For the first day of summer Friday, which also is National Smoothie Day, several businesses are offering frozen freebies and discounts like 50% off smoothies.
June 21 also is National Selfie Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, National Seashell Day and National Take Back the Lunch Break Day, according to NationalDayCalendar.com.
The freebie fest continues Saturday at Krispy Kreme.
Because 1 million free doughnuts were given out June 7 for National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme has a second deal. The doughnut chain is giving out its new Original Filled doughnuts, available in vanilla and chocolate, while supplies last.
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Friday’s freebies and deals
Participation and offers can vary by location and unless otherwise noted these deals are only available June 21 and while supplies last. Some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location.
Applebee’s: The June Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $1 Vodka Raspberry Lemonade, which is served in a 10-ounce mug with vodka, Tropicana Lemonade, raspberry and lemon juice. For National Smoothie Day, there’s not a nationwide special, but check with your closest location as some franchises might have various promotions. For instance, at locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, smoothies are $4.99.
Auntie Anne’s: The pretzel chain’s new Strawberry Lemonade Frost debuts Friday and for delivery orders will be available in a special keep-cold cup. While there’s not a deal, earn points with the My Preztel Perks loyalty program.
Bahama Breeze: The chain’s Legendary Island Cocktails are $5 Friday.
Boston Market: Bring in any sandwich – whether it’s homemade or from a competitor – between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and get a free Boston Market sandwich. The chain is calling its first day of summer “sandwich throwdown” a nationwide taste test of its four new sandwiches.