National Coffee Day 2022: 26 businesses offering free coffee and other daily deals
Thursday is National Coffee Day, when caffeine lovers across the U.S. celebrate their favorite cup of (discounted and sometimes free) Joe.
Big coffee brands including Dunkin' Donuts, Peet's and Krispy Kreme typically offer free coffee samples or cups of coffee on the popular brew day.
Let's get to it. Here's who's offering special pick-me up perk deals Thursday:
- Free 16-ounce hot or iced coffee for all customers, or a free up to 24-ounce coffee for AJ's rewards members.
Au Bon Pain
- Guests can get a small drip coffee for $1 Sept. 29- Oct. 1. There are no quantity limits and no coupons are needed.
Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii
- Free 16 oz. brewed 10% Kona blend, hot or iced, at participating locations. Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii ‘Ohana Rewards members also receive 33 bonus Lei (points) for each purchase on Sept. 29, at participating locations.
- Those unable to visit a store can redeem 33% off ‘Original Coffee Club’ coffees at www.badasscoffeestore.com for one-day only on National Coffee Day and enjoy 33% off their first recurring subscription order of any coffee, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.
- Free 12 ounce bag of one of coffee with any purchase when you use promo code FREECOFFEE on BeanBox.com from Sept. 29-Oct. 1
- $3 medium brews for Caribou Perks members on National Coffee Day. Plus, if you're a new Caribou Perks member, you'll get a free drink after your first visit when you sign up.
- When you buy something for the first time on Cult Coffee's website, you can use the code FIRSTTIME at checkout to get the product for free. You'll just need to pay for shipping.
- Free medium-sized coffee on Sept. 29. Customers must sign up for the Dunkin’ rewards program to claim it.
Customers have a chance to win FREE Dutch when they use the Dutch Bros app and scan their Dutch Pass™ at the window of their shops.
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- Enrolled loyalty members get a free coffee of any size at its convenience stores.
- Free pumpkin spice lattes on Sept. 29. See all the upcoming tour stops around the nation here.
- Free 12 oz. cup of coffee on Sept. 29 in-store.
- Receive a free iced or hot brewed coffee, no purchase necessary.
- Krispy Kreme rewards members also receive free donut.
- BOGO 50% off all of its 12-ounce boxes of coffee beans in all cafes and on its website. The deal starts Sept. 29 and runs through Oct. 1.
- You can also currently use code FALL25 to get 25% off cold brew and lattes.
- Free regular or large drip coffee at restaurant or online or through app on Sept. 29.
- 15% OFF coffees and creamers, free Shipping for new customers Sept. 29th - Oct. 1. Use code 2022Discount at lairdsuperfood.com
- Free coffee at its New York locations on Sept. 29. Online: 20% off purchase of coffee boxes, Parlor Coffee & Cookie Gift Box and Know Your Coffee Poster between Sept. 29 - Oct. 2.
- Free pint of its Coffee Karamell ice cream when any frozen order when you use code YAYCOFFEE.
- Buy any 20oz. espresso or cold drew blended smoothie before 11 a.m. for $5
- Smoothie King reward members only: Buy one coffee smoothie and receive a reward for a free smoothie to be used at a later date
- Rewards members also have a free espresso shot reward in their account, which ends Sept. 30.
- Free coffee all day on Sept. 29 for parents and caregivers.
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- Free small drip coffee with any purchase in participating Coffeebars Sept. 29
- 20% off beans, K-cup pods and capsules nationwide in Coffeebars and on peets.com. Available Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.
- 20% off sitewide at peets.com from Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.
- $0 delivery fee for orders placed at peets.com from Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.
Roasting Plant Coffee
- 20% off any variety of Roasting Plant Coffee beans when you purchase more than on pound from Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Use code RPCOFFEEDAY22 at checkout.
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- One free cold brew of any size on Sept. 29.
- Free medium House Blend coffee with any purchase in-store or online with code COFFEE929.
Stan's Donuts & Coffee
- Free small coffee or cold brew for anyone who orders through the Stan's App on National Coffee Day. In addition, the coffee chain is offering 50% off its coffee subscription on Oct. 1.
- $.25 medium hot or iced coffee all day long when you order through the Tim's app or website.
- In addition, Oct. 1 is International Coffee Day and Tim Hortons is offering a $1 medium hot or iced coffee during the entire month of October when you order on the Tims app or website.
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- Free cup of coffee — any size on Sept. 29.
What about Starbucks and McDonalds?
Starbucks will not have a National Coffee Day offer this year. Neither will McDonalds, a spokesperson told USA TODAY on Wednesday.
But if you are looking for deals, download the Starbucks app and join the rewards program. Or download the McDonald’s app and redeem any size Premium Roast Coffee or Iced Coffee for just .99 cents daily. The offer can be redeemed once daily through Dec.31 at participating restaurants nationwide.
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