Heads up, coffee lovers. It's time to start making plans for National Coffee Day on Sunday, Sept. 29.
Several retailers are offering free or penny cups of brew on that day. Here are the details:
*Get a free small cup at Dunkin' Donuts. It's your choice of hot coffee or iced. According to the DD Facebook page, you must redeem the freebie through the "my offers" tab on the Dunkin' mobile app.
*Kangaroo Express will be selling 12 oz. cups of its Bean Street coffee for a penny from 8 a.m. to noon. on Sept. 29.
The following day, Sept. 30, the coffee deals continue at Kangaroo Express. That's when Kangaroo will start selling its 2013 refillable coffee mugs for $6.99 plus tax. Refills are 50 cents through the end of March. Purchase one Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 and you'll get a free Jimmy Dean Sausage and Biscuit Bun at grill-ready stores.
*The coffee is free at Krispy Kreme on Sept. 29. Stop in to get a free 12 oz. cup of hot coffee at participating locations. No purchase is necessary and no coupon is required. If you'd rather have a specialty coffee drink, 12 oz. mochas, lattes and iced coffees will be $1. That includes the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte.
*Add McDonald's to your list of places to stop for a free cup of coffee. In fact, the free java will be up for grabs all week long at participating McDonald's restaurants in the Triangle and Sandhills. You'll get a free small premium Roast McCafe Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 3. No strings attached. No coupon required.
*Participating Starbucks stores will be offering free samples of its newest coffee -- from Ethiopia -- on Sunday. And if you purchase a 1-lb. bag of whole beans, you'll receive a free commemorative Ethiopia tasting cup, while supplies last. The beans will be available as a regular basis, but the Ethiopian brew will only be in select Starbucks stores through Oct. 15.
*Get a free eight-ounce bag of Hawaiian grown Union Roast coffee (an $11.95 value) with any coffee purchase from USACoffeeCompany.com on Sunday. Enter the code “COFFEE DAY” at checkout.
Know of any more coffee deals? Please let me know in the comments section and I'll add them to the list.