National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 3, which means there are plenty of free doughnuts to be had.
But the day, also known as National Donut Day, isn't just about stuffing your face with the tasty treats.
National Doughnut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who mended clothes and served home-cooked meals, including doughnuts, to American soldiers during World War I. The Salvation Army marked the day during the Great Depression as a way to raise money and spread awareness about its social service programs.
Take a look at some of the doughnut deals on Friday in the New York City area:
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Get a free mini carnival sprinkles cake doughnut with your order, while supplies last.
Enter a raffle when you purchase four or more donuts and you could win free doughnuts for a year. The raffle is being held at the Flatiron and Bedford-Stuyvesant locations.
Get a free doughnut with the purchase of a drink at participating stores nationwide.
Pick up one free doughnut of your choice, with no purchase necessary, at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada. The freebie is not available in Connecticut.
Enter the sweepstakes to win free doughnuts for a year and other prizes. No purchase necessary.
A National Doughnut Day coupon is good for a half-dozen donuts at the special price of $2.99 and it's valid through July 31, 2016.
Buy any coffee or a Chill Zone beverage and get a free doughnut, 5 a.m.-10 a.m. Cumberland Farms has locations outside the city in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Long Island.