Wednesday is National Coffee Day, where you can go for the best deals

By Amanda Brennan

Get ready for National Coffee Day! Although many college students already try to make every day “National Coffee Day,” this Wednesday, Sept. 24, everyone has an excuse to try a new, fun caffeinated beverage! 

Many favorite coffee shops are offering deals to celebrate the day. 

  • Dunkin: Free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase
  • Panera: Parents and caregivers can receive unlimited free coffee throughout the day, just say you are a parent at check-out
  • 7-Eleven: One free, any size hot coffee with the purchase of a fresh-baked good 
  • Circle K: Text “FREE” to “31310″ to receive a digital coupon for a free cup of coffee 
  • Einstein Bagels: Receive a free hot or iced brewed coffee of any size with any purchase when you order in the app
  • Gloria Jean’s Coffee: customers can receive a free small hot or iced coffee with any in-store purchase.

Make sure you also visit locally-owned coffee shops on Wednesday such as Espresso Royale, Cafe Bene and Cafe Paradiso! 

According to a Reuters poll, 64% of American adults consume coffee every day. The FDA says adults can have up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day–that’s equivalent to about five cups of coffee! How many cups will you be drinking on Wednesday? Cheers to coffee!


Photo by John W. Banagan

Amanda Brennan

Digital Reporter for Good Morning Illini and UI7 News. Amanda also serves as the President for the University of Illinois chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and is a photographer with the Illini Union Marketing Department. You can find Amanda in the Marching Illini Color Guard during the football season. Go Illini!