Parenting and coffee — in the Seattle area, we know that these two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Do we really need a special holiday to celebrate the joys of caffeine? Sure, if it involves freebies and deals.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, is National Coffee Day and in its honor, some coffee shops and brands are offering cool caffeine deals that Puget Sound-area parents should particularly appreciate.
We’ve rounded up a short list of freebies and deals offered. Know of one that we missed? Let us know!
Starbucks: Our hometown coffee giant doesn’t usually go for freebies, but Starbucks is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. So grab your clean reusable cup and stop by your neighborhood Starbucks for a free drip this Wednesday, Sept. 29. That’s right. Clean yesterday’s dregs out of your cup and get a free fill up of Pike Place.
Krispy Kreme: You have to give Krispy Kreme props for its freebies (it delivers on National Doughnut Day, too). On Wednesday, Sept. 29, grab your free regular coffee, or sign up for Krispy Kreme’s rewards program and you’ll get a free doughnut to go along with that free coffee. No purchase necessary.
Panera Bread: We like this deal! Parents and caregivers can get a free coffee at Panera Bread locations. Just identify yourself as a parent or caregiver, or drive-through and point to the bright orange goldfish cracker crumbs littering your back seat.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: As usual for National Coffee Day, Peet’s is offering 25-percent off whole bean and ground coffee, K-cup pods and espresso capsules, in stores and at the website (using promo code GOODSTUFF). This deal is on now through Wednesday, Sept. 29. There’s also a contest you can enter.
Dunkin’: There aren’t any Dunkin’ Donuts shops in the Pacific Northwest (why not? The closest one is in Northern California!), but for our national readers, here’s that deal: On Wednesday, Sept. 29, get a free medium hot or iced coffee — if you’re a rewards member, and you make a purchase.
More coffee connections
Note that some coffee shops listed in the articles below may not be open at present!
- Find a new favorite kid-friendly coffee shop around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound with our guide.
- See which reader-favorite coffee shops ranked in our all-time Golden Teddy/Readers’ Choice awards.
- Freely indulge in your habit with the knowledge that coffee drinkers live longer (could this be true??)