New Year's 2020: Where To Get The Best Food Freebies And Deals

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2020 has been quite the year, and while there are quite a few things we won't miss, we'd be remiss if we didn't thank Martha Stewart for her Martha-rita, Ina Garten for her ginormous cosmopolitan, Ryan Reynolds for his hilarious homeschool edition Aviation Gin (via Twitter), and all of the incredible Tik Tok cooking hacks and trends the social media community has shared as we stayed home together. Our kitchens and, perhaps, our temperaments are better for it. Well, it's finally time to put 2020 to bed and ring in a New Year full of hope, and what could be more hopeful than kicking off 2021 with some steals and deals that will keep your wallet and budget feeling happy and healthy?

We've searched the internet to find you New Year deals that will help you start 2021 on a positive note. From coveted kitchen gadgets on sale to food freebies and deals, you'll want to read through this list and treat yourself and your family to some deliciously delightful dining opportunities before you resume your usual routine or kick-off any healthy living New Year's resolutions.   

Discount donuts and breakfast sandwiches to get your new year started

2020 may have left us dazed and confused, but Krispy Kreme is giving us a sweet reprieve with their "Four Days of Glaze" (via Krispy Kreme). Starting New Year's Eve and running through January 3, 2021, the pied piper donut chain is offering its glazed donut fans the opportunity to purchase two dozen glazed donuts for just $12. Their website notes that this is their way of showing their gratitude to customers, and we are thankful for their thankfulness. As with all these deals, check with your local chain to make certain they are participating in this promotion.

If donuts aren't your thing or you are shedding sugary foods for 2021, then, dear reader, perhaps there's a Starbuck's run in your future. According to the coffee chain, beginning on January 4 and running through January 25, Starbucks is pushing a Meatless Mondays promotion. The chain is offering $2 off one of the following vegetarian breakfast sandwiches or wraps: the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich, Southwest Veggie Wrap, and their Spinach, Feta & Egg White Wrap.

Not feeling the meatless vibe either? No problem, Wendy's has got you and your meat needs covered. You can get a free Breakfast Baconator with any breakfast purchase — during breakfast hours, of course — by downloading and using the offer in the Wendy's app. There are other food deals available on the app, too. This breakfast offer is only available through January 17, 2021, says WRAL, so get to downloading!

Ring in 2021 with deals on burgers, subs, and seafood

Shake Shack is helping to ring in 2021 with a BOGO offer at participating locations. According to the chain's Twitter account, Shake Shack is showing their appreciation to customers with a gift. Valid though January 3, 2021, when you order two burgers or chicken sandwiches on the Shake Shack App or website and use the code "THANKYOU" you get the second sandwich free.

According to Newsbreak, sandwich chain Quiznos is offering a rare BOGO deal that is only available on New Year's Eve (that's December 31, 2020) to end the year. Atlanta on the Cheap notes that this offer is only good on the chain's 8-inch subs, and all sizes of their steak subs are also off limits with this offer.

Red Lobster is ending 2020 with an opportunity for one lucky winner to win free food at the chain for a year. The restaurant's Say Good-bye to 2020 sweepstakes is what seafood lover's dreams are made of (via Red Lobster). If you are already part of the Red Lobster Rewards program, you will automatically receive an entry and can receive additional entries by ordering from Red Lobster online. Hello Cheddar Bay Biscuits! If you don't have the My Red Lobster Rewards app, enroll soon to receive your entry. This contest runs through January 6, 2021.

New Years drink deals and kitchen gear steals

Applebee's will be serving up their merry $5 Sleigh Bell Sips if you are doing some socially distant dining in their restaurant on New Year's Eve and feeling festive, or in you live in an area where to-go alcohol is permitted (via Applebee's). Similarly, Chili's is still offering their $5 margarita of the month deal, and you can close out 2020 with a sneak peak of their January offering, the returning Tequila Trifecta. According to a press release sent to Mashed, The Tequila Trifecta contains El Jimador Blanco, 1800 Reposado, Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, triple sec, and the chain's fresh sour.

If you're hoping to really hone your cooking skills in 2021, and Santa didn't bring you all the gadgets and kitchen tools you need or wanted, you are in luck. According to The Kitchn, Macy's is having a massive sale that will run through January 3, 2021. From air fryers to an Instant Pot cooking and beverage blenders, there are all types of small appliances to be had for great deals. And don't forget to check-out Amazon for deep discounts on Lodge cookware and other kitchen necessities.