The word “pretzel” is derived from the Italian word “pretiola,” which means “little rewards.” And on National Pretzel Day, the little rewards are all over the place.

Hunt down all the free and super-cheap pretzels restaurants are offering on National Pretzel Day, April 26. (Make sure you call ahead to double-check that your location is participating.)


1. Auntie Anne’s National Pretzel Day Deal

Make sure you have the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app to get a free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel with the purchase of any pretzel item. Although this works both in store and online, if you order online, you may have to pay sales tax plus a $0.35 service fee.

Keep tabs on Auntie Anne’s Instagram the entire week of National Pretzel Day for contests and giveaways.


2. Wetzel’s Pretzels National Pretzel Day Deal

On “National Wetzel Day,” visit a Wetzel’s Pretzels location after 3 p.m. to get one free original pretzel, no purchase necessary. This same offer will not be available at theme parks, airports, arenas and food trucks or for delivery.


3. Wendy’s National Pretzel Day Deal

Wendy’s is excited about their Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger, and if you have the Wendy’s app you can get one for $1 — through May 23. Limit one per app user.


4. Sonic Drive-In National Pretzel Day Deal

Get the Sonic app before the end of the day on National Pretzel Day, April 26, to get a $1 Soft Pretzel Twist.


5. Ben’s Soft Pretzels National Pretzel Day Deal

On April 26th, get a free pretzel with a donation of $1.00 to the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund. You can also get a free soft pretzel any day when you first download their app.


6. Snyder’s of Hanover National Pretzel Day Deal

Follow snack food makers Snyder’s of Hanover on Instagram to win one of 1,000 Crave Kits — a three-flavor package of Twisted Pretzel Sticks, including extreme seasoned, sour cream and onion, and jalapeno ranch.

Find their National Pretzel Day post and comment by tagging your “boldest friend” for a chance to win. Snyder’s will select the winners at random.


7. Philly Pretzel Factory

Grab one free pretzel per person at any Philly Pretzel Factory location on National Pretzel Day without having to make a purchase.


8. PretzelMaker

PretzelMaker is offering a free salted or unsalted pretzel to customers who download their app and join their rewards program by 8 p.m. April 26th. Those members also get double points on National Pretzel Day! Check with your store first, as this is only at select locations.

It's National Pretzel Day 2021 — Grab All the Freebies!