger, fries and choice of some local beers on tap, all for $11.97. The offer is good all day, every day through November. If you find yourself out doing some early Halloween-ing, keep in mind kids eat FREE on Tuesdays at the Leawood BurgerFi with the purchase of an adult meal. See details here.
October is National Pasta Month and with a chill in the air what would taste better than some comfort food from Carrabba’s. All month long you can get a Family Bundle starting at $34.99. Choices include, but are not limited to, lasagna, spaghetti, penne alfredo, penne carrabba and rigatoni campagnolo. You can order at carrabbas.com.
Get a $5 Margarita of the Month – The Spider Bite ‘Rita – all during the month of October. It’s a mix of Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Monin Blackberry and fresh sour. You’ll even get a spider ring while supplies last.
The popular Boorito giveaway from Chipotle is back for a 20th anniversary. Albeit, it’s gone digital and requires some planning and attention to detail. Read our full post for details on how you can claim the BOGO FREE entrée offer.
Chuck E. Cheese’s Halloween Boo-tacular is going on all month long in October. They have dine-in and carryout specials, along with plenty of game play deals. See here for more details.
Come out and play in costume! All kids 12 and under who are dressed up in Halloween costumes can get a FREE game of mini golf when they visit Cool Crest Family Fun Center in Independence after 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 or 31.
To celebrate Halloween, Corner Bakery is offering one FREE kid’s meal when guests purchase an adult entrée and is encouraging kids to wear costumes while dining either in-cafe or in the comfort of their homes. This offer is good Oct. 26-31.
Fans who come to DQ on October 31 have nothing to fear if they’re looking for a delicious meal. At participating DQ locations, for one day only, fans can get a Kid’s Meal for $1.99 using the DQ mobile app. A DQ Kid’s Meal comes complete with a choice of an entree, side, drink and classic vanilla or chocolate Kid’s Cone. Adults should feel like they can treat themselves as well with the October Blizzard of the Month Oreo Mocha Fudge Blizzard with Oreo cookie pieces, chocolate chunks and coffee blended with DQ soft serve.
Everyone gets a treat at Dickey’s BBQ Pit on Halloween. The chain is offering $5 off select family packs and kids in costumes eat for FREE. See our post for full details.
Yes, we have some non-food deals in here!
Test your skills this month at Escape Room Kansas City at Union Station. Save 20% on sixty minutes of intense fun using the code SCARY2020 to book. There are four exciting Game Rooms to choose from. Escape Room Kansas City is open seven days a week with games from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This offer is good through Nov. 1, 2020
HyVee is celebrating its 90th anniversary with specials on kids meals all month long during October. With the purchase of a select adult entrée, enjoy one kids meal for just 90 cents. Plus, with Hy-Vee Mealtime To Go, you can get your meal through takeout, curbside pickup or delivery (where available).
Plus, HyVee is hosting trick-or-treat events at stores around the Kansas City metro.
Kids 12 and under get a FREE Mr. Mummy pancake at IHOP the week of Halloween. The freebie is good at participating IHOP restaurants for dine-in and carry out Oct. 26-30, 2020.
Dine for less in the afternoon and evening at IHOP. For a limited time, the diner chain is offering IHOPPY Hour specials. Enjoy specials on select entrees, snacks and beverages from 2 to 10 p.m. daily.
For Insomniacs looking to get some extra mileage out of their costumes, dress up and pop into your local Insomnia Cookies store on October 31 for a FREE cookie, no purchase necessary.
Discounts from Jimmy John’s are a real treat because they don’t offer a lot of specials. Oct. 12-Nov. 8 you can buy one 8 or 16-inch sandwich and get another half off. See details and necessary code here.
Beginning October 5, try the new Scary Sweet Monster Doughnuts, And there’s more – from October 10 through Halloween, Krispy Kreme is offering a $1 Sweet-or-Treat dozen with the purchase of any dozen doughnuts. Also, participating shops are giving away a FREE donut on Halloween to anyone wearing a costume.
Wear a costume to your local Lamar’s donut shop and get a FREE donut (excludes specialty donuts). There are several Lamar’s Donut shops in Kansas City. Hours vary by store.
Lion’s Choice has been making its famous roast beef sandwich the same way for 50 years. Through October 31, you can buy one original roast beef sandwich and get another FREE. See here for details and required coupon.
The chain’s annual Kids Eat Free Halloween promotion runs Oct. 20 – Nov. 1 2020. Kids 12 and under wearing costumes get a FREE kids meal with the purchase of entree. See our post for full details, as well as the code for online ordering if you plan to eat at home.
McDonald’s has revamped its FREE fries on Fridays offer through the end of the year. That means you can score some Friday, Oct. 30 and beyond. Read our full post on details at participating locations because, among other things, you’ll need to use the McDonald’s app.
Slice into the pizza chain’s Jack-O’-Lantern Pizza (a large, thin-crust pepperoni pizza) for $11. The specialty pizza is available through Oct. 31. The pizza arrives unsliced, so you’ll need to do your own carving before digging into the zesty pumpkin.’
Get your boo-ze on Halloween at Kansas City’s board game pub Pawn & Pint. Stop by in costume Oct. 30-31, 2020 and get a FREE shot. Obviously, for 21+.
During October, The Pitch magazine is hosting a month of BOGO deals around from businesses around Kansas City. Participating businesses include the following. See the Pitch BOO-Go! page for more details.
- Apparition – BOGO half off cocktails
- B&B Theatres – BOGO FREE tickets for Fall Fun specialty movies
- InBliss Yoga – Buy one class for $16, get one FREE
- Yogurtini – BOGO 50% off frozen yogurt
Need to lift your “spirits”?
The Roasterie is offering BOGO FREE drinks from their seasonal creations menu when you come into a cafe on Oct. 31 wearing a costume.
The store inside Union Station has a Buy 3, Get 1 FREE special on caramel apples during the month of October. Try traditional or one with some extras like nuts or M&Ms.
On Halloween, participating Slim Chickens locations have an offer for a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer is good for kids 10 and under and can be ordered at the restaurant, drive-thru or online with the code TRICKORTREAT.
Kids 12 and under that dress up in costume can stop by Smashburger for a treat on Oct. 31. They get a FREE milkshake with any purchase.
Stop by participating Sonic locations anytime on Halloween to get 50-cent corn dogs. There’s no limit so feed the entire family. The chain also has a daily happy hour with 50% off drinks and slushes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On Halloween, all children under the age of 12 in costume, are eligible to receive a FREE kid’s shake of their choice. Indulge in classic flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry or specialty flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, M&M, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Steak ‘n Shake is also bringing back the Snickers Shake. A devilishly delicious frozen treat, featuring Steak ‘n Shake’s classic Vanilla Shake, blended with real mini Snickers, and topped with whipped cream.
Membership: Buy or renew a Union Station membership in October and get three months FREE. That’s 15 months for the price of 12 where you can enjoy year-round admission to Science City, exclusive invitations and discounts to member-only events and discounts at Union Station venues like Parisi Coffee, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre and more.
Use code RENEW1020 to get the membership bonus. This offer is good through Oct. 31, 2020.
Dinosaur Road Trip: Visit the Dinosaur Road Trip exhibit Oct. 26-30, 2020 and get one FREE adult ticket for every paying costumed kid in your group. Must buy tickets in-person at the box office.
Sweet savings can last all year long with Wendy’s Boo! Books. Each one is $1 and includes five coupons for a FREE Jr. Frosty.
Kansas City Halloween Events & Activities 2020
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