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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 a writer and recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English. Formerly, she was an associate editor at Her Campus, where she covered Gen Z pop culture, beauty and style trends, and everything in between. When she's not writing or editing, Zoë can be found reading, sipping coffee, and exploring new places in California.