If you need caffeine every day like you need air to breathe, today is your big day: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29, and with it comes a slew of offers from U.S. java joints for free or discounted coffee. We’ve got the goods on where to score your cheap fix in honor of such an important day.
As always, some deals might not be offered at your local restaurant or chain, so call ahead to make sure you don’t get there and face disappointment.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Customers can get a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced dark roast coffee, with a one-per guest limit at particpating locations.
Cumberland Farms: Customers can text the word FREECOFFEE to 33733 using their smartphone to receive a coupon for a free hot or iced coffee, in any size, all day long. The coupon must be redeemed on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason Blend with any purchase of a baked good, oatmeal or fresh food item.
Panera Bread: Rewards members have been able to score a free coffee every day of September, so that deal will still be in place for National Coffee Day.
Wawa: Free coffee in the size of your choice.
Krispy Kreme: Customers can get a free small coffee (12 o.z.) aaaaand a free original glazed donut. Krispy Kreme awards members get double points with purchase on Tuesday when you purchase any coffee drink.
Whole Foods: Stores nationwide are offer 12-ounce cups of coffee for $0.25 through September.
Tim Hortons: Get any size coffee in Regular or Dark Roast for just $1 at participating U.S. restaurants.
McDonald’s: Participating McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts are giving out free small coffees, so it’s worth calling your local restaurant to check if they’re offering a similar deal.
Sheetz: Free Kick in the Beans coffee at Sheetz locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Iced coffee, flavored iced coffee and iced Americanos for half off all sizes all day at participating locations. Iced, because this is Southern California we’re talking about.
Maui-Wowi: Customers shopping online can get 50% off with the coupon code ALOHACOFFEE. It’s not immediate coffee in your mouth, but it is a discount.
Caribou Coffee: Instead of giving people free coffee, for every cup of Amy’s Blend coffee purchased on Sept. 29, Caribou will donate a cup of coffee to nurses and families in cancer centers throughout the country.
Starbucks: The mega-coffee chain is also eschewing the free coffee route, and instead says it’s celebrating the occasion by honoring the families and farmers behind your cup of morning coffee. It’s launching an initiative called “Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag Commitment.” Over the next year, every time someone buys a bag of coffee in a Starbucks store, a tree will be planted in a community that needs one on their behalf. Starbucks is also planting 1 million coffee trees in farming communities that need help.