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Attention, Class of 2022 — you’ve done the work, now enjoy the spoils! Celebrate your academic accomplishments with our list of freebies for graduates.
A bunch of restaurants and retailers are offering free and cheap stuff for you, making those soon-to-be-due student loans sting just a little less.
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. Free dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Krispy Kreme is giving away a box of their limited edition 2022 Graduate Dozen — including Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled, Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled, Cake Batter Filled, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles, and Yellow Iced, and Original Glazed doughnuts.
To get the deal, just bring in proof of graduating in 2022 — like a cap/gown, Class of 2022 shirt, class ring, graduation announcement, or senior student ID. It’s a one-day deal, but we know how you can get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts like all the time. (And you can always buy the special graduation dozen for $15.99 each.)
2. Free six-pack of cookies at Insomnia Cookies
Wear your cap and gown at your local Insomnia Cookies bakery between May 28 and June 30, 2022 to get a free six-pack of cookies with a $5 purchase.
And online, get 22% off Cookie Cakes (whether you pick up your order or have it delivered or shipped) through 3 a.m. on May 23, 2022 when you use the coupon code GRAD22 at checkout.
3. Free Whataburger table tent with purchase of a T-shirt
Buy a Class of 2022 T-shirt from Whataburger and they’ll give you a free graduation table tent (worth a couple of bucks) while supplies last.
4. Free quart of ice cream at Baskin Robbins
Purchase $30 worth of Baskin Robbins online, and get a free Pre-Packed Quart when you use the coupon code CELEBRATE through May 31, 2022. They also have a bunch of graduation-themed ice cream cakes.
5. Free Office 365 Education software
Students and teachers from eligible schools can sign up to receive Office 365 Education for free. The software includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Team — valued at around $70 per year. A valid school email address is required for this freebie.
6. Free gift cards at Applebee’s, Chili’s, Red Lobster, Moe’s, and more
Buy gift cards for your grad this year at their favorite restaurant and get bonus gift cards.
Buy $50, Get $10
- Applebee’s through June 26, 2022
- Bonefish Grill through June 19, 2022
- Carraba’s Italian Grill through June 19, 2022
- Chili’s through June 26, 2022
- IHOP through July 17, 2022
- Miller’s Ale House through June 26, 2022
- On the Border (no end date specified)
- Outback Steakhouse through June 19, 2022
- Red Lobster through June 26, 2022
Buy $25, Get $5
- Blaze Pizza through June 30, 2022
- Dickey’s Barbecue Pit through June 30, 2022
- McAlister’s Deli through June 19, 2022
- Moe’s Southwest Grill through June 19, 2022
- Red Robin through June 19, 2022
- Schlotzsky’s through August 16, 2022
- Smashburger through July 31, 2022
7. Free Amazon Prime Student membership for six months
Get access to thousands of free TV shows and movies, ad-free music, Prime-exclusive deals, free delivery, and more with a free trial of Amazon Prime Student. Once your six-month trial ends, the monthly fee is just $7.49.
8. Free cake with 10-piece Long John Silver’s Family Meal or larger
When you buy a 10-piece or larger family meal at Long John Silver’s, for a limited time they’ll throw in a lemon cake or triple chocolate fudge cake for free. Works for a graduation party.
9. Free professional memberships for engineers and planners
Students can join professional societies for free like the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Planning Association. Graduates get 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.
10. Free student discounts from H&M, Best Buy, Apple, and more
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):
- ASOS: 10% off when you register and verify your student status
- Best Buy: Exclusive student deals when you sign up for a free account
- Apple: Exclusive student deals through Apple Education Pricing
- H&M: 20% off your entire purchase
- J.Crew: 15% off your entire purchase in store with valid student ID
- ModCloth: 25% off when you register and verify your student status with UNiDAYS
- Madewell: 15% off when you show your valid student ID in store
- ghd: 10% off when you verify your student ID with UNiDAYS