A Dozen FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to all Graduates on May 19

Krispy Kreme wants to give all graduates a reason to celebrate since they won’t get a traditional graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Click here to FIND THE NEAREST LOCATION


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Since many graduates won’t get to walk the stage, Krispy Kreme is offering up something sweet for both high school and college seniors across the nation: On May 19, seniors can get a 2020 “Graduate Dozen” free by wearing their cap and gown, or other Class of 2020 swag to prove their senior status, to a participating shop. Any of the items, below, will do:

    • Cap and gown with 2020 tassel
    • Class of 2020 apparel (t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.)
    • 2020 letterman jacket featuring senior status
    • 2020 class ring
    • Graduation announcement featuring name with matching ID
    • Student photo ID featuring senior status
  • Other Class of 2020 senior swag

“On 5/19 seniors can get one 2020 Graduate Dozen FREE by wearing their cap and gown, or other Class of 2020 swag proving their senior status, to their local Krispy Kreme shop,” the chain said on its website. The new dozen will be available for regular purchase staring May 18 to May 24.


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In March, Krispy Kreme began offering a free dozen of its glazed doughnuts on Monday. That promotion continued through National Nurses Week, which started on May 6.

Because the promotion is not available for online ordering, it remains unclear on what social distancing and safety procedures Krispy Kreme will have in place for seniors who show up decked out in their graduation gear to pick up their free dozen. We reached out to the chain for comment and has yet to receive a reply.

While the promotion does come at a time when many states have undergone partial reopenings amid the pandemic, some states which have Krispy Kreme locations — such as California, Washington, and New York — are still shut down or restricted with customers unable to enter the physical locations of stores and restaurants. 

Even for states that have partially reopened or are planning to reopen parts of their economies soon, larger social distancing measures are still being encouraged, if not outright enforced, essentially barring customers from stepping into a physical restaurant location.


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