Sunday Is National Coffee Day, Which Means Free Coffee If You Know Where To Look

You may scoff at the notion of “National Coffee Day,” but it’s one of the few holidays that (A) doesn’t require you to buy a card, throw a party, or decorate, and (B) results in free coffee for people willing to seek it out.

Parade — that thing in the Sunday paper that isn’t a coupon or a comic strip — recently posted a pretty good rundown of stuff that you can get for free on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Among the more tantalizing offers:
*Caribou Coffee is offering a free small coffee to folks who print out a coupon from its Facebook page.

*Dunkin’ Donuts will give you a free small hot (10 oz.) or iced (16 oz.) coffee on Sunday, but only if you download the “Dunkin’ Mobile” app and show the person behind the counter the onscreen offer. (Note: Some stores are reportedly not requiring the app for the freebie).

*Krispy Kreme is giving customers the choice of either a free 12-oz. hot coffee or a $1 Pumpkin Spice Latte (12 oz.)

Is anyone else sick of hearing the phrase “pumpkin spice latte”?

*Starbucks is offering free tastings of its new “Ethiopia” blend, and free mugs to customers who buy a pound of Ethiopa beans.

*Tim Hortons has a buy-one-get-one coffee deal for Sunday.

There are more regional chains getting into the free/discount coffee spirit this Sunday.

*Kangaroo Express will sell you 12-oz. coffee for only $.01, but only between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon.

*Wawa is giving away free 16-oz. coffees, but customers have to register online to have a coupon sent to them first.

*Some IKEA stores — but apparently not all — are offering free coffee on Sunday (including tastings in the actual showroom part of the building) and then celebrating National Cinnamon Bun Day next Friday by giving away free coffee with purchase of a cinnamon bun.