Doughnut or Donut: It’s free today either way (Maybe even airport locations?)


You say toh-MAY-toh, I say tah-MAH-toh — whether you spell it doughnut or donut, today is the sweet ringed-treat’s National Day, and as such, locations around the country are giving away free sweetness today.

The Deal

  • National Doughnut Day — many chains offering a free doughnut today (with varying rules as to how to get it

Quick Thoughts and List of Offers

Free is a nice price, and there are a lot of chains offering a free doughnut today. Many chains stipulate that the promotion is valid at participating locations only (and some are only giving free doughnuts until noon). However, I did call Dunkin Donuts and wait on hold to find out whether or not the location at my local airport is participating (hey, I’ve got to fly out this afternoon). The rep at Dunkin Donuts told me that all locations nationwide should be participating. I specifically asked about airport locations and acknowledged that airport locations do operate a bit differently, but that she thought they should all be participating in this one. I’ll tweet out a pic if I’m successful this afternoon :-).

Here is a list of brands and promotions taken from Enjoy!

Krispy Kreme
The deal: Participating locations nationwide will give you one free donut of your choice — any flavor on the menu — and there’s no requirement to buy anything. Yep, it’s that easy.
When: All day.

Dunkin’ Donuts
The deal: One free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage at participating locations in the US, while supplies last.
When: All day.

Tim Hortons
The deal: Score a free classic donut when you buy a hot or iced coffee at participating locations. You’ll also have to mention that it’s National Donut Day. Note: According to the link, this was celebrated yesterday and you had to like them on Facebook. You may want to call your local location to verify.
When: All day.

Cumberland Farms
The deal: Buy any hot or iced coffee, Hyperfreeze, or fountain drink and you’ll get a free donut.
When: 5am to 10am.

Shipley Do-Nuts
The deal: You’ll get one free glazed donut if you buy something at participating locations.
When: 5am to noon.

LaMar’s Donuts
The deal: Bring this Golden Ticket to your local LaMar’s and they’ll treat you to one free donut; specifically, “any donut with a hole” (no specialty donuts). Whatever, a free donut is a free donut.
When: All day.

Honey Dew Donuts
The deal: This New England chain will give you one of its new Coco Loco Donuts for free, when you buy any medium size or larger beverage.
When: All day.

Duck Donuts
The deal: Get any donut for free when you buy something. You’ll also get a special receipt for a buy-one-get-one free 1/2 dozen donuts deal redeemable Monday-Wednesday through August 31.
When: All day.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts
The deal: Participating locations are handing out one free OC Sand Donut per customer.
When: All day.

Stan’s Donuts
The deal: Grab a free donut with any purchase, according to a spokesperson.
When: All day.

Doughnut Plant
The deal: This New York City mini chain is offering a free Carnival Sprinkles mini cake donut with any purchase.
When: All day.

Kwik Trip
The deal: Sign up for this Wisconsin-based convenience store chain’s text message club and you can get one free Kwikery Bake Shop Cake Donut, Dunker, or Glazer.
When: All day.

The deal: Instead of handing out free donuts for one day, Entenmann’s is holding a sweepstakes in which you can win free donuts for a whole year, along with other prizes.
When: You have through July 15 to enter.


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