National Pretzel Day may be an unofficial “holiday,” but the freebies and discounts are real.
This year, we’ve identified four chains that will serve up free or cheap pretzels for National Pretzel Day, which falls on Thursday.
Just call to confirm your nearest location is participating in an offer before you head out — with the exception of Pretzelmaker. That chain has made it easy by listing all participating locations on its website.
If you’re wondering why Auntie Anne’s isn’t on the following list, we had yet to see any official announcements from the chain of pretzel shops as of Monday morning. But last year it offered a freebie via its My Pretzel Perks app, so you might want to download that so you don’t miss any offers.
1. Ben’s Soft Pretzels
Donate at least $1 to the nonprofit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to aid military personnel suffering traumatic brain injury and psychological health problems, you’ll get one free traditional Jumbo Soft Pretzel on Thursday.
2. Philly Pretzel Factory
Participating locations will give one free pretzel to every customer on Thursday.
Philly Pretzel Factory has locations primarily along the East Coast.
Follow Pretzelmaker on Facebook or Instagram — and show the cashier proof of that on your phone — and you’ll get a free salted or unsalted pretzel on Thursday.
4. Wetzel’s Pretzels
This chain is offering “free pretzels for all” on Thursday — which it calls National Wetzel Day.
Wetzel’s has locations across the U.S.
Do you plan to take advantage of any National Pretzel Day offers? Let us know which ones — comment below or over on our Facebook page.