Coffee break: Get free or discounted cups of java on National Coffee Day
Take a much-needed work break on Sept. 29 to celebrate National Coffee Day. Many stores are offering a free or discounted cup of java starting with Sheetz. The convenience store, based in Altoona, is serving up a gratis Pumpkin Pie Latte to all customers who order through the Sheetz app — valid at all locations.
Sheetz operates more than 560 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.
The Pumpkin Pie Latte is part of the company's broad premium coffee offerings which includes a full line of cappuccinos, lattes, espressos and mochas as well as four signature blends with a light to dark progression, freshly ground in every store.
The Sheetz app is available on Apple and Android devices.
Dunkin' Donuts is getting in on the act, too. It's inviting guests to share the coffee love — customers who purchase a medium, large or extra large cup of the brand's signature hot coffee will receive an additional medium-sized hot coffee for free at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts sells more than 1.9 billion cups of hot and iced coffee globally every year.
"Connecting over coffee with friends, family and colleagues is often a key part of an on-the-go day," says Tom Manchester, vice president, field marketing, Dunkin' Donuts, in a news release. "This National Coffee Day, we're celebrating this spirit of sharing by giving our guests a free medium-sized coffee when they buy a medium or larger cup, making it easy and affordable to bring the joy of coffee to their favorite people, or to perhaps keep themselves extra energized to make the most of the day."
If you choose to make your own cup, Keurig is offering 20 percent off all K-Cup pods, valid through Oct. 1. Visit the website ( keurig.com ) and enter the code "CELEBRATE," at checkout.
Varieties include light or dark, delicate or bold, brand-name or artisanal.
Krispy Kreme is offering a free any-size hot coffee or small iced-coffee through Oct. 1 at its shops, but not at grocery store or convenience locations.
McDonald's is not offering free coffee but you can get discounted java through Oct. 1 for $2, and once per week, customers can get a medium McCafe drink free with any purchase using the McDonald's app.
7-Eleven offers free coffee for 7Rewards members Friday through Monday.
AND THERE'S MORE
Others participating include: Tim Hortons when you download the app for a free hot or iced coffee through Oct. 8. Get a free 12-ounce coffee at Cinnabon and a small cup of joe or another hot beverage, including tea and cappuccino or by using a Pilot Flying J coupon to get a free cup of coffee.
AND WHAT ABOUT STARBUCKS?
For those of you wondering about Starbucks? They've opted out.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch staff writer. Reach her at 724-853-5062 or email@example.com or via Twitter @Jharrop_Trib.