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Get ready for lots of Leap Day freebies and deals in 2024. Restaurants, hotels, and travel companies celebrate the occasion with discounts and freebies for Leap Day babies (and the rest of us, too!). After all, Leap Days — aka Feb. 29 — only come along once every (well, not really, but more on that below) four years.

If you’re a “Leapling” or “Leaper” (your birthday falls on Feb. 29), be prepared to show your ID to get these offers. Here’s what we are expecting for next year’s Leap Day deals based on what we saw four years ago in 2020. We’ll update this post as soon as the Leap Day deals for 2024 drop, so be sure to bookmark this page.

And don’t forget to download The Krazy Coupon Lady app for more money-savings tips, deals, and coupons.


Leap Day occurs every four years

Leap Day occurs every four years, minus century years that aren’t exactly divisible by 400. Next Leap Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 in 2024. The purpose of Leap Day is to keep the calendar synchronized with the astronomical year, which is approximately 365.25 days, while our calendar year is 365 days. Adding this extra day helps account for the extra 0.2422 days in the astronomical year, so seasons don’t shift. Skipping the century years not perfectly divisible by 400 prevents a huge discrepancy from building up over centuries. This means the years 2100, 2200, and 2300 won’t have leap days.


Free (or Cheap) Food for Leap Day

1. 7 – Eleven: Get a large pizza for $2.29 and $29 off $50+ beer and snack orders on Leap Day.

On Leap Day 2020, app 7NOW app users saved $29 off orders of $50+ with promo code 29OFF50.

Did you know you can also order pizza from 7-11? (Don’t knock it till you try it.) You could also get a large pizza (reg $5.55) for $2.29. Your options were cheese, pepperoni and extreme meat. This Leap Day deal was available in store or for delivery in the 7NOW app.


2. Chick-fil-A: Watch for several freebies like a Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

Some Chick-fil-A locations gave away free food, like a four piece of mini Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, for Leap Day 2020.

A few freebie offers from last Leap Day included:

  • Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich (Original or Grilled reg. $3.05)
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich (reg. $3.89)
  • Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8-count; Original or Grilled, reg. $6.75))
  • Chick-n-Strips (3-count, reg. $3.35))


3. Hungry Howie’s: Buy a large pizza with one or more toppings, get a large one-topping pizza for $0.29.

Jalapeno pizza form Hungry Howie's in a box

When you bought one large Hungry Howie’s pizza with one or more toppings (reg $6.99) you could get another large one-topping pizza for just $0.29 more. This offer was valid for carry out orders only from Feb. 29 – Mar. 1, 2020.

Related: Checkout these best birthday freebies, discounts, and deals.


4. Krispy Kreme: Get free doughnuts if you have a Leap Day baby.

Krispy Kreme celebrated Leap Day in 2020 by delivering free doughnuts to hospitals, health professionals, and parents of Leap Day babies on February 29.


5. Insomnia Cookies: Receive a free cookie with any purchase.

Insomnia Cookies restaurant front

In 2020, Insomnia Cookies offered a free cookie with any purchase. Their Leap Day deal was valid for online or in-store orders.

Related: Here’s how students and teachers can get Insomnia Cookies FREE.



6. Legal Seafoods: Enjoy TWO 1lb lobster dinners for $29 on Leap Day!

At Legal Seafoods, normally one 1-lb lobster al a carte is $27.95. On the last Leap Day, they had “An Extra Day, An Extra Lobster” promo. That meant you could grab your bae and get TWO 1-lb lobster dinners, each with the choice of two sides for $29! That was two lobster dinners for about the same price as one lonely lobster.


7. Marie Callender’s: Pay only $7.99 for a pie at select locations.

Marie Callender’s whole pies aren’t normally cheap (reg $16). But, for Leap Day in 2020, you could grab a pie for $7.99 at participating Marie Callender’s.


8. Olive Garden: Pick up $5 Take Home entrees for just $2.29.

woman holding a bag of olive garden takeout in front of Olive Garden restaurant

In 2020, you could choose between Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese al Forno, and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce at Olive Garden on Leap Day. Even better, if your birthday was on February 29, you received four free Dolicini desserts! Find an Olive Garden near you.


9. Popeyes: Get a free chicken sandwich with a $15+ order through Postmates.

A chicken sandwich from Popeyes

Postmates and Popeyes teamed up for Leap Day in 2020. If you placed a $15+ Popeyes order that included a chicken sandwich (reg. $3.99) through Postmates between Feb. 24 – 28, you got a code for a free chicken sandwich sent to you on Feb. 29.


10. Quiznos: Propose with a sub and might cater your wedding for free.

woman proposes with a sandwich with hashtag say yes to quiznos

Quiznos celebrated Feb. 29, 2020 by honoring a timeless tradition of women upending gender norms and proposing marriage to their significant others. Lovers who proposed to their partners -– “sub”bing a sandwich for a ring –- Leap Day 2020 were entered to win free catering from Quiznos for their wedding.



