Here’s where to get free coffee, meal deals, drink specials on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 with some freebies and deals. 

Tuesday is the last day of Starbucks’ pop-up parties and it’s also the last chance to get Applebee’s and Chili’s festive December drinks.

New Year’s Day is also National Bloody Mary Day and National Hangover Day. It’s the last day to try IHOP’s Elf on the Shelf menu and the chain’s kids eat free promotion, too.

With all the celebrating, AAA is reminding party-goers to be safe. Participating AAA Clubs will provide free rides for members and nonmembers in many parts of the country through Thursday as part of its holiday safe ride program. 

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Deals and freebies

Here are the deals available at participating locations at the days and times listed. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out.

Bahama Breeze: For this Caribbean-inspired New Year’s Eve celebration, get the chain’s Legendary Island Cocktails for $2.20 from 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve to close. Offers and times can vary by location. 

Baskin-Robbins: Regular and kids-sized scoops of ice cream are $1.70 Tuesday at participating locations nationwide.

B. GOOD: Rewards members get a free avocado toast with a $10 purchase and an offer on the app through Jan. 5.

Cumberland Farms: From 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 5 a.m. New Year’s Day, get a free hot or iced coffee in any size. Other hot beverages also are included. 

Dog Haus: New Year’s Day also is National Hangover Day. Get a “Hangover burger” and a 16-ounce PBR can for $5.99 Wednesday.

IHOP: New Year’s Day is the last day of IHOP’s Elf on the Shelf menu with green pancakes called Jolly Cakes, Oh What Funnel Cakes and more. From 4 to 10 p.m., kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entrée when dining in at participating locations.

Insomnia Cookies: Kids 12 and under get a free traditional cookie with any purchase through Jan. 5.

Krispy Kreme: Get two Original Glazed Dozens for $12 Tuesday. Participating locations are listed at

Main Event: Starting at 4 p.m. New Year’s Eve, choose between all-you-can-play activities or all-you-can-play arcade games for only $14.99 per person. This offer also includes a free champagne toast at midnight and kids get a free kids meal with purchase of one food item for $8.99 or more.

Metro Diner: New Year’s Day is National Bloody Mary Day and Metro Diner will have $2.99 Bloody Mary drinks and Mimosas Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miller’s Ale House: Get $2.50 Bloody Mary’s Wednesday at participating locations.

MOD Pizza: The chain has a 2020 Salad Challenge.  For every MOD-size salad purchased with the app in January, get a free salad in February. Get up to four free salads. Learn more at

Moe’s Southwest Grill: This January deal starts Friday. Throughout the month, loyalty members will get double points every Friday through the Moe’s app. 

Pokeworks: New app users get $5 off an order and current members get double reward points in January. 

Pollo Tropical: Get free delivery on orders placed through app or website Tuesday. And on Wednesday, get 20% off the new Special Grande Family Meal when ordered in restaurant, online or with the app with code C20GFAM.

Red Lobster: Through Feb. 2, the chain has a “Lobster Claw Bloody Mary,” which is loaded with seafood and a biscuit.

Sheetz: From 4 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, get a free coffee.

Starbucks: The coffee giant holds 200-plus “pop-up parties” at locations across the nation. Learn more here.

Yard House: Participating locations have a free beer toast at midnight.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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