9 Buzz-Worthy National Coffee Day Deals That Will Perk You Up This Friday

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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 Friday, 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 2017

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

1. 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 medium coffee with the purchase of a medium, large or extra large one.

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

2. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is going above and beyond by extending National Coffee Day through the weekend. Head to your local Krispy Kreme to get one free hot brewed coffee in any size or a small iced premium blend per day from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

I don’t know about you, but I know where I plan to be when I see that “hot now” sign light up.

3. Cumberland Farms

On Friday, 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.

4. Pilot Flying J

On the road this week? Participating Pilot Flying J travel centers will offer a free small cup of Pilot Coffee, or any small hot tea or cappuccino of your choice this Friday. All you need is this coupon to get your free cup o’ joe.

5. 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 Friday, 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?

6. Gloria Jean’s

Coffee chain Gloria Jean’s will offer 12-ounce brewed coffee this Friday for $1. It’s not quite free, but it’s still a deal!

7. Keurig

Prefer to brew your coffee at home? If so, Keurig is your buddy. In honor of National Coffee Day, Keurig will offer 15% off most boxes of pods and 20% off recyclable K-cup pods starting Sept. 29. Just use code GREENSAVINGS at checkout.

The deal goes through Oct. 2, so you have the whole weekend to choose your favorites.

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. You can go right online and pick it up to make at home (a shrewd Penny Hoarder move!).

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. Atlas Coffee Club

Sometimes one cup just isn’t enough. If you like experimenting with coffees from around the world, it may be time to try a coffee of the month club.

This Friday, Atlas Coffee Club is offering a free bag of coffee valued at $14 to new subscribers. Use promo code AtlasCoffeeDay17 at checkout.

Not big into java, but know someone who is? Treat them throughout the year by signing them up for Atlas Coffee Club this Friday and get $14 off of your gift subscription with the same promo code.

Sorry, No Free Starbucks, but….

This pricy chain won’t offer free drinks this Friday, but if you can spring for a cup, it will offer a little bit of education.

Starbucks will use National Coffee Day to teach its customers about the importance of sustainably sourced coffee. It may not be the freebie you want, but you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the cup of joe in your hand. Plus, you’ll learn how to continue to help countries that rely on coffee growing for their economies.

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 contributed to this post.

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