Sorry, dads. This one's for the grads.

By Tim Nelson
May 09, 2021
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It's hard to envy the classes of 2020 or 2021. Whether high school or college, the past three semesters have been a little less than ideal, radically altering what should be some of the best years of a student's life — and not for the better. 

Still, when life gives a graduate lemons, they might as well get some doughnuts out of it (at least I think that's how the saying goes). A new promotion from Krispy Kreme finds the glazed doughnut purveyors ready and willing to make life a little sweeter for anyone graduating high school or college this year with a special "Graduate Dozen" available for the low, low price of $0.

Compared to Krispy Kreme's other trending promotion, which gives you a free Original Glazed Doughnut with proof of vaccination, the Graduate Dozen is a special offering designed to celebrate one of life's sweetest moments. In addition to existing classics like Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, and Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles, there's a whole suite of doughnuts in the dozen tailor-made for the class of 2021. Among them are Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled, a White Iced Original glazed, a Cake Batter Filled, and Strawberry Iced Kreme Filled doughnuts, which join forces to spell out 2021. Rounding things out is a Yellow Iced Original Glazed doughnut, because why not. 

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Credit: Courtesy of Krispy Kreme

For grads, grabbing this dozen should prove easier than acing your final exams. Anyone can roll up to a participating Krispy Kreme and purchase a Graduate Dozen between May 10 and 16 to celebrate the occasion, but May 13 is when this year's seniors truly get to shine. That's when they can claim a free Graduate Dozen (while supplies last) simply by showing up in a cap and gown or any other "Class of 2021" gear.

So if you're looking for a way to make your socially distanced graduation at least a little more delicious, you could certainly do much worse than grabbing a Graduate Dozen on the way to the ceremony. And if you do manage to grab them for free on May 13, it's a much better deal than spending $10 on some avocado toast.