Sweet Offers for National Doughnut Day
Make your plans now for fun donut-themed celebrations all across the USA! No matter if you spell them as donuts, doughnuts, or 🍩🍩🍩, be sure to mark your calendars for National Donut Day on the 1st Friday of June each year.
In 2023, National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
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There are a handful of well-known donut shops that are large enough to have dozens of locations across the country. These national restaurants usually join in on the celebrations by offering a free donut or bonus item on donut day. Some offers require rewards program enrollment, e-newsletter subscriptions, or downloading a rewards app.
There are also lots of great donut day promotions at local donut shops too! Check with local icons like Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland, OR), Sublime Doughnuts (Atlanta, GA), and Cafe Du Monde (New Orleans, LA) to find out how they may be celebrating the occasion each year.
What is National Donut Day?
It may not surprise you to learn that National Donut Day has a sweet origin. The event started in 1938 as a fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Chicago and as a way to honor the “Doughnut Lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines in WWI. Today, what national donut day usually means is a fun way to celebrate all things donuts!
Bakeries, grocers, and retailers often celebrate the spirit of National Donut Day by offering great specials for National Donut Day. Look for your favorite bakeries across the country to offer free donuts, special donut deals, limited-edition flavors, sweepstakes and contests, and unique free donut day offers.
When is National Donut Day?
A key piece of National Donut Day trivia is that the holiday is celebrated on the 1st Friday of June each year! Knowing that, what exactly should be expected on this sweet-sounding day?
National Donut Day offers are generally announced fairly close to the date of the event. Check back in the week and days leading up to Donut Day (in late May and early June) to learn what offers will be available. When the day arrives, enjoy the National Donut Day specials for one day only!
National Donut Day 2023 – National Offers
Feast your eyes on the great offers for National Donut Day 2023. These national and local shoppes have offered great deals for National Doughnut Day in the past and are ready to impress again this year with these very sweet deals for National Donut Day.
Take a look at these great doughnut restaurants and plan to get free donuts and treats for Doughnut Day on June 2, 2023!
- Duck Donuts: get a FREE Cinnamon Sugar Donut w/ store visit (valid on 6/2/2023)
- Dunkin’ Donuts: get a FREE donut w/ purchase of a beverage (valid on 6/2/2023)
- Krispy Kreme
- get a FREE Doughnut w/ store visit at participating stores (valid on 6/2/2023)
- get a $2 Original Glazed Dozen w/ purchase of any dozen and code BOGO2 (valid on 6/2/2023)
- LaMar’s Donuts
- get a FREE Ray’s Original Glazed donut w/ store visit on 6/2/2023
- get a FREE Donut Day T-shirt while supplies last w/ store visit on 6/2/2023
- get a FREE “Share the Love” Card (redeemable for a free donut with a hole between June 4 – June 10) w/ store visit on 6/2/2023
- Randy’s Donuts: get one FREE classic donut of your choice w/ an in-store visit from 6:00 am – 12:00 pm on 6/2/2023
- Shipley Do-Nuts: get a FREE hot, fresh, glazed do-nut w/ any purchase and code Donutday23 (while supplies last from 5:00 am – 12:00 pm on 6/2/2023)
- Smokey Bones: reward members get a FREE maple bacon glazed donut w/ dine-in purchase (valid on 6/2/2023)
- Tim Hortons: reward members get a FREE donut w/ online or app purchase of any beverage (valid on 6/2/2023)
National Donut Day 2023 – Local Offers
There are many local donut shoppes across the country that offer great National Doughnut Day deals too! Check your favorite regional and local bakeries for unique donut day deals on Friday, June 2, 2023!
- Bashas’ (AZ): get 6 FREE donuts on Fridays w/ purchase of a dozen donuts (ongoing offer)
- Daylight Donuts Raleigh (NC): get a FREE glazed donut w/ any beverage purchase on 6/2/2023
- Dip and Sip Donuts (IL): get a FREE cinnamon sugar donut w/ every 1/2 dozen donuts purchased on 6/2/2023
- Dipped Donuts (NJ): get a FREE donut w/ every purchase in-store on 6/2/2023
- DoNut Worry (AZ): get a FREE classic donut w/ any purchase (from 5:00 am until sold out on 6/2/2023)
- Pepperbox Doughnuts (NC): get a FREE glazed doughnut w/ any purchase while supplies last on 6/2/2023
- Rebel Donut (NM): get a FREE Classic Donut w/ purchase of a dozen on 6/2/2023
- Suarez Bakery (NC): get a FREE DOUGHNUT w/ store visit while supplies last on Donut Day 2023
- Top That Donuts (NJ): FREE DONUT for Kids 12 and Under on 6/2/2023
- Wicked Donuts (NV): get a FREE donut w/ every purchase from 5:30 am – 2:00 pm on 6/2/2023
National Donut Day 2023 – Contests
Have even more fun with 2023 National Donut Day contests and win fun donut-themed prizes!
- Amons Bakery (KY): enter to win free donuts for a year (in-store on 6/2/2023)
- Bashas’ (AZ): the Bashas’ 8th Annual Donut Flavor Craze contest theme is “Retro vs. Future”
- Submit your donut flavor idea by 5/13/2023 to be eligible to win the Donut Day contest on 6/2/2023
- Grand prize winners (one kid and one grown-up) will receive:
- Their donut creations featured in Bashas’ bakeries this summer and a Bashas’ 2023 Donut Ambassador title
- $500 in prizes and one dozen donuts every month for a year
- Daylight Donuts Raleigh (NC): enter to win free donuts for a year (in-store on 6/2/2023)
- Dream Job: Donut Tester sponsored by PlayStar
- Fill out the contest entry form, and answer the question:
- Why do you think you would make the perfect donut tester?
- The Donut Tester Dream Job responsibilities include:
- Receiving and tasting a range of assorted donuts from the most popular donut brands in the US, plus a couple of the most popular donuts from the winner’s state
- Taking Insta-worthy photos and crafting reviews
- Receiving a $1,000 cash prize upon completion of the task
- Plus, the chance to have your review published on the PlayStar website
- Contest ends 6/2/2023 (applicants must be 21+ and a US resident)
- Fill out the contest entry form, and answer the question:
Enjoying Donuts at Home
Doughnut Day doesn’t happen nearly often enough, but you can enjoy the excitement at home anytime with these fun treats, tools, recipes, and doughnut novelties!
How to Make Donuts
These kitchen items can help you make your own hot doughnuts, ready anytime!
Get creative with your donut flavors with these special cookbooks with donut recipes to help you master the art of the donut at home.
Enjoy some sweet fun with these doughnut-themed products for your home and on the go!
Local Donut Delivery
When you can’t wait for National Doughnut Day, consider having a favorite dozen or two delivered straight to your home from a local delivery service app. These delivery options offer a great way to enjoy local favorites without leaving home!
Check local bakers and third-party food delivery services for donut delivery options from DoorDash (order delivery from local restaurants) or InstaCart (order delivery from local grocery and drugstores).
Order Donuts by Mail
Sometimes you just want the easy option, and what could be easier than ordering doughnuts online?
Note that most offers can not be combined with any other offers and may not be available for third-party delivery orders.
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What are your favorite donuts? What are your donut day 2023 plans?