Six Places to Score National Doughnut Day Deals

Take advantage of this sweet national holiday

What to Know

  • Today is National Doughnut Day.
  • National and local businesses are participating.
  • Some of the freebies have no strings attached, while others require a purchase.

It’s finally here: Friday is National Doughnut Day, a day devoted to scoring a deal on a gooey, fried, sugary dough ring.

This national holiday isn’t just about bargains. It dates back to World War 1 and honors the Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Girls,” the women who made fresh doughnuts for soldiers to boost morale. It’s celebrated the first Friday in June, according to the Salvation Army.

Whether you’re into powdered sugar or jelly filling, sink your teeth into these special offers from some of the biggest local and national names in doughnuts. 

Krispy Kreme

Get any doughnut of your desire -– for free. No purchase necessary.

The Scene

The most fun things to do and places to be in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The Family Reunion Celebrates Food and Culture

SoulCycle to Close Up to 20 Studios, Including in DC

Where: Various locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Hours: Varies by location

Duck Donuts 

Devour a free doughnut with purchase. Bring your receipt to your next visit and receive a free half dozen doughnuts with purchase of the same order.

Where: Various locations in Maryland and Virginia

Hours: Varies

Astro Doughnuts

Taste a special Cherry Pie doughnut for one day only, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Fisher House Foundation. The organization provides military families with housing while a loved one receives medical treatment.

Where: 1308 G St. NW, Washington D.C.; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia; Food truck in Ballston, Union Station and Vienna

Hours: Varies

Sugar Shack Donuts

Snag two deals at Sugar Shack. Wear your Sugar Shack T-shirt and pick out a free doughnut. Don’t have a shirt? Treat yourself to one of their confections and earn a coupon for a free doughnut to use beginning Saturday, June 3.

Where: Various locations in Virginia

Hours: Friday and Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.

202 Donuts

Treat yourself to an original glazed doughnut. For each goody bought, customers will receive one free glazed doughnut while they last.

Where: 4901B Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, Maryland

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dunkin’ Donuts 

Pick a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

Where: Various locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Hours: Varies by location

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