These National Coffee Day deals will make all of our mornings a bit peppier.

By Stacey Leasca
Updated September 28, 2018

The best day of the year is almost here. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, but rather, the all-important holiday of National Coffee Day 2018.

On Saturday, September 29, the nation will come together over a warm cup of joe and celebrate the one thing we can all agree on: that coffee is delicious. Don’t worry, iced coffee lovers, you can still get your caffeine fix on ice at many locations, too– but there's actually a separate National Iced Coffee Day on May 23.

For National Coffee Day 2018, chains and shops around the country are celebrating by offering deals and giving away a few cups of everyone's favorite morning beverage. Here’s where you can find National Coffee Day deals and freebies on Saturday. And remember to drink up–coffee is good for you after all.

Dunkin' Donuts

There’s perhaps no better place to go for National Coffee Day with a friend than Dunkin' Donuts (which is dropping "Donuts" from its name starting January). For the big day, the coffee experts are giving one free cup of coffee to anyone who purchases one hot coffee. And hey, you’re there anyway, might as well grab a munchkin or two.

Intelligentsia Coffee

On Saturday, all Intelligentsia Coffee locations will give a free iced coffee or cold tea to anyone who purchases a 16-ounce reusable coffee cup. This is kind of a win-win because should be using a reusable cup anyway–it can save you money and save the environment all at the same time.

Krispy Kreme

Forget coffee day, Krispy Kreme is celebrating coffee week. All week long, the doughnut lovers at Krispy Kreme have been celebrating with their new coffee glaze doughnuts. Though those won’t last forever, Krispy Kreme did announce that its glazed doughnut-flavored coffee will remain on the permanent menu. And, on Saturday, visitors can finally try the coffee flavor for themselves for free at all participating Krispy Kreme locations.


Peet’s is celebrating National Coffee Day 2018 by not only offering a free drop coffee at participating stores, but it’s also offering everyone 25 percent off one pound of coffee beans. You can also get the promo online by using the code COFFEEDAY18 to get 25 percent off all regular, non-subscription, one-pound bag purchases made at

Whole Foods

If you like brewing your coffee at home instead of going, out you can still celebrate National Coffee Day 2018 thanks to Whole Foods. According to TODAY, this Saturday the grocery store is celebrating with a buy-one-get-one deal on all Allegro 12-ounce packaged coffee.

Cumberland Farms

This Saturday, Cumberland Farms will celebrate by giving away a free hot or iced coffee of any size at participating locations. But first, you need to text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a coupon for your cup.

Illy is hosting a sale every coffee lover should get in on. For every purchase of four cans of Illy coffee, you can get a free can. All you need to do is use the code 5FOR4 now through Sept. 30.


There’s nothing better than a coffee with a sweet treat, which is what makes Sprinkles’ National Coffee Day deal even better. On Saturday, the bakery is giving away free High Brew coffee with the purchase of a cupcake. Make sure to get there early because it’s first come first serve while supplies last.


OK, so you won’t be able to get a free cup of joe at Starbucks, but you should think about going in to purchase a cup anyway to help support the company’s mission to do good.

"This National Coffee Day, we’re focused on providing continued assistance to help Puerto Rico recover following the devastation of Hurricane Maria one year ago, where the coffee industry was decimated," a spokesperson for the chain told TODAY. "We are donating 2 million coffee seeds to help rebuild. The Starbucks Foundation and EFI Foundation (our licensee partner in Puerto Rico) are also giving a three-year, $583,000 grant to World Coffee Research to improve seed quality and growing practices on the island."