National Coffee Day 2021: Freebies from Starbucks, Dunkin’, Peet’s and more

If you could use a free cup of coffee, we hear you, and so will many of those who serve coffee on National Coffee Day.

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According to the National Coffee Association, “more Americans (nearly 60%) choose coffee each day than any other beverage, including tap water, according to the Spring 2021 National Coffee Data Trends (NCDT) survey conducted by Dig Research.”

On Wednesday, restaurants and coffee houses will be offering deals and freebies to these folks.

Below is a list of some of the deals available.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go.)

7-Eleven: If you are a member of the 7Rewards program, you get a free coffee with the purchase of a baked good on Wednesday.

Au Bon Pain: On Wednesday, Au Bon Pain is offering its “three-day pay-it forward celebration.” Hot and iced brewed drip coffees are $1.

Barnes & Noble: Buy an item from the bake case and get a free hot or iced tall coffee on Wednesday.

Biggby Coffee: You can get a free 20-ounce hot coffee Wednesday.

Circle K: Text FREE to 31310 for a free cup of coffee on Wednesday.

Dunkin’s: If you are a member of the DD Perks program, you will get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase on Wednesday.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Order ahead in the app and you can get a free hot or iced coffee with your order.

Love’s Travel Stops: Get any size coffee or hot beverage for $1 on Wednesday with the Love’s Connect app. The dollar will go to Love’s annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

Panera: Parents and caregivers are the ones getting free coffee at Panera. When you place an order, tell the cashier that you are a parent or a caregiver and your coffee will be free.

Peet’s: Through Wednesday, Peet’s is offering 25% off coffee beans, K-Cup pods and espresso capsules in addition to a chance to win its first-ever Black Card worth $2,000. Two lucky customers will win the gift card. You can enter on Peet’s Instagram, Facebook or at

Pilot Flying J: If you have the chains rewards app, you get any size dispensed hot, iced, or cold brew Pilot coffee free on Wednesday.

PJ’s Coffee: Use the offer code COFFEE on the chain’s app and get a free 12-ounce hot coffee or cold brew Wednesday.

QuickChek: If you are a rewards member, you can get a free 20-ounce hot or iced coffee on Wednesday.

Scooter’s Coffee: Show a coupon from Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or just ask in the store and you can get a free small coffee on Wednesday.

Sheetz: If you are a rewards member, you can get one free coffee on Wednesday. No purchase is necessary.

Starbucks: Starbucks is celebrating its 50th anniversary Wednesday and is offering customers a free cup of coffee if they bring in a clean, empty, reusable cup, up to 20 ounces. You will get a free cup of Pike Place Roast brewed coffee at participating locations. You must go inside to get the coffee — drive-thru or advance ordering is not eligible for this offer.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Make a food or beverage purchase of at least $2 and you can get a free regular coffee Wednesday.

Tim Hortons: Through Oct. 26, you can get any size hot or iced coffee for 99 cents when ordering on the Tim Hortons app or online.

Wawa: Wawa is offering free coffee all day Wednesday, and free coffee to teachers and school administrators on Wednesday and Thursday. It is part of the chain’s “Cheers to Classroom” initiative.

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