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Fourth of July 2020 freebies & deals

Posted July 3, 2020 12:00 a.m. EDT
Updated July 4, 2020 1:54 p.m. EDT

Flags in Washington, D.C. (photo credit: Faye Prosser)

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with some fun freebies and offers including meal deals, restaurant coupons, retail sales, free fishing and more!

Read on for the growing list of July 4th offers. Keep in mind that these deals are valid at participating locations and you may want to call your specific restaurant or store to verify they are honoring the promotion.

Free Fishing on July 4

Free Fishing Day is taking place on July 4 this year and you can fish without a license all day long! It takes place from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. and both residents and out-of-state visitors can fish without having to purchase a license. Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations apply including length and daily possession limits and bait and tackle restrictions. See all the details HERE.

Restaurant Discounts And Meal Deals


Sign up for Applebee's To Go and get $5 off your first Applebee’s To Go order when you purchase $25 or more and use the promo code 5OFF25 at checkout. You will need to set up a free account and the offer expires 7/5/20. Limited one use at participating locations when new account is established and not valid with any other discounts or the 2 for $20 menu.

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze, at 3309 Wake Forest Dr., Raleigh, (919) 872-6330 is offering Caribbean Bundles to go this holiday. Each bundle serves four and comes cooked and ready for guests to enjoy at home, offering choice of entrée and side, salad and Cuban bread. Entrée selections include Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Crema, Jerk Chicken Wings, Seafood Paella and Jerk Chicken Pasta. Guests can also add a whole Key Lime Pie for dessert. Guests can call their local restaurant or order online at BahamaBreeze.com.

BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse

Spend $25 at BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse and get a free appetizer with the coupon code FREEAPP at checkout. The offer is valid for a limited time for take-out and delivery when you order through their website or app. See the details on their website.

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill has a new Lobster and Shrimp Roll with chilled, shucked lobster + shrimp tossed with their signature Bang Bang sauce and served in lightly toasted baguettes. The new hand held is available now through Sunday, July 5 as an entrée ($16.90) or a Family Bundle ($45) serving up to five that comes complete with a signature side, cookies and fresh bread. They also have additional land-or-sea-to-table Family Bundles that also serve up to five and include salad, signature side, cookies and fresh bread including Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Lily’s Chicken, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Salmon. For pricing, information on your restaurants hours, and to place your order, visit https://www.bonefishgrill.com/.

Boston Market

Boston Market is offering a 4th of July Family Meal Special for $34.99 with the coupon including 1 whole chicken, full order of ribs, 2 sides, 3 cornbread and 1 whole apple pie. The offer is valid through July 5, 2020 with the printable coupon on the Boston Market website.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, located at 225 N Mcpherson Church Rd., Fayetteville, (910) 487-3722 is offering Family Bundles to go for July 4th. Guests can select from entrées like House-Smoked Baby Back Ribs, hand-breaded Chicken Tenders or a combination of each – all of which include two family-sized sides and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants, starting at $24.99. Guests can also add beer, wine or cocktails to go, where permissible, such as Cheddar’s Texas Margarita or Painkiller. To order online for curbside pickup, visit Cheddars.com.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has a new offer for $3 off a purchase of $15 or more on any mobile order. The offer is valid through the Dairy Queen Mobile App through July 5, 2020. There is a limit of one per customer and it is not valid with other offers or promotions. The deal is only available at participating locations. See all the details HERE.

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs Rewards members who make a purchase on Saturday, July 4 will earn 1,776 bonus points as a nod to the founding year of the U.S.A. To become a loyalty member, download the Firehouse Subs app. Guests can order online and pick up via Rapid Rescue To Go. This promotion excludes third-party delivery orders. A portion of every Firehouse Subs purchase goes directly to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders. Visit https://www.firehousesubs.com/ to order.


IHOP is offering 20% off your first online order when you use code IHOP20 at checkout. The code is available to use on orders for Curbside Pick-Up, To-Go and Delivery when you order through their website or mobile app. Valid for 1-time use only and limit 1 per order. It is not valid with other coupons or discounts. and expires 9/13/20.

