How to Get Free Krispy Kreme Donuts

9 Times of the Year You Can Get Free Krispy Kreme Donuts

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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 rewards club, downloading their app, celebrating your birthday, donning a Halloween costume, and even just stopping by the store at the right time.

Join Krispy Kreme Rewards

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

Sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards 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 emails throughout the year that contain coupons for more free donuts or discounts.

Download the Krispy Kreme Rewards App

Need another free doughnut right away? I've got you covered.

Download the Krispy Kreme app, available for Android and iOS, join their rewards program, and you'll get a free donut automatically added to your account. This is a separate account than their online rewards program, so be sure to get your free donut this way as well. No purchase necessary!

Keep that app installed because various offers and discounts will be offered to Krispy Kreme Rewards members who have the app, including coupons for free doughnuts.

Put on Your Halloween Costume

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. Kids and adults can both get into the fun. Here are the details for Halloween 2018.

Celebrate 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 7, 2019, and ask for your free donut. This is valid in US and Canadian Krispy Kreme's. 

Visit On Your Your Birthday

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

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

Look for the Krispy Kreme "Hot" Sign

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.

Get 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 so you can plan ahead.

Visit on National Coffee Day

To celebrate National Coffee Day, September 29, 2018, 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. I think starting the day out with a free donut is a great way to make up for that lost hour of sleep.

The next time Daylight Savings Time comes around is Sunday, March 10, 2019.