Isn't everyday national coffee day? Well, yes. But Monday is "National Coffee Day."
Of course it's a stunt, a marketing celebration of the juice on which America runs (if you believe one sales pitch).
But if you play it right, you can get a free — or cheap — cup of Joe.
Try something new: Dunkin Donuts wants you to know it has a new blend -- Dark Roast. It is serving up free medium cups on Monday.
Set an out of office message: How long is a coffee break, anyway? Krispy Kreme ( wants you to tell others that you're temporarily away from your email because you're sipping its free coffee. )
"Did you know that the best way to be more productive at work is to take a break? It's true! I found it on the Internet," begins their suggested message.
The chain is offering a free 12oz regular coffee. For $1, you can get a mocha, latte or iced coffee.
Not just one day: Who says there's enough free coffee to last only 24 hours? McDonald's ( has been giving away free coffee for two weeks, an offer that ends after Monday. )
The fast food chain has been pouring free small cups of coffee during its breakfast hours.
Charlie and the coffee factory: The offer of a $1 cup of coffee is a decent deal, but Tim Hortons is also hiding golden envelopes with "more than $9,000 in cash and gift cards."
It set up a scavenger hunt and stashed the envelopes stuffed with $25 apiece in five cities: Columbus, Ohio; Buffalo and Rochester, New York; Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan. It said clues will be posted to its social media accounts on Monday.
A free taste: Starbucks ( is offering a free sample of its Anniversary Blend. But stop by early -- the sample is only available until noon. )