Jimmy John's

Buy one Jimmy John's 8" or 16" sandwich online or in the app at regular price and get 50% off any 8" or 16" sandwich. The discount applies to the lowest priced sandwich, including add-ons. Use promo code SAVEON2 at checkout online or on the app for the discount.

The offer can't be combined with other offers or rewards and is valid at participating locations from 6/15/20 to 7/5/20. Place your order online or via Jimmy John’s App for curbside pickup, drive-thru (where available), or contactless delivery to their door. See the details HERE.

Outback Steakhouse

Get 10% off online gift cards through July 5, 2020. See the details and purchase gift cards on the Outback website.


Take $5 off a Panera curbside order of $20 or more with coupon code CURBSIDE5 through July 12, 2020. The code can be use an unlimited amount of times during the promotion and it cannot be combined with any other promo codes.

Red Robin

Get free delivery with a minimum $15 purchase from Red Robin when you use the Promo Code RRDELIVERY at checkout through July 5. The offer is valid at participating locations in a limited delivery area.

Ruby Tuesday

Get 15% off a catering order of $100 or more and use code JULY15 online or call 866-460-2283 for catering. The offer is valid during the month of July for pick-up or delivery where available. See their website to order online.

The Capital Grille

Located at 4242 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, (919) 787-3901, The Capital Grille is helping guests recreate a fine dining experience for their at-home Fourth of July celebrations with Steak Grille Boxes. Each box offers four uncooked steaks, cut daily by the in-house butcher, and comes with The Capital Grille’s signature steak sauce and seasoning to be prepared at home. Selections include Bone-in Dry Aged New York Strip, Bone-in Prime Ribeye or a combination of the two. Guests may pair with accompaniments such as Mashed Potatoes and Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese. Wine, champagne and the restaurant’s iconic Stoli Doli are also available to order in select locations. To place an order, visit TheCapitalGrille.com/Butcher.

The Cheesecake Factory

Through July 3, get the following from The Cheesecake Factory for only $20: 2 double cheeseburgers , 2 orders of French fries, any 2 Coca-Cola fountain beverages drinks, and a slice of OREO® Dream Extreme Cheesecake.

Order online through their website or for delivery through DoorDash. This deal is valid from open until till 4:30 pm through 7/03. The offer was originally valid through 7/5, but they changed the end date because of overwhelming interest in the offer, according to their website. See the details on their website.

The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market is offering a 4th of July BBQ Meal for $59.99. You have to order the meal by Friday, July 3 at 2 pm EST. Then pick it up at your store from Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 5. The feeds up to 8 people and includes Boneless Boston Butt with hamburger buns, smokehouse baked beans, vinegar slaw, BBQ sauce, watermelon and their Old Fashioned Apple Pie. Cooking and re-heating are required. See all the details and place your order on their website.

Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats is offering a Backyard Bundle on July 3 and July 5 that feeds 4-6 people for $40. Steak is $6 extra. It includes a taco or burrito take home kit plus chips, salsa and a gallon of iced tea of lemonade. The offer is available for curbside pick-up, to-go or delivery. It is not valid for dine-in. Order through their app or online at order.tijuanaflats.com. They are also offering free delivery on orders of $25+. Tijuana Flats is closed on July 4.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is offering free shipping on orders over $25 through July 5, 2020. The offer is valid only on delivery orders placed via order.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com from participating locations. Subject to applicable delivery radius. The offer cannot be redeemed with any other offer or discount, 3rd party services or the Tropical Rewards® app.

Retail Deals

Grocery Stores Closing Early on July 4

Multiple grocery stores have special hours on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Some are even closed all day. See the list HERE.

Free Online & In-Car Fireworks and Concerts from Local Towns

Check out this list from WRAL Go Ask Mom with a number of free online and in-car holiday events taking place in many Triangle area towns July 3 and 4, 2020.

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