Krispy Kreme offering a dozen free donuts to 2021 high school and college graduates

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By , Audacy

Earning your diploma just got a little sweeter.

Krispy Kreme will once again honor high school and college graduates with a free dozen donuts.

To obtain the “Graduate Dozen” for free, seniors need to wear their cap and gown or other “Class of 2021” graduation swag to a participating Krispy Kreme location on Thursday, May 13th. A student ID which indicates senior status will also be accepted.

“It’s been a tough year for this year's graduates, marked by virtual learning, canceled sports, limited school activities, altered or eliminated proms and non-traditional graduation ceremonies. But the class of 2021 persevered through it all,” said Dave Skena, Chief Marketing Officer for Krispy Kreme, in a press release.

“We admire them, we’re proud of them and we want to celebrate all of them by giving them a special Graduate Dozen completely free at their local Krispy Kreme.”

The Graduate Dozen includes three Original Glazed donuts, two Chocolate Iced with sprinkles, two Strawberry Iced with sprinkles, two Yellow Iced Original Glazed, one Cake Batter Filled, one Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled, and one Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled.

The center row of donuts also features "2021" written in icing.

While friends and families of graduates will be able to purchase the special dozen at participating locations from May 10th through the 16th, only senior grads will get the 12 doughnuts free on May 13th.

Krispy Kreme offered the “Graduate Dozen” last year as most graduation ceremonies were canceled due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the chain announced they were giving away a free donut to anyone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals who flash their vaccination card at locations nationwide will get a free glazed donut. The promotion will run "anytime, any day, every day for the rest of the year," and no purchase is necessary to get the freebie.

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