When it comes to food combos, the unpretentious pairing of doughnuts and coffee is an undisputed classic. And no wonder; there’s something very comforting about sinking your teeth into fluffy, starchy sweetness in between sips of brewed coffee. Doughnuts and coffee, in fact, have become Dunkin’ Donuts formula for business success, allowing it to hold its own over the competition. In fact, half of the company’s business is in coffee sales, while only 8% is in doughnuts.
Today, the Dunkin’ Donuts menu has grown to include over a thousand items. Aside from doughnuts, they also offer bagels, sandwiches and other baked goods, along with a wide selection of hot and cold drinks. Dunkin’ Donuts sweetens the deal even more by offering discounts and promo codes that you can pretty much use the whole year round.
Enroll in DD Perks to Earn Rewards
If a stop at your local Dunkin’ Donuts shop has become part of your routine, you’d be crazy not to join DD Perks, the Dunkin’ Donuts loyalty program that let you earn points that you can later redeem for rewards. The perks start as soon as you sign up—you automatically get a free medium beverage of your choice. You also get another free medium beverage on your birthday! Aside from free drinks, enrolling in DD perks also entitles you to members-only offers, discounts and bonus points—there are a lot of those throughout the year too.
Be sure to bring your DD Perks card with every visit; every $1 you spend is equal to 5 points, and you can redeem every 200 points for a free medium drink—a good reason to volunteer to do the daily doughnut run for the office. If you’re not one for toting around a plastic card, you can simply download the Dunkin’ app on your iPhone or Android smartphone and sign up for DD Perks through the app (if you haven’t already), then register your active Dunkin’ cards under your account. The app lets you pay for purchases, keep track of card balances, and even share credits from your phone.
Sign up for the Dunkin’ Donuts Newsletter Alerts
Get a free Dunkin’ Donuts drink when you sign up for Dunkin’ Donuts newsletter alerts. Every month, you’ll be one of the first to know about events, promos and discounts applicable in your area, delivered straight to your inbox.
Free Doughnuts for AARP members
Simply present your valid AARP membership card when you purchase any large or extra-large beverage (except for cool beverages) and get a free doughnut of your choice. This offer is limited to one free doughnut per transaction and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Taxes apply.
Free shipping on your first online order
You don’t have to remember to put coffee on the grocery list anymore. Set up a Regular Refills Subscription at Dunkin’ Donuts and get your beans delivered right to your doorstep. Your first online order is delivered for free; plus, you get a surprise gift on your third delivery.
99¢ Lattes Every Afternoon
Visit a participating Dunkin’ Donuts shop from 2 pm to 6 pm (3 pm to 6 pm in some locations) and get a small hot or iced latte for only $0.99.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dunkin’ Donut has become one of the largest coffee and baked goods chains in the world. It presently has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries. Although it started off with doughnuts as its prime offering, it has since shifted its focus to coffee in 2003, a marketing strategy that placed it head to head with its leading competitors, such as Starbucks. In fact, in 2007, Dunkin’ Donuts launched a series of commercials that poked fun at pretentious coffee chains with its punchline “Delicious lattes from Dunkin’ Donuts. You order them in English.”