Of all the days in the week, Monday mornings seem like the best for a cup of coffee. This Monday, that cup of joe could be free. Thanks to National Coffee Day, which is causing quite the buzz, a few retailers are cashing in on the social media phenom.
Here are a few deals happening in the area. If we've missed any, let us know.
Consumers can score a small cup of Bean Street Coffee for a penny at Kangaroo Express stores between 6 and 10 a.m. Monday. The nearest Kangaroo Express is just north of campus on Lockwood Boulevard in Oviedo.
Also, in honor of the "national" holiday, Kangaroo will offer its 2014 ROO mug, which is $1.99, with refills for a year for 99 cents. Consumers who buy the mug before Halloween are eligible for a free maple sausage pancake roller (a sausage wrapped in maple syrup-flavored pancake) at grill-ready stores, a news release states.
Krispy Kreme will raise a cup to the holiday as well with expanded hours. From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., consumers can get a free small cup of house, decaf or dark roast coffee. The nearest Krispy Kreme to campus is on South Orlando Avenue in Winter Park.
The fast-food chain started celebrating National Coffee Day a little early, offering free small coffee during breakfast hours since Sept. 16. The closest McDonald's to campus is right across the street just north of the intersection of University Boulevard and Alafaya Tail.
The free coffee deal ends Monday.
Dunkin' Donuts is hopping on the National Coffee Day bandwagon as well. For those who run on Dunkin', the popular coffee chain will give away a free medium dark roast coffee on Monday. Select stores may allow for that coffee to be an iced coffee if requested. UCF has three locations nearby, with one of those locations being right on campus in the Knights Plaza. The other two locations can be found on University Boulevard, just west of campus, and on Alafaya Trail, just north of campus. If you miss the deal on Monday, never fear. Dunkin' Donuts will offer that same medium dark roast coffee for .99 cents until Oct. 5.
Wawa will also offer a free coffee deal on Monday. The gas station chain will give away free 16-ounce coffees. However, to receive your free sips, coffee lovers must claim their voucher by email. To get that voucher, fill out this form. The nearest Wawas to campus are on University Boulevard, just west of UCF, and on Alafaya Trail in Oviedo, just north of UCF.
Brooklyn Water Bagels
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is also celebrating National Coffee Day as they brew up a special offer for guests at participating locations. A free cup of freshly roasted hot or iced coffee with the purchase of any menu item will be available for guests in honor of the holiday. This offer will last all day, or until supplies last, and each customer is limited to one free cup of coffee. Brooklyn Water Bagels is located on North Goldenrod Road in Winter Park.