National Donut Day: Make it A-Glaze-ing!


Summer is here and with that comes National Donut Day! What’s better than starting off summer with a delicious celebration such as this? Maybe some good deals on those sweet eats! The last Friday in June marks National Donut Day. This year it falls on June 4th!

A donut with sprinkles and a sign that says "You are magic" (National Donut Day: Make it A-Glaze-ing! Ana-Sofia DuLaney Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Another “National” day? Wait! National Donut Day has some history…

You may be thinking this is another national *insert thing here* day that has recently been made up. But here’s the thing, National Donut Day has its origins in World War I. Who would’ve thought? The Salvation Army Lassies are the women that served the “Salvation Army Doughnut” to soldiers on the front lines in France back in 1917. Two brave Salvation Army volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance started frying up donuts in soldiers’ helmets to boost their morale! Back then, our soldiers were called “doughboys” and that’s where the name was born. In 1938, the Salvation Army of Chicago celebrated the first-ever National Donut Day to commemorate the Donut Lassies’ efforts. So today, you’re not just celebrating eating some fried dough, you’re celebrating American and women’s history!

A box of donuts with sprinkles (National Donut Day: Make it A-Glaze-ing! Ana-Sofia DuLaney Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Krispy Kreme.

On National Donut Day, go by your local participating Krispy Kreme and get a free donut of your choice, no purchase necessary! They will also be offering a buy one dozen donuts, get a second dozen of glazed for only $1! That’s a steal if you want to share with some friends or kiddos. Bonus! Krispy Kreme is still offering their “vaccine donut.” Just show your COVID-19 vaccine card and you get a free original glazed donut as well. Time to stack up those deals!

Dunkin’ Donuts a.k.a Dunkin’.

Dunkin’ has been adding great new items to their menu lately and on National Donut Day participating locations will be offering a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage! Perfect time to grab a sweet snack, maybe some munchkins for your little munchkins, and sip on a new fun coffee, tea, or an old favorite!


You didn’t think trusty Publix was going to forget this holiday, did you? They have special deals on donuts too! A box of Publix Bakery 6 glazed or chocolate iced donuts are on sale for $3.29 to celebrate. They will also have their bakery donut holes on BOGO! GO ahead and grab some while grabbing some groceries. This deal starts on June 3rd so you can wake up with some yummy donuts at home on Friday. 


Even select Walmart locations are offering free coffee and a free donut to celebrate National Doughnut Day between 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Check with your local Walmart to see if it’s one of the participating ones! You may be able to get some quick shopping done too. 

A bakery counter full of donuts and sweet treats (National Donut Day: Make it A-Glaze-ing! Ana-Sofia DuLaney Contributor Miami Mom Collective)Small Business Eats.

Mojo Donuts locally will be offering a special deal for guests too! Go in on June 4th and they’ll have 6% off a box of 6 donuts and 12% off a dozen! More of an excuse to buy some donuts to share!

The Salty Donut is a popular donut spot lately and although they’re not offering any specials deals, they will have a special edition donut offered for National Donut Day! I wonder what it will be?

Well, I donut know about you but I have some tough decisions to make. I’m pretty hungry too. Don’t forget to head over to our National Coffee Day post to see some delicious at-home coffee recipes to go with your donuts!

So, burning question of the day… are you team “DOUGHNUT” or team “DONUT”? Drop a comment below with your vote and where you’ll be celebrating!

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Ana-Sofia DuLaney
Ana-Sofia is a Miami native that chose to never leave her hometown. She attended FIU and is an attorney that graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. Ana-Sofia finally became more than friends with her childhood neighbor after over 10 years, and now they are happily married! She was a proud dog mom before she became a human mom, and after the birth of their now four-year-old son, Ana-Sofia has been lucky enough to work from home. In August 2021, their family grew by one more and they welcomed a new baby boy to the bunch! She loves traveling with her family but also loves staying home curled up on the couch. An avid Dave Matthews fan, Ana-Sofia is also a self proclaimed extroverted introvert, grammar freak, Harry Potter obsessed, Heat and UM cheering, and gardening loving mama that hopes she’s doing right by her sons while trying to reduce her ecological footprint. Follow her on Instagram as she tries to live each day fully @TheAnaMachine or her gardening journey on @GardeningInJeans


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