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Want Free Coffee at Wawa? Here’s When to Show Up

Updated May 27, 2016
by Lisa Rowan
Writer and Producer
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Wawa fans know it’s one of the cheapest places to grab a tasty cup of joe.

But this Thursday, the coffee’s getting even cheaper: It’s free!

Visit Wawa for Wawa Day on Thursday, April 14 to get any size coffee for free, all day.

The Pennsylvania-based store turns 52 on April 16, but is celebrating on April 14 — probably to satisfy the hordes of locals who visit the chain on their commute each morning.

Limit one free coffee per customer, please.

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The Delicious Cult of Wawa

While Wawa coffee and subs (hoagies, please, we call them hoagies here) are a Philadelphia staple, the chain has been creeping up and down the east coast over the past few decades.

Wawa, which started as a dairy farm about 50 years before it opened its first store, started brewing and selling fresh coffee in 1975. The chain, which offers 24-hour service at most locations, prides itself for always having fresh pots of coffee, whether you’re craving French Vanilla, smoky Cuban Roast or a seasonal flavor.

You won’t be fiddling with tiny creamer packets here; you have full access to Wawa’s line of dairy products, including half-and-half, milk and Irish cream.

And if you miss Wawa Day, you can still save on coffee every other day of the year. You’ll struggle to pay more than $2 for a cup of the good stuff at this chain.

Your Turn: How do you take your Wawa coffee? Will you try a new flavor on the house?

Lisa Rowan is a writer, editor, and podcaster living in Washington, D.C. When she visits her family in Philadelphia, Wawa is usually her first stop.

by Lisa Rowan
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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