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These National Coffee Day Deals Are Too Sweet To Miss

If there are two things college students love, it’s caffeine and free stuff. Lucky for you, there is a holiday that combines both of those things: National Coffee Day. National Coffee Day takes place on Sept. 29 every year, and caffeine enjoyers around the country look forward to a chance to celebrate their favorite beverage. Many restaurants and coffee shops offer promotions and special deals for the holiday, and this year is no exception.

From your favorite coffee chains to coffee brands, there are plenty of different ways to celebrate National Coffee Day this Saturday. Some of them are shops you may frequent, like Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts, but there are also a few restaurants you may not think of when it comes to coffee. Do some exploring to maximize your caffeine intake level on Sept. 29. Here are a few restaurants and brands that are offering special deals for the holiday in 2023.

Dunkin’ Donuts
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Dunkin\’ Donuts

Dunkin’ is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee with purchase to rewards members.

Dunkin’ is also partnering with Little Words Project, a beaded bracelet company, for the holiday. Dunkin’ fans can purchase coffee-themed bracelets with the phrases “Iced Coffee,” “Eat the Donut,” “Get Sip Done,” and “Cafecito Time.” The bracelets will be available for purchase online on Sept. 29.


Potbelly is offering double points for Perks members with any purchase that includes a Cold Brew Shake on Sept. 29. Potbelly is a sandwich shop, but their cold brew shake is made with Arabica coffee and vanilla ice cream. If you need a lunchtime pick-me-up on Friday, be sure to stop by.

Shipley Do-Nuts

Shipley Do-Nuts is offering a free medium coffee with any purchase on Sept. 29. Shipley’s is a shop that originated in Houston, Texas, but now has more than 300 stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.


Keurig is offering 20% off pods all weekend long for National Coffee Day. Keurig has been lauded as one of the best at-home coffeemakers, so why not take advantage of this discount to find out for yourself?

Paris Baguette

From Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, Paris Baguette Rewards members can get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase. The bakery chain recently debuted their fall menu, which includes plenty of pumpkin-flavored treats, so if you’re in the mood for something sweet with your coffee, definitely check this deal out.

Tim Hortons

Tims Rewards members, this one’s for you: Any $3 purchase at Tim Hortons on Sept. 29 will score you a free medium hot or iced coffee. Tim Hortons is mostly known for being a Canadian mainstay, but this deal is active at participating U.S. restaurants.


If you order through the Wendy’s app between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, you can get a small coffee for just 99 cents. You’re welcome.

Enjoy spending National Coffee Day at one of these chains or at your favorite local coffee shop!

Jordyn Stapleton has been a National Lifestyle Writer for Her Campus since February 2023. She covers a variety of topics in her articles, but is most passionate about writing about mental health and social justice issues. Jordyn graduated from CU Boulder in December 2022 with Bachelor’s degrees in music and psychology with a minor in gender studies and a certificate in public health. Jordyn was involved in Her Campus during college, serving as an Editorial Assistant and later Editor-in-Chief for the CU Boulder chapter. She has also worked as a freelance stringer for the Associated Press. Jordyn is currently taking a gap year and working at a local business in Boulder, with hopes of attending graduate school in fall 2024. Jordyn enjoys reading, bullet journalling, and listening to (preferably Taylor Swift) music in her free time. If she isn’t brainstorming her next article, you can usually find her exploring coffee shops or hiking trails around Boulder with her friends.