Show up at any Bruegger’s Bagels before 11 a.m. Thursday and get a free bagel with cream cheese in honor of the bagel chain’s 30th anniversary. Bruegger’s is calling it National Free Bagel Day, which sounds better than National Like Bruegger’s on Facebook Day.
See, you can’t just walk in before 11 a.m. demanding a free bagel — they’re giving them away, but they’re not just giving them away. You’ll have to first visit the Bruegger’s Facebook page to print your free bagel coupon or download it to your smartphone, but you have to give them a Like first. Don’t do the Facebook thing? It’s probably not worth surrendering your privacy-loving stance for a free bagel (or signing up for the Bruegger’s e-mail club to receive the coupon) so here are some other bagel options we like.