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.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, 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!
Krispy Kreme: You have to give Krispy Kreme props for its freebies (it delivers on National Doughnut Day, too). On Thursday, 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: This year Panera is starting its first-ever MyPanera week. Starting Sept. 29, My Panera members can enjoy a variety of perks and free gifts, including a free pastry, sweet treat or bagel with any purchase when you sign up.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: For National Coffee Day, Peet’s is offering a complimentary small drip coffee with any purchase in participating coffee shops on Thursday, Sept. 29. Other Peet’s offers include:
- 20-percent off beans, K-cup pods and espresso capsules at shops Sept.29–Oct. 2
- 20-percent off sitewide at peets.com Sept.29–Oct. 2
- Free delivery for orders placed through the Peet’s app Sept.29–Oct. 2
- Insider’s tip: Peet’s always provides in-store guests one free small coffee with the purchase of a pound of beans, limit one per customer
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 Thursday, Sept. 29, get a free medium hot or iced coffee — if you’re a rewards member and you make a purchase.
Starbucks: We’ve got to mention our hometown coffee giant on this list, but alas, there’s no giveaway this year that we can confirm. (Um, we parents are really good customers.) Last year, Starbucks gave out free drip coffees if you brought your own cup, and in years before that the chain had a charity drive going.
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