Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Can Be Yours For The Day Of The Dozens On Dec. 12, 2015

Good news, pastry fans: Krispy Kreme is giving out free doughnuts again, just in time for the holiday season. For the Krispy Kreme Day of the Dozens promotion on Dec. 12, 2015, you can buy one dozen doughnuts and walk away with two dozen — and I don't know about you, but very few things brighten up my day quite the same way that free doughnuts do. Unlike a lot of Krispy Kreme promos, where you either have to dress up in order to get your free pastries or just show up, you do need a coupon for this one…. but this is not your standard coupon. Oh no. It's something much, much more interesting.

The relevant details are as follows: On Saturday, Dec. 12 — that's this Saturday, if you're keeping track — bring the coupon to a participating Krispy Kreme location. Scanning it will net you a dozen free Original Glazed doughnuts, as long as you purchase a dozen as well. That means you're getting two dozen doughnuts for the price of one dozen. What you do with your extra dozen is up to you; I recommend sharing them ('tis the season and all), but that's just me. You could also, I don't know, build a variation on a gingerbread house with them. Or just eat them all. Your call. Unfortunately the promo isn't available in Puerto Rico, but according to the official #DayOfTheDozens website, it does include locations in the United States, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, the UK, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia.

But here's the unique bit: The coupon is a video. This video, in fact:

Yep. Those are real doughnuts. And that's an actual barcode made out of doughnut glaze. Apparently you can actually scan the barcode from the video. Talk about advancements in doughnut technology.

I've also taken the liberty of making it into a GIF for you:

How mesmerizing is that?

And if you're not a fan of these newfangled smartphone things, you can also always go to the Krispy Kreme #DayOfTheDozens website and print out a regular ol' paper coupon.

As is usually the case with Krispy Kreme's free doughnut deals, this one is running for one day only. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 12!

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