National Potato Chip Day 2020 Deals at Walmart, Walgreens, and Target

National Potato Chip Day is today, March 14, but how much do you know about one of the most popular snacks in the U.S.? Read on to learn about the history of the potato chip and find out where to get the best deals and promotions on popular potato chip brands including Lay's and Pringles.

The potato chip was invented by George Crum in 1853. Crum was working in the kitchen of the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., when a customer complained that the French-fried potatoes were cut too thickly.

Crum responded by cutting the potatoes as thinly as he could before frying them in grease. The customer ended up loving the "chips," as did the other customers. The "Saratoga Chips" became one of the lodge's most popular menu items.

Crum opened up his own restaurant, "Crumbs House," in 1860 and one of the restaurant's main attractions was a bowl of potato chips placed on each table.

The chips gained popularity nationwide and in 1895 William Tappendon made potato chips for sale in grocery stores. In 1921, the Hanover Home Potato Chip company followed suit, among others.

It was Laura Scudder in 1926 who invented the concept of putting potato chips in sealed wax paper bags and in 1932, Herman Lay's established the namesake brand, which became the first successfully marketed national brand of potato chips.

Today, the retail sales of potato chips in the U.S. exceed $9 billion each year and popular brands include Pringles, Deep River, Kettle, Ruffles, Zapp's, Cape Cod, Whole Foods 365, Miss Vickie's, Dirty, Route 11, Herr's, and Utz. Celebrate one of America's most popular snacks on National Potato Chip Day with the following deals and new products.

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A photo illustration of potato chips on February 16, 2018, in London, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty

National Potato Chip Day 2020 Deals

Dirty Potato Chips

Dirty Potato Chips, an Utz brand, is offering free shipping on orders of potato chips until March 15.

Ole Salty's

Get 10 percent off your next order of potato chips (or gourmet popcorn) of more than $100 at Ole Salty's with the promo code 10Potatos.

Target

You can get a deal for buy four get one free with same-day order services on Pringles at Target, with flavors like Pizza and BBQ included in the offer.

Utz

Utz is celebrating National Potato Chip Day by offering customers free shipping until Sunday, March 15, so stock up on your favorite Utz chip flavors in your own custom pack.

Walgreens

Shop Kettle Chips Potato Chips at Walgreens for one for $2.99 or two for $5.00, and shop Pringles Regular and Wavy Potato Crisps at Walgreens for one for $1.99 or three for $5.00.

Walmart

Walmart has various chip brands on sale, including Doritos, Lay's, and Cheetos, just in time for National Potato Chip Day. Popular flavors are discounted, like Doritos Nacho Cheese and Lay's Original, Sour Cream and Onion, and Barbecue.

Zapp's

You could win free Zapp's for a year by requesting that a store near you stocks their new flavor, Evil Eye. Zapp's is also celebrating National Potato Chip Day with free shipping until March 15.

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