Here’s how you can get a DOZEN free donuts — you’ve just got to dress up like a pirate

Arrrrg, how’d ye like a dozen donuts for you and yer crew? Because the only thing better than sailing the high seas looking for treasure is doing it with a bunch of glazed donuts.

In honor of the upcoming National Talk Like a Pirate Day — a real holiday we will 100% be celebrating — Krispy Kreme is handing out free donuts if you throw in an “aaaarrrg” or two while ordering. If you actually dress up like a pirate, a dozen free donuts will be yours.

YUP. IT’S ALL TRUE. If you show dressed as a pirate to a Krispy Kreme on Friday, September 19th, you’ll get A DOZEN FREE DONUTS.


According to Krispy Kreme’s website, you have some freedom with what your costume will be (we’re assuming you’re going full costume — go big or go home, people), but they have some recommended accouterments:

  • — Eye Patch
  • — Pirate Hat
  • — Pirate Flag
  • — Bandana
  • — Peg Leg
  • — Parrot on Shoulder
  • — Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
  • — Knickers
  • — Leather belt
  • — Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
  • — Pirate Hook
  • — Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals


We’re pretty excited, we’re not even gonna lie. Don’t forget to take a picture of your costume and use Krispy Kreme’s prate hashtag, #TalkLikeaPirate, to really live this holiday UP. This is maybe going to be the BEST holiday ever.