National Doughnut Day is an American institution. And this year, several chains will celebrate by giving out free doughnuts this Friday, June 4.
According to the Salvation Army, “National Donut Day” was created in 1938 and dates back to 1917 — amid World War I, during which the Salvation Army’s volunteer Donut Lassies served the baked goods to soldiers on the front lines.
This year, the Salvation Army celebrates the holiday in a number of ways across the country, including handing out doughnuts to frontline workers in select cities.
And, don’t forget to check out the following doughnut shop chains, which are among those that will hand out doughnuts for free on National Doughnut Day — either with or without a purchase.
For more freebies available right now, check out “14 Things You Can Get for Free in June.”
Note: Before heading out for doughnuts, consider calling ahead to confirm that locations in your area are participating in these offers.
1. Duck Donuts
Snag a cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or bare doughnut for free in shops on Friday.
Locations: Visit Duck Donuts’ website to search for one near you.
2. Dunkin’ Donuts
Get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any drink on Friday.
Locations: Visit the Dunkin’ website to search for one near you.
3. Krispy Kreme
Select one free doughnut of your choice — any variety — with no purchase necessary on Friday. Get a second free doughnut (Original Glazed) if you’ve received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot and show a valid vaccination card.
Locations: Some participating shops are listed on Krispy Kreme’s National Doughnut Day webpage.
4. LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee
LaMar’s has also created a doughnut sweepstakes, which runs through June 5. You can enter the sweepstakes in various ways for a chance to win free doughnuts for a week, a month or even a year.
Locations: LaMar’s has shops in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
5. Shipley Do-Nuts
Get a free glazed doughnut with any purchase from 5 a.m. to noon on Friday while supplies last.
Locations: Visit Shipley’s website to search for one near you.
6. Stan’s Donuts
Make any purchase and grab one glazed cake doughnut for free on Friday.
Locations: This is a Chicago-based chain that also has locations in a few surroundings areas.
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