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National Donut Day: Where You Can Still Get A Free One Today


Today is National Donut Day!

It’s not too late get a free donut if you haven’t already copped one yet.


Rita Ora And Chrissy Teigen

Also, to ease your guilt check out all these other Celeb women we’ve featured on the blog eating donuts!



If they can do it  you can too!


Alicia Keys and Jimmy Fallon

Krispy Kreme

The deal: Participating locations nationwide will give you one free donut of your choice — any flavor on the menu — and there’s no requirement to buy anything. Yep, it’s that easy.

When: All day.

Dunkin’ Donuts

The deal: One free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage at participating locations in the US, while supplies last.

When: All day.

Tim Hortons

The deal: Score a free classic donut when you buy a hot or iced coffee at participating locations. You’ll also have to mention that it’s National Donut Day.

When: All day.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

LaMar’s Donuts

The deal: Bring this Golden Ticket to your local LaMar’s and they’ll treat you to one free donut; specifically, “any donut with a hole” (no specialty donuts). Whatever, a free donut is a free donut.

When: All day.

Honey Dew Donuts

The deal: This New England chain will give you one of its new Coco Loco Donuts for free, when you buy any medium size or larger beverage.

When: All day.

Duck Donuts

The deal: Get any donut for free when you buy something. You’ll also get a special receipt for a buy-one-get-one free 1/2 dozen donuts deal redeemable Monday-Wednesday through August 31.

When: All day.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

The deal: Participating locations are handing out one free OC Sand Donut per customer.

When: All day.

Stan’s Donuts

The deal: Grab a free donut with any purchase.

When: All day.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Singer Beyonce gets donuts for her birthday on the Good Morning America show in Times Square on September 8, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: Singer Beyonce gets donuts for her birthday on the Good Morning America show in Times Square on September 8, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Doughnut Plant

The deal: This New York City mini chain is offering a free Carnival Sprinkles mini cake donut with any purchase.

When: All day.

Kwik Trip

The deal: Sign up for this Wisconsin-based convenience store chain’s text message club and you can get one free Kwikery Bake Shop Cake Donut, Dunker, or Glazer.

When: All day.


The deal: Wawa Rewards members can get a free donut with the purchase of a coffee, according to multiple tips from readers.

When: All day.


The deal: Instead of handing out free donuts for one day, Entenmann’s is holding a sweepstakes in which you can win free donuts for a whole year, along with other prizes.



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National Donut Day: DIY Recipe & Where to Get A Free Donut Today

home made donuts

I cannot believe we’re back at National Donut Day again! It feels like we were just celebrating it moments ago! I picked up a couple of donuts for my eldest kid home from school after graduating from Middle School this week.  There are lots of donut shops giving away free donuts today.

USA Today has a list. Or…if you are adventurous and want to do it yourself, you can follow this recipe from MyHomeMadeHeaven.com.

  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 4 Tbsp sugar
  3. 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup milk or kefir
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  8. 1/2 cup tangzhong (see just below-don’t worry, it’s super easy)
  9. Oil for frying
Tangzhong (also see picture above)
  1. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup water
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water or milk (I like to use water) (You can use less water if you want the glaze thicker- maybe start with 1/3 cup instead)
  3. 4 tsp vanilla
Get the rest of the Instructions Here!