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The Best St. Patrick's Day Deals for 2018

Celebrate with special cocktails, Irish-inspired meals, tasty freebies, and more.
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St. Patrick's Day deals

St. Patrick's Day is almost here, which means the green beer will soon be flowing. You could spend the day barhopping, or you could opt to take advantage of other deals. Read on for the best ones we could find, including tasty freebies, restaurant offers, and retail sales.

SEE ALSO: Can't Go to Ireland? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in an American Dublin

The Best St. Patrick's Day Deals

Freebies

Here are a few freebies to watch out for on St. Paddy's Day.

  • Baskin-Robbins: Stop by your local store to score a sample of the chain's Mint Chip 'n Oreo Cookies Milkshake. The offer is only valid on March 17 from 3 pm to 7 pm local time.

  • California Tortilla: Stop by on March 16 and ask for a "pot o' gold" when you order. You'll receive free chips and queso with your purchase!

  • McAlister's Deli: In the past, this sandwich chain has offered up free goods to those wearing green. Last year, diners could snag a free green tea, and a few years ago, donning green clothes meant you could get a free cookie. Whether or not a similar offer returns this year is TBD.

  • Tim Hortons: No confirmation yet, but Tim Hortons has treated customers to a free seasonal Timbit for St. Patrick's Day with the purchase of select drinks.

Restaurant Offers

These restaurants are offering limited-time deals to put you in the spirit.

  • Bar Louie: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all-day green beer and Jameson specials.

  • Chili's: Try The Lucky Jameson for only $5 all month long. It's described as an Irish spin on a margarita and is made with Jameson whiskey.

  • Cracker Barrel: Once again, the home-cooking chain is offering a plate of hand-sliced corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and red potatoes, served with Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard and buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins. It's available through March 17.

  • Fleming's: The steakhouse hasn't confirmed plans for this year, but for St. Patrick's Day 2017, it offered specials on both food and drinks. One notable menu item was the Emerald Isle cocktail, which was made with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey and cost $6.

  • Fox & Hound: This St. Patrick's Day, the bar and grill will feature several offers, including corned beef and cabbage, a Reuben sandwich, and $5 Jameson shots.

  • McCormick & Schmick's: Stop by a participating location on March 17 to take advantage of specialty eats and drinks.

  • Ninety Nine Restaurants: Try their special St. Patrick's Day menu on March 16 and 17. Enjoy standards like green beer and Guinness, along with the Jameson Irish Mule and Irish Cream Martini. The menu also includes Pot O'Gold wings, corned beef and cabbage, and the Irish Reuben burger.

  • Tilted Kilt: Stop in for a pint of Guinness and a plate of fish and chips. It's the monthly pairing for March at this themed restaurant.

  • Yard House: Turn your St. Paddy's Day celebration into a weeklong affair at Yard House. Treat yourself to Irish-inspired meals and drinks, including corned beef, shepherd's pie, and the Celtic mojito.

Seasonal Treats

These will likely be available for a limited time, so grab them while you can!

  • Bruegger's Bagels: This year, the chain is bringing its green bagels back for March 16 and 17. It also has an additional offer, taking $2 off a Big Bagel Bundle. You can claim this offer on the main page. A Big Bagel Bundle includes a baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese.

  • Burger King: Though we haven't seen any mention of it yet, Burger King released an Oreo Mint Shake last year. Ostensibly it was to compete with McDonald's Shamrock Shake, so we could definitely see it again in 2018.

  • Culver's: St. Patrick's Day treats often include mint, and the seasonal offerings at Culver's are no exception. Indulge in a Mint Concrete Mixer made with Oreo, or a Mint Shake.

  • Dairy Queen: Once again, the DQ Blizzard of the month is the Mint Oreo Blizzard.

  • Dunkin' Donuts: Stop in to try the new Mint Brownie Donut. It's filled with mint brownie buttercreme, topped with green icing, and sprinkled with brownie crumbles.

  • Krispy Kreme: Last year the chain temporarily changed the name of its original glazed doughnut to O'riginal Glazed and dyed it green for the day. It's bringing the tradition back again this year. Stop by on March 16 and 17 to give these green treats a try!

  • McDonald's: No surprise, the golden arches has brought back its celebrated Shamrock Shake. Not every location will offer this seasonal treat, though, so if you're on the hunt, download the Shamrock Shake Finder app. However, note that ratings for the app aren't great, and many users across both iOS and Android complain it doesn't work. Maybe just call ahead instead.

  • Ruby's Diner: Stop by your local Ruby's to have their seasonal Grasshopper Shake. It's described as "frosty mint meets the chocolatey goodness of cookies and cream."

  • Village Inn: You could hit the bar and drink your weight in green beer. Or, you could opt to stay home and treat yourself to the Mint Brownie Blast pie, which is "back by popular demand."

Retail Savings

Shop these stores for special savings on all types of St. Patrick's Day items.

  • Gourmet Gift Baskets: Head to the St. Patrick's Day section of gift baskets, and take 10% off via the coupon code "GREEN".

  • The Irish Store: Shop a selection of jewelry, sweaters, T-shirts, hoodies, home goods, and more. You'll get 20% off everything and bag a free gift when you shop with the coupon code "PATRICK" right now.

  • Mrs. Fields: Treat yourself to a variety of St. Patrick's Day goodies from this cookie retailer. Even better, you'll get 17% off when you apply the coupon code "LUCK17".

  • Oriental Trading: Shop for all your party supplies and save up to 50%.

  • Pier 1 Imports: If you're after reusable decorations you can pull out year after year, shop Pier 1. Right now, you'll save on a variety of items.

  • Spencer's: Pick up festive tees, tanks, accessories, and more. You can buy one item and get a second item for 50% off, so stock up for yourself and your friends.

Readers, did we miss any of your favorite St. Patrick's Day deals? Let us know in the comments below!


Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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