See All the Best National Coffee Day Freebies

Score free or discounted drinks on September 29!
National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is one of our favorite holidays. Who doesn't love scoring free treats? We rounded up all the best coffee deals to get around September 29, so mark your calendars!

When Is National Coffee Day 2018?

National Coffee Day is September 29! It falls on a Saturday this year, and complimentary caffeine is sure to make your weekend better.

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Below, we've rounded up the best Coffee Day offers we've confirmed for 2018. Be sure to check back — we'll be updating this page with more confirmed offers as we learn about them.

Best National Coffee Day Deals

National Coffee Day Freebies

If you're looking for National Coffee Day free stuff, look no further! Here are all the places that will be giving away totally free coffee for National Coffee Day 2018.

  • Confirmed! Barnes & Noble: Barnes & Noble cafes will offer a free cup of tall hot or iced coffee on Saturday.

  • Confirmed! Cinnabon: Swing by a participating location and treat yourself to a free 12-oz. signature hot coffee, with no purchase necessary! Find your nearest Cinnabon here.

  • Confirmed! Cumberland Farms: Once again, the convenience chain is offering a free coffee of any size for National Coffee Day. Customers should text FREECOFFEE to 64827, and they'll receive a coupon for a free hot or iced coffee. Find your nearest location here.

  • Confirmed! Holiday Stationstores: This convenience store chain is giving away totally free java on National Coffee Day at any of their stores. Even better, this offer is valid on coffees of any size. Simply text COFFEE to 44022 on September 29 to receive your free caffeine buzz. These stores are found in several northern states, and you can find your closest location here.

    Need another caffeine fix? Holiday is also offering Free Coffee Tuesdays through October 9. In addition to free java, customers can take advantage of a variety of flavored syrups and fresh chilled creamers at no additional charge.

  • Confirmed! Krispy Kreme: The donut chain is changing up its menu for National Coffee Day 2018. It's introducing glazed donut-flavored coffee as a permanent fixture, as well as coffee-glazed donuts (though those will only be available for one week, with a start date of September 24). Swing by a participating location on September 29 and grab a cup of free coffee in any size.

    Want a sweet treat to go with that? Sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards and add a free donut to celebrate.

  • Confirmed! Pilot Flying J: Treat yourself to free coffee on September 28 or 29 via the myPilot app. Download or open the app to find the coupon under "myOffers." It's good for a free coffee of any size in a variety of brews, including the seasonal Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato. Find your nearest location here.

  • Confirmed! Sheetz: This mid-Atlantic chain is giving away a free cold brew on Saturday. Customers must order through the Sheetz app to redeem this offer. It's good on any size and flavor.

  • Confirmed! Stewart's Shops: Head to a Stewart's Shops location on Saturday, September 29, and treat yourself to free coffee from noon to close. This offer is good on all sizes and flavors, whether you prefer hot, iced, or cold brew caffeine.

National Coffee Day Coupons and Discounts

These National Coffee Day offers aren't completely free, but they'll still be worth checking out!

  • Confirmed! Bruegger's Bagels: Stop by a participating location and treat yourself to a free medium coffee with any purchase through September 29.

  • Caribou Coffee: Though it's not official yet, many outlets are reporting that customers will be able to grab a free coffee of the day in any size when they buy a food item on Saturday.

  • Confirmed! Community Coffee: Customers shopping online will save 30% on all purchases when they use the coupon code "COFFEEDAY2018".

  • Confirmed! Dunkin' Donuts: Stop by a participating location and buy a hot coffee for yourself. In return, you'll receive a free hot coffee to share with someone special. Find your nearest Dunkin' here.

  • Confirmed! Illy: Stock up on Illy coffee online and save! Buy four cans and receive a fifth one for free via the coupon code "5FOR4".

  • Intelligentsia: Customers who purchase a 16-oz. reusable cold coffee cup will receive a free cold coffee or cold tea on Saturday. Boston coffeebar locations also have a 20-oz. cup that is eligible for this offer. Neither one of these have been officially confirmed, but a number of outlets are reporting this promotion.

  • Confirmed! Love's Travel Stops: Swing by your local Love's on September 28 and 29 to pick up a 24-oz. coffee or hot beverage for just $1. Even better, all proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • Confirmed! McDonald's: Download the McDonald's app now and be ready to score cheap coffee this weekend! Through Sunday, you can buy a medium or large McCafe drink and get a second one for 1 cent.

    Want cheap coffee even after National Coffee Day is over? McDonald's is also offering $1 coffee in any size through the app until December 30.

  • Confirmed! Peet's: Customers can take 25% off 1 lb. of beans and get a free drip coffee or tea at a participating location. Prefer to shop online? Take 25% off all regular, non-subscription bean purchases online via the coupon code "COFFEEDAY18".

  • Confirmed! Wawa: Join Wawa Rewards and register a gift card within the Wawa app before Saturday. You'll receive a coupon for a free coffee to redeem on September 29! Find your nearest location here.

    Live in the mid-Atlantic region? Stop by a Wawa in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C., now through October 14 to pick up any size coffee for $1. This offer includes all varieties and all sizes of coffee.

No matter how you take your java — hot, iced, sweetened, or black — chances are you'll be able to find an awesome coffee deal to suit your tastes on National Coffee Day. Got the scoop on a National Coffee Day deal for 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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Evil Tom
Any day that involves free coffee is a good day indeed.
"National Coffee Day is one of our favorite holidays."

Really? Right up there with Christmas, Thanksgiving, BF, Good Friday, Memorial Day, the 4th, and Labor Day?

As for me, I'll take a paid day off (especially when the day has real significance) or serious money savings any day over a free coffee. ;-)