How to score a free cup of coffee on National Coffee Day

Save your money on this most caffeinated holiday.

Intelligentsia Coffee.
Intelligentsia Coffee. –Courtesy Intelligentsia Coffee

What’s better than a much-needed cup of coffee in the morning? Free coffee. On Saturday, make your caffeine dreams come true when a handful of local and national coffee shops, restaurants, and stores offer free or discounted coffee in honor of National Coffee Day.

7-Eleven
Buy a breakfast sandwich for $2 or more on Saturday, and you’ll receive a free cup of coffee. That’s basically a whole meal. (Various locations)

Atlas Coffee Club
This national coffee subscription service will comp your first 12-ounce bag of Premium Single Origin Coffee with any subscription. All you need is the code: AtlasCoffeeDay18. (Online)

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Barnes & Noble
Stop by any of the bookstore’s cafés on Saturday, when locations across the country will offer a free cup of tall hot or iced coffee. (Various locations)

Coppersmith
Need to grab a cup on the way to work or a morning activity? Head to this South Boston café between 8 and 11:30 a.m. for a free small hot or iced coffee. (40 W. 3rd St., South Boston)

Cumberland Farms
Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a coupon for any free hot or iced Farmhouse Blend or Bold coffee at Cumberland Farms. Not a coffee drinker? The coupon is good for a tea, cappuccino, or hot chocolate as well. (Various locations)

Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. —Courtesy Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’
You know Dunkin’ is getting in on the National Coffee Day action: Purchase one hot coffee at any participating location, and you’ll receive a free hot coffee of equal or lesser value. (Various locations)

Explorateur
Buy any pastry at Explorateur’s café on Saturday, and receive a free small cup of small hot or iced coffee. If you’d like your pastry to have a hint of java, opt for the espresso cream cinnamon bun. (186 Tremont St., Boston)

Marylou’s
Local staple Marylou’s will offer 32-cent medium hot coffees of any flavor throughout the day. Why 32 cents? The store is also celebrating its 32nd anniversary. (Various locations)

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Nespresso
At the Nespresso Boutique on Newbury Street, visitors can pop in for a free guide that will help determine their ideal coffee blend, followed up by a free commemorative box gift featuring 50 Nespresso Privé espresso capsules that reflect their blend preferences. Sign up for the experience here. (7 Newberry St., Boston)

Intelligentsia Coffee
Pay a visit to either of Boston’s Intelligentsia Coffee locations (Post Office Square or Watertown), and you’ll receive a free cold coffee or cold tea with the purchase of a 20-ounce reusable cold coffee cup. (225 Franklin St, Boston; 810 Mount Auburn St., Watertown)

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