Free donuts on National Doughnut Day

Where to Get Free Donuts on National Donut Day 2019

One of our favorite days,  National Doughnut Day, is just around the corner and that means freebies and discounts for you on some yummy treats.   Shops across the country are marking June 7, 2019 with fried freebies and delectable deals.   From traditional glazed to chocolate sprinkle, save some dough by chowing down on these breakfast bargains.  Here is where to get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day.

Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.  “The doughnut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, Salvation Army secretary for national community relations and development in a statement.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut of your choice, while LaMar’s Donuts is giving customers a free doughnut — any variety with a hole in it.  BONUS: If Krispy Kreme gives away one million doughnuts, they will give away its newest doughnut creation for FREE later in June.

If you already stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for your morning coffee, make sure to get your free doughnut with any beverage purchase to celebrate National Doughnut Day. Just stop in to your local Dunkin’ Donuts for a free Classic Donut with the purchase of any beverage at Dunkin’ Donuts.  Celebrate the holiday with one of Dunkin’ Donut’s newest menu items: the Chocolate Cake Batter Donut or the Vanilla Cake Batter Donut. While you won’t get the day off work to indulge in one of these doughnuts,  you can snag any doughnut of your choice all day long on Friday, June 1 . The offer is good at participating Dunkin’ Donuts stores.  Neighborhood doughnut shops may also be participating, so check them out for some sweet offers

Cumberland Farms – Buy any “dispensed beverage” at a Cumberland Farms store on June 7 to receive a doughnut for free. Flavor options include Cocoa Hazelnut-Filled, Cookies & Cream, Glazed, and Blueberry.

Edible Arrangements is offering a free Edible Donut (a doughnut-shaped slice of Granny Smith apple dipped in chocolate) to customers at participating locations.

Entenmann’s is holding a contest to find its next Chief Donut Officer. The winner will receive $5,000 and a one-year supply of donuts.

Fractured Prune is offering one free OC Sand doughnut at participating stores.

 

UNCONFIRMED SO FAR:

Safeway – Get a FREE glazed donut from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The grocery store has multiple locations throughout the state.

Walmart – Get a FREE glazed donut — give away should be near bakery department. The giant chain expects to hand out 1.2 million donuts on the sweet day.

 

 

National Donut Day Deals and Freebies From 2018

Below are all the places that offered National Donut Day deals in 2018. We’ll monitor these to see if they celebrate this year and update the list accordingly. Most places don’t announce deals until a few days before Donut Day.

  • Burger King put its own twist on the holiday with the Whopper Doughnut, a Whopper with a hole in the middle. It’s available at five locations in Boston, Miami, L.A., New York City and Salt Lake City, and guests will get the middle as a free slider.
  • Cumberland Farms will give you a free donut with the purchase of any dispensed beverage.
  • Edible, formerly known as Edible Arrangements, is celebrating Donut Day with “donuts,” aka fresh apples dipped in chocolate and shaped into a circle with the hole in the middle. These will feature various toppings like chocolate glaze, sprinkles, caramelized hazelnut crunch, coconut shavings and almonds. Swing by any Edible storefront to pick up a complimentary treat on Friday.
  • Honey Dew Donuts will give you a free s’more donut with any medium beverage purchase. (Participation may vary.)
  • Papa John’s is introducing donut holes for a limited time. On June 1, order any pizza online, and you’ll get an order of donut holes for free. Also, starting June 2, you can use the promo code DONUT, and get a free donut holes order when you purchase two pizzas. But that’s not all. From June 2 through June 30, enter the Dreaming of Donuts Island Getaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Donut Island in New Zealand. According to a press release, you just need to order Papa John’s donut holes online or through the app to participate.
  • Tim Hortons is doing a sweet giveaway on June 1. The first guest in stores after 6 a.m. to ask for the “Gold Timbits” at select locations in Buffalo, Columbus and Detroit will have a chance to win free donuts for a year.
  • Walmart will give away more than 1 million full-size glazed doughnuts while supplies last.

 

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FAVORITE CHICAGO DONUT PALACES

Here are our favorite Chicago donut emporiums so call and see what freebies and discounts they are offering…  when we hear about their freebies, we will update this list…

Stan’s Donuts
259 E. Erie St. 312-255-1130

The Wicker Park outpost of the artisan chain will give out a free half-dozen doughnuts to the first 100 guests right as National Doughnut Day kicks off: At midnight June 1.    All other locations will offer one glazed donut with any purchase. Wicker Park, Streeterville, Lakeview, East Roosevelt and West Loop businesses open at 6:30 a.m. The Millennium Park store opens at 6 a.m. and the Mag Mile shop at 7 a.m.   Stan’s owner Rich Labriola said in a press release that this year, they plan to give away 10,000 doughnuts.

