This time of year, there are so many bags of candy and jack-o'-lanterns around, it can be hard to even think straight when it comes to feeding your family and making sure that everyone is home in time to either greet trick-or-treaters, or hit the neighborhood loops themselves. So if you didn't have time to whip up a delicious chili recipe, this list is for you.
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you haven't already eaten yourself sick on the candy you're supposed to pass out to trick-or-treaters, a handful of fast-food restaurants -- even a few other retailers -- are offering some freaky good deals on All Hallow's Eve, Oct. 31.
At participating 99 Restaurants, children 10 and younger eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée. You can also grab the chain's Halloween go-to meal deal for $35.99, enough to feed a family of four.
America's Dog & Burger
Customers in Chicago who visit America's Dog & Burger on Halloween will receive a free hot dog meal, part of the regional restaurant's "Happy Halloweiner" promo.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Families can head to select Applebee's locations in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Long Island on Halloween with costume-clad kids 12 and younger and receive two free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree. Check your local restaurant for availability.
Members of Baja Fresh's Club Baja will get a free kid's meal on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée purchase and an email. Sign up today -- coupons go out Halloween morning!
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops' annual Great Pumpkin Celebration takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, featuring kids activites, fun holiday photos and more. On Halloween night, the event will include trick-or-treating at 5 p.m. and a costume parade at 6 p.m., with freebies for every participant. Visit their website for details on your local celebration.
Beef 'O' Brady's
Children in costume eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult. One free kids meal per adult entrée purchase, check local availability.
Children 12 and younger in costume eat free through Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée costing $10 or more. This deal is available for lunch and dinner only, and only valid on dine-in meals.
Bob Evans is giving customers $5 off any purchase of $20 or more through Halloween day with a coupon available on their Facebook page.
Visit any participating BurgerFi location in costume on Halloween day, receive a free small custard.
Children 12 and younger in costume will get a free Bojangles' Bo-Berry Biscuit with the purchase of any kid's meal or greater at participating locations. Bojangles' is also holding a themed costume contest -- visit Bojangles for more information.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
On Halloween day, kids eat free with the purchase of one adult entrée. Limit one per table and not valid with any other discount.
Costumed kids 10 and younger will get a free meal on Halloween at Carrows Restaurants with the purchase of a regular-priced adult entrée. Dine-in only; limit one free kid's meal per adult meal purchased.
Chicken Salad Chick
At participating Chicken Salad Chick stores, kids in costumes eat free with the purchase of one adult entrée on Halloween.
Visit any Chipotle store in costume from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween and you'll get your hands on a $3 burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos, part of the chain's BOOrito promotion. You can also enter to win free burritos for a year by texting BOORITO to 888222 by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31.
Chuck E. Cheese
Participating Chuck E. Cheese stores will give away free slices of "Candy Corn Pizza" every hour on the hour from 4 to 8 p.m. on Halloween day, while supplies last. Also through Halloween, kids can get their hands on 50 free prize tickets when visit a Chuck E. Cheese in costume. Learn more online.
Children in costume get a free kid's buffet meal with the purchase of an adult buffet and regular size drink on Halloween, limit one per adult purchase.
Coco's Bakery Restaurant
Kids 10 and younger in costume get a free meal with purchase of a regular-priced adult entrée on Oct. 31. Dine-in only; one free meal per adult purchase.
Cotton Patch Café
At Cotton Patch Café, kids in costume get a free kid's meal on Oct. 31 with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Kids 11 and younger in costume eat free all-day at Country Buffet, limit one per regular-priced paying adult or senior.
Del Taco's regular Tuesday special -- three value tacos for $1.29 from 3 to 11 p.m. -- is available on Halloween, and you can get a free medium drink with purchase of any Epic Burrito if you join Del Taco's Raving Fan eClub. Visit Del Taco online.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
At Dickey's Barbecue Pit, kids 12 and younger in costume eat free from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Halloween at participating locations.
Get in the Halloween spirit with a free ghost-shaped sopapilla with any dine-in meal at El Fenix restaurants on Oct. 31. To get this deal, you need to request it.
Furr's Fresh Buffet
Kids 12 and younger in costume eat free all-day Halloween at Furr's Fresh Buffet. Limit one child per regular, paying adult or senior.
