Happy National Cookie Day! Here are 7 Places to Get Free and Cheap Cookies

December 2, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
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Hey, you! Yeah, you. Ready for the best news of your day?

Unless someone is proposing to you tonight, or that meeting with your boss is about you finally getting a raise, here it is:

This Sunday is National Cookie Day!

That’s right. This Sunday, Dec. 4, is National Cookie Day.

That means free cookies!

Wanna score your free sugar fix? Here’s where you can get ‘em while they’re hot (or take them home and microwave them).

1. Great American Cookies

While last year every Great American Cookies was offering free regular chocolate chip cookies, this year it’s by location only, so be sure to contact the one closest to you before heading in.

Not sure where that might be?

Enter your ZIP code or city on the company’s website to find the location nearest you.

2. Insomnia Cookies

College students, rejoice — your favorite late-night indulgence will get you a free traditional cookie this Sunday!

That’s right, you get to choose between M&M, sugar, double chocolate chunk, double chocolate mint cookies and many more for this sweet freebie.

Make any purchase in-store or online to get your freebie — delivery minimums still stand, though.

3. Whole Foods

It’s not quite free — but what did you expect from this Gucci-level grocer?

Grab a 25-cent chocolate chip cookie when you drop by Whole Foods to grab your quinoa and ground bison through Dec. 6.

4. Schlotzsky’s Deli:

The delicious deli will give away free cookies and do some good for our service members and their families.

Stop by a Schlotzsky’s Deli on Dec. 4 and grab your free small cookie with any purchase. If you can’t make it in, you can also tweet a cookie emoji to @Schlotzskys to receive a free cookie coupon via the company’s reward app, Lotz4Me. Just make sure you download it and make an account to redeem your free cookie!

Additionally, the company will give out 1,000 free cookies at United Service Organizations airport centers in the following cities: Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Atlanta and San Antonio.

If you’re already a Lotz4Me rewards member, you can also receive a free small sandwich if you try all four of Schlotzsky’s Big “S” cookie flavors in the month of December.

5. Pei Wei

When you think of Asian food, you don’t typically think of chocolate chunk cookies, but Pei Wei’s got ‘em and it wants to give you one for free on Sunday.

All you have to do is order a small or regular entree, or a kid’s meal, and Pei Wei will satisfy your cookie craving.

6. Hot Box Cookies — Columbia, MO; St. Louis, MO; Lawrence, KS

Hot Box ups the ante by giving away two free chocolate chippers on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Just follow one of its social channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Then, just craft a post — no particular topic necessary, according to the Hot Box Cookies Facebook page — and tag the company in it to get your freebie.

7. ROCS Local Markets and Subways

If you live near one of these West Virginia-based convenience stores, snag a free cookie on the day after National Cookie Day, Dec. 5, all day long — but only if you prove you’re really in the holiday spirit.

You’ll have to sing a slightly altered version of “Jingle Bells” at the register. Cookies are totally worth the slight embarrassment, though, right?

Your Turn: Which of these free cookies will you gobble up on Sunday? Are there deals any we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder and a senior at The University of Tampa. She contributed to this post.

by Jamie Cattanach
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