Free Donut Day Friday!

Today is National Donut Day, a holiday started by the Salvation Army way back in 1938 during the Great Depression to raise funds.

(BTW: It’s every year on the first Friday of June if you want to set up an annual reminder in your phone’s calendar!)

Why the Salvation Army and Why Donuts?

During World War I female volunteers for the Salvation Army, called “Donut Lassies,” made donuts to feed American soldiers (who were nicknamed “doughboys” as they returned from war).

Today, companies like Entemann’s continue to celebrate and fundraise for the Salvation army on National Donut Day by donating $1 for every person who likes their Facebook page (up to $30,000)! Like them on Facebook for a chance to win free donuts for a year!

While those are all tasty nuggets of donut history, real donuts are yummier! (Especially the FREE kind!) So I’ve rounded up a list of places offering free donuts in celebration of this delicious holiday!

Here’s where to get your free donuts!:

Send a free “Happy National Donut Day” eCard from punchbowl!

Get a free donut of your choice with purchase of any beverage at participating US Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, while supplies last on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Free donut of any variety, no purchase necessary, at participating US and Canada Krispy Kreme locations on Friday June 7, 2013.

Offering one free donut to each guest on Friday, June 7, 2013. No purchase necessary.

Free Donut with any Purchase on Friday, June 7, 2013. Like their Facebook page to print off coupon.

Stop in between 5:00 am and Noon on Friday, June 7, 2013 for one free glazed donut! (Participating locations.)

Receive a free donut between 7:00 am – 9:00 am on Friday June 7, 2013. Limit one per customer. At Roo Bakery locations only.

Update 6/7/13:

Thanks to FatWallet member, remick, here are four more Free Donut offers for you to enjoy!

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