Everywhere You Can Get Free Coffee Today for National Coffee Day

There's no excuse to be tired on National Coffee Day. There's a lot of free cups out there for you to perk up.

National Coffee Day, which lands on Thursday, September 29, is about as simple as a food holiday can possibly be.

On this one, the deal is basically the same at every single location that's participating. It’s free coffee. That’s what is being served up. Though, there are exceptions for when you’re getting a discount on espresso drinks or a little something off an online order of coffee beans for the house. However you want to celebrate, you’ll find deals from coffee shops like Dunkin' and Caribou Coffee, pitstops like QuickChek, or bean-slinging companies like Atlas Coffee Club.

The day is your oyster. Here are all the best coffee deals you will find on National Coffee Day.

Free Coffee on National Coffee Day

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Anyone can grab a totally free coffee for National Coffee Day. No purchase is required. If you're a rewards member, you can get a totally free donut as well. 
When: September 29

Dunkin'
The deal:
DD Perks members can snag a free medium hot or iced coffee when making a purchase on National Coffee Day. 
When: September 29

Barnes and Noble
The deal:
Grab a free tall hot or iced coffee with the purchase of a baked item on National Coffee Day. 
When: September 29

Blue Bottle
The deal:
Buy any eight-ounce bag of whole bean coffee and get a blend or single origin pour over or cold brew on the house. Additionally, it is offering free shipping on any online order.
When: September 29

Peet's
The deal:
Make a purchase at a participating location, and you'll get a free small drip coffee. 
When: September 29

Duck Donuts
The deal:
Buy a donut and you're getting a free medium hot coffee or cold brew. If you're ordering online, use the code "COFFEEDAY."
When: September 29

Panera
The deal:
New Unlimited Sip Club subscribers will get two free months of the free coffee membership club. If you're already a member, you'll get $2 off "select barista beverages and smoothies."
When: September 29

Aroma Joe's
The deal:
Grab a free 16-ounce hot or iced coffee when you stop by a location. Or, if you're an AJ's Rewards member, you can make that a free 24-ounce coffee. It will also be donating $1 to the Dempsey Center for every free coffee it gives out. 
When: September 29

Winans Chocolates + Coffees
The deal:
Buy a bag of coffee and get a free 12-ounce brewed coffee at all 19 locations. 
When: September 29

Sheetz
The deal:
Grab a free cold brew with the purchase of absolutely anything at a Sheetz location. 
When: September 29

EG America
The deal:
Grab a free coffee if you're a SmartPay Rewards App user. EG America locations include Cumberland Farms, Loaf N Jug, Turkey Hill, Tom Thumb, Minit Mart, Kwik Shop, Quik Stop, Certified Oil and Fastrac stores.
When: September 29

RaceTrac
The deal:
Get a free cup of its Crazy Good Coffee if you're a rewards member. Use the code "COFFEE" in the mobile app. 
When: September 29

Shipley Do-Nuts
The deal:
Grab a free medium House Blend coffee with any purchase in-store or online. Use the code "COFFEE929."
When: September 29

Verve Coffee
The deal:
Grab a free cup of coffee at any location. There will also be a giveaway on social media where it gives out free coffee for a year.
When: September 29

Bluestone Lane
The deal:
You can head to this link and you'll earn yourself a totally free coffee at any of Bluestone's 60 locations. 
When: Through October 1

QuickChek
The deal:
Grab a free 20-ounce hot or iced coffee if you're downloading and using the QuickCheck app for the first time. It's not rewarding the loyal, but if you're stopping for gas, you might as well download that one for the day.
When: September 29

La Madeline
The deal:
Get a free regular or large drip coffee if you stop by a restaurant or make an order through the app. 
When: September 29

Bean Box
The deal:
Get a free 12-ounce bag of beans with any purchase when you use the code "FREECOFFEE."
When: September 29 - October 1

Smoothie King
The deal:
If you're a Healthy Rewards member, you can get a free 20-ounce smoothie when you buy any coffee or espresso smoothie. 
When: September 29 - October 2

Peet's
The deal:
Buy a one-pound bag of coffee beans and you'll get a free small drip coffee. 
When: Ongoing

Kolache Factory
The deal:
Grab a free 12-ounce coffee for the coffee-based holiday. You just have to mention the deal when you stop into a store.
When: September 29

Casey's
The deal:
Grab a free small coffee if you're a rewards member. 
When: September 29

Coffee Deals on National Coffee Day

Caribou Coffee
The deal:
Get any medium handcrafted drink for $3 if you're a Perks member. 
When: September 29

Au Bon Pain
The deal:
Grab a small drip coffee for just $1.
When: September 29 - October 1

Tim Hortons
The deal:
Tim Hortons isn't just for Canada! You can grab a medium hot or iced coffee for just a quarter through the Tims app on National Coffee Day.
When: September 29

Smoothie King
The deal:
Buy a 20-ounce espresso or Cold Brew blended smoothie before 11 am for just $5. 
When: September 29, before 11 am

Maman
The deal:
The New York-based bakery and cafe has an online sale running for National Coffee Day. Take 20% off purchases of coffee boxes, the Parlor Coffee & Cookie Gift Box, and the Know Your Coffee Poster. 
When: September 28 - October 2

