Jan. 15, 2022, is National Bagel Day — the official “hole-y” day to honor, celebrate and enjoy the iconic bagel.
The humble bagel, once known as “obwarzanek”, is believed to have originated as a ring of bread in Poland, during the 14th century. The bagel began to trend in the U.S. in the ’70s and today is a well-known and popular breakfast grab-and-go snack.
It’s estimated that more than 200 million Americans consume a bagel annually. However, the most popular bagel is up for debate, depending on what region of the country and what time of day it’s being consumed. The flavors often ranking near the top are plain, cinnamon raisin, sesame and everything.
How can you celebrate the “hole-iest day” of the year? Usually, we’d tell you to take advantage of FREE bagels on National Bagel Day, but so far, no national freebies or deals have been announced for that day. However, Einstein Bros. Bagels recently added its Take & Toast Bagels to Walmart shelves in more than 3,500 locations nationwide, so if you don’t have a freestanding bagel shop in your city, you might be able to score an Einstein Bros. bagel at Walmart to toast at home. And, we’ve found some free bagel offers if you sign up for the loyalty programs below.
You can also check with your local bagel shop to see if it’s offering any freebies or deals.
Every year, we publish the best offers around the country, so keep checking back in case deals are announced.
Here’s where you could score a FREE bagel in 2022 on National Bagel Day:
Bruegger’s Bagels: The bagel shop may not be offering any giveaways on National Bagel Day. However, you can still score a FREE bagel with cream cheese (with additional purchase) just by joining its Bruegger’s Bagels Inner Circle. The club makes you a bagel insider to the latest special offers and exclusive news from Bruegger’s Bagels.
Bruegger’s Bagels has 199 shops in 22 states.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: The bagel shop may not be offering any giveaways on National Bagel Day. However, you can still enjoy a FREE bagel with cream cheese (with additional purchase) by joining its Shmear Society Rewards. Members get the first look at the newest & best offers from Einstein Bros. Bagels.
Einstein Bros. Bagels has more than 700 locations nationwide.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee: Donuts are the same shape and size as bagels, so it’s fitting for LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee to join the festivities on National Bagel Day. Customers get a FREE Ray’s Original Glazed donut on Jan. 15 — no purchase necessary. (Did you know the donut has 110 fewer calories than an average bagel and cream cheese?) Specialty donuts are not included in the offer. However, they can be substituted for an additional upcharge.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee has 25 shops in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
Noah’s NY Bagels: The bagel shop may not be offering any giveaways on National Bagel Day. However, you can still get a FREE bagel with cream cheese (with additional purchase) by joining its Noah’s Rewards. Members get the first look at the newest & best offers from Einstein Bros. Bagels.
Noah’s NY Bagels has 56 shops in California.
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