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Friday Freebies: 6 places to score free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - Doughnut lovers rejoice: It’s National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to pay tribute to the “doughnut lassies.” The lassies were female Salvation Army volunteers who provided doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines during World War I.

To celebrate National Doughnut Day, we’ve rounded up the best doughnut deals in the Columbus area so you can enjoy a sweet treat yourself.

Amy’s Donuts

Stop by Amy’s Donuts on Friday for a free bag of assorted cake doughnut holes! No purchase is necessary. This offer is good while supplies last.

Duck Donuts

Stop by any Duck Donuts location on June 1 and you will get a free classic doughnut. This offer includes bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnuts. No purchase is necessary.

Dunkin’ Donuts

If you’re in the mood for a doughnut with your morning coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering customers a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. This offer runs all day on June 1 while supplies last. Classic doughnuts include Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate and Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles.

Entenmann’s Bakery

Entenmann’s is searching for the first ever Chief Donut Officer in a nationwide contest. The winner will receive $5,000 and a year’s worth of doughnuts. So what are the qualifications? You must love doughnuts and be willing to win big prizes. Four runners up will receive $1,000 and a one-year supply of Entenmann’s Donuts. To enter, click or tap here.

Krispy Kreme

Head to your Columbus-area Krispy Kreme on Friday and get one free doughnut of your choice. This offer is only valid at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada. Click or tap here to find a location near you.

Tim Horton’s

Tim Horton’s has your chance to win free doughnuts for a year! The first in-restaurant customer in a Columbus, Ohio location after 6am to ask for the Gold Timbits on June 1 will win free donuts for a year. The 24k Gold Timbits are honey-dipped Timbits covered in edible 24k gold. No purchase is necessary to win. Click or tap here for the full promotion rules.


Looking for more doughnuts to try? Check out our list of Best Doughnuts in central Ohio.


We’re always looking for local deals to share in our weekly Friday Freebies articles. If you have a promotion or deal you’d like to share, send an email to with the subject “Friday Freebies.”


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