Where To Get Your Crunch On For National Taco Day

Taco Tuesday isn’t the only day for taco deals this week.

Wednesday is National Taco Day and it’s a fiesta for taco lovers with many national taco chains marking the day with free tacos and specials.

According to the made-up food holiday’s website, NationalTacoDay.com, last year Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos.

Taco Bell

At participating locations on Wednesday, the chain has a special “National Taco Day gift set.” For $5, get four classic Taco Bell tacos — Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos and the Crunchy Taco — “gift wrapped” in a limited edition wrapper and specially boxed. Learn more about the deal hereTaco Bell also has teamed up with teen retailer Forever 21 to create a collection of bodysuits, sweatshirts and hoodies, which will go on sale Oct. 11 at select Forever 21 stores.

Tijuana Flats

Get $2 tacos and $2 Mexican drafts Wednesday at participating locations. Many locations of the fast-casual Tex-Mex chain have a Tuesday taco deal called Tijuana Tuesdaze where two tacos, chips and a medium drink are $5.99. Also, all locations have a take-home “Hardly Homemade” taco meal kit for $31.99. Find locations here.

On the Border 

Mini tacos are 50 cents each when you dine-in Wednesday at participating locations. The chain also has a 20% off taco catering items through Oct. 8 with promo code Taco17. Learn more here.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill 

The chain is celebrating Applebee’s Neighborhood Appreciation Month all October long with $1 margaritas, also known as the Dollarita, at participating locations. Learn more here and find locations here.

El Pollo Loco

Buy one taco platter, get one free Wednesday at participating locations with a coupon posted on the company’s website. Taco platter options are Chicken Avocado, Chicken Bacon Cheddar, Avocado Tacos al Carbon and Shrimp Mango.

More deals: Check locally owned restaurants’ Facebook and Twitter accounts for additional deal announcements.

Here’s Where You Can Get Free Coffee On National Coffee Day

Is it really National Coffee Day if you can’t get free coffee from at least one coffee chain? The holiday falls on this Friday, Sept. 29 and, since your love of caffeine is recognized by all, there are some pretty sweet deals being offered at coffee shops nationwide, where you can get all the free coffee you need for little to nothing. Here are all the places you need to hit up this Friday.

KRISPY KREME

National Coffee Day isn’t over until Krispy Kreme says it’s over, and because of that, the doughnut chain is turning National Coffee Day into National Coffee Weekend. From Sept. 29 up until Oct. 1, customers can head to Krispy Kreme to score a hot coffee in any size as well as a small iced coffee at participating locations across the U.S. and Canada.

DUNKIN’ DONUTS

Customers at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations nationwide can purchase a medium, large, or extra large cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee and get one additional medium hot coffee for free.

7-ELEVEN

7-Eleven is also extending coffee deals all into the weekend, but there’s a small catch. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 7Rewards members can receive one free coffee per day.

CINNABON

According to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter account, Cinnabon will be giving out free 12 oz. coffees all day on Friday.

STARBUCKS

Unfortunately if you’re looking for free coffee on National Coffee Day, Starbucks isn’t where you’ll find it. According to a release on the coffee chain’s website, instead of doling out free coffee, Starbucks will be shining a light on their ethically sourced coffee, letting customers know that buying coffee from the brand means supporting farmers.

Pilot/Flying J

Guests can get free small cup of Pilot Coffee or another hot beverage of their choice, including tea and cappuccino. To redeem, display an online coupon — available here or at Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page — at any time on Sept. 29.

Wawa

Receive a free coffee of any size all day at any of Wawa location.

National Dine Out Day Will Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

National Dine Out Day is October 2nd, and most of us need little excuse to ditch the stove for one night. But if you’re feeling a bit homebodyish, it might help to know that restaurants across the nation are coordinating to donate to hurricane relief.

A group of celebrity chefs — including Tom Colicchio and Michael Symon — are working to coordinate a huge hurricane relief effort tied to National Dine Out Day. The idea is simple; restaurants sign up and agree to donate a percentage of that night’s receipts to hurricane relief, diners show up and enjoy the menu, and the money goes to the hurricane relief fund. It’ll ensure restaurant employees who still don’t have kitchens up and running can make rent and get the help they need, and that food banks in the area can keep their shelves stocked.

