National Coffee Day :: Deals, Freebies & Favorites


National Coffee Day - Deals, Freebies & Favorites - Columbia SC Moms Blog

My last name is Starbuck. No, I’m not kidding. When I met the man who I now call my husband and he told me his name, I didn’t believe it either. I immediately wondered if I had crossed paths with some wealthy young man who had the Starbuck’s Coffee empire fortune in his future. No, it was just a really cool last name. 

That being said, we LOVE coffee. Not just because it’s the only thing that has kept us awake and functioning since becoming parents (really, we have joked about having coffee injected into our veins on those mornings where we barely slept an hour). Because we love the taste and the comfort it brings us. Mornings, afternoons, gloomy days, chilly days, sunny days … there are always reasons to have a cup of coffee.

We aren’t the only humans on the planet who are obsessed with the perfect nector from coffee beans. Apparently, according to market research – Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day. So, of course we have a holiday around it!

Welcome to one of my happiest days of the year! National Coffee Day is September 29!

Where Can You Find the Freebies and Deals?


Get any size coffee for $1 with the 7-Eleven Rewards app.

Barnes & Noble

Free tall hot or iced coffee with the purchase of any bake case item per national news outlets. Double check our local location in Forest Acres is participating before heading over.  

Circle K

Download the Circle K mobile app and you’ll receive an offer for a free hot or iced coffee in any size.

Duck Donuts

Get any size hot or iced coffee for free with a purchase.

Dunkin’ Donuts 

With any purchase, get a free medium hot or iced coffee at restaurants nationwide.

Krispy Kreme 

Everyone can get a free brewed coffee, no purchase necessary. But rewards members get an extra freebie with the free coffee – one free doughnut of their choice. Become a rewards member through the Krispy Kreme app or by visiting Both deals are valid “via pick-up and drive-thru at participating shops across the U.S.”


Not a National Coffee Day deal, but with the McDonald’s app, purchase five McCafé drinks and get one free. Download the app at

Panera Bread

Sign up for the MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription and the first month of unlimited premium hot coffee, iced coffee and hot tea is free. After the free month, pay $8.99 per month.

Pilot Flying J

All customers who have downloaded the Pilot Flying J app will get a coupon good for a free coffee — hot or cold, any size.


Get a free 16-ounce hot coffee from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..


On Tuesday, loyalty members can order a grande or larger handcrafted beverage and get a free drink offer loaded to your account. On Thursday, members can collect triple stars on orders. 

Spread the Local Coffee Love and Check out a Few of our Favorite Spots

You can follow them all on social media for their own celebrations for National Coffee Day! 

What to know more? Here is our definitive guide to great coffee in Columbia! Enjoy, mamas! 

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Brandi’ Starbuck is a recent transplant to the Columbia, SC area from Charlotte, NC where she met her husband, Bryan, and where they welcomed their first baby girl, Mackenzie. Now living in Blythewood, SC with a spirited, fun-loving 2-year-old (who looks exactly like her daddy, but acts just like mama) and expecting their second baby (a boy!) at the first of April, they are thrilled to call the Midlands home! Brandi’ juggles working full-time, outside the home, as a property manager of an apartment community in Northeast Columbia, keeping Mackenzie entertained, and occasionally enjoying a date night with her handsome hubby! Lover of shoes, social media resale shops, and all Pinterest recipe boards, she is excited (and terrified) to have two young children and can’t wait to share her journey with others in her writing. Along with their three small dogs that were their first “babies,” they are one small addition away from completing their family! You can expect to see the Starbuck family strolling along the Villages at Sandhill on the weekends, with a cliché and loved cup of Starbucks coffee in their hands, wearing matching tees purchased from a mom-owned Instagram shop.


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