January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross Northeast
Division and Dunkin Donuts have teamed up for a “Give a Pint, Get a Pound”
promotion. Donate a pint of blood any time in January, and you’ll get a coupon
for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee. To find a local Red Cross blood drive
in your area, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Dunkin Brands is celebrating England’s new arrival with a princely pastry and a royal baby bump cake.
Royal Munchkins, old-fashioned donut holes dipped in pink, blue and white sprinkles, will be available for a limited time this week at participating Dunkin’ Donuts.
For those awaiting the arrival of their own little prince or princess, Dunkin Donut sister brand, Baskin-Robbin,s has introduced a Baby Shower Cake. Decorated with baby booties, the 9-inch round cake can be customized with choice of ice cream and cake flavors, is available year-round at participating Baskin-Robbins locations and sells for $31.99.
“Our Royal Munchkin and Baby Shower Cake offer guests a fun and easy way to celebrate the joy and excitement of a new baby,” said Dunkin’ Brands’ CEO and Chairman Nigel Travis. ”We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the newest addition to the Royal Family.”
This isn’t the first time that Dunkin Brands has gone royal. In 2011, the company commemorated William and Kate’s Royal Wedding with a Dunkin’ Donuts Royal Wedding Donut and Baskin-Robbins’ Royal Wedding Ice Cream Cake.
Friday, June 7, is National Donut Day, and Chimirri’s Italian Pastry Shoppe, 1075 Silas Deane Highway, in Wethersfield is celebrating with free “Hartford Cream Donuts” on Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The confections are filled with canoli cream and topped with chocolate ganace.) Information: www.chimirrispastry.com.
Dunkin’ Donuts is also marking the day with a goodie giveaway. Stop by a participating location, buy any beverage and you’ll get a free doughnut-of-your-choice. Information: DunkinDonuts.com.
Here’s a sweetheart of a freebie for morning commuters. On Wednesday, Feb. 13,
from 7 to 9 a.m., Dunkin Donuts will be giving away more than 1,000 boxes of
heart-shaped doughnuts and balloons near the Old State House in Hartford and at
Broadway and York streets in downtown New Haven.
January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross Northeast Division and Dunkin Donuts have teamed up for a “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” promotion. Donate a pint of blood any time in January and you’ll get a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee. To find a local Red Cross blood drive in your area, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and
enter your Zip code.
There is such a thing as a free lunch. Dunkin’ Donuts and Foodshare are offering a free picnic lunch in Hartford’s Bushnell Park (near the carousel) on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to anyone who makes a donation of $1 or more to Foodshare. Be one of the first 200 guests and you’ll get a free Dunkin’ Donuts luch tote as well. Along with free food, the event includes music, games, face painting, and balloons and giveaways. (Offer valid for the first 750 guests, while supplies last).