National Doughnut Day is Friday, and many restaurants and bakeries will be celebrating by offering customers a free one.
The celebration of the doughy treat started in 1938 when the Salvation Army launched a celebration intended to honor its “Donut Lassies” – the women who served “Dough Boys” treats during World War I.
The Salvation Army will be celebrating this year by partnering with Entenmann's to deliver doughnuts to more than 8,500 veterans, according to the organization. Click here to see a full list of the "Do Good Donut Parties" by state.
Shops are sure to be busy on Friday, so have some patience as you wait for your treat. Also, not all restaurants participate in deals and giveaways. You may want to call first to make sure your local restaurant is participating. Also, many deals are “while supplies last.”
Here are some deals and freebies:
Bashas' Supermarkets: Bashas is offering six free doughnuts when you buy a dozen doughnuts Friday.
Coupons.com: The mobile app has a rebate offer at Target and Walmart on Friday. With the app, you can earn up to $3 cash back when you buy doughnuts at City Market, Kroger, Ralphs, Target, Walmart and other grocery stores. Clip the coupon in the app, scan the receipt after you check out and the money will be deposited into your PayPal account. You can get the app here www.coupons.com.
Cumberland Farms: Get a free doughnut from 5 to 10 a.m. Friday when you purchase any dispensed beverage. Get this deal at the new concept locations.
Duck Donuts: On Friday, you can get one free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut. No purchase is necessary. In-store only.
Duffy's Sports Grill: Get a free order of Red Velvet mini doughnuts with the purchase of two meals Friday.
Dunkin': Buy a beverage and you can get a free classic doughnut of your choice. The deal is good all day Friday, as long as supplies last.
Entenmann's: In addition to the company's donation of doughnuts to veterans organizations, Entenmann's is hosting a contest asking for customers' doughnut flavor ideas through June 14. The winner gets free doughnuts for a year and $5,000.
Honey Dew Donuts: Get a free s'mores doughnut at participating locations.
Krispy Kreme: Get a free doughnut (any kind) on Friday. According to the chain, they hope to give away 1 million doughnuts on Friday. Krispy Kreme said it plans to hold another free doughnut giveaway later this month if they hit that goal.
Kum & Go convenience store: Get a free doughnut at participating locations.
Kwik Trip: On Friday, members of the Kwik Rewards program can get a free cake doughnut, Dunker or Glazer. Limit one per account.
LaMar's Donuts: Get a free doughnut Friday. Buy a dozen doughnuts and get a free cup of coffee.
Publix: Get six Publix Bakery doughnuts for $2.99 through Tuesday.
RaceTrac: All Georgia locations will have doughnuts for 50 cents Friday.
Randy's Donuts: From 6 a.m. until noon on Friday get four free doughnut rounds while supplies last.
Shipley Do-Nuts: Get a free glazed doughnut with any purchase at Shipley Do-Nuts.
Stop & Shop: Get a dozen prepackaged glazed doughnuts for $3 at all locations.
Top Pot Doughnuts: Look for a doughnut-eating contest, prizes and giveaways on Friday.
: Get one free glazed doughnut at all Walmart stores Friday. Limit one per person, while supplies last in the bakery department.
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