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How To Get Free McDonald’s During The Holidays

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s

In the last couple of months, McDonald’s has been partnering up with celebrities to highlight special orders based on their favorite menu items. This holiday, however, they’re pivoting towards something a little more whimsical.

McDonald’s is highlighting the favorite meals of fictional Christmas characters in this month’s latest promotion. Even better, all those meals will be free.

Here’s how it works.

Starting Dec. 14, McDonald’s will highlight fictional holiday characters and their favorite McDonald’s cravings (think Buddy the elf and hotcakes) and give away that item for free.

The catch is that this is done only through the McDonald’s mobile app and requires a minimum of $1 to claim the free item.

Highlighted items this holiday season includes the aforementioned free hotcakes, the Abominable Snow Monster’s free Big Mac, Gizmo’s free 6-piece nuggets, and free chocolate chip cookies courtesy of Santa. Not sure why they’re lumping Santa with all these fictional folks, though.

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s

Check out to see the exact schedule of holiday freebies.

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SPICY PB&J And 5 Other Unexpected Hatch Chile Recipes

We’re all feeling the heat this summer, and thanks to our friends at Melissa’s Produce, it’s about to get even hotter – in the best way possible.

Melissa’s challenged us to create some of the hottest recipes we can think of using their fresh hatch chiles.

In the latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, Foodbeast family members from across the board were tasked to use Hatch Chile Peppers in the most remarkable ways. These include a sweet and spicy Hatch Chile Jam, artisanal hatch chile cheese slices, and whatever fire usually comes out of Costa’s Kitchen.

Chefs whipping up these fire Melissa’s Hatch Chile Recipes include Kai’s beautiful Roasted Hatch Chile White Cheddar Biscuits, Lynja’s refreshing Guacamole and Pico de Gallo, Elie’s smoked Hatch Chile Jam served PB&J style, Alyssa’s mouthwatering Honey Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich, Chris’ rustic Homemade Hatch Chile American Cheese Slices melted into a smash patty, and Costa’s innovative Hatch Chicken Parm.

You can check out exactly how they pulled off these stunning recipes by clicking on the video above!

For any Foodbeasts out there who think they have a really dope Hatch recipe that can stand up to these culinary giants, here’s how you join in.  All you have to do is post a photo of it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #HatchAtHome between 8/21 to 8/31.

One creative individual will win a Pitboss Grill, like the one Elie used to smoke his hatch chiles and a bunch of other prizes like an Air Fryer! The winners will be announced on 9/1.

In the meantime, I’m gonna see if I can rustle up some Melissa’s Hatch Chile Peppers and win that smoker. It’s BBQ season.

Created in partnership with Melissa’s Produce.

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Viral San Pedro Fish Market Will Send You FREE Shrimp Platters, Here’s How To Get One

San Pedro Shrimp Tray Twitch Giveaway!

Who: San Pedro Fish Market

What: San Pedro Fish Grill is giving away three of their World Famous Shrimp Trays. These boast about 2 pounds of jumbo shrimp, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, and two loaves of garlic bread.

The giveaway will coincide with a livestream exclusively on Foodbeast’s Twitch, where professional eater Molly Schuyler will attempt to eat more than 500 pieces of shrimp!

All you have to do is follow Foodbeast on Twitch in the embed above, or the link provided below and enter a name and email. Three winners will be selected at random live during the stream.

Proceeds from BITS donated through Twitch during the live stream will go to No Kid Hungry.

Where: You can enter here to win a Shrimp Tray, and view the event live on this Friday.

When: Friday, May 10


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Popular NYC Ramen Shop Is Giving Away 1,000 Free Bowls For One Day Only

Photo Courtesy of Ippudo Ramen

One of my must-visit ramen joints when I’m in New York has got to be Ippudo. While I’m anxiously waiting for the Santa Monica location to open, my mind drifts to the cold winters where I would consume their ambrosial tonkotsu broth with mind, body, and soul.

For those ramen romantics who will happen to be in New York next week, Ippudo will be giving away 1,000 free bowls of ramen in honor of their 10th anniversary here in the United States on Oct. 16.

Photo Courtesy of Ippudo Ramen

Festivities will last for one day and, upon opening, patrons of the first East Village location will be served free bowls of ramen while supplies last. Obviously this will be a first-come, first-serve, basis so if you’re in the area and want that free bowl of ramen, we recommend you get there early to secure your place in line.

Ippudo’s Santa Monica location can not come soon enough. Perhaps a trip to the Berkeley, CA, spot may satiate my cravings until then.

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Wienerschnitzel’s Giving Out Free Chili Dogs, Just Because


From now until February 26, Wienerschnitzel is giving away a free beef chili dog with the purchase of anything on the menu, just use the bar-code on the photo above. Unfortunately, the cheese is still extra, but you can’t win them all.

Who: Wienerschnitzel

What: With this coupon, free all-beef chili dog with any purchase.

When: Now, until Sunday, February 26.

Where: All participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants.

Why: Because they want to thank you for being a fan? I don’t know, who cares, just get your chili dog.


Wendy’s Is Giving Away Unlimited Frosty’s For A Whole Year

Regardless what time of the year it is, anytime is a good time for a delicious Frosty from Wendy’s.

Now, for a limited time, Wendy’s is practically giving away the keys to unlimited Frosty’s in 2017.

By purchasing a $2 Frosty Key Tag at participating Wendy’s locations, or on Wendy’s website, customers will be able to redeem a free Junior Frosty Treat with any purchase, for an entire year.


As part of Wendy’s philanthropic mission to help the less fortunate, 85 percent of proceeds will be donated to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and will be used to help find permanent homes for children in foster care.

What’s better than a Frosty? Unlimited Frosty’s for a whole year and the satisfaction of making a difference in a child’s life. Can’t get no better than at.

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California Burger Chain Is Giving Out Free Bacon Dogs On International Bacon Day


Who: Slater’s 50/50

What: In honor of International Bacon Day, the California customizable burger chain is giving away free 50/50 Furter dogs. The meaty new 1/3-pound Slater’s dog has a 100 percent beef frank that’s stuffed with crispy smoked bacon and wrapped in bacon.

Where: All Slater’s 50/50 locations in California. This includes: Pasadena, Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, and San Marcos.

When: Saturday, September 3, from 11am to 5pm.

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For Today Only, Denny’s Is Giving Away Free Breakfast Apparel


Who: Denny’s

What: The diner chain will be giving away swag from their online store. Items include coffee mugs, T-shirts, skateboards, bacon scarves, socks, leggings, and other cool apparel and novelty items.

After the event, Denny’s will post a link on the page where winners can claim their prizes. As you can see from the image above, breakfast lovers will not want to miss out on this giveaway.

Where: You can find the livestream on the Denny’s Facebook page.

When: August 16, 2016 at 2pm and 6pm EST.