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Here's How to Score a Free Dozen Donuts at Krispy Kreme

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Every year, on December 12th, millions of Americans wake up to find their stockings stuffed with a dozen beautiful glazed donuts as part of the “Day of the Dozens." OK, OK — it doesn’t actually happen that way, but you can celebrate the double dozen date (12/12, get it?), this Saturday, by scoring a dozen free donuts at Krispy Kreme.

Here's how it works: when you buy a dozen of Krispy Kreme's original glazed donuts at participating stores on December 12th, they'll give you another dozen of the fluffy sugar rings for free, leaving you with a double dozen. All you have to do is display a video (below) of Krispy Kreme donuts running under a waterfall of glaze that actually serves as a functional barcode they can scan on your phone screen. Or, you can waste paper and print out a coupon. You know what to do.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and thinks that everything tastes better when it's free. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.