St. Patrick's day food deals: Freebies and dining deals

We're feeling pretty lucky about these great deals on Sunday, March 17!
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By Aly Walansky

St. Patrick's Day is usually filled with rainbows, green clovers and leprechauns — but there are also plenty of pots of gold to be found in almost every corner of the country ... in the form of great deals at restaurants and fast food chains.

Whether dining out, stopping by for a cocktail (and a frothy Guinness), or simply getting a sweet treat to bring home, there are plenty of specials leading up to Sunday, March 17.

Applebee’s

Applebee’s "Neighborhood Drink of the Month" is a $2 Rainbow Punch made with Absolut vodka, green apple, ginger and lemon syrups, all topped with a rainbow gummy garnish made from a brightly colored candy belt. The festive cocktail is available throughout the entire month of March.

Bill's Bar & Burger

Bill's Bar & Burger is celebrating St. Patrick's Day at locations across the country with a limited-edition Pot o' Gold milkshake. This sweet special features a vanilla shake with caramel syrup, vanilla icing, Lucky Charms cereal and whipped cream. To really get into the spirit, customers can also spike it with Jameson Irish Whiskey.

B.GOOD

B.GOOD will be offering $1 Acai Berry Smoothies at 62 U.S. locations starting March 11 through St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. It’s a festive way for people to drink up something colorful that isn't an artificially colored pint of beer. The offer is valid from 2 p.m. to store closing time with any purchase.

Bruegger’s Bagels

The bagel chain is offering its seasonal shamrock bagels, available March 15 through Sunday, at participating locations.

California Pizza Kitchen

On St. Patrick’s Day, the pizza chain is offering $5 mule drinks made with Jameson whiskey.

Chili’s

The Tex-Mex chain’s March margarita of the month is the Lucky Jameson, featuring Jameson whiskey, Lunazul Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh sour mix. Throughout the month, it's available for $5 at participating locations.

Drizly

The alcohol shopping app and website that delivers beer, wine and spirits is running a promotion for St. Patrick’s Day. The promo code is STPADDYS19, will allow new users to get $5 off any delivery order. It starts now and ends Sunday, March 17. The officer is not valid in several states including Connecticut, Missouri, Ohio and Hawaii.

Dunkin’

Dunkin’ is bringing back a once-popular coffee flavoring this month. Irish Creme hasn’t been offered at Dunkin’ since 2014, but it's now available in Dunkin’ coffee and espresso drinks at participating locations nationwide, while supplies last. Also, all throughout March, participating restaurants are serving medium-sized iced coffees for $2 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Hopdoddy

Hopdoddy (which now has 31 locations located mostly throughout the South) will be offering a special Dubliner burger, which is inspired by a classic shepherd's pie. It includes cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, a lamb pie patty, mushrooms, carrots, peas and a celery sour cream aioli. Customers will also be able to pair the Dubliner burger with a Guinness beer for $10 (total), or add a shot of Jameson for $2, or Caskmates for $2.50. The $10 burger and beer pairing will only be available through March 17.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme's green Original Glazed Doughnut is returning to stores for a limited time this Friday. The sweet shop is also running a promotion for true doughnut lovers where winners will receive a "Golden Dozen Pass," worth free Original Glazed Doughnuts for a year (through St. Patrick's Day 2020). From Friday through Sunday, there will be multiple winners picked each day at every participating Krispy Kreme shop. There are two ways to enter: by making a small purchase in store or by mailing in an entry.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortonshas an adorable four pack of its new Clover Donut. Each heart-shaped doughnut comes with Venetian cream filling, and is topped with white fondant and green sprinkles. Single doughnuts will set you back $1.19 but, for a limited time, the chain is offering the St. Patrick's Day four pack for a slightly discounted price of $4.49.

Aly Walansky