Nationwide Donut Day 2021: Free donuts, reductions from Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme and … DiGiorno?

National Donut Day 2021 is on Friday, June 4, and doughnut shops like Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme will offer customers deals and freebies to celebrate one of America’s favorite confections.

Did you know that Donut Day traces its origins to World War I? According to National Today, The Salvation Army volunteers would bring Donuts to the frontlines for troops, as they were easy to prepare during the dire circumstances of the battlefield.

In 1938 “Donut Day” was established to honor the Salvation Army’s so-called “donut lassies.”

Today, we still remember Donut Day every year, and enjoy the freebies that come with it. Here’s a roundup of where you can score free donuts, deals and more on Friday.

DiGiorno: The new “pizza + donut mashup,” a.k.a., the DiGiornut, will be given away via a sweepstakes on Friday. Look for DiGiorno’s Tweet and reply with #sweepstakes for a chance to score six of these beautiful (?) bites.

Duck Donuts: Get a free cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or bare donut on Friday. Find a location »

Dunkin'

Dunkin’ is offering guests a free classic donut with any beverage purchase for National Donut Day on June 4. (Courtesy/Dunkin’)

Dunkin’: Participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide are offering guests a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage, while supplies last. Try new Dunkin’ Lemonade Refreshers and new Berry Powdered Donuts and Munchkins’ donut hole treats. Find a location »

Entenmann’s Donuts: enter for a chance to give a year’s supply of donuts and prizes to a father figure by nominating them for “EntenMAN of the Year.” Enter at EntenmanOfTheYear.com.

Glazed and Confused

Donuts with bacon topping from Glazed and Confused. The second annual Syracuse Bacon Festival in Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse, August 18, 2018. s Michael Greenlar | [email protected]Michael Greenlar | [email protected]

Glazed and Confused: Here’s a local offer for donut lovers in Syracuse, N.Y. Glazed and Confused is offering $1 Dizzy Pigs — that’s a bacon topped donut — all day on Friday. Up to six per customer.

Krispy Kreme: Get any doughnut for free Friday, no purchase necessary. Plus, if you buy a dozen donuts, you can get an additional dozen Original Glazed donuts for just $1. Find a location »

Maverik Adventure’s First Stop: Enjoy all donuts, including the new and limited-time “Pinkalicious” donut, for just $1 on Friday. Only raspberry fritters are excluded. Find a location »

Pinkbox Donuts: Get a free limited edition Pinkbox Doughnut T-shirt with your purchase of a dozen donuts. Nevada only. Find a location »

Shipley Do-Nuts: Get one free glazed “Do-Nut” with any purchase until noon on Friday. Find a location »

Smokey Bones: Customers get a free Bag O’ Donuts with any $40 purchase Friday. Find a location »

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Doughnuts from Tim Horton’s.

Tim Hortons: From Thursday to June 15, rewards members get one donut for 50 cents with any purchase over 50 cents. Find a location »

Gift ideas: Looking to send the biggest donut fan you know a gift to celebrate the occasion? Try these:

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