What are your plans this weekend? I have a really, really hot date.
With fresh pie.
National Pie Day 2016
Saturday, Jan. 23 is a very important holiday: National Pie Day.
Baking is one of my hobbies, so I’ll be making my own.
But if you’re not into getting covered with flour (but are into eating massive amounts of free or cheap pie), we’ve found some great deals for you this weekend.
Little Pie Company
If you live in the Big Apple, you might just be in for a deal on a big apple… pie.
Little Pie Company will offer customers $5 off their purchase of a whole 10-inch pie. Just tell the counter salesperson “PIE ME NOW” to get the deal. Hope they don’t follow through!
Not in New York? Order one of their pies through Foodly Direct and have them shipped anywhere in the nation.
Just use the promo code “PIEMENOW” when you check out on 1/23.
Petaluma Pie Company
If you happen to live in or near Petaluma, CA, you’re in luck — Petaluma Pie Company is running a promotion that’s “Easy as 1, 2, 3.”
Get it? 1/23?
Buy three mini pies and you’ll get a fourth for free. Heck yeah!
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Grand Traverse Pie Company, which has multiple locations throughout Michigan (and one lonely store down in Terre Haute), will serve a free slice of apple crumb or cherry crumb pie with any purchase this Saturday.
If you’re the type who always snaps pictures before you dig in, upload those photos to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #LovePeacePie for the chance to be reblogged!
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the Mile High Pie at Norma’s.
Get to any of their three locations (North Dallas, Frisco or Oak Cliff) to receive a free slice of the Mile High Pie until the supply runs out.
Get in early on this one, though. It looks like Norma celebrates National Pie Day on Jan 22, not Jan 23.
Free pie sooner? Yes, please.
Mama Jo Homestyle Pies
Ohio-based Mama Jo Homestyle Pies is doing a Willy Wonka-esque promotion for National Pie Day.
They’re hiding golden tickets inside the box of one medium pie sold at each of their two locations.
If you find the golden ticket, you’ll win a year of free pies — one large pie per month.
Just head to Amherst or Medina to purchase a medium chocolate cream, coconut cream or lemon meringue pie, and check your box well.
P.S. Those flavors will be on sale that day for only $7.65, as opposed to their regular $12.50.
Ohio is really into their pies.
Baker’s Square — with locations in Ohio and throughout the midwest — is offering $2 off any whole pie you purchase Jan. 20-24.
Plus, a quick search reveals this deal is good in lots of places.
I could place an order for a pie and pick it up at a Village Inn restaurant here in St. Pete and still steal the deal. The restaurant has locations in 20 states!
This famous pie maven has stores in California, Nevada, Indiana, Texas and Utah — and their famous pies are going on sale starting Jan 22.
You can get whole to-go pies for $7.99 (plus the cost of the tin) from Friday until Feb. 29! That’s tons of time to get your pie on.
By the way, if you RSVP as “going” to the Facebook event, you’ll have a chance of winning a $15 gift card.
At the sale price, that’s almost two whole pies!
Celebrate National Pie Day
Even if none of these deals work for you, if you practice baking pies at home, you have a chance to win a $250 gift card and five-piece “essential pie tool kit” from Emile Henry.
Just snap a photo of the gorgeous pie you make this Saturday and post it to this Facebook page by Jan. 28.
Your Turn: Will you beg, bake or buy pie this Saturday?
Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems. About pies. Sometimes.