National Doughnut Day

Deals for National Doughnut Day – and beyond

Friday, June 2, 2017 is National Doughnut Day and there are oodles of places around the country offering free or free-with-purchase doughnuts to those in know.

There’s also at least one free doughnut deal that lasts all summer long.

Delta Air Lines and American Express are kicking off a national #DeltaAmexPerks doughnut tour today (June 2) that will bring a truck filled with doughnuts inspired by Delta Air Lines snacks such as cookies, pretzels and roasted peanuts to 9 cities across the country.

At each stop, Delta SkyMiles American Express Cardholders can flash their card and pick up a complimentary doughnut, plus one for a guest.

The scheduled dates and local doughnut-maker partners are below. For hours and more details go here.

  • Atlanta, GA – Sublime Doughnuts: June 2-3
  • New York, NY – Underwest Donuts: June 8
  • Boston, MA – Union Square Donuts: June 23-24
  • Detroit, MI – Daily Dozen: July 6-7
  • Minneapolis, MN – Glam Doll Donuts: July 14-15
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC – Rise Biscuits Donuts : July 21-22
  • Los Angeles, CA –Kettle Glazed Doughnuts: July 29-30
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Banbury Cross Donuts: August 4-5
  • Seattle, WA – Top Pot Doughnuts: August 11-12

Here are some other deals for National Doughnut Day, June 2, 2017:

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  • Participating Krispy Kreme shops around the country are offering free doughnuts (while they last) to anyone who stops by:
  • Dunkin Donuts customers can get a free classic doughnut with the purchase of a beverage;
  • Duck Donuts is offering a free doughnut with any purchase;
  • And certain Cumberland Farms stores are offering a free doughnut with beverage purchase deal as well.

If you do get a free doughnut, be sure to eat it. Otherwise it may end up like this doughnut dating back to 1890, which is in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.

I know it looks like a bagel, but it is a doughnut. Here’s the story:

“A few days before her 12th child was born in January 1890, 43-year old farmwife Sarah Faught made a batch of doughnuts for her family. Sarah died five days after childbirth. Her mourning family saved some of Sarah’s doughnuts in her memory. Sarah’s descendants passed this one–a very personal symbol of a mother’s love and of her loss–from generation to generation for 122 years, along with its story.”

 

(Photo courtesy The Henry Ford)

Airports celebrate National Doughnut Day

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The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day and it’s a good bet you’ll be able to find fee donut offers and lots of interesting donut delights at airports across the nation.

For example, many – but not all – airport branches of Dunkin’ Donuts will be participating in the chain’s offer of a free donut with any beverage purchase today.

If you’re at an airport and find a free donut offer, please let us know!!

(Free) Tidbits for travelers: doughnuts, museums, zoos & more

If you’re traveling anywhere this weekend, or just exploring your own town, here are some freebies that may come in handy.

(Photo courtesy Flickr member istolethetv)

Friday, June 4th is National Doughnut Day! The Salvation Army created this sweet holiday back in 1938 as a fundraising event, but the day is now celebrated with free doughnuts.  Krispy Kreme stores throughout the country are giving out free doughnuts (one per customer) and you’ll get a free donut if you buy a coffee drink at most Dunkin Donut stores.  Many local, independent donut shops will also be honoring the day with free donuts, so if you’re in a new town, map out a donut tour and explore.

This weekend is the first full weekend of the month and that means you can get free admission at more than 100 museums around the country if you have a Bank of America debit, credit or ATM-card.

Check the Museums on Us list to see if there’s a museum, zoo, or other local attraction near you participating in the program..  One of my favorites on the list is the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which currently has a great exhibition titled Headgear, which is all about the natural history of horns and antlers.

(Photo by Andrew Shaper, courtesy Harvard Museum of Natural History)

Also this weekend more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will also open their gates for free.

And from now through Labor Day, more than 750 museums (the list just keeps on growing) around the country are offering free admission to active duty military families through the National Endowment for the Art’s Blue Star Museums program.