How to Score Free Dessert on National Dessert Day 2017

Find out where to get your sugar fix on National Dessert Day.

The sweetest day of the year is upon us. National Dessert Day falls annually on Oct. 14, so get in the holiday spirit by indulging in delicacies like ice cream, cookies, cake and pie.

Not only do you have the perfect excuse to dine on dessert all day, many restaurants and retailers are celebrating the occasion by offering free and cheap desserts. Calories don’t count on holidays, so on National Dessert Day 2017, be sure to take advantage of these deals and treat yourself.

20 Discounts and Freebies for National Dessert Day 2017

  • Auntie Anne’s: Download the My Pretzel Perks app and get a free pretzel after your first purchase — but there is minimum spending amount required.
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Enjoy $3 Pizookie desserts through Oct. 15.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Get a free dessert when you register for the Prime Club.
  • Bob Evans: Take 20 percent off your entire check with this printable coupon after 2 p.m. through Oct. 31, which makes room in your budget for a piece of pie or an ice cream sundae.
  • Captain D’s: Join the D’s Club and get a coupon for a free dessert once a week for a month when you purchase a regular-priced meal.
  • Cheesecake.com: Enter coupon code Cake5 at checkout to take $5 off any purchase through Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Cheryl’s: Get 15 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code TAKE15.
  • Mrs. Fields: In celebration of the holiday, Mrs. Fields is offering online shoppers 15 percent off sitewide for the entire month of October with coupon code COOKIES.
  • Harry & David: Use code SHARE20 to save 20 percent on orders of $75 or more through Jan. 31, 2018.
  • Friendly’s: Join the BFF Club and get 25 percent off and a free scoop of ice cream on your next visit. You’ll also get free birthday sundaes for you and your kids.
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company: Get 15 percent off your order of $75 or more with code SAVE15 through Oct. 31.
  • Jelly Belly: Sign up for Jelly Belly emails and get 10 percent off your first order.
  • Krispy Kreme: Download the Krispy Kreme Rewards app and get a free welcome original glazed doughnut.
  • Hershey’s: Get 10 percent off any purchase made through the Hershey’s online store with coupon code HERSHEYSAVE.
  • Olive Garden: Celebrate dessert day by signing up for the Olive Garden eClub. As a first-time subscriber, you’ll get a free dessert or appetizer, with the purchase of two entrees.
  • The Popcorn Factory: If salty snacks are your idea of the best desserts, use code LS10 to take $10 off your order of $50 or more through Dec. 31.
  • Red Lobster: Register for the Fresh Catch Club to get a free dessert or appetizer.
  • Steak ‘n Shake: Present this printable coupon for a buy one, get one free Kit Kat Milkshake through Nov. 10, at participating locations.
  • T.G.I. Fridays: Sign up for Fridays Rewards and get a free dessert or appetizer just for joining.
  • Village Inn: Register for the eClub and get a free slice of pie as a welcome gift.

Dessert Day 2017 only happens once, so make the most of it. Use these discounts and freebies to save big on easy desserts already prepared, because cookies, cakes, pies and candy taste even sweeter when you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on them.

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  • Tressed

    Petition to replace Columbus Day with National Dessert Day?

    • Jeff

      Count me in!

    • Christina Lavingia

      I’d sign that immediately.

    • Frugal Enthusiast

      YES.

  • Lacey

    Oh, love the Olive Garden deal! I’ll definitely be using that one this weekend.

  • Frugal Enthusiast

    Great article thanks for the deals!