Monthly Archives: October 2022

Sonic Drive-In 50 Cent Corn Dogs

November 1, 2022

The most recent Sonic 50 Cent Corn Dog Day was held on Monday, October 31, 2022.

As soon as I receive further information on upcoming events, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

We’ve been waiting a long time for Sonic 50 Cent Corn Dogs to make a return appearance. Due to relentless food price inflation, I wasn’t sure we’d ever see them again. Our patience has paid off, however. It’s happening on Halloween!

You love ’em! You want ’em! Come in to Sonic Drive-In and get those famous corn dogs for just 50 cents each. Fixed just the way you like ’em with mustard, ketchup, both, or neither. It’s such a great deal, it’s available for one day only. There doesn’t appear to be a limit on these, so bring the whole family!

Offer valid only on Monday, October 31, 2022 at participating locations while supplies last. Discount will automatically apply. Not valid in conjunction with combos, coupons, or any other special promotional discount. Most Sonic Drive-In restaurants will be open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Monday, October 31.)

Zaxby’s Halloween BOGO Boneless Wings Meal

October 31, 2022

Zaxby’s does you right on Halloween with another Buy One Get One FREE deal! This time, it’s their famous Boneless Wings Meal. This full meal deal includes Texas Toast, Ranch Sauce, Crinkle Fries, and a small Coca-Cola Freestyle drink. Regular price at my local Zaxby’s is $7.89. Take advantage of this BOGO offer and get ’em for just $3.95 each when you buy two.

Offer valid only at participating locations on Monday, October 31, 2022 for dine-in, carryout, or drive-thru orders. Must order online at zaxbys.com or via the mobile app. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Most Zaxby’s restaurants will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24.)

Chipotle Halloween BOORITO Bowl Salad Tacos

October 31, 2022

INFLATION ALERT: The price of this Chipotle Halloween promotion has increased from $5.00 last year to $6.00 at most locations.

Due to popular demand, Chipotle’s Halloween BOORITO returns this year! This annual promotion has become a Halloween ritual in many areas. It was cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but returned last year and continues for 2022.

Go to Chipotle in costume after 3:00PM local time and get a burrito for only $6.00. If a burrito isn’t your thing, you can substitute a bowl, salad, or order of tacos. Get your costumes and appetites ready for the Chipotle Halloween Boorito!

Offer valid only on Monday, October 31, 2021 from 3:00PM until close at participating locations. Not valid on digital, delivery or catering orders or in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Limit one $6 Halloween Boorito per person. Most Chipotle restaurants will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24.)

Papa John’s $10.99 Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

October 31, 2022

Papa John’s Pizza is getting in on the fun this year with Jack-O-Lantern pizzas! Because they don’t want to smash your pumpkin, this pepperoni masterpiece arrives uncut. It’s a Halloween treat the entire family can enjoy. Best of all, a large thin crust Papa John’s Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizza is just $10.99 in most markets. Same price as last year! Your kids will love Papa John’s Jack-O-Lantern Pizza. They’re perfect for Halloween gatherings, spooky events, and late October pizza parties.

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Pizzas available through Monday, October 31, 2022 at participating locations. Price may vary by location. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Most Papa John’s Pizza restaurants will be open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24.)

Best Halloween Candy Price? Check Package Weight!

October 31, 2022

It’s already time to stock up on Halloween candy! But how do you know you’re getting the best deal? There’s a bewildering assortment of brands, package sizes, and prices. Those big Halloween candy bags boast about how many pieces they contain. You’ll see this information displayed prominently on the front of the package: “55 PIECES”, “200 PIECES”, “250 PIECES”, and so on. Dividing the selling price by the number of pieces will give you the cost per piece of Halloween candy. But the size of the pieces varies greatly. Some are mini-size or fun-size bars while others are only bite-sized. How do you determine the best sale price for bags of Halloween candy? Simple. CHECK THE WEIGHT!

By law, all solid food items sold in the U.S. must contain the net weight near the bottom front of the package. This is the only true measure of how much product you are receiving. Do the math. Divide the price by the weight indicated on the package. Move the decimal point 2 places to the right if you’re using a dollars and cents amount as the price ($9.88, for example.) This gives your cost in cents per ounce of Halloween candy. Now, you can compare different sized bags of the same candy and find the best value. This works whether you’re comparing bags from the same store or competing stores.

How much should you pay? In previous years, I have recommended around 20 cents per ounce for the popular assortments. Due to 2021’s rapid food price inflation, I have increased this to 25 cents per ounce. This includes Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Almond Joy, Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, Skittles, Starburst, Heath, and Milk Duds. You’ll have to hunt around to meet the 25 cents per ounce price point, but it’s out there. Good sources of cheap Halloween candy include Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, RiteAid, CVS, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, Cub Foods, King Soopers, and Osco/Jewel.

The absolute BEST Halloween candy deals are found on November 1st. That’s when the half price clearance begins at most stores! But who wants to wait that long? Remember to check the weight, do the math, and shoot for a per-ounce cost of around 25 cents. It’s not the size that counts. It’s the weight of the bag that matters.