June 4th, also known as National Donut Day, is upon us- and with it comes free donuts across the country, which is pretty cool.
Thing to bear in mind for this year: Dunkin’ Donuts is requiring the purchase of a beverage to snag a freebie, while Krispy Kreme is just handing out free donuts willy nilly to any old person who walks through their door. (Amusingly, everyone posting on Dunkin’s Facebook wall seems to want to disseminate that particular nugget of information.) Dunkin’ Donuts has been fairly quiet (although it is a Facebook event) on the promotion this time around, though, which could possibly be a reaction to their less than successful iced coffee promotion last month that caused a bit of social media uproar.
Krispy Kreme is also promoting the free donut thing on Facebook and Twitter, but the company is significantly less ubiquitous than Dunkin’, so you might want to check the site for locations near you. And of course, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ aren’t the only two donut players in the game- local, independent shops could be running the same promotion, so you might want to check those out, too.