National Dessert Day 2016: Where to Get Free Cookies, Cakes & Sweets

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Now here’s a day that we know many of you will definitely want to take part in – National Dessert Day 2016! If that doesn’t have you smiling from ear-to-ear, we don’t know what does.

Dessert is everyone’s favorite, whether you’re into cakes or pastries. When it comes to dessert, there is something out there for everyone. So if want to take part in the Dessert Day celebration – which takes place on the 14th of October for 2016 – then continue to read on and learn where you can get free cake and free dessert.

But before we answer your burning question of where to get free dessert? Let’s look at some fun facts about dessert. Did you know that the word dessert comes from the French term desservir, which means to clear the table?

Totally makes sense to us because the time dessert comes you definitely don’t want anything else to eat – unless it’s more dessert of course! Furthermore, if you love dessert so much you may also want to mark your calendar next year on Sep. 4, which is Eat an Extra Dessert Day.

Where to Get Free Dessert?

Loosen up your belt buckles because there are many places offering free dessert and other dessert discounts. Here’s a list of some of those places offering up the goods and what you need to do to score some of their tasty treats:

BJ’s restaurant: Sign up for their rewards program and get a free Pizookie.
Bob Evans: Buy one dessert and get another free – valid until Oct. 30.
Harry and David: Head over to their website for a coupon of $10 off a purchase over $59 or more – valid until the end of the year.
Fanny May: Use coupon code 33984 when ordering from Fanny May and receive 15 percent off your purchase.
Friendly’s: Print off a Friendly’s coupon on the restaurant’s website and receive $3 off ice cream.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company: Use the code BULK10 to get 10 percent off when buying bulk candy – valid until the end of the year.
Jelly Belly: Use code ch10 for 10 percent off orders over $75.
Krispy Kreme: Download the company’s app and receive a free donut when you sign up for their rewards program.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Get a free appetizer or dessert with your meal when you print off the coupon – valid until October 17. (
Mazzio’s: Use a coupon to add a chocolate chip dessert pizza to your food order for only $3. (
My M&M’s: Use the code MYSAVINGS10 for 10 percent off orders over $50 – valid until end of the year.
Olive Garden: Provide Olive Garden with your e-mail and get either a free dessert or appetizer when you buy two adult dinners.
The Popcorn Factory: Use code LS15 and get 15 percent off your order – valid until Oct. 31.
Red Lobster: Sign up for their Fresh Catch Club and get a free dessert or appetizer.
Steak N’ Shake: Buy one regular size milkshake and get the second free until Nov. 20 with a printable coupon.
Cinnabon: If you’re part of their rewards program, you can get a free Minibon.
Cold Stone Creamery: BOGO – buy one ice cream get the other free when a part of their rewards program.
Dairy Queen: Receive a free blizzard when you sign up for Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Fan Club.

As you can see, there are numerous companies offering free dessert, starting from National Dessert Day and onwards. If we didn’t list your favorite dessert place, don’t fret; simply check their website or pop in to see what offers they have going on to take part in Dessert Day celebrations. Just remember to always keep your meals balanced, though, and don’t over-do it too badly.

Enjoy, sweet lovers!

Woods, L., “How to score free dessert on National Dessert Day 2016,” Go Banking Rates,, last accessed October 13, 2016.