National Donut Day — or National Doughnut Day, as some spell it — is the first Friday in June. 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.
This year National Donut Day is on Friday, June 5, 2020.
We already know about a couple national donut chains that are observing the delicious holiday by offering a FREE donut to customers.
Another way , and several local sweet shops will be rolling out 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 donut day deals:
Free Donuts for National Donut Day
Here’s a list of where you can get free donuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day 2020:
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
Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Doughnut WEEK this year. Beginning June 1, 2020, stop by Krispy Kreme to pick up your FREE doughnut (their spelling). Pro tip: You can also get a free Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut whenever their Hot-n-Ready light is on.
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 glazed donut for National Donut Day!
Support a Local Doughnut Shop!
This is a great year to celebrate National Doughnut Day by supporting a local shop with your donut dollars, whether or not they’re offering any discounts. You could celebrate by buying a dozen and bringing them to work. (Especially if you’re still working from home.)
Any excuse for buying a donut is a good one, right?
Here are some Wichita bakeries or doughnut shops we know and love. Do you have a favorite? Have we missed any?
- The Donut Whole
- Hurts Donuts
- Derby Donut
- Paradise Donuts
- Daylight Donuts
- College Hill Doughnut Co.
- Milkfloat (From-scratch desserts everyday. Oh. my. goodness.)
Did I miss one? Please let me know!
Past National Donut Day Specials or Discounts
We don’t know for sure yet whether these deals will make it back for a repeat performance, but here’s what we had for last year.
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! Dunkin Donuts 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 Glazed Strawberry Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles Chocolate Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles Vanilla Frosted with Rainbow Sprinkles Glazed Chocolate Cake Boston Kreme Jelly Old Fashioned 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 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 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. Milkfloat 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! Entenmann’s 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 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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