Here's your free leap day lunch, courtesy of Chick-fil-A.Even if February 29 isn't your birthday, you're getting presents. The date that comes once every four years brings out the generous side of some of the biggest companies in the country. Consumer Reports' ShopSmart Magazine sent us a list of the foodie freebies you should take advantage of while it's still leap day. Here are the most savory:
Get a free cookie if you buy anything at Subway.
Several Chick-fil-A joints are selling $0.29 milkshakes, others are doling out four-count Chick-n-Minis for zero cents. One of the chicken franchises is even giving customers wearing green shirts a free sandwich with the purchase of a side and a medium drink.
McDonald's in Washington D.C.'s Union Station is offering a free McCafe Shake with the purchase of any Extra Value Meal. Customers in southern Virginia and North Carolina get a free coffee all day long
Once your stomach is satisfied turn to your laptop for more giveaways. Go to Facebook.com/entergiveaways and "like" what you see for more finds. You can also do a Yahoo search for "Blogs leap day giveaways" for product deals and promotions. For starters: Microsoft has released its new flight simulator, Microsoft Flight, for free on its website and there's a $300 Amazon gift card up for grabs.
Locally restaurants and entertainment venues may be offering freebies too. ShopSmart found a theater in good old Portlandia showing free movies all day. Consider today "Cyber Wednesday" and start fishing around the web for some Leap Day gifts. The alternative? Wait another four years.
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