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 2021
Head to a local Applebee’s to treat yourself to a Halloween celebration with Applebee’s latest $5 cocktail special — Spooky Sips. Choices include:
- Dracula’s Juice: a mouth-watering wildberry creation of a Patron Silver margarita and Bacardi Superior daiquiri.
- Tipsy Zombie: made with Bacardi Superior, passion fruit, pineapple, cherry, lime and a gummy brain topped with melon liqueur.
Once you’ve slayed your thirst, feast on two entrees and an appetizer for just $22. Go here and select “order” to see your options.
Baskin-Robbins is helping you celebrate Halloween all month long with scream-worthy deals.
Halloween Cake: Get $5 off any Halloween cake of $35 or more when you order through the Baskin-Robbins app. Limit one offer per device, per visit.
Delivery: From October 8-14, enjoy a $0 delivery fee on your first Baskin-Robbins order of $15 or more with Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash.
For a limited time, you can try seasonal favorites of pumpkin cheesecake ice cream (pumpkin and cheesecake-flavored ice creams with a cinnamon cream cheese ribbon topped off with Ginger snap cookies), the new Zombie Unicorn Cake and Flavor of the Month Trick OREO Treat (orange crème-filled OREO® cookies into a creamy vanilla flavored ice cream, with BUTTERFINGER and BABY RUTH candy pieces throughout).
From Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, guests at The Cheesecake Factory will be treated to one complimentary slice of REESE’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake or HERSHEY’S Chocolate Bar Cheesecake with their online purchase or $40 or more, using the promo code “TREATME.”
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.
Enjoy monster savings at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween night. The popular Mexican eatery is bringing back its popular Boorito giveaway for the 21st year by scaring up $5 entrées for all on Oct. 31 — from 5 p.m. to closing.
Chuck E. Cheese’s Halloween Boo-tacular is going on through October 31. They have dine-in and carryout specials, along with plenty of game play deals. See here for more details.
Cliff’s Taphouse in Kansas City, MO is offering a get-a-meal, give-a-meal treat in a Halloween atmosphere on Oct. 31. Adults can enjoy fall-flavored cocktails and good grub while kids trick-or-treat with the staff.
The cost of any kid’s meal purchased is donated to NourishKC.
Kids visiting the southern Overland Park made-from-scratch Coco Bolos Mexican Grill and Cantina will eat FREE over Halloween weekend when they come in to dine in their costumes. The offer is good Oct. 29-Oct. 31.
Coco Bolos is located at 5621 W. 135th Street in Overland Park, KS.
Here’s a treat! On October 30 and 31, any guest wearing a Halloween costume in-store will receive a FREE classic cookie – no purchase necessary. Available in-store only, must wear costume in-store to redeem.
You can find local Insomnia Cookie locations in Westport and the Power & Light District.
Starting Oct. 16, doughnut lovers can enjoy Saturday Scary Sharies every Saturday through Oct. 30.
Buy any dozen doughnuts and get a $1 “Saturday Scary Sharies” dozen packaged in a special edition spell-book box (while supplies last.) On Halloween, get a free doughnut when you visit a Krispy Skreme — er, Krispy Kreme shop — in costume. No purchase is necessary!
Wear a costume into a local LaMar’s Donut & Coffee shop this Halloween and get a FREE donut. The offer is only good on Oct. 31 and does not include specialty donuts.
Lowe’s is offering new 10 percent discount coupon for eligible first responders in Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com Oct. 22 through Oct. 24, in recognition and appreciation for their service. The gesture acknowledges first responders’ tireless commitment and aims to ensure that when they go home, they have a welcome place of reprieve.
Firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, police officers, 911 dispatchers, nurses and physicians nationwide can register for the Lowe’s coupon through Oct. 24. First responders who successfully register will receive an email with their redeemable discount for a single purchase on eligible items.
The annual Kids Eat Free promotion is back a participating McAlister Deli locations. See more details for how your family can get this scary good deal.
