A good friend and the number one DomNuts fan from the USA sent the following information about National Doughnut Day in the USA for 2019. The USA is of course the centre of the doughnut universe, so it stands to reason that they get right behind this glorious annual event. It’s clear that some places treat it quite differently to doughnut sellers in Australia…

National Doughnut Day, or National Donut Day — celebrated in the United States, is on the first Friday of June of each year, succeeding the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Wikipedia

Friday, June 7, is National Donut Day. You can get free donuts at several beloved major chains, and discounted donuts at several less-beloved chains. Krispy Kreme is even planning a second free donut day, with one catch. Here’s where to get your free donuts across the country.

Free Donut, No Catch

  • Krispy Kreme: One free donut (of any kind) per customer. If KK gives out 1 million free donuts, they will announce a second free donut day later in June.
  • Walmart: One free glazed donut per customer, in the bakery section. Plus you can get $3 of free donuts with the Coupons.com rebate below.
  • Hardee’s: Reportedly there’s a coupon on their site for a free Fruit Loops mini donut June 7–9, but we can’t find it.
  • Salvation Army: Free donuts, mostly for veterans, at certain locations around the U.S.
  • Kwik Trip: Free Cake Donut, Dunker, or Glazer with the coupon in the Kwik Rewards app.
  • Martin’s Super Markets (IN/MI): One free donut per person at the bakery, if you’re in the store’s text club.
  • Factory Donuts: One free donut, and “unveiling a new donut creation.”
  • Duck Donuts: One free bare, powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar donut.
  • Donut King (FL): One free donut per customer.
  • LaMar’s Donuts: Free donut.
  • Randy’s Donuts (CA): Four free glazed donut rounds 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Also a social media sweepstakes.
  • Sugar Shack: The chain offers a different donut deal every day, and has teased a free donut deal for Friday. Updates to come.
  • Coupons.com: Up to $3 cash back via PayPal after you buy donuts at Walmart, Target, and regional grocers Kroger, Owen’s, Pay Less, QFC, Ralphs, Smith’s, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Food4less, King Soopers, JayC, Gerbes, Dillons, City Market, and Baker’s.

Discount or Free Donut With Purchase

  • Dunkin’: Free donut with a drink.
  • Cumberland Farms: Free donut with a “dispensed beverage” like coffee or soda, 5-10 a.m.
  • Honey Dew Donuts: Free donut with a medium drink.
  • Shipley Do-Nuts: Free glazed donut with any purchase.
  • Doughnut Plant: Free mini carnival sprinkles donut with any purchase.
  • Voodoo Donuts: The Homer donut (strawberry frosted) is $1.
  • Circle House Coffee: BOGO on donuts.
  • Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts: Buy six buttermilk donuts, get one free.
  • Duffy’s Sports Grill: Free Red Velvet Mini Donuts when you buy two meals.
  • Top Pot Doughnuts: Free donut if you’re wearing their $22 National Doughnut Day shirt. Also a sweepstakes for free donuts, and a limited-edition sprinkle donut to raise money for Northwest Harvest Food Banks.

Less Exciting Promos

  • Entenmann’s: Sweepstakes for $5,000 and free donuts for a year.
  • Tim Hortons: New churro donut for just one week, but you have to pay for it.
  • The Dough Bar: Limited-edition flavors and a social media sweepstakes.
  • Federal Donuts: Temporarily bringing back tres leches, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue, and pb malt. But you have to pay for it.

Also read:
National Doughnut Day in Sydney