Kids 11 and younger in costume eat free all-day Halloween at HomeTown Buffet.
IHOP is offering its young guests a free Scary Face Pancake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Kids can also win prizes by sharing their own pancake designs and creations on IHOP's Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #ScaryFacePancake and #Entry.
Jeremiah's Ice is giving costumed guests a free small menu item from 6 p.m. to close on Halloween. Jeremiah's is also hosting its Coolest Costume Contest, with a chance to win gift cards, online.
Joe's Crab Shack
Kids 13 and younger wearing their costumes eat free at Joe's Crab Shack with purchase of an adult entrée. There's a limit of three free kids' meals per party, and the flyer coupon is available online.
Krispy Kreme has been in the Halloween spirit with its annual Halloween doughnuts. On Halloween day, guests in costume can get a free doughnut of choice. Doughnut lovers can also get a free glow-in-the-dark bucket when they purchase a $5.99 24-count doughnut holes.
At McAlister's Deli, children 12 and younger in costume get free kids' meals at participating locations with the purchase of a dine-in adult entrée.
Miller's Ale House
Kids 12 and younger eat free at Miller's Ale House on Halloween with the purchase of an adult meal.
Kids get a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult entrée on Halloween at Mimi's Café.
Nestle Toll House Café
Kids and adults alike can wear a costume or show off their smile at Nestle Toll House Café to get a free regular chocolate chip cookie on Halloween.
Noodles & Company
Get a free kid's meal for each regular-sized entrée purchased at Noodles & Company through Halloween.
Old Country Buffet
Old Country Buffet is giving kids 11 and younger in costume free food all-day on Halloween, limit one child per regular-priced paying adult or senior.
On the Border
Get a dozen mini beef, chicken or combo BOO-ritos from On the Border for $12.99 through Nov. 3 for online and to-go orders.
Celebrate Halloween "down under" at Outback Steakhouse, where kids get a free dirt cup dessert with the purchase of any Joey Menu entrée on Oct. 31.
Use the promo code CREEPY for a free medium one-topping pizza with $15 regular-price menu purchase from Papa John's. Order online here.
Get a large take-and-bake Jack-O-Lantern pizza from Papa Murphy's for $8 for a limited time.
Wear a costume to any PDQ from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween and get a free cookie with any purchase.
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Kids 12 and younger in a costume get free kid's meal with regular sub purchase at participating Penn Station East Coast Subs. Ask for the special when ordering.
Get a scary good pizza deal from Pizza Hut using the promo code SCARYGOOD25 on online orders -- www.PizzaHut.com -- for 25-percent off menu-priced pizzas.
Kids 10 and younger get a free kid's buffet at Pizza Inn with the purchase of an adult buffet on Halloween.
Head to Pollo Tropical on Halloween, where kids in costume will get a free kid's meal with the purchase of an adult entrée from 4 to 9 p.m. with a coupon available online.
Through Halloween, use the promo code HALLOWEEN 15 to get 15 percent off online orders from Red Robin.
Get a free, one-day DVD rental, or $1.50 off a Blu-ray or video game rental, when you text RETURN to 727272. The code expires Nov. 4.
Kids 11 and younger in costume eat free all-day Halloween at participating Ryan's.
Kids get a free trick-or-treat bag through Halloween at participating Shoney's stores.
Participating Sonic Drive-Ins nationwide are offering 50-cent corn dogs all day on Halloween.
Through Halloween, Sonny's BBQ locations are selling a "monster to go deal" for $29.99 that feeds four. The meal includes a whole chicken, a pound of pulled or sliced pork, choice of bread and three pint-sized "sidekicks."
Spaghetti Warehouse's dine-in Halloween Family Feast, which feeds four, includes double portions of lasagna, chicken parmigiana and choice of spaghetti and meatballs or fettuccini alfredo for $30.
Wear a costume to Sprinkles on Halloween and receive 50 percent off a mini BOO box sampler.
Tijuana Flats will give out free trick-or-treat bags to kids on Halloween. The bags include a coupon for a future visit.
Kids 12 and younger eat free at Toojay's through Halloween with purchase of an adult entrée with the coupon online.