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Now that graduation is over for this year, it’s time to turn to the Class of 2024! Once you’ve done the work, get ready to enjoy the spoils! Celebrate your academic accomplishments with our list of graduation freebies for high school or college graduates.

A bunch of restaurants and retailers will be offering free and cheap stuff for you, making those soon-to-be-due student loans sting just a little less. Here are the best of the best graduation freebies and deals you can get as a 2024 graduate. The following are deals we expect to see in 2024 based off what we saw in 2023.

Congratulations! You’ll want to download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app to keep the freebies and savings coming.

Prices and offers may vary between locations.


1. Graduation freebies: Free six-pack of cookies at Insomnia Cookies with purchase.

graduate holding a chocolate chunk insomnia cookie and box

In 2023, local Insomnia Cookies bakeries offered graduates a free six-pack of cookies (with a $5 purchase) if you wore your cap and gown. You had to mention the deal and show proof of 2023 graduation if you didn’t have a cap & gown. Offer was valid though June 18, 2023.


2. Free Whataburger table tent with purchase of a T-shirt

two graduates holding their caps and a class of 2023 whataburger table tent

When you bought a Class of 2023 T-shirt from Whataburger by May 21, 2023, they gave you a free graduation table tent (worth a couple of bucks).


3. Free meal at the Looking Glass Brewing Company

The Looking Glass Brewing Company in Dewitt, Michigan, gave 2023 graduates a free meal on the house when you verified your eligibility. They also held a $50 gift card giveaway (four winners). Limit was one meal/drawing entry per graduate, which was held on June 1, 2023.


4. Free Office 365 Education software

Student typing on a laptop outside, sitting on a bench underneath a red awning

Students and teachers from eligible schools could receive Office 365 Education for free. The software included Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Team — valued at around $70 per year. A valid school email address was required for this freebie.


5. Free Amazon Prime Student membership for six months

A person sitting at a laptop computer with the Amazon Prime Student sign-up page open on the screen.

Amazon offered Prime-exclusive deals, free delivery, and more with a free trial of Amazon Prime Student ($7.49 after trial period).


6. Free professional memberships for engineers and planners

Students could join like the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Planning Association. Graduates got their first year of membership to the Society of Petroleum Engineers for free.

These offer great networking opportunities, mentors, and more education about your field.


7. Free gift cards at Applebee’s, Chili’s, Red Lobster, Moe’s, and more

A person holding a Chilis gift card while sitting at a table with food and a menu on the table.

Gift cards are always great gifts for your grads.

When you bought $50 in gift cards, you got $10 in bonus cards

When you bought $25, you got $5 in bonus cards

Other Gift Card Deals

  • Panda Express offered a free Panda bowl when you bought $30 in gift cards between May 15 – 27, 2023
  • Red Lobster gave two $10 bonus coupons with every $50 in gift cards you bought.


8. Save 15% off Minted Graduation Cards and Gifts.

when you used the promo code CLASSOF2023 you saved 15% off graduation cards and gifts at Minted.com. Gifts included journals, puzzles, calendars, personal stationary and more. This offer was good until 11:59 PT on May 22, 2023. KCL even had a promo code KRAZY for 20% off Minted for graduates!


9. Up to 25% off Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements had two promotions, 15% or 25% off select graduation arrangements.

Related: We can help you find even more Edible Arrangements coupon codes to use year-round.


10. Enjoy a 10% discount on Potbelly Catering.

When you used the code GRAD23 you saved 10% on Potbelly catering orders of $100 or more. They offered various options including Potbelly’s Grad bundles.


11. Score an extra $500 off a new Nissan.

Recent college graduates got $500 cash back on top of current offers on a new Nissan, thanks to Nissan’s College Grad Program. You had to prove eligibility.


12. Student discounts from H&M, Best Buy, Apple, & more

A student wearing a mask, holding up her ID card for Boise State University.

Many retailers offer discounts specifically for college students. Here are just a few (although we’ve got a MUCH LARGER list of discounts for college students):

Krispy Kreme Graduate Freebie

Graduates who went to their nearby Krispy Kreme location on May 24, 2023 got a free Original Glazed Dozen & Dough-ploma. You needed to wear your cap & gown, 2023 senior swag or provide other proof of graduation such as school ID. Offer was one per graduating senior.

Free Food & Discounts We Expect to See Next Year for the Class of 2024