National Donut Day —or National Doughnut Day, as some spell it — is the first Friday in June, making it June 7 this year. According to a press release from LaMars, the observance was started in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army in honor of the women who brought donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in World War I.
At least three national donut chains are observing the delicious holiday by offering a FREE donut to customers, and several local sweet shops have special recipes and/or discounts!
All of the offers are valid at participating locations, while supplies last. No purchase necessary, unless noted. Here’s a round-up of the this year’s “hole-y” deals:
Free Donuts for National Donut Day
LaMar’s Donuts is partnering with the Salvation Army this year to make sure kids get fed during the summer months, and that you get a FREE donut (any variety with a hole in it) when you give.
Krispy Kreme National Doughnut Day
Krispy Kreme is giving away one FREE doughnut (their spelling) of your choice on June 7. No purchase necessary. And to sweeten the deal, if they give away 1 million free doughnuts on National Donut Day, they’ll give away its newest doughnut that will be unveiled later in June! Pro tip: You can also get a free Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut whenever their Hot-n-Ready light is on.
National Donut Day free donut at Walmart
Now Walmart is in on the National Donut Day deals! On Friday, June 7, go to the bakery section of any Walmart Supercenter or participating Neighborhood Market to get a FREE glazed donut (limit one per person, while supplies last). That’s a doughnut for zero dough!
Leekers Free Donut at the Bakery
Make a stop by the bakery when you’re doing your shopping at Leeker’s this Friday. They’ll give you a FREE donut for National Donut Day!
Free with beverage purchaseAt Dunkin Donuts, you could buy a beverage on June 7 and get a free classic donut. Here are some examples of Dunkin’s classic donuts:
- Vanilla Cake Batter
- Strawberry Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles
- Chocolate Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles
- Vanilla Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles
- Glazed Chocolate Cake
- Boston Kreme
- Old Fashioned
National Donut Day Specials or Discounts
Sugar Shak Daylight Donuts
This sweet local shop on North Tyler Road in west Wichita will have a good deal on National Donut Day. Be sure to get there early to pick up your dozen glazed donuts for only $6.99! There’s a limit of 4 dozen per person, and this deal can’t be combined with any coupons you might find in the Wichita Plus coupon magazine! (That was a hint, in case you want donuts on some day other than National Donut Day! 🙂 ) Sugar Shak Daylight Donuts is located at 2121 N Tyler Rd #113, Wichita, Kansas 67212 and they’re only open from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is one of the favorite donut shops in town!!
The Dapper Doughnut
This dapper little doughnut shop in Union Station is celebrating National Donut Day with free samples of its cinnamon and sugar donuts along with half-price 12-packs all day. You can also enter a drawing for a FREE big box – which is 54 pieces of yumminess. See the offer on Facebook here.
Donut Whole National Donut Day Deal
If you have your Riverfest button, you can get 15% off your order all day at both Donut Whole locations in Wichita. If you have a big order, make sure you let them have plenty of advance notice, and you’ll have to pay in advance too. (But to get the discount, stop in at the store to show them your Riverfest button.)
Hurts Donuts is celebrating National Donut Day by giving back. On Friday, June 7, they’ll donate 10% of all sales to Kansas Honor Flight. Kansas Honor Flight helps veterans get to Washington DC – at no cost to them – to see their memorials.
Derby Donut is sharing fun donut facts on its Facebook page leading up to National Donut Day on June 7. They’re also doing a drawing for a FREE dozen when you like and share this Facebook post.
One of our favorite places to get dessert also serves donuts! And they’re preparing special made-from-scratch filled donuts on Friday: Guava Bavarian and Raspberry Mascarpone. Yum!
Miscellaneous Donut Day Deals
Entenmann’s is holding its second Chief Donut Officer contest. The prize is a sweet $5000 and a year’s supply of donuts.
Quik Trip Natl. Donut Day Deal
Local Wichita Donut Shops
Of course, with so many donut shops popping up everywhere, check your local donut shop for more possible freebies or discounts. Or you could celebrate National Doughnut Day by buying a dozen and bringing them to work. Any excuse for buying a donut is a good one, right?
Some of Wichita’s donut shops include:
- The Donut Whole (They have gluten free on certain days.)
- Hurts Donuts (actually a small regional chain with big personality)
- Derby Donut (Derby residents are zealous about their hometown donut shop.)
- Paradise Donuts
- Daylight Donuts (One of our readers’ favorites.)
- College Hill Doughnut Co.
- Milkfloat (From-scratch desserts everyday. Oh. my. goodness.)
- Did I miss one? Please let me know!
However you spell it, National Donut/Doughnut Day seems like a good reason to give away free donuts, or at least eat one! You won’t hear any argument from me. 😉
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