Krispy Kreme's Leap Day Deal Is Probably Best For Feeding A Crowd

krispy kreme glazed donuts
krispy kreme glazed donuts - Krispy Kreme

Leap for joy, donut fans; this Leap Day just got a whole lot sweeter. Krispy Kreme announced it is celebrating the quadrennial event in its signature style -- with free and discounted donuts. For 24 hours, Krispy Kreme will offer a dozen of its original glazed donuts for a discounted price. While usually a dozen costs $12.99 on average (prices may vary from state to state), customers can pick up a dozen for $2.29. There's a catch, of course, in that you must first purchase a dozen for the regular price to get the promotional price on the second. Sure, two dozen donuts might seem like a lot, but think of all the brownie points you'll score with friends, family, and co-workers.

If your birthday happens to fall on February 29 (1 in 1,461 odds), then you can also score some free donuts. "An extra day in the year is an irresistible opportunity for Krispy Kreme to be extra-sweet to our guests," Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme, said in a statement. "So, we're sweetening Leap Day by the dozens, including for fans whose true birthday comes around only every four years."

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Bring Your License To Get Free Donuts

box of krispy kreme glazed donuts
box of krispy kreme glazed donuts - Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme won't just take your word that February 29 is your birthday; be sure to bring along some official proof to get your free donuts. If it's not your birthday, don't fret; you can still pick up some birthday rewards when it is your big day (although it likely won't be a free dozen). If you sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards, you'll receive a code for a free donut and coffee during your birth month. In this case, however, you will have to sign up for the rewards program to net the free items, while the Leap Day promotion requires no prior sign-up or enrollment.

If you plan on grabbing some Original Glaze donuts, you may want to hit Krispy Kreme when the hot and ready sign is on. Typically, the restaurant chain makes a fresh batch of donuts in the morning and evening. However, Krispy Kreme will probably be busy all of Leap Day, so keep that in mind if you don't like crowds or can't stand to wait.

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