I Run On Dunkins

Welcome to today’s edition of App Saturday.  While you reading this, I am probably drinking my iced mocha coffee from Dunkin Donuts.  I’m not going to lie, when I first found out I was moving south, I panicked.  Back home in New England, Dunkin Donuts reigns supreme.  The further west (and South) you go, the more Starbucks seems to pop up.  I love Starbucks, I do, but my wallet doesn’t, and neither does my stomach.  It can be a bit too rich for my tastes.  No, my heart belongs to the double D.


dd america

When Dunkin Donuts first came out with their app, I didn’t exactly jump on board.  I just didn’t like the idea of pre-loading at least $10 onto the App, and paying for my coffee with my phone.  Why?  Well, I should probably mention that I am a creature of habit.  It can be very hard for me to get out of my routines.  After awhile though, I had to admit that the Dunkin Donuts App was the way to go.  Here’s why:

  • I never carry cash.  I am already paying for my order with my card, so I might as well get with the program, and load that money onto the DD card.
  • I go to Dunkin Donuts EVERYDAY.  This is not an exaggeration.  Every morning, you can find me sitting in the drive-through.  My love for iced coffee has been factored into the family budget.  If I’m buying something everyday, I NEED to be saving money on it somehow.  The App lets me earn points on the things I buy, which amounts to a FREE coffee.  Yes!
  • I think I just mentioned that I’m sitting in the drive-through everyday.  Luckily, Dunkins has this neat feature called Order on-the-go.  I can place my order right on my phone before I drive to Dunkins, and when I arrive at the order station I just tell them I placed an order on the App, and give them my name.  (This may not be available at every location).
  • I have only been living in the South since January, so I am still learning my way around.  The Dunkin Donuts App helped me to find the closest Dunkins near me!  It also tells me the hours, and whether or not it has a drive-through.  (This is essential, because I hate having to get out of the car with kids more than I have too).

dd coffee

I mentioned that I can earn FREE coffee, but the perks don’t stop there!  Their current promotion is offering a free $5 when you sign up for Visa Checkout, and add at least $10 to your DD card.  I just did it earlier today, and they added the $5 right away!  That’s two small iced coffees, for free!

The App will also offer monthly bonus points on select items, allowing you to rack up those points even faster!  (I currently have 8 free coffees on my account, just to give you an idea of how much I love my coffee.  The free coffees are good for 3 months, so you aren’t forced to use them right away).

Do you have a birthday?  I bet you do, and if so, then you get a free coffee on your birthday!  If you don’t have a birthday, then I’m sad for you.


Ready to get signed up?  Click here to get started!  There really is no downside.  Well, I guess there is, if you prefer Starbucks.  If you are a Starbucks lover, there is an App for you too.  (But something tells me you are a Dunkins lover if you are reading this).  So what are you waiting for?  Get signed up!  Already a member?  Comment below, and let’s bond over our love for coffee!

xo Kat



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