coffee day Free Coffee on National Coffee Day Freebies

No one really knows how National Coffee Day started, probably a coffee addicts way of getting a freebie!  But I don’t care why it’s a free coffee day, I’m just happy that it is!!

List of free coffee and deals for National Coffee Day 2017.  Most of these places participate every year so you should be pretty safe going to these businesses my disclaimer is always double-check.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Buy a medium or larger cup of hot coffee and get a medium hot coffee free at participating locations nationwide. No Coupon Necessary.

Wawa: No coupon is needed to get a free cup of coffee — any size —  on Friday.  Pick your size, pick your brew and you can even come back for a refill if you want.  Also, get a coupon for a free cup when you join Wawa Rewards or by doing a quick survey on Wawa receipts.

Krispy Kreme: Wake up and smell the free coffee all weekend long. Get a free any-size hot coffee or small iced coffee. 9/29 – 10/1

McDonald’s: For a limited time, get a small specialty coffee for $2 at participating locations. Also, there are coupons for a free medium McCafé with any purchase in the McDonald’s smartphone app. Plus, when you purchase any five McCafé drinks you can get one free when a QR code from the app is scanned at checkout.

7-Eleven: 7-Eleven is also extending coffee deals all into the weekend, but there’s a small catch. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 7Rewards members can receive one free coffee per day.

Cinnabon: According to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter account, Cinnabon will be giving out free 12 oz. coffees all day on Friday.

Illy – All month long-Illy’s National Coffee Day celebration goes through the whole month of with the company’s #thanksforthecoffee campaign.  Get 5 Illy coffees for the price of 4 using the promo code CELEBRATECOFFEE.

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Printable Coffee Coupons

Fun Fact —
Today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.  Now, I have no idea if this is true, but I would believe it!!


Unique Uses for Coffee Filters!

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by Jennifer Freeman

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Coffee Filter Uses

Some pretty amazing uses for coffee filters you may have never considered.  These awesome lint-free, tear-resistant holders are fabulous!

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave
2. Clean windows and mirrors; they’re lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling
3. Protect China; separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between them
4. Put a few in a plate to soak up grease from fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc.
5. Filter broken cork from wine
6. Protect a cast-iron skillet; place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust
7. Ball it up and use to apply shoe polish
8. After frying, strain through a sieve lined with coffee filter to recycle frying oil
9. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale to weigh chopped foods
10. Hold tacos; coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods
11. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes
12. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping by poking one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter

Oh yeah, they’re also great to use in your coffee makers! 🙂

Here are a couple of amazing coffee filter crafts that some pretty crafty folks have done — check these things out using coffee filters.

coffee filter pumpkin

Coffee Filter Pumpkin by The Happier Homemaker

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Coffee Filter Crafts:  Coffee-Filter Butterflies


Frugal Tips Video

Don’t waste a thing! The less you waste the more you save and I’m a Modern-Mom-Saving!!  This is my money saving tips on a BIG priced item that goes in my grocery cart rather often, Coffee.  Here is a way to make the best Iced Coffee using my Coffee Ice Cubes.

Iced Coffee Recipes


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How to make homemade steamed milk ~ cappuccino and latte recipes

No need to buy any special equipment to make steamed milk at home.   Enjoy a warm cup of cappuccino at home instead of Starbucks today.  Save yourself a pretty penny by the end of the year easily learning how to make homemade steamed milk for yourself & turn it into your favorite coffee drink.

Each week I save money without giving up my love of specialty coffees, by making a few at home.

My personal favorite drink is a homemade mocha cappuccino (a Mochaccino) with chocolate syrup drizzled in the bottom of the cup before making my cappuccino!  YUM!!


Homemade steamed milk recipe:  Here is how to make homemade steamed milk with no special equipment.  You need a glass jar, lid and a microwave!   Put 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk in a microwave safe jar (like a ball canning jar) with the lid off.  Warm milk until it’s steamy.  Put the lid on and shake vigorously for 1 minute — add your preferred amount of milk and foam to your coffee.  I use this same recipe for milk, cream or half-and-half!

 CAPPUCCINO: It’s equal parts coffee, milk and milk froth, then flavored anyway you fancy.

Make At Home Cappuccino Recipe::

2 ounces espresso (or very strong brewed coffee)
2 ounces steamed milk
2 ounces milk froth

After making the easy homemade steamed milk and froth.  First, put your favorite sweetener or flavoring into the coffee cup.  Next, add hot espresso. And followed by 2 ounces steamed milk and topped off with the milk froth.

Mochaccino::  To make my personal favorite ~ Homemade Mocha Cappuccino, First, drizzle 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup in the cup (up the sides too) do this before adding espresso and milk.  After the milk & froth is added, drizzle a few swirls of chocolate syrup on top!

LATTE:  Milkier than a cappuccino.
It’s espresso and double the amount of milk topped with a dollop of milk froth.

Make At Home Latte Recipe::

2 ounces espresso (or very strong brewed coffee)
4 ounces steamed milk
1 ounce of milk froth

After making the easy homemade steamed milk and froth.  First, put your sweetener or flavoring of choice into the coffee cup.  Next, add hot espresso followed by 4 ounces steamed milk and topped off with just a dollop of milk froth.


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Free Green Mountain Coffee Sample –

Still Available**

Try  a free sampler of Green Mountain fair trade coffee, either a K-cup pack or ground coffee sample and there are coffee coupons to print also.   Head over to their page and submit your request.  If you requested be for it may not let you request again.

Green Mountain Free Coffee Sample

Plus great Green Mountain coupons too!

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) 12, 16, or 18-count  box of Green Mountain Coffee® K-Cup® packsSave $1.75 on any one (1) Green Mountain Naturals® Hot Apple Cider


More Coffee Coupons Too!
$1.00 off 10oz Bag Folgers Gourmet Selections
$1.00 off 1 MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee Single Serve Cups
$1.50 off any one GEVALIA Coffee Single Serve Cups
$1.00 off Starbucks Discoveries Cafe Favorites


Tip Resource

Coffee Creamer Substitutions

Instead of buying expensive flavored creamers, you can try cinnamon sticks, dried citrus peels or homemade flavored sugars in your coffee and tea.  If you still want cream add a splash of heavy cream, which is much cheaper than coffee creamers.


DIY Homemade Flavored Sugar:

Add 2 tsp of ground cinnamon, add 8 Tablespoons sugar, mix and use in coffee. Try this using pumpkin pie spices too.

Cut a vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds from the bean into the sugar, then bury the bean in the sugar.   It takes about a week to infuse the vanilla flavor into the sugar.

Take 2 1/2 tablespoons orange peel (white removed) and blend with 1/2 cup sugar until the peel is tiny specks. Stir into another 1 cup sugar!