Insider Savings: Pretzel, chocolate, Olive Garden deals


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 11:01 AM

Laura Thornquist shares today's "Insider Savings" tips.

Are you a Pretzelphyte? If so, it's your day because it's National Pretzel Day.

All day today at participating Pretzelmaker stores, you can pick up free soft pretzels. All you have to do is sing or dance to cash in or say National Pretzel Day.

If chocolate is more to your taste, you can pick up some free chocolate at Stonebriar Centre Mall Friday. See's Candies is opening its very first store in Texas. The grand opening is Friday at the Stonebriar Centre Mall.

To kick off its opening weekend, See's is giving away a Texas Candy Sampler with every purchase of $25 or more. The free sampler comes with two signature lollipops and three assorted candies. 

While you are there, check out See's Candies signature Milk Chocolate Bordeaux and the classic Butter Cream.

You can also pick up some other goodies and plenty of samples.
Today is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to work day, so the Olive Garden is giving you one free kids menu item when you purchase one adult entree. This is valid for kids 12 and under. 

Visit my website,, for the coupon, and remember this is good today only.

Finally, enjoy a free junior cone at Carvel today from 3 p.m. until 7 pm. It's all part of their grand re-opening. Call ahead to be sure your Carvel store is participating.