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Retailers Leap on 'Leap Day' to Offer Deals

You don't even need to be a 'leapling' to get some of the discounts



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    When you are born on Feb. 29, you are a "leapling," and you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years. So when your day does finally roll around, you probably want to celebrate. A lot.  

    This year, many companies are going out of their way to help with the celebration. And, in some cases, you don't even have to be a leapling to get a treat.

    But first, why do we have leap year? Mostly to stay in line with the Earth's movement around the sun, according to, and that requires the addition of 24 hours to the Julian Calendar every four years.

    But don't worry about history. Go ahead and enjoy a dessert and a margarita. Here are some of the deals to look for on Monday. 

    • Great American Cookies giving one free Individually Yours Cookie Cake to people with a Feb. 29 birthday.
    • Hat retailer Lids will give free shipping on orders of $50 or more on Feb. 29.
    • Athletic clothier Foot Locker is offering 15 percent off purchases of $70 or more on Leap Day
    • For those out West, Dog Haus is offering a free upgrade from a single to a double burger 
    • Travelocity will give discounts of up to 30% on hotels until Feb. 29. Save 29% when you book select hotels worldwide through the Expedia mobile app on Feb. 29.
    • Leap into savings with a sale on hair products at Through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Feb. 29, use code LEAPYEAR16 to get 25% off Solia, Theorie, Nth Degree and AbsoluteHeat products or 30% off Sedu products.
    • Pizza Hut is giving a free personal pizza to Leap Day babies on Monday.
    • Get a dozen original glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme for $2.29 with the purchase of any dozen regularly priced doughnuts at participating locations.
    • On Feb. 29, save 29% when you book select hotels worldwide through the Expedia mobile app.