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Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts For A Year?

This is NOT a sponsored post, only a recap of a recent experience.

Once a month for the next year I will receive FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have been my favorite doughnuts since I was a child. The gas station around the corner from my childhood home would get a fresh delivery of them around 10:00pm every night. Sometimes my mom, sister and I would sit in the car, waiting for the Krispy Kreme truck to arrive. We would save the doughnuts for the next morning’s breakfast. Thinking about it makes me laugh, but these treats are just that good!

Why I Am Getting Free Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme has just opened it’s third store here in Columbus. This third location is five minutes from my house. When I learned that this store was going up, I KNEW I wanted to be at the grand opening. I read all about the event’s details on the official KK website and was prepared to be there. Well, this past Tuesday at 4:00am, I woke up, freshened up and drove to the new store for its grand opening. When I arrived about 4:45am there was a nice size line wrapped around the building. It was pretty quiet and calm and most definitely, chilly.

I got in line and soon found out I was the 80th person (later became the 79th) to join the crowd–just the news I wanted to hear! The first 100 were guaranteed to win doughnuts for a year. The very first person in line, who was a slim built man in his 30’s, won a prize of free doughnuts every week for a year–that’s a LOT of doughnuts! The first 150 people in line also received a commemorative shirt.

After the clock struck 6:00am, the store officially opened and the smell of doughnuts and coffee overwhelmed us all. Take a look inside:

Winners of the doughnuts for a year received a punch card and were allowed to receiver their doughnuts for the month that day. I took advantage of the deal by getting a dozen original glaze and added a couple more dozens of the same on top of that. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a favorite amongst family and friends, so I got extra to share.

You normally won’t find me in many grand opening lines or Black Friday shopping crowds, but I thoroughly enjoyed the grand opening experience Krispy Kreme offered to Columbus. Now to have self-control and avoid the place until it’s time to use my free doughnuts card.

Have you ever stood in line at a similar event?

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