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.

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)


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)

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

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)

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)

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)


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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