We’re already 43 months into the winter of 2019. It started mild enough you almost didn’t notice it was getting to the holidays. Since the new year, it’s been an unrelenting deluge of record snowfalls and brutal cold. It feels like it’s been happening forever. Everyone deserves some tiny victories throughout March and into April, when we’ll finally see the light at the end of the cold, snowy tunnel. Tiny victories like, say, some free grub.

Many restaurants like IHOP, McDonald’s, Jersey Mike’s and Hardee’s are offering free and cheap food in celebration of actual holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, food holidays like National Pancake Day, and completely made-up days where we get cheap food because why the hell not. (For that last one: See Pi Day.) It makes for a good month to take advantage of deals until it’s suddenly almost spring.

Below, you’ll find all the free and cheap food deals worth your time throughout the month. We’ll be updating the post throughout the month (and every month) with new deals that are actually worth the effort. Check back often to know exactly which days you should offer to buy lunch for your coworkers without telling them there’s a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) deal down the street. Lunch is on them next time.

Wednesday, March 20

M Burger
The deal: To celebrate its 9th anniversary, all locations are dishing up a free cheeseburger with any purchase. Yes, that means you can order fries and get a free burger. There’s a limit of one burger per person and it’s only available in-store.
When: March 20