Free Donut Day
You can get a free donut from Krispy Kreme on Friday in honor of National Donut Day 2016. Pictured above: Glazed donuts are held outside a Krispy Kreme location in Miami, May 9, 2016. Getty Images

Donuts or doughnuts, however you refer to the tasty treats, you should know they have their own national celebration Friday. National Donut Day pays tribute to the warm, doughy concoctions and businesses have taken notice. Find out where to get your freebies and deals.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Don’t forget to get grab a donut with your coffee. Customers who purchase a beverage will automatically receive a free classic donut. No coupon is required. Dunkin’ Donuts National Donut Day geofilter on Snapchat will also be available and will offer original donut sayings and designs.

Krispy Kreme

You don’t have to make a purchase to get a freebie from Krispy Kreme. Customers who visit any participating location will get a free donut of any kind. Check out all of Krispy Kreme’s variations before you pay a visit here.

Doughnut Planet NYC

Make sure you don’t hit the snooze button! Doughnut Plant NYC is gearing up for National Donut Day by making Carnival Sprinkle Mini Cake Doughnuts. These sweet treats will be given out free of charge but only while supplies last!


If you live near New York City, celebrate with Entenmann’s. The donut brand and the Salvation Army USA are throwing a party in celebration of the date from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Union Square park. Attendees will be given a free cup of coffee and a donut. Photo opportunities with Mr. Rich Frosted, Mrs. Crumb Donut and more will also be available.

Cumberland Farms

You don’t have to drink coffee to get in on Cumberland Farms’ Donut Day deal. Those who purchase a hot or iced coffee, frozen or fountain beverage will receive a free donut. This deal is only valid at new concept retail locations (find one nearest to you here) from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

LaMar’s Donuts

You’ll need this “golden ticket” coupon to get your free glazed donut (specialty donuts are not included) at LaMar’s Donuts locations. No purchase is necessary to participate in this offer. The store is also partnering with the Salvation Army, which is raising money to help feed hungry children nationwide. Donations are being accepted in all increments.

If you prefer to home brew over visiting a coffee shop, consider this a good deal. is offering $2 off all The Original Donut Shop coffee varieties items. Simply enter in the code “DONUTDAY” at checkout. This offer is valid through Tuesday.