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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.  

Although National Coffee Day is Saturday, 7-Eleven is participating in the national celebration early. On Friday, Sept. 28, it's CofFREE Day at which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Many more national restaurant chains will also be giving out free cups of coffee during the week of Sept. 23.  

McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees every day from Sept. 23 through Sept. 29. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants. There are two McDonald's in town–one on West Chester Pike in Broomall and another in the Newtown Square Shopping Center.

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. The closest Krispy Kreme to Marple Newtown residents is in Center City, Philadelphia

And, although it's not free, you can get a latte or iced coffee at Dunkin' Donuts for 99 cents through Sept. 30. Print the coupon here.

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

Paul W. Lutton September 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Dunkin Donuts is great coffee,but the help at the Broomall store really leave much to be desired.,as far as the service they provide.Cleanliness is also not up to par,The manager really needs to shape that place up.
ellyn weiswasser September 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Paul, believe me, almost each DD I've patronized suffers from the same symptoms, you are not alone my friend.

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