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Happy International (or not) Coffee Day, everybody — find your freebies

Published Sep. 29, 2014

Today, Sept. 29, is International Coffee Day (which, as Wikipedia points out with a straight face, is also apparently called by two less international names — Coffee Day and National Coffee Day).

International? National? Who cares? The idea is to promote fair trade coffee and bring attention to the treatment of coffee growers. It's also a great time for you to pick up a free or discounted cup at these spots around the bay area:

McDonald's locations are offering a free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free small coffee, too — though only at participating shops. Your mileage may vary.

Dunkin' Donuts trumps those small cups with a free MEDIUM cup of their new dark roast coffee. The hours of availability aren't immediately clear, however.

Kahwa Coffee offers $3 toward coffee — and espresso drinks, whatever you like — for downloading their new smartphone app. It's not specifically a Coffee Day freebie, but well worth your time.

Wawa was offering coupons yesterday for a free cup of coffee today, so don't forget to cash it in if you have one. If not, and you happen to be filling up there anyway, it might be worth checking at the register. You might be able to guilt them into helping you out — remind them it's a national holiday, or international, or whatever.

Tim Horton's says they've hidden $9,000 in cash and gift cards near restaurants across the U.S., and promise clues to help seekers find it.

• And Starbucks? Starbucks is just offering a free sample, and only until noon. Really? That's it? Meh.

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