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One of the staple goodies of the holiday season is the cookie. Whether you’re someone who enjoys those peanut butter cookies with the Hershey’s Kiss on top, an artful frosting-decorated sugar cookie, or something more gourmet, like red velvet or shortbread, here’s a food holiday for you: National Cookie Day.

Not to be confused with the more specific National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Aug. 4, National Cookie Day is a celebration of all cookies every Dec. 4. Restaurants and businesses are rolling out fresh deals to mark the occasion.

(If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate or get into the holiday cookie spirit, we’ve got some drool-worthy holiday cookies anyone can make.)


When is National Cookie Day?

National Cookie Day is celebrated every year on Dec. 4, and in 2022, it takes place on a Sunday. Although Cookie Monster first conceived of the holiday on Sesame Street, the Blue Chip Cookie Company first decided to officially celebrate National Cookie Day on Dec. 4, 1987.


Cheryl’s Cookies: Get at least 33% off a batch of cookies on National Cookie Day.

On National Cookie Day, you can get a huge discount on Cheryl’s Cookies when you order off their website. You’ll get $20 off orders of $60, $30 off orders of $80, and $50 off orders of $150.

These discounts will automatically be applied to your order and can only be used online.


Great American Cookies: Get a coupon when you order on National Cookie Day.

great american cookie chocolate chip cookies on a plate. taken from instagram

Members of the Great American Cookies Rewards program will get a coupon sent to their account on Sunday, Dec. 4 if they make a purchase through the rewards app.

The kind of coupon you get is random; it can include either a free cookie (normally $1.87), BOGO free cookies, or a credit of 20 rewards points. You won’t be able to get this reward just by showing up in person.


Insomnia Cookies: Get a free cookie when you purchase on the app from Friday to Sunday.

When you purchase anything at Insomnia Cookies through the app or in person on National Cookie Day, you’ll get a free cookie (valued up to $1.85) added to your order. This deal will be available from Friday to Sunday (Dec. 2 – 4), and Insomnia Cookies will even be open another hour (closing at 1 a.m. instead of midnight).


Jimmy John’s: Use a promo code to get a free cookie on orders of $5 or more.

Jimmy John's is giving a free cookie on National Cookie Day on all purchases over $5.

Members of the Jimmy John’s Rewards program will be able to get a free cookie on orders of $5 or more when you use the promo code COOKIE22 on checkout.

Want more free Jimmy John’s? Here’s how you can get some freaky fast Jimmy John’s freebies.


Lenny & Larry’s: Get 20% off your online orders with promo code on National Cookie Day.

person holding lenny and larry cookies in front of other lenny and larry cookies

When you use the code NATLCOOKIEDAY on checkout from Lenny & Larry’s, you’ll get 20% off your order. This deal will only work online and will only work on Dec. 4.



Potbelly: Rewards members get a free cookie on National Cookie Day.

a chocolate chip cookie from potbelly. taken from their instagram.

If you’re a member of the Potbelly Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon sent to your account for a free cookie (priced at $1.30) on Cookie Day. This coupon can be added to an online order or be used in person. We’ve got lots more Potbelly Sandwich Shop savings where that came from.


Subway: Get $2 off a footlong when you order a cookie.

Here, the cookie serves as your coupon. On Dec. 4, Subway is celebrating by giving customers $2 off a footlong (normally costing $7.29) when you order a cookie — a 27.4% discount.

But if you love cookies, you can get free Subway cookies with every sub you buy.


Tiff’s Treats: Get a free cookie on National Cookie Day weekend.

A group of cookies sitting atop an ornate plate

When you visit a Tiff’s Treats from Friday to Sunday, Dec. 2 – 4, you’ll get a free cookie (normally costing $3.75).

They are also offering a sweepstakes for 10 free cookies to one lucky customer as well as a $250 gift card to their store. This sweepstakes will last until Dec. 7, and you’ll be entered in when you make any purchase at Tiff’s Treats.


Every day can be Cookie Day with KCL cookie deals.

someone holding double stuf oreos

We’re constantly watching for cookie deals and share Nabisco coupons (Oreo, Chips Ahoy), Udi’s coupons, and Mrs. Fields coupons so you can celebrate whenever you want without paying full price.


National Cookie Day Is Here With Freebies & Cookie Deals on Dec. 4