How To Get Free Doughnuts On National Doughnut Day
by Eliza Castile
Box of doughnuts
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Say what you will about the appeal of other breakfast pastries — for any sugar addict, doughnuts are clearly the superior choice. Why else would National Doughnut Day exist? This year, the sweetest unofficial holiday is taking place on Friday, Jun. 2. If you don't have a countdown to Doughnut Day tacked on your bedroom wall, consider this your reminder that it's right around the corner.

The obvious next question is where you can get free doughnuts on this hallowed occasion, because if ever was a reason to snag breakfast on your way to work, it's National Doughnut Day. While you're at it, you might as well stop by a bakery on your way back from work, and is that another doughnut shop down the street? Well, you obviously have to swing by there, too.

Plenty of national chains are offering free doughnuts on Friday, and local bakeries may be participating as well. Even places that aren't giving out doughnuts willy-nilly may have discounts or deals. Basically, if you haven't consumed more pastries than you thought humanly possible by the end National Doughnut Day, you need to reevaluate your priorities.

But enough talk. Here's where you can find free doughnuts on Jun. 2.

Tim Horton's

The beloved Canada-based coffee chain is offering a free classic doughnut if you buy a brewed hot or iced coffee. Just check to make sure it's a participating location first, and don't forget to mention National Doughnut Day.

Krispy Kreme

While supplies last on Friday, Krispy Kreme is giving out free doughnuts of your choice. I ask you: Does it get any better than this? (No. No, it does not.)

Dunkin Donuts

The tweet up there says it all. At Dunkin Donuts, you can get a free classic doughnut as long as you buy any beverage. If you're willing to fork over some cash, the chain is also celebrating with two new varieties of doughnut: Vanilla Cake Batter and Dunkin' Donuts Sprinkles.

Cumberland Farms

If you live in the Northeast or Florida, you're in luck. Cumberland Farms, a chain of convenience stores, is offering a free doughnut with the purchase of a qualifying drink at their "new concept" and remodeled stores. You can find more details on its Facebook page.

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts got a head start on the holiday with a Facebook contest to win free doughnuts, but it has something special planned for Jun. 2. On Friday, you can get a free doughnut with any purchase, and your receipt will include a "buy one, get one free" half-dozen coupon to save for later.


To nab a free doughnut from LaMar's, head over to its website and print your "golden ticket," which you'll bring to the store. While you're online, you'll probably notice that the company is encouraging participants to donate to the Salvation Army as a way of giving back.

Times Square

In New York City's Times Square, Entenmann's will be giving away free doughnuts between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Head over to the Facebook event page for more details on how to snag your doughnut — hopefully, one of many you'll accumulate throughout the day.