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Krispy Kreme Day of the Dozens Returns 12/12: What You Need to Know

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While festive cookies get all the attention during the holiday season, don’t let it distract you from the other essential round-shaped treat: doughnuts. And one of the biggest doughnut food holidays of the year is happening once again at Krispy Kreme on 12/12: Day of the Dozens.

Because of all the twelves in the date, Krispy Kreme is doing what they pretty much always do — practically give away doughnuts. If you’re wanting to get your own doughy wreaths of sugary goodness this holiday season, your time has come.

We’ll tell you how you can get the Day of the Dozens deal — plus point you toward more opportunities to get free Krispy Kreme all year long.

Looking for even more food deals near you? We’ve got you covered with our super list of every food deal you should know about.


Get an Original Glazed dozen for $1 with any dozen purchase on Krispy Kreme Day of the Dozens (12/12).

The four Elf-inspired doughnuts next to the seasonal Krispy Kreme box.

When you head to any Krispy Kreme on Dec. 12, anyone can get a dozen of the Original Glazed doughnuts for just $1 with purchase of any other dozen doughnuts — no Krispy Kreme Rewards account necessary.

You can buy the seasonal Elf Collection dozens (reg. $18.99), their Original Glazed dozens (reg. $14.49), and everything in between to qualify for the $1 Original dozen.

Just walk into your local Krispy Kreme and ask for the Day of the Dozens Krispy Kreme deal. You can’t get the deal via the Krispy Kreme app or website — it’s in-store only.


Get two Original Glazed dozens to maximize your savings.

A box of a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

If you were already planning on getting the Elf Collection doughnuts at some point this season, 12/12 is the day to do it — because you get the dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for just $1. But for the best overall deal, get two dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts. Instead of paying $28.98, you’ll only pay $15.49 for the two dozens — a 46.5% discount!

If you got the Elf doughnuts along with the glazed dozen, it’d still be a good deal — $19.99 instead of $33.48, which is a 40.3% discount.

NOTE: Each person can only use this deal twice per location, so you’ll only be able to get a maximum of 48 doughnuts per location with this discount.



Get a discounted Krispy Kreme gift card to increase your savings.

gift card deals - krispy kreme

One of the best ways to save at your favorite restaurants is to grab a discounted gift card. At Raise.com, we’re seeing discounts of up to 20% on Krispy Kreme gift cards, so that means you’ll get your dozens with an additional 20% savings.

If Raise.com runs out of gift cards, you’ll still be able to get a 5% discount on Krispy Kreme gift cards when you purchase them with a Target RedCard. That’s one of the many benefits of having a Target RedCard.

There are plenty of ways to get and use discounted gift cards to save on everything from clothing to food.


Use the Krispy Kreme Rewards program to get more points toward a free dozen.

Krispy Kreme app

When you get your BOGO $1 dozens, make sure to scan your Krispy Kreme app to work your way towards a free dozen. Once you purchase 12 dozen doughnuts through the app, you’ll get a free dozen that you can use on your next purchase.

With this deal, you’ll get two points closer to your free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. And with this deal occurring frequently throughout the year, the Krispy Kreme rewards program is one of the best restaurant rewards programs you can join.


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