Food Freebies and Deals to Look for This Month
Keep an eye out for oodles of noodle deals in March. Fill up at Strings Italian Cafe at the weekly All You Can Eat Pasta Night for $11. Noodles & Company has a rewards program online that likely yields noodle deals; and Midwestern ramen restaurant Strings offered deals on ramen noodles all month last year.
Looking for some more great places to enjoy noodles for less this month? Find out Where to Find Good, Cheap Pasta in Every State.
National Peanut Month
National Celery Month
Celery is having a moment, with health fanatics everywhere touting how beneficial the veggie is as a morning juice. Luckily, celery is generally a cheap produce pick, and there are plenty of suggestions online for different ways to eat celery. Plus, it’s the perfect accompaniment to another March food holiday — Ranch Dressing Day!
Frozen Food Month
Look for coupons and deals in the frozen food departments of grocery stores all month long. As just one example, at the time of writing, Target was offering 20% off numerous frozen items, such as Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken and Daiya Gluten Free Pizza.
National Nutrition Month
March 7: National Meatball Day
Last year, restaurant chain Carrabba’s Italian Grill gave out free Meatballs & Ricotta with the purchase of two entrées to celebrate the day, any deals for this year should be announced soon.
March 10: National Ranch Dressing Day
Popular brand Hidden Valley Ranch has held Twitter parties in honor of ranch dressing in past years, so it’s likely they’ll be calling out the versatile dip on their site this year as well as offering up coupons
March 14: National Potato Chip Day
Last year, Utz featured a special promotion to celebrate the salty snack. The company offered 50% off all orders placed online. Head over to Utzsnacks.com on the 14th to check if there’s a repeat deal.
March 14: Pi Day
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
It’s just not St. Patrick's Day without McDonald’s yearly Shamrock Shake. This is the 50th year the treat is being offered along with a new seasonal sweet, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, both available for a limited time — check their website to find out when the treats disappear for the year. Another way to go green is to pick up green bagels at Brueggers, available this year March 16-17. Get $2 off one of the store’s Big Bagel Bundles, which includes a baker’s dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.
March 19: National Poultry Day
Run out of ideas for what to do with chicken? This holiday is a perfect excuse to try out a new recipe.
March 20: National Ravioli Day
Brio Tuscan Grille has featured ravioli deals in past years. Sign up with the restaurant’s rewards program to see what will be offered this year.
March 25: International Waffle Day
Typically you’ll find more freebies on Waffle Day, which takes place in August, but IHOP has still promoted the holiday by calling out some of their specialities like Belgian Waffles.
March 25: Pecan Day
March 26: National Spinach Day
Spinach is undeniably nutritious, but can also be quite delicious. Prices for this veggie vary, but it can be a surprisingly good deal at typically pricey stores like Whole Foods.