Here's where to find cheap or free coffee on National Coffee Day Thursday

Posted at 10:53 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 10:53:27-04

What’s better than a delicious, hot cup of coffee in the morning? How ’bout a free cup of delicious, hot coffee?

Thursday is National Coffee Day, and that means you’ve got a pretty good chance of getting a free or discounted cuppa joe at your favorite local coffee house. Here are some of the places we’ve confirmed that are offering specials to celebrate all things coffee, but not all companies had announced at the time of this writing. So, by all means, give your local coffee shop a call and see what kind of specials they might be offering.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating not only National Coffee Day, but also its 66th year of being in business by offering guests a medium-sized cup of hot coffee for just 66 cents.


Starbucks isn’t giving away free coffee drinks this year. The company is instead helping to secure the future for coffee farmers in need by donating a coffee tree for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee purchased on Thursday.


Likewise, McDonald’s hasn’t made an announcement of any free or discounted coffee being available, but McDonald’s restaurants in the Philadelphia area will be donating 100 percent of Thursday’s proceeds for drip coffee sales to Covenant House Pennsylvania and Covenant House New Jersey, the region’s largest shelter specializing in serving homeless youth.

Pilot Flying J

Pilot is giving away one free small cup of coffee, small hot tea or cappuccino.


Remember, on days other than this Thursday, if you want to save money on everyday essentials like coffee, it’s a good idea to brew it yourself at home. To get even more savings on that, Thursday through Sunday, Keurig will offer 20 percent off Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup pods and 15 percent off other beverages like the Original Donut Shop and Green Mountain Coffee with the code GREENSAVINGS.