June brings the summer heat and some good deal days. –
The sweetest is June 7 for National Doughnut Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June.
There are some deals to help with the heat including National Iced Tea Day (June 10) and then the official first day of summer (June 21), which also is National Smoothie Day.
Here are some of the big days for free food and discounts along with ongoing specials, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Bookmark this page because it’ll be updated frequently with more specials.
Businesses with 20 or more locations can submit meal deals here.
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Through June 9: Win Chipotle burritos
Watching the NBA Finals could earn you a free burrito.
Chipotle is giving away up to $1 million worth of free burritos during the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. The promotion, which also includes free delivery, starts starting Thursday, May 30.
The Mexican fast-casual chain announced it will be live tweeting a unique code good for the chance to win a free burrito every time an on-air announcer says the word “free” during the official coverage of the series.
Up to 500 free burritos will be given in the first half of each game based on the mentions of “free.” In the second half, up to 1,000 free burritos will be given away. To enter, text the correct code to 888222.
The promotion is limited to the first 20 on-air mentions of “free” during each game, according to the terms and conditions.
The free burrito codes will be valid for any regularly-priced entree through July 14.
Chipotle also will be offering free delivery Thursday, May 30 through June 9 with a minimum $10 order on the Chipotle app, Chipotle.com or through DoorDash. If the series continues, the free delivery may also be extended.
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches: Through Sunday, June 2, get any of Ike’s most popular sandwiches for $7 including the Menage a Trois, Matt Cain and Meatless Mike. Must purchase chips and a drink and present this Instagram coupon.
Potbelly Sandwich Shops: Through Sunday, June 2, graduates get a buy-one-get-one offer when they show their graduation tassel or student ID at participating locations.
The Greene Turtle: Through June 2, get Endless Tacos in buffalo or grilled chicken for $9.99.
June 4: Nurses deal at Chipotle
Paging all nurses.
Participating U.S. and Canada locations are hooking up nurses who bring their work IDs all-day Tuesday, June 4 with a buy-one-get-one free deal on burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos.
This offer is for in-restaurant orders only and limited to one free entree item per nurse ID with the purchase of an item of equal or greater value.
“We know that nurses are some of the most hardworking individuals and Chipotle wants to do its part to recognize these dedicated professionals who are helping to cultivate a better world,” said Laurie Schalow, Chipotle chief corporate reputation officer, in a statement.
According to Chipotle, the work ID can be a nursing license or an ID from a hospital or medical office.
The special offer is for all types of nurses including “RN, NP, CRNA, CNS, CNM, LVN, CNA, and local equivalents or analogues,” Chipotle notes on its website.
The buy-one-get-one deal comes nearly a month after National Nurses Week, which coincided with Teacher Appreciation Week. Chipotle offered the same special for teachers for Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7.
Learn more about the nurses deal at www.chipotle.com/nurse.
June 4: National Cheese Day
El Fenix: Get a free cup of queso with adult entrée purchase Tuesday.
Girodano’s: Get 20% off any restaurant order Tuesday with code 350-884-247, receive $5 off an online shipment of frozen pizzas from June 4-11 with code CHEESE. And share your best cheese pull on social media with the hashtag #Giordanos for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Jimboy’s Tacos: Participating Northern California and Nevada locations have $3.50 cheese quesadillas Tuesday, June 4. Not valid on app or online orders.
Willy’s Mexicana Grill: Say “Cheese for Cheese” Tuesday and get free cheese dip on Cheese Day.
June 7: National Doughnut Day
Here’s how businesses celebrated National Doughnut Day last year. The following deals have been confirmed for 2019 and many more offers are expected:
Bashas’ Supermarkets: Buy 12 doughnuts and get six doughnuts free Friday.
Cumberland Farms: From 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, get a free doughnut with purchase of any dispensed beverage, which includes hot or iced coffee, fountain or frozen beverages. This deal is only valid at new concept or remodeled locations.
Duck Donuts: Get one free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut Friday, no purchase necessary. In-store only.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: On Friday, get a free order of Red Velvet mini doughnuts with purchase of two meals.
Dunkin’: Get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage all day Friday while supplies last.
GetGo Café + Market: Get a six-pack of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $2.99 Friday through June 9 with the Giant Eagle Advantage Card.
Giant Eagle: Get a dozen doughnuts for $3.99 Friday at any of the company’s 216 supermarkets with the Giant Eagle Advantage Card.
Krispy Kreme: No purchase is necessary to get one free doughnut Friday and if Krispy Kreme gives away 1 million free doughnuts the company says it will reward fans with a second free doughnut offer later in June.
LaMar’s Donuts: Get a free doughnut for stopping by Friday and if you buy a dozen doughnuts get a free cup of coffee.
