Free pie! Cut yourself a free slice at Bakers Square on National Pie Day
One big national chain is getting in on the action in the run-up to the actual day. On Wednesday, Bakers Square will give away a free slice of pie with any purchase, a gimme that will continue on Wednesdays after this week is over.
The Bakers Square chain will also be publishing coupons in many Sunday papers on the 18th that will be good for deals, such as a free half of a Country Apple pie on Friday, January 23. If you can't get the paper, the restaurant chain will also e-mail the coupons to you if you sign up for its free e-mail newsletter by Sunday (and you'll get a coupon for a free entree, too, for your effort).
The Pie Council (I will never get tired of reading that phrase) has even mounted its own Facebook event page encouraging everyone in the country to enjoy their own pie on the Big Day. My favorite part of the invitation: "Just three days after the United States exercises its democratic tradition with the inauguration of a new president, another national institution -- America's love affair with pie -- will celebrate its treasured place in the country's cultural fabric."