It's like a pre-game celebration for Halloween -- Friday is National Pumpkin Day!
Pumpkins are a versatile vegetable used to make bars, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta and oatmeal.
And of course, pumpkin spice is a popular flavor loved by millions across the U.S.
In addition to its edibility, pumpkins are also fun for families to carve and decorate for trick-or-treaters.
The U.S. produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year with Illinois as the top state for production.
To celebrate the festive day, area Publix locations, including the Publix at Mirasol Walk in Palm Beach Gardens on PGA Boulevard, will serve up free samples of pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream from 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
Offers.com has rounded up 40 deals to help people get their pumpkin fix this week and next.
Note: Most of these specials run until Halloween (Oct. 31), but be sure to check when your nearest location is participating.
Pumpkin spice drinks and food
7-Eleven: Pumpkin spice hot coffee, pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice muffins
Au Bon Pain: The fall menu features Harvest Pumpkin soup, pumpkin croissants and the Pumpkin Pie Latte
Auntie Anne’s: Participating locations are offering pumpkin spice Pretzel Nuggets
Baskin Robbins: The Pumpkin Cheesecake Cappuccino Blast features coffee, milk and pumpkin and cheesecake flavored ice cream topped with whipped cream and cinnamon
Ben & Jerry’s: The Pumpkin Cheesecake flavor (with a graham cracker swirl) is back for a limited time in grocery stores
Biggby Coffee: The Chumpkin Latte combines the flavors of chai and pumpkin
Bruegger’s: Get Fall Pumpkin bagels, Pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin-flavored cream cheese
Caribou Coffee: Find pumpkin-flavored seasonal drinks, including the Pumpkin White Mocha, the Pumpkin Ice Crafted Press and the Pumpkin Pie Latte
Carvel: Pumpkin pie flavored ice cream is back as soft serve, hard scooped, as shakes and as a sundae until Nov. 4
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Pumpkin-themed drinks available this fall include Pumpkin Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte, Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte and the Pumpkin Latte
Corner Bakery Cafe: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Baby Bundt Cake are available
Cracker Barrel: The fall menu includes the Pumpkin Pie Latte (iced or hot), featuring pumpkin pie flavors, whipped cream and cinnamon
Dairy Queen: The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is back for fall and features vanilla soft serve with pumpkin pie pieces, whipped topping and nutmeg
Einstein Bros. Bagels: The pumpkin-inspired menu is back for a limited time and includes the Pumpkin Walnut Crunch Gourmet Bagel with Pumpkin Schmear, the Pumpkin Muffin and the Pumpkin Pie Latte.
First Watch: The farm-to-table chain is offering pumpkin pancakes [icm-tracking.meltwater.com] for a limited time.
Godiva: The limited-time Pumpkin Spice Truffles (individually-wrapped milk chocolate truffles with creamy pumpkin spice ganache) are available, and at boutique locations, the seasonal Pumpkin Chocolixir beverage is back for fall
Graeter’s: The seasonal pumpkin-flavored ice cream is back for a limited time wherever Graeter’s is sold
Halo Top: Print out and redeem this coupon to get a free pint wherever Halo Top is sold, and use this as an opportunity to try the brand’s seasonal special flavor, Pumpkin Pie
Jamba Juice: The Pumpkin Harvest Protein and Pumpkin Smash smoothies are back for fall
Krispy Kreme: The Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back for fall.
La Colombe: The boutique coffee house is offering the Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte online and in its cafes
Mimi’s Cafe: The Pumpkin Favorites lineup has returned and includes the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Harvest Griddlecakes, Pumpkin Cream Muffins and Pumpkin Cheesecake
Panera Bread: Pumpkin cookies (pumpkin-shaped shortbread cookies decorated with icing) are on the fall menu. Or, enjoy pumpkin flavors in the new Vegetarian Autumn Squash soup
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: The fall seasonal lineup includes the Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin Chai
Perkins: The fall menu includes the Pumpkin Spice Pancake Platter, the Pumpkin Doughnut Mammoth Muffin and the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mammoth Muffin
Pilot/Flying J: The new Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato is available for a limited time
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Pumpkin Pie cookies are back for a limited time
Ruby’s Diner: The Pumpkin Delight Shake is back
Smoothie King: The chain has launched four limited-time pumpkin flavored smoothies: The Slim-N-Trim Pumpkin, the Coffee High Protein Pumpkin, the Vegan Pumpkin and the Pumpkin D-Lite. These specialty smoothies will be available through Dec. 26
Steak ’n Shake: Get several fall milkshakes, including the Pumpkin Spice shake, a hand-dipped milkshake with real pumpkin syrup, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon
Taco John’s: Enjoy the Pumpkin Churro for a limited time
Walmart: Walmart has a variety of pumpkin treats this season. The Marketside Cafe seasonal muffin lineup includes Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Cream Cheese and more. Walmart also is offering seasonal pumpkin spice cappuccino, pumpkin spice mini cupcakes and more pumpkin goodies
Wawa: Fall favorites return, including Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Milkshakes and more
World Market: Shop a variety of pumpkin baking products including maple pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice syrup and pumpkin cookie butter
Yogurtland: Enjoy pumpkin pie-flavored frozen yogurt for a limited time
Pumpkin Spice scents and beauty products
Bath & Body Works: Buy three select body care products, get three free; The selection includes Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin body cream and Pumpkin Picking lotion
Bed Bath & Beyond: Fill the air with seasonal scents by shopping the Fall Shop, which includes pumpkin-themed candles and room sprays
Kohl’s: Shop Kohl’s for a variety of home pumpkin scents, including Yankee Candles Spiced Pumpkin scent plugs and the Bourbon Pumpkin Brulee candle from SONOMA
Yankee Candle: Get all the candles you need to make your home smell like fall, with seasonal scents like Luscious Pumpkin Trifle
Pumpkin Spice Apparel
Customized Girl: Bundle up in the I’m Pumpkin Spice unisex Hanes crewneck sweatshirt.
Eternal Weekend: Complete your fall wardrobe with a My Blood Type Is Pumpkin Spice Latte
Flippin’ Sweet Gear: Get comfy and put on a Pumpkin Spice and Chill T-shirt
Old Glory: Get some giggles with this I Like Pumpkin Spice A Latte long-sleeve T-shirt
Threadrock: Pay homage to the mighty pumpkin spice with this Pumpkin Spice Life racerback tank.
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