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National Coffee Day: Local freebies and deals

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If you're looking for LOCAL places to get freebies for National Coffee Day, here is what we found out. If you're looking for LOCAL places to get freebies for National Coffee Day, here is what we found out.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you were on your Facebook feed Monday (providing you managed to survive the #FacebookDown dilemma), then you probably know that National Coffee Day is Tuesday!

What does this mean? Everything has its own day now, and to be perfectly honest, coffee is such a vital part of my life that everyday is National Coffee Day. But still, if you're wanting to celebrate this wonderful drink (read: get a freebie), you may have seen some articles floating around promising free coffees from certain businesses. The problem with those articles however is that Spokane doesn't even have a Dunkin' Donuts, or many of the other coffee chains that are promising free java to it's customers. 

So what can we here in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area do if we're looking to cash in on the generosity of local coffee makers? Well, we still have plenty of options. 

I called some of the big coffee companies in our area to ask if they would be having any specials (I asked if they'd be giving away free stuff, okay?), and to my surprise, I found either some companies weren't aware of National Coffee Day or weren't offering any specials. But, not all hope is lost. There are still places you can go to get freebies locally, and other places where your purchase will benefit a greater cause.

Here is a rundown of what I found out. 

Krispy Kreme: This is one of your best bets (short term, I'll explain that under the Starbucks bullet point) tomorrow. Krispy Kreme (we only have 1 in Spokane Valley near the mall) is offering a FREE small coffee AND a free original glazed doughnut, according to the lovely lady I talked to. Coffee and donuts. What more do you want? 

Starbucks: Sorry, no freebies here, however they are using National Coffee Day to kick off a great campaign called "Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag Commitment." The program is a year-long campaign that gives customers the chance to help the farmers and families that grow the precious beans that eventually turn into your morning brew. Basically, every time someone buys a bag of coffee in a Starbucks store, a tree will be planted in a community that needs one on their behalf. To begin the program, Starbucks will plant 1 million coffee trees in farming communities that need help. So no free coffee, but long-term, your purchase of a bag (which you need anyway) will plant a tree. 

Thomas Hammer: I called two Thomas Hammer shops and both of the kind folks that I spoke with said they weren't aware of any specials happening. But it's still a good cup of coffee if you're looking to buy local. 

Forza: I received the same result when I called Forza. Again, no specials that the employees I spoke with were aware of, but I do love their brewed coffee, so stop on in and try 'em all! 

Wake Up Call: If you see one of those cool London phone booth coffee shops... PULL OVER! Wake Up Call is offering a free brew and $1 12oz Vanilla Lattes according to the Sarah or Tara I spoke with (I wanted to get clarification on her name, but I reached that point in the conversation where it would've become too awkward if I asked, so I let it go. But Tara or Sarah from Wake Up Call on 5th is very nice.) 

Dutch Bros.: I spoke with Chris from Dutch Bros. on Division and Sharp, and he said if you stop at Dutch Bros. on National Coffee Day and buy a large drink, you will receive a 9 stamp card, which puts you one drink away from the coveted 10th free drink. Getting spotted 9 drinks on a punch card is definitely a perk! 

Jacob's Java: Bre from Jacob's Java on Washington (the one by L.C. High School) responded to my question by saying "That's a very good question!" (Thanks Bre! When it comes to free coffee, there are no stupid questions). Bre wasn't sure of the exact special that would be taking place, but she said she was sure there would be something going on. So if you're into gambling (and good coffee), stop by Jacob's Java! 

Cool Beans: The Cool Beans stand will be having tons of fun on National Coffee Day. While I was sent to an answering machine multiple times when calling them, they will be in our studio Tuesday morning for Good Day Spokane on KAYU! And hey, we'll have Coffee With Cory on National Coffee day! So fun will be had. 

 We have a lot of coffee shops in our area, and I'm sorry i couldn't call them all. But we don't want to leave anyone out, so if you own a coffee stand and have a special you'd like people to know about, please comment below and let our 168,000+ followers on Facebook know by posting it on our page! 

Cheers everyone!

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