Sure, it’s not going down there to volunteer yourself, but if you find yourself hungry that Monday, and want to ensure you’re doing a little good beyond putting down a good tip at the end of the meal, this’ll be one way to make it happen. And, if you want to do more, here’s how to contribute to hurricane relief.

Reserve tables and stay up to date, HERE!

LEGOLAND Celebrates Halloween with Brick or Treat

If you’re looking to celebrate Halloween at a theme park with the family, LEGOLAND Florida Resort has you covered.

During seven dates in October, LEGOLAND Florida will host Brick or Treat, a Halloween party specifically designed for children, featuring a themed firework spectacular, trick-or-treating in the park, character meet-and-greets, LEGO building activities and more.

The park will be adorned with Halloween decorations and will include fun activities around every corner. New for 2017, LEGOLAND Florida will award guests for elite costumes, feature a new show at the Wells Fargo Fun Town Theater, provide photo opportunities inside a giant LEGO Halloween globe and more.

Visitors will be able to meet LEGO Halloween characters, including Lord Vampyre, the Mummy, the Mad Scientist, the Witch and Frankenstein. Guests will also be treated to candy and other Halloween treats, scavenger hunts and themed areas of the park.

The dates for the 2017 Brick or Treat events are October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31. Hours for the festivities are between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time, except on October 31, which will be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. local time.

In addition to the Halloween festivities, LEGOLAND Florida will debut its Be-A-Minifigure Costume Shop on September 15 in the Fun Town section of the park. Visitors will be able to dress up like their favorite LEGO characters.

LEGOLAND Florida is also offering guests the chance to save $30 on a one-day ticket or a one-day theme park and water park ticket. Customers must make the purchase on or before September 15 and the visit between October 1 through November 19.

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Today Is National Chicken Wing Day: Here Are Some Deals

There’s only one good thing about nonsense holidays like National Ice Cream Day or National Donut Day: If you like the food being celebrated, restaurants have events where you can get discounts or free items. National Chicken Wing Day, July 29, is no exception.

Discounts

Buffalo Wild Wings: Small plates of boneless wings for $9.99, and traditional wings for $11.99.

East Coast Wings & Grill: Buy wings on the holiday, get a voucher for five free wings the next time you come back.

Hooters: Buy any 10 wings, get 10 smoked chicken wings free. They’re calling it “National Smoked Chicken Wing Day.”

Hurricane Grill & Wings: $1 wings and a free soda or beer if you spend $20 on food.

WingHouse: Buy 10 wings, get five free.

Wingstop: Buy wings, get five free boneless wings from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

How To Get A Free Slurpee At 7-Eleven Today

Did you forget? It’s July 11, or 7/11, which means today is the day you can get a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven stores around the country are offering up complimentary Slurpees from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (local time) today only. All you have to do is walk in and ask, nicely, “Hey, may I please have a Slurpee, kind 7-Eleven employee?”

It’s all part of a celebration in honor of 7-Eleven’s 90th birthday: This is the 16th straight year the chain has marked its birthday by handing out free frozen treats. There will be plenty of brain freeze to go around, as 7-Eleven says it expects to hand out nine million Slurpees.

The Slurpee itself celebrated its 50th birthday last October. It had its start as a semi-estranged child of the ICEE, which was invented in the late ’50s. 7-Eleven licensed the beverage-freezing technology behind the machine in 1965.

Here’s Where To Get Deals For National Fried Chicken Day

When summer rolls around, you can bet foods like ribs, corn on the cob, burgers, hot dogs, and (most importantly) fried chicken aren’t far behind. There’s just something blissfully nostalgic about summer foods. It’s almost as if biting into a crispy, steaming piece of fried chicken brings us back to our childhoods, sitting outside in the sun, our fingers (and chins) covered in greasy goodness without a care in the world.

Here to take advantage of that childhood summer bliss is National Fried Chicken Day. The day when you can throw your diet out the window and bask in the glow of extra crispy days gone by. Plus, you can do it without paying a fortune because there are deals and specials to be had all over the country.

NOTE: We know that some of these are just “deals” and some aren’t tied to the day itself. We’re just trying to help you eat for cheap!

Bob Evans

Get your hands on the chain’s fried chicken tenders and get a side of salad or soup PLUS dessert for an additional $2 today.

