If there’s one good thing these national food holidays give us, it’s plenty of freebies.

This year will mark the 79th anniversary of National Donut Day — a day with a pretty awesome past, actually. Unlike many national food holidays, Donut Day dates back decades to WWI and celebrates the women who served the fried sweets to soldiers on the front lines in France.

In celebration of these ladies, here’s where to score free donuts this Friday:

Dunkin Donuts

Get a free donut with any drink purchase.

Krispy Kreme

Receive a free donut of your choice — any donut — on the house. No purchase necessary.

Tim Horton’s

Mention National Donut Day and receive a classic donut for free with purchase of any hot or iced coffee.

Lamar’s Donuts

Present this coupon to receive a free donut. Select cities are also handing out travel mugs.

Cumberland Farms

This East Coast chain is offering a free donut to customers with purchase of any beverage. Deal is only valid from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Duck Donuts

Score twice at Duck Donuts. This donut chain has about a dozen shops spread between the Jersey Shore and North Carolina. Get a free donut with any purchase this Friday, and then come back anytime before August 31, 2017, show your receipt, and receive a free half dozen donuts with the purchase of a half dozen.


Entenmann’s will be handing out free donuts in New York City’s Time Square along with other activities celebrating the holiday. But if you can’t make it there Friday, you can purchase a specially marked box of donuts and the head to Entenmann’s Facebook page to register to “Win free donuts for a year.” Part of the proceeds will go to help Feeding America.

As with any giveaway deal, the fine print stipulates that freebies are happening only at participating locations.

And don’t forget to shop local! Many small town donut shops and bakeries around the country will have special deals going on this Friday as well.




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.