Got Vaccinated? You Get a Free Krispy Kreme Donut Every Day in 2021

A Krispy Kreme doughnut sits on a white napkin against a COVID vaccine card.

A COVID-19 vaccine is our best hope of returning to normalcy — which is a pretty sweet reason to get your shot. Now Krispy Kreme is sweetening the deal.

If you show proof of vaccination, Krispy Kreme will give you a free Original Glazed donut. No purchase is required. But why stop at one? Your COVID-19 vaccination card can get you a free donut every day through Dec. 31 at participating locations.

How Do I Get My Free Krispy Kreme Donut?

If you’ve had at least one of your two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or you’ve gotten the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, bring your vaccination card to a Krispy Kreme to prove you’ve been jabbed. You just need to flash your card. Staff won’t photograph the card or record any personal information.

You can redeem the offer in-store or at the drive-thru. However, the freebie is not available if you’re ordering online or getting delivery.

What if you and all your newly vaccinated friends are craving a donut? No problem. Load ‘em up in the car and head to the drive-thru. Everyone gets a free donut, so long as each person in the car has a vaccination card. Visit Krispy Kreme’s website to find a participating location near you.

What if I’m Not Getting Vaccinated?

A lot of people want to get the vaccine but are still waiting for their dose. But if you’re choosing not to be vaccinated? We’ll echo what Krispy Kreme says on its website: Vaccination decisions should be made only after consulting with a health care provider.

If you haven’t gotten your vaccine for any reason, you can still swing by your local Krispy Kreme on Mondays through May 24. They’ll give you a free Original Glazed donut, plus a medium brewed hot coffee.

Robin Hartill is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder and the voice behind the Dear Penny personal finance advice column. She’s getting her vaccine (and her free donut) as soon as eligibility opens up to under-40s in Florida on April 5.