June 2, 2023 is National Doughnut Day. Celebrate with these National Doughnut Day Freebies, Deals and Recipes.
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National Doughnut Day is an annual event that always occurs the first Friday in June, and we always celebrate it with this list of National Doughnut Day freebies, deals, and recipes.
There are a few fun offers to celebrate National Doughnut Day, plus some recipes to make homemade doughnuts too. If you know of any others, be sure to let us know in the comments.
This list is mostly filled with special offers at national chains (or very wide regional chains) only. Your local donut shops might be offering some sweet deals to celebrate, but this list would just be too long if we included them.
National Doughnut Day is just one of the fun National Days that restaurants and shops celebrate annually.
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 Doughnut Day Freebies, Deals, And Recipes
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All deals are happening on Friday, June 2 unless otherwise noted.
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National Doughnut Day Freebies
Get a free cinnamon sugar doughnut when you visit Duck Donuts, in-shop only. There’s no purchase necessary to get the freebie.
Get a free glazed doughnut, while supplies last.
Get a free doughnut with any coffee purchase, while supplies last.
Get a free doughnut of your choice. Any doughnut, all day. No purchase necessary.
This is valid for in-store customers only (not valid on online orders).
Get a free original glazed donut all day long. No purchase necessary.
National Doughnut Day Deals
Get a free classic donut of your choice with any beverage purchase (excluding espresso shots). The purchase of a beverage and donut must be in the same transaction.
Classic donuts include Boston Kreme, Glazed, Jelly Filled, Apple N’ Spice, French Cruller, and more.
Four count cinnamon roll doughnut packs are on sale for $2.99 with your MVP card. Through June 6.
Tastykake doughnut packages are on sale for $2.19. Plus get $.45 back with Ibotta. Through June 6.
Get $.45 back when you buy Tastykake products. You must be signed up for Ibotta (join for free here) to get the rebate.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Get a dozen original glazed doughnuts for $2 when you buy any dozen doughnuts. If you’re ordering online via the Krispy Kreme website, use the code BOGO2 at checkout.
Get a free glazed do-nut with any purchase, while supplies last. This is valid in stores or online. If you’re ordering online, use the promo code Donutday23 at checkout.
Get a free glazed cake donut with any purchase.
Stan’s is also offering a trio of deals Friday through Sunday, including: get an Original Stanwich with any purchase on June 3 (for mobile app users only); get a free small lemonade with hot honey cream with any purchase on June 4 (for mobile app users only).
Get a free doughnut with any purchase.
Tims Rewards members can get a free donut when you buy a donut. This is valid in the mobile app or on online orders at participating US restaurants only. Not valid in Canada.
National Doughnut Day Sweepstakes
Purchase any doughnut and you’ll be entered for a chance to win free doughnuts for a year (one dozen doughnuts a month for a year).
Plus, a purchase of a Red Bull Spritzer or Red Bull Smoothie enters you for a chance to win a four-pack of movie tickets (1 prize per store), four Wild Wave Tickets (1 prize company wide) or a $200 Anthony’s Restaurant gift card (1 prize company wide).
Quick note: Legendary Doughnuts is a Pacific Northwest chain, which I got to check out when I was in Issaquah, Washington. It’s really good.
National Doughnut Day Recipes
Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your day. But who needs a classic breakfast sandwich on National Doughnut Day? Not you.
Instead, make our Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich. This breakfast sandwich uses a glazed doughnut, cut in half, instead of sandwich bread.
Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts
This is a little less of a recipe and more of a Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts tutorial. But it still fits in this category.
You can start with a dozen store-bought doughnuts, or you can make your own homemade doughnuts for decorating. Honestly, the decorating takes a pretty long time, so it would end up being an all day project to bake the doughnuts, let them cool, then decorate them like Grumpy Bear.
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes
Very often, I play in the kitchen then take half of my sweet treat to my parents’ house.
One of those treats that I perfected, and shared with my parents, was Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes. They’re so delicious and so easy to make.
Just like the Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts above, this is a tutorial, not a recipe. These Vampire Donuts are made from store-bought doughnuts and decorated to look like vampires.
This is definitely more of a Halloween idea rather than National Doughnut Day, but you can really make them whenever you want.
Christmas Donut Hole Tree (aka Donut Croquembouche)
This tutorial makes a lot more sense for Christmas, but if you just skip the star on top, it’s perfect for National Doughnut Day.
Pick up donut holes at your local doughnut shop, stick them with toothpicks, and affix them to a Styrofoam cone. Continue until you’ve filled the entire cone. It’s that simple.
Homemade Banana Doughnuts
Homemade doughnuts are really easy to make, as long as you have a doughnut pan and a recipe.
This post calls them wedding favors, but honestly, you can make them for any occasion — like National Doughnut Day — or, really, for no reason at all.
National Doughnut Day: Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. National Donut Day, in the United States, is always the first Friday of June.
National Donut Day originally began as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in 1938. It was in honor of the Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers serving in World War I.
There’s another National Donut Day on November 5, but it isn’t celebrated with special deals like the June version of the holiday is celebrated.
Which of these National Doughnut Day Freebies, Deals, And Recipes has you most excited to celebrate? Tell us in the comment section below.