September 26, 2012 | 9:30am
As if we needed another reason to load up on caffeine, it's National Coffee Day this Saturday. (It just happens to come the day after National Drink Beer Day--thank you, calendar gods!) A handful of chains are offering coffee freebies (and cheepies). Here's where to go to score a cup of joe.
Participating restaurants are offering free coffee all week long. So go now! No purchase necessary.
Get a free 12 oz. cup of coffee on Saturday at participating locations. No purchase necessary.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Throughout the week, get 50% off specialty coffee drinks. Follow the company on Facebook
to find out which drink is discounted that day. On Saturday, if you buy one pumpkin-flavored latte, you'll get one free.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
You'll have to drive up to Los Angeles for this one but for the coffee obsessed, it may be worth it. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (or while supplies last), the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf location in West Hollywood (8775 W. Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood) will be hosting a "Trade Up Your Cup" event. Guests can bring in their new or used coffee makers to trade in for a new CBTL Kaldi Machine, valued at $179.95. The first 200 people through the door will also receive a CBTL Milk Frother, valued at $59.95.
Can't wait until Saturday? Participating locations will be celebrating National Coffee Day on Friday with free large 20-ounce cups of coffee from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.