Every year on March 17, the Earth becomes a little bit greener. Named after the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has gone through several evolutions over the years, and each culture celebrates it in different ways.
In America, it’s about parades, St. Patrick’s Day partying and sporting the color of the Emerald Isle. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style and save your green for your Irish-themed St. Patrick’s party.
St. Patrick’s Day Deals on Food, Drinks and Snacks
It’s not St. Patrick’s Day if you aren’t gobbling up goodies. Here’s how to save green on food and drinks on March 17 — and if you’d rather eat green, learn how to make a green frappuccino on the cheap right at home. Here are St. Patrick’s Day 2018 restaurant deals and freebies:
99 Restaurant & Pub: If you’re looking to get in the St. Patty’s spirit, the St. Patrick’s Day menu is here — special prices and all. Take your pick between two apps, two entrees and four drinks, including green beer and an Irish cream martini with prices between $7 to $13.
Bakers Square: The Mint Brownie Blast is a pie that dresses in green for the occasion. Bakers Square will give you a slice of it — or any other pie — for free with any menu purchase from 10:30 a.m. to close the Wednesday before St. Paddy’s, the Wednesday after — and all Wednesdays in general.
Baskin Robbins: Shake it up this St. Patrick’s Day by sampling the Mint Chip ‘n Oreo Cookies milkshake on March 17. How much are samples, you ask? They’re free.
Bruegger’s Bagels: It’s that time of year at Bruegger’s — green bagels are back. Even better, you save $2 when you buy a Big Bagel Bundle.
Burger King: The King is adopting some green flair to get in the spirit, serving up a St. Patrick’s-themed Oreo Irish Mint Shake.
Carvel: The Cookie O’ Puss Cake from Carvel has everything any reveler could want: an ice cream cone nose, a cupcake hat, two cupcake eyes and a whole lot of green. No word yet if there will be day-of discounts, but you can count on your cake stealing the show at your party.
Cheryl’s Cookies: Cheryl’s is offering a whole heap of St. Paddy’s deals, including the You’ve Been Pinched gift box for $24.89, down from $29.99, and shamrock gift tin cutouts for $32.36, down from $38.99.
Dunkin’ Donuts: You don’t need the luck o’ the Irish to get in the St. Patty’s Day spirit at Dunkin’. The donut hub will be serving up a shamrock sprinkle doughnut and a chocolate-frosted shamrock sprinkled yeast-ring.
Jersey Mike’s: This sub shop chain is offering double points for their Shore Points rewards program on the holiday.
Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme is going green and dying its Original Glazed green to celebrate the holiday.
McDonald’s: The St. Patrick’s Day season is here when the color green returns to the shake machine — and Shamrock Shakes have just returned. Grab one of the seasonal minty mainstays at participating McDonald’s. Not sure if your local Mickey D’s is in on the action? Use the Shamrock Shake Finder app — that’s right, McDonald’s created an app just for this purpose — to find out. Download the standard McDonald’s app to browse rotating weekly deals and discounts. If you want to get creative, mix some adult beverages in your shake to make fun St. Patrick’s Day cocktails under $5.
TGI Friday’s: Everyday is Friday when you head to TGI — and the restaurant chain is serving up $3 green beer and $5 Jameson Irish whiskey drinks at certain participating locations.
Tim Hortons: Snack on some festive mint-chip Timbits to get in the holiday spirit — and they’re free with the purchase of any beverage on Friday.
Yard House: The Yard House doesn’t celebrate Irishness for just one day — their St. Paddy’s party rages on all week, with a special holiday menu in effect from March 13 to 19, 2018.
Gifts, Flowers and Candy For Less on St. Patrick’s Day
You can save big bucks on that special something for your favorite Irish person — honorary or otherwise. Here are the best St. Patrick’s Day gift, flower and candy deals:
1-800-Flowers: From centerpieces and flowers to gift boxes and Guinness peanuts, 1-800-Flowers is advertising a something-for-everyone selection of St. Paddy’s-themed gifts.
FTD Flowers: FTD has a nice menu of St. Patrick’s Day gifts of all sorts, with several marked down in price. A simple but striking green and yellow daffodil bouquet is $19.99 instead of $29.99. Also, if you sign up for emails you’ll get a $5 coupon code.
M&M’s: Who says Halloween gets to have all the fun in the candy department? Get a two-pound bag of St. Patrick’s Day M&Ms for $24.99, down from $39.99. Each little candy-coated shell is printed with “the luck of the Irish” slogan and, of course, a shamrock.
ProFlowers: The all-new St. Patrick’s Day bouquet is here. It’s $50, but ProFlowers sometimes offers “buy today” discounts of 20 percent on orders over $29.
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Deals on St. Patrick’s Day Clothes, Costumes and Accessories
Get fully in the spirit this St. Patrick’s Day without paying full price. Here are more St. Patrick’s Day deals:
ArtsCow.com: If you’re going to dress up, you might as well go all out. St. Patrick’s Day costumes are two for $25 plus free international shipping.
Ice Jerseys: Take your pick of Irish-themed sweatshirts and hoodies, but no matter what you choose, you’re going to save. Sign up for emails and save 10 percent on your first order. Use coupon code “Site40” to save $40 on orders of $199 or more and code “Site15” to take $15 off orders of $80 or more. Ground shipping is free on orders of $85 or more, and you can shop with confidence since Ice offers easy lifetime returns.
United States Flag Store: Dozens of flags, mailbox covers and other symbols of Irish pride and St. Paddy’s fever are on sale right now.
Windy City Novelties: Get in the spirit with LED bar decorations, hats and jewelry that are green, glowing and, in many cases, on sale. Get 15 percent off when you sign up for emails.
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 — the day that you release your inner Irish. But this year, you can find plenty of ways to save on everything you need for the party, parade or night out.