June 4th is National Donut Day for 2021. These are the largest chains offering free or discounted donuts.
Being from the South, if we are talking about doughnuts then we always start with Krispy Kreme.
These national chain is offering a free doughnut of your choice at any Krispy Kreme shop. You do not have to purchase anything for this deal
Dunkin’ is offering a free classic donut when you purchase any beverage. Since Dunkin’ is literally everywhere you shouldn’t have a problem finding this deal.
Duck Donuts is giving anyone who comes into their stores a free bare, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar doughnut. No purchase needed.
My favorite Canadian doughnut chain is offering one classic doughnut for 50 cents when you make any purchase more than 50 cents.
You have to be a rewards member to get the deal.
Get a free doughnut on June 4th and they offer several ways to enter their sweepstakes for free doughnuts for a year.
QT is my favorite gas station and my kids love the donuts there.
If you download and open up the QT app, they will have a coupon for a free donut with a hole for National Donut Day. You can use other coupons with it.
One free glazed “Do-Nut” when you make any purchase. Restricted to the hours of 5 AM to Noon.
You can hit up Stan’s anytime Friday through Sunday for a free glazed cake donut with any purchase.
Entenmann’s is famous for their doughnuts available in grocery stores.
They are doing a contest where you can nominate an “EntenMAN of the Year” for Father’s day. Five nominees will receive a year’s supply of doughnuts, and an all-expenses paid Daytona Race Trip.
Select Walmart locations will have free doughnut and coffee between 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Contact the locations near you to see if they are participating.
History of National Doughnut Day
National Doughnut Day started in 1938 by the Salvation Army.
The purpose was to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1 and as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army.
The fundraiser part was created to help those in need during the Great Depression.
The Salvation Army still participates in National Doughnut Day by hosting events and delivering donuts across the country. This year they are supplying donuts to hospital workers who have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Final Thoughts on National Donut Day
There are so many national days that many are silly, but I can always get behind grabbing a few free doughnuts.
If you know of any store that sells donuts, make sure to check with them to see if they are participating.