Don’t get it twisted, the best way to celebrate National Pretzel Day is to enjoy lots of salty savings at many popular shops around the country.
Whether you’re a fan of Auntie Anne or go weak over Wetzel’s Pretzels, you can enjoy the popular snack without spending lots of dough on April 26.
With so many flavors, sizes and types, pretzels are definitely one of the most popular snacks of all-time. Even more enjoyable, when you can bite into one for FREE or at a discount on National Pretzel Day.
Here are some fun facts about pretzels to whet your appetite:
The origins of the name “pretzel” are lost in history, but monks were likely involved. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, pretzel comes from the German brezel, which came from the Latin bracellus or brachiatellus, meaning “little arms” because the twist of the pretzel is reminiscent of arms folded in prayer. Other scholars say the first pretzels were called pretiolas (little rewards) and given by the monks to students who did a good job reciting prayers.
The earliest pretzels were all soft. The hard, crunchy kind were likely invented in the 19th century in Pennsylvania.
How much do Americans love pretzels? Consumers munch on approximately 1.5 pounds of pretzels each annually.
What part of the country enjoys the salty snacks the most is up for debate. However, Philadelphia is the center of American pretzel production — both in hard and soft varieties.
Now that you’re well versed in pretzel lore, take a look at the National Pretzel Day deals available on April 26.
National Pretzel Day Deals 2023
The offers are valid at participating locations, while supplies last. Limit one per customer.
Spend time with your favorite “aunt” on National Pretzel Day! Auntie Anne’s is giving Auntie Anne’s Rewards members a FREE Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel on April 26.
Plus, Rewards members who add a dip or drink to their FREE pretzel order on National Pretzel Day will receive a surprise offer on their next visit (within 14 days.)
If you’re unable to make to Auntie Anne’s, the pretzel shop is also offering FREE delivery on an order of $12 or more via Auntie Anne’s site or app on National Pretzel Day.
Every single pretzel at the shop is freshly baked and made from five simple, fresh ingredients.
Located within shopping malls, the chain has nearly 1,200 locations in 49 states.
This National Pretzel Day, get Flipz pretzel treats delivered right to your front door. From April 26 to May 9, pretzel fans nationwide can enjoy FREE Flipz at no cost, when ordering exclusively through Instacart. The offer is only valid on select varieties.
Milwaukee Pretzel Company
Get pretzels delivered right to your front door! Get 25% off all pretzels at the Milwaukee Pretzel Company on National Pretzel Day, April 26. Use promo code NPD25 at checkout.
The online shop’s Bavarian soft pretzels are handmade and freshly baked — perfect for traditional pretzel fanatics.
Philly Pretzel Factory
Save lots of dough on National Pretzel Day! Pretzel fans can chew on a FREE pretzel at all Philly Pretzel Factory shops, including locations within Walmart, on April 26. (The giveaway excludes transportation and entertainment venues.)
Plus, the first 100 VIPs (loyalty club members) to reserve their spot in advance will receive a punch card for one FREE pretzel every day in May.
In its 16th year of celebrating the salty day, the shop plans to give away more than 150,000 pretzels on National Pretzel Day.
All of the chain’s pretzels are hand-twisted and baked fresh using proprietary equipment with an ingredients list that’s short and sweet: Flour, water, yeast and a pinch of salt.
The shop has more than 170 locations.
Pretzelmaker is making National Pretzel Day “extra salty” for pretzel lovers. On April 26, Pretzelmaker is giving away FREE small Pretzel Bites nationwide. The offer is valid for Original Pretzel Bites, salted or unsalted.
Located within shopping malls, the chain has hundreds of shops in 36 states.
Be “salty” on National Pretzel Day! Take a break with a FREE Original Pretzel at Wetzel’s Pretzels on April 26 — from 3 p.m. to closing.
The chain’s pretzels are hand-rolled, baked fresh and lightly buttered and salted. It’s also available without salt and/or butter.
The snack shop has more than 340 locations, mostly within shopping malls. (The offer excludes all theme parks, airports, arena, food trucks and delivery.)
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