Pi day could lose an hour for that Change of daylight saving time a bit easier – or at least more appetizing.
Sunday March 14th is both the annual ritual of changing clocks and the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), which represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The trillion-digit ratio is rounded to 3.14.
But you don’t have to be a mathematician to know exactly that Pi Day – not to be confused with National Pie Day in January – equal offers and discounts on circular foods like Pizza, Pastries and pies.
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Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day and is a well-known astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died on fictional vacation in 2018.
Last year’s food vacation was shortened slightly from the Coronavirus pandemicwhat happened when parts of the country were locked down.
While some meal holidays have been canceled or changed due to COVID, Pi Day continues.
IHOP has canceled its National Pancake Day campaign but turned the annual event into a month-long promotion. To get free pancakes in April, you must be part of the MyHOP email club by March 31st. Find out more here.
Also canceled are the first giveaways for March 20th, inclusive Day of the free cones of the milk queen and Rita’s Italian Ice Cream & Frozen Custard annual giveaway.
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Pi Day Pizza Specials
Here are the offers available on Sunday at the participating locations, unless otherwise stated. To be on the safe side, always check with your nearest location before driving. Some also require you to have a restaurant app or be signed in for email. (Learn how to sign up for loyalty programs to save on pizza year round.)
7-eleven:: Get a large pizza in-store for $ 3.14 on Sunday through the 7Rewards loyalty program in the 7-Eleven app or by delivery with the 7NOW app.
Bertucci:: Buy a starter, pasta, or pizza and get a small cheese pizza for $ 3.14 to eat out or take away. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, offer or promotion and there is a limit of one offer per table or transaction.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse:: If you order via the BJ website or the mobile app, you will receive large pizzas to take away and delivery at half price on Sunday with the voucher code HALFOFF.
Blaze pizza:: The annual Pi Day promotion runs for a whole month for current app users. Get an 11-inch pizza for $ 3.14 Sunday through April 12. App users had to sign up for Blaze Rewards before Sunday to receive the reward. according to a press release.
domino:: With the Mix & Match special, choose two menu items for USD 5.99 each. The items include medium-sized pizzas with two toppings, specialty chicken, eight-piece chicken wings or boneless wings, stuffed cheese sandwiches, bread rolls, sandwiches, pasta, salads or the marbled cookie brownie.
Donato’s pizza:: Love Rewards members who joined before Sunday get $ 3.14 off a Big Sunday Pizza. To participate, write LOVE at 88188.
Little Caesars:: Pretzel Crust Pizza is back by March 28 and costs $ 6 between 4pm and 8pm
Marco’s pizza:: Buy one large pizza and get another for $ 3.14 on Sunday using the code PIDAY.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza:: Get $ 3.14 off every big pizza Sunday with the promo code PIZZA314.
panera bread:: Save $ 5 on online orders of $ 20 or more using code WINTERBREAK through March 31st.
Papa Johns:: Get a large pizza with a topping of the Epic Stuffed Crust for $ 12 using the promo code STUFFED.
Pieology:: Current Pie Life Rewards members receive a $ 3.14 discount on purchases of $ 10 or more on Sunday.
Pilot and Flying J travel centers:: Download or open the Pilot Flying J app through Sunday to get a 16-inch pizza for $ 9.99.
Pizza Hut:: Starting Sunday, Pizza Hut is bringing the $ 10 Tastemaker deal back for a limited time. The $ 10 Tastemaker includes a large pizza and three toppings for pickup or delivery.
Saves a lot:: Get Mantia’s Ready Made Frozen Pizzas for $ 3.14 on Sundays.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill:: Individual thin-crust cheese pizzas cost $ 3.14 at participating restaurants and online. The participating locations are listed below www.unos.com/pi-day.
Your cake:: Rewards members receive $ 3.14 off every 10-inch pizza in store and online Sunday through March 16. Excludes online specialty pizzas and can only be redeemed with the Your Pie Rewards app.
Other Pi Day offers
Biggby coffee:: Get a 16-ounce Sunday apple pie latte for $ 3.14.
Cheddar’s scratch kitchen:: Get the chain’s homemade chicken pot pie for $ 9.99.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store:: For a limited time, the chain has a custard-filled buttermilk cake served with whipped cream and strawberries for $ 3.99. Cracker Barrel also has a chicken pot pie for $ 5.99.
Dunkin ‘: DD Perks award members receive three times more points for handcrafted espresso drinks due to the time change on Sunday.
Jamba:: Now through Sunday, Jamba will be offering My Jamba Rewards members a deal. Buy a large smoothie and get a small smoothie for free, including the new Electric Berry Lemonade smoothie, which is only available for a limited time.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop:: Discounted members, check your accounts. The chain is giving 314 loyalty members a free chicken pot pie soup on Saturday and Sunday. Potbelly will randomly select 314 members and write the giveaway to their accounts.
Sprouts farmers market:: Get an 8 inch apple or apple vegan cake for $ 3.14 Sunday.
Tim Hortons:: To adjust for daylight saving time, which begins on Sunday, Tims Rewards members can receive a free breakfast sandwich from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through March 21st. Only for digital orders.
Village inn:: Get $ 2 off every Sunday cake. No voucher is required for the discount. Just ask the cashier, said the chain a Facebook post. Cheesecake and carrot cake excluded.
white lock:: With every purchase, get a free Sunday Dessert Stick and a digital voucher shared on the chain’s social media accounts.
Whole food market:: Get $ 3.14 off large cakes in store on Sunday.
Additional offers: Some local pizzerias, smaller chains and bakeries also celebrate Pi Day with specials. Check social media accounts to find additional offers.
Earn free pizzas, offers, and rewards
How to save all year round with pizza rewards programs and ongoing specials:
Blaze pizza:: At Blaze Rewards, you can get discounts and freebies at www.blazepizza.com.
California pizza cuisine:: Get a free small plate to sign up for CPK Rewards at www.cpk.com.
domino:: Earn points for a free pizza with the Piece of the Pie Rewards program below www.dominos.com/rewards.
Donatos:: Take part in Pizza Love Rewards ww2.donatos.com/pizzalove or text LOVE to 88188.
Godfather Pizza:: Participate in Godfather’s Pizza Rewards and receive a free pizza with a topping when you purchase breadsticks or cheese sticks when you sign up at www.godfathers.com. The offer varies depending on the location.
Hungry Howie:: Sign up for Howie Rewards at www.hungryhowies.com.
Jet’s pizza:: Sign up for the Crunch Club to receive offers at www.jetspizza.com/crunch-club.
Marco’s pizza:: Join the email club for discounts www.marcos.com/email-club.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza:: Join the Coupon Club www.mountainmikespizza.com.
Papa Gino’s:: Take part in the rewards program at www.papaginos.com/rewards.
Papa Johns:: Earn points for free pizza, desserts and more with Papa Rewards. Sign in to www.papajohns.com/papa-rewards.
Papa Murphys:: Join MySlice Rewards www.papamurphys.com.
Pieology:: Participate in the Pie Life Pie Life Rewards Program at www.pieology.com.
Pizza Hut:: Sign up for Hut Rewards to start earning free pizza at www.pizzahut.com.
Pizza Inn:: Earn freebies and receive exclusive offers with Pizza Inn Rewards, including a free medium chocolate chip pizzert for signing up to www.pizzainn.com/rewards.
Round table pizza:: Sign up for offers www.roundtablepizza.com.
Sbarro:: Join the Slice Society and get a coupon for a free NY XL piece with every drink you buy. Sign in to www.sbarro.com.
Featuring: Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
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