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Winn-Dixie, Bashas’ give away treats for Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day, and many retailers have chosen to celebrate by giving away doughnuts in stores.

Customers at Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo stores will be treated to a free jumbo doughnut hole today. The retailers promoted the giveaway on Facebook with comical videos.


Bashas’ ran a contest on its Facebook page to win three dozen doughnuts. The winner was announced yesterday.


At Big Y, customers can buy 12 doughnuts for the price of six.


Rather than do a giveaway, Coborn’s chose to highlight the origins of National Donut Day, which commemorates the Salvation Army “donut lassies” who brought doughnuts to American soldiers during World War I. Coborn’s plans to donate $1 from the purchase of every 8-count box of doughnuts to the Salvation Army.

“Donut Days is a fun opportunity for each of us to make a difference,” Rebecca Kurowski, communications manager at Coborn’s, said in a media statement. “Not only are we raising awareness of the ongoing funding needs for programs that help families in need, but we’re also giving our customers a fun and easy way to make an impact when they purchase these sweet treats to share.”

Coborn’s also made a humorous video to promote the event.

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