Here’s Where You Can Get a Free Donut on National Donut Day

published Jun 4, 2024
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donuts of different shapes and sizes with various glazes and sugars arranged on a pink background.
Credit: Photo: Eric Kleinberg; Food Stylist: Kristina Vanni

If you’re anything like me and have a sweet tooth, then you’re always looking for an excuse to finish off your meal with a sweet treat. Well this Friday, not only will you have an excuse, but you’ll be able to satisfy that craving for free. 

This Friday, June 7, 2024, is National Donut Day. The holiday, celebrated on the first Friday of June, was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the “Donut Lassies” — women who served donuts (originally a European delicacy) to hungry American soldiers during World War I. Once they returned home, soldiers longed for the donuts they had overseas. Thus, they grew increasingly popular in the U.S., and Americans have been loving donuts ever since. 

Many businesses are offering deals in celebration of this sweet holiday. Here’s where you can find some donuts on National Donut Day: 


“America runs on Dunkin’” and this Friday is no exception. The chain is offering a free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage (while supplies last, of course). You can find out more here about what they’re offering during this holiday

Krispy Kreme

Pick up a free donut in store or via their drive-ins, as long as they aren’t special or limited edition flavors. You can also get a dozen of their classic glazed donuts for just $2. Read more about their offerings this year.

Duck Donuts

Celebrate the holiday with a free cinnamon sugar donut at Duck Donuts — no purchase necessary. The offer is only available in store.

Shipley Do-Nuts

Stop by for a free glazed donut with any purchase (while supplies last). If ordering online, use the code DONUTDAY24. 

Voodoo Doughnut

The donut shop, known for their innovative flavors, are offering special pink donuts to match their iconic donut boxes in honor of National Donut Day. Plus, every dozen includes 13 donuts, so you get an extra one for free!

Dapper Doughnut 

Get six free cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donuts with any purchase. Plus, if you can’t make it on Friday, Dapper Doughnuts is offering the deal all weekend long from June 7 through 9! 

LaMar’s Donuts

LaMar’s is giving away free original glazed donuts to anyone who visits their stores — no purchase necessary. To honor the history, they’re partnering with the Salvation Army, and members will be ringing their bell at stores to raise money. 

Tim Horton’s

Tims Rewards members can get a free donut with the purchase of any drink, including limited-time beverages like the Cookie Butter Cold Brew.