Here’s Where You Can Get Freebies On National Coffee Day
By Cooking Panda
Coffee fanatics rejoice! Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day, which basically means you have a hall pass to drink as much of the good stuff as you want.
The history of coffee traces back centuries to ancient Ethiopian coffee forests, but no one knows exactly who started drinking the magical beans first. Legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi saw his goats get super amped and stay up all night after eating berries from a certain tree.
So, Kaldi went to the abbot of a local monastery and told his story. The abbot made a drink with the berries and found that it kept them wide awake through the night during evening prayer. Then it spread to the Arabian Peninsula and eventually became a worldwide phenomenon. And the rest is history.
Kaldi, we salute you with our mugs full of caffeinated bean juice! You are a hero.
And more importantly, here’s where you can get freebies on Sept. 29, according to USA Today:
Peet’s Coffee: Most Peet’s locations are giving away free medium drip coffee when you buy any fresh food item. The coffee franchise will also announce the top 10 finalists for an Ode to Coffee First, a video contest collaboration with Project Greenlight.
Pilot Flying J: Grab the coupon from their website and use it to get one free small cup of Pilot coffee, tea or cappuccino in the U.S. and Canada between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sept 29.
Dunkin Donuts: In honor of Dunkin’s 66th anniversary, the chain is giving out 66-cent medium cups of hot coffee. Get on that.
Krispy Kreme: At participating locations, you’ll be able to get a free small coffee and free Original Glazed doughnut.
Keurig.com: From Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, Keurig is having a ton of deals on coffee drinks. You can get 20 percent off Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup pods and 15% off other Green Mountain stuff with the code GREENSAVINGS at checkout. Go shop!
Starbucks: As far as we know, the Seattle-based chain is not giving out any freebies to customers, but they are doing something pretty neat: For each cup of Mexico Chiapas coffee sold on National Coffee Day, ‘Bux will donate free coffee trees to farmers in need.
Caribou Coffee: These guys are doing something similar and will donate a free cup of coffee to caregivers at healthcare facilities and hospitals when you buy a cup of Amy’s Blend Coffee.
Stay caffeinated, friends!