If you’re a sucker for sugar and you have some time to roam around town today to snag a bunch of free sweet treats, we have great news for you: Today, June 7, is National Doughnut Day, and numerous coffee shops, bakeries and retailers are giving away free doughnuts. (Yes, you read that right — free!)
This isn’t the first time doughnuts have been thrust into the spotlight. The first National Doughnut Day was celebrated in 1938. Apparently, it was a way to commemorate the women who served doughnuts to American soldiers in France during World War I. And while doughnuts have changed quite a bit over the years — some are made with bacon while others are topped with cereals, like Trix or Cap n’ Crunch — they remain a popular treat.
Here’s how to snag a sweet deal.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts: Purchase six doughnuts and get one buttermilk doughnut for free at this L.A. donut shop.
Circle House Coffee: Take advantage of this Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based coffee shop’s BOGO deal on all doughnuts.
Cumberland Farms: Buy a dispensed beverage at one of Cumberland’s new or newly remodeled stores and get a free doughnut.
Doughnut Plant: Buy anything at any Doughnut Plant in the New York area and get a free Mini Carnival Sprinkles Donut.
Duck Donuts: As part of Duck Donuts’ Sweet Summer Beach Bash, customers can get a free bare, cinnamon sugar doughnut or a powdered sugar doughnut. No purchase is necessary.
Dunkin’: Purchase any beverage and get a free doughnut — because America runs on coffee… and sugar.
Hardee’s: From now through June 9, Hardee’s is giving away mini Froot Loop doughnuts, so swing by that drive-thru this afternoon.
Krispy Kreme: You get a doughnut, you get a doughnut, and you get a doughnut! Everyone gets a free doughnut, no purchase necessary. Just stop by any location.
LaMar’s Donuts: If you’re in Phoenix, Arizona, stop by LaMar’s Donuts and get a free doughnut. No purchase necessary.
Randy’s Donuts: Love doughnut holes and live in the California area? This one’s for you. Randy’s is giving away four glazed doughnut rounds to every guest from 6 a.m. to noon at all four locations, while supplies last.
Rise ‘n Roll: In Indianapolis, Indiana, this coffee shop is giving away free cinnamon caramel doughnuts — no strings attached.
Stan’s Donuts: Get a free glazed cake doughnut with any purchase. Simple.
Taylor’s Bakery: All Taylor’s Bakery in Indianapolis, Indiana wants you to do is cast a vote for the bakery in this contest and you’ll get six free doughnut holes.
Walmart: Walmart’s getting in on the action, giving away 1.2 million full-size doughnuts today. Simply visit the bakery section of any Walmart Supercenter to claim your treat.
Coupons.com: Coupons.com will give you $3 cash back on doughnut purchases at Kroger, Ralphs, Owen’s, City Market, Target and more.
Entenmann’s Bakery: From now through June 14, fans can submit what they think is the best doughnut flavor, and the chosen flavor will be created later this year. The winner will also receive $5,000 and a year’s supply of doughnuts.
Tim Hortons: No free doughnuts or discounts here, but you can get your hands on a churro doughnut called the Honey Cruller Donut for a limited time.
Voodoo Doughnuts: It may not be free, but a $1 Homer Doughnut is still a damn good deal. See ya in line.