Even though the Fourth of July is often spent with loved ones at a BBQ or an outdoor event, it is also a perfect time to grab some free food and relax at home. Seeing as the coronavirus pandemic will most likely affect your July 4 plans, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune for your alternative Independence Day celebration.

Check out some of the best sales, freebies, and deals available on the Fourth of July.

Boston Market

On July 4, customers can use a coupon to cash in on Boston Market Boston Market’s Family Meal Special for $34.99. The deal includes one whole chicken, a full order of ribs, two sides, three pieces of cornbread, and a whole apple pie. The offer is available until July 5. 

Jimmy John’s 

Customers who purchase one Jimmy John’s 8” or 16” sandwich online or through the app at regular price will get 50 percent off any 8” or 16” sandwich. Use the promo code SAVEON2 at checkout online or on the app to cash in on the discount.

7-Eleven 

Customers who sign up for 7REWARDS can cash in on a free medium Slurpee, 49 cent Big Gulp drinks, $1 hot dogs, and a $1 Slurpee of any size throughout the month.

Grubhub

If you’re not up to leaving the house for your 7-Eleven fix, Grubhub will be offering free delivery on orders of $15 or more from 7-Eleven. From July 3 through July 11, customers can cash in on the offer in the Perks tab on the Grubhub app.

Baskin Robbins

In honor of National Ice Cream month, Baskin Robbins is offering a $0 delivery fee on orders of $15 or more through DoorDash. The offer is valid through July 31.

Panera 

Now through July 12, customers can take $5 off a Panera curbside order of $20 or more by using the coupon code CURBSIDE5.

Dairy Queen

The restaurant is offering customers the ultimate two for $4 deal. Whether it is a cheeseburger and a Misty Slush or a chili dog and a fountain drink, mix and match your favorites and enjoy.

Ruby Tuesday

The restaurant is offering 15 percent off of catering orders of $100 or more to customers who use the code JULY15. The offer will be valid during the month of July for pick up or delivery on orders placed online.

Waffle House

Customers who kick off the Fourth of July by buying $100 in gift cards from the Waffle House will get $20 off of their order. 

On the Border

On July 4, customers can cash in on family meal deals starting at $19.99, which will be available for take-out and delivery. Those who join Club Cantina will also receive free queso on their next visit to the restaurant.

July 4 boozy ice cream This alcoholic sorbet is perfect for Independence Day parties. Photo: Smirnoff