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Where To Get Free Coffee On Sept. 29 For National Coffee Day

The best holiday of the year is finally here! That’s right — today, Thursday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day, a day where coffee connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike can bask in the warm liquid joy that is coffee. Whether you’re a PSL fan or prefer drinking your coffee black (props to you, couldn’t be me), Gen Z truly loves their coffee, with a 2021 survey from the National Coffee Data Trends revealing that 46% of Gen Zers drink a cup a day

Want to know where you can snag a free cup of joe today? Read on for 12 places where you can score *free* coffee, no matter where you are in the U.S. 

Aroma Joe’s

Maine-based coffee chain Aroma Joe’s (which now has over 100 locations across the country!) is offering a free 16-ounce hot or iced coffee today — major slay!

Barnes & Noble Cafe

Want to read a good book with your cup of joe? Barnes & Noble Cafes across the country are offering a free tall hot or iced coffee with the purchase of a bakery item of your choice!

Bluestone Lane

Through Oct. 1, get a free cup of coffee using this link at any of Bluestone Lane’s 60 locations. Trust me, bestie. 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Southern California-based local coffee chain has their own special promo to celebrate National Coffee Day! Share a photo of your favorite coffee bevvie using @thecoffeebean and the hashtag #CoffeeBeanCoffeeCam to receive a promo code on the Coffee Bean Rewards App for a free brewed or iced coffee!

Duck Donuts

This donut and coffee chain is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee with the purchase of a donut. If you’re ordering online and picking up in-store, use code COFFEEDAY. 


America runs on Dunkin’ — and free coffee. Today, get any medium-sized hot or iced coffee for free — all you have to do is sign up for the Dunkin’ rewards program (it only takes a second, I promise).

Ellianos Coffee

Live in Alabama, Florida, or Georgia? Ellianos Coffee, a Southeast-based drive-thru coffee chain, is offering a free medium-sized hot or iced coffee today. Get in the car, bestie. 

Krispy Kreme

Go into Krispy Kreme today to get a free iced or hot coffee, no strings attached! (Oh, and Krispy Kreme Rewards members can also snag a free donut of their choice.)

La Madeline

The Dallas-based cafe chain is offering a free regular or large drip coffee. Major score!


Get a free small drip coffee with any in-store purchase! 

Verve Coffee

This California coffee chain is offering a free cup of joe all day at all its locations — run, don’t walk. 


Wendy’s is celebrating National Coffee Day all week long! From Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, get a free small coffee beverage of your choice with any purchase on the Wendy’s app. 

Zoë is an associate editor at Her Campus, where she covers Gen Z pop culture, beauty and style trends, and everything in between. She is also a recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. When she's not writing or editing, Zoë can be found reading, sipping coffee, and exploring New York City.
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