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Sprinkle in These National Cupcake Day Deals on Dec. 15

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December is filled to the brim with food deals that’ll save you loads on your dessert orders. And all those savings continue with the food holiday — National Cupcake Day on Dec. 15. Whether you prefer the one-bite cupcakes at stores like Walmart, Target, and Kroger or you hold out for fancy cupcakes from places like Sprinkles we’re pretty sure you’ll find our list of cupcake deals enticing.

Although we don’t have details for this year’s National Cupcake Day freebies and deals, we'll share what we've seen before — deals that we expect will return this December.

Stay tuned, because as soon as the deals drop we’ll share them here so you can save on these tiny cakes.

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National Cupcake Day is an annual holiday where restaurants offer free and cheap cupcakes.

National Cupcake Day is when bakeries roll out special one-day-only cupcake deals. We’ve seen bakeries offer free cupcakes for the first customers of the day, discounts on cupcake packs, online coupon codes for cupcake discounts, BOGO free promotions, and free shipping. The deals change from year to year, so it's best to check with your favorite spots closer to the day.

National Cupcake Day happens every year on Dec. 15.


National Cupcake Day takes place every year on Dec. 15, and in 2024, it takes place on a Sunday. There’s no rhyme or reason to the Dec. 15 date, but we’re guessing the date was picked because colder weather months are prime time for baking.

National Cupcake Day Deals

Baked by Melissa: Get a BOGO 50% off deal on holiday gift boxes on National Cupcake Day.

cupcakes from baked by melissa

When you ordered a 25-count Christmas or Holiday Gift Box from Baked by Melissa in 2022, you could get another one for 50% off. Normally, two Holiday Gift Boxes would cost you $94, but with this discount, you got 50 cupcakes for $70.50.

Related: Like pumpkin pie? You’ll love these easy and delicious pumpkin pie cupcake recipes.

Sprinkles: Get a free red velvet cupcake with a promo code.

two cupcakes sitting side by side held in a red box

When you placed an online order of $15 or more at Sprinkles.com and entered the promo code FREERV during checkout, you received a free red velvet cupcake (regularly $5) added to your order. This code was valid from Dec. 12 – 18, 2022, so you could get your cupcake freebie on National Cupcake Day. This deal was valid for online orders and could not be combined with an existing deal.

Sprinkles also offered free customization (priced at $10) on a dozen cupcakes with the code FREECUSTOM during checkout.

The Cupcake Collection: Get six cupcakes for $1 when you buy a dozen.

In 2022, The Cupcake Collection in Nashville, TN. had a couple sweet offers. If you lived in the area you could have grabbed six cupcakes (pre-selected) for $1 when you purchased a dozen cupcakes in store. Or, you could have saved with free 2-day shipping when you used the promo code CUPCAKEDAY during checkout at TheCupcakeCollection.com.

Celebrate National Cupcake Day with these dessert deals.

A plate of M&M cookies

Not a fan of cupcakes? No problem; there were other dessert deals available for you to mark the occasion in 2022. Here were some deals that you can have used on Cupcake Day:

  • Cookies by Design: 15% off on orders of $49 or more with the code SANTA.

  • Dancing Deer: 20% off on your order when you use the code JINGLE.

  • Dunkin’: Get a free donut when you purchased a medium or large drink from Dec. 13 – 24 including National Cupcake Day.

  • Fairytale Brownie: Get 15% off select brownies when you used the code SALE.

  • Starbucks: Earned free “Stars” to use on free pastries and desserts with their Starbucks for Life game.

Looking for even more December food deals? We know every meal, treat, and drink that’s on discount during the last month of the year.

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