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.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, 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 in the comments!
Krispy Kreme: You have to give Krispy Kreme props for its freebies (it delivers on National Doughnut Day, too). On Tuesday, Sept. 29, rewards customers can get one free brewed coffee and one free doughnut, no purchase necessary, though it looks like you do have to sign up for the rewards program this year.
Starbucks: Our hometown coffee giant doesn't typically go for freebies, but Starbucks Rewards members can bank a future free coffee with the company's (rather detailed) National Coffee Day deal this year. Here's what you have to do: Be a Starbucks Rewards member, order a grande-size or larger espresso drink on Tuesday, Sept. 29, by using the order and pay ahead feature in the Starbucks app. Then you'll get a future free drink loaded to your account.
Godiva Chocolate: At Godiva's cafes, get a free coffee Tuesday, Sept. 29, with a purchase. There are Godiva cafes locally in Bellevue and Marysville. Customers can also buy Godiva's signature blend coffee beans at a discount today, in-store and online.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Peet's is offering 25 percent off whole bean and ground coffee in stores and at the website (using promo code COFFEEDAY20). This deal is available Sunday–Tuesday, Sept. 27–29.
Panera Bread: We're not entirely sure this deal is for National Coffee Day, but if you're a Panera regular and an enthusiastic coffee consumer, this deal seems pretty good. Sign up for the MyPanera + Coffee subscription that includes unlimited coffee — the first month is free! After that, it's $8.99 a month.
Dunkin' Donuts: 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 Tuesday, Sept. 29, get a free medium hot or iced coffee with a purchase.
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Note that some coffee shops listed in the articles below may not be open at present!