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Krispy Kreme Deals: Save 20% on Dolly Parton Doughnuts With Groupon Deal

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Listen, if you love donuts, you gotta love Krispy Kreme. It’s one of my favorite places to get a treat because it’s incredibly simple to get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts pretty much anytime.

Right now, you can save 20% off Krispy Kreme doughnuts, including the new Dolly Parton Southern Sweets Doughnut Collection with a Groupon deal.

Here's everything we know about the best Krispy Kreme deals, Krispy Kreme coupons, and everything else on the Krispy Kreme menu.

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Offers, prices, and local participation may vary.

Limited-time Deal: Save on the Dolly Parton Krispy Kreme collection with a 20% off Groupon deal.

ONLINE Deal
$20.00$25.00(20% off)

Everyday Deal: Save $10.99 when you buy a dozen Classic Assorted doughnuts.

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When there isn't a promotional deal, the best value you'll get at Krispy Kreme is on the Classic Assorted dozen. The classic sprinkle doughnuts are regularly $2.29 each. Buy a dozen assorted for just $16.49 and save $10.99 or 40% compared to buying them individually. That's like getting four free Krispy Kreme doughnuts when you buy them by the dozen.

The Original Glazed are $1.99 apiece. Buy a dozen for $14.99 and save $8.89 or 37%. Better yet, we often see Krispy Kreme coupons to get a second dozen at a hefty discount when you buy a dozen.

What’s on the Krispy Kreme full menu?

Now let’s dig into the full Krispy Kreme menu. TBH, the full menu really only has two things: doughnuts and coffee. They keep their menu fresh by adding new flavors every month and offering deals galore.

Here’s everything you can get from the Krispy Kreme full menu:

  • Original Glazed Doughnuts: $1.99 single / $5.49 for three / $14.99 dozen

  • Classic Doughnuts: $2.29 single / $16.49 dozen

  • Filled Doughnuts: $2.29 single / $16.49 dozen

  • Seasonal Doughnuts: $2.59 single / $18.99 dozen

  • Original Glazed Mini Doughnuts: $15.99 for 16

  • Assorted Mini Doughnuts: $17.49 for 16

  • Original Glazed Doughnut Holes: $4.19 for 10 / $6.69 for 24

  • Coffee: $2.49 for small / $2.69 for medium / $2.99 for large

The best way to be updated on all the Krispy Kreme deals? Keep an eye out on KCL to get all the free doughnuts. Here’s everything we know about how to get Krispy Kreme free donuts.

More ways to save and get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

1. Get your first free Krispy Kreme donut when you download their app.

a sign for a free donut at Krispy Kreme

When you download the Krispy Kreme app and become a Krispy Kreme Rewards member, you’ll get a free Original Glazed donut (regularly $1.99). Once you sign up, you’ll be able to find the coupon in the Offers section of the app. Keep in mind that the coupon has an expiration of about one month after signing up. Your expiration date will be listed in your Offers tab.

2. Earn 12 reward points for each $1 spent at Krispy Kreme.

Krispy Kreme revamped their rewards program in April 2024. Now, you will earn 12 points for every $1 you spend. You can redeem your points on a single doughnut, 3-pack, 6-pack, even a dozen doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate. Here's how many points you need to get freebies:

  • 150 - 250 points (spend $12.50 - $20.83)

    • Get an Original Glazed or Classic Doughnut or your choice of a Hot or Iced Brewed Coffee, or Hot Chocolate

  • 400 - 600 points (spend $33.33 - $50)

    • Get a 3-pack of Original Glazed or Classic Doughnuts or a Hot or Iced Specialty Latte

  • 800 - 1200 points (spend $66.67 - $100)

    • Get a 6-pack of Original Glazed or Classic Doughnuts

  • 1400 - 1700 points (spend $116.67 - $141.67)

    • Get a dozen Original Glazed or Classic Doughnuts

So, what do all these numbers mean when it comes to buying doughnuts? Here are a few examples of how you can earn the minimum and maximum points on the above list.

