Leap Day is this Saturday, February 29. There are plenty of Leap Day deals and freebies to take advantage of in the NJ area—especially if the 29th is you or your kid’s birthday.

For Leap Day Babies Only

Mountain Creek Resort

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

NJ locations only

Round up the kids for a birthday dinner with a delicious discount. Those born on the 29th can score a free entree with a valid ID. One per customer, dine-in only.

Big SNOW American Dream

East Rutherford

If you haven’t been to North America’s first indoor snow park yet, this might be the time to go. Leap Day kids can hit the slopes on the house this Saturday. Score a free ticket with a valid ID confirming birthdate, then ski, snowboard, play in the snow, sip a gourmet hot cocoa and more.

Chevys Fresh Mex

Clifton, Linden

Dig into a free entree on your birthday at this spot beloved for its margaritas and Mexican-inspired menu. Valid ID required, dine-in only, one per customer.



How would your little daredevil take to indoor skydiving? If their birthday is on the 29th, find out for free on Saturday. Leap Day kids can get two free flights if you call and ask for the complimentary 2-Flight Leapling Offer. Confirm the flyer’s birthdate and schedule your visit; don’t forget to bring a valid ID. Must be booked and used by March 1.

Krispy Kreme

Jersey City, Springfield

We’re so psyched for the East Rutherford location to open sometime next month. While it won’t be open in time for these Leap Day deals, the two other NJ shops are ready to bring you a special delivery. Health professionals and parents can get five dozen (yup, you read that right) glazed doughnuts for free by posting to Instagram or Twitter about their Leap Day babies. Use the hashtag #KrispyKremeSpecialDelivery and tag @KrispyKreme. A representative will reach out about your prize. Must be within 10 miles of participating shops.

Miller’s Ale House

Mt. Laurel, Paramus, Rockaway, Woodbridge

If your birthday’s on the 29th, this spot’s ready to hook you up with a free slice of cake. Show your server a valid ID and score a piece of Captain Jack’s Buried Treasure, a triple-layered vanilla ice cream cake with Oreo crust, Heath Bar crumble, caramel and hot fudge. Minimum purchase of $10 required.

Mountain Creek Resort


Leaplings can hit the highest vertical drop in the region at this winter resort. Score a free lift ticket and explore 167 acres of powder. All you have to do is go to Guest Services with a valid ID. Deal only good on Leap Day. Stop by Hard Hats & Heavy Hitters to watch amateurs show off their skiing and snowboarding skills before a free DJed after party.

Olive Garden

Multiple locations

This Italian chain has something sweet in store for Leap Day kids. Sources say the resto is offering four dolcinis—one for every missed birthday—on the house. These are decadent mini desserts (share or eat all four, we won’t judge) that come in flavors like Wild Berry Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse and Strawberry White Chocolate. If you weren’t born on the 29th, there are still Leap Day deals to take advantage of: Get your first entree for $2.29 with the purchase of an in-house entree, thanks to a discount on the $5 Take Home deal.

Quaker Steak & Lube

Brick, Edison, Pohatcong

Savor a free entree with valid ID on Leap Day. Options include ribs, burgers, sandwiches and more. Dine-in only, one per customer.

RPM Raceway

Jersey City

Do your kids have a need for speed? Hit this electric indoor karting gem to get a free race for your Leap Day drivers. Don’t forget valid ID.

Villa Italian Kitchen

Paramus, Tinton Falls

Visit Bergen Town Center, Garden State Plaza or Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to dig into a free slice of Neapolitan cheese pizza made with sauce from California tomatoes, mozzarella and hand-made dough. Valid for those born on February 29; must present ID.

For Everyone

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

Scotrun, PA

You can save big by booking a trip on the 29th to this beloved Pocono Mountains resort and indoor water park. Sources report that if you reserve dates for a Family Suite from April 13-May 21 on Leap Day, it’ll only cost you $29 a person with the code LEAPYEAR. You must have at least two guests per room and the price is only valid on Sunday-Thursday nights.

Legal Seafoods

Short Hills

Head to The Mall at Short Hills and bring your appetite. In honor of the calendar’s extra day, this Boston-based resto is offering patrons a whole extra lobster. Get two one-pound steamed lobsters and two sides for just $29 (a one-pound lobster is typically $27.95) on Leap Day. Make your reservations—there’s sure to be a crowd.


Multiple locations

Who doesn’t love this Cajun-inspired fried chicken chain? Order at least $15 worth of food on Postmates by February 28 to score a promo code for a free chicken sandwich (yup, the one that went viral and sold out a few months back) valid on Leap Day.

Sky Zone

Multiple locations

Catch some serious air at one of these indoor play places. They’re famous for wall-to-wall trampolines, Ultimate Dodgeball, a massive foam zone and more. If you sign up for a membership by March 1, your first month will only cost $1. Participating locations include Allendale, Pine Brook, Mt. Olive and Springfield.

Wayback Burgers

Little Ferry, Secaucus, Voorhees

Use the Wayback app on Leap Day to cash in on a hand-dipped milkshake for $2.29. Flavors run the gamut from strawberry banana to black and white to Oreo mud pie. No additional purchase required.


Multiple locations

Invite the kids’ friends over and tell them to come hungry. Order a whole pizza for $2.29 in store or for delivery (use the 7NOW app) on Leap Day. Want more than one pie? Use the promo code 29OFF50 to get $29 off a 7NOW order more than $50. Limit five per order.

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