Coffee is a wonderful part of being alive. It wakes us up when we're not ready for the world, and it keeps us going when we feel we don't have any energy left. And it tastes great too!
Coffee is so good that it even makes chocolate taste better. Just add a couple spoonfuls of coffee to your brownie or cake batter and you'll be in mocha heaven.
In honor of the delightful beverage, the food lords (or whoever it is that comes up with these things) have established Sept. 29 as National Coffee Day, and it has majorly caught on. You can score all kinds of discounts and freebies on coffee across the nation! Check out some of the best deals, as noted by Brand Eating and Delish:
7-Eleven: From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, you can have one free coffee per day if you sign up for 7Rewards -- which you really ought to do anyway if you frequently buy coffee from the convenience store chain.
Baskin-Robbins: Grab a small Cappuccino Blast for just $2.99.
Cinnabon: Pick up a free 12-ounce coffee. All you need to do is show up!
Dunkin' Donuts: Buy a medium or large hot coffee and you'll get a free medium one.
Krispy Kreme: From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, get a free small iced coffee or any size hot one at participating locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Lyft: Use the rideshare company in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Austin, Texas, or Philadelphia and score a free can of High Brew cold brew coffee.
McDonald's: Get $2 small McCafe drinks, which include smoothies, frappes, or shakes -- all indications suggest that this deal is ongoing, not just for National Coffee Day.
Peet's Coffee: Buy a bag of coffee beans for 25 percent off, plus score a free drip coffee or tea along with it. If you're buying the beans online, use the promo code coffeeday17 and you'll get the same discount.
Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers: Grab the coupon from Pilot Coffee's website and use it to pick up a free small hot beverage like coffee, tea or cappuccino.
Tim Horton's: From Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, download the coffee shop's free app and get any size of their Original Blend, Dark Roast, Decaf or Iced Coffee for free.