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National Coffee Day 2021 is today, Sept. 29 with freebies and deals

Posted September 28, 2021 12:00 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2021 1:11 a.m. EDT

Krispy Kreme National Coffee Day Offer (photo courtesy Krispy Kreme)

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National Coffee Day is Wednesday, September 29 and there are a number of fabulous freebies and deals this year from Krispy Kreme (free coffee AND doughnut), Starbucks, Circle K, Dunkin', Panera Bread, Sheetz and more!

This list will continue to grow as we get closer to the annual celebration of this glorious drink, so check back again for the updated offers. These deals are valid at participating locations.

Restaurant and In-Store Offers


Baskin-Robbins is offering a small Cappuccino Blast® for $4, a medium for $5 or a large for $6 through the end of October at participating locations. The Cappuccino Blast® frozen coffee beverage is made with 100% Arabica coffee beans and blended with ice cream and then topped with whipped cream. It's available in multiple flavors including Original, Caramel, OREO® ‘n Cookies, Mocha, and Turtle. See the details on their website.

Bruegger's Bagels

Bruegger's Bagels offers free iced or hot coffee every day when you Order Ahead through the app and make a purchase. It's valid for in-store pick-up or curbside pick-up. See the offer on the app or on their Facebook page.

Caribou Coffee

Join Caribou Perks rewards program (for free) and after your first visit as a Perks member, you’ll earn a free beverage. See the details on their website.

Circle K

Circle K is offering a free cup of hot or iced coffee on September 29. Text “FREE” to “31310” to receive a digital coupon for the free cup of coffee redeemable at participating Circle K stores on 9/29/21.

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts Rewards Members can enjoy a free medium cold brew or frappe with the offer in their app from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2021. See the details in the Duck Donuts app in the Rewards section.


Dunkin’ is offering DD Perks® members a FREE medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase all day on National Coffee Day, Wednesday, September 29. The offer includes Dunkin’s Original Blend or Dunkin’s Limited Batch Series coffees, 100% Guatemalan Hot Coffee or Dunkin’ Midnight Hot Coffee. There is a limit of one free coffee per member. This deal is not available for delivery or orders on the Dunkin’ app.

If you are not already a DD Perks® member, you can sign up on the Dunkin’ app or online at DDPerks.com, and get one free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase by scanning your loyalty ID at checkout, ordering ahead on the Dunkin’ app or paying with an enrolled Dunkin’ card on September 29, according to the Dunkin' website.

Coffee excludes Nitro Cold Brew and Cold Brew. Excludes gift card purchases. Offer valid 9/29/2021. Limit one free coffee per member. Offer not available on delivery platforms or through guest orders on the Dunkin’ app.

Krispy Kreme

On September 29, Krispy Kreme Reward Members receive a free brewed coffee AND doughnut of your choice! No purchase is necessary. Non-rewards members will receive a free brewed coffee. The offer is valid with carry-out and drive-thru orders.

If you are not a Rewards Member, you can sign up through the Krispy Kreme app or by visiting the Krispy Kreme website.

In addition, if you buy $50 or more online, you will get a free Krispy Kreme tumbler. See their website for details.

Krispy Kreme National Coffee Day Offer (photo courtesy Krispy Kreme)


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.

Panera Bread

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 the details on the Panera Bread website.

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is offering a free any size dispensed hot, iced, or cold brew Pilot coffee on September 29 in the myRewards Plus app. It is redeemable at participating U.S. Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers.


Sheetz is offering a free self-serve coffee of any size for My Sheetz Rewardz members on Sept. 29. This promotion is valid at all of Sheetz's 633 locations and no purchase is necessary, according to a press release from the company.

Sheetz Coffee (photo courtesy Sheetz)

Smoothie King

Smoothie King is offering FREE delivery on National Coffee Day (9/29) including their limited time Pumpkin Coffee High Protein Smoothie. The offer is valid when you order via smoothieking.com or the Smoothie King Healthy Rewards app . There is a $10 minimum purchase required and the offer is available at participating locations.

Smoothie King Pumpkin Coffee High Protein smoothie (photo courtesy Smoothie King)

Sonic Drive-In

Get a 1/2 price Blast (including their new Mocha Crunch Blast) with the offer in the Sonic app or online for a limited time. One use only. See the details on the Sonic website.


