National Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 and is represented by the Greek letter π. This symbol is used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is about 3.14159. To this day, pi is constantly being calculated and currently holds over 3 trillion digits. Since it’s considered an irrational number, Pi continues infinitely.
But that doesn’t stop people from trying to memorize as many numbers as they can. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the record for memorizing the digits of pi belongs to Rajveer Meena, who memorized 70,000 digits. Rajveer wore a blindfold throughout the entire 10-hour recitation to prevent cheating. For all you math enthusiasts, you must also know that it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday. This holiday is the perfect day to celebrate our favorite physicist and mathematician.
Even if you can’t recite all the digits of pi, you can still enjoy the freebies and deals that come with this holiday.
Come in on Tuesday, March 14 to build a tasty artisanal pizza for only $3.14. You’re free to add any number of toppings ranging from Italian sausage, grilled chicken, artichokes and even zucchini. You’re limited to one pizza per deal, but trust me. It’s worth it.
Everyone knows Pizza Hut. Whether or not you love it or hate it more than Domino’s, their deal can’t be beat. Pizza Hut is offering a large two-topping pizza for $7.99 for the entire month of March. It’s not just in celebration of pi. The offer only applies for online orders, but we’re sure no one would complain about that.
Grand Traverse Pie Company
In honor of all math enthusiasts, Grand Traverse Pie Company is offering a free slice of ABC (Michigan Apples, Blueberries, Cherries) pie with any purchase. Pair your favorite flavor with some warm chicken pot pie or gourmet Mac and Cheese. They also run a video contest that offers a $150 gift card with pie for a year as the grand prize.
Hungry Howie’s is offering a great deal for March 13 and March 14. All 550 Hungry Howie’s locations (except Florida) are offering a medium, one-topping pizza for $3.14 with any purchase of Howie Bread. We’re not entirely sure why Florida is the only exception, but you can’t really complain with those numbers.
Even if sweet pie isn’t your favorite treat, maybe something savory will pique your interest? Bring this coupon to any Boston Market restaurant and you can receive a free chicken pot pie with any meal and drink purchase. Remember that this offer is only valid on Pi day, so go out and grab yourself some dinner.
Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet
If you absolutely can’t get enough of pizza, this deal is for you. Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet is offering an unlimited pizza buffet for only $3.14 at all of their restaurant locations. Considering that their normal buffet prices can range from $5.29 to $7.99, this is perfect for hungry college students. Cheap buffets are what we thrive on.
The pizza wars continue. With so many deals going on, which one will you choose to order? You might want to consider Papa John’s. They’re offering a large two-topping pizza or a pan pizza pie for $9.99. Not many other places include pan pizzas in their deals so that’s something to consider.
I think my house is on the “regulars” list considering how many pizzas I’ve ordered. Seriously, my house is within walking distance of Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Domino’s Pizza. How am I supposed to choose just one? Domino’s Pizza is offering a medium two-topping pan pizza for only $8.99. Order while the deal lasts, folks. You can always go on a diet tomorrow.
For those that can’t get enough sweet potatoes in their lives, Bojangles has the perfect deal for you. On Pi Day you can grab three sweet potato pies for, you guessed it, $3.14. According to Bojangles’ senior VP of marketing Randy Poindexter, “We feel the Bojangles’ Sweet Potato Pie is one of the hidden gems of our menu.”
If you’re not hungry, you can still enjoy other kinds of discounts. For all of you programmers, designers and hackers, at AdaFruit you can get 20% off select Raspberry Pi products. Also, they run a special event called Pi Wars, which is a Raspberry Pi Robotics Challenge Competition. The next event is scheduled for early April, so this Pi Day sale might help you get the edge you need to win. Even if you don’t want to compete, you can watch the event.