Category Archive: Dunkin Donuts

Where to get free doughnuts – National Doughnut Day

Happy National Doughnut Day everyone!  To some of you, this may be your first celebration, while others have been waiting an entire year for the free doughnuts today.

Well, I highly doubt anybody has really been waiting for today, but it is a nice random day that people who love doughnuts can celebrate the great tastes of doughnuts and save some money.

National Doughnut Day surprisingly wasn’t created by one of the doughnut companies to try and sell more products.  It was actually started in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War II.  The Salvation Army was the group responsible for making this day.

There are a few different doughnut locations offering different doughnut deals for this “holiday”.

Where to get free doughnuts today:

Krispy Kreme 

Krispy Kreme created an event page on Facebook to get the word out about National Doughnut Day.  Stop into any Krispy Kreme location today, June 1, and you can get any flavored doughnut for free.  There is no purchase necessary, you just have to show up and ask for your free doughnut.

Dunkin’ Donuts

You still get a free doughnut, but a purchase is necessary to get it.  Buy any Dunkin’ beverage today and you’ll get a free doughnut.  So for those of you that go in for your Dunkin’ Donuts coffee anyways, you might as well come add on your free treat too.

LaMar’s Doughnuts

This is a smaller chain of doughnut shops out of Colorado and throughout the midwest.  They have a big standing throughout the midwest.  Just like Krispy Kreme they are giving away free doughnuts with no strings attached.

Tim Horton’s

Tim Horton’s Facebook page is advertising a free doughnut for National Doughnut Day as well, kind of like Krispy Kreme.  The “big catch” is you have to like their page.  Like their Facebook page and you will get a free doughnut coupon.

Winchell’s Doughnut House is opting out of this day’s celebration for some reason.

Coupon – Dozen Dunkin’ Donuts

You can find more Dunkin Donuts discounts by clicking here.

Probably the best way to start a weekend morning would be to come home with a donzen Dunkin’ Donuts to share with your family. Put those donuts on the counter and watch everybody run to the kitchen.

You can save some cash this month by using the coupon below to save $1.00 off of a dozen doughnuts by the end of the month.  You can use this for any variety of regular donuts that you prefer.

Dozen Dunkin Donuts Coupon - September 2012

This coupon expires on September 30, 2012

Dunkin Donuts K-Cup Printable Coupon

Looking for more Dunkin Donuts coupons?  You can find more by clicking here.

I got an email offer today for Dunkin Donuts K-Cup packs.  Lots of people love Dunkin Donuts brand coffee, so this is a great way to make some at home quickly and easily.

If you own a Keurig machine, you can use these pods to make coffee.

The savings with this coupon are $1.00 on one carton of Dunkin’ K-Cup packs, of any variety.

Dunkin Donuts K-Cup Printable Coupon

Discount expires on October 28, 2012.

Dunkin’ Donuts Coupons 2012

Dunkin DonutsCoupon – Dozen Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin Donuts K-Cup Printable Coupon

Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins are both co-owned by Dunkin’ Brands.  This is why you may see a lot of locations that share both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins.  It is sort of like the dessert version of a KFC and Pizza Hut combo location.

You can usually find a great deal on doughnuts, munchkins, and coffee if you know where to look.

Dunkin’ Donuts Coupons

Ever since I was a kid, loving my Dunkin’ Donuts, I remember helping my mother pull coupons for Dunkin’ Donuts out of the weekly sales papers so we could get a dozen doughnuts for Sundays.  Now, I have to buy my own doughnuts, and have to clip and print coupons on my own.

Lots of Dunkin’ Donuts coupons are given away locally as most locations are owned by franchisors.  These coupons can usually be found in local ad circulars with coupons for various companies.  There are also a lot of nationally run deals that are available via websites like Printable Restaurant Coupons 2012 and the Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks Rewards email list.

Like the rest of this site, you can click the links at the top of this post to get the most current Dunkin’ Donuts coupons.  There will be plenty of coupons for coffee, doughnuts, munchkins, and more for me to share.

DD Perks Rewards

There is a free program offered by Dunkin’ Donuts that gets you access to lots of coupons, promotions, news, and specials.  Just by signing up you’ll be able to receive a free medium beverage and then another one for your birthday.

Contests and Promotions

Dunkin’ Donuts seems to regularly add new contests that are fun for their customers.  You can find a lot of them by following them on Twitter or by checking out the newest Dunkin’ Donuts commercials.  Over the years they have had specials like the ongoing Caught Cold campaign that gives away prizes to individuals who are “caught” carrying around an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Dunkin’ Donuts vs. Krispy Kreme

One of Dunkin’ Donuts largest competition is Krispy Kreme, although the two companies don’t necessarily compete over most regions.  Dunkin’ Donuts has a stronghold over the donut shoppers of the northeast United States while Krispy Kreme has loyal customers in the south and to the west.  The doughnut flavors and textures are so different that the regional tastes keep each company thriving while keeping the other from being able to penetrate the market.

Dunkin’ Donuts vs. Starbucks

Krispy Kreme would sound like a bigger competitor to Dunkin’ than Starbucks, because, well one is a doughnut shop while the other sells coffee.  The business model has changed a bit over the years and the popularity of coffee has risen dramatically over the years for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.  Over half or their sales now come from coffee, making Starbucks the biggest competitor financially.

Dunkin’ Donuts Products

Baked Goods

This has been the pride and joy of Dunkin’ Donuts since their inception.  The company is based on cooking up baked goods that include doughnuts, fritters, muffins, bagels, crullers, Munchkins, biscuits, pastries, cookies, brownies, Bagel Twists, etc.

Breakfast Items

There are various breakfast items now available at most Dunkin’ Donuts locations.  You can get different breakfast sandwiches and they also serve hash browns as a side or a meal if you prefer.

Sandwiches

Since people cannot eat doughnuts for meals, or at least they shouldn’t, DD has included oven toasted flatbread sandwiches and wraps to the menu.

Coffee Beverages

This actually became the money maker for Dunkin’ Donuts with more than half of their sales coming from coffee products.  The main sellers are coffee and iced coffees.  You can also order coffee in bulk, via the Box O’ Joe.  They also sell espressos, Cappuccino, Lattes, and “turbos”.

Other Beverages

If you aren’t a fan of coffee, they offer other options for drinks.  You can order hot chocolate, tea, vanilla chai, and Dunkaccinos for hot beverages.  Cold beverages include Coolattas and iced teas.

Dunkin’ Donuts Slogans

  • Only at Dunkin’ Donuts (1950–March 31, 1991)
  • The Place for Donuts and Coffee (1950–1964, secondary)
  • America’s Favorite Donut and Coffee Shoppe (1964–1967, secondary)
  • America’s Favorite Donut Shoppe (1967–1968, secondary)
  • America’s Donut Shoppe (1968–1973, secondary)
  • America’s Dunkin’ (1973–1976, secondary)
  • Always Dunkin’ (1976–1979, secondary)
  • It’s Worth the Trip (1979–1990, secondary) (1997–1999, primary)
  • You Can’t Get Better Tasting Coffee (date uncertain)
  • You’re Dunkin’ (1980–1993, secondary)
  • You’re Still Dunkin’ (1993–1997, secondary)
  • Loosen Up a Little (2000)
  • Just the Thing (2000s)
  • America Runs on Dunkin’ (since 2007)