Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 29, is National Coffee Day!

Check for special deals at your favorite fill-up

Starbucks is focusing on Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. They’re offering a free taste of their house blend, and if you buy a $13.95 bag of it you’ll get a free commemorative tasting cup. Seriously? At their prices?? Knock it to half-price on the beans and throw in a logo mug and I’m in.

Krispy Kreme will pour you a free 12-oz. cup on the 29th. It’s an absolute given that you’ll buy their incomparable donuts to go with it.

Dunkin’ Donuts also offers a freebie but it’s complicated. First you have to show the National Coffee Day page on the “My Offers” tab of the chain’s mobile app for iPhone and Android. Did you even follow that?

Peet’s Coffee & Tea will give away a small Maple Latte on Sunday with the purchase of any baked good or Simply Oatmeal product.

IKEA is expanding the holiday to include National Cinnamon Bun Day on October 4. On those days you get a free cinnamon bun with the purchase of any coffee or travel mug.

That’s what I found on the national chains, but I bet your local faves are celebrating, too. Google ‘em and see.

Hey – don’t scoff at the idea of a National Coffee Day. As the Consumerist points out, it’s one of the few holidays that (A) doesn't require a greeting card, a party, or decorations, and (B) results in free coffee for people willing to seek it out.

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