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National Hot Dog Day Deals & Freebies (Updated for 2023)

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2023 (July 19) with free (and cheap) hot dogs. We’ve assembled all the hot dog specials in this post.

For more ways to save, check out all of our frugal posts.

A hot dog with relish and the words "National Hot Dog Day Deals & Freebies" digitally written on top.

Today is National Hot Dog Day, a day I can still celebrate thanks to the book I never read in high school.

Okay, some backstory.

I was very studious in high school. I read every book assigned to us, except one: Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. But, I had a very good reason to not read it: At backyard barbecues, I only eat hot dogs.

If I read a book about the meat packaging industry and what goes into hot dogs, well, I wouldn’t eat them ever again. And then at barbecues, I’d be sitting with a plate of potato salad, fielding questions about why I’m on a starch-only diet and would I like some meat.

So, I read the Cliff Notes, and I got a 101 on the test and no one was the wiser.

And I still eat hot dogs.

I tell you this all today because July 19, 2023 is National Hot Dog Day, and there are bunch of great deals in honor of National Hot Dog Day. So, of course, we collected them all in this list.

I say this all the time, but: Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch never read Drugstore Divas.

A calendar open to June 2023 with the words "Top 20+ National Days For Freebies And Deals" digitally written on top.

National Hot Dog Day is just one of the fun National Days that restaurants and shops celebrate annually with free food and other offers.

Check out our list of the Top 20+ National Days For Freebies And Deals to make sure you don’t miss any fun days this year.

National Hot Dog Day Deals & Freebies

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This list has been updated for 2023. All deals are valid on July 19, 2023, unless otherwise noted.

We only included deals if they were from a national restaurant chain or a convenience store chain. Your local restaurants may be offering something, but if we included all of those, this list would get too long.

Applegate Naturals

Get a coupon here for $.75 off a pack of Applegate Naturals The Do Good Dog Uncured Beef Hot Dog.

You can also get $1 back via the Ibotta app when you two packs of Applegate Naturals hot dogs.

Coleman Natural Hot Dogs

Use the promo code HOTDOG on the Coleman Natural website to get BOGO packs of hot dogs all month long.

Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ

The first 50 people in line will get a free hot dog.

Dog Haus

Get a free hot dog in store when you text FREE DOG to 833-440-1110.

Food Lion

Ball Park hot dogs are on sale for as low as $3 a pack.

Hamburger Stand

Get four chili dogs for $4. You must by four in order to get the special deal. Cheese and tax are extra.


Get $1 back via the Ibotta app when you purchase Oscar Mayer or Applegate hot dogs.

Love’s Travel Stops

Get a free roller grill item (which includes hot dogs) with a coupon in the Love’s Connect app.

Miller Lite x Vienna Beef

The beer company and the Chicago style hot dog company are teaming up to give out free specialty hot dogs in the Chicago area. This is happening all month long.

On National Hot Dog Day, this is happening in Wrigleyville (Rizzo’s Bar & Inn Parking Lot; 3658 N. Clark St., Chicago) from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Another event is happening on July 26 and July 28. Get more details here.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs

Get a hot dog for 5 cents (the original price of the hot dog in 1916) at participating locations.

There’s a limit of two per person at this price and this offer is valid from 11 am to 1 pm, local time.

Philly Pretzel Factory

Get $1 pretzel dogs all day long.

Pilot/Flying J

Rewards members can get BOGO hot dogs (or any grill items) with a mobile coupon via the app.

Sonic Drive-In

Get Chili Cheese Coneys for $1.29. Limit 5.

You can only get the offer if you order via Sonic’s mobile app. If you don’t order via the app, your hot dogs will be regular price.


Target Circle Members should have an offer to get 25% off select hot dog brands.


Get four original chili dogs for $4.

Whole Foods Market

Hot dogs are on sale from 7/12 to 7/18. Amazon Prime members can get 25% off. Non-Prime members can get 17% off.

National Hot Dog Day: Frequently Asked Questions

When is National Hot Dog Day?

National Hot Dog Day is always the third Wednesday of July. This year, that makes it July 19th.

When is National Hot Dog Month?

July is National Hot Dog Month.

Is there a National Hot Dog Eating Contest on National Hot Dog Day?

The National Hot Dog Eating Contest is hosted by Nathan’s Famous on July 4th at Coney Island, not on National Hot Dog Day.

We saw a hot dog eating contest at the South Carolina Festival of Discovery, and it’s as gross and wild in person as you would imagine.

Baked Pigs in a Blanket.

Hot Dog Recipes

Looking for fun ways to make hot dogs at home to celebrate National Hot Dog Day? Check out these hot dog recipes below. They use either a full hot dog or mini hot dogs (aka cocktail wieners).

Two hot dogs, one with relish and mustard and the other with coleslaw and chili, from The Rough House in Abbeville, SC.

Order Hot Dogs Online:

If you don’t feel like going out for hot dogs, but now you want some, you can just order hot dogs online with the following delivery services:

Which of these great hot dogs deals are you celebrating National Hot Dog Day with? Let us know in the comments.