How to Get Free Krispy Kreme Donuts

11 Times of the Year You Can Get Free Krispy Kreme Dounuts

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Did you know that there are several times during the year that you can get free Krispy Kreme donuts? It may sound like a sweet dream but it's actually one very scrumptious reality.

Get free Krispy Kreme donuts for joining their eclub, celebrating your birthday, talking like a pirate, donning a Halloween costume, and even just stopping by the store at the right time.

Get Free Krispy Kreme Donuts on National Doughnut Day

Krispy Kreme also gives out free doughnuts to celebrate National Doughnut Day which happens the first Friday in June.

There's no purchase necessary, you just have to show up on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ask for your free donut. This is valid at the US and Canadian Krispy Kreme's. 

Free Krispy Kreme Donuts for Election Day

Come into Krispy Kreme on Tuesday, November 8 and you can get a free doughnut if you're wearing your "I Voted" sticker or tell an employee that you voted through an absentee ballot. Here's a list of participating locations for this year.

Join Friends of Krispy Kreme and Get a Free Donut

Do you want a free Krispy Kreme doughnut right now? No problem!

Sign up for the Friend of Krispy Kreme E-Club and you'll immediately get an email that you can take to your nearest Krispy Kreme and redeem for a free doughnut of your choice. Now that's my kind of instant gratification.

By being part of their email list, you may also get periodic coupons other times during the year for more free donuts or discounts.

Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut When You Download Their Rewards App

Download the Krispy Kreme app, join their rewards program, and you'll get a free donut automatically added to your account.

No purchase necessary!

Celebrate Your Birthday With a Free Krispy Kreme Donut

Krispy Kreme regularly sends out coupons for a free Krispy Kreme donut during the month of your birthday.

To get this sweet birthday treat, you'll need to be a member of the Friends of Krispy Kreme E-Club. Be sure to enter your birthday when you register so they'll know when to send the coupon for your free birthday doughnut.

The Krispy Kreme "Hot" Sign May Mean Free Doughnuts

Drive by a Krispy Kreme and look to see if their "Hot" neon red sign is lit shouting out to the world that they just made a batch of their original glazed doughnuts. Some stores and this isn't necessarily at all the stores, will give away free hot doughnuts off the line to customers that come in during this time.

Put on Your Halloween Costume for a Free Krispy Kreme Donut

Krispy Kreme usually runs a promotion each year on Halloween for free donuts. If you come into a Krispy Kreme on October 31st wearing a costume, you'll get a free doughnut.

Free Krispy Kreme Donuts on Veterans Day

Veterans can stop by Krispy Kreme on Veterans Day and get a free doughnut and a small coffee. Here's a complete list of free food available on Veterans Day.

Free Doughnut and a Coffee on National Coffee Day

To celebrate National Coffee Day, September 29, 2017, you can head out to Krispy Kreme and get a free coffee as well as a doughnut.

You'll get a free original glazed doughnut and a 12 oz.

cup of brewed coffee.

Daylight Savings Day Means Free Krispy Kreme Donuts

For the last few years, Krispy Kreme has given away free donuts on the Sunday that daylight savings day begins. The next time Daylight Savings Time comes around is Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Get a Free Krispy Kreme Donut on April Fool's Day

On April Fool's Day, April 1, you can stop into Krispy Kreme and get a free original glazed donut to celebrate "Doughnut Harvest". You can visit their Donut Harvest page to see which Krispy Kreme's are participating. 

Put on Your Halloween Costume for a Free Krispy Kreme Donut

Krispy Kreme usually runs a promotion each year on Halloween for free donuts. If you come into a Krispy Kreme on October 31st wearing a costume, you'll get a free doughnut.