National Pretzel Day Is a Thing. Here Are 4 Places to Get Free Pretzels

We live in a fantastic age for people who love free stuff. And let’s be honest: Who among us doesn’t love a freebie?

You can get free stuff on your birthday, free stuff with your email address, even $900 worth of free coupons. And today, we’re here to tell you: The freebies continue!

Thursday, April 26, is National Pretzel Day. And in the grand tradition of National Fill-in-the-Food Days, some companies have decided to help you celebrate by giving away free samples of the day’s food honoree.

So toss aside your carb concerns and join us in enjoying this doughy, delicious creation by hitting up the following pretzel promotions.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Sign up for Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks app between April 26 and April 29 and get a buy one, get one free pretzel offer.

Find the BOGO coupon in the rewards section of the mobile app.

The app can help you get freebies year-round, too. For every $1 you spend, you’ll earn 10 points and get closer to redeeming a free pretzel.


Pretzelmaker wants everyone to stay in touch on National Pretzel Day. It’s encouraging customers to follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Just show a participating store proof that you’re following them on your mobile device when you get to the counter and score your free pretzel.

There’s a limit of one free pretzel per person.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Wetzel’s Pretzels is giving away free pretzels as well, but for the fourth year, it’s kicking things up a notch.

If you follow them on Instagram and post a picture of your free pretzel with the #nationalwetzelday hashtag, you’ll get a redeemable code good for another free pretzel before May 31.

Philly Pretzel Factory

You don’t need to do a thing to get a free pretzel at Philly Pretzel Factory on Thursday. Just show up and they’ll hand you your free pretzel.

Plus, the first 100 guests at each store will also receive a coupon for a free pretzel every day for the month of May.

Kelly Gurnett is a freelance blogger, writer and editor who runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt. Staff writer Stephanie Bolling updated this post.