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National Donut Day is Friday, June 1! In honor of the occasion, numerous donut chains and coffee shops are offering free or deeply discounted donuts.
So where can you find some of the best deals on this awesome holiday?
1. Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free donut to all customers who purchase a beverage on Friday. Best of all, YOU get to pick the donut, so you can be sure to get your favorite flavor.
— Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) May 30, 2018
2. Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme will be offering a free donut to every customer … absolutely no purchase required.
Decision you'll have to make on #NationalDoughnutDay: Original Glazed or Chocolate Iced?
Decision you won't have to make: Cash or card?
Get a FREE doughnut June 1!
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) May 25, 2018
Just make sure to verify that your favorite Krispy Kreme location is taking part in this National Donut Day giveaway by clicking here to find out participating locations.
3. LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee
If you’re lucky enough to live near a LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee shop, you can swing by for a free donut. No purchase necessary!
Every single Walmart in America is giving away free glazed donuts to customers on June 1, according to a spokeswoman for the company. They expect to give out 1.2 million donuts! Now that’s a lot of sugar.
5. Papa John’s
Not necessarily who you think of when it comes to donuts, but don’t write off Papa John’s just yet. They’re giving away a free order of warm donut holes with any online pizza purchase! The donut holes, which normally cost $4.99, are coated with cinnamon sugar and filled with caramel creme. Yum!
If you miss this freebie, never fear. Starting June 2, use the promo code DONUT for a free order with any purchase of two pizzas.
OK, so they’re not giving out free donuts to everyone. But when you enter the Entenmann’s contest to become their new “chief donut officer,” you’ll also be entered to win a year’s worth of free donuts.
7. Tim Horton’s
No freebies here, but still something worth mentioning. Canadian chain Tim Horton’s is celebrating the holiday by launching their new limited-edition Honey Dip Donut Breakfast Sandwich. How delicious does that sound?
June 1st is #NationalDonutDay! Celebrate the sweetest holiday in the best way with a limited-edition honey dip donut breakfast sandwich! One morning only before 12PM. Donut miss out! pic.twitter.com/htWLjS24eg
— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) May 29, 2018
The Story Behind National Donut Day
Speaking of honey, did you know that there is actually a very sweet story behind the origin of National Donut Day? It all began in 1938 in Chicago when the Salvation Army wanted to honor former members of the organization who had helped to support servicemen in World War I. They brought donuts to men in army training centers, and the Salvation Army workers became so synonymous with donuts that the military members would refer to them as “donut girls.”
Share the love this #NationalDonutDay by celebrating over a sweet treat to commemorate the work of the "Donut Lassies" who served donuts to soldiers in World War I as a symbol of comfort. Learn more: https://t.co/q2nAAz0dAX pic.twitter.com/THESeCpcvC
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) May 30, 2018
For this reason, National Donut Day is still a very special day for the Salvation Army, and they often host a variety of activities and community events across the country on this holiday. To find out what your local Salvation Army has planned for National Donut Day, click here.
Oh, and here’s a very funny National Donut Day offering … Burger King is unveiling something called Whopper Donuts. Yes, really. They are cutting a hole in their traditional whopper so that it looks like a donut, and then you can have the ‘donut hole’ on the side.
Hmm … sticking with real donuts is probably a better bet on this National Donut Day!