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The sweetest deals and freebies for National Cookie Day

The Keebler elves are dishing out free cookies to last through 2021.
The only thing better than a cookie is a free cookie.Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Is there anything better than a cookie? What about a free cookie? How about lots and lots of free cookies?

It's the holidays and we've already got cookies on our minds but, thankfully, National Cookie Day is on Friday, so you don't even need to preheat your oven to enjoy a delicious sweet treat (or at least a free store-bought cookie while you wait).

To celebrate, plenty of chains, bake shops and restaurants will be giving away cookies and special deals all day, with some stretching into the weekend.

And while it might be nice to bake up a batch of cookies at home, on National Cookie Day, everyone is welcome to enjoy cookies that they don't have to make in their own kitchens. Here are the top spots to steal a deal.

Great American Cookies

The national chain that serves up freshly baked cookies is handing out one free cookie (its original chocolate chip) to anyone who pops in. There's no purchase necessary but there is a limit of one per person and not all stores may be participating.

Insomnia Cookies

At participating locations, get a free traditional cookie, no purchase necessary. They are also having a contest currently where people can win free cookies for a whole year! That's a lot of cookies for some of us …

Jack in the Box

From Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 15 (or until they run out), order Jack in the Box through Grubhub and get a free Large Oreo Shake with free delivery. To score this deal, place a minimum order of $15 of Jack in the Box through Grubhub.



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Keebler and its elves are dishing out the cookies — a lot of cookies. In honor of National Cookie Day and Ernie the Elf's 50th anniversary, the company is launching a contest Friday, which will last through Dec. 8. But they're making fans work for it: To win 50 weeks worth of cookies (about a pack a week for 2021), follow @keebler on TikTok, watch their #Keebler50in50 challenge, tag a friend and drop a cookie emoji in the comments. Folks can try the challenge themselves but don't have to film it. After. Dec. 8, the company will randomly select 50 winners to receive free cookies for a year.

Lenny & Larry's

Hop onto this national cookie company's website to get 25% off all of its holiday-flavored cookies. Just enter the code NCD25 when checking out.

Mrs. Fields

At Mrs. Fields, customers can enjoy one of the bakery chain's giant, 9-inch Holiday Gram Cookie Cakes which are decorated with festive icing. According to the Smart Wallet, the cakes will be 40% off through Sunday, with 25% orders through the end of December.

One Potato

If anyone's been thinking about how to make the holidays simpler this year, this organic meal kit delivery service is enticing new customers to sign up for a subscription with a free holiday cookie baking kit when they sign up. Just choose a subscription and use the code SUGARCOOKIE at checkout. The box is worth $35 and has all the fixings to make and decorate sugar cookies with a choice of a Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa theme.


The chain, known for its giant sandwiches, is giving away a free Caramel Brownie Cookie with the purchase of any Footlong sub all day on National Cookie Day through Dec. 11.

That takes care of dinner and dessert!