Leap Day, February 29th, arrives once every four years — and 2016 is one of them. The reason there are 366 days every four years instead of the standard 365 is to remain in sync with the true astronomical year. It actually takes the Earth approximately 365.24 days to orbit the Sun, so Leap Year allows it to play catch up.
In honor of Leap Year there will be some great offers. Some are for leaplings only (that's someone with a birthday on 2/29). Here is a list of Leap Year deals, discounts and free offers:
*It's a national list, so check with your nearest location for participation.
Leap Day Deals on Restaurants
Carraba’s– Use this printable coupon or online code: 20offcheck to get 20% off your check through March 6.
Chick-fil-A– Check with your local Chick-fil-A, but we’ve caught wind that some locations are offering free chicken sandwiches if you stop by 29 minutes past the hour all day on February 29. Others have a keep your Leap Day receipt. Eat at Chick-Fil-A on 2/29, hold onto your receipt and get the same order at a later date. Again, check your local stores!!!
Great American Cookies– People with a February 29 birthday (leaplings) can get one free Individually Yours Cookie Cake as part of the “A Sweet for Your Leap” promotion. You must show a valid ID to claim your treat.
Hard Rock Cafe– Diners with a leap day birthday can get one of six free entrées from the Leaplings Eat Free menu. To be eligible, customers must show a valid photo ID.
Houlihan’s:– Guests with a Feb. 29th birthday, who dine at any of Houlihan’s 72 locations across the nation on Monday, Feb. 29th, will receive a FREE entrée (with photo identification). They will also receive 28 additional FREE entrées to redeem on a return visit at any Houlihan’s in the next month.
Krispy Kreme– On 2/29 only, buy ANY 1 Dozen Doughnuts AND Get 1 Dozen Glazed Original Doughnuts for ONLY $2.29! Simply head over to the Krispy Kreme Facebook page, click on the “Get Offer” tab, and you will snag a coupon via email that you will either need to print or show on your phone.
McAlister’s Deli– On February 29, all leap year babies get a free freshly baked cookie. No purchase is necessary, but you must show an ID.
Olive Garden– Print out this coupon or show on your phone to get four free Dolcini desserts. This offer is valid February 29 through March 6.
Pizza Hut– Leap Day birthday peeps, you can score FREE Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut this Monday! Simply bring in your government issued ID to a participating Pizza Hut location on Monday, 2/29, to snag your free pizza! Check out the Pizza Hut Facebook page for more information.
Sprinkles- Stop by any Sprinkles Bakery tomorrow with a valid photo ID showing your birthday is indeed on Leap Day and you’ll score 4 free cupcakes!
Tropical Smoothie– Club Tropical members can enjoy any 24-ounce Classic Smoothie for $2.29 (regularly $4 and up) on February 29.
Villa Italian Kitchen– Leaplings (2/29 birthday people) get a free slice of pizza at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations on February 29.
Leap Day Sales on Entertainment
Six Flags – Special Leap Year Sale on 2016 Season Passes. Buy four or more Season Passes online before February 29 and not only will you save over 30%, but you’ll also get a Season Parking Pass for absolutely free. For just $3 more than a general admission ticket, you’ll enjoy unlimited visits all season, plus get access to fantastic savings discounts, free tickets for friends, and much more.
Dining Passes– Buy your Deluxe Dining Pass online by February 29 and you’ll automatically get a free upgrade to our prestigious new Gold level. With a Gold Dining Pass, enjoy lunch, dinner, and a snack every time at ALL other Six Flags theme parks this year. This special offer also includes a free Sports Bottle with unlimited soft drinks all season long. As a special bonus, you’ll get 20% off most merchandise throughout the park.
Leap Day Discounts on Travel
Jet Blue- You can save $150 on $2500 or more to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central or South America if you travel before April 30 using code: WINTER16.
Expedia- Save up to 29 percent off select hotels worldwide with reservations made on the Expedia mobile app on or before Feb. 29. Some restrictions apply.
CheapOAir- Use code: GETAWAYS30 to save up to $30 on Getaway Vacations through Feb. 29.
Marriott- Enjoy up to 20 percent in savings when you use code: ADP to book a room in advance through March 19.