Get coffee deals on National Coffee Day

That's right, "patriots", because if there were such things as "national drinks", coffee would surely be the nectar of our nation.

Wawa: The gas station and convenience store chain with a cult-like following expects to give away more than two million free cups of coffee September 29.

What's better than a delicious, hot cup of coffee in the morning? Heck, it makes us feel downright patriotic. So, interested in what the competition is doing?

Unfortunately, not as many will be handing out free cups off coffee this year, but you can still find some great deals percolating up if you look.

No free coffee here, but Starbucks will be donating a coffee tree for "every brewed cup of Mexico Chiapas coffee" bought on Thursday, according to their website.

"I have seen firsthand the devastation coffee rust has had on farmers". Starbucks' goal is to ultimately plant 20 million coffee trees through the program.

Dairy Queen: Monday to Friday from 2:00 5:00 p.m., you can savor in a small iced coffee for $1.00, an Ultimate Frappe for $2.00, or a Premium Fruit Smoothie for $2.00. They will donate all McCafe proceeds to the Covenant House on Thursday. Dunkin DonutsDunkin' Donuts is celebrating 66 years of serving coffee.

LaMar's Donuts: If you purchase a 16-ounce ceramic LaMar's collector travel mug for $1.19 (normally $8.99) on September 29, you can fill it for free all day.

Sheetz - One free small Cold Brew while supplies last to all customers who show their My Sheetz Card, a loyalty card that offers in-store specials.

Whole Foods: Get $1 off a 16 oz Allegro Pumpkin Spice Latte using a barcode through the Whole Foods Market app.

If you print out a coupon, you can get a free small cup of coffee or a cappuccino.

Of all the weird food holidays, this one seems to get the most traction in the retail world.

Vanessa Coleman