April 26 is National Pretzel Day. Here’s Where to Get Your Free Snacks

A person holds in their hand a traditional pretzel.
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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 for Tax Day, even free pancakes because someone at some point in history to decided to declare a National Pancake Day. And today, we’re here to tell you: the freebies continue!

Tuesday, 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 now and National Pretzel Day, and get one free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel redeemable between Tuesday, April 26 and Sunday, May 1.

Plus, the company will randomly choose five app users to win free pretzels for a year. To enter, download the app before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25.

And 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. You’’ also receive a free pretzel after your first purchase and a free pretzel on your birthday!


Pretzelmaker wants everyone to feel the love on National Pretzel Day. It’s encouraging customers to spread a message of kindness on social media using #WarmThoughts.

Show a participating store your post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat and receive a free original pretzel. If you’re not on social media, drop by and say something nice to still get in on the deal.

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Wetzel’s Pretzels is giving away free pretzels as well, but this year, they’re kicking it up a notch.

If you’ve liked or followed them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, they’ll upgrade you from a free pretzel to a free order of Pizza Bitz.

Just bring in your mobile device or a printout for proof and in no time you’ll be savoring the bite-sized cheese and pepperoni goodness.

Philly Pretzel Factory

You don’t need to do a thing to get a free pretzel at Philly Pretzel Factory on Tuesday. 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.

Your Turn: Will you participate in National Pretzel Day?

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.

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