Folks, we're finishing out another year, it's cold outside, and you're probably a little stressed. That's OK; these are stressful times. Maybe take a break from worrying about the impending holiday season for a second and just take joy in something small and delightful, like National Cookie Day, which is Monday, December 4. Free cookies are coming your way, and that's objectively a good thing.
And look, all the best cookie deals are listed in one convenient location for you right here, so get ready to unleash your inner-Cookie Monster. It's important.
Here's our running list of major chains offering free cookies and other cookie deals for the occasion:
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Insomnia Cookies The deal: Hit up your local Insomnia cookie shop for a free traditional cookie with any in-store purchase. When: December 4
Mrs. Fields The deal: The first 400 customers at every location will receive one free cookie, so get in line. When: December 4
Hot Box Cookies The deal: If you retweet this tweet and show it to your cashier, you'll be the proud owner of a free cookie. When: December 4
Great American Cookies The deal: This cookie purveyor is handing out one free chocolate chip cookie per customer. No purchase necessary. When: December 4
Whole Foods The deal: Get 50% off fresh-baked cookies. It's not free, but it's something. When: December 1-4
Cinnabon The deal: Buy one of the Cinnamon roll chain's new Cookie BonBites -- a cookie with a cinnamon rolls baked inside -- and they'll throw in an 8-ounce Fairlife milk for free. When: December 4, while supplies last
Kroger The deal: Visit this grocery chain's website for special cookie-related coupons. When: December 4
More free cookies?
If you know of any cookie freebies or deals we missed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add 'em here. As always, celebrate responsibly.
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James Chrisman is a News Writer at Thrillist who has reason to suspect the Cookie Monster is his biological father. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @james_chrisman2.