7 Chains Offering Free Doughnuts on Friday

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Several chains will celebrate National Doughnut Day by giving out free doughnuts this Friday, June 5.

According to the Salvation Army, the holiday dates back a century:

“This tradition dates back to World War I, when nearly 250 Salvation Army volunteers traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, fried confectionary, clothes and supplies to troops.”

This year, the nonprofit says it will observe the holiday by delivering doughnuts and hope to workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Doughnut chains themselves also will celebrate by offering freebies to everyone on Friday, either with or without a purchase. They include the following chains.

Note: Consider calling ahead to confirm that locations in your area are participating in these offers before you head out.

And for more freebies, check out “10 Things You Can Get for Free in June.”

1. Donut Shack

Get a free surprise doughnut with the preordered purchase of a dozen doughnuts on Friday.

To preorder, place and pay for your order via the Donut Shack website and pick up your order curbside.

Location: Severna Park, Maryland

2. Duck Donuts

Registered members of this chain’s rewards program will receive one free cinnamon sugar doughnut. This offer is redeemable Friday to Sunday.

Locations: Visit Duck Donuts’ locations webpage.

3. Dunkin’

Get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any drink on Friday, while supplies last.

The Friday freebie is not available through delivery platforms. But on Saturday and Sunday, GrubHub will offer a free half-dozen doughnuts with Dunkin’ orders of $10 or more.

For more ways to earn freebies here, check out “5 Ways to Save Money at Dunkin’.”

Locations: Visit the chain’s locations page.

3. Krispy Kreme

Get your favorite doughnut for free at Krispy Kreme through Friday.

The freebie is not available for delivery, but it is available for pickup. Just add a single doughnut to your pickup order and use code NDW at checkout.

Locations: Visit the chain’s locations page.

4. LaMar’s Donuts

Everyone can “experience the famous donut for free” on Friday, LaMar’s says. Front-line workers will get two freebies:

“In addition to our annual donut giveaway for all, this National Donut Day healthcare, education and first responder professionals will receive an extra free donut as a salute to all their contributions during the coronavirus pandemic. Present evidence of employment in public service such as a business card, a name plate or badge, or a uniform at LaMar’s on June 5 to double your free donuts.”

Locations: LaMar’s has shops in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

5. Randy’s Donuts

Get a free bag of buttermilk bites on Friday — while supplies last.

Locations: Only in California

6. Shipley Do-Nuts

Get a free glazed “do-nut” with any purchase on Friday from 5 a.m. to noon, while supplies last.

Locations: All shops participating in this freebie are listed on the Shipley Do-Nuts website.

7. Stan’s Donuts

Everyone gets a free glazed cake doughnut with any purchase on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Locations: Only in Illinois.

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