It’s my Birthday Month! And I’m taking advantage of all the birthday deals available to me by attempting to get one birthday deal every day. Please read more about my mission in my “About” page. On we go!!
Business: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Offer: Buy one pretzel item, get another pretzel item free
Via: Email message and printed certificate from Pretzel Perks club
Auntie Anne’s makes pretzels, the type of fresh-baked pretzel goodness that puts to shame those so-called pretzels that hang under a heat lamp at the local convenience store. Oftentimes Auntie Anne’s will have some free bite-sized samples to taste test, much like its related cousin Cinnabon is apt to do. It’s a ploy that works on me almost every time, because that one little piece is such a tease, I need more and hence will go ahead and buy a whole one! I am happy to report that Auntie Anne’s, as part of their Pretzel Perks loyalty program, offers more than just a tease for the birthday celebrant. Essentially the offer, is a buy one item, get one item free promotion, which means you can share the other one with a friend or you can have the pretzel items all to yourself!
I went in during the early evening, my eyes immediately drawn to the bright display case with all the fresh-baked offerings. Let’s see….pretzel dogs, mini pretzel dogs, regular flavor pretzels, gourmet fancy-flavor pretzels, pretzel sticks, pretzel nuggets…so many appetizing treats to choose from! I wanted to share, so the pretzel nuggets seemed like an easy choice. But they only had one container portion available, and the worker bee said that they wouldn’t have any more for a little while. So if I wanted the nuggets, my other item would have to be something else. Oh well, not a big deal. I finally decided to just order up the original flavor pretzel, and asked for the same for the free item. She put them in separate paper sleeves, and into a paper bag she placed both of them. I gave her the printed certificate and paid for one item. They did ask if I wanted to buy any dip, which I normally do, but this time I just wanted the pretzels au natural with just the butter and salt. I ate one immediately and took the other one home. So much for sharing: I ate the second one a few days later all by myself, and it actually kept pretty well and softened up nicely in the warm oven.
Auntie Anne’s has four locations in the Portland – Vancouver metro area, all of them located inside regional shopping malls. The company doesn’t give out discounts or coupons often, making this birthday offer a pretty good value to take advantage of. Sign up for the loyalty club is free, and a week before your birthday they will send the email offer for the BOGO free coupon. You will have 14 days from the date sent to redeem it. For fresh baked pretzels in sweet and savory stylings, this birthday offer is a definite treat!
Verdict: A Definite Treat
Items ordered: 2 Auntie Anne’s Original Pretzels
Amount before discount: $5.98
Amount after discount: $2.99
More info: Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks