Get out and enjoy some FREE COFFEE on #NationalCoffeeDay, which occurs on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016. To celebrate, coffee shops and bakeries in the New York area and across the country are offering free beverages to loyal customers or a little something to support the greater good. We are going to list out all the freebies in the New York and surrounding areas, so please check back to see what we have.
- Visit Caffè Lavazza at Eataly New York on September 29, and we’ll give you a FREE espresso (or drip coffee) with any pastry purchase. All day, we’ll be brewing our favorite roasts from Lavazza, a global family-run coffee company that started as a small grocery in the heart of old Torino in 1895. It’s good to be Italian!
- Bruegger’s Bagels – Bottomless Mugs Giveaway for National Coffee Day 9/29
- Caribou Coffee – Free Medium Brewed Coffee with 1 lb Bag of Coffee Purchase thru 10/2 –
- Caribou Coffee: Also, purchase a cup of Amy’s Blend and Caribou Coffee will donate a cup of coffee to caregivers at support centers and hospitals throughout the country
- Cumberland Farms: Text the phrase FREECOFFEE to 64827 and you’ll get a mobile coupon good for a free coffee—any size you want, hot or iced—on National Coffee Day. Coffee is free every Friday in October as well at participating Cumberland Farms locations.
- Dairy Queen: Grab a small iced coffee for $1, an Ultimate Frappe for $2 or a Premium Fruit Smoothie for $2 during Happy Hour, 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. No coupon required; participating locations only.
- Dunkin’ Donuts: For National Coffee Day, DD is offering medium cups of coffee for 66¢ each, to celebrate the company being in business for 66 years.
- Krispy Kreme: Customers at participating Krispy Kreme locations not only get a free 12-ounce coffee, but a free original glazed doughnut as well on National Coffee Day.
- LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee: Customers who purchase a traveler’s coffee mug for $1.19 can get it filled now through September 29 for free.
- McDonald’s – McDonald’s will donate all McCafé coffee proceeds to Covenant House on 9/29
- Pilot Flying J Travel Centers: Use this coupon and get a small size cup of coffee, tea, or cappuccino on National Coffee Day.
- Peet’s Coffee: Get a $5 Amazon gift card when you spend at least $2 with your registered Visa card through Dec. 31.
- Starbucks: Take 5 percent off your online order through Oct. 1 with coupon code 5OFFSEPT16.
- Steak ‘n Shake: Present this coupon to receive a free regular coffee with the purchase of any regular-priced breakfast at participating locations through Oct. 23.
- Stewart’s Shops: From noon until closing time, cups of coffee in any size and any flavor are free from this convenient store chain based in upstate New York.
- Whole Foods: It isn’t completely free, but you can nab a 12-oz. cup of coffee all month long for just 25 cents for energy while you shopped.
Travelling that day?
- Love’s Travel Stops & Country Store: One dollar of every 24 oz. coffee or cappuccino sold Thursday and Friday at more than 390 Love’s locations nationwide will go to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
- Pilot Travel Centers: Get a free 16-ounce cup of coffee or cappuccino with this coupon.
How to Save Money on Coffee Year-Round
National Coffee Day offers many money-saving opportunities, but with a little savvy thinking, you can easily cut costs on your coffee spending every day.
- Enjoy a home brew. The average cup of coffee costs $2.70, according to 2015 research from Square. A 1-pound bag of coffee produces roughly 64 5-ounce cups, according to Starbucks, and costs around $12.95 on the company’s website. Assuming your $2.70 cup of java contains 12 ounces, you could get 26.6 cups of the same size beverage from your home brew and pay just $0.49 cents per cup.
- Stop ordering fancy drinks. If you thought $2.70 seemed steep for the average price of a cup of coffee, you’ll probably be shocked to learn the average chai drink costs $3.76, rising to $3.78 for a latte and $3.94 for a mocha, according to the Square survey. Ditching your pricey espresso habit and simplifying your order can save you more than $1 every time you visit your local coffee shop, so think twice before ordering.
- Bring your own cup. Many coffee shops offer discounts for bringing your own mug on Coffee Day and every day, so don’t forget yours the next time you head out for a caffeine fix. If you’re near a Starbucks, stop in and enjoy a $0.10 discount on your drink or $0.20 at any location of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
- Join a subscription service. Not only does having bags of coffee delivered to your front door save time and gas money, it can also lower the price of the beans. For example, Peet’s Coffee and Tea offers a 10 percent product discount on subscription orders, just for being a loyal customer.
- Become a loyalty member. Many coffee shops and restaurants offer discounts to regular patrons, so find a loyalty program at a location convenient for you and stick to it. For example, download the McDonald’s app and get every sixth McCafe beverage free.