Minsky’s is celebrating National Pizza Month (October). Every Monday and Tuesday in October, take 20% off your favorite gourmet pizza from a participating local Minsky’s. This offer is good for dine-in, takeout, curbside and delivery.
To receive discount when ordering online, at Minskys.com, at checkout enter code: PM20
Papa Murphy’s Jack-O pizza is back to light up Halloween.
Each Jack-O Pizza at Papa Murphy’s begins with dough made fresh in store, in the shape of a pumpkin, which is topped with traditional red sauce and 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella, grated in stores daily. Premium pepperoni is placed into a smiling Jack-O-Lantern face with two olive eyes.
This fun and scary good pizza is available through October 31 at participating locations. Get a large jack-o-lantern pizza with original crust for $10. No substitutions.
On Halloween (Oct. 31)kids can eat FREE with the purchase of any regular entrée at Pinsa Kitchen in Lee’s Summit, MO. Stop by from 4 to 9 p.m. for the deal.
Pinsa is family-owned and operated business offering pizza, pasta, salads, subs and more.
No costume required for this freebie. To celebrate Halloween, Qdoba Mexican Eats is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE entrée deal for its Qdoba Rewards members at participating locations. (Note: If you’re an early riser, the offer is also valid on breakfast entrées at those locations that serve breakfast.)
The digital discount will automatically be loaded onto rewards members’ wallets for use at checkout on Oct. 31. The offer is even open to new members who sign-up the same day (Oct. 31) or sooner.
Customers can choose from burritos, bowls, salads, tacos or nachos. You’ll definitely be frightfully full with food and savings, thanks to the rare offer.
If you’re not a loyalty member, sign-up here.
If the crowd is haunting your house this Halloween, consider providing a monstrous spread from Red Robin for all of the princesses, goblins and more. Save $25 on a catering order of $100 or more with promo code HALLOWEEN25 — through Oct. 31.
Caramel apples are one of fall’s finest treats.
During the month of October, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Union Station is offering a FREE plain caramel apple or a $6 credit towards a more extravagant caramel apple when you spend $30+ (before tax).
Sonic Drive-In regularly offers corn dogs for just 50 cents each, typically on holidays, such as Halloween or Best Friends Day. The chain has come through again this year. See details here.
Strawberry Hill Baking Company celebrates a proud Eastern European heritage and has been baking locally in Kansas City for years. Their signature item is povitica (pronounced po-va-TEET-sa), a cake-like pastry abundantly combined with flavored filling.
Save 25% off all povitica and coffee cakes through November 4. Use promo code A11VM when ordering.
Boo! Books: 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.
Free Food on Fry-Days: The fast-food chain is spotlighting its Hot & Crispy Fries with a weekly special for fry fans. Customers who purchase a medium fry will score a different freebie each Friday in October via an in-app offer.
Simply add the offer to a mobile order or scan the the offer in-restaurant or at the drive-thru.
Here’s what’s on the menu each Friday:
Oct. 1 – FREE Dave’s Single
Oct. 8 – FREE 10-piece Crispy or Spicy Nuggets
Oct. 15 – FREE Junior Bacon Cheeseburger
Oct. 22 – FREE 10-piece Crispy or Spicy Nuggets
Oct. 29 – FREE Classic Chicken Sandwich
A medium fry is about $3, so the weekly special is definitely worth the trip to Wendy’s.
Remember, the FREE item requires the purchase of a medium fry and is only available via the Wendy’s app.
Zaxby’s is partnering with the American Red Cross for an October-long initiative to drive blood donor turnout. Zaxby’s will encourage people to give up their lunch breaks, roll up their sleeves and donate blood for a free Signature Sandwich. No Zaxby’s near you? You can still be rewarded for donating blood. The Red Cross will honor each donation with a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice.
The Signature Sandwich features a double hand-breaded fillet, with three thick-sliced, crinkle-cut pickle chips served on a buttery toasted, split-top potato bun with a choice of Zax Sauce or Spicy Zax Sauce. Donors can redeem the free Signature Sandwich by clicking the link included in the American Red Cross “thanks for donating” email.
Kansas City Halloween Events & Activities 2021
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