National Donut Day Freebies And Deals

National Donut Day Freebies And Deals For 2024


National Donut Day is a delightful celebration dedicated to one of America’s favorite sweet treats—the donut. It is a day filled with sugary indulgence and is eagerly anticipated by donut enthusiasts nationwide. Here’s everything you need to know about National Donut Day, including its history, the date it is celebrated, and the various deals and freebies offered by popular companies and chains.

What is National Donut Day?

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year. The day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor the “Donut Lassies,” women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. These brave women provided comfort and a taste of home to the troops, and the day was created to commemorate their efforts and to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s social service programs.

When is National Donut Day?

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June. In 2024, it falls on June 7th, marking a perfect opportunity for donut lovers to indulge in their favorite pastries.

Donut Deals, Freebies, and Promotions

National Donut Day Freebies And Deals For 2024

Many popular donut chains and bakeries across the United States offer special deals and freebies to celebrate National Donut Day. Here are some of the notable ones:

1. Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts often celebrates National Donut Day by offering a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage. This promotion includes a variety of classic donuts, such as the Boston Kreme, Glazed, and Jelly-Filled.

2. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is known for its generous National Donut Day offers. In previous years, the chain has given away one free donut of any variety to every customer, no purchase necessary. They sometimes add extra promotions, like offering a dozen of original glazed donuts for only $2.00 when you buy any dozen. 

3. Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons often joins the National Donut Day festivities by offering a free donut with any purchase made through their mobile app. This promotion usually requires downloading the app and registering, but it’s a great way to enjoy a free treat.

4. Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts has been known to offer a free cinnamon sugar donut to customers on National Donut Day. Some locations may also provide additional deals, so it’s worth checking with your local store.

5. Shipley Do-Nuts

Shipley Do-Nuts celebrates the day by giving away one free glazed donut with any purchase. This southern chain is beloved for its fresh and warm donuts, making this a deal worth taking advantage of.

6. LaMar’s Donuts

LaMar’s Donuts typically offers a free Ray’s Original Glazed donut to each customer, with no purchase necessary. Their selection of fresh and delicious donuts makes this a popular spot for National Donut Day celebrations.

7. Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut usually offers a special deal on donuts for National Donut day. This year they appear to be offering a baker’s dozen (13) of “Pink Raised Glazed Donuts” for only $10. 

8. Walmart

Even large retailers like Walmart get in on the National Donut Day action. They often give away free glazed donuts at their in-store bakeries, though availability may vary by location. Personally, we’ve given away free donuts (that we purchased at Walmart ironically) at one of our Walmart liquidation stores

9. 7-Eleven

Last year 7-Eleven stores offers a buy one, get one (BOGO) doughnut deal on National Donut Day. We hope they continue this tradition. You do need to be a rewards member to take advantage of their deals. 

10. Dapper Doughnut

Dapper Doughnut is going all out by offering six free powered sugar or cinnamon sugar donuts with any purchase all weekend long!

11. Honey Dew Donuts

According to their Instagram Reel, Honey Dew Donuts is offering a free donut with a medium drink purchase on Donut Day. 

12. Local Bakeries

Many local bakeries and smaller chains also offer special promotions on National Donut Day. These can range from free donuts with a purchase to special limited-time flavors. Check with your local bakery to see what they have planned.

National Doughnut Day

In addition to the June celebration, there is also a National Doughnut Day observed on November 5th. This day offers another opportunity for donut enthusiasts to enjoy various promotions and deals. For more details on the November celebration, you can visit the National Day Calendar.


National Donut Day is a sweet celebration that brings joy to donut lovers across the country. Whether you prefer classic glazed, filled, or frosted donuts, there’s a deal or freebie out there for you. Mark your calendar for the first Friday in June, and be sure to take advantage of the numerous National Donut Day freebies and promotions offered by your favorite donut spots. Enjoy the festivities and indulge in some delicious donuts!

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