6 Chains Offering Free Coffee on Tuesday

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

Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day, and chains like the following are observing the “holiday” by handing out free cups of joe.

In some cases, the drink is truly free, and in other cases, it’s free with a purchase.

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

Duck Donuts

Get a free hot or iced coffee with any purchase on Tuesday.

Locations: Visit Duck Donuts’ locations webpage.


Get a free medium coffee — iced or hot — with any purchase on Tuesday.

Locations: Visit the chain’s locations webpage.

Kolache Factory

Get a free 12-ounce cup of gourmet Katz Coffee on Tuesday with a coupon, which will be posted to the chain’s social media sites like Facebook on Tuesday.

Locations: Visit Kolache Factory’s locations webpage.

Krispy Kreme

Get a free brewed coffee on Tuesday — no purchase necessary.

Or, if you’re a member of Krispy Kreme’s rewards program, you’ll get a free brewed coffee and a free doughnut of your choice.

Locations: Visit Krispy Kreme’s website and click on “Find a Shop.”

Pilot and Flying J

If you download or open the Pilot Flying J app on Tuesday, you will find an offer for a free hot or iced coffee.

The Pilot Flying J app works for both the Pilot and the Flying J travel center chains. Both chains are operated by the same company.

Locations: Pilot and Flying J travel centers are in most states.


Starbucks Rewards members who buy a handcrafted drink (grande or larger) via the Starbucks app will automatically get a coupon for a free handcrafted drink loaded to their account. The freebie is redeemable through Oct. 6.

Locations: Visit Starbucks’ store locator.

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