To earn the minimum 150 points you'll have to buy at least 7 or 3 (3-packs) Original Glazed doughnuts or 6 small Coffees. To earn the maximum 1700 points you'll need to buy 10 dozen Original Glazed doughnuts or 9 dozen Classic Doughnuts.

3. Get a Krispy Kreme free donut on your birthday just by being a rewards member.

A person's hand holding up a Krispy Kreme donut in front of a Krispy Kreme sign.

Be sure to add your birthday to the Krispy Kreme app so that you can claim your free Krispy Kreme birthday donut on the offers page. This coupon will last for your entire birthday month, so be sure to claim it before the month is over.

4. Pretty much any time there’s a holiday or special occasion, look out for Krispy Kreme coupons.

Woman in a graduation cap and gown sitting behind the wheel of a car.

Krispy Kreme celebrates major holidays by giving away free doughnuts, like the Krispy Kreme Halloween donuts promotion. Here’s a list of the best deals they’ve done in the past year:

  • Christmas: $1 for a dozen (regularly $14.99) on the week leading up to Christmas

  • Super Bowl Sunday: $13 for two dozen doughnuts (regularly $29.98)

  • National Doughnut Day (First Friday of June): Everyone got a free doughnut (regularly $1.99)

  • Fourth of July: BOGO deal on dozens

5. When the Krispy Kreme BOGO $1 deal happens, jump on it.

One of the best Krispy Kreme promotions ever is their BOGO $1 dozen. That’s right, buy one dozen at regular price, and the second dozen costs just $1.

Since one dozen of Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donuts costs $14.99, your price for two dozen comes out to only $15.99 — a 54% discount.

TIP: The Krispy Kreme discounts are random, so the best way to keep up with every Krispy Kreme deal, you should check out their Instagram or Twitter. Or you can keep up with our Krispy Kreme deals where we’ll give you every Krispy deal we can find.

6. Get the freshest doughnuts when the Krispy Kreme Hot Light is on.

The Krispy Kreme Hot Now sign lit up red.

The absolute best time to get an Original Glazed donut is when they’ve turned the Krispy Kreme Hot Light on. Workers turn that light on when the donuts have just come off the cooling rack and are at that gooey warm temperature.

And better yet, some locations will even give you a free donut if they have the Hot Light on. Doesn’t hurt to ask!

TIP: Leftover doughnuts last two to three days and up to six months if you freeze them. To refresh or reheat the doughnuts, a couple of minutes in an air fryer will give you the best results, but a microwave will work too.

7. Students get Krispy Kreme free donuts for every “A” on their report card.

krispy kreme donuts next to a child's report card

Students, just show your report card to the cashier and earn up to six Krispy Kreme free donuts. Some Krispy Kremes have age restrictions and might not participate, so make sure to check your local Krispy Kreme by giving them a call.

There are so many ways that good grades turn into student freebies.

8. Get a free dozen donuts every week when you’re a Krispy Kreme employee.

A "We're Hiring" sign on a Krispy Kreme door.

Become a Krispy Kreme employee (or as they call themselves, Krispy Kremers). You’ll be eligible for many employee benefits such as dental, vision, health, 401(k), life insurance, PTO, and tuition assistance.

Plus, you’ll get a 50% discount on all food and beverages as well as a free dozen doughnuts per week. Let that sink in … 624 doughnuts a year. Free.

Tip: If you’re looking for more companies that pay for your college, we’ve got you covered.

9. Dunkin’ Donuts has lower prices — except on doughnut holes.

Who’s cheaper, Krispy Kreme vs Dunkin’ Donuts? Overall, Krispy Kreme is more expensive than Dunkin’. Single doughnuts cost between $1.99 and $2.59 at Krispy Kreme — up to 35% more expensive than Dunkin’s $1.69 Classic doughnuts.