Bring a clean, reusable cup into a participating Starbucks location on Sept. 29 and get a free hot Pike Place Roast brewed coffee. The offer is valid for cups up to 20 ounces. It cannot be redeemed in the drive-thru or when you order ahead in the Starbucks app. There is a limit of one per customer. Starbucks is offering the promotion to celebrate their 50th anniversary and National Coffee Day. See the details on their website.

The company is also offering a giveaway on their website at 6 am ET on Sept. 29. You can enter to win a free sample of Pike Place® Roast at Home coffee. See the details on their website.

Waffle House

If you are a member of the Waffle House Regulars Club, check your e-mail for a coupon for a free coffee valid through Oct. 13, 2021 at participating locations. If you are not a member and sign up for the club, you will get an offer for a free order of hashbrowns.

Online Offers and Giveaways

Atlas Coffee Club

Get your 1st bag (12oz) of premium single-origin coffee free with any Atlas Coffee Club subscription (just cover shipping) from 9/27/21-10/04/21.

The mission of Atlas Coffee Club is to highlight the world of coffee from 50+ countries around the world via a coffee subscription. Each month they source limited amounts of coffee from different small farms all over the world. See the details at atlascoffeeclub.com.

Atlas Coffee Club (photo courtey Atlas Coffee Club)

Community Coffee

Community Coffee is celebrating National Coffee Day with a week’s worth of social giveaways leading up to National Coffee Day when the brand will offer 35% off online orders with code: COFFEEDAY on 9/29.

Enter the giveaways each day on Community Coffee’s Instagram and Facebook pages by tagging a friend in the comments. A new photo will be posted each day leading up to National Coffee Day and will feature the product that is available to win. They also just recently released their newest limited-edition flavor, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie, and its first canned, ready-to-drink beverage, Espresso + Cream.

Don Francisco's Coffee

Enter to win free coffee for a year and an Ultimate Chemex Starter Kit, which includes a Chemex, a Stagg Black Kettle, a box of filters, and two Don Francisco’s Coffee mugs. Four additional people will also win free coffee for a year. You have to enter by 12a PST on 9/28/21 and they will notify the winners on 9/29/21. See the details and enter at donfranciscos.com/pages/coffee-lovers.

Lucky Jack Coffee

Lucky Jack Coffee is offering a BOGO sale for 7.5oz Lucky Jack Cold Brew Nitro Lattes on 9/29/21 on Amazon.

Nick's Ice Cream

N!CK’s, the Swedish-style ice cream brand is offering a printable coupon for $2.50 off a pint of Coffee Karamell ice cream (or any flavor) to celebrate the holiday. The Coffee Karamell ice cream has caramelly swirls and contains 240 calories per pint and 5 net carbs per serving. Print the coupon HERE. Once you enter your name and e-mail, you can print the manufacturer's coupon to use in grocery stores.

Peet's Coffee

You'll get 25% off Beans, K-Cup Pods and Espresso Capsules when you use code GOODSTUFF through 9/29/21 on the Peet's website.


Starbucks is also offering an online coffee giveaway on their website at 6 am ET on Sept. 29. You can enter to win a free sample of Pike Place® Roast at Home coffee. See the details on their website.

That’s it Keto Kick Coffee Energy Bar

That’s it.’s new coffee energy bar Keto Kick will be 50% off on www.thatsitfruit.com with code COFFEEDAY50 on National Coffee Day.

Keto Kick is made with only six, real, whole ingredients, including 95mg of clean caffeine from Fair Trade, single-origin Ethiopian coffee beans. It's available in two flavors: Dark Chocolate and Vanilla. The six all-natural ingredients include: organic dates, FiberSMART® Organic Tapioca Fiber Powder, organic garbanzo beans, organic Ethiopian single-origin Arabica coffee beans, sea salt, and organic cacao or organic vanilla. Each 20g bar is certified USDA organic, keto-certified, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, and free from the top 12 allergens. It contains 45 calories, five net carbs, and eight grams of fiber. Keto Kick is available at www.thatsitfruit.com.

Coffee Makers & Accessories on Sale

* Bodum Pour Over Coffee Makers are on sale starting at $14.99 (reg. $32.99) at Amazon.com HERE.

* Bodum Kenya Borosilicate Glass French Press Coffee Maker, 17 Ounce is on sale for $14.84 (reg. $30) at Walmart.com HERE The 34 oz is also on sale for $19.84 on the Walmart website.

* The Black+Decker 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker is on sale for $23.19 at Amazon.com HERE and at Walmart.com HERE.

* The KRUPS Fast Touch Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder With Stainless Steel Blades is on sale for $13.88 (reg. $18.94) at Walmart.com HERE.

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