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8 Eateries Offering Fourth of July Freebies and Deals

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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.

To show their patriotic spirit, many restaurants are offering deals and freebies on Sunday, July 4. What better way to celebrate living in the land of the free than with free food?

Note, these deals are good at participating locations, so it might be a good idea to call in advance to make sure your local branch is honoring the deal.


An IHOP restaurant sign in Nashville, Tennessee
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Bargain hunters will flip for this gift card bonus at IHOP. Get a $5 bonus card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. (The bonus card expires Aug. 29.) The bonus offer is available through July 25.

Krispy Kreme

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Celebrate the Fourth by enjoying one of America’s favorite sweet treats at Krispy Kreme. From June 28 to July 4, the shop is offering a BOGO Free Dozen special: Buy any dozen doughnuts and get an Original Glazed dozen free at participating shops.

Panera Bread

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From July 2 to 4, customers who have received the coronavirus vaccine will receive a free bagel each day at Panera Bread. Whether you prefer savory Asiago cheese or sweet cinnamon crunch, the choice is yours for the complimentary bagel at participating bakery-cafes.

Pizza Hut

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Pizza is always perfect for any family gathering or celebration. Enjoy an inexpensive pizza party on Independence Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with friends and family — plus, it’s an easy clean-up after the gathering.


Sonic Drive-In
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Sip on a limited-time Red, White & Blue Slush Float at Sonic. The new summertime treat is made with three layers — blue raspberry slush, real ice cream and real strawberries. Enjoy a medium size for just $2.99 at participating locations.

Plus, you can always cool off over the holiday weekend with the chain’s daily Happy Hour and enjoy half-price drinks from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. If you download the app, you can enjoy the discount all day. (The special slush is not available for its Happy Hour promo.)


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From July 3 to 5, Quiznos Toasty Points members can get a free sub (any size) with the purchase of The Big Easy Muffuletta at participating locations.


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Wake up to savings all week long at Wendy’s. Enjoy the chain’s 2 for $4 breakfast deal — choose from the Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant; Bacon, Egg & Swiss Croissant; or Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. The offer is available for a limited time.


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Chill out on Independence Day at Yogurtland. Celebrate with $4 off an online order of $15 or more on July 4 at participating shops. Use promo code JULY4 at checkout at or the Yogurtland app. The offer is valid on food and beverage purchases only.

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