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National Bagel Day is your chance to enjoy these ring-shaped bread rolls all day long with freebies and deep discounts. Whether you like your bagel smothered in cream cheese or with lox and capers, you’ll be able to savor them all on one of our favorite food holidays — National Bagel Day.

Not to be confused with National Donut Day on June 2, National Bagel Day is a celebration of its savory cousin, and restaurants offer deals to mark the occasion. While this food holiday won’t be around until 2024, we have some deals and freebies you can still scoop throughout the year. You’ll want to stay tuned though, because we’ll update this post with National Bagel Day deals as soon as they drop.

If you want to know the cheapest ways to get bagels, we know all the bagel coupons that you should be using on your next grocery run.


National Bagel Day is on January 15 every year.

National Bagel Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 15, and in 2024, it’s on Monday, Jan. 15. Although bagels can be traced back to Polish-Jewish communities as early as 1610, it wasn’t until the 20th century when the bagel maker was popularized and became a staple in American grocery stores.

National Bagel Day used to be on Feb. 9, which is also National Pizza Day, but Thomas Bagels’ efforts got bagels their own day as of 2014.


Everyday Bagel Deals

Visit a Bagels & Co. store grand opening for a free bagel.

Bagels & Co., known for giving away free bagels and cream cheese during their grand openings, has six locations in Philadelphia and one in Florida. Their most recent opening took place on June 22, 2023. Bagels & Co. gave a free bagel with cream cheese to the first 100 people that showed up between 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. For another store opening in 2022, they gave away free bagels for an entire weekend. Watch for a new location (and a free bagel) coming soon to Wilton Manors, FL.


Buy a baker’s dozen from Barry Bagels.

Unlike most baker’s dozen with 13 bagels, Barry Bagels offers 14 bagels in theirs. If you buy a single bagel, you’ll pay $1.75, buy a baker’s dozen and you pay $15.49 or $1.11 per bagel, that’s like getting five bagels for free!


Get a free bagel when you join the Bruegger’s Bagels rewards program.

When you join the Bruegger’s Bagels Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon sent to your account for a free bagel and cream cheese spread worth up to $2.59. This deal is available on National Bagel Day — and every other day of the year.


Join the Einstein Bros. rewards program to get a free bagel any day of the year.

person holding up a bagel with cream cheese from einstein bros

When you join the Einstein Bros. Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon for a free bagel and schmear with any purchase — a $4.58 value.

This deal isn’t exclusive to Jan. 15, but any new rewards member can enjoy this benefit for up to 14 days after signing up.


Get a free bagel and schmear when you register for Naoh’s Bagels Rewards and make a purchase.

Join Noah’s Bagels free rewards program and you’ll get a bagel and cream cheese on the house. This offer is only valid at Noah’s New York locations.


New MyPanera Rewards members get a free bagel when they sign up.

a person holding a bagel with a dozen more sitting on the table beside it.

When you first join the MyPanera Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon for a free pastry, including a bagel (priced at $1.34), on your next visit. This reward can be redeemed on National Bagel Day if you aren’t a MyPanera rewards member already.

Still, looking for more bagel deals from Panera? You can get a baker’s dozen (thirteen) bagels from Panera Bread for only $6.99 on Tuesdays. That’s $4 less than a dozen bagels (regularly $10.99) from Panera.

We’ve found every way to make Panera Bread menu prices super cheap.


Participate in a Philadelphia Cream Cheese free bagel giveaway.

Try your luck at a free bagel giveaway! For Super Bowl 2023, Philadelphia Cream Cheese held a sweepstakes leading up to the Big Game. If their hometown team, Philadelphia Eagles, “covered the spread” (won by two points) they’d give away free bagels and cream cheese.

To enter you had to comment on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Instagram post with hashtags #PhillyCoversTheSpread and #sweepstakes. Plus, you had to share your favorite game day dip. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost the game, but we say for a free bagel, it was worth a shot.


Use your Starbucks rewards points to get a free bagel on Jan. 15.

A bagel from Starbucks will cost you $2.45, but if you’re a member of the Starbucks Rewards program and have 50 “Stars” on your account, you can use your rewards account to get a free bagel — including on National Bagel Day.


National Bagel Day Deals:

Biggby Coffee will give you 50% off a bagel & cream cheese with 24 oz. beverage purchase.

In 2023, participating Biggby Coffee locations offered 50% off a bagel and cream cheese when you bought a 24 oz. specialty beverage. The offer was only valid on January 15, 2023, in store.


Dunkin Donuts has a BOGO-free deal on National Bagel Day.

Participating Dunkin Donuts locations offered their Rewards members a BOGO free bagel (with spread) deal on January 15, 2023. The offer was only valid in store on National Bagel Day.


Einstein Bros. Bagels will give $2 off any egg sandwich for National Bagel Day.

From Jan. 15 to 17, 2023, you could save $2 off any egg sandwich when you used the promo code CRAVE online at EinsteinBros.com. This offer was one per person.


Manhattan Bagel offers a bagel and cream cheese for only $0.99 on National Bagel Day.

sesame seed bagel with cream cheese from manhattan bagles

On National Bagel Day in 2023, if you lived on the East Coast and had a Manhattan Bagel near you, you could have picked up a bagel and cream cheese (regularly $1.49) for only $0.99. This deal was only available on National Bagel Day and was in-store only.


THB Bagelry & Deli offers a free bagel if you use their myTHB app.

If you lived near a THB Bagelry & Deli in Maryland on National Bagel Day in 2023, you could have received a free bagel with cream cheese when you placed a pickup order through the THB app. The offer was only valid on January 15, 2023.

Everyday Bagel Freebies & Deals + What to Expect for National Bagel Day 2024