Wake up and smell the (free) coffee.
Wednesday marks National Coffee Day and there is no shortage of freshly-brewed deals and freebies to celebrate the day.
Here's where you can find some in the Chicago area:
Starbucks: Starbucks' 50th anniversary means a free cup of coffee for caffeine seekers on National Coffee Day. On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Starbucks celebrates its big 5-0 with a free cup of iced or hot Pike Place Roast coffee for those who bring in a clean, reusable cup. The offer is available for cups up to 20 fluid ounces and will be distributed in cafes only at participating locations. The deal won't be honored in the drive-thru or ordered ahead through the app.
Dunkin' Donuts: Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free coffee with purchase through their loyalty program.
Fairgrounds Craft Coffee & Tea: On National Coffee Day, customers can get a free 12-oz. cup of a specialty craft coffee from the Fairgrounds Brew Bar with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich.
Stan's Donuts and Coffee: To celebrate, Stan's Donuts and Coffee is giving away free medium cold brew coffee or house blend with any purchase through the Stan's app.
7-Eleven: 7-Eleven is giving a free coffee to 7Rewards loyalty members with purchase of a pastry item.
Panera: Panera Bread is offering "free unlimited coffee" to celebrate the day.
Barnes & Noble: This National Coffee Day, Barnes & Noble is offering a free coffee to anyone who purchases a bake good.
Krispy Kreme: It’s not just free coffee you can walk away home with at Krispy Kreme — the chain is also offering a free doughnut for Rewards members on Sept. 29. Even if you aren’t a member, you can still walk away with a free brewed coffee on National Coffee Day from Krispy Kreme, no additional purchase necessary.
Peet’s: Peet’s Coffee is doing a buy one, get one free deal for any coffee or espresso beverage at participating stores on Wednesday.
McDonald’s: McDonald’s doesn’t have a special deal for National Coffee Day, but the fast-food franchise is offering 99-cent hot or iced coffee through the end of the year when you order through their app.