Glazed & Infused
30 E. Hubbard St. 312-226-5556

Clyde’s Donuts
Various locations, including 1120 W. Fullerton Ave. Addison, IL 60101

Beavers Donuts
131 N. Clinton St. 773-392-1300

BomboBar
832 W. Randolph St., 312-967-7000
BomboBar — Bar Siena’s dessert concept walk-up window — will be showcasing a twist on one of the most popular menu items: the Bombolato, which combines gelato and bomboloni, a hole-less Italian doughnut. The National Doughnut Day special includes a glazed bomboloni doughnut served with blue Cookie Monster gelato, all rolled in rainbow sprinkles ($7).

The Dapper Doughnut

131 N. Clinton St., 773-392-1300

Hit up the Dapper Doughnut (previously Beavers Coffee + Donuts) location at the French Market or find any one of the traveling food trucks to get three free mini sugar-dusted doughnuts.

Uptown Donuts
1122 W. Wilson Ave., 773-942-6125
From June 1 through 3, sample $1 glazed donuts and special flavors including piña colada, strawberry shortcake and s’mores.

Weber’s Bakery
7055 W. Archer Ave., 773-586-1234
One of the city’s oldest bakeries will offer 24 doughnuts, from traditional chocolate cake (88 cents) to two new flavors: a vanilla long john with Oreo on top (88 cents) and a maple bacon long john ($1.50).

Dat Donut
8251 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-723-1002
Glazed and chocolate “Big Dats” will be on sale for $1.99 from 7 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., as long as supplies last.

Delight Pastries
5927 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-545-7215
Head to Jefferson Park and buy two doughnuts to get one free. Specials include maple, strawberry with sprinkles, apple cider and chocolate and hot fudge with custard.

Dinkel’s Bakery
3329 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-7300
In honor of National Doughnut Day’s history, this Lakeview treat shop will donate 10 percent of doughnut sales on Friday to the Salvation Army.

Dunkin’ Donuts
Various locations

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
17815 Halsted St., Homewood 708-991-2629

Fifolet Cajun & Cocktails 
1942 W. Division St. 773-384-6886

 

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Hungry For More Food Deals?

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations
Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

 

Monday, June 3, 2019
Einstein: 13 Bagels For $7 or Baker’s Dozen Box For $12
5:00 am to 3:00 pm | $7.00-12.00 | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Einstein Bros.: $8 Baker’s Dozen Box
6:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Red Lobster Offers Early Dining Special
11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Red Lobster – Multiple Locations

Free Pie at Perkins Every Monday
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

Tokyo Joe’s: 2-For-1 Sushi
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | Tokyo Joe’s – Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Einstein Bros.: $8 Baker’s Dozen Box
6:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Papa Murphy’s: Any Large Pizza For $10
10:00 am to 8:00 pm | $10.00 | Papa Murphy’s – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

$5.49 Tasty Tuesdays at Cafe Rio
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | Discounted | Cafe Rio Mexican Grill – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Nurses Get BOGO Entrée at Chipotle
10:45 am to 10:00 pm | Discounted | Chipotle Mexican Grill – Multiple Locations

Red Lobster Offers Early Dining Special
11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Red Lobster – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

Taco Tuesday Specials at Rubio’s Coastal Grill
2:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | Rubio’s Coastal Grill – Multiple Locations

Taco Night Specials
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $1.29-2.29 | Del Taco — Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Einstein Bros.: $8 Baker’s Dozen Box
6:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

FREE Pie Day at Village Inn
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Village Inn – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Red Lobster Offers Early Dining Special
11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Red Lobster – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Einstein Bros.: $8 Baker’s Dozen Box
6:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Red Lobster Offers Early Dining Special
11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Red Lobster – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

Taco Night Specials
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $1.29-2.29 | Del Taco — Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

Friday, June 7, 2019
Einstein Bros.: $8 Baker’s Dozen Box
6:00 am to 11:00 am | Discounted | Einstein Bros. – Multiple Locations

Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Red Lobster Offers Early Dining Special
11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Red Lobster – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

SONIC Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes & $1.49 Ice Cream Sandwiches
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Subway: Sub of the Day For $3.99
9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $3.99 | Subway – Multiple Locations

Get Wendy’s Frosty For 50¢
10:00 am to 10:00 pm | $0.50 | Wendy’s – Multiple Locations

KFC: Mix ‘n’ Match Deal For $6
10:30 am to 9:00 pm | $6.00 | KFC – Multiple Locations

Pei Wei: Wei Better Orange Chicken For $7
11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Pei Wei Asian Diner – Multiple Locations

Olive Garden: Buy One, Take One Home FREE Entrée
11:00 am to 9:30 pm | $12.99 | Olive Garden — Multiple Locations

Taco Bell: $1 Cravings Menu
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $1.00 | Taco Bell – Multiple Locations

Domino’s $7.99 Carryout Special
11:00 am to 10:00 pm | $7.99

SONIC Drive-In Happy Hour – 50% Off Drinks & Slushes
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Discounted | SONIC Drive-In – Multiple Locations

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