National Coffee Day: 8 Shops Giving Away Free Coffee

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If you’re a big coffee lover, it’s likely there’s one day of the week that truly makes you smile. That’s right; it’s that time of year again: National Coffee Day. September 29th is the day when most coffee shops hand out free cups of Joe. If you’re looking for places where you can grab a free cup of coffee, we’ve got you covered.

Here are eight shops giving away free coffee on National Coffee Day.

1. Dunkin’ Donuts

If you purchase one cup of hot coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts on September 29th, you’ll get one free cup of hot coffee of equal or lesser value. Amtrak is also teaming up with Dunkin’ Donuts by giving away train tickets and Keurig® brewers through a giveaway on Instagram.

If you want to get in on the Instagram giveaway, you’ll be required to follow @Amtrak and @DunkinDonuts on Instagram, post an Instagram Story of your Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at an Amtrack station or aboard one of their trains, and make sure to tag both @Amtrak and @DunkinDonuts with the hashtag #AmtrakRunsOnDunkin.


2. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is offering customers one free coffee of any size on National Coffee Day. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of this freebie. If you’re a member of the Krispy Kreme Rewards program you get an extra treat—a free donut. Furthermore, Krispy Kreme is introducing a tasty new coffee called Original Glazed™ coffee. The store is also introducing coffee glazed donuts, which will become a permanent menu item.


3. McDonald’s

It seems like every day is National Coffee Day at McDonald’s. Participating McDonald’s locations are offering any size coffee for $1 or a small McCafé espresso drink for $2. This promotion is part of the McDonald’s dollar menu.


4. Illy

Now is a good time to stock up on your coffee supply. Illy.com is offering a deal where if you buy four cans of Illy coffee you can get one free can when you use the code 5FOR4 through Sept. 30.


5. Whole Foods

Whole Foods announced a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) sale on Allegro 12-ounce packaged coffee from Sept. 28 through Sept. 30. This promotion does not include Allegro Coffee Roaster items. However, you can get roaster items for $1 off during the National Coffee Day promotion.


6. Barnes & Noble Cafés

Grab a book and a free cup of coffee while you’re at it. When you visit a participating Barnes & Noble Café, you can get a free cup of tall, hot or iced coffee.


7. 7-Eleven

When you stop by 7-Eleven on September 29 and order a breakfast sandwich that costs more than $2 you can get a free coffee.


8. Holiday Stationstores

On National Coffee Day, text COFFEE to 44022 and receive one free cup of coffee of any size. If that made your day, you’ll be delighted by this additional store promotion. There will also be a Free Coffee Tuesday promotion through October 9. If you go to the store on a Tuesday, you’ll get a free cup of coffee.

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