October is about more than ghosts, goblins and candy.
It's also about pizza, pasta, dessert, cookies and more.
It's National Pizza Month, National Pasta Month, National Cookie Month along with National Financial Planning Month.
The two biggest days of the month are National Taco Day on Thursday, Oct. 4 and Halloween.
We had sweet savings Oct. 14 for National Dessert Day, and Oct. 17 is another carb day with National Pasta Day.
Bookmark this page because it'll be updated frequently with additional deals.
Here are the best deals, big days and ongoing specials, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out.
The best Halloween deals
Oct. 25-31: Starbucks has new Halloween drink
Oct. 31: National Chocolate Day continued
National Chocolate Day was Sunday but the month of sweets continues with these deals:
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Through Halloween, the chain's Pizookie dessert will be $3 each, which is more than half off the regular price. No minimum purchase is required. New members of the chain's rewards program get a coupon for a free Pizookie for signing up www.bjsrestaurants.com.
Cheesecake Factory: Not a National Chocolate Day deal, but Monday through Wednesday, place a $30 or more Cheesecake Factory delivery order through DoorDash and get a free slice of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake or Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake with promo code TREATORTREAT.
Hershey’s Store: Through Halloween, save 40 percent off glow in the dark and bulk Halloween candy at www.hersheysstore.com with code HALLOWEEN40. Or join the email list to save 10 percent off your first order.
Oct. 29-Dec. 31: Special IHOP menu and deal
IHOP isn’t wasting any time in spreading Christmas cheer.
Burger King's special Halloween sandwich
Baskin-Robbins: Small Cappuccino Blasts are $2.99 in October.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Through Halloween, the chain's Pizookie dessert will be $3 each, which is more than half off the regular price. No minimum purchase is required. New members of the chain's rewards program also get a coupon for a free Pizookie for signing up www.bjsrestaurants.com.
Burger King: Postmates is now delivering the fast-food chain’s Whoppers and more including the Nightmare King, the Halloween sandwich available through Nov. 1. To celebrate a new nationwide partnership, get free delivery through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1 using code “beroyal.”
Chili’s: The Great Pumpkin is the $5 margarita of the month. The chain said it's made with Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, Lunazul Silver Tequila, Triple Sec and a splash of Captain Morgan.
Dairy Queen: For a limited time, download the Dairy Queen app and register for an account and get a free small Blizzard treat at participating locations. Limit one offer per person per visit. Not valid in Texas. There also are weekly exclusives through the app.
DoorDash: For a limited time, sign up for a week trial of the new DashPass subscription. With the trial, get unlimited free delivery on orders of $15 or more. The free trial can be activated at in the DoorDash app or online at www.doordash.com and no promo code is needed.
Grubhub/Seamless: Now through Nov. 5, the food delivery services and Venmo are offering college students $10 off any order $15 or more. Visit http://lp.grubhub.com/campus/venmo or https://lp.seamless.com/campus/venmo/ and enter your .edu email in the field. Each college student will receive a unique promotional code that’s automatically applied at checkout when they pay using Venmo on the Grubhub or Seamless app.
Panda Express: In honor of the chain's 35th anniversary, through Oct. 31, get $3 off any online order $5 or more with the code HONEYISBACK.
Red Robin: For a limited time, get the Taco Tavern Double served with Bottomless Steak Fries for $6.99.
Sonny's BBQ: Through Nov. 4 as part of its National Pulled Pork Day festivities, Sonny’s has limited-time-only pulled pork creations including the Pork ‘N Donut, which is pulled pork on top of a “Signature Sweet Tea-glazed donut drizzled with Sonny’s Sweet Sauce.” Also through Nov. 4, enter the Mobile VIP Club Pork Contest for a chance to win free pulled pork for a year by joining the club by texting PORK to 73165.
Taco Bell: Through Nov. 8, Taco Bell is offering first-time app and online order customers 20 percent off an order, up to $10 off. The 20 percent coupon will expire two weeks after signing up. Learn more at www.tacobell.com.
The Lost Cajun: Through Oct. 31, get half-price cups, bowls and quarts to go.
Wingstop: Through Nov. 20, Wingstop has a “Big Night In Boneless Bundle” promotion. For $15.99, get 25 boneless wings in three flavors with three dips at participating locations nationwide.
Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at TCPalm.com/Bargainista, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.tcpalm.com/newsletters.