National Donut Day is the best day for licking the icing or sugar off a sweet and free donut — or “doughnut,” as some spell it — but did you know the day honors the heroes of World War I and not just fried pastries? The day was named to remember the Salvation Army Lasses, who served doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines in WWI. To commemorate them and celebrate a classic treat, some of America’s favorite donut shops hand out free doughnuts on National Donut Day.
2021 National Donut Day deals
National Donut Day is the first Friday in June, making it June 4 in 2021. All of the free donut offers are valid only at participating locations, while supplies last. No purchase is necessary, unless noted otherwise. We’ll update this story through the week, so check back for the latest offers.
Duck Donuts: Customers will have something to quack about on National Donut Day at Duck Donuts. Everyone gets a FREE bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut — in-store only.
Dunkin’: Donut lovers can dunk a FREE classic donut at Dunkin’ on June 4 — with the purchase of any beverage.
Krispy Kreme: On National Donut Day, get a FREE donut of your choice at Krispy Kreme — open to all customers.
And, if you’re vaccinated, you can get a second treat at no cost — just show your Covid vaccination card and enjoy a FREE Original Glazed Donut, too. In fact, you can get the Kristy Kreme free doughnut deal for the rest of the year.
In addition, donut lovers can take advantage of a special bonus offer this year. Get an Original Glazed dozen for just $1 with any dozen purchase. There is a limit of one discounted dozen per regular dozen purchased — up to four per customer. The discount is only available in-shop.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee: Celebrate the food holiday at LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee with several sweet offers. As always, customers can enjoy a FREE glazed donut at the shop on June 4.
The donut shop is also sponsoring a sweepstakes with the chance for customers to win FREE donuts for a year, month or week through its donut sweepstakes — from May 30 to June 5.
Plus, buy a LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee’s Charlie Hustle limited-edition t-shirt and get a coupon for a FREE donut and small coffee.
And, on June 4, all LaMar’s gift cards purchased online will be 12% off for the day.
Shipley Do-nuts: Get up early to enjoy this giveaway on National Donut Day at Shipley Do-nuts. Enjoy a FREE Glazed Do-Nut with any purchase from 5 a.m. to noon.
With so many local donut shops and bakeries popping up everywhere around the country, check local shops for more possible freebies and deals on the sweet day.
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