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Every year, the first Friday in June we celebrate National Doughnut Day—though lots of people refer to it by a different name: “Free Doughnut Day. See where you can pick up a free sweet treat.
National Doughnut Day – Free Donut Days
Happy National Doughnut Day!!! Who would have thought this day even existed?
I am okay with any day that gives out freebies and here is where you can pick up some sweet treats. National Doughnut day occurs on the very first Friday of every June. This year it is on June 7th.
Another donut holiday happens in November. However, the one in June has a clearer history — and the best deals.
Enjoying Donuts is part of the fun
There are many varieties of doughnuts to choose from, too! Whether you prefer glazed or creme-filled, holes, or any number of deliciously made doughnuts, get out there and support your local bakeries. Pick up a dozen to deliver to first responders, a nursing station, or your favorite charity. After all, it’s National Doughnut Day.
Some FUN History
National Donut Day was first celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in June 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the “donut lassies” who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I.
The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, “doughboys.”
Happy National Doughnut Day Freebies
Here’s a list of where you could get free donuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day in 2020.
Cumberland Farms – Purchase any coffee or fountain drink between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday and take your pick of a free donut.
Duck Donuts – Enjoy a free Classic Duck Donut on June 1, 2018, including cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or bare. No purchase is required. Each customer will also receive a buy one, get one free donut coupon (Not Confirmed for 2019)). Find out more details.
Dunkin Donuts – Customers get a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage on Friday.
Everyone Can Enjoy Delicious Doughnuts
Entenmann’s – A total of more than 150,000 donuts will be given away in more than a dozen cities around the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Louisville, New Haven, New York City, and San Diego, plus Entenmann’s is hosting a sweepstakes, winners receive $5,000, Entenmann’s branded gear and a year supply of donuts.
Krispy Kreme – Every customer gets a choice of any free donut on Friday, June 7th, no purchase necessary. Please note that not every state is participating. Please check your local stores for participation.
Walmart – Get Free coffee samples and donuts at your local Walmart on June 7th.