It gets better: In honor of the holiday, coffee chains, convenience stores, and eateries around the nation are giving away free and discounted cups of joe! Some spots are even giving away food and java swag. To help you catch a buzz—without parting with your hard-earned dough—we’ve tracked down some of the very best deals. Read on to get in the know!
(And speaking of delicious java, be sure to check out these 20 Coffee Drinks with More Sugar Than a Can of Coke—so you can keep your distance and maintain your flat belly.)
Dunkin Donuts: All day long, every Dunkin' Donuts across the nation is giving away a medium cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee for 66 cents in honor of its 66 years of business. While you're there, why not spring for one of these Low-Sugar Donuts from the Dunkin Donuts' Menu? One of them only packs four grams of the sweet stuff, which is pretty impressive for a pastry.
Krispy Kreme: Free food and a free drink? It doesn’t get much better than that! On September 29, you’ll be able to snag a small coffee and an Original Glazed Donut (the lowest-calorie variety Krispy Kreme offers) free of charge. Prefer iced coffees, lattes, or mochas? Order a size small, and it will only cost you a buck. Bonus: You’ll still get a free donut!
Wawa: The popular convenience store is offering free coffee in any size. Love that!
LaMar's Donuts: Purchase a 16 ounce LaMar’s collectors travel mug for $1.19 and they’ll fill it with coffee for free. Sweet! You know what else is pretty darn sweet? These 20 Easy Ways to Stay Slim at Any Coffee Shop.
Tim Hortons: At select restaurants, customers can get any size regular or dark roast coffee for a buck. Not too shabby!
Peet’s Coffee: Get a free medium cup of Peet’s drip coffee with the purchase of any fresh food item. While you’re sipping, why not peruse these 25 Things That Happen to Your Body When you Drink Coffee?
Coffee Beanery: At participating Coffee Beanery locations, customers will only have to shell out a buck for a fresh-brewed coffee of any size.
Cumberland Farms: Text “FREECOFFEE” to 64827 to earn a free hot or iced coffee.
Starbucks: The coffee house giant won’t be offering any discounts (cue the eye roll), but they will be planting a coffee tree on behalf of every customer who purchases a brewed Mexico Chiapas coffee. The trees will be distributed to coffee growers who have had their crops destroyed by a fungus known as coffee rust. The trees that Starbucks is donating are not affected by the fungus.