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National Cookie Day: Freebies And Deals (Updated for 2023)

Celebrate National Cookie Day (December 4) with free cookies. Find the best deals and freebies here.

For more, check out all of our frugal ideas.

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I joke around often saying free is my favorite price. But honestly, with the way things are right now, free food really does help stretch our budgets. And, when there’s free cookies to talk about, well, yes please.

December 4 is National Cookie Day, so cookie lovers, rejoice. Today, we can get lots of free cookies and deals on tasty treats.

​So, let your inner cookie monster out, and head out to get some delicious free cookies in honor of National Cookie Day.

But, if you’d rather not go out and instead bake cookies at home, scroll past the deals and you’ll see our favorite cookie recipes listed. Choose one of those and serve some delicious warm cookies to your family tonight (after dinner, of course).

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National Cookie Day is just one of times throughout the year when restaurants and shops celebrate with free treats and special deals.

Check out our list of the Top 20+ National Days For Freebies And Deals to make sure you don’t miss any fun days this year.

National Cookie Day: Freebies And Deals

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All of these deals are happening on December 4, unless otherwise noted.

Also, we kept this list to deals happening at national chains and restaurants. Your local cookie shops may be having their own deals toady, but adding all of those shops to this list would make it too long and overwhelming. But, if you see a national deal that we missed, let us know so we can add it.


Casey’s Rewards members can get a free cookie with the coupon in the app.

Cheryl’s Cookies

Get $20 off a purchase of $60+, $30 off a purchase of $80+, or $50 off a purchase of $150+ when you shop here and enter the promo code HNCD.

A Circle K gas station.

Circle K

​Get a coupon for a free freshly baked cookie with the coupon in the app. No purchase is required.

A Fatburger restaurant.


Get a free cookie with any purchase in-store. You an redeem this online as well. Just enter the promo code COOKIEDAY at checkout.


Get a free cookie with any purchase.

A mall location of the Great American Cookies Co.

Great American Cookies

Buy five cookies, get one free.

An Insomnia Cookies location.

Insomnia Cookies

From December 1 to 4, you can get a free classic cookie or $1 deluxe cookie in-store when you show the Insomnia Cookies app. You can also get this deal when you order in-app delivery through the app.

Also, when you buy a 12-pack of classic cookies, you can get another 12-pack free (For online and app orders only. This deal excludes your in-store purchase). 

Jimmy John’s

Get a free cookie, while supplies last.

(I can’t find any deals about if you need to make a purchase with this, but last year you needed to spend $5).

Johnny Rockets

Get a free cookie with any purchase in-store from participating Johnny Rockets. Just mention the promotion in store.

Nestle Tollhouse

Enter for a chance to win a cookie shot glass kit here. You can enter through December 8.

​If you don’t win, you can purchase a cookie shot glass mold here.

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Get a free cookie with the purchase of any entrée. For online orders, enter the promo code COOKIE at checkout.

This is for all orders, not just ones placed by Potbelly Perks members.


​Get a free 2-pack of cookies with the coupon in the QuikTrip app.

A Subway sandwich.


You can get a free footlong cookie with the purchase of a footlong sub sandwich at following locations, from 1 pm to 6 pm (local time):

  • Chicago: 604 S Wabash Ave., Suite D, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Dallas: 1222 Commerce Street, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Miami: 2795 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • New York City: 545 8 Ave., New York, NY 10018

The footlong cookies should be available nationwide starting in 2024, along with a footlong churro that I’m super excited about.

Also, if you’re a Subway MVP Rewards member, you can get a free cookie with the purchase of a six-inch or footlong sub through December 31.

Four cookies on a plate with pink paper shred behind them.

Order Cookies Online:

You can order delicious cookies online for delivery or instore pick up from the following stores:

Don’t forget to check a store’s minimum cart total to qualify for free shipping.

If you’re in the mood for cookies now, but you don’t feel like leaving the house, you can order a sweet treat online with the following delivery services:

And, you can also order cookies from your grocery store using Instacart for local delivery.

Peanut butter lovers will rejoice over these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. You'll rejoice over how easy they are.

National Cookie Day: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s National Cookie Day?

National Cookie Day is a national day, celebrated each year on December 4th, that is an excuse to indulge in some cookies.

It’s different than National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which happens annually on August 4th. That’s when Crumbl Cookies celebrates with a bonus points deal for rewards members. Crumbl doesn’t do anything for National Cookie Day.

There’s also Oatmeal Cookie Day, which is April 30, Peanut Butter Cookie Day on June 12, and Sugar Cookie Day on July 9. And, finally there’s National Homemade Cookie Day on October 1.

What day is National Cookie Exchange Day?

National Cookie Exchange Day is actually a different national holiday. That one is celebrated on December 22 and encourages you to bake for friends and family.

Four Fluffernutter Cookies on a white plate.

Cookie Recipes:

If you’d rather bake some cookies at home in celebration of National Cookie Day, we have a bunch of cookie recipes for you.

Our most popular are our Elephant Ear Cookies (Palmiers Cookies) Recipe and our Fluffernutter Cookies Recipe. Personally, my favorite are our Happy Cookies (which are rolled oat cookie bars topped with chocolate and nuts).

If you’re looking for some holiday ones, since National Cookie Day falls during the holiday season, check out our list of The Best Christmas Cookies To Gift.

Which of these National Cookie Day deals and freebies is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments.