Feb 29, 2012

Leap Year Day ~ Feb. 29th

We all know that there are 365 days in a year, but, in actuality, it takes the earth approximately 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to make one trip around the sun. So, to keep our calendar system on track with nature we must add an extra day every four years to the calendar. We call that a Leap Year.

Leap years occur every 4 years. Well, almost. It's a little confusing, but if you go to timeanddate.com, they'll tell you all about that. 

Here's a fun explanation about why we need a Leap Year from The Veggie Tales.

Leap Year Freebies
All around the U.S., restaurants and businesses are offering Leap Year Day freebies and deals. Here are a few that you may want to take advantage of today.

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels - Buy one lunch sandwich and get another one for free. Go to their Facebook page, click on "Get Offer" and a coupon will be sent to your email inbox. Apparently, you must download the coupon today, but the coupon is good until March 4, 2012.
  • Subway - You receive a free cookie today with any purchase from Subway. No coupon necessary. 
  • McDonald's - Some McDonald's locations are offering a free cup of coffee all day today. Check your local McDonald's for participation.
  • Buca Di Beppo - Offering a family meal deal for 4, with coupon.
  • Disneyland and Disney World Magic Kingdom - Staying open for 24 hrs. straight on Feb. 29, 2012.


  1. What a wonderful post, Lisa! And all those freebies too!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

    P.S. Do you tweet?

  2. Olivia and Sophie loved the video. I love that I have an extra day to do laundry!