It’s National Dessert Day! Here’s how to get ALL the sweet freebies

The most important day of the year has arrived.  We’re talking about National Dessert Day, obviously. Today is officially the day when it’s totally fine to eat dessert for every meal, before meals, after meals or in-between meals. Whatever you want to do — you’re the boss of you and your dessert.

The dessert spectrum is so broad. It includes everything from pie, to cookies, to ice cream, to pastries, to cake, to brownies, to sorbet, to chocolate, to candy, to OMG we want dessert immediately. The dessert opportunities are endless — whether you want to go out to get it or make it at home.

To celebrate the big day, has offered (yep) up some tips on where to go to get some dessert giveaways. We are sharing them with you because we recognize the importance of dessert in our lives and probably your lives too. Because dessert is fun, delicious and makes our mouths happy. And when said dessert is free, well it’d be rude to keep that info to ourselves.

So without further ado, here’s a list of some of the restaurants giving away desserts today. Most of them require a purchase, a coupon or signing up for an email list, but free dessert is worth it (and email lists are super easy to unsubscribe from. . . just sayin’).

Bakers Square – Free slice of pie if you buy any menu item between 10:30am and close.

Bennigan’s – Free Brownie Bottom Pie. Sign up for email updates, and get an instant coupon.

Black Angus Steakhouse – Join Prime Club for a free dessert.

Bob Evans – Free dessert when you join BEMail.

Captain D’s – Free desserts for a month when you join the D’s Club

Carrows Restaurants – Free dessert today through October 22 with this coupon.

Chompie’s – Buy a Danish, pastry or slice of cake and another one free. Now until October 20.

Cinnabon – Sign up for the email list and get a free Minibon Cinnamon Roll.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurants – Join the eClub and buy a meal to get a free slice of pie.

Cold Stone Creamery – Get two creations For the Price of one if you join My Stone Cold Club.

Corner Bakery Café – Free Freshly Baked Cookie coupon when you sign up for the email list.

Dairy Queen – Join the Blizzard Fan Club and get six coupons for free blizzards each year (including today).

Donatos – $3.99 Timpano with any large Pizza purchase. Choose from Apple Crisp or Cinnamon Crisp dessert — which serves three or four people.

Huddle House – Get a  free dessert coupon when you join the list.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut just for downloading the Krispy Kreme app. Available in select cities.

Marie Callender’s – Free slice of pie when you join Marie Callender’s eClub.

Noah’s New York Bagels – This one’s for a celebration at the office — a half dozen free brownies with $150 online catering purchase using this coupon.

O’Charley’s – Free slice of pie with an entree.

Olive Garden – Free appetizer or dessert if you buy two adult entrees when you join the e-Club.

Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert when you sign up for emails.

Taco Bueno – Free cheesecake chimi with any purchase in celebration of National Dessert Day. You have to ask for the offer.

TGI Friday’s – Become a TGI Friday’s Stripes Member and get a free dessert.

Village Inn – Free slice of pie when you dine-in.

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