If you haven't already heard, this year is a Leap Year. And it means pretty much only two things: We get an entire extra day in February and due to the rarity of having a February 29, every four years, many companies are rolling out special bargains and promotions in honor of the quadrennial day.
Here are 67 deals and promotions you can find on leap day!
Freebies for Leap Day babies
Let's face it -- it's tough for all those Leap Day babies who can't authentically celebrate their birthday every year. So some restaurants have rolled out some special promotions and freebies just for you!
“There are more than 200,000 leap day babies in the United States alone, and they only get to celebrate their ‘real birthday’ once every four years,” said Hard Rock International senior director of marketing, Alex Merchan. “We want to reward those who have waited so patiently to celebrate with one of our fresh, quality meals -- a delicious birthday present from Hard Rock Cafe!”
- 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.
- Great American Cookies: One free Individually Yours Cookie Cake for those with Leap Day birthdays, only redeemable on 2/29/2016.
- Hard Rock Cafe: Guests born on Leap Day receive a free entree on 2/29/2016.
- 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.
- Houlihan's: Possibly the biggest Leap Day deal ever: If you visit Houlihan's on Leap Day, you'll receive a voucher for free entrées for another 28 days!
- McAlister’s Deli: Free cookies to people born on Feb. 29, with valid photo identification.
- Pizza Hut: The pizza restaurant is offering a free personal one-topping pan pizza to anyone born on February 29.
- The Plaza Hotel (New York): Guests with Leap Day birthdays can receive a special $229 package, rate only valid for 2/29/2016.
- Villa Italian Kitchen: Guests with Leap Day birthdays receive a complimentary slice of pizza at participating locations on 2/29/2016.
Deals for everyone!
- Aeropostale: Extra 29% off your order with code LEAP29.
- Betsey Johnson: Take 29% off your order with coupon code LEAP and have it shipped to you for free. Some exclusions apply.
- 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.
- Columbia Sportswear: Save 30% on select sale items with code COLSALE30, ends 2/29/2016.
- Dell Refurbished Computers: Take $600 off servers of $2000 or more with code SERVER$600 through Feb. 29.
- Dollar General: Use code FEBSAVE to get $5 off orders of $50 or more through Feb. 29.
- Folica: Use code LEAPYEAR16 to get 25% off Solia, Theorie, Nth Degree and AbsoluteHeat products or 30% off Sedu products through Feb. 29.
- Foot Locker: Use code LKS16F3L to save 15% on purchases of $70 or more through Feb. 29.
- Giant Eagle: $.29 fuel perks for every $50 spent on all gift cards, Market District and GetGo. In addition, the supermarket is offering $.29 coffee, $.29 per pound bananas, $2.49 12-count mini cupcakes and buy one, get one for $.29 select beauty products.
- Golfsmith: Take $20 off orders of $125 or more with code 86PUB022 through Feb. 29.
- Lands’ End: This coupon will save you 20% off regularly priced swim merchandise at all Sears locations through Feb. 29.
- Lane Bryant: Save $35 off your online purchases of $150 or more, plus free shipping, through Feb. 29 with coupon code FEBDRTLB.
- Lids: Enjoy free shipping on orders of $50 or more through Feb. 29. No coupon code required.
- MOO: Get 15% off greeting cards with code 7C2W8B through Leap Day for new customers only.
- OneHanesPlace: Save $10 off purchases of $50 or more through Feb. 29 with this printable coupon or follow this link to have the discount automatically applied to your online order.
- 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.
- Target: $5 gift card with an online movie pre-order of Mockingjay Part 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or The Peanuts Movie from Target.com/preorder through Monday 2/29/2016.
- Urban Outfitters: Shop a selection of products priced at $29 or less.
- 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.
- Arby’s: The fast food chain is offering a special vegetarian menu all day.
- Carrabba's Italian Grill: Get any small plate for $2.29 with every $10 spent with this coupon. Or you could receive 20% off your check with this coupon.
- Caribou Coffee: Buy one beverage and get the second for just 29 cents on Leap Day.
- Dog Haus: Free patty upgrade from a single to a double on all burgers on February 29! A $2.49 value.
- Honeybaked Ham: Free or discounted sandwich on 2/29/2016.
- 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.
- Krispy Kreme: On Monday, February 29, 2016, buy a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts and get a second dozen for $2.99.
- Legal Sea Food: Get two one-pound lobsters (and two sides) for $29. (Typically, a one-pound lobster at the restaurant costs $25.95.)
- Margaritas Mexican Restaurants: The Fried Ice Cream Dessert (normally $6.49) and the Leap Year Margarita (normally $7.99) are both $2.29.