Boston Market

Grab this online coupon and head to your local Boston Market today to get an Oven Crisp Chicken Strips Sandwich or wrap for only $5.

Burger King

Stop into BK today to get a ten-piece chicken nuggets for $1.49. You don’t even need a coupon for this deal.

Church’s Chicken

Use the code 1730 and get a 10-piece leg and thighs combo. But wait, there’s more. The deal also comes with four biscuits and two large sides for $12.99.

Domino’s Pizza

Use the online code 5851 to get one large 2-topping pizza and 14 chicken wings for $19.99.

Giant Eagle

To celebrate National Fried Chicken Day, the grocery store chain is offering customers 4 pieces of fried chicken for only $1.99.

Kentucky Fried Chicken

It couldn’t possibly be National Fried Chicken Day without the Colonel. Visit any KFC location to get a Chicken Share meal that includes chicken tenders, chicken pieces, popcorn chicken, and hot wings for only $10.

Marco’s Pizza

To celebrate the day, Marco ‘s is offering a $13.99 specialty pizza deal but, you have to have this coupon. To get it.

Papa Johns

Use the code 25OFF to get 25 percent off your order today.

Pick Up Stix

Visit any location and get a free chicken entree with the purchase of an entree and drink. But you have to use the coupon code 414-752-574.

Pizza Hut

Use the code 2221 to get a box of 8 boneless wings for only $6.

Popeyes

You’ll “love that chicken at Popeyes” because the chain is offering 10 pieces of Bonafide Chicken, 2 large sides, and 5 biscuits for only $10 today (check in your area to see if they have this deal).

Amazon Prime Day Is July 11

For the third year in a row, Amazon Prime Day is back to bring you deals on everything from TVs and toys to headphones and Amazon devices. Amazon Prime Day is officially July 11, but this time around Amazon is kicking things off early and letting it run a little late with sales starting at 9 PM EST July 10, and ending at 3 AM EST July 12. In other words, thirty hours of deals on all the things you probably don’t need but are going to buy anyway. You need an Amazon Prime account, but if you don’t already have one you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here.

We’ll be back next week with an updating list of all the best steals we find once Prime Day goes live.

Here’s the 2017 Shark Week Schedule

It’s summer, and you know what that means: It’s Shark Week. Yep, time to sit in front of a couch and watch cool, vaguely exploitative (and sometimes fictionalized) content about sharks under the guise of education.

For 2017, which is astoundingly the 29th season of Shark Week, horror actor/director Eli Roth will host for the second year in a row. The Discovery Channel has unveiled the schedule for the upcoming event, which kicks off on July 23. Some of the highlights include a swimming race between 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michale Phelps and a great white shark, a visit to a peninsula in Australia where sharks fight crocodiles, and a look at the cosmopolitan sharks found in the waters off Los Angeles and New York City. There’s also a documentary about sharks who live near volcanos called Devil Sharks, ‘cause Shark Week is metal as hell.

Here, via the Discovery Channel, are episode descriptions and premiere dates for all of Shark Week’s new specials.

Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern

Every two years in October – in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 – a secluded beach on the central California coast has been the scene of great white shark attacks. Is it the same shark returning again and again? And will the attacks continue in October 2016? Dr. Michael Domeier believes the Surf Beach attacks may be more than a tragic coincidence. With the help of shark experts Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran, and using satellite tags and DNA technology, he wants to out the killer once and for all. Produced by Shark Entertainment.

Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern

They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on! Produced by Peacock Productions.

Shark-Croc Showdown – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 9:10 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Mark Meekan and conservationist Paul de Gelder go on an expedition to one the sharkiest places in the world – a remote wilderness called the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia. Meekan is there to count sharks and species as part of Vulcan’s Global FinPrint project – Paul de Gelder’s going because he heard that sharks and crocs fight over sea turtles out there. What happens when 14-foot crocodiles move into shark infested waters? That’s what they’re going to find out! Produced by Big Wave.

Devil Sharks – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 10:10 p.m. Eastern

From active to extinct, and at every stage in between, volcanoes hold a strong attraction for sharks of all kinds. Across the world, sharks congregate and concentrate around volcanoes and volcanic islands. What is it about volcanoes that make them shark hotspots? Dr. Mike Heithaus dives in several volcanoes to find out. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

*Shark Vortex – Airing Monday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Eastern

Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it 30 species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Romeiro study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks – makos, great whites, and porbeagles – that can out-swim, out-think, and out-compete all the others. Produced by 333 Productions and Radley Studios.

