13 Buzz-Worthy National Coffee Day Deals That Will Perk You Up This Saturday

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School is back in session, the holiday season is coming up and work is… well, work! There’s a nonstop barrage of people and projects demanding your time and energy. We have a few ideas to help you save time, and your energy could be in for a big boost later this week!

This Saturday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day.

And that means you can score a free (or cheap) pick-me-up just in time to deal with the fact that it’s already time to start making plans for Halloween. And have you even thought about your holiday shopping yet?

I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

Where to Find Free Coffee on National Coffee Day 2018

We’ve found lots of options to help you score some celebratory joe — and wake you up as September winds down.

1. Barnes & Noble

Books and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly — and this Saturday, you can enjoy both at Barnes & Noble with a free cup of hot or iced coffee.

2. Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels

If you live near a Caribou Coffee or Einstein Bros. Bagels shop and need a little food with your coffee on National Coffee Day, you can enjoy any size coffee for free with the purchase of any food item.

3. CIrcle K

If you’re passing by a Circle K on National Coffee Day, stop in for a free medium coffee and Belvita breakfast biscuits. Just download the CIrcle K app and present the deal at the register.

4. Cumberland Farms

On Saturday, just text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon on your smartphone. The coupon is good for a free Farmhouse Blend or bold coffee in any size (hot or iced), or your choice of tea, cappuccino or hot chocolate.

5. Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts isn’t about to let its coffee-loving patrons suffer through the holiday. Stop by your favorite DD and get a free hot coffee with the purchase of any hot coffee of equal or lesser value.

Bring a friend and share the love! (By love, I mean caffeine.)

6. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme went above and beyond by creating a coffee-glazed donut to celebrate National Coffee Day. And you can enjoy this limited-time donut this Saturday with a free cup of hot coffee — any size and no purchase is necessary.

And if you’re a Krispy Kreme rewards member, you get to enjoy a free donut with that coffee.

7. Love’s Travel Centers

Love’s Travel Centers is celebrating for two days, Sept. 28-29, with 24-ounce coffees and other hot beverages for just $1. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, so you’ll be doing some good while enjoying your java.

8. Maui Wowi Hawaiian

You may know Maui Wowi Hawaiian for its smoothies, but it serves a mean cup of coffee, as well. You don’t have to go to one of its stores to buy it, either.

For National Coffee Day, Maui Wowi Hawaiian will offer customers 50% off their online orders at shop.mauiwowi.com. Just use promo code ALOHACOFFEE at checkout. That can mean big savings if you dig coffee from the Kona district of Hawaii.

9. McDonald’s

If you have the McDonald’s app, you’ll find two deals on coffee, though they aren’t specific to National Coffee Day. You can get any size hot or iced coffee for $1 through Dec. 30, or if you plan on having coffee with a friend, you can get any medium or large McCafe beverage for one penny with the purchase of any medium or large regular price McCafe beverage until Sept. 30.

10. Pilot Flying J

On the road this week? Participating Pilot Flying J travel centers will offer a free hot coffee — any size and any flavor, including the limited-edition pumpkin caramel macchiato flavor — this Saturday for National Coffee Day. Just download the myPilot app and look for a coupon under “myOffers” to get your free cup o’ joe.

11. PJ’s Coffee

Visit PJ’s Coffee on National Coffee Day for a free 12-ounce Ruby Roast, the chain’s first direct trade light roast coffee in collaboration with coffee farms in Honduras and Nicaragua.

12. Stewart’s Shops

If you live in New York and like to get your coffee buzz at Stewart’s Shops, you’re in luck. On Saturday, you can get a free hot, iced or cold-brewed coffee from noon until close. What’s more, you can get it in any size and any flavor.

That’s right, you can indulge in your pumpkin coffee while taking in New York’s fall colors. Sweater season is so nice, right?

13. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

This coffee chain has been celebrating National Coffee Day all week by offering a free specialty beverage with the purchase of Bright Future Blend coffee and tea for all rewards members.

Jamie Cattanach is a contributing 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. Senior writer Tyler Omoth and editorial assistant Jessica Gray contributed to this post.

Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She updated this post for National Coffee Day 2018.

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