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By Brad Tuttle
May 31, 2017
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Each year, the calendar is loaded with days devoted to giving away free stuff. But few freebie days are as eagerly anticipated as National Doughnut Day, which takes place on the first Friday of every June.

The 2017 edition is set for Friday, June 2, and there are already plenty of doughnut shops around the country that have announced they’ll be giving out free doughnuts—or, as many chains would have it, free “donuts”—many with no purchase required. As with any freebie deal, the fine print stipulates that the giveaways are happening at participating locations only.

Cumberland Farms: Purchase any coffee or fountain drink from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday and you’ll get a free doughnut. The offer is valid in remodeled Cumberland Farms locations throughout the Northeast and Florida.

Duck Donuts: Each customer gets a free doughnut with any purchase on Friday at this doughnut shop chain with dozens of locations in the eastern U.S. stretching from the Jersey Shore to North Carolina. Your National Donut Day receipt also comes with a coupon good for a half-dozen free doughnuts with the purchase of a half-dozen, valid through August 31.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Buy any beverage on Friday, June 2, and you’ll get a choice of any free doughnut at Dunkin’.

Entenmann’s: Free Entenmann’s donuts are being handed out in New York City’s Times Square on Friday, and donut fans all over can enter a sweepstakes to win free Entenmann’s donuts for a year.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts: Each customer gets a free OC Sand donut (glazed, covered in cinnamon sugar) on Friday, no purchase required.

Honey Dew Donuts: Purchase a medium-size beverage or larger on Friday and you’ll get a free Coco Loco Donut—a new flavor with almond flavored chocolate frosting, sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Each customer is welcomed to pick any style of doughnut—free of charge, no purchase required—on Friday.

LaMar’s Donuts: Print this “Golden Ticket” or show the screen on a device for a free doughnut on National Doughnut Day, no purchase required.

Sugar Shack: Locations in the Alexandria and Arlington areas of Virginia are giving out free donuts on Friday to anyone wearing a Sugar Shack T-shirt. Also, every customer who makes a purchase on Friday gets a Donuts4Good card, which awards the holder a free donut. The idea is you’re supposed to give the card to someone who has done a good deed and deserves a donut.

Tim Hortons: Buy a coffee (hot or iced) on Friday and mention National Donut Day, and you’ll get a free donut.

We’ll add more deals to this story as they’re announced.

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