Have you heard the news? According to a CNN report published on Feb. 26, a very special day of the year is almost here and people are ready to celebrate! It’s time to take a leap, folks. Feb. 29, 2016, is Leap Year Day, also known as Leap Day. This annual event, which occurs almost every four years on Feb. 29 , helps keep the calendar and solar year in sync.
Some restaurants and businesses across America will be celebrating the occasion with a slew of fabulous steals-and-deals, discounts and freebies. Please note – some of the special deals listed below are only for people born on Feb. 29.
Leap Year Day 2016 Freebies, Deals & Discounts
Pizza Hut Pizza Deal – Participating Pizza Hut locations will be servin’ up a special deal for folks born on Leap Day. Enjoy a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza on Feb. 29, 2016. This deal is for carryout only. ID required.
Leaplings Eat Free at Hard Rock Café – Participating Hard Rock Café locations will also be celebrating the occasion this year. People born on Leap Day will enjoy a fabulous entrée from a special menu that includes six entrée choices – for free.
Buca di Beppo Free Meal Deal – If you were born on Leap Day, get ready to take a great big leap of joy! Visit a participating Buca di Beppo from now until Feb. 29, and enjoy a spaghetti and meatball meal for free. ID is required, dine-in only.
Olive Garden Deal – Participating Olive Garden locations will be offering sweet treats to eat for people born on Leap Year. Birthday babies will get to enjoy a free dessert!
McAlister’s Deli Treat – Speaking of sweet treats to eat. Leap Year babies will get a free, freshly baked cookie at any American McAlister’s Deli. No purchase is necessary!
Krispy Kreme BOGO Deal – Anyone can participating in this delicious deal! Kick off your Leap Day with a sweet treat to eat. Participating Krispy Kreme locations in America and Canada will be offering a dozen Original Glazed donuts when you buy a dozen for just $2.29 on 2/29. Sweet.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Deal – Participating Hungry Howie’s locations will be offering a large, one-topping pizza for 29 cents when you buy one. Offer is available from 2/29 to 3/1/16. Deal is not available in Alabama or Florida.
Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille Deal – Customers who stop by any of the Greene Turtle’s participating locations will get to enjoy delicious 29-cent wings all day long on Feb. 29, 2016. And while you are there, be sure to snap a pic and post it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using #TGLeapDay for a chance to win some awesome prizes. 29 people will be randomly selected to win.
If you happen to be in New York City, stop by the Refinery Hotel for a fab deal on cocktails. Get cocktails for $2.29 on Feb. 29, 2016. Oh – you can also spend the night for $229 which includes an in-room breakfast.
And speaking of cocktails, check out this refreshing drink perfect for Leap Day.
- 1 ½ Parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
- 2 Parts Seltzer
- 1 Part Campari Liqueur
- ¼ Part Sweet Vermouth
- Dash of Orange Bitters
- Orange Peel
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Pour ingredients from mixing glass into a Collins glass with ice. Garnish with an orange peel.