You’ve all heard the idiom “don’t take any wooden nickels”,  but we say “do take our wooden donuts“.

Happy National Donut Day 2012!

Celebrate  with Melissa and Doug Wooden Stackable Donuts. Making a doughnut selection has never been so much fun! The “yummiest” decision your little baker will have to make is which of the twelve delicious-looking, self-stick toppings to place on the six doughnuts in this wooden pretend food set. Young chefs will love changing the toppings on the wooden doughnuts to make Doughnut specials every day!

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day, and that is every year. Now more importantly,  you can find out which doughnut chains around the country are offering FREE donuts all day long to acknowledge the hol-e-day.

Krispy Kreme, the possible creator of  National Doughnut Day (event page on Facebook), invites folks to visit  one of their participating stores  to get a free donut of any variety, and NO purchase is necessary.  LaMar’s Donuts,  is also offering one freebie per customer, no strings attached.

Shipley Do-Nuts is another chain having the free in their deal. They are affectionately described as located in “the do-nut belt”: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

The Dunkin’ Donuts deal is not totally free, but just purchase a beverage — and they’ll give you a free doughnut.

If your donut craving hinges on FREE, we suggest calling the store first to be certain it is participating.

Help! Spelling police if you are watching, is it donut or doughnut, please let us know. There is something about cops and donuts, right?

Happy National Donut or Doughnut Day!