Return to the Isle of Jaws – Airing Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Divers and scientists Return to the Isle of Jaws to unlock the mysteries of this new great white hot spot, just south of Western Australia. They make a startling discovery that causes us to re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites. Produced by Red Rock Films.

Alien Sharks: Stranger Things – Airing Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Alien Sharks is back in search of some of the world’s strangest sharks. Dr. Craig O’Connell goes to the Bass Strait for sawsharks, while Victoria Elena Vasquez and Dr. David Ebert go into deep water in Tokyo Bay to find the star of the show, the goblin shark. They find both sawsharks and goblins – and many more, including ghost sharks, frilled sharks, and the amazing luminescent lantern shark. Produced by Discovery Studios.

Sharks and the City: LA – Airing Tuesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Along the coastline of LA, great white sharks are increasing and they seem to be hunting out of season. Dr. Chris Lowe, Director of the CSULB Shark Lab, wants to know why. His investigation takes him to Guadalupe Island, off Mexico, where he finds the answer. Produced by Arrow Media.

*Sharks and the City: New York – Airing Tuesday, July 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern

For decades, great white shark numbers were in decline in the waters around New York. But now, seals are back in New York Harbor – can the great whites be far behind? Marine biologist Craig O’Connell tries to find out how close they really are, and shows what a future with great whites in New York will look like. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

The Lost Cage – Airing Wednesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern

A team of explorers float in a one-of-a-kind shark cage, 500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Acting as human lures in the open ocean will they encounter its deadliest shark? Produced by Gurney Entertainment.

Great Hammerhead Invasion – Airing Wednesday, July 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Early November, giant hammerheads arrive off Bimini, in the Bahamas. But why? Leading shark scientist Tristan Guttridge tags and follows these normally solitary sharks to find out. Many appear to be pregnant females, as an ultrasound of a female hammerhead shows. Guttridge believes they spend winter in Bimini to feed the growing young in their bellies – and then move on to the Florida coast to prey on migrating blacktips – and the evidence is unmistakable. Produced by Icon Films.

Shark Exile – Airing Thursday, July 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern

In Brazil, Dr. Hazin has successfully reduced the number of shark encounters by simply catching and moving sharks out to the open sea. What’s his secret? And can this solution work in Australia, where encounters are a problem? Produced by Sealight Pictures.

Shark Swarm – Airing Thursday, July 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern

At various times of the year and in different locations around the world, sharks of many kinds gather, swarm, and spiral. Dr. Tristan Guttridge conducts a study of just what brings them together, and what’s going on in these shark ‘societies’. Produced by Red Rock Films.

African Shark Safari* – Airing Friday, July 28 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Madagascar is NOT known as a location for great white sharks. According to the shark sanctuary here, both great whites and tigers are ‘extinct’ in Madagascan waters. So why has a great white shark, tagged in South Africa, traveled 1500 miles up the African coast to Madagascar? Craig O’Connell and the team make the long journey to the remote island nation to investigate and see if Madagascar is the next big great white shark hotspot. Produced by Arrow Media.

Lair of the Sawfish – Airing Friday, July 28 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Experts unravel the mystery behind one of the sea’s strangest creatures, the sawfish, from its evolutionary links to sharks and rays, to its key role in the marine ecosystem. Their goal is to bring the sawfish back from the brink of extinction. Produced by Radley Studios and Delve Creative.

Sharkmania – Airing Saturday, July 29 at 9 p.m. Eastern

A rundown of the greatest moments from SHARK WEEK 2017, featuring the closest calls, biggest bites, greatest gadgets, and viewers’ top picks for the best of SHARK WEEK history. Produced by Discovery Studios.

Shark School With Michael Phelps – Airing Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Eastern

Michael Phelps joins Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Shark Lab to get a crash course on everything ‘shark.’ They’ll dispel the myths and common misconceptions, teach him how to safely dive with sharks – including how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face – and will get Michael Phelps up close and personal with the incredible power of a great white. Produced by Peacock Productions.

Sharks are cool, you guys.