Free pie! Cut yourself a free slice at Bakers Square on National Pie Day

Friday, January 23, has been designated National Pie Day by the American Pie Council. (Yes, such a group exists, and its meetings are probably a lot more fun than the ones over at the Jedi High Council.) Since it's an unwritten law that no national day of anything must pass without piles of promotions, pie makers across the country are whipping up some freebies to get Americans thinking about pie.

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.