8 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Wednesday

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Here’s a reason to rise and shine on Wednesday morning: free coffee.

Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day, and several popular chains are observing the “holiday” by handing out free cups of joe, free coffee essentials or even free coffee for the year.

In some cases, the drink is truly free, but some offers may require a food purchase or rewards membership.

Note: Before heading out, consider calling ahead to confirm that locations in your area are participating in these offers.

Biggby Coffee

Get one free 20-ounce hot brewed coffee of your choice on Sept. 29.

Locations: This coffee chain is concentrated in the Midwest, but check the Biggby Coffee website to find a location nearest you.

Circle K

Text “FREE” to “31310” to get a digital coupon you can redeem for a free cup of coffee at any participating store.

Locations: Find your nearest Circle K location by visiting their website.


If you’re a DD Perks member, run over to Dunkin’ to get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase.

Locations: Visit the Dunkin’ website to search for one near you.

Ellianos Coffee

Stop into Ellianos for a free medium hot or iced coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day.

Locations: Ellianos Coffee outlets are peppered throughout the South. Find the location nearest you.


Panera is rewarding hard-working parents and caregivers with free unlimited coffee on Wednesday. “Simply let Panera know at the cashier or drive-thru that you’re a parent or caregiver, and you’ll receive free coffee all day,” the chain says.

Locations: Visit the Panera website and enter your ZIP code to find a location.


To celebrate National Coffee Day and its 50th anniversary, Starbucks is filling up cups with Pike Place Roast brewed coffee for free. To get your free brew, you have to bring a clean, reusable cup (up to 20 ounces) inside participating stores. (This freebie is not available in the drive-thru or when ordered ahead in the Starbucks app.)

You also can have a free sample of Pike Place Roast delivered to your home. Sign up for this freebie, which is available only while supplies last, by visiting athome.starbucks.com on Wednesday.

Locations: Visit Starbucks’ website to search for one near you.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The California-based chain is giving away free regular-size brewed coffee with any food or bakery purchase.

Locations: Use The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store locator to find one near you.


More than 940 Wawa locations are giving away free coffee of any size all day long on Wednesday. Customers can come in multiple times and select from eight varieties of freshly-brewed coffee.

Locations: Stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating. Find the one nearest you.

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