2016 is a leap year. Every four years, February has an extra day, which helps keep calendars correct. It's been a day for traditions and folklore around the world. According to the website timeanddate.com, an Irish tradition gives women the "right" to propose to men every four years. "This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar," the site says.
In more recent years, Leap Day traditions usually include special deals. So if getting hitched isn't in your immediate future, but a dozen donuts is, keep reading. Here are a few deals we tracked down for your Leap Day. Plan accordingly.
Pizza Hut is offering a free takeout one-topping Personal Pan Pizza for those born on Lead Day. All leaplings have to do is show their ID at a participating shop nationwide.
Olive Garden is getting in on the sweet Leap Day action by offering one of four Dolcini desserts on Leap Day. Just head over here and grab a coupon.
Arby's is offering a special vegetarian menu on Leap Day, but it's a little bit tongue in cheek. The "We have the meats" chain is offering all their regular sandwiches minus the meat. Here's how the chain described its special vegetarian Reuben in a press release: "Marbled rye bread filled with melty Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut and creamy Thousand Island dressing. Remove the freshly sliced, perfectly brined, cooked and tender enough to flake with a fork corned beef."
Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen glazed donuts for $2.29 when you purchase a dozen at regular price.
And if food isn't what you're looking for, some sites are offering special travel deals.
Expedia is offering 29 percent off select rooms if you book with the Expedia app through the 29th.
Allegiant Air is holding a special contest offering 29 lucky winners free airline tickets. Check it out here.
Lastly, if you were born on Leap Day, be sure to join The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies, right here. It's not a deal per se, but a pretty cool perk for the leaplings among us.