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Treat Yo’self on National Donut Day With These Sweet Donut Deals

Written by Apeksha Bhateja | June 3, 2021

A day so good, there are two of them! National Donut Day is celebrated in the US on the first Friday of June (the second one comes along in November). In 2021, this holiday will fall on June 4 and like every year, donut makers will find ways to give you more bang for your buck. From free donuts to discounted donut deals, you can have your pick because Dunkin, Krispy, Duck Donuts and many others are going to indulge that sweet tooth of yours.

Below, we’ve collected the best donut deals from popular donut chains. So this National Donut Day, order a box for the fam and get it delivered from a service like DoorDash; or pick one up on your way to work (or a box for the whole office)!

The History Behind National Donut Day

Even if you don’t enjoy sugary, fried treats, you’ll still appreciate why donuts are celebrated in June. The holiday dates back to 1938 when the Salvation Army decided to honor “donut lassies" who fried donuts for the troops during World War I. The American volunteers — more than 250 women — fried donuts (seven at a time) in helmets for soldiers in France. Along with celebrating their efforts, the Salvation Army also raises money and awareness with this holiday. This year, the charity has already begun preparing for the holiday and they will be making special deliveries across the country. We’re sure you’d be able to appreciate this delicious holiday after knowing the history behind it, donut lover or not.

National Donut Day 2021 Deals You Can’t Miss

Dunkin’ Donuts

The Deal: Free classic donut on purchase of any beverage at participating stores.

What started as a donut and coffee shop in 1948 in Massachusetts, has become a global brand with 12,000 restaurants worldwide. Dunkin’ Donuts menu has gone beyond a simple donut—now the fillings know no limitations. From jelly and creme to cinnamon and blueberry, there’s a flavor for every donut lover. Plus, the extensive menu features drinks, sides, sliders, and more!

Keeping up with its tradition of celebrating National Donut Day with a bang, Dunkin’ has a lot in store. Donut lovers can get a classic donut for free when they buy any beverage at their participating stores on June 4. Plus, there’s donut merchandise on sale — limited-edition, customizable t-shirts, totes, and sweatshirts will go live on shopdunkin.com on Thursday.

Krispy Kreme

The Deal: One free donut of choice. No Purchase necessary. Valid at participating shops on Friday, June 4th.

Krispy Kreme knows a thing or two about doughnuts — they have been doing it since 1937, after all. The humble beginnings of a donut maker who sold to grocery stores are inspiring, especially now when it’s become such a successful chain. There are secrets we bet you don’t know about the brand, like its Guinness World Record for setting the tallest stack of donuts. Snack on these little nuggets here and share them the next time you get a box of dozens for family, friends, or colleagues.

On National Donut Day this year, you can get a free donut of your choice from a Krispy Kreme store without purchasing anything! Plus, you can enjoy an additional Original Glazed donut for free if you received the COVID vaccine — or enjoy an Original Glazed dozen for just $1 when you purchase any dozen donuts. It’s getting very sweet around here!

Duck Donuts

The Deal: Enjoy a cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut for free when you order in-store!

To celebrate this year’s day of pastry, Duck Donuts is offering a free cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut on June 4 when you visit participating locations.

To top it off, the donut maker has partnered with Sanderling Resort in Outer Banks (Duck, North Carolina) and curated ‘The Sweet Escape Experience’ just in time for National Donut Day. This one’s specially for all the fried snack lovers because everything about this screams donuts. The room has donut bedding and artwork, and the offer also includes dozens of donuts to munch on, donut decorating kits, donut wake up call with fresh donuts delivered, and a limited-edition coffee blend. Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your donut-inspired basket! Minimum of three-night stay required to book this; May 28-June 30.

Duck Donuts is a young brand in the business. It was launched in 2007, but it has already got a head start. The made-to-order donuts by Russell A DiGilio are sold at 222 locations along with featured donuts, sandwiches, and coffee. If you’re customizing one for yourself, you can choose coatings, toppings, and drizzles. Maple bacon, anyone?

LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee

The Deal: Get one free Ray’s Original Glazed Donut on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Once a donut maker, Ray Lamar opened his own establishment in 1960 to serve the good people of Kansas City, Missouri. Now there are 24 places to enjoy LaMar’s Donuts in five states.

The donut chain is offering their famous donut for free this year; plus, you can enter their donut sweepstake to win free donuts for a week, month, or year. They also collaborated with Charlie Hustle clothing brand and created a special-edition t-shirt. Anyone who buys this tee gets a free donut and a small coffee — 25% of proceeds are contributed to The Salvation Army Children Programs. People can also donate directly on the website. The brand is helping The Salvation Army bring these sweet treats to hospital workers and first responders.

Berkeley Donuts

The Deal: A free honey glazed donut per person on June 4, 2021.

Ever heard of potato donuts? Denver-based Berkeley Donuts opened last year inside Hops & Pie (extension to the pizzeria and bar founded by Drew and Leah Watson) with an assortment of potato donuts and donut-based breakfast sandwiches. In these New England-style donuts, potato is mixed in the dough—something that the owner loved so much on his visit to Maine in 2016 that he started making it himself.

If you’ve never tried these before, take the National Donut Day as a sign because they’re giving away a free honey glazed donut per person.

Shipley Do-Nuts

The Deal: Enjoy a free glazed do-nut with any purchase on Friday, June 4th from 5am - noon.

Shipley is a Houston favorite with over 60 varieties of these treats. The brand that came into being during the Great Depression in 1936 still cuts the do-nuts by hand and serves them warm every day in stores across the nation.

This National Donut Day, Shipley is giving its fans a free glazed do-nut with any purchase at participating stores while supplies last.

The Dough Bar

The Deal: Get 10% off your entire order, plus a free sticker three-pack using promo code ‘10NDD2021’.

The online donut delivery brand that was featured on Shark Tank is joining nationwide brands to celebrate National Donut Day. For a full week (June 1-7, 2021), they are offering a 10% discount on entire orders when you enter the code ‘10NDD2021’ at checkout.

In addition, they have a limited Nat'l Doughnut Day Retro Treats 8-pack available through June 7. This delicious pack comes with two of each "retro" flavor: Dunkaroo Rolls, Cosmic Brownie Monkey Bread, Swiss Roll Cake Doughnuts, and Nerds Rope Raised Doughnuts.

Randy’s Donuts

The Deal: Get a bag of glazed buttermilk bites for free on June 4, from 6am - 12pm.

Randy’s Donuts is a landmark in LA. It enjoys instant recognition thanks to the enormous donut decorated on the roof of the shop. In business since 1952, it has classic, deluxe, fancy, and premium selections of donuts, and among these, you’ll definitely find something you love. Matcha, Froot Loops, M&Ms, and Nutella sound so good!

This year from 6am to noon, all customers at Randy’s will get a free bag of glazed buttermilk bites on National Donut Day, the famous donut brand has announced.

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