National Cookie Day 2017: 9 Deals and Freebies

Or you might want to go to your local Whole Foods Market, where all of the cookies at their "cookie bar" are 50 percent off starting right now until National Cookie Day is over.

The first National Cookie Day was celebrated in 1987 when Matt Nader of the San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company said that having a day to celebrate cookies would be fun, much like having a day to celebrate secretaries. The event can be found in the 1980s "Sesame Street Dictionary", which was also published in the 1980s. Ten runners up will receive Holiday Cookie Tins filled with the brand's signature DoubleTree Cookies. Go here to find a location near you.

The Mega Cookie is being touted as the chain's "most anticipated innovation in 40 years": It's an oversized chocolate chip cookie that's almost three times the size of its most popular and best-selling item.

Mrs. Fields' new Mega Cookie is three times the size of the original (at left).

Cinnabon: In celebration of National Cookie Day, Cinnabon is making it easier than ever to decide between a cookie and a cinnamon roll by combining the two into a single treat: the Cookie BonBite.

Nestlé Toll House Café By Chip: Get a free regular cookie, no purchase necessary. They're available for $2.99 a limited time, but if you buy one today, you can get a free 8 oz. bottle of milk too. The offer is only valid on December 4th and no purchase will be necessary.

Mrs. Fields: All locations are giving away 400 free chocolate chip cookies (first come, first served), The Mercury News reports.

Amazon.com, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Whole Foods - There's not free cookies here, but you can get 50% off anything on the chain's cookie bars today.

This offer is valid from December 1, 2017 through December 4, 2017, while supplies last. The offer is good in USA stores only and only while supplies last.

Insomnia Cookies: Get a free traditional cookie with any in-store purchase.

  • Eleanor Harrison