As somebody who loves Krispy Kreme doughnuts (yes, I am one of those people), I rarely get to eat them as the closest Krispy Kreme is a long way off my bike travel route. Plus, eating two dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts by myself would be a bad thing.
You can see the offer on Krispy Kreme’s main site: https://www.krispykreme.com/. It’s buy a dozen doughnuts, get one dozen glazed original doughnuts free. The offer is only valid one day. Don’t be surprised if there are long lines or extended wait times at some locations on Friday.
I saw several Facebook posts about getting free doughnuts from Krispy Kreme on Friday, July 27, 2018. I don’t automatically assume these kinds of posts are true as too often they are false, but I also don’t assume they are automatically false even if a fairly high percentage turn out to be false. Most often, it’s a mix of true and false claims. For example, many of the people I saw posting on Facebook left out you need to buy a dozen doughnuts to get the free offer – they saw or heard a snippet of the story and ran with it. I see a similar thing when Subway does its BOGO (Buy One Get One) sub deal since Subways in different countries often do BOGO at a different time of the year than Subways in the U.S.
If it’s something that I find interesting that sounds like it may be too good to be true, I research it on the company’s website, online news outlets, and locally if the business has a store in my area. In this case, I saw plenty of media outlets reporting it, but given how often they get things wrong to varying degrees, I decided Krispy Kreme’s website was the best place to verify or disprove the various posts on Facebook. And overall, I always encourage checking out the company’s website FIRST as they are best source for free or sale prices. There are rare occasions where other sites are better sources, like the websites that “leak” the Black Friday/Cyber Monday” sales since some of those sites have been given details from companies offering the sales.
As noted above, Krispy Kreme’s website clearly states the Buy One Dozen, get one dozen original glazed doughnuts free. The key restrictions listed on the website are
Offer valid 07/27/18 only at participating Krispy Kreme shops. Not valid with any other offers.
Check with your Krispy Kreme before ordering to make sure they are participating. Also, make sure you aren’t trying to combine the order with another offer.