11. Stella Artois: Save up to $30 with Leap Day Fund beer rebates.

two hands tapping stella-artois in cheers

Stella Artois gave away rebates for 6-pack, 12-pack or 24-pack beer purchased between Feb. 26th – Feb. 29th, until their massive $366K Leap Day fund ran out. Depending on your state, you could’ve received up to a $30 cash back rebate. You had to apply for a rebate by March 6, 2020 through Twitter at @StellaArtois or Facebook.

U.S. states that had exceptions:

  • CA and NH residents: Up to a $21 rebate on the purchase of Stella Artois
  • WA residents: Up to a $9 rebate on the purchase of Stella Artois
  • VA residents: Up to a $15 rebate on the purchase of Stella Artois
  • LA residents: Up to a $4 rebate on the purchase of Stella Artois


12. Wayback Burgers: Get a milkshake for $2.29 (reg. $3.29 – $3.99).

Wayback Burgers offered its indulgent hand-dipped milkshakes (reg $3.29 – $3.99) to guests with the Wayback app for only $2.29 on Feb. 29, 2020. The offer was good for all flavors.


Travel Deals for Leap Year

13. Frontier Airlines: Save up to 75% off round trip travel with promo code.

A Frontier Airlines plane taking off

You could’ve saved with a couple of airline Leap Day/Leap Year deals. The Frontier Airlines Leap Year Sale (which ended Feb. 28, 2020) had a 75% off round-trip travel deal for flights from Mar. 3 to April 7, 2020. You had to use promo code SAVE75 when booking online.

Delta Airlines also had Leap Day round-trip deals for $157 (like Seattle to Tucson). You had to book by Mar. 3, 2020, for travel from April 7 to April 13.


14. Expedia: Take $30 off select tours and tickets.

Grand Canyon view from South Rim, Arizona, USA.

Expedia gave 20% off — up to $30 — for special activities like a tour of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, an Absinthe performance in Vegas, or tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. You had to use the promo code SLICKDEALS20 at checkout to get Expedia’s Leap Day Sale.


15. Great Wolf Lodge: Stay for $29 per person.

Great Wolf Lodge had a $29 per person deal for stays between April 13 – May 21, 2020. You had to make the reservation on Leap Day, and it had to be for a Family Suite, Sunday – Thursday (no weekends). Rooms usually start around $229 a night, but prices vary by location and number of guests.



16. Halcyon Hotel: Save 29% on nightly rates.

The exterior of Denver's Halcyon Hotel

Halcyon, the upscale boutique hotel in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood, offered guests 29% off regular nightly rates. (This translates to getting a $389 room for $276, for example). You had to use the promo code LEAP20 when you booked. Bonus: If you were a Leap Year baby, you could get your reservation upgraded to a suite.


17. Hotel Ranga: Propose in Iceland and get a one-night stay free.

A couple walks in the Icelandic landscape on their wedding day

Hotel Ranga, which is one hour away from Reykjavik, Iceland, offered a free one-night stay if you were a woman planning to propose on Feb. 29. Reservations usually start at around 400 euros a night, which is about $450 bucks.


18. Hotels.com: Save 29%, plus another 8% off rooms with a promo code when booking.

In 2020, you could’ve saved 29% plus 8% off at Hotels.com with promo code LEAPYEAR2020. You had to book between 12:01a.m. MT on Feb. 24, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. MT on March 01, 2020. Offer was valid on travel before May 24, 2020. You could not collect or redeem Hotels.com Rewards nights when you used this coupon.


19. Motel 6: Save up to 20% on stays between February 29 and March 31.

Motel 6 had a deal for up to 20% on stays between February 29 and March 31, 2020. You had to reserve your room by March 2, 2020.


20. Philadelphia Mega Bus: Travel to or from Philadelphia by bus for just $2.29.

Philadelphia's Megabus on the street

Philly’s Megabus offered $2.29 one-way fares to and from Philadelphia by way of Washington D.C., New York, or Baltimore. This offer was only valid on reservations for Saturday, Feb. 29 or Sunday, March 1.

BONUS: Megabus also gifted Leapers 29 free ticket vouchers.



21. Red Mountain Resort: Get 29% off your booking.

A view of Red Mountain Resort in Utah

For Leap Day 2020, upscale Red Mountain Resort in Ivins, Utah offered 29% off bookings made on Feb. 29. This deal was only valid for the “Essential Retreat” package in one of the Luxury Villas between June 1 – Aug. 31, 2020. A night at a Red Mountain villa usually starts at about $180.


22. Sanderling Resort: Get an extra night for just $29.

A view from Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks

If you booked a night’s stay at the Sanderling Resort in North Carolina between Feb.16 – March 1, 2020, the hotel offered you a second night for only $29 more. Rooms started at around $119 per night. To get the Leap Day deal at Sanderling Resort, you had to call (888) 281-1053 and mention the word “leap.”


23. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Get a $29 bar credit, $29 dining credit & $29 spa/salon credit.

Aerial drone picture Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida
In 2020, if you booked the Leap Year Package at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, you received a free $29 bar credit, $29 to spend at the hotel’s buffet, and $29 for the salon & spa. Rooms started at around $447 per night.


24. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Score Pick Your Date tickets for $29.99.

People scream in joy on a Six Flags roller coaster

In 2020, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Leap Year Sale had tickets for as low as $29. The details were:

  • 2020 2-Park Gold Season Pass good for Six Flags Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor (reg $229.99) $113.99 1-3 passes; $93.99 4+ passes
  • Discount Pick Your Date Ticket (reg $72.99) $29.99
  • Any Day Ticket (reg $72.99) $62.99


25. Miami Seaquarium: Buy adult admission tickets for $29.99 (reg $49.99).

miami seaquarium

Leap Day babies got in the Miami Seaquarium for free, but everyone had to pay $29.99 for admissions in 2020.



26. Venetian: Save 29% on your stay with promo code.

The Las Vegas Venetian Hotel

If you booked a stay at the Venetian in Las Vegas for a stay between Mar. 9 – Sept. 13, 2020 — you could’ve saved up to 29% on rooms (regularly priced around $300 per night). To book your reservation you had to call (866) 403-8046 and mention the code JEA29O.


Retail Giveaways and Discounts for Leap Year

27. Toms Shoes: Enter a Leap Day Giveaway for the chance to win a $229 gift card.


Join Toms Shoes Passport Rewards (which is free to join) before March 6, 2020 for a chance to win a $229 gift card to spend on shoes or other accessories at TOMS.com.


28. Reebok: Get special $29.99 Leap Day deals.

Reebok.com offered $29.99 deals on February 29, 2020. All you had to do was use the promo code LEAP during checkout.


Discounts and Freebies Just for Leap Day Babies

29. Build-a-Bear Workshop: Build a Birthday Treat Bear for $2.29 (valued at $14).

Build-a-Bear Workshop store entrance

For Leaplings only, if you visited any Build-a-Bear Workshop location on Feb. 29, 2020, you could ‘ve picked up a Birthday Treat Bear for just $2.29 (reg. price $14). You had to present your ID to get in on this!

Not a Leapling, but still want some Build-a-Bear love? From Feb. 28-29, Build-A-Bear offered a 29% in-store exclusive Build-a-Bear coupon.


30. Conrad New York Downtown: Get a free night when you book a two+ night stay.

The exterior of Hotel Conrad in New York

The Conrad, an upscale Manhattan hotel, gave Leapers a complimentary night in 2020. The reservation had to be for two or more nights, including Feb. 29 and March 1. Rooms started at $334 per night.



31. East Coast Wings + Grill: Get a free meal from East Coast Wings with valid ID.

East Coast Wings + Grill storefront

East Coast Wings+ Grill offered Leaplings a free entree for their birthday. You had to show valid for this Leap Day deal.


32. Farmer Boys Food: Send them a direct message, get a free birthday burger.

Farmer Boys Food cheeseburger with fries and a drink

If you sent a direct message to Farmer Boys Food on Twitter you could get a free cheeseburger (reg $4.79) on Feb. 29, 2020. Once you showed your ID you were set!


33. iFly: Skydive with a friend for free.

iFly store front

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Anyone born on Leap Day could enjoy a free 2-flight package at iFly between Feb. 24 – March 1, 2020 (up to $120 in savings).

If you wanted in on this deal, you had to call your local iFly store and ask for the complimentary “2-Flight Leapling Offer” and give your birthday. You had to show your ID the day of your flight to enjoy the plunge.


34. Lay’s: Leave a comment on Lay’s Facebook Leap Day post for a chance to win a free bag of chips.

Lay's chips in labeled boxes

Four years ago, Lay’s announced their Lay’s Leap Year Facebook post on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. All you had to do was leave a comment for your chance to win a free bag of potato chips (a $3 value).


35. Main Event: Get a free Party Fun Sundae with valid ID.

Bowling balls at a bowling alley with a person in the background about to throw their ball down the alley

If you showed your ID on Feb. 29 at any Main Event location you could’ve received a free Party Fun Sundae (four gelato flavors and topped with brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate syrup, cinnamon-sugar donut holes, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and candy). That was $15 in savings.

Find a Main Event location near you to grab this sweet Leap Day offer.

Related: Related: Here are all the places that offer birthday freebies, rewards & discounts.


36. Villa Italian Kitchen: Grab a free slice of Neapolitan Cheese pizza with valid ID.

A slice of pizza, salad, and soft drink from Villa Italian Kitchen

On Feb. 29, 2020, Villa Italian Kitchen gave Leaplings a free slice of their Neapolitan Cheese pizza (reg $5.09). You had to show your ID for this Leap Day deal.


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