- Noodles & Company: Save $4 off a $10 purchase with code LEAPTHELINE on 2/29/2016 when you order online.
- Olive Garden: Receive four free Dolcini desserts with coupon offer, valid from 2/29/2016-3/6/2016.
- Starbucks: $29 off merchandise orders of $100 or more on 2/29/2016 using coupon code "LEAPTOSAVINGS."
- 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.
- Art Hotel: Get 29% off the normal room rate for stays on Feb. 29 at the Denver hotel.
- CheapOAir: Use code GETAWAYS30 to save up to $30 on Getaway Vacations through Feb. 29.
- 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.
- Expedia: Make a hotel reservation with the Expedia app on or before Feb. 29 and you’ll save 29% at select properties worldwide.
- Frontier Airlines: $29 flights to select cities. Must book by 2/26, 2/29 or 3/2.
- Gurney’s Montauk: Get 29% off the best available rate for all reservations made on Feb. 29 for stays between March 1 and May 26 at this resort on the far tip of Long Island.
- Kimpton Hotels: Select Kimpton properties in southern California are hosting special Leap Day deals. The Hotel Palomar San Diego, for instance, is offering rooms on Feb. 29 starting at only $29, and spa treatments and special two-course meals are $29 apiece as well.
- 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.
- Sanderling Resort: If you can squeeze in a last-minute booking, the Sanderling Resort in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is offering 29% off a second night for stays from Feb. 15 to 29.
- Sea Island: Room rates start at $29 on the night of Feb. 29 only at this coastal resort in Georgia (taxes and fees are $38 extra).
- Travelocity: Get $29 off a $229 hotel with the code LEAP29 and $129 off a $1229 hotel + flight deal with the code LEAP129.
- Whiteface Lodge: This luxury hotel and spa in upstate New York offers 29% off on certain accommodations during Leap Week stays, from Sunday, Feb. 28 to Thursday, March 3. Use code LEAP29 for discounts with online reservations.
Florida travel deals
Several Florida hotels and resorts are offering additional discounts for leap day, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Check out the deals below!
- Amara Cay Resort and Pelican Cove in Islamorada: Get a fourth night free when they book three nights, plus complimentary welcome cocktails. Available for weekday stays Feb. 1-29.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld: 20% off the best available rate when guests book Feb. 29 - March 31 for travel between Feb. 29 and Dec. 12. Use offer code LYP
- Fort Lauderdale Marriott North: $2.29 cocktails and menu items at Blue Fire Grille on Feb. 29.
- Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa: 29% off rates on Feb. 29 for stays through June 30. Use promo code LEAP.
- Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota: 29% off leisure rates on all South Tower room types for guests who book on Feb. 29 for stays between March 1 and June 30.
- Menin Hospitality: Free fourth night for guests who book by Feb. 29 for stays through Aug. 31. The offer is eligible at Gale South Beach, Kaskades South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach and Bentley South Beach. See each property's website for more information.
- National Hotel Miami Beach: Leap of Faith package for couples looking to tie the knot on Feb. 29. The package includes a wedding ceremony on property for the couple and up to five guests, a ceremony officiant, wedding night in a cabana suite, dinner for the couple at the resort’s Tamara Bistro and a bouquet for the bride. The package starts at $700.
- One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach: Guests can receive a 50-minute One Ocean Signature Massage, a balancing hair and scalp treatment, and a sea, sand and sole foot ritual for $229. Mention the Leap Year Spa Special when booking.
- Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach: 29% off rates on Feb. 29. For stays through June 30. Use promo code LEAP.
- Pier House Resort & Spa and La Concha Hotel & Spa in Key West: Guests staying at either hotel on Feb. 29 can receive $29 off any 50-minute spa treatment by mentioning the deal when they book their stay.
- The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota: 29% off Junior Suite and larger room types for guests who book on Feb. 29. Valid for stays April 3 through June 30.
- Salamander Hotels & Resorts, including Hammock Beach, Innisbrook and Reunion Resort: 29% off all rooms for 29 hours starting at 6 a.m. Feb. 29 and extending until 11 a.m. March 1. The deal can only be booked during that time frame and is valid for travel Feb. 29 through Aug. 31.
- Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater: 29% off on Feb. 29, with rates starting at $229 per night. Valid for stays through June 30. Use promo code LEAP.
- Stanton South Beach in Miami Beach: 29% off rates on Feb. 29 for stays between March 3 and May 31. Use promo code ADP.
- The Westin Fort Lauderdale: 29% off for guests who book on Feb. 29. For guests at the hotel that day there will be $2.29 cocktails.
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