A BRIEF HISTORY OF DONUTRY
National Donut Day has become the new “fake holiday” of choice, especially for those who dread celebrating Valentine’s Day. And what’s even better, The Salvation Army was the proponent behind this holiday. During World War I, the Salvation Army of France served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. Feeding the hungry is still a major cause of the Salvation Army and an underlying motive behind National Donut Day. In honor of this kind act, National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday during the month of June. What does this celebration entail? Free donuts of course. We scoured the web to find you the best donut steals for this years’ celebration.
1. DUNKIN DONUTS
Every customer who purchases a coffee will recieve one free donut. But which donut should you choose? This month their featured donut is the Chips Ahoy! Donut. They also have the new Croissant Donut, which is a glazed donut that flakes in layers like a croissant. You also can’t beat the classic Glazed Donut, which is 260 calories, or the Chocolate Frosted Donut, which is 270 calories.
2. CUMBERLAND FARMS
This offer is good for Friday morning from 5:00-10:00 a.m. A good place to grab gas, a coffee, and a free donut with that coffee during your morning commute.
3. KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS
This is the best steal! You can get a free donut, with no purchase of a coffee or any of that jazz. This month their limited time donuts include, Peach Pie, Lemon Kreme Cake, and a Baseball Donut. And their Original Glazed Donut is only 190 calories.
4. TIM HORTONS
Traditionally on NDD, you can walk in like you own the place, purchase a coffee, say “Happy National Donut Day” and you will receive a free donut with your coffee. If that doesn’t work usethis coupon for a Free Chocolate Hazelnut donut filled with Nutella with your coffee. Oh, and the coupon is valid until August 30th.
Partnering with The Salvation Army, Entenmann’s will be giving away massive amounts of donuts and coffee in select cities. For New Englanders, your best bet is Boston or New York City to participate in the celebration. In Madison Square Garden they will be giving away 40,000 donuts.
6. HONEY DEW DONUTS
With the purchase of a medium coffee, they will be giving away the Mocha Madness donut. They are also running a social media contest for a $500 gift card. #EnjoyTheMadness
7. KRINGLE CANDLE
Looking for a zero-calorie way to celebrate National Donut Day? We’ve got you covered. We will be giving away a small classic jar of our Apple Cider Donut candle a ($20.95 Value) with a $30 purchase or more. Pair it with our Espresso Crema Candle and fill your home or office with all the aromas of your favorite local café. Now, who doesn’t want to start their day off to that? Visit:kringlecandle.com and get yours before they’re gone!
(Offer not valid on past purchases. One free 8.5oz Classic Apple Cider Donut per single order of $30 or more. exclusive online offer only – one day – Friday, June 5).
This Friday we hope you find your nearest donut shop and indulge! For those who are residents of MA and are looking for some more homegrown & local options here are a couple of suggestions!
Atkins Farm – Amherst, MA: Head on over to Atkins Farm this Friday and receive a free cup of coffee with your donut purchase. Oh, and did we mention their Award-Winning Apple Cider Donuts are so good that we went ahead and modeled our candle fragrance from its aroma?
Kane’s Donuts – Saugus, MA: A long time staple in the Greater Boston Area donut community. Kane’s Donuts has been making some of the best donuts around since 1955. Try their Cremé Brulée Donut (it will change your life). Stop by Kane’s this Friday for their Donut Day “Super Dozen” Special, 15 donuts for the price of 12.