Where to get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

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CHICAGO — If you have a sweet tooth, go ahead and rejoice — today is National Doughnut Day.

The day was started by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 as a fundraiser.

It honors the group’s “Doughnut Lassies,” who made fresh doughnuts for American soldiers during World War I.

Jumping on the marketing bandwagon, doughnut shops and chains across the U.S. are offering free donuts or a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage.

Here’s where you can get your free doughnut:

Dunkin’ Donuts — Get a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any drink.

Krispy Kreme — The sweet shop is handing out free doughnuts, whether you buy something or not. They will also be accepting donations for The Salvation Army in red kettles nationwide.

Stan’s Donuts and Coffee — Get a free glazed doughnut with any beverage or gelato purchase.

Cumberland Farms — Snag a free doughnut when you buy any coffee or “Chill Zone” drink.

Other special offers: 

Entemann’s — Enter through Facebook for a chance to win free doughnuts for a year.

Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop — Enjoy a six-pack of donuts for $2.99 with this coupon: http://bit.ly/1t3zPeT. Offer valid at participating Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop locations.

Roeser’s Bakery — Buy 6 doughnuts get one of their new summer inspired bismarks free. Buy 12 doughnuts get both bismarks free. Choose from Key Lime or Smores.