Coffee Blenders
The deal:
It's offering 15% off online orders of its single-serve pour-over coffees. 
When: September 27 - October 2

Laird Superfood
The deal:
Take 20% off its coffees and creamers sold through its website. 
When: September 29

Death Wish Coffee
The deal:
New customers can grab a free sample pack of Death Wish's Dark, Medium, and Espresso roast coffees. Get that as ground beans or Death-Cups, which are Keurig compatible. If you're already a customer, you can instead snag a free tote bag with any purchase.
When: September 27-29

Peet's
The deal:
Take 20% off beans at Peet's stores or online. If you're shopping online, you'll get 20% off everything on the site. 
When: September 29 - October 2

Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co. 
The deal:
Take 25% off any online order of bagged coffee with the code "COFFEEWEEK." You'll also get free shipping on any order of at least $60.
When: September 29 - October 1

Grounds & Hounds
The deal:
Take 20% off coffee beans across the site. Additionally, if you spend at least $65, you'll get a free batch of Espresso Infused Caramels when you use the code "FRESHBREWED." Plus, 20% of sales go to supporting animal rescue organizations around the country. 
When: Through September 30

Roasting Plant Coffee
The deal:
Take 20% off any beans if you buy a pound or more. Use the code "RPCOFFEEDAY22."
When: September 29 - October 3

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Courtesy of Maman

Local Deals on National Coffee Day

Great Jones Distilling Co. - New York, New York
The deal:
Its "Prohibition Hour"--that's its version of a happy hour--puts the price of cocktails and "light bites" at $11. 
When: Tuesday-Friday, 4-7 pm

Maman - New York City, New York
The deal:
Buy a pastry at the French bakery, and you'll get a free small drip coffee with the order. 
When: September 29

Tacombi — Miami, New York City, Washington, DC
The deal:
Every weekday, Tacombi runs a happy hour with $9 Margaritas and Sandia Santas as well as $5 beers and Mexican Micheladas. 
When: Monday-Friday, 4-7 pm

Billy's on the Beach - Newport Beach, California
The deal:
The revamped happy hour includes an $8 island-inspired cocktail or wine, as well as  apps like Billy’s Grilled Sausage Platter, Kahlua Pulled Pork Slider, Chicken Skewers, and Chowder Fries
When: Tuesday through Sunday, from 3-6 pm

Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co. - Orlando, Florida
The deal:
Take 50% off any cup of coffee at the Winter Park café. 
When: September 29

Char & Stave Coffee - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The deal:
Grab a free coffee for National Coffee Day.
When: September 29

Char & Stave Coffee - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The deal:
Happy hour includes $3 off mocktails and cocktails, 50% off flights, and 25% off pastries, among other deals. 
When: Monday through Friday, 4-6 pm

Diego Pops - Scottsdale, Arizona
The deal:
Get half-off appetizers, $2 off beers, $6 Diego Margaritas, and other deals during happy hour. 
When: Daily, 3-6 pm

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Courtesy of IHOP

Other Deals on National Coffee Day

Wendy's
The deal:
The Boo Book is back. For a dollar, you can get a coupon book that gives you five free junior Frostys. Plus, you'll be supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
When: Through October 31

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
The deal:
Grab a Double Cheeseburger, California Classic Double Cheeseburger, or Bacon Double Cheeseburger for $2.99 all month
When: Through October 30

Domino's
The deal:
Take 20% off all menu-priced items when you order online.
When: Through October 16

Wendy's
The deal:
Grab a premium sandwich for $1 when you buy another. Grab that discount once a week through the end of the month. 
When: Through September 30

IHOP
The deal:
The chain's 2x2x2 Breakfast Combo has returned. For $5, you get two Buttermilk Pancakes, two eggs, and your choice of two bacon strips or two pork sausage links. 
When: Through October 2

Popeyes
The deal:
The 5 for $6.99 deal is back. You get five pieces of bone-in chicken in the meal.
When: Through October 2

Wendy's
The deal:
Place an order that hits the $10 minimum in the Wendy's app and you'll get a free large order of fries. 
When: Through September 30

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
Teachers and other school staff who show an ID in-store can add a free cheesy bread bundle to their order when they're purchasing a pizza. 
When: Through September 30

Cotton Patch Cafe
The deal:
Grab buy-one-get-one-free burgers on Thursdays this month.
When: Thursdays through September 29

Charleys Philly Steaks
The deal:
Purchase a combo meal and get a free kids meal. 
When: Through September 30

Romano's Macaroni Grill
The deal
: Kids 12 and under get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée when dining in. 
When: Through September 30

El Pollo Loco
The deal:
It is offering an expanded $5 Fire-Grilled Combo meal with the addition of its Fire-Grilled Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Combo. 
When: Through November 2

El Pollo Loco
The deal:
The Family Feast is available for just $24. That includes eight pieces of bone-in chicken, two large sides, an Avocado Family Salad, four churros, and tortillas. 
When: Through November 2

Boston Market
The deal:
Take $25 off any order of at least $100.
When: Through September 30

Qdoba
The deal:
Guac and queso are free with the purchase of any entrée. 
When: Ongoing

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Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersfood delivery offersalcohol delivery deals, and perks for getting your vaccination against COVID-19. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

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