In honor of National Pretzel Day - for real - Philly Pretzel Factory is handing out free soft pretzels today at its more than 100 locations.
Sixty are in Pennsylvania, 38 in New Jersey, with a handful in Delaware, and one or two in five other states. Locations can be found at www.phillysoftpretzelfactory.com/#/locations.
No purchase necessary, the company says.
Lancaster pretzel-maker H.K. Anderson also has a kind of giveaway.
"The contest is simple," says spokesman Steve Robinson. "Starting today, people who go to the HK Anderson Pretzel Facebook Fan Page and 'like' the page, will be entered to win free pretzels for 365 days." Be sure to sign up and express your "Natural Nugget of Wisdom," but the three winners will be selected randomly. (Here's the sign-up link: www.facebook.com/HKAndersonPretzels?sk=app_122139254463179.)