By Jon Delano

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tomorrow is Feb. 29, which is a date that only occurs every four years.

This year, some retailers are offering some special deals to mark this special day.

It’s Leap Year, which means February has 29 days. It’s a calendar trick, to keep the calendar year in line with the sun.

Basically, there are a couple of extra hours every year. Over a four year period, it works out to be one extra day, which is why February gets an extra day once every four years.

More importantly, professor Dr. Audrey Guskey said Feb. 29 is slowly becoming a special consumer day.

“This year, we’re seeing a few discounts and sales, and I think we’re going to see this in the future. It’s going to be a really big deal,” Guskey said.

If you are one of the 4.8 million people in the world born on Feb. 29, you get the best deals.

“There are a lot of resorts and restaurants and hotels across the country that you can actually get free meals,” Guskey said.

That’s along with $29 hotel rooms. For the rest of us, look for a free cookie at Subway and 10 percent off your meal with a coupon from Boston Market online.

Guskey said the freebies will get better in leap years to come.

“In a Leap Year day, women are typically allowed to propose to men,” Guskey said.

If you’re a single guy out there, you could be up for grabs tomorrow.

As for other freebies, there are some hotels and resorts that offer deals for everyone if booked by Feb. 29.

Tonight, the Spaghetti Warehouse is having a Leap Year Eve special which will include spaghetti entrees normally as high as $12 available for $6 with a coupon from the local newspaper.

Happy Leap Year!


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