If you buy a full-price coffee today, you're doing it wrong. 

By Caitlin Petreycik
September 24, 2018
Miner Creative

While every day is National Coffee Day (in our hearts), on Saturday, September 29, some of the country's biggest coffee chains are validating our collective caffeine addiction with a slew of special deals. Since drinking a free (or practically free) cup of coffee isn't exactly the worst thing that could happen to you on a random weekend, we've rounded up the holiday's best promotions, from buy-one-get-one-free offers, to complimentary custom blends and limited-edition coffee-glazed doughnuts (bless you, Krispy Kreme). 

Here's everything you need to know to map out your perfect coffee crawl. 

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble cafes will be offering a free cup of tall, hot or iced coffee on National Coffee Day, Saturday, September 29. 

Caribou Coffee

On Saturday, September 29, the coffee chain is offering a free coffee of the day (any size) to guests who buy any food item. 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Stop by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Saturday, September 29 to pick up a free regular (16-ounce) brewed coffee (hot or iced) with the purchase of a food or bakery item at participating locations. 

Cumberland Farms 

Text the word FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon for a free Farmhouse Blend or Bold coffee (hot or cold) in any size. 

Dunkin' Donuts 

Anyone who purchases a hot coffee at participating Dunkin' locations this Saturday, September 29 will get a free hot coffee of equal or lesser value. 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Take 15 percent off Green Mountain Coffee Roasters K-cup pods and bagged coffee now through Saturday, September 29 with the code FAIRTRADE18 at keurig.com

Illy

Enjoy a complimentary can of coffee with the purchase of four cans using the code 5FOR4 (valid through 9 A.M. on Sunday, September 30) at illy.com

Intelligentsia

Any customer who purchases a 16-ounce (or 20-ounce, at Boston coffeebar locations) reusable cold coffee cup will get a free cold coffee or cold tea on Saturday, September 29. 

Krispy Kreme

Score a free hot or iced coffee of any size (and, if you're a Krispy Kreme rewards member, throw in a free doughnut) on National Coffee Day. Plus, starting on Monday, September 24, Krispy Kreme's classic Original Glazed doughnut will be available in a new coffee glaze. And, if that's not enough of a doughnut-coffee mashup for you, the chain will also be serving Original Glazed Coffee, which is—you guessed it—doughnut-flavored. While the coffee doughnut, like many Krispy Kreme releases, it a limited-time offer, the doughnut coffee will remain on the menu indefinitely. 

Kuju

The one-cup, portable pour-over coffee company (and Kickstarter success story) is launching a "Send a Cup on Us" program for National Coffee Day. On Saturday, September 29, head to kujucoffee.com, tell them who you’d like to send a cup to (and add a little note to the lucky recipient, if you'd like), and Kuju will package up your message with one of their Pocket PourOvers and send the cheers along in the mail.

Mountanos Family Coffe & Tea Company

Take 15 percent off all Mountanos Family Coffee & Tea Company Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee with the code FTSEPT, now through Sunday, September 30 at mfct.com

Nespresso

From September 29 through 30, the portioned coffee giant is celebrating our favorite fake holiday with the launch of Nespresso Privé—a service where a Nespresso coffee specialist matches you with one of 17 coffee blends, after measuring your likes and dislikes of different aromas and intensities. Check out the list of participating locations, and register for your Privé session, here

One Village Coffee 

Now through Saturday, September 29, take 25 percent off the Artist Blend coffee with code FAIR18 at onevillagecoffee.com

Peet's 

On Saturday, September 29, guests can enjoy 25 percent off one pound of beans and a free drip coffee or tea at participating Peet's coffeebars, as well as 25 percent off all regular, non-subscription, one pound bean purchases made peets.com using the promo code COFFEEDAY18. 

Sheetz 

Order through the Sheetz app on National Coffee Day and receive a free cold brew (any size, any flavor). 

Taylor Lane Organic Coffee 

All purchases at taylorlane.com are 15 percent off with the code JUSTONE, now through Saturday, September 29. 

Wandering Bear Coffee 

Take 20 percent off your entire order at wanderingbearcoffee.com with the code FAIRTRADEBEAR, now through Saturday, September 29. 

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