Stop & Shop: A dozen pre-packaged glazed doughnuts will be $3 at all locations.
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June 8: National Best Friends Day
Here’s how businesses celebrated in 2018.
National Best Friends Day 2018: Deals include a lot of buy-one-get-one free offers
June 8: World Oceans Day
Rubio’s Coastal Grill is celebrating World Oceans Day, which is Saturday, June 8 for two days. It’s also celebrating on Friday, June 7. With any purchase, get a free, reusable, insulated lunch bag with a coupon, while supplies last.
Rubio’s has celebrated World Oceans Day for eight years and this year is giving out reusable lunch bag totes as a replacement to using paper or plastic bags.
Find the coupon at www.rubios.com/coupons/world-oceans-day.
June 9: Baskin-Robbin’s sampling day
From 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Baskin-Robbins has an Elevenade Freeze National Sampling Day. The Elevenade Freeze is made with vanilla ice cream and Minute Maid Lemonade.
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June 10: National Iced Tea Day
Here’s how businesses marked National Iced Tea Day in 2018.
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June 12: Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Nestle Toll House Café by Chip: Get one free peanut butter cookie per guest, in-store, while supplies last on June 12.
June 12: International Falafel Day
Naf Naf Grill: Get a buy-one-get-one on any falafel entrée June 12 in-store and online.
June 14: National Flip Flop Day
From 2 to 7 p.m. June 14, get a free limited-edition Sunshine Smoothie when you wear flip flops to Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations nationwide.
No coupon or purchase is needed to get the free 16-ounce special smoothie, which is a combination of orange, banana, pineapple and mango.
Learn more at www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/nationalflipflopday.
June 16: Father’s Day
Here are the deals and freebies that dads got in 2018.
June 18: Possible Taco Bell freebie
Taco Bell could be giving away free tacos with its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion during the 2019 NBA Finals. If the road team “steals” a win from the home team, the fast-food chain announced it will give away free Doritos Locos Tacos June 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. local time or any time that day for customers who order online or with the mobile app.
June 21: First day of summer
For the first day of summer, which also is National Smoothie Day, several businesses are offering frozen freebies or sweet, discounted treats. Here’s how they celebrated in 2018.
Through June 27: Free ‘Aladdin’ tickets
For a limited time, Subway’s kids meals come with a way to get free tickets to the new “Aladdin” movie in theaters May 24.
The world’s largest restaurant chain is giving away Fandango promo codes for free children’s tickets to the new Disney movie with purchase of “Subway Fresh Fit for Kids” meals, while supplies last and at participating restaurants. Each Fresh Fit For Kids meal also includes one of four collectible Disney’s Aladdin-themed activities.
According to the fine print, the free tickets are worth up to $11 and expire July 3 or when Aladdin is no longer in theaters, whichever is first. There’s a limit of four Fandango promo codes per household.
Learn more at www2.activaterewards.com/subway.
Through July 29: Olive Garden deal
Through July 29, Olive Garden has its popular “Buy One, Take One” promotion. Starting at $12.99, order select items and take a second entree home. Learn more at www.olivegarden.com.
Applebee’s: The June Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $1 Vodka Raspberry
Lemonade, which is served in a 10-ounce mug with vodka, Tropicana Lemonade, raspberry and lemon juice.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Through June 14, get $10 off a $40 food purchase with a coupon. One offer per table, per visit. For online orders use promo code 10OFF40.
Chili’s: The $5 Margarita for June is the Stay-Cay ‘Rita, which is made with 1800 Reposado Tequila.
Chipotle: Through June 23, sign up for the chain’s new nationwide loyalty program Chipotle Rewards and make a $5 or more purchase to get free chips and guac. Sign up at www.chipotle.com/rewards or on the Chipotle app.
The Greene Turtle: Through June 2, get Endless Tacos in buffalo or grilled chicken for $9.99.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Through June 30, get a four-inch cheesesteak with fries or tots and a drink for $6.99.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen: Through the end of June, Popeyes has $5 Hot Honey Crunch Tenders. No coupon is needed.
Sonic Drive-In: Through Sept. 2, shakes are included in the ongoing Sonic Nights promotion and are half-price after 8 p.m. Ice cream cookie sandwiches are also part of the promotion.
Taco Bell: Through June 9 at 2:59 ET, get 15% off one Party Pack. Sign up for offers at www.tacobell.com/register.
TGI Fridays: Through June 9, get unlimited refills of Fried Shrimp or Coconut Shrimp with purchase of select Whiskey-Glazed entrées. One offer per person.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill: For a limited time, get $2 Sauza margaritas and $4 Patron margaritas all day at participating locations.
White Castle: Through June 28, the fast-food chain has a deal every Wednesday for Western Wednesdays. Wear western attire and get two free BBQ Original Sliders with any purchase.
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