National Coffee Day
National Coffee Day is September 29th. It’s a time to celebrate and appreciate the wonderful way many of us start our day. It was launched in 2005 by the National Coffee Association. In addition to celebrating the beverage, it’s purpose is also to promote fair trade and raise awareness of what coffee growers have to go through to get the cuppa on our tables. According to the National Coffee Association’s 2021 National Coffee Data Trends Report, nearly 60% of Americans choose coffee each day over other beverages, including tap water. (That can’t be healthy.)
Where to Find Free Coffee
Some companies offer discounts or free coffee on this day. Here is a list of some of those deals:
Starbucks: Bring a reusable mug for free coffee
Starbucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary Wednesday and celebrating coffee day as well. If you bring in a clean, empty, reusable cup, up to 20 ounces, to participating locations on Wednesday, you will receive a free cup of Pike Place Roast brewed coffee. What a deal!
Pike Place Roast, is a nice medium roast blend, named after the location of the first Starbucks that opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971.
McDonald’s Coffee Day: 99-cent coffee with app
McDonald’s is offering any size Premium Roast Coffee or Iced Coffee for $0.99 once per day through 12/31/21 at participating McDonald’s with a Mobile Order & Pay order. See the details on their website.
Krispy Kreme Coffee Day: Free coffee and a doughnut
Krispy Kreme announced its Coffee Day deal Tuesday, and they now have Cinnamon Rolls, which may be something to check out.
Rewards members get a free brewed coffee and doughnut of their choice Wednesday, no purchase necessary. Non-rewards members also can get a treat – a free brewed coffee with no required purchase.
Also, through Dec. 31, get a free glazed doughnut when you show your valid COVID-19 vaccination card.
Panera Coffee Day: Free coffee for parents
On September 29, parents and caregivers can let the cashier in the Panera Bread store or at the drive-thru know that you’re a parent or caregiver and you’ll receive free coffee all day. See all the info here.
Coffee Day at Sonic Drive-In: Half off Mocha Crunch Blast
For a limited time, get the new Mocha Crunch Blast for 50% off with a deal in the Sonic Drive-In app. The company describes the new blast as mocha fudge blended with chocolate espresso chunks and real ice cream.
Use the Sonic app or online. But you can only use it one time per account. You can see all the deals in one place on the Sonic website.
Dutch Bros Coffee:
The chain is giving free “Dutch for a Year” to 100 lucky winners. Beginning Wednesday, customers who download and use the Dutch Bros app will have a chance to win. The promotion lasts until Oct. 31 or until 100 winners have been selected, whichever comes first. When a rewards member scans their app to make a purchase or redeem a reward, they are automatically entered to win. Maximum of one entry per day. Learn more at Dutchbros.com/win.