National Coffee Day 2017: The best deals and freebies

Coffee lovers, this one’s for you. We’re talking about National Coffee Day. It’s that one special day of the year where we celebrate that thing you’ll never, ever learn to live without—because why would you want to?

This year, National Coffee Day falls on Friday, September 29. No matter where you live, there are sure to be at least a few deals and steals to be found near you.

Where, you ask? Look no further than this list of the best deals and freebies around for National Coffee Day 2017:

Nationwide (locations vary)

DUNKIN’ DONUTS: Buy one, get one! Purchase a medium (or larger) cup of signature hot coffee on National Coffee Day (Friday, September 29) and get an additional medium-sized hot coffee for free at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide

MCDONALDS: Celebrate with a $2 McCafe OR download the McDonalds app and get a free McCafe with any purchase made on the app.

KRISPY KREME: It’s not just National Coffee Day—it’s National Coffee WEEKEND! Get a free any sized hot brewed or small iced premium blend per day from September 29 through October 1. Offer valid only at participating Krispy Kreme shops. Offer not valid at grocery or convenience stores.

PEET’S COFFEE: At participating Peet’s locations, get a free drip coffee, or tea with purchase of the Anniversary Blend beans—and 25 percent off your beans! You can also get 25 percent off bean purchases made on their website by using the promo code “COFFEEDAY17” at checkout.

STARBUCKS: The coffee chain is moving in a different direction on National Coffee Day: Instead of giving away free java, the chain will instead remove all menu boards, and take time to honor the farmers and families who grow their beans sustainably.

7-ELEVEN: Free coffee (any size) for 7Rewards members from Friday, September 29- Sunday, October 1. One coffee per day.  

WAWA: Stop in on National Coffee Day for a free cup (any size) of Wawa coffee! 

KWIK TRIP: The details are under wraps, but their National Coffee Day Event page on Facebook says they’ll give out free coffee on Friday, September 29. Stay tuned for details.

PILOT/FLYING J: Free small cup of coffee, or any small hot tea or cappuccino of your choice at participating locations

CUMBERLAND FARMS: Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon, good for a free Farmhouse Blend or bold coffee in any size, or your choice of tea, cappuccino or hot chocolate at participating locations

SHEETZ: Use the app to order a hot Pumpkin Pie Latte and you’ll get it for free on Friday, September 29 only! Download the app if you don’t already have it. Good for any size, but it must be the hot latte (no ice).  

TIM HORTONS: Download their app and get a free Original Blend, Dark Roast, Decaf or Iced Coffee of any size from September 29 through October 6. Contact your local Tim Hortons® to confirm availability. 

CINNABON: Stop by any location for a free 12 oz. coffee on September 29. No purchase necessary. 

DUCK DONUTS: Buy one, get one free hot coffee of equal or lesser value. To redeem your free coffee, mention this promotion to your cashier at check out. This promotion is valid only for coffee excluding syrups and does not apply to espresso drinks. 

KEURIG: The beverage brewing company is commemorating the holiday all weekend long by offering 20 percent off all K-Cup pods on their website from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 with the code CELEBRATE. 

ATLAS COFFEE CLUB: Get your first bag free with a monthly subscription to their coffee of the month club (you’ll get coffees from around the world). All you pay is shipping. Just use the code “AtlasCoffeeDay17” at checkout. 

LYFT AND HIGH BREW COLD BREW: Get a free can of High Brew Cold Brew Coffee on September 29 when you ride with Lyft in any of the following cities: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, and Philadelphia.


Local deals by city


CAFFE LUXXE:  From 1pm- 3 pm at the Montana Ave location (925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403), they’ll have complimentary tastings of the Costa Rica Vara Blanca, and a chance to chat with Caffe Luxxe’s master roaster about visiting the farms and sourcing this special coffee. 

COFEEE BEAN & TEA LEAF: Honda will help you get your National Coffee Day celebration started right. The Helpful Honda Guys in Blue will pop up at four select Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations (Simi Valley, Culver City, Fullerton and Rancho Cucamonga) from 7-9 am to say “Your drink is on us!” That’s a free drink to all visitors.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

HOLIDAY STATION STORES: Get a 20-ounce hot coffee or cappuccino for $0.79 with this coupon.

DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE: They prefer to call it National Coffee Week! Hit up their Facebook page for deals all week long. On Friday (National Coffee Day), they’ll give you $0.50 off any brewed coffee (be sure to give your barista offer code 10045). 


New York City

GREGORY’S: Get yourself a free 12 oz. pumpkin spice latte, hot or iced, from 11 am to 2 pm!  



RIVAL BROS. COFFEE: 12 oz. drip coffee all day for $1 at their two Philadelphia locations.  



KAHWA COFFEE: Bring a friend for National Coffee Day, and their drink is free! Offer good on Friday, September 29 at all Kahwa locations.  

BUDDY BREW: Buddy Brew in Tampa Bay is offering a BOGO on cold brew (regular and nitro) all day at all Buddy Brew locations, so bring a friend! 

Know about a National Coffee Day that isn’t on our list? Be sure to tweet us or send us a message on Facebook so we can add it!