There are 187,000 leap year babies currently living the United States and since their birthdays only come around once every four years, several brands and companies use the opportunity to celebrate these special babies by offering them freebies!
Others have jumped on the wagon and extended offers to the rest of us, who equally are happy to get one extra day in February because, ‘why not’?
Here are 10 freebies just for Leap Year babies and 40 deals for the rest of us.
1. Benny’s Chop House (Chicago): Guests with Leap Day birthdays receive a complimentary 8 oz. filet mignon on 2/29/2016, for parties of 2 or more.
2. Great American Cookies –Leap year babies get a free cookie cake to celebrate your birthday if you have an ID to prove you were born on February 29.
3. Holsteins -Guests with Leap Day birthdays receive a free Birthday Cake Bamboozled Milkshake and a Classic Burger with proof of ID on 2/29/2016.
4. Houlihan’s:All customers with Leap Day birthdays can have one free entree on Monday, Feb. 29, and that’s only the start. Leap Day babies are welcomed to 28 additional free entrees–one per visit–over the following 30-day period, for a possible total of 29 free entrees. Bring photo ID with proof of DOB.
5. Olive Garden –If your birthday is Feb. 29, use the linked coupon for four free “Dolcini” desserts, valid for dine-in orders at Olive Garden restaurants from Feb. 29 to March 6.
- McAlister’s Deli: Show an ID proving that you’re a Leap Baby born on February 29 and you’ll get a free cookie on Monday.
7. Hard Rock Cafe: Is giving away a free meal for anyone celebrating their birthday.
8. Pizza Hut: Anyone who shows a valid government-issued photo ID proving they were born on Leap Day will get a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. The deal is for carryout only.
9. The Plaza Hotel (New York): Guests with Leap Day birthdays can receive a special $229 package, rate only valid for 2/29/2016.
10. Villa Italian Kitchen: Guests with Leap Day birthdays receive a complimentary slice of pizza at participating locations on 2/29/2016.
OUR PICK FOR THE BEST DEALS For the REST OF US ON LEAP YEAR DAY!
1. Verizon: Coupon code VZWDEAL will save you up to $50 off select smartphones through Feb. 29. New device payment is required and upgrades are excluded.
2. Frontier Airlines: $29 flights to select cities. Must book by 2/26, 2/29 or 3/2
3. Caribou Coffee: Buy one beverage and get the second for just 29 cents on Leap Day.
5. Legal Sea Food: Get two one-pound lobsters (and two sides) for $29. (Typically, a one-pound lobster at the restaurant costs $25.95.)
6. Dell Refurbished Computers: Take $600 off servers of $2000 or more with code SERVER$600 through Feb. 29.
7. Aeropostale: Extra 29% off your order with code LEAP29.
9. Betsey Johnson: Take 29% off your order with coupon code LEAP and have it shipped to you for free. Some exclusions apply.
10. Urban Outfitters: Shop a selection of products priced at $29 or less.
THE OTHER GREAT LEAP YEAR DEALS
11. CheapOAir: Use code GETAWAYS30 to save up to $30 on Getaway Vacations through Feb. 29.
12. Destination Hotels: Make reservations on Feb. 29 to receive 29% (or more) off room rates in the weeks ahead, and/or $29 daily credits at this group’s hotels, which include locations in Snowmass, Colorado, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
13. Marriott Stanton South Beach: On Feb. 29 use the code ADP when making reservations to get 29% off rates for stays between March 3 and May 31.
14. Travelocity: Get $29 off a $229 hotel with the code LEAP29 and $129 off a $1229 hotel + flight deal with the code LEAP129.
15. Arby’s: The fast food chain is offering a special vegetarian menu all day.
17. Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More: Get a free Leap Year 2016 t-shirt at any of the retailers participating locations on Feb. 29 — no purchase required.
18. Columbia Sportswear: Save 30% on select sale items with code COLSALE30, ends 2/29/2016.
19. Dog Haus: Free patty upgrade from a single to a double on all burgers on February 29! A $2.49 value.
20. Honeybaked Ham: Free or discounted sandwich on 2/29/2016.
21. Hungry Howie’s: Get a large, one-topping pizza for 29 cents with the purchase of a large pizza with one or more toppings at its regular price, Feb. 29 and March 1.
22. Krispy Kreme: On Monday, February 29, 2016, buy a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts and get a second dozen for $2.99.
23. Margaritas Mexican Restaurants: The Fried Ice Cream Dessert (normally $6.49) and the Leap Year Margarita (normally $7.99) are both $2.29.
24. Noodles & Company: Save $4 off a $10 purchase with code LEAPTHELINE on 2/29/2016 when you order online.
26. Starbucks: $29 Off Orders $100 on 2/29/2016.
27. Tropical Smoothie Café: Loyalty program members can get a a Classic Smoothie for $2.29, instead of its regular price of around $4.49, at its 465 locations.
28. Dollar General: Use code FEBSAVE to get $5 off orders of $50 or more through Feb. 29.
29. Folica: Use code LEAPYEAR16 to get 25% off Solia, Theorie, Nth Degree and AbsoluteHeat products or 30% off Sedu products through Feb. 29.
30. Foot Locker: Use code LKS16F3L to save 15% on purchases of $70 or more through Feb. 29.
32. Golfsmith: Take $20 off orders of $125 or more with code 86PUB022 through Feb. 29.
34. Lane Bryant: Save $35 off your online purchases of $150 or more, plus free shipping, through Feb. 29 with coupon code FEBDRTLB.
35. Lids: Enjoy free shipping on orders of $50 or more through Feb. 29. No coupon code required.
36. MOO: Get 15% off greeting cards with code 7C2W8B through Leap Day for new customers only.
38. OshKosh B’gosh: Save 25% off orders of $40 or more with code CARU2F29 and 15 percent off site wide with code CARU2F19 through Feb. 29.
40. Urban Outfitters: Shop a selection of products priced at $29 or less.