7 Ways to Save at Dunkin’ Donuts

Are you among the millions who "run on Dunkin'"? If so, here's how to score free or reduced-cost drinks, doughnuts and more.

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Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 1.9 billion cups of java each year around the globe.

Of course, Dunkin’ is just as well-known for its delicious doughnuts and — my personal favorite — Munchkins.

If you are among the millions who “run on Dunkin’,” you’ll probably appreciate some tips for cutting the costs of your coffee and Boston Kreme runs. Following are six ways to trim your bill at Dunkin’ Donuts.

1. Sign up for the DD Perks rewards program

If a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your morning routine, it makes sense to sign up for the DD Perks rewards program. You earn five points for every dollar you spend. After every 200 points you earn, you get a free beverage.

In addition, you’ll score a complimentary drink on your birthday. You’ll also receive exclusive offers, rewards and bonus points throughout the year.

2. Purchase discount gift cards online

Regular Dunkin’ Donuts patrons can save cash by purchasing gift cards at sites such as Cardpool.com or Raise.com.

As of earlier this week, Cardpool was selling Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards for 10 percent off their face value. Raise was selling them for as much as 18.5 percent off.

To learn more about how these sites work, check out “How Unwanted Gift Cards Saved Me $300 Last Year.”

3. Answer surveys to earn free gift cards

If discounted gift cards are not good enough, how about free ones? Sites such as Swagbucks.com allow you to earn points for answering surveys and engaging in other activities. Pile up those points and trade them in for free Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards. Swagbucks offers DD gift cards in denominations from $3 to $50.

To learn more about Swagbucks, check out “Earn Up to $2,700 a Year Watching Videos, Answering Surveys.”

4. Use the survey code on your Dunkin’ Donuts receipt

Want to tell the folks at corporate just how much you love DD? Or perhaps you’ve had a bad experience and want to vent to the powers that be.

You can do either by completing a short survey online. Just look on your most recent receipt for a survey code and fill out the survey at TellDunkin.com. Offer your honest opinion, and you can score a free doughnut with the purchase a medium or larger beverage.

5. Put your AARP membership to work

Those who have loved doughnuts for a while can use their AARP membership to land a free doughnut at Dunkin’. Simply purchase a large or extra-large beverage, and that complimentary doughnut is yours.

Please note that the offer excludes croissant doughnuts, squares and fancies.

6. Search for coupons and other discounts

Your Sunday newspaper likely has Dunkin’ Donuts coupons that can save you cash.

If you buy from the Dunkin’ Donuts Shop online, you can save 10 percent on your next order by signing up for the shop’s newsletter.

7. Mark your calendar — and wait patiently

The next National Doughnut Day is set for Friday, June 1, 2018. This year, Dunkin’ offered customers a free classic doughnut of their choice. So, hang in there — the coming winter is sure to fly by just knowing that a free doughnut awaits you.

Do you have more tips for saving at Dunkin’ Donuts? Share them by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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