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Where to Get Free Coffee for National Coffee Day 2012

Get your caffeine on and celebrate with a free cup of coffee.

If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you.

America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains.

Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers.  

McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast have been giving away free 12-ounce coffees all week, including Friday and Saturday, including the location on Fort Couch Road. No purchase is necessary, and coffee is available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.

Like McDonald's, Einstein Bros. Bagels locations, including the store on Route 19, have been celebrating all things coffee all week long. However, instead of free coffee, customers have been enjoying 50% off specialty coffee drinks throughout the week. On Friday, customers can get 50 percent off a vanilla hazelnut latte. On National Coffee Day—Saturday—there is a BOGO (buy one, get one free) coffee offer for a pumpkin-flavored latte.

Print this coupon if you plan to stop at the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 19. It lets you get a 10-ounce hot latte or 16-ounce iced latte for 99 cents through Sept. 30. These drinks normally start at $1.99.

It’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sept. 28. 

Krispy Kreme is offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer at participating stores on Sept. 29, with no purchase necessary. The company is also holding a contest in conjunction with their 75th anniversary. Participants will have a chance to win two free bags of coffee per month for the next year. 

What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.

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