Updated for National Pretzel Day 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019, is National Pretzel Day, a day that you can not only spend time appreciating pretzels and their history but also eating the doughy treats—and, depending on where you go, you may be able to score them for free or a reduced price. In honor of National Pretzel Day, several pretzel shops offer a special deal on April 26. Make sure to check your specific location to confirm it is participating in the deal.
But before you dip that pretzel into some spicy mustard, you might find the experience more enjoyable once you understand the history of this knot of dough.
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PretzelMaker is giving away free pretzels on National Pretzel Day to Prezelmaker Rewards members. Simply download their new app and become a rewards member by 8:00 pm EST on April 26 to get this offer. Find a participating PretzelMaker location near you to get your free salted or unsalted pretzel.
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Visit your local Wetzel's Pretzel on April 26 for National Pretzel Day, or as they like to call it, National "Wetzel" Day, and you'll get a free original pretzel. No purchase necessary!
Keep in mind that this offer isn't valid in stadiums, amusement parks, convention centers, and arenas.
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Ben's Soft Pretzels is giving away pretzels on National Pretzel Day, but only when you donate at least $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. So while you are enjoying that warm, soft doughy twist, you will also be supporting a great cause. Check with your local Ben's Soft Pretzels to make sure they're participating before you head out.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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If you happen to have a Philly Pretzel Factory near you, head over on National Pretzel Day to get your free pretzel. There's no purchase necessary and no app to download to get your free pretzel—just stop on by your local Philly Pretzel Factory any time on April 26.