For those who haven’t had their morning cup(s) of coffee, you may have forgotten that today is National Coffee Day. Or if you’re anything like us, this occasion has been marked, underlined, and highlighted in your calendar since Sept. 29 of last year.

We’ve rounded up all of the participating companies who plan to celebrate by giving away free joe. And before you ask, no, Starbucks will not be taking part in giveaways. Instead, the cafes will be “taken over” with language surrounding the mermaid’s commitment to sourcing ethical and sustainable coffee. Sounds riveting. [Insert eye roll emoji.] Scroll down to check out the legitimate deals!


7Rewards members can receive one free coffee per day from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

Caribou Coffee

You don’t get a free coffee, but a we love a good cause! Caribou will be donating 10% of October’s proceeds to CancerCare, a nonprofit organization offering support, education and financial assistance to those affected by the disease.


Get a free 12 ounce coffee all day!

Cumberland Farms

If you text the word FREECOFFEE to 64827, you’ll receive a mobile coupon for a free hot or iced coffee in any size.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Sharing is caring when you’re at Dunkin’ Donuts. Customers who purchase a medium, large, or extra large cup of hot coffee will get a medium coffee for free.

Krispy Kreme 

National Coffee Day? Puh-lease. It’s National Coffee Weekend for Krispy Kreme. Get one free hot brewed or small iced premium blend from Friday through Sunday.


If you live in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, or Philadelphia, it’s likely you’ll nab a free can of High Brew Cold Brew Coffee during your trip.


Coupons for a free medium McCafé with any purchase can be found in the McDonald’s smartphone app.

Peet’s Coffee

You’ll have to purchase a bag of Peet’s signature beans to receive a 25 percent discount and free drip coffee with your purchase. And if you’re too lazy to leave the couch, you can get the discount online and use the code coffeeday17.

Pilot Flying J Travel Centers

A small coffee or cappuccino is yours by showing a coupon from Pilot Flying J’s website or Facebook page (printed or digitally).


Starting tomorrow, if you buy any fresh-brewed or made-to-order espresso drink, you’ll get one free. This will continue every Friday until Nov. 3.


All of Wawa’s locations will be offering a free cup of coffee—any size—on Friday. No coupon is necessary. You can also get a coupon for a free cup by joining Wawa Rewards or taking part in a receipt survey.

And if you’re still a fan of homemade brew, here’s a “hot way to make iced coffee”:

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