Bonnie Tyler is most well-known for singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. The song might not have anything to do with an actual eclipse, but that won’t stop the singer from belting out her famous tune on a cruise ship this Monday. That’s because North Americans will get a chance to witness a total solar eclipse on August 21st. This means that the moon will completely cover the sun in some parts of the US (from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina). The rest of the country will see a partial solar eclipse. This is the first solar eclipse to be visible in the US since 1979 and the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. That’s a pretty big deal and, to celebrate this epic event, stores and restaurants across the country are offering special eclipse day deals.
Here they are:
To celebrate the eclipse, Denny’s is offering a special version of pancakes that they have aptly named “Mooncakes”. Only available for one day (August 21st), restaurant customers can order unlimited “Mooncakes” (buttermilk pancakes shaped like the moon) for only $4.
The fast-food chain is offering customer a Blizzard deal to celebrate the eclipse. For only $0.99, customers get two Blizzards. That’s buy-one, get-one free. Don’t worry if you’re too busy staring up at the sky, this deal lasts until September 3rd.
To celebrate the eclipse Hwy 55 is offering its “Fly Me to the Moon” Oreo-based milkshake for only $1.99 on Monday (it usually costs more than $3).
From August 19th-21st, Krispy Kreme is covering its traditional glazed doughnuts with a chocolate glaze. This eclipse-based doughnut is only available for a limited time.
To celebrate the eclipse, the burger chain is offering its Caramel Mocha Frost and green-apple and grape slushies for only $0.99 from August 21st until August 27th.
If you find yourself in New York City during the eclipse, visit Magnum Bar to get buy-one, get-one-free dipped ice cream bars from 1pm-4pm.
Not surprisingly, the perfectly named MoonPie is offering customers 15% off all online orders until August 21st.
Visit an Pilot Flying J location and get a free standard size Milky Way candy bar or a pack of Eclipse gum when you purchase any beverage (not including alcohol). You must use the myOffers section in the myPilot mobile app to get this deal.
To celebrate the eclipse, the cupcake company will be selling a limited-edition “Black Velvet” cupcake that is made with Dutch black cocoa and topped with whipped chocolate ganache. Some locations will even be giving away the first 50 cupcakes for free.