CHICAGO —National Coffee Day is Sept. 29, which means convenience retailers around the country are promoting their hot beverage programs and offering customers a chance to get a free cup of joe to celebrate.
Here are 11 c-store retailers among the many offering free coffee for National Coffee Day …
TravelCenters of America
TravelCenters of America LLC, Westlake, Ohio, is offering its UltraONE loyalty members a free cup of coffee, available at its TA, Petro Shopping Centers and TA Express locations. UltraONE members simply swipe their card at the checkout kiosk and will receive a coupon to redeem a free cup of joe from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Sept 29. Consumers can purchase all four flavors of TA’s World Blends Coffee, including Extreme, Columbian, High Mountain Arabica and the seasonal Bourbon Pecan.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc., Oklahoma City, is celebrating National Coffee Day by offering customers any sized coffee or hot beverage for the reduced price of $1 on Sept. 29. Purchases made through the Love’s Connect mobile app will go to Love’s annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals campaign. My Love Rewards members can use a free drink refill credit for the purchase, and Love’s will donate $1 on their behalf. Love’s will also donate an additional dollar to CMN Hospitals for each consumer who replies to Love’s social media posts on National Coffee Day with a photo of their coffee.
“National Coffee Day is a great way to show our support for CMN Hospitals,” said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer for Love’s. “We appreciate our customers who are so generous in helping sick and injured children across the country through our campaign.”
Available coffee varieties include Love’s signature house or dark roast blend, Colombian or Brazilian blend, Pumpkin, Cinnabon, Pumpkin Spice or any cappuccino flavor. Customers can also purchase Hot Tea as part of the deal.
Cumberland Farms, Westborough, Mass., is celebrating National Coffee Day by offering customers a free hot or iced coffee of any size on Sept. 29. Customers can text the word COFFEE to 64827 to receive a digital coupon redeemable for a free Cumberland Farms hot or iced Farmhouse Blend or Bold coffee. Those in the text database will automatically receive the offer the morning of Sept. 29. The free drink will be available at all of Cumberland Farms’ nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida.
Stewart’s Shops Corp., Ballston Spa, N.Y., is offering customers a free hot, iced or cold-brew coffee from 12 p.m. until close on Sept. 29. Available coffee varieties include Stewart’s House Blend, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Richer Roast, Blueberry Crumble, Maple French Toast, Seasonal Pumpkin Coffee and Decaf. No additional purchase is required to receive the free coffee.
Pilot Co., Knoxville, Tenn., is offering customers a free cup of joe on Sept. 29 through its Pilot mobile app at more than 620 participating locations. Guests who download the app on Sept. 29 will find an exclusive offer to redeem one free or hot iced coffee.
“Celebrate National Coffee Day with us and enjoy a free cup from our exclusive line of premium coffee varieties,” said Jamie King, senior director of food and beverage for Pilot. “For drivers embarking on a journey of a thousand miles—or just across town—Pilot Coffee is a co-pilot worthy of the trip, made complete with our wide variety of creamers, syrups and toppings."
Available coffee varieties include Pilot’s Nicaraguan and Vanilla Cold Brew, Pumpkin Maple Cappuccino and more. Customers can also customize their cup with flavored creams, syrups and other toppings.
Casey's General Stores
Casey's General Stores Inc., Ankeny, Iowa, is offering customers a chance to win free coffee for a year on National Coffee Day. Those who register for Casey's Rewards will be eligible. Top prizes include a cup a day for a year, six months and three months.
MAPCO, Brentwood, Tenn., is offering customers a free 16-ounce Feel Good Coffee for National Coffee Day at participating locations. New flavors include MAPCO's seasonal Cinnabon Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino and Bourbon Pecan Coffee.