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National Hot Dog Day Deals & Freebies (Updated for 2022)

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day 2022 (July 20) with free (and cheap) hot dogs! Deals and freebies are subject to change.

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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 the rat bones that go 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 20, 2022 is National Hot Dog Day, and you can get a bunch of free and cheap hot dogs to celebrate.

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National Hot Dog Day is just one of the fun National Days that restaurants and shops celebrate annually. 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

This list has been updated for 2022. All deals are valid on July 20, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

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Applegate Naturals

Get a coupon here for $4.99 off a pack of Applegate Naturals The Do Good Dog Uncured Beef Hot Dog.

CVS Pharmacy

Ball Park hot dogs are on sale for buy one, get one 50% off. There’s also a coupon in the app for $6 off any $35+ food purchase.

Dog Haus

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

Food Lion

Nathan’s Famous hot dogs are on sale for $3.49 a pack.

Love’s Travel Stop & Country Stores

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

Hot Dog On A Stick

Rewards members can get BOGO hot dogs (Original Turkey On A Stick or Veggie On A Stick) with a coupon via the app. This is valid in store or online.


Get $1 back via the Ibotta app when you purchase Hebrew National Hot Dogs.

Nathans Famous

Get a hot dog for 5 cents (the original price of a hot dog in 1916) at participating locations. There’s a limit of two per person at this price.

Philly Pretzel Company

Get $1 pretzel dogs all day long.

Pilot/Flying J

Rewards members can get BOGO hot dogs (or any grill items) with a coupon via the app. This is valid in store or online.

Pilot will also host a giveaway on its Facebook page where you can enter for a chance to win one of 10 custom designed cornhole prize packages, which include cornhole boards that feature the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, HEINZ ketchup and mustard themed bean bags, and carrying cases.

The Original Hot Dog Factory

There will be free hot dogs on July 22, 2022, although there aren’t any more details than that on the brand’s Facebook page.


State Fair corn dogs are on sale for buy one, get one 50% off.


Get four original hot dogs for $4.

National Hot Dog Day: Frequently Asked Questions

When is National Hot Dog Day?

National Hot Dog Day is always the third Wednesday in July. This year, that makes it July 20.

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).

Hot dogs from Crave Hot Dogs.

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:

How are you celebrating National Hot Dog Day 2022? Let us know in the comments.