Though it’s been a few years since avocados were unfathomably trendy, it’s still one of those foods that gets its own day every year. And that day is today: Friday, July 31, 2020. If you’re a fan of the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit; technically a berry), there are deals to be had in restaurants as well as grocery stores. These include some opportunities to get free guacamole, and some pretty deeply discounted whole avocados. Here’s where to find the best offers.
While there are likely some local eateries that have guac specials today, here’s what’s on offer at the bigger chains:
Rewards program members get free guac (with the purchase of an entrée) when ordering online or via the app from July 31 through August 2. Per their website, you’ll need to: “Order your favourite entrée with guac (under the ‘top it off’ section, not the ‘sides”’ section), and add your National Avocado Day reward at checkout. Online and in-app purchases only.” Kind of a process, but whatever, free guac.
Apparently, QDOBA offers free guac with their entrées every day, so when it comes to National Avocado Day, they’re the equivalent of year-round Christmas stores. But there is an incentive to go today if you’re a member of their rewards program, because you’ll get double points on your order. If you’re not already a member, sorry — you’re not eligible for this one.
If you want to hit up another chain that begins with Q, Quiznos is offering free guacamole on any sub today ordered either in store or online. You don’t need a coupon or rewards card needed to get this offer.
Not only is seafood-focused Mexican-American chain Rubio’s giving customers free guacamole — they’re also throwing in free chips. Just present/scan/enter this coupon when you place your order.
If you’re heading to the grocery store, keep an eye out for these deals on guacamole and whole avocados. We should note that supermarket circulars may have different specials depending on the region, so you may want to check ahead to make sure your local store is participating in these offers.
ALDI: Hass avocados, .59 each through August 4
Harris Teeter: Avocados, 2 count bag, .99 through August 4
Lidl: Guacamole, 226.80 g container, $US1.49 ($2) through August 4
Publix: Green avocados from Florida, $US1.66 ($2) through August 4
Sprouts: Jumbo Hass avocados, 3 for $US5 ($7) through August 4
Wegmans: 4 pack of avocados is $US5 ($7) ($US1.25 ($2) per avocado) and a single avocado is $US1.49 ($2)
Looking for avocado recipes and tips? Check out our extensive coverage of the creamy fruit.