The one item cheaper at Krispy Kreme than Dunkin’? Doughnut holes. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ sell their doughnut holes for $0.28 and $0.36, respectively.

Note, if you buy a pack of 50 Dunkin' donut holes you can get the price per donut hole down to Krispy Kreme's $0.28, but you'll also have twice the donuts holes to eat.

10. Buy Krispy Kreme Bites at Walmart to save 22% on doughnut holes.

Boxes of Krispy Kreme bites in a Walmart shopping cart.

Walmart sells a few Krispy Kreme products, but the only one that’s worth getting is the Krispy Kreme Bites — which are basically Krispy Kreme doughnut holes.

The Bites at Walmart cost $4.14 for 20 ($0.21 each), while the doughnut holes at your local Krispy Kreme run $6.69 for 24 ($0.28 each). Buying the pre-packaged Bites at Walmart saves you 25%.

11. Don’t have a Krispy Kreme nearby? Walmart sells their doughnuts … for a tiny bit cheaper.

A stack of boxed dozens of Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts on a shelf at Walmart.

Have you seen the Krispy Kreme displays near the line of registers at Walmart? Now, they straight up don’t taste the same as the just-made doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, but you’ll get a slight discount — of $0.71 — on a dozen. The savings used to be $2.12 when you compared box per box, but with inflation, the savings are not the same.

You’re not going to be able to use most of these Krispy Kreme savings strategies on your doughnut purchase at Walmart, but we can help you save money at Walmart.

TIP: Check out the snack aisle for even more Krispy Kreme-themed snacks. In the past, Krispy Kreme has collaborated with Smartfood to make Krispy Kreme popcorn, and they’ve also collaborated with Jelly Belly to make donut-flavored jelly beans.

12. Place your first order on DoorDash to get Krispy Kreme delivered free.

A man standing on a front porch, delivering food in a doordash bag.

Krispy Kreme delivers via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and the Krispy Kreme app. Only DoorDash will give you free delivery on your first order from Krispy Kreme, but you won’t be able to get points toward the reward system — yet.

Here’s what you can expect for delivery fees from each service:

  • DoorDash: $0.99 delivery fee

  • Uber Eats: $3.99 delivery fee

  • Krispy Kreme App: $3.99 delivery fee

Before you order anything from a third-party delivery service, you should check out our DoorDash tips and Uber Eats tips.

13. Get free Krispy Kreme gift cards from Swagbucks.

A person's hands holding a cell phone displaying the page for a $5 Krispy Kreme gift card reward on the Swagbucks app

Swagbucks is an amazing program that gives you free gift cards just for answering surveys and watching videos — even Krispy Kreme gift cards.

Learn all about how to start getting freebies with Swagbucks.

14. Buy Krispy Kreme gift cards from Raise.com to save 23%.

When you buy Krispy Kreme gift cards from Raise.com, you’ll pay up to 23% less than the value of the card. I got a couple of $10 gift cards, but I only paid $15.36 each for them. Every little bit helps!

TIP: While you can’t add gift cards to the app, you can still get points toward freebies if you tell the cashier your phone number or email when you purchase your doughnuts.

More Krispy Kreme info.

There are 190 calories in each Krispy Kreme donut.

How many calories for a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut? There are 190 calories for an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme donut. Here’s more caloric information for the Krispy Kreme menu:

  • Large Latte ($4.09): 230 calories

  • Strawberry/Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles ($2.09): 260 calories

  • Original Filled Original Glazed ($2.19): 280 calories

  • Glazed Lemon Filled ($2.19): 290 calories

  • Chocolate Iced Custard Filled ($2.19): 300 calories

  • Iced Mocha ($4.59): 430 calories

There are a lot of limited-edition Krispy Kreme donuts.

Every month, Krispy Kreme releases a new limited-time flavor that you can enjoy for the month. They’ve also done Krispy Kreme Cinnamon Roll Sunday and Chocolate Donut Fridays.

Here are a few of our favorite exclusive Krispy Kreme donuts that have come out in the past:

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