It’s most definitely time to find your “eating pants.” National Dessert Day is October 14, and let’s just say that I have no qualms about holding myself accountable for celebrating in the sweetest ways possible. The history of this sugary holiday is unknown, but hey, I won’t question its origins. At the end of the day, it’s a time to hit your favorite bakery, whip up a confection at home, or surprise your friends with some treats. And what’s not to love about that?
To help you spoil your sweet tooth, many places will promote dessert deals on October 14. Here are a few:
Auntie Anne’s: Download the My Pretzel Perks app and get a free pretzel after your first purchase — but there is minimum spending amount required.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Enjoy $3 Pizookie desserts through Oct. 15.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Get a free dessert when you register for the Prime Club.
Bob Evans: Take 20 percent off your entire check with the printable coupon after 2 p.m. through Oct. 31, which makes room in your budget for a piece of pie or an ice cream sundae.
Captain D’s: Join the D’s Club and get a coupon for a free dessert once a week for a month when you purchase a regular-priced meal.
Cheesecake.com: Enter coupon code Cake5 at checkout to take $5 off any purchase through Jan. 1, 2018.
Cheryl’s: Get 15 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code TAKE15.
Mrs. Fields: In celebration of the holiday, Mrs. Fields is offering online shoppers 15 percent off sitewide for the entire month of October with coupon code COOKIES.
Harry & David: Use code SHARE20 to save 20 percent on orders of $75 or more through Jan. 31, 2018.
Friendly’s: Join the BFF Club and get 25 percent off and a free scoop of ice cream on your next visit. You’ll also get free birthday sundaes for you and your kids.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company: Get 15 percent off your order of $75 or more with code SAVE15 through Oct. 31.
Jelly Belly: Sign up for Jelly Belly emails and get 10 percent off your first order.
Krispy Kreme: Download the Krispy Kreme Rewards app and get a free welcome original glazed doughnut.
Hershey’s: Get 10 percent off any purchase made through the Hershey’s online store with coupon code HERSHEYSAVE.
Olive Garden: Celebrate dessert day by signing up for the Olive Garden eClub. As a first-time subscriber, you’ll get a free dessert or appetizer, with the purchase of two entrees.
The Popcorn Factory: If salty snacks are your idea of the best desserts, use code LS10 to take $10 off your order of $50 or more through Dec. 31.
Red Lobster: Register for the Fresh Catch Club to get a free dessert or appetizer.
Steak ‘n Shake: Present the printable coupon for a buy one, get one free Kit Kat Milkshake through Nov. 10, at participating locations.
T.G.I. Fridays: Sign up for Fridays Rewards and get a free dessert or appetizer just for joining.
Village Inn: Register for the eClub and get a free slice of pie as a welcome gift.