We may never see eye to eye on important matters of taste, like whether raisins belong in cookies or whether chocolate confections are better. However, we can all get behind one thing: free dessert.
As Thrillist helpfully points out, today (December 4) is National Cookie Day, and a few businesses are celebrating by giving away free goodies. You'll get a complimentary cookie—no questions asked—if you drop by any Insomnia Cookies, Great American Cookies, or DoubleTree by Hilton location today. (You don't even have to be a Hilton guest to take advantage of this offer!)
A couple other chains will hand over the goods once you've completed some quick tasks. Hot Box Cookies asks you to like and retweet this tweet first, and the Potbelly Sandwich Shop says customers must download the Potbelly Perks app and sign up for an account to claim their complimentary cookie.
And then there are the cookies that come "free" with a purchase. Both Mrs. Fields and Coolhaus will hand over a cookie when you buy any other item. At Nestle Toll House Cafe outlets, you can buy three cookies and get three more free. The restaurant chain Schlotzsky's is offering a free cookie with the purchase of an entree, and you'll also get a cookie when you buy a sandwich at Penn Station East Coast Subs.