Black Friday 2020: Where to get the best food freebies and deals

You know that feeling you get on Black Friday when you're shopping for the best deals and steals on holiday presents? Your stomach starts to growl, your eyelids droop, and it becomes clear that you need a cup of coffee to pick you up or a bite to eat to keep you going on your quest for the best holiday buys. That's why you need to know about all these awesome food freebies and deals happening this year, regardless of whether you're planning on hitting the pavement or shopping from the comfort of your own couch.

And fueling yourself during Black Friday shopping isn't the only way you can make the most of these food deals on the day known for its mega discounts. There are also lower prices and special offers on a ton of food and drink products you might want to pick up, either to give as gifts or keep for yourself. From coffee and wine to chocolate and snacks, you'll want to buy more than just discounted electronics and toys on Black Friday this year.

Visit these chains for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

There are quite a few fast food chains that have existing deals and discounts throughout the month of November, but one is specifically offering a "cyber week deal" that begins Cyber Monday. According to a press release sent to Mashed, customers at Hungry Howie's can get 51 percent off any pizza at regular menu price when they order online using the code "51OFF" — with around 550 locations scattered across 21 states, tons of people will be able to take advantage of this deal between November 30th and December 6th.

Rewards members at McAlister's Deli will find new deals revealed each day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday under "Special Offers," including things like free tea, $3 off any entree, and $5 off a family meal (via Thrillist). Customers at Noodles & Company can get $4 off any purchase of $10 or more between Black Friday and November 30th. 

Tex-Mex chain Tijuana Flats is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, so there are a lot of deals to be had. On Black Friday during Happy Hour, customers can get fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or churros for just $2. You can also get loaded guac, a regular burrito, a regular bowl, or a quesadilla for $5.

Get money back with gift cards purchased on Black Friday from these restaurants

If you're someone who is constantly ordering food from restaurants, there are quite a few interesting gift card deals to know about. The first comes from Corner Bakery, where through the end of the year anyone who buys $25 in gift cards or $20 in baked goods can get a $5 bonus card, redeemable between January 1st to the 21st of 2021, according to a press release received by Mashed.

On the Border is giving away $10 bonus cards when you buy $50 or more in gift cards in restaurants or online. The gift cards must be bought between November 18th and the end of the year, and the bonus cards can be used between the first of the year and February 13th. It's worth noting that the $10 bonus cards can only be put toward $20 worth of food or more and for dine-in service only, maybe not the best choice in 2020. Logan's Roadhouse and Chili's are running the same deal, though there is no minimum to use the $10 bonus cards there and they don't specify they can only be used when dining-in. The only places you cannot get the Logan's Roadhouse deal are North Carolina, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia. Chili's bonus cards can be used through January 11th and Logan's Roadhouse through February 13th. 

Thrillist reports that those who stop by Miguel's Jr. will receive a $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card they buy in stores or online between November 27th and the end of the year.

Don't forget to stock up on Black Friday grocery deals

According to a press release sent to Mashed, illy coffee is offering 25 percent off your purchase on Cyber Monday and free shipping on $50 or more all season. Peet's Coffee is similarly offering free shipping on online orders of $29 or more (via Delish). You can get 25 percent off online Boyd's Coffee orders when you use the code "CYBER2020." The same code works for China Mist Teas, where you'll get 30 percent off your online order. The last drink deal to look for comes from Usual Wines. They're offering 21 percent off orders of 12 glasses or more (which is at least $96) on online purchases, not including subscriptions.

As far as snacks to pick up during your Black Friday shopping spree, you'll want to visit a Godiva store or their website, where some products will be 50 percent off. Snack food brand HighKey will offer 20 percent off select products for Prime members from Thanksgiving to November 30th. Customers can also get 25 percent off on HighKey.com and 30% off their first subscription with code BF2020 (from the 26th to the 29th) or code CM2020 (from the 30th to December 1st).

Bobo's oat bars and snacks are 25 percent off sitewide with code "Bobo's Favorites" from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Customers can also get a free tote when they spend $50 or more. Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative will offer 10 to 20 percent off select products between November 20th and 28th; on Cyber Monday, though, you can get $25 